The ongoing legal battle between Mariah Carey and her former assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, has gotten exponentially messier. As in, strap yourself in and have a napkin (or three) to wipe your brow-type messy. We’ll warn you now: allegedly, there’s pee involved.
For the second time this month, a newscaster has had to apologize for mispronouncing Martin Luther King Jr.’s name on air—thus changing the civil rights icon’s name into a racial slur.
A Georgia middle school is moving forward with its suspension of a black honor roll student who unintentionally used a counterfeit $20 to pay for his lunch last week. Christian Philon, a 12-year-old Austin Road Middle School student, received the fake bill from his parents, who in turn received it as change from a…
After spending nearly two decades in jail for a murder he didn’t commit, Geraldo Iglesias finally had his conviction overturned by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. Iglesias was among 50 defendants who say they were framed for murder by retired Chicago detective Reynaldo Guevara. With his…
If you, dear reader, were actively looking for a place to lose your peace, to witness all manner of buffoonery—particularly of the racist variety—then your best bet in 2019 is a Florida McDonald’s.
A New York State judge ruled on Monday that the NYPD has to disclose whether it spied on Black Lives Matter protesters and interfered with their ability to use their cellphones at protests. The ruling, which came after the New York Civil Liberties Union and protesters affiliated with the Movement for Black Lives were…
As the government shutdown rolls onward, inmates at federal prisons have been unable to see their families, attorneys and, in some instances, have been unable to receive medication. In response, prisoners at a high-security federal jail in New York City have gone on a hunger strike in protest.
Mere hours after University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol C. Folt announced her plans to resign, the last vestiges of the campus’ controversial Confederate statue were removed by school officials and placed in a “secure location,” according to the university.
As school districts across the country grapple with deepening segregation, Afrocentric schools in Brooklyn, N.Y., are drawing more interest from parents and educators alike.
Much has been made of the great political polarization gripping the country (an assessment that is not at all unfair), but if there’s one thing a majority of Americans seem to agree on, it’s this: Donald Trump and his Republican allies are to blame for the government shutdown.
Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it.
The partial government shutdown over Donald Trump’s border wall has now tied for the longest ever, with substantial portions of the federal government nonoperational for the third straight week. And with the stalemate between Trump, Republicans and the Democratically controlled House of Representatives holding strong,…
Expect news about a Kamala Harris presidential run to drop any day now.
Tuesday night, as multiple news networks are set to air Donald Trump’s address on immigration—a speech that promises to deliver a smorgasbord of lies, live and in primetime—it’s worthwhile to remember that broadcasters could just as easily choose not to air the president.
Before we dig into this story, I would first like to apologize to my dad, who once kindly suggested that I maybe, just maybe, give some thought to cussing less in my posts.
It was a story so ridiculous it seemed destined to go viral: A new Harlem resident, a white woman going only by the name Mackenzie, launched a veritable war against a neighborhood ice cream truck, complaining loudly and persistently about the noise and attempting, several times, to call 311—New York City’s hotline for…
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, in one of his last acts in office, has granted clemency to 30-year-old Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the last 14 years behind bars for shooting and killing a man. Brown, who was tried as an adult as a 16-year-old, said she was forced into sex work and feared for her life when she killed…
A grocery store in Clay City, Indiana, says customers who want to pay with food stamps have been denied the ability to do so for more than a week, and they think the government shutdown is to blame.
Racial disparities in health care are a well-documented phenomenon, spanning every area of medicine from the birthing room to the ICU. Now, a recent study shows yet another place black people are treated differently from nonblack patients: the back of an ambulance.
For nearly four years, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has invited celebs to sit and chat about science on the late night show StarTalk. This week, Nat Geo confirmed that they’re putting the show on hold as they look into claims of sexual harassment and abuse against Tyson.