The door of sexual harassment allegations against FOX News pundit Bill O’Reilly has opened and it may not close for a while. The latest accusations of improper behavior comes from a former Black clerical worker at FOX News whose attorney, Lisa Bloom, talked to The Hollywood Reporter.
Prison officials say that Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell after hanging himself early Wednesday morning. Hernandez, the former NFL star who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, was acquitted just a few days ago for a double murder in 2012.
Kori Ali Muhammad was taken into police custody after shooting three white men in Fresno, Ca. Muhammad, 39, opened fire while on foot and killing all three victims.
James Baldwin’s unpublished works and letters have been delivered to an archive in Harlem. This happens after decades of being restricted to only a trusted few.
Detroit student King Thomas Moore is looking to foster a new poetry community in a mostly untapped age group. Moore wants to create an open mic series that highlights poetry in writers age 12 and under. He’s only 10 years old.
The United States Supreme Court has denied the state of Arkansas the right to execute two prisoners out of 8 slated to be put to death this month. This decision was made before the state’s lethal injection drugs expire. These would be the state’s first executions in 12 years, since Eric Nance in 2005.
The two-day search for Steve Stephens has come to a close after he shot and killed himself following a pursuit by law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania.
CNN reports that the chase ended in Erie County, Pennsylvania after authorities received more than 400 tips from citizens, according to CNN.
On an average day in an average month, the presence of misogynoir, even if frequent, is little more than irritating. The typical manifestations—mainly incidents in which a man of virtually any racial background gives disparaging remarks about Black women à la Bill O’Reilly—often make for an interesting, yet brief, groupchat-worthy discussion chock full of eyerolls. But in the last three weeks, the violent displays of misogynoir have become overwhelming and fear-inducing.
The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been marked by continuous attacks on the most vulnerable communities, just as promised. Those who have been resisting this administration have rightly responded to these attacks by attempting to shed light on every step taken toward such harmful efforts—from the blatantly bigoted “Muslim ban” and its equally bigoted second iteration, to threats against “sanctuary cities” whose governments refuse to go out of their way to target the undocumented.
However, in shedding this necessary light, many people have also chosen to distinguish struggles such as those against Islamophobia and anti-immigrant violence from the plight of Black people. While some have argued that its apparently lessened visibility is only a necessary evolution of the Movement for Black Lives, others have questioned the movement’s continued relevance after Trump’s ascension highlighted so many struggles that are seemingly distinctive and equally important.
Isabell Meggett Lucas, 87, is one of the many people who have visited the recently opened Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and had a life-changing experience.