Posts tagged "race"

President Obama Gets Candid About Race On WTF! With Marc Maron Podcast, Catches Flack For Using The N-Word

As you might expect, conservatives are being ridiculously and deliberately obtuse about Obama’s use of the n-word during the interview.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

Rachel Dolezal To Matt Lauer: “I identify as black.”

She also “has a huge issue with blackface.” What?

Megan Reynolds | June 16, 2015 - 10:28 am

Rachel Dolezal Quits As President Of The Spokane Chapter of the NAACP

Stepping down is the smartest move she’s done in a while. …

Megan Reynolds | June 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Rachel Dolezal, Spokane NAACP Leader, Is Apparently A White Woman Pretending To Be Black

Rachel Dolezal, respected civil rights leader and prominent NAACP member, Africana studies professor and proud “ethnic hair stylist”, is under fire after her parents produced her birth certificate Thursday that…

Megan Reynolds | June 12, 2015 - 11:30 am

The Soapbox: When Black Children Aren’t Welcome In White Spaces

Many a Black child has that moment when they learn that certain White spaces are off limits to them. That not only are such spaces unwelcoming, but they can possibly…

Tiffanie Drayton | June 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm

That’s Weird, Emma Stone Isn’t Asian: Why “Aloha” Is A Hot Mess

Hawaii has always been the cinematic setting for the age-old spiritual quest, one in which a confused white man takes to the white sand beaches and the birds of paradise…

Megan Reynolds | May 29, 2015 - 9:00 am

A New Bill In NYC Will Actually Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

I mean, it’s 2015. This is progress, but it’s also “progress.”…

Megan Reynolds | May 12, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray

Tiffanie Drayton | May 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Freddie Gray, Baltimore & Beyond: What To Read/Watch/Listen To Since TV News Is A Steaming Pile Of Hot Garbage

The mainstream media, and cable news especially, has long been a complete and utter hot mess, but the level of idiocy, godawful “reporting” and outrageous spin has hit new heights in its…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves.

Tiffanie Drayton | April 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

FYI: You’re Still White, Even If You Married Outside Your Race

I think there’s a better way to say this. …

Megan Reynolds | April 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm

“Fuck Your Breath”: Officer Caught On Tape Mocking Yet Another Black Man Fatally Shot By Police

On Friday, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department released video of a reserve deputy “accidentally” shooting unarmed Black man, Eric Harris, when he fled from police following an undercover sting operation…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 12, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Wanderlust: It’s Good To Be Home

When I stepped out of the airport in Trinidad and Tobago, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful, sprawling green mountains that have welcomed me back “home” every time…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson’s “cunt punt” email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today’s Lady News…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 25, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Deadline’s TV Editor Is Very Concerned Hollywood Is Casting Too Many Goddamn Ethnics

One of the small joys of my career shift from working in the entertainment industry to reporting on the entertainment industry is how often I get to point out the

Beejoli Shah | March 25, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Here Is Starbucks’ Employee Memo On How To Discuss Their #RaceTogether Campaign

Earlier this week, my digestive system and I learned the hard way that despite their idiotic new campaign to get baristas talking to customers about race, Starbucks employees didn’t really…

Beejoli Shah | March 19, 2015 - 6:15 pm

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking “Shall We Overcome?” as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign — an initiative to have baristas…

Beejoli Shah | March 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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