Whatever your thoughts of the gross dynamic that sees colleges make billions off of (mostly black) athletes when said athletes receive nary a dime, or are penalized for getting a nickel, is neither here nor there. Allegations of impropriety in college sports always seems to make some folks feel morally superior to…
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson may be a petulant ass-wipe, but he has still managed to stay rich, and even relevant.
Anyone not new to Kendrick Lamar knows that his seminal debut, Good Kid mA.A.d City, was so incredible because it vividly captured his complicated, heartbreaking, musical coming of age in Compton, Calif.
We are so often overwhelmed with complex issues and bad news that it is easy to forget the impact that a single individual can have on the world. Instead of highlighting the problems, sometimes it is necessary to find solutions for the problems around us, so we have created this handy guide that anyone can use as a…
Sexual harassment is apparently not the only thing toxic about Fox News’ culture.
Like other holdovers from the Obama administration, reps of Team Trump asked U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy to resign on Friday.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is echoing the thoughts and feelings of many by calling for an end to Facebook Live—at least temporarily.
Looks like those “California girls” (in this case elected officials) continue to tell it like it t-i-s.
Impossibly, the life and death of former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez is becoming ever more tragic.
Who can tell your family’s story? That’s one of the key issues the book and now HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises. It’s one that Henrietta Lacks’ son Lawrence and his son, Ron, have been asking for some time now.
Long before Mustafa Santiago Ali helped establish one of our nation’s most esteemed federal programs, he was a child raised in a Baptist and Pentecostal church. He was born in a family passionate about social justice and civil rights, and his faith laid the foundation for a life of giving back.
In the United States, race is the dominant factor when it comes to living in a toxic environment because black, brown and poor people are more likely to live in polluted communities with contaminated water, dirty air and toxic waste.
Comedian, writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele recently offered the hope that the success of his low-budget but high-profit film, Get Out, would convince Hollywood producers that “black voices … tell good stories like anyone else.”
Earlier this week, Florida state senator Frank Artiles made headlines after he referred to six Black colleagues as “niggers.” At the same time, reports emerged that a Black woman state attorney had received a noose in the mail at her office in Orlando, in response to her refusal to pursue the death penalty in state…
True-confession time: I’ve been an avid viewer of Girls since it was called Tiny Furniture. I mean, technically, Tiny Furniture was my first introduction to Lena Dunham, and though not exactly like Girls, it was close enough. Sure, the series lacked people of color and centered on a bunch of white millennials, but I…
If the police pull you over, it is your constitutional right to refuse to answer questions from the police, but does it violate the Constitution if they retaliate against you to punish you for refusing to answer their questions? That is the question at the center of case that went before the U.S. Court of Appeals for…
I don’t like to brag, but during the ’80s I was quite the break-dancer, so having The Get Down star Shameik Moore, who played Shaolin Fantastic, on the show this week was right in my wheelhouse.
Updated Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:09 p.m. EDT: After a report came out early Friday that Aaron Hernandez had left a suicide note in his cell addressed to a jailhouse lover, speculation as to whether or not Hernandez had a sexual secret began to circulate. Police sources are now confirming that Hernandez’s closeted…