A 17-year-old teen from Florida City, Fla., is facing a manslaughter charge after he accidentally shot and killed his younger sister on his birthday Tuesday night, police said.
This is one of those stories that makes you roll your eyes, look at the person involved, and in your best Bill Duke voice, tell them they effed up and need their ass whooped. A Southern California man who left his 9-month-old daughter in a parked car while he went inside a strip club to get lap dances was sentenced to…
Melton Bennett is a resident of Cumming, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. As a white man living in the metropolitan Atlanta area, Melton had some thoughts to share on the topic of race—specifically the ones he had as he rode the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, train from his mostly white neighborhood…
“We’re all storytellers,” Yvette Lee Bowser said to me during our chat after I asked her how she battles creative blockages. She went on: “Writer’s block only exists when trying to figure out specifically how you’re going to tell the story. I never feel a dearth of stories to tell or characters of whom to tell those…
When Barack Obama boxed up the Lawry’s seasoned salt and packed the Texas Pete (because—as we all know—only poseurs use Frank’s Red Hot), black America figured it was finally over. We believed the only upside to the title of “former president” was that he wouldn’t have to endure the inane outrage that some people…
Dr. David Dao has reached a settlement with United Airlines for the injuries caused when he was brutally dragged off his flight after being involuntarily bumped.
Issa Beyoncé meme! Beyoncé casually posted an Instagram photo Wednesday, and of course it instantly became a meme. What is she ordering? Was she complaining about the check? Are the twins about to arrive? The internet had questions.
It’s no secret that black women are caught in the crosshairs of violence—not just when encountering the police but also in our own communities and homes. But how often do we really talk about it?
In the running conversation about voter-identification laws, roll purging and the efforts to decrease minorities’ access to the ballot box, the ongoing dialogue often omits the No. 1 form of voter suppression: time.
SheaMoisture had a serious mea culpa this week after it released an ad campaign featuring women talking about learning to love their natural hair—except none of those women were black.
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security launched a new hotline to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” The resulting “fuck you!” from average Americans was swift and hilarious.
I’m sure there comes a time in an actor’s life when he has a role he regrets. For example, I’m sure John Travolta regrets Face Off. And Jamie Foxx regrets the black version of Taken. I fully understand the concept of “a check is a check.” But in the case of Joseph Fiennes and a role we’ll never get to see, he still…
I’m almost at the point where I want to unplug my computer and walk away from everything, because now they’re offering lease terms and finance rates on sneakers.
Ebony has responded to the growing criticism that it doesn’t pay the mostly black freelance writers whose works actually make the magazine. On Wednesday, Jagger Blaec penned an article for The Root that followed up on a piece she’d written for The Establishment.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is chairman of the House oversight committee, and his foot looks like something out of a Terminator movie. I don’t trust shaky Chaffetz as far as I can throw him, so who even knows if the photo he posted to Facebook on Wednesday is even his foot, but if it is, his foot is a mess.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual power play, the National Action Network Convention in New York City, is back, and, as promised, the slate of high-powered speakers have brought the pain to “Trump’s front door.”
Several faculty members at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas thought it would be fun to dress up like “rappers” and name themselves “Notorious S.O.P.,” which refers to the seminary’s School of Preaching.