Hurricane Maria’s eye passed over Puerto Rico hours ago, but early reports and footage from the island indicate that the worst may be yet to come. The dangerous storm, which hit land as a Category 4, has left the entire island—nearly 3.5 million people—without electricity, according to a number of outlets.
More than $70 trillion in federal dollars are managed by registered asset-management firms in the United States, but less than one percent of them are handled by minority or women-owed firms (MWO), according to a new report released Wednesday by the United States Government Accountability Office.
Like many children, when I was growing up, I received my share of spankings. Although they were very sporadic, they were not the apex of punishment in my mother’s household. If I did something extremely
outrageous stupid (like the time she caught me and my cousin holding a Zippo lighter over a gas stove because the…
Of the various reactions to that black men are the whites of blacks thing I wrote and shit yesterday, the most entertaining negative comments have been those that include the word “moist.” I’ve been, in the last 24 hours, a “moist man,” a “moist-ass motherfucker” and a “moist feminist,” and someone said something…
Updated Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 2:52 p.m. EDT: Becca Brennan, the owner of Summerhill, plastered over the holes in the wall that caused a storm of controversy when she referred to them as “bullet holes” in a press release, according to Gothamist. The repairs happened late Tuesday night. At a town hall in July,…
The one, true president, Barack Obama, had a lot to get off his chest on Wednesday while speaking in New York: He tore into Republicans and their continued efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, and also addressed climate change and white supremacy, all in the same breath.
Everyone suffering from economic hardship deserves a hand. But it seems some get less sympathy than others.
Republicans are trying to repeal Obamacare again. At this point, the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act have passed the point of political failure and have become embarrassing. Republicans are like the creepy guy who keeps shooting his shot even though he keeps getting curved. The Republican Party…
A white and wealthy Ohio man was found guilty of accepting more than $8,300 in food stamps and other welfare benefits, including Medicaid, over a two-year period for his suburban family.
CoverGirl is definitely stepping up by having all sorts of women repping its brand. In addition to Queen Latifah, Sofia Vergara and, most recently, Issa Rae, Ayesha Curry, the wife and rib of Golden State Warrior Steph Curry, will now be a face of CoverGirl, too.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is a terrible person. He’s stolen elections, he’s bankrupted the country’s economy, he’s murdered citizens and his wife beats models with extension cords (???), and the world will be a better place when he’s dead. (Speaking of which, he’s 93 years old, but don’t allow that to give…
There are some things for which we don’t need confirmation. And when I say “we,” I mean black people. There are many things that we know, even though we don’t know know.
Anyone who thinks “clean-cut American kids” are somehow incapable of violent acts of racism hasn’t been paying attention. On Tuesday, Ithaca, N.Y., police said that a 19-year-old white Cornell University student, identified as John Greenwood, has been charged with misdemeanor assault on a black Cornell undergrad. The…
A Mississippi elementary school teacher is catching the heat after a racist Facebook post on her page saying that black people can “move back to Africa” if they don’t like the way the country is going.
Many never forgave Jigga (OK, I never forgave Jigga) for going ahead with his Barneys capsule collaboration in 2013, when it was clear that the retailer was racially targeting its young African-American customers.
io9 An Original X-Men Star Returns to Dark Phoenix, But as Whom? | Kotaku Fullmetal Alchemist Anime Director Criticizes The Live-Action Movie’s All-Japanese Cast | Jalopnik Here’s How The Newest Mazda Miata Really Compares To The Old One | The A.V. Club Jimmy Kimmel slams GOP senator for “lying to his face” about…
Editor’s note: Disclaimer: Some spoilers.
- Grand Jury Indicts Mystikal on Charges of Rape and Kidnapping
- This White-Privilege Exercise Has Some Conservative Students Big Mad
- Former Chicago Cop, on the Run for Almost 15 Years, Finally Arrested on Drug Charges
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Slated to ‘Rise’ Above Trump-Era Shenanigans