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When Wyatt Cenac unveiled his new late-night show, Problem Areas, at HBO’s New York City headquarters in midtown Manhattan last week, he wore a knit cardigan. From the front, it looked like a regular-ass knit sweater, the sort of soft, thick clothing appropriate for this year’s excessively chilly spring. It wasn’t…
If you had to make a list of the top 10 people whose opinions on Martin Luther King Jr. you could have gone the rest of your life without hearing, I’m willing to bet that “NRA spokesman” might have made that list.
Minneapolis police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a community activist just outside his mother’s home.
Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for not standing up for her son, who both owned a gun and was a public school employee.
I’m rarely shocked by racism. It often angers me. But knowing you live in a world co-existing alongside such evil and hate is depressing. It’s never surprising, but it still hurts.
It’s been more than a year since Philando Castile was shot and killed in St. Anthony, Minn., mere seconds after being pulled over by then-Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Now Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, is finally reaching some sense of closure after reaching a settlement with the city of St. Anthony.
A fundraising campaign that was started to honor the memory of school-cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off school lunch debt for all students in the St. Paul, Minn., public school system for at least one year.
On Thursday they told us once again that what we saw with our very own eyes is not what happened. They switched the narrative, painted another black man as an aggressor who caused his own death, and even with video evidence that directly contradicts their narrative, no cops are being charged.
Philando Castile was known as a caring man at the St. Paul, Minn., school where he worked as a cafeteria supervisor. He cared so much for the children he served that he often paid for their lunches himself when they were unable to, and now, thanks to a local college professor, that generosity will continue through a…
Negress token black woman director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault was added as a last-minute addition to a Friday panel discussing police brutality at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.
In an 8-2 vote on Thursday, the Minnesota peace officer training board declined to name a police training fund after Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man shot and killed by police last year for ... driving while black.
It’s been some three-and-a-half weeks since a jury acquitted a St. Anthony, Minn., police officer in the death of permit-to-carry gun owner Philando Castile in a case that enraged the nation. But now that all the drama has unfolded and there is nothing else to be said or done, a National Rifle Association spokeswoman…
Just three weeks after he was acquitted of all charges connected to the shooting death of Philando Castile, St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez signed a separation agreement with the city Monday to leave the department in exchange for $48,500.
Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Philando Castile’s shooting death at the hands of St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton marked the occasion by recommending that the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Board be named after Castile.
White America has always shown a willingness and a boundless patience when it comes to paying for white supremacy. Not in the moral sense or the spiritual sense or the greater-good-for-mankind sense, but in the actual dollars-and-cents sense.
The city of St. Anthony, Minn., will avoid a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Philando Castile’s family in the wake of his 2016 shooting death by paying out nearly $3 million to his family.
A newly released video shows Diamond Reynolds’ young daughter’s concern for her mother’s life after St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez gunned down Philando Castile—Reynolds’ boyfriend—in front of the young child.
In Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, the character Baby Suggs has survived more than 60 years in slavery and has lost eight children. She preaches a sermon to a group of formerly enslaved people and beseeches her audience to love themselves—their hands, their backs, their hearts, their…