White Boycotts Don’t Work: How Nike Secured the Bag By Supporting Colin Kaepernick

As people more concerned with respecting inanimate objects and 200-year-old songs than the actual lives of black people continue to express their discontent with Nike’s support of Colin Kaepernick by setting their shoes on fire, everyone wondered how the boycott against Nike would affect the company’s bottom line.

Family, Mourners Remember the Life of Botham Shem Jean, Killed in His Own Home by a Dallas Cop

As the circumstances surrounding Botham Shem Jean’s shooting death remain cloudy, mourners gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Caribbean native who was gunned down in his own home by a uniformed Dallas police officer on Thursday night. The cop, who remains unidentified, was off-duty at the time of the…

Catfight in Couture?!? Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Make a Mess of the Harper's Bazaar 'ICONS' Party [Updated]

Updated: 9/8/18, 2:12 p.m. EDT: A insider from the Harper’s Bazaar party told Marie Claire that the altercation was sparked when Nicki (whom, according to Cosmopolitan, was taking a photo with Kelly Rowland and La La Anthony), deliberately stepped on the train of Cardi’s dress, ripping it. Cardi then purportedly…

Sarah Sanders’s Misguided Call to Action Has the Opposite Effect

I would like to first give a shoutout to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s unwavering support of Donald Trump. If there was anyone who epitomizes what Tammy Wynette meant when she sang “Stand By Your Man,” Sanders is it. Nothing this president has done is indefensible in her book. She is more “ride or die” than anyone I have…

#StephonClark: Family Files $35 Million Wrongful Death Claim With City of Sacramento

It has been nearly six months since two Sacramento police officers shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark as he stood in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. The SPD’s internal investigation of the shooting is still ongoing, as is the investigation being led by the California State Attorney General. Both…

WTF Do I Wear On a Day Date? 

Ah, day dates. The safety zone of romantic plans, where chemistry goes to die. Just kidding! Day dates are fine! But, if you ask us, they’re not as easy to dress for as an after-dark rendezvous. You want to nail a look that says, “I put in effort” and “I realize it’s 3 p.m. on a Saturday” at the same time. Like you…

Stranger Danger: Random White Woman Narrowly Avoids Catching Hands After Touching Black Woman’s Hair

Here’s the problem with growing up in a world that tells you you’re entitled to everything (even owning and colonizing people at various points in history): If you don’t know (or learn) better, you’re inevitably bound to touch something—or someone—that doesn’t belong to you.