As a very smart colleague of mine notes, “Not even imaginary black people can catch a break.” When under suspicion or in trouble, just use a tactic as old as Methuselah: Blame a black guy. Racism makes the explanation plausible, and even chief executives do it.
Felicia O’Dell, aka Auntie Fee, aka Chef Sista Girl, has died of a heart attack. She was 59 years old.
Even without a team, Colin Kaepernick continues to put these athletes to shame with his good deeds.
I hate when my favorite ignorant rappers remind me of just how ignorant they are. Like, I already know how trifling I am listening to your mindless, misogynistic, materialistic but incredibly enjoyable, bop-friendly music. The last thing I want to know is that you say trash things without a trap beat. I need this…
Unfortunately, Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., is a living embodiment of the vicious discrepancies of our criminal-justice system—both against black defendants and against women.
It’s been 51 days since the White House became orange. That means we have only roughly 1,400 days left in this presidency, with its penchant for frivolous executive orders, constant lies, maligning of the press and sharing way too many problematic tweets.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Chuck Berry, a giant in the history of rock ’n’ roll whose turbulent private life was marked by a rocky relationship with the legal system, died Saturday at the age of 90.
Donna Brazile, the veteran Democratic political strategist who parted ways with CNN last year amid WikiLeaks revelations appearing to show that she provided the Hillary Clinton campaign with questions she would be asked in a televised CNN town hall, flatly denied Saturday that she had done so.
Joni Sledge of the iconic disco group Sister Sledge died from natural causes. Her sister Kim Sledge, 59, spoke to the New York Daily News on Friday, her first interview since Joni passed away last week.
Some bigoted parents in Indiana prove that the rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the diseased tree. They tried to ruin what should have been a very special moment for five black and Latinx 9- and 10-year-olds after they won a citywide robotics championship in Indianapolis.
Nearly a month after the release of “shETHER,” Nicki Minaj has two of the most added songs on radio, while Remy Ma still tends to struggle with rapping on beat and finding a fan base who will support her beyond seven minutes.
“It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men,” advises Professor Hughes (played by Alfre Woodard), dropping a Frederick Douglass quotation on Zurich (Trevor Jackson), the protagonist of Netflix’s black frat drama Burning Sands. Set at a nameless HBCU where pledging is forced underground because hazing…
There have been rumors—OK, there was a tape—that our current president has a problem with women.
Police departments in more than a dozen states are already using a mouth-swab device to confirm the presence of marijuana or other drugs in impaired drivers, and with the legalization of marijuana, more departments are expected to make use of the device.
A New York City man was charged with murder Friday after authorities say he hijacked an ambulance and ran over and killed an emergency medical technician Thursday evening.
Updated Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:30 a.m. EDT: Donna Brazile, in an exclusive interview with Richard Prince, who pens the Journal-isms blog on The Root, flatly denies ever giving questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Fremont, Calif., police fatally shot a pregnant 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in a stolen vehicle linked to a series of robberies, authorities say.
Nobel laureate and poet Derek Walcott died early Friday morning at his St. Lucia home after battling a long illness. He was 87.
Updated Friday, March 17, 2017, 4:10 p.m. EDT: Well, it looks as if former North Charleston, S.C., cop Michael Slager and his defense team won’t get their way in trying to dust away a key piece of video evidence.