Well, this is awkward.
By now you have probably heard the story of what happened to D’Arreion Toles—a black man living in St. Louis—Friday night when he returned home to the luxury apartment building he lives in.
A key feature of burglaries is that people typically try to remove items from a home, rather than move them in. This basic fact seemed to elude Tonganoxie Police, who handcuffed a 61-year-old black man on the front steps of his new home as he wrapped up an arduous day of moving in.
It may feel like it was three years ago that H&M got hemmed up for posting a racist photo of a young black child in a “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” sweatshirt, but in fact, it was just in January of this year—far too soon for the retail giant to get caught up in another anti-black mess.
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…
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.