Former workers in three McDonald’s locations in Northern Virginia, say that they were fired for being people of color. Some were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”
This important video from Buzzfeed highlights the story of Kai, whose family was pushed out from their San Francisco neighborhood by gentrification.
“Ever been asked, “So… what are you?” Here’s how to throw self-censorship out the window and open up a deeper conversation. And it might just lead you to re-examine why you are even asking the question in the first place.” — Amani Hayes – Messinger
After receiving criticism, the North Miami Police Department has decided to change their sniper training.
The New York Times reports that Justice Department prosecutors are expected to recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against Darren Wilson. Darren Wilson, a former police officer in Ferguson, MO, shot and killed Michael Brown in August. No criminal charges were brought against him either.
Last night’s address was the first State of the Union speech to directly reference lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans. President Obama has previously referenced transgender individuals in a speeches, making him the first president to do so. While the recognition is important, some trans activists wonder, “Where are the works that are going to dismantle structural oppression and end white supremacy?”
On yesterday’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore got down to the bottom line: Bill Cosby is guilty.
At 3 pm E.S.T, the State of the Black Union will be released online by Black Lives Matter. The pre-recorded response to President Obama’s speech, will include representatives from Dream Defenders, Trans Women of Color Collective and Justice League NYC.
Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.