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John Bunn, Convicted at 14 for a Crime He Didn’t Commit, Is Finally Exonerated. But Justice Still Hasn’t Been Served John Bunn, Convicted at 14 for a Crime He Didn’t Commit, Is Finally Exonerated. But Justice Still Hasn’t Been Served

At 14 years old, John Bunn went on trial for murder; the proceeding lasted just one day.

Racist Man Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers to Be Besieged by Mariachis and Tacos, Thanks to the Internet Racist Man Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers to Be Besieged by Mariachis and Tacos, Thanks to the Internet

After identifying the raving racist who threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Spanish speakers at a New York City deli, the internet is clapping back in the most delicious, delightful way.

Your Girl Candace Owens Ran a Trump-Bashing Website Less Than 2 Years Ago. Color Us Shocked Your Girl Candace Owens Ran a Trump-Bashing Website Less Than 2 Years Ago. Color Us Shocked

A recent report from BuzzFeed sheds new light on Candace Owens, the melanated darling du jour of the “Make America great again” crowd, revealing that the rising conservative star ran a blog that frequently mocked Donald Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.

Rihanna Does Not Give a Damn About the Royal Wedding Rihanna Does Not Give a Damn About the Royal Wedding

The best way to get yourself checked by a real-life icon is to make assumptions, and that’s exactly what happened to an Access Hollywood reporter when she assumed the following two things:

A Black Student Says He Was Sexually Harassed and Assaulted by a White Classmate, but Only He Was Punished A Black Student Says He Was Sexually Harassed and Assaulted by a White Classmate, but Only He Was Punished

The family of a black middle school student has filed a lawsuit against the Lansing, Kan., school district for racial discrimination in failing to protect him from physical and sexual harassment at the hands of another middle schooler.

Michaela Coel, Clearly Not Looking Like a Flight Attendant, Gets Mistaken for ... a Flight Attendant Michaela Coel, Clearly Not Looking Like a Flight Attendant, Gets Mistaken for ... a Flight Attendant

Virgin Atlantic flight attendants are pretty hard to miss. There are the ketchup-red blazers and pencil skirts, for one, with or without a jaunty, colorful neckerchief to match. There are the sensible shoes that are both professional and polished but can also withstand hours of wear while one’s feet swell up. There…

Black Yale Student Wants White Classmate Who Called Police on Her Held Accountable Black Yale Student Wants White Classmate Who Called Police on Her Held Accountable

Lolade Siyonbola, the black Yale student who had the police called on her by a white classmate for napping in a common room, said she wants the university to hold that classmate and others like her accountable.

‘This Is America’ Is the No. 1 Song in America ‘This Is America’ Is the No. 1 Song in America

Donald Glover’s “This Is America” was inescapable last week—whether it was the video itself (it’s been viewed over 109 million times since it debuted on May 6) or in the public discourse around the video (and, by extension, Glover, aka Childish Gambino, himself).

While Trump Congratulates Israel and Plugs Fox News, Here’s What’s Happening in Gaza While Trump Congratulates Israel and Plugs Fox News, Here’s What’s Happening in Gaza

Shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, Donald Trump began his day on Twitter by plugging the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem this way: by plugging the event’s coverage on Fox News.

NYPD Tried to Blame High Marijuana Arrest Rates for Black People on Higher Call Rates. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Add Up NYPD Tried to Blame High Marijuana Arrest Rates for Black People on Higher Call Rates. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Add Up

The New York City Police Department has recently attempted to explain its disproportionate arrest rates of black and Hispanic people on weed charges by saying that more residents in majority-black and -Hispanic neighborhoods call the cops to complain about weed.

Is This the 1st Victim of COINTELPRO 2.0? Jailed ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Speaks Out Is This the 1st Victim of COINTELPRO 2.0? Jailed ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Speaks Out

Last year, just nine days before white supremacists stormed Charlottesville, Va., the FBI released a report citing “black identity extremists” as a growing threat to law enforcement. In the report, first obtained by Foreign Policy, the FBI claimed that police attacks on black Americans could spur “premeditated,…

Pulitzer Prize Board Will Review Junot Díaz Sexual-Misconduct Claims Pulitzer Prize Board Will Review Junot Díaz Sexual-Misconduct Claims

Author Junot Díaz is stepping down from his role as chairman of the Pulitzer Prize board following allegations of sexual misconduct. The board says that it will investigate allegations of harassment against Díaz, who remains on the board.

#RentingWhileBlack: Mother of 3 Loses Apartment Because She Didn’t Provide Her Landlord With an Ultrasound Photo #RentingWhileBlack: Mother of 3 Loses Apartment Because She Didn’t Provide Her Landlord With an Ultrasound Photo

A single working mother of three is taking on a Florida housing complex after a property manager refused to renew her lease because she hadn’t given her landlord an ultrasound of the child she was carrying.

North Carolina Dentists Apologize After Cosplaying in Native American, Japanese Clothing for ‘Whitening’ Service North Carolina Dentists Apologize After Cosplaying in Native American, Japanese Clothing for ‘Whitening’ Service

Here’s the good news: This is a story involving white women that has nothing to do with calling the police on black people for horrendously trivial reasons!

South Carolina Mom Disputes Cops’ Claim That 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head South Carolina Mom Disputes Cops’ Claim That 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot Himself in the Head

The father of a 3-year-old boy who died last weekend under his care says that his son accidentally shot himself in the head with a loaded gun; the boy’s mother, however, believes differently.

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