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Charges Dismissed Against Chicago Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd In The Head

A judge has dismissed the manslaughter charge against the Chicago officer who killed an unarmed Black woman, saying that there is “no evidence of reckless conduct.” Back in 2012, Officer…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 20, 2015 - 5:15 pm

School Official Says Latino Kids Don’t Need Air Conditioning, Are Used To The Heat

Meet Denise Elsken! She’s a member of the Martinez Unified School District, which on March 30th voted to install air conditioning at the predominantly white John Swett Elementary over the…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

I’ve realized that there’s a rather marked difference in being proud of your culture, and having ownership over it. Both are important and necessary, but for 20-some odd years,

Beejoli Shah | April 16, 2015 - 2:00 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

This Indiegogo Campaign Wants To Rent A Billboard … That Calls Out Indiegogo For Supporting Racist Cops

In the days since video emerged of South Carolina police offer Michael Slager shooting an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, eight times in the back, racial tensions have been yet…

Beejoli Shah | April 10, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Just Look At This Asshole: Ex-Ferguson Court Clerk Says Being Fired For Racist Emails Like “Being Raped”

Pro-tip: if you ever feel inclined to compare something, anything, to being raped — DON’T.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 9, 2015 - 12:40 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

South Carolina Police Officer Charged In The Shooting Death Of Walter Scott, An Unarmed Black Man

White police officer Michael T. Slager of North Charleston, South Carolina. was charged with murder yesterday after shooting an unarmed Black man to death on Saturday. Devastating video footage shows 50-year-old…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2015 - 10:11 am

Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Media Awards Speech Was Amazing

Kerry Washington won the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend, and when she took the mic to give thanks, she delivered far more than your average…

Claire Hannum | March 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Belgian Foreign Minister One Of Many To Particpate In Parade Of White Dudes In Blackface

Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders was gleefully posting pics of himself in blackface on his blog earlier this week to honor this “traditional” Belgian parade dating back to 1876, you…

Katrin Higher | March 21, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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