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Singaporean Television Show Faces Backlash over Incredibly Racist Blackface Character

It is 2016, and there are places in the world that still think blackface is acceptable to put on television. Mediacorp, the Singapore national broadcaster, airs a web series called I Want To Be A...

Facebook Accused of Allowing Advertisers to Exclude Based on ‘Ethnic Affinities’

It was in the Jim Crow South where public and private entities were not only allowed to discriminate and exclude based on race, but it was often written into law and social etiquette. Despite such...

10,000 Online Archives to Confirm What Many Already Knew About Chicago Police’s History of...

During the summer of 1984, Philip Adkins heard a knock on his door early in the morning. It was the Chicago Police Department, and they were there to arrest him. In the hours that...

Survey Finds Young White People More Concerned About Global Terrorism While Black People Fret...

The Black Youth Project has released a survey which confirmed what Black people and other people of color have always known to be true with data-based facts: Black people care more immediately about issues of racism, while...

Preserving History: Birmingham Pushes to Have National Park Honoring Civil Rights Contributions

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for Congress and President Barack Obama to pass legislation that would approve the creation of a National Civil Rights Park in Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell...

Just Two Weeks Before Election, Trump Rolls Out ‘New Deal for Black America’

It is the countdown to Nov. 8, and the pandering is in full force for the presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton's campaign has sent her to North Carolina to try to secure the Black vote,...

First Black-Owned Comic Book Store Owner on East Coast Honored with Marvel Cover

Ariell Johnson, the owner of the first Black-owned comic book store on the East Coast, Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, started her tradition of comics and coffee long ago. She began buying her own comic books...

Rapper Trick Daddy Thinks Latina and White Women Will Make Black Women ‘Useless’

Rapper Trick Daddy has come under fire for a video he made yesterday that has since gone viral. Unfortunately for him, the viral nature of his video and his opinions therein sicced Black Twitter...

Study Finds Black Children Are Less Likely to Be Labeled Gifted by Teachers

In the educational system, children whose needs exceed that of their classroom teacher are known as exceptional. This could mean special needs children with mental, emotional, learning or behavior disorders, or children who learn...

One White, One Black, and Both Ex-Cons: Guess Which Was Denied Housing?

With documentaries and books that spell out the hopeless disaster that is mass incarceration in the United States, also come tales from those who study the phenomenon — and who have lived through it...

Mississippi High School Students Accost Black Student with Noose Around His Neck

A Black high school student in Wiggins, Mississippi has been the victim of what the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP demands be investigated as a federal hate crime. The victim, who is a member of...

Clinton and ‘Mothers of the Movement’ Team Up to Win Black Vote

At her most recent appearance in Durham, North Carolina, Hillary Clinton had some notable guests in her entourage. They refer to themselves as the “Mothers of the Movement,” all members of the same unfortunate...

An Atlanta Rapper Was Tired of Making it Rain at Strip Clubs and Decided...

Giving money to the poor and the underserved seems like something that would always be humane and just. Yet somehow, an Atlanta rapper named Ralo proved that to be untrue. Ralo posted a video to Instagram...

Petition Launched to Include Justice Thomas into African American Museum After Exclusion

A petition has been started on StandUnited.org for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who they believed was snubbed by the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture. There is no mention of...

History on Repeat: Trump Campaign Eerily Echoes Segregationist George Wallace

Many people have made connections between Donald Trump and Adolph Hitler over the course of the 2016 presidential election. However, there is another politician who Trump mirrors more closely, or rather, could potentially become:...

After Minnesota Man was Harassed by Plainclothes Cop While Walking, City Apologizes for Mistreatment

The mayor and City Council of a predominantly white city in Minnesota have publicly apologized for racism. Specifically, city officials of Edina, Minnesota were apologizing for a videotaped altercation between a white police officer and...

What Tavis Smiley Said When Asked If Slavery Could Return

“Mr. Smiley, do you believe that given the crisis state of our democracy, we black folk could ever find ourselves enslaved again?” Tavis Smiley recounts in a piece in Time Magazine about how he faltered...

Marvel Comic Artist Draws Criticism for Oversexualized, Whitewashed Teen Hero

Comic book fans rejoiced this summer when Marvel announced the Invincible Iron Man series, whose main character is a 15-year-old Black female genius named Riri Williams. The excitement surrounding the new series pointed to...

Ex-Cop Accused of Killing Walter Scott Wants Trial Moved Out of Charleston

The attorneys for former police officer Michael Slager have filed a motion to have the trial moved out of Charleston, South Carolina. According to The Charleston Post and Courier, the motion, filed Tuesday, Oct. 18,...

Condoleezza Rice Responds to Donald Trump Calling her a ‘B—-‘

It is part two of Condoleezza Rice versus Donald Trump. Self-described woman grabber Trump thinks Rice is a "bitch," according to footage from a speech he gave in 2006. Deadspin first resurfaced the New York...

Trump to Have President Obama’s Half-Brother at Final Debate

Tonight marks the final presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump before the general election next month. And as is traditional, each candidate will bring a surprise guest. In the...

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