‘Genocide of Black People’: The Killing of Afro-Brazilians by Police Is an Injustice Marielle Franco Was Fighting to End

They walked 2.5 miles to the site of her assassination, all the while dancing, chanting and crying. On that hot and muggy night on April 14 in Rio de Janeiro, more than 3,000 people gathered at the center of Rio to demand police action in the murder of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco and to mark the…

Wait, Did Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Just Hint That a $1.6 Million Abortion Payout May Have Been for Trump and Not That GOP Donor?

Attorney Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is having quite a day. That’s because President Donald Trump already handed him a gift with his phone call Thursday to Fox & Friends when he noted that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen was working on his behalf when he paid Daniels $130,000.

Janelle Monáe Says Dirty Computer Is a Soundtrack for Carefree Black Women Who Are ‘Beautiful as Fuck’

I woke up this morning to headlines of Janelle Monáe coming out as a “queer black woman.” Sure, this is something many of us speculated and indulged over once we peeped the visuals for her new album, Dirty Computer, but to have the CEO, record label owner, CoverGirl, artist and actual black girl magician open up to…

Janelle Monáe Confirms She’s a ‘Queer Black Woman in America’

In the lead-up to her new album, Dirty Computer, which drops this Friday, Janelle Monáe has more than hinted at her sexual identity. “Make Me Feel”—which channels her mentor, Prince, and features a synth line written by him—references both Black Mirror’s “San Junipero” episode, a queer utopian fantasy in which two…

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