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Tommy Sotomayor

MAGA Hat-Wearing YouTuber Reports Hooters Waitress to Management for Asking If He Supports Trump

YouTube provocateur Tommy Sotomayor is at it again, this time publicly shaming a Hooters waitress who asked if he was a supporter of President Donald Trump. In a video posted to YouTube last week, Sotomayor...
Opera Nightclub Sexual Assault

Police Confirm They’re In Contact With Man Accused of Raping Woman Inside Atlanta Nightclub;...

Atlanta police are investigating online video of what appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted on the dance floor at the Opera nightclub on Saturday. In a police report obtained by Atlanta Black Star,...
Mark Bartlett

Miami Man Who Pulled a Gun on Black Protesters Could Face Hate Crime Charges...

The case of a Miami man seen on video yelling racial slurs after pulling a gun on a group of Black teenage protesters is now being investigated as a hate crime, Miami's top prosecutor...
Doncorrian Spates

Attorneys for Black Iowa Teen Convicted of Murder Demand New Trial After Jurors’ Racist...

The attorneys for a teen convicted of murder in a 2016 drive-by shooting in the eastern Iowa city of Waterloo say their client deserves a new trial after a pair of jurors allegedly made racist...
Jemel Roberson

Police Finally Identify White Illinois Cop Who Fatally Shot Black Security Guard After Mistaking...

The Illinois police officer accused of shooting and killing a Black security guard in a case of mistaken identity was specifically trained to respond to active shooter situations, a federal court filing revealed. The filing...
Josiah Sharpe

UK School Doubles Down on Policy Revoking Playtime Privileges from 5-Year-Old Black Boy Over...

A British mother has accused her son's school of being "culturally biased" after the 5-year-old was banned from recess over his "extreme skin fade" haircut. Leaders at the Summerhill Primary Academy in Tipton, England, said...
Wheels Up Guns Down

Black Miami Teens Protesting a Housing Development Project Enrages White Woman and Her Boyfriend...

What was supposed to be an event promoting peace during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was roiled by dozens of arrests and a racially charged gun confrontation caught on video. On Monday, Miami-Dade police...
Mike Pence

Historian Slams Mike Pence for Having the Gall to Compare Trump to MLK Jr:...

Princeton historian Julian Zelizer ripped into Vice President Mike Pence on Monday for favorably comparing Donald Trump to the late civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., calling it a "perversion" of King's legacy...
Elijah Preccieley

11-Year-Old Black Prodigy Studying Physics Is ‘Very Excited’ to Start Classes at HBCU

The 11-year-old prodigy accepted into Southern University, an historically black university, on a full-ride scholarship last year just started his full semester of classes at the Louisiana college, and he couldn't be more thrilled. Although much...
Day care worker Yanks Child's Hair

Police Seek Assault Charges Against Texas Day Care Worker Caught on Video Pulling Child’s...

Investigators in Lubbock, Texas, are seeking assault charges against a woman seen on video yanking a child's hair inside a local day care center. In a statement, the Lubbock Police Department said it's referring the...
Martin Luther King

Here We Go Again: St. Louis Newscaster Drops Slur in Pronouncing MLK’s Name, Apologizes...

For the second time in just two weeks, a local TV reporter is apologizing after using a racial slur while speaking about the late Martin Luther King Jr. Kevin Steincross of KTVI (Fox2 Now) in...
Books & Books

‘Disgusting Wording’: Bookstore Pulls Miami Travel Guide from Shelves After It Describes Historic Black...

A travel guide's description of Miami's historic Coconut Grove neighborhood as a "blighted" area of the city overrun with "crime, drugs and deprivation" has led one local bookstore to pull the guides from its...
Vanessa Danelle

Black Fashion Student Has Epic Response After Being Accused of ‘Fetishizing Asian Women’ With...

A Black fashion student is under fire for her "Chinoiserie" swimwear line that critics say "fetishizes" Asian women. NYC-based fashion brand Palais Du Dèsir posted an Instagram video Saturday promoting its new reversible Chinoiserie bikini, which...
Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson Tries and Fails to Make His Case for Why White People Are...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson used a segment of his Wednesday night show to rattle off examples of what he thought racism looked like, taking aim at the likes of Buzzfeed News, affirmative action...
Zandrea Askew

‘Please! What Are You Doing?’: Black Marine Vet Files Lawsuit After Being Forcibly Strip-Searched...

A new lawsuit accuses the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office in Illinois of forcibly strip- searching a former Marine, then leaving her naked in a jail cell for 12 hours with nothing but a blanket. Video...
Rep. Bobby Rush

Black Lawmaker Stands Alone To Vote Against Steve King Resolution, Says It ‘Didn’t Go...

The lone member of the House of Representatives who, out of 425 lawmakers, voted against a resolution condemning white supremacy following racist remarks by Iowa Congressman Steve King said the resolution fell "far short"...
Jenni White

White Oklahoma Woman Says She Raised Her Adopted African Daughters To Be ‘Americans’ —...

A white Oklahoma woman drew the ire of social media critics this week after penning an essay explaining her decision to raise her two adopted African daughters as Americans — not "African-Americans" or "Black...
Day care worker Yanks Child's Hair

Texas Day Care Remains Open After Shocking Video Surfaces of Employee Yanking Black Child...

Police in Lubbock, Texas, say an investigation is underway into a viral video of a day care worker repeatedly yanking a child's hair as a fellow employee looks on, laughing. According to local station KAMC...
MLK Day

Mississippi Government Says It’ll Be Closed on MLK Day in Celebration of ‘Robert E....

The Mississippi government is getting backlash for a now-deleted tweet concerning the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Revenue tweeted that it would be closed in honor of MLK...
Don Lemon

Don Lemon Says What Many Are Thinking About Government Employees Being ‘Summoned’ to Work...

CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday argued that the federal government is treating its workers like "slaves" by forcing them to work without pay during the partial government shutdown. The shutdown, which started Dec. 22, dragged...
Black Player's Hair

Virginia Ref Singles Out Black Player During Game, Tells Mom She ‘Has to Do...

A youth basketball referee in Chesapeake, Va., has been barred from officiating future games after making negative comments about a Black player's hairstyle. Erica Guerrier, who coaches her daughter's basketball team, said the unnamed referee singled...

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