#FlagrantFreddy: White Man Calls Police After Hard Foul in Pickup Basketball Game

In what might be the most egregious display of Trump’s American punkishness, which includes calling the cops on people doing the most to live their best lives, cops in Virginia were actually called by a grown, white man after another player reportedly knocked him to the floor with an “aggressive screen.” The man who…

Chi-Town, Check Your Damn Blind Spots; I Have a Lifelong Nazi as GOP Congressional Nominee in My Backyard

There are many reasons why, when people ask me where I’m based, I say, “Entirely too close to Chicago.” Most of them have to do with hating the concrete jungle. I’m approximately the only black man so inspired by Steve Irwin that he wants to go running off to frozen volcanoes in Russia and jungles in Venezuela to…

Deandre Harris Is Now Wanted in Connection With the Same Attack at a White Supremacist Rally Where He Was Seriously Injured, Because America 

Deandre Harris, a 20-year-old black man who was viciously attacked by white supremacists at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally almost two months ago, is now a wanted man after a local magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with the same Aug. 12 incident that left him bloody and…

I Want To Take The Great American Roadtrip Through The Heartland, But I'm Scared Because I'm, You Know, Black

On the last day of fourth grade, when the final bell rang, we all came roaring out of the front door of the school as you do when you’re nine years old and it’s the last day of school. Out into the sunlight with that feel for freedom that you haven’t felt since your very first bill arrived in the mail. It was…

Princeton Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Cancels Public Appearances Amid Fox News-Fueled Death Threats

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton and a 2016 The Root 100 honoree, has been forced to cancel all public appearances as death threats continue to roll in in response to her May 20 commencement address at Hampshire…