High School Teacher Suspended After Bragging About Failing Students Who Refused to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance 

It’s never too late for your shitty ways to catch up with you, and a Uniondale (N.Y.) High School health teacher is learning that the hard way after being removed from the classroom after bragging on a Facebook post that he had failed two students more than a decade ago partially because they would not stand for the…

#FreeCyntoiaBrown: People Want Justice for Former Child Sex Slave Jailed in 2006 for Killing Man Who Exploited Her

In 2004 a then-16-year-old Cyntoia Brown, a child sex slave, was arrested for the murder of Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old man who was using her after he had picked her up at a Nashville, Tenn., Sonic fast-food restaurant. Brown’s story has been brought to the world’s attention via a documentary by filmmaker Dan Birman,…

How to Survive in America When You’re Black and Your Hometown Is Donald Trump’s Base

I grew up in Allen County, Ohio. I lived in the county seat of Lima and attended school in the village of Elida. The show Glee takes place in my hometown, and I have never watched a single episode of Glee, but I often use this fact to help orient people to where I grew up. I rarely visit my hometown outside of…

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10 Great Excuses for When You’re a Guest With Someone’s Family at Thanksgiving and They Offer Chitlins and You Don’t Want to Offend Them

I eat chitlins occasionally, but I know some of y’all bougie Negroes don’t. And I also know that some of y’all chitlin doubters will be with friends’ or your new partner’s family over the holidays for the first time. And there might be chitlins present. And you might be wondering what to say or do to get out of eating…

Cam Newton May Have Written an Inspirational Note on Instagram, but I Can’t Read It Because He Types the Way Lil Yachty Raps

I want to give Cam Newton the benefit of the doubt and assume that his Instagram post, which includes his college mug shot photo, is a treatise about the youth of today learning from their mistakes. I want to assume that the IG post is about the trials that LiAngelo Ball is facing from his reported shoplifting spree…