The Idaho judge who sentenced a former high school football player to just 300 hours of community service after he “more than likely” raped a developmentally disabled African American teammate, accuses the press (and public) for misrepresenting what happened, saying the case is not about “rape” or “sex” and that…
I have a complicated relationship with the Academy Awards.
Remember Trayvon? He would’ve been 22 by now. He more than likely would have graduated from high school and entered college by this date. If he studied hard, maybe he would have entered an Ivy League school, graduated from Harvard and entered the spaceflight-training program during his downtime between law school…
Tonight’s 89th annual Academy Awards will be very different from last year’s broadcast or even the year before. In 2015 and 2016, there were no black actors or actors of color nominated in any acting categories. One of the reasons activist April Reign was so successful in launching her #OscarsSoWhite movement in…
In a scene reminiscent of a French terror attack in Nice where a man killed 86 people by plowing his truck into a celebrating crowd, a man in New Orleans is in custody for driving his vehicle into revelers and injuring dozens on Saturday—five seriously.
“CNN and other news outlets were blocked on Friday from attending an off-camera White House press briefing that other reporters were hand-picked to attend, raising alarm among media organizations and First Amendment watchdogs,” Dylan Byers, Sara Murray and Kevin Liptak reported for CNNMoney.
Tom Perez, former Labor Secretary in the Obama Administration, has been elected the new Democratic National Committee Chair, beating out Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) for the top spot, the Washington Post reports.
The latest cast of characters for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars will include an Olympic gold medalist and a man known for wearing lots of gold.
A kindergartener from Washington State has the privilege of becoming 28 pioneering and accomplished black women for every day of Black History Month.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) introduced a bill in Congress this week that would restrict federal funding to agencies which fail to enforce police body camera and dash cam policies. The bill is named for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, whose 2014 killing by a Chicago police officer stunned the country and toppled Chicago’s…
Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is being retried on charges that he conspired to prevent the FBI from investigating abusive deputies in his jails among other charges.
The saying “whiteness gone white” rings all the more true every time a talented-beyond-measure black woman graces us with her presence and is criticized for it. And white women are continually leading this cause.
Amber, I think I owe you an apology.
Last November, a majority of white people in America voted for a bigot for president. If you voted for a man who campaigned on xenophobia, racism, sexism and other strains of bigotry, you either share his prejudices or you are complicit in them. The former makes you an audacious racist; the latter, a bystander, which…
The Pennsylvania judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s criminal case and trial for sexual assault gave the defense a small pre-trial victory Friday and made things a bit more difficult for the prosecution when he ruled that 12 of the 13 women the state planned to call as witnesses of the comedians past alleged sexual…
The eldest son of beloved boxer and American legend Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials for hours at a Florida airport earlier this month as he and his mother returned to the country from a speaking engagement abroad.
Immigration officers have been identifying themselves as “police” when searching for people living in the country illegally, and top elected officials in Los Angeles are urging federal authorities to bring that practice to a stop.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spoken out on her thoughts about Donald Trump before, and her distaste for him is no secret. In a recent interview with the BBC, the feisty justice intimated that she doesn’t think the country is in good hands, but she is hopeful for the future.
“I challenge you not to deny yourselves . . . we must survive because we love you.” Those were Aja Naomi King’s last words as she left the podium in a room filled in the glow of radiating love and #BlackGirlMagic also known as the 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.