NAN Convention Arrives Just as Civil Rights Progress Is Taking Its Biggest Hit in Decades  

Stevante Clark clung to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s neck as Sharpton delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Stevante’s brother, Stephon, who was gunned down by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18. At one point during the service, Stevante took the mic from California NAACP President Alice Huffman and asked the…

Jerry Rice Is Sorry, Y’all; He Didn’t Realize That All Lives Matter Wasn’t Our Fight

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice admits that he dropped the ball. As it turns out, Rice wasn't well-versed in social happenings surrounding police killings of unarmed African-American men, women and children when he spouted off, "All Lives Matter" in a recent tweet. But after being dragged on Twitter for his…

Baseball Player Tweets Racist Message, Then Pulls Apology Out of the 'I'm Not a Racist' Handbook: Examined

Updated Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, 2:42 p.m. EDT: The Seattle Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger for the remainder of the 2016 season without pay. Clevenger spent Thursday tweeting out vile messages about Keith Lamont Scott, who was gunned down by Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., police, and those who have been…

1 Year Later: BLM Protester Who Interrupted Bernie Sanders’ Rally Discusses the Moment and the Movement

It’s been a year since Mara Willaford and I jumped up onstage with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in what would become one of the most controversial Black Lives Matter actions to date. Filled with naivete about the impact we would make and conviction around the urgency of the fight for black lives, we did the…

A$AP Rocky Is Right; He Should Stick to Fashion and Drugs. Police Brutality and Racism Are Not His Forte

Like many celebrities who wrongly employ the phrase as a means of evading responsibility for their actions, A$AP Rocky doesn’t seem to know exactly what “taken out of context” means. There are not many ways to interpret, “What the f—k am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political…