In the national fight to raise the minimum wage, New York City just declared a victory.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday is set to increase the wage for all of the city’s workers to $15, New York Daily News reported.
In his final year in the White House, President Barack Obama is showing that, when it comes to gun control, he is no longer willing to wait around and play politics.
A new law is has the city of brotherly love is offering sanctuary to the city’s immigrant communities.
A lot of folks struggle with the idea that systemic racism actually exists. This video from Brave New Films details why this confusion is completely unfounded.
Black folks still struggle to get employment even with the same qualifications as Whites. Black folks are still preyed upon by private businesses and loan officers. And, sadly, Black people are still targeted for petty crimes like marijuana possession at much higher rates than Whites?
This film simply asks: If this isn’t racism, what is?
Fans of Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders have taken #FeelTheBern to new levels with a year-long thirst-trap.
Tragedy hit a number of families this holiday season in a string of officer-involved shootings in Chicago this past weekend.
It is often assumed that, since White folks are a majority in this country, the key to ending racism is just making them happy or “listening” to them. Sadly, this has never worked. And, the suggestion that President Obama should waste his time on an angry White people “listening tour” is both ignorant and racist.
This article was originally posted at Water Cooler Convos.
In December 2013, news broke that a young, well-to-do 16-year-old White male named Ethan Couch had been sentenced to probation after mowing down four people in a drunken stupor, killing them all and injuring two others. The claim: he suffered from something called “affluenza” – a problem which kept him from truly understanding the consequences of his actions because he had grown up never really having to answer for anything. Now, Couch is defying those orders and evading capture by police, and even the FBI and US Marshals. Oddly though, there seems to be a deafening silence coming from all those people shouting “all lives matter” at the protestors and demonstrators all over this country who have been speaking out against the murders of innocent Black and Brown people. I wonder why…
Justice hangs in the balance after a judge declared a mistrial in the first case against an officer involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray this past April.
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