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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

Anthony Hill, Another Unarmed Black Man, Shot Dead By Police Near Atlanta

How many more?

Yesterday, a white, as-yet-unnamed police officer shot and killed 27-year-old Anthony Hill, a Black man who was seen naked and behaving erratically at his apartment…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

True Story: I Had An Altercation With A Black Man — And Luckily, Police Weren’t Involved

A video recorded by a citizen journalist, which captured footage of the LAPD shooting and killing an unarmed homeless Black man in broad daylight, has been circulating on…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 4, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

I’ve written before about “distancing myself From white people” to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 2, 2015 - 1:15 pm

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

Black History Month presents the opportunity to explore African-American history: A history marked by the struggle for a fair and equitable America that treats its citizens and residents with respect…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

With So Many Trans Women Murdered In 2015, How Are We Not Outraged?

At least six trans* women have been murdered this year. Why are we not outraged? [The Daily Beast]
Turkish men are protesting in skirts for women’s rights, in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 23, 2015 - 10:40 am

Richard Pryor’s Prescient Pre-Twitter Statements Regarding The Oscars

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.

In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I…

Katrin Higher | February 22, 2015 - 5:15 pm
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