‘Straight-Up Racist’: Boston State Rep Calls Out Democratic Party’s Institutional Problems

A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

Meet Latroya Pina: Howard University's Star Swimmer Will Represent Cape Verde at the 2020 Olympics

Latroya Pina has yet to graduate college, but she’s already accomplished one major historic first. In August, she was chosen to compete on Cape Verde’s first Olympic national team, alongside her two younger siblings, in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Considering that the small African island nation is sending only four…

Mass. Cop After Car Plowed Into Counterprotesters at White Supremacist Rally: ‘Hahahaha Love This’

The Springfield, Mass., Police Department has launched an investigation into an officer who wrote “Hahahaha love this” in response to a story about a man plowing his car through a crowd of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., leaving one woman dead and a number of people injured.

Mass. Charter School Students Sent to Detention, Banned From Prom Because They Wear Braids 

Why black hair in school environments is still an issue in this, the year of our Lord 2017, is beyond me. But here we are, yet again. This time, in an apparent sudden enforcement of the “rules,” black students at a charter school in Malden, Mass., have been subject to punishment over braids (yes, the same hairstyle…

Springfield, Mass., Internal-Affairs Report Reveals Missing Video, Contradictory Testimony by Officers in Alleged Police Beating

An internal-affairs investigation into an alleged fight outside a bar in Springfield, Mass., involving off-duty Springfield police officers, resident Paul Cumby and three other men has brought to light new information, including missing video footage, contradictory testimony by officers and the fact that patrolmen…