A Man Called Police on a Black Candidate and her Family Campaigning in a White Neighborhood, Suspected Them of Buying Drugs

Getting out the vote means knocking on doors. And that’s what Sheila Stubbs, a 12-year veteran on the Dane County, Wisconsin, Board of Supervisors was doing on August 7. Stubbs, a candidate for State Assembly, representing Wisconsin’s 77th district, was canvassing the neighborhood in anticipation of the Democratic…

‘Because He’s Black’: New Mexico Store Clerk Calls Police on College Student Buying Snacks

Are you as tired of hearing these stories as we are? Do you understand how horrible it is that black people can’t even mind their own business and buy snacks in peace without people weaponizing the police against them? At what point are these phone calls going to be declared a crime? At what point will the callers be…

'All I Did Was Be Black': Smith College Employee Calls Cops on Black Student Just Trying to Eat Her Damn Food

Oumou Kanoute was just trying to catch a break—a lunch break to be precise. A rising sophomore at Smith College, Kanoute has been working on the campus this summer as a residential adviser and teaching assistant. On Tuesday, Kanoute was in a campus common room of the women’s college quietly reading and eating her…

#OwningABusinessWhileBlack: San Francisco Man Gets Accused of Breaking into His Own Shop

It was the kind of shop that fits right into the San Francisco landscape: Gourmonade, a small, high-end lemonade shop which recently opened in San Francisco’s Mission District. But the shop’s black owner, Vicktor Stevenson, says he’s been dogged by racist acts against him and the shop even before he opened. The worst…