Emmett Till would have turned 76 today, July 25, had a white woman not lied on him.
Sgt. Preston Jowers has seen a lot of things. At 102 years old, Jowers is the oldest living member of the first all-black aviation unit, the iconic Tuskegee Airmen. But one thing Jowers did not anticipate continuing to see is the racial discrimination that he and his fellow servicemen faced still continuing to be a…
On the late afternoon of November 20, 2012, just a few weeks shy of her 20th birthday, Sage Smith stepped out of the neon pink-walled apartment in Charlottesville, Virginia, she shared with two friends. After a tough and tumbling childhood, things finally seemed to be falling into place: She had moved out of her…
An Atlanta waitress was shocked and upset after she said a man drew a swastika on a menu and handed it back to her while she was working. The waitress in question, Shelley Sidney, said that it was the most hateful thing that has ever been done to her.
I first met Issa Rae in 2011 shortly after her web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, wrapped its first irreverent season. Though we’d never met, we laughed like old friends about everything from dating in L.A. to Idris Elba’s unstoppable swag. At the time, I didn’t know Rae was on the verge of stardom—I…
A mayoral race in St. Petersburg, Fla., took quite an interesting turn Tuesday when one of the candidates, Paul Congemi, snapped at another mayoral candidate and his supporters, telling them to “Go back to Africa” and saying that reparations came in the form of Barack Obama.
“So I hear you’re leaving the truth?”
The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is warning mosques across the state and the nation to be on high alert since a local mosque started to be targeted with several racially charged phone threats a few weeks ago.
A Chicago water-department supervisor has put his full racist colors on display after using his city email account to make fun of the city’s deadly Fourth of July violence by offering “Chicago Safari” tours, according to reports.
The Tulsa, Okla., police officer who shot and killed unarmed black motorist Terence Crutcher but was later acquitted in his shooting death announced on Friday that she will resign from the Tulsa Police Department.
A Florida school district is promising to “take appropriate” action after an elementary school teacher was accused of calling black students “rats” and claiming that they could “infest the class,” adding that “that’s why their race is either dead or in jail.”
A Memphis, Tenn., woman is still in shock after she says her doctor greeted her by calling her an insulting, racially charged name during a visit on July 11.
Skin color both unites and divides us. Whether you live in India, East Africa or Japan, the color of your skin shapes your identity and opportunities. The Color Complex is a narrative series that explores how people of color around the world struggle for visibility and learn to navigate the prejudices and social…
To read John Ridley’s original run on the DC/WildStorm comic book series The American Way is to look at America’s legacy of anti-black racism in a way that’s divorced from time.
A white woman and her black boyfriend were targeted by two
idiots Brooklyn, N.Y., men who are accused of shouting racial slurs and threatening to “lynch” the boyfriend before viciously beating him, according to court papers.
An Ormond Beach, Fla., 18-year-old was arrested earlier this week after pulling a shotgun on an older woman on a local road while shouting racist taunts at her, the Daytona Beach, Fla., Police Department confirmed.
A black deliveryman who was given a noose by a New York City butcher is claiming that the incident had such an impact on him that he is too shaken to go back to work.
A Boston police officer will be suspended for six months without pay after making a racially charged video that featured the tagline, “This summer, black people have met their match,” police officials confirmed Thursday.
Andre Ferro, a Rhode Island firefighter, has been fired for making racist remarks to an elderly black woman after responding to a medical call.
Growing up as a kid who loved comic books, I spent many an afternoon running around the park pretending to be a superhero fighting all manners of evil. Fun as it was, the process of picking out which superhero I wanted to be always stressed me out for one particular reason that still bothers me to this day.