Posts tagged "racism"

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton / August 28, 2015

Oof: Miley Cyrus Says Nicki Minaj Is “Not Too Kind,” Doesn’t Respect Her “Anger” Over VMA Snub

Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2015

Napa Wine Train Exec Apologizes: “We Were 100 Percent In The Wrong”

This is actually a classy, nice, very good apology. …

Megan Reynolds / August 26, 2015

The Fable Of Ethnic Loudness And How It Penetrates The White Space

Sadly, the experience several black women had on the Napa Valley Wine Train is not unusual — for Napa, or anywhere.

Carol H. Hood / August 25, 2015

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of the Napa Valley, after a white woman (pictured above) complained to train staff that the women’s laughter was annoying her. She also remarked, “This i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Donald Trump: Men Who Beat Up, Urinated On Homeless Latino Man Were Just “Passionate”

Trump says his supporters just want this country to be great again.

Robyn Pennacchia / August 20, 2015

An Open Letter To The Owners Of Certe Pizza, Makers Of The Racist “Pik-A-Nika” Pizza

The immense “success” of this offensive pizza and the subsequent support from mostly white customers allows for a rare glimpse into the pervasive nature of racism rampant throughout the “liberal” East Coast and even more specifically New York City.

Tiffanie Drayton / August 18, 2015

Listen Now: “Hell You Talmbout” Is A New American Protest Anthem

Stop what you’re doing. Press pause on whatever the hell is going on around you, and then press the play button above. Janelle Monáe and the entire roster of talent from her Wondaland Records label —  Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty and George 2.0 — have released the protest anthem the Black Live…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2015

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia / August 14, 2015

State Of Emergency Declared As Ferguson Protestors Are Arrested & A Young Man Is Critically Shot On Anniversary Of Mike Brown’s Death

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, and protesters across the country staged commemorative demonstrations emphasizing Black Lives Matter and calling for an end to state sanctioned violence against its citizens.
However, yesterday’s peaceful protest in Ferguson was disrupted when gunshots rang out near the city&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 10, 2015

Brooke Hogan Defends Hulk: “I’ve Been Told White People Smell Like Bologna!”

Ahh, Brooke Hogan is really going out of her way to show that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Hulk Hogan’s pop star wannabe daughter defended her dad’s use of the n-word in an exclusive interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” insisting that he isn’t racist because his best friends are Mr. T and Denni…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2015

Expert Calls Report On Sandra Bland’s Marijuana Levels “An Interesting Distraction”

When the results of Sandra Bland’s toxicology report were discussed last week — and then officially released on Monday —  Texas authorities made it a point to emphasize that “high” levels of marijuana were present in the deceased woman’s blood. Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam said that the report indicated Bland smoked a large amount…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2015

Cop Charged With Murder Of Sam DuBose After Body Cam Footage Contradicted Police Report

Earlier today, University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was charged with the murder of Sam DuBose, 43,  an unarmed Black man he shot in the head during a traffic stop. In the police report filed by one of the responding officers, Eric Weibel, Tensing claimed he was forced to discharge his weapon after DuBose attempted…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2015

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 28, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Racist Woman Goes On Unhinged Rant At The Beach

Awful woman responds to being splashed by kids at the beach with racial slurs. …

Robyn Pennacchia / July 28, 2015

The Soapbox: No, You Don’t Have To Be “Respectful” For Police Officers To Be Professional

Sandra Bland’s arrest and death has sparked outrage across the nation. Dash cam footage captured the enraged police officer, State Trooper Brian Encinia, threatening “I will light you up” while pointing a taser because the young woman refused to put out her cigarette or step out of her vehicle during a routine traffic stop. She wa…

Tiffanie Drayton / July 22, 2015
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