A member of the Florida State University system Board of Governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.
Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to the CBC to meet with him, and outlining the many reasons the group as a whole is saying no.
Ruth Simmons, who retired as president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.
In Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, the character Baby Suggs has survived more than 60 years in slavery and has lost eight children. She preaches a sermon to a group of formerly enslaved people and beseeches her audience to love themselves—their hands, their backs, their hearts, their…
Because Betsy DeVos is a mediocre white woman who spends her time spending her wealthy husband’s money—in fact, the DeVos family has donated millions to the Republican Party—she was gifted the job of education secretary. In this position, she has excelled in moving the nation toward for-profit schooling.
Forty years ago, Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of Mobb Deep, who died Tuesday at age 42, would likely never have had a music career.
Fired Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith.
In case you haven’t heard, there is a Southern University sex-tape scandal that is making the rounds on social media. Well, the actual footage isn’t making the rounds, but news of the footage is definitely blazing the Internet.
Jasmyn Lawson is probably ghostwriting your favorite GIFs. No, really.
Officials in Ohio have recommended a 24-hour suspension for a Columbus police officer who was caught on video stomping on a handcuffed man’s head, because that seemed totally reasonable to them.
Fifty-three years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were murdered in Mississippi, where they had gathered to register black voters as part of Freedom Summer. Their murders, and the brutal treatment of voting rights marchers in Selma, Ala., less than a year later, galvanized support for the…
In 2000, Robert Smith took a risk to start his own company, called Vista Equity Partners. His colleagues thought he was crazy to leave his position at the highly reputable and successful Goldman Sachs. But Smith did it anyway, and now his company is worth $30 billion. Smith himself is worth about $2.5 billion,…
Last year, Ari Nagel made news when the New York Post profiled him on Father’s Day about his free sperm and the numerous women who have gotten pregnant thanks to his generosity.
Kawhi Leonard was probably born with braids. He’s had them ever since anyone can remember. He had them when they were fashionable, and then he kept them even when they weren’t.
A viral video of a woman at a Canadian clinic demanding to see a white doctor has the internet buzzing about her demands. While many are shocked by the woman’s insistence that she will allow only a white doctor to treat her son, there is one group of people who are not shocked by the video, or by the woman’s brazen…
A Washington, D.C., memorial constructed for a Muslim teen who was killed near her mosque in Virginia was set on fire in Dupont Circle Wednesday, fire officials confirmed.
U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) is proof that in the age of Donald Trump, Republicans will say anything, and by “anything” I literally mean anything, and only if you are called on it do you have to walk it back.
A new study from Stanford University has shone a light on how different police officers from state to state treat drivers of different racial backgrounds.