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…
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…
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…
Don’t look now, but #PoolPatrolPaul appears to have a Canadian cousin out here doing his mayonnaise lord’s work.
For many kids and their families, summer jobs are a rite of passage: a way of imparting lessons about responsibility and hard work, and finally having a response to the age-old parental question, “you have McDonald’s money?”
Maybe, sometime soon, people will stop calling the cops on black folks for every single damn thing if the proper repercussions are had.
A black doctor coming home from a late-night shift was greeted by the ugly face of racism after a white man used his SUV to block her from entering the gated community where she has lived for about eight years.
A member of Delta Sigma Theta—a black sorority—is accusing a Bahama Breeze restaurant in Orange Village, Ohio, of racial profiling after the manager called police on Tuesday toward the end of a sorority gathering.
Is there anywhere black people can go where they won’t be harassed? Wakanda doesn’t count because technically it’s fictional.
A black actor believes that his arrest and subsequent hourslong detainment were a result of racial profiling after cops mistook him for a burglary suspect.
Donald Trump’s America continues to be grimy as usual, especially to those perceived to be immigrants, and this time, a Montana border agent has acknowledged on camera that he only stopped and questioned two women at a local gas station because he overheard them speaking Spanish to each other.
Another day, another shakedown just for being black.
Last month, Timmonsville, S.C., NAACP President the Rev. Jerrod Moultrie slammed local police in a Facebook post, claiming to have been racially profiled during a routine traffic stop.
After someone called the police, seven cop cars rolled up on a group of black filmmakers, including the granddaughter of Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast.
There are some things that make you feel so icky that they’re impossible to explain.
A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai Grundy wrote that (paraphrasing) one of the byproducts of the criminalization of blackness is that white people are often able to elude suspicion by virtue of their…
In 2014 a Starbucks employee in Milwaukee made a phone call to police that resulted in the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton. Hamilton, 31, was sleeping outside near the Starbucks when the employee called law enforcement. After what an officer said became a physical confrontation, he fired 14 shots at Hamilton,…
Remember Starbucks’ “Race Together” idea a few years back? The since-destroyed concept was that baristas at the high-priced coffee chain were to openly engage customers on race relations in the United States.
The manager of an IHOP in Auburn, Maine, is making it clear that no one should or will ever have to pay up front for a meal at the establishment after an incident of racial profiling over the weekend.
As if the police weren’t scary enough.