Mayor James Fouts of Warren, Mich. is currently doing all he can to avoid a major scandal after independent media outlets have released audio of him allegedly comparing Black people to chimpanzees and degrading older women.
During a January 6 episode of The Steve Harvey Show, the comedian found himself continuing a trope that’s long been a part of the comedy genre – emasculating Asian men.
After commenting on a 2002 book entitled How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men, the veteran comedian and television host went off on a tangent about a perceived lack of sex appeal in Asian men.
To date, President-Elect Donald Trump’s interaction with Black people has been mostly limited to making vague promises from the safety of rooms full of white faces, painting inner cities as urban dystopias and posing for a few pictures with a couple black celebrities.
Kanye West came under harsh scrutiny for meeting with Trump shortly after being released after the hospital following what’s suspected to be a mental breakdown. The latest Black celeb to make the same mistake and end up in the Internet’s crosshairs after visiting Trump Tower was famed comedian and host Steve Harvey.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
It’s a day meant to reflect on the legacy of one of the most iconic figures in civil rights and social justice the world has ever known. Millions are given the opportunity to continue his missions and recall his values – which means all of them, not just the ones mainstream America’s conveniently cherry-picked over time.
Well, that’s what the day is for most of the United States. Residents in Biloxi, Mississippi felt differently and came under fire for it.
If you’re ever inclined to call the police to report a crime, it should give you pause if you start the conversation with the words, “I don’t know if I’m like racial profiling…” That kind of red flag was ignored by an anonymous 911 caller in 2015 when they reported what they thought was a car theft in Evanston, Ill.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was in the news a lot last week, receiving both praise and ire from liberal progressives. It seems the once promising political figure is now experiencing scrutiny for many of his lesser known or publicized political decisions. Rightfully so.
Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta took the world by storm with its brand new brand of comedy, commentary on the black experience and unique characters. After winning big at the Golden Globes, fans of the show only grew more excited for season two.
Unfortunately, they’ll have to wait a lot longer than expected.
High school students in Jacksonville, Fla. staged a sit-in earlier this week as a form of protest to demand that African-American history be made a full-year course.