An unnamed white professor at Howard University is being accused of taking time in class to hold a mock slave auction and using a Black student as an example of the inhumane treatment slaves would be put through.
New footage of Mike Brown in the same convenience store he was later accused of robbing raises fresh questions about his death and has sparked outrage in Ferguson that later turned into protests.
By: L. G. Parker
By now you’ve heard of Atlanta-based artist Makeda Lewis. The 25-year-old multidisciplinary artist’s Avie’s Dreams, an Afro-Feminist coloring book and surrealist poem, has been celebrated by Saint Heron, Nylon, Blavity and more. In its rich pages, uncolored images are accompanied by introspective words that speak to the artists journey as a person as well as Avie’s self-evolution, the book’s central character.
Last week the Republican Party rolled out a new plan for government healthcare in hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also branded “Obamacare.” But, their plans were not well put together and seemed to have little substance. There are some important aspects of this new plan that could have major impacts on marginalized groups, namely women, other people of color, working class people, young people, the elderly, and anyone else who isn’t in Trump core constituency.
Here are 3 things you need to know about the American Health Care Act (the AHCA) and how it could affect the most vulnerable Americans.
Marvel Comics just released the first issue of a series highlighting a queer Latina who travels dimensional portals and punches Hitler. Has your brain overloaded yet? If it hasn’t, the solo series, entitled “America,” is also being written by a queer Latina.
If you thought that Dave Chappelle was living it up in a deluxe penthouse in New York City you wouldn’t be further from the truth. The comedy star and his family actually live a mostly quiet life on a farm in a town called Yellow Springs, Ohio.
However, despite living in a village of less than 4,000 people, Chappelle still can’t escape police violence and chose to speak out on it at a recent town hall meeting.
Jenne Vailoces inherited her love of baking from her mother while being raised in the Philippines. When she came to Chicago, she used that passion to offer her talents to the public after opening Jennivee’s Bakery.
Outside of its convenient location near Chicago’s Boystown and Wrigleyville neighborhoods and her signature purple velvet cake, Jennivee’s Bakery is special for one very important reason: it’s the first bakery in Chicago to be owned by a transgender Filipina woman.
State violence does not only show up as false arrests and physical harm. State violence is also the unwillingness of the State to rehabilitate those that are impacted by it’s terrorizing reach.
Over the weekend, President Trump made the bold and still unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. Without any proof to back this up – outside of some early morning tweets, many called Trump out for unnecessarily stirring the pot and were noticeably bothered.
According to those close to him, Obama is just as bothered by Trump’s claims as anyone else, if not more. CNN even used the word “furious” when former aides spoke on how Obama was feeling.
In January, Officer Ruben De Los Santos was still on paid administrative leave despite the release of a video that showed him slamming a 15-year-old girl to the ground after a fight broke out before school one day.
While De Los Santos resigned earlier this month, a North Carolina Grand Jury declined to press charges against him for his actions that day. The case is considered closed for without further action, according to WTVD.