What’s the fun of celebrating HBCUs if we don’t have a little head-to-head action regarding who has the best homecoming, football team and more? No fun is what.
Today was one of those “Barely get dressed” kind of days. Today was one of those “You gotta get out of the house” kind of days. Today was one of those “You can’t let the world drain you” kind of days. Today was a “Leggings off the floor, relatively clean T-shirt and closest sneakers” kinda day.
In 2009 a family friend I hadn’t seen since I was a kid came into Chicago for a work conference and took me out for drinks. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the conversation of a woman who was a little under twice my age at the time, but certainly not what I received: an oftentimes graphic recounting of her sexual…
After the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016, Frank Ocean penned an open-hearted Tumblr post about the challenges faced by LGBTQ people around the world. Most notably, Ocean recalled the first time he ever heard a common homophobic slur—from his own father in a diner:
Rep. Frederica Wilson’s office says that the Democratic lawmaker received multiple threatening calls Wednesday following a public spat with Donald Trump. Wilson (D-Fla.) had publicly shamed the president for comments he made on a phone call to Myeshia Johnson, the wife of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in…
He uses the hashtag #ProtestSeason like it’s a period set aside for hunting demonstrators as if they were deer. The Riverfront Times calls him the “police department’s protest hammer.” He tagged a picture of himself on a Facebook post for his side business with #RiotKing—a protester-given nickname that describes his…
Local police are investigating a photo that shows four teenagers, believed to be students at Coatesville High School, posing behind pumpkins carved with racist symbols.
In which we look back at simpler times.
Cellphone video taken by other students shows a school bus driver pinning a young student against the windows of a bus as his schoolmates watch on in horror and scream for the driver to stop.
This is probably one of the most poetically beautiful things I’ve seen in recent days. A public school in Mississippi named after the first and only president of the
losers Confederacy will be renamed to honor the first black president of the United States.
When a U.S. Army sergeant was killed recently, Donald Trump reportedly made a personal phone call to his grieving father, offered him $25,000 and told him that his staff would start an online fundraiser for the family. The father is now saying that neither the money nor the fundraiser ever came through.
Let me start this by saying I don’t watch Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The Atlanta and New York shows are the only ones I’ve been into, and I’m at least a season behind on each of those. I only know about the people on the Hollywood show because I see tweets about them every week, so Hazel-E is a mystery to me.
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When you hear of careers in computer science and coding, you may immediately think of stereotypically boring nerds in short-sleeved button-ups and pocket protectors staring at lines of binary scrolling across a screen. But what if code could create a holographic dress or a purse that lights up in different colors…
For nearly a decade, there hasn’t been more than a vestige of a black society in the official world of Dungeons & Dragons. There have been black people, but no black civilizations except for a relatively small group of survivors of a catastrophe and locals living under colonists’ control. Back in 2008, D&D’s…
Pennsylvania police are searching for Donald Jenkins Jr. after he reportedly walked in on his daughter and her boyfriend at a Motel 6 on Sunday and shot the boyfriend in the groin. The 40-year-old Jenkins then took off in his car.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is known for many fabulous talents, but acting isn’t exactly one of them. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop director Bill Condon from trying to cast the cultural icon in his live-action Beauty and the Beast film. Spoiler: Beyoncé said no.
On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Blac Chyna filed a lawsuit against the entire Kardashian clan for battery and for cancelling her reality tv show, Rob and Chyna, in which she starred with her then-partner, Rob Kardashian.
I’m out of shape. It’s a reality. I just recently started working back out again because stairs were looking like obstacles I could not surmount without sounding like Lord Vader when I was through.
Editor’s note: This first appeared on VSB on Oct. 21, 2016.