Posts tagged "racism"

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

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was released to the public. The video proved that the arresting officer, Brian Encinia, violated protocol, used excessive force and that Bland should have never bee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Was Hardly A “Model” Police Officer [UPDATED]

This post has been updated with the dash cam video of Bland’s arrest, as well as details from the press conference held this evening.

Tiffanie Drayton / July 21, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail cell. Her death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, but her family and friends dispute that and have requested their own independent autopsy be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Rachel Dolezal In Vanity Fair: “I’m Not African-American, But I Would Say I’m Black”

Dolezal breaks her self-imposed silence to Vanity Fair.

Megan Reynolds / July 20, 2015

Reddit Makes Cosmetic Changes, Keeps The Racism And Misogyny

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman explained in an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Thursday that the site will ban subreddits and content that “harasses, bullies, or abuses an individual or group of people (these behaviors intimidate others into silence)” but will provide an opt-in for NSFW content, as well as:
“Content that is difficult to define,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2015

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On Monday morning, she was found dead in her cell, with police claiming she committed suicide. Her family and friends call bullshit.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2015
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