Randall Woodfin believes any political revolution that takes off across the nation starts in cities like his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., where he is running as a progressive candidate for mayor. Sure, Donald Trump literally encouraged local police to abuse people in their custody, but the people with real power to…
Baltimore took quick action after showing its hand, removing Confederate statues across the city in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning, just one day after voting on the issue.
A former South Carolina state trooper will serve about five years in prison for shooting and injuring an unarmed black motorist during a 2014 traffic stop.
A Georgia judge was temporarily kicked off the bench after he compared anti-racist and anti-confederate protestors to ISIS in comments on Facebook over the weekend.
One of the most hilarious sketches on The Chappelle Show was the Making of the Band parody, that showed Chappelle imitating Sean Combs and aspiring reggae artist Dylan Dili.
Symbols of the Confederacy were the subject of two very different events over the last few days. In Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, white supremacists gathered to protest the removal of a Confederate statue from a public park, and their ‘protest’ turned into a bloody riot with one woman being killed and countless…
In a press conference during which Donald Trump shed any pretense of being anything other than a white supremacist demagogue deploying his power in the service of fascism, hate-mongering, and violence wrought from the desperate need whiteness has to preserve itself, he said this:
After the deplorable racist and violent incidents that happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., many have spoken out against the white supremacists involved and called for action to be taken. One state senator in North Carolina took it a step beyond by calling Black Lives Matter a “violent, racist movement”…
A black woman in Durham, N.C., was arrested Tuesday in connection with the toppling of a Confederate monument outside the Durham County courthouse Monday evening, and the Durham County Sheriff’s Office is executing search warrants, with more arrests expected to come.
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Van Jones is currently traveling across the country on his We Rise Tour and he wants people to rise up against hate. In partnership with Tidal, Jones is making stops across America, and Tuesday night, he’s heading to Nashville, Tenn., for which he’s renamed the tour, “We Rise Against Hate.”
On Saturday, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed after authorities say a white nationalist slammed his car into a group of protesters rallying to combat hate. It took the president some two days to come out against the group of people whose tiki-torched-laced march led to the death of Heyer and the injuries of…
The only difference between Heather Heyer and Deandre Harris is that Deandre Harris is alive. They were both in Charlottesville, Va., protesting against white supremacy. They were both victims of white supremacist terrorist attacks.
So, can I say something?
On Monday evening, protesters in Durham, North Carolina pulled down a Confederate monument that had stood in front of the old Durham County courthouse since its dedication on May 10, 1924. As one of the protesters climbed a ladder and put a rope around the sculpture, the rest chanted, “We are the revolution.” In an…
Some might say that Maxine Waters’ career in politics was a prophecy.
A few months ago, I reconnected with a dear friend who I hadn’t seen in quite some time. We met up for brunch, laughed about prior fights, squashed beefs and updated each other on our personal lives in between bites of truffle fries. In between convos about the escapades that happened during our distance, I mentioned…
Thank God for the stereotype of the violent black man, not because it’s accurate or because it’s deserved, but because there are people who believe that all black men are violent. As a result, those of us who can’t fight can rest, or coast, on the laurels of those of us who can.