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Not So Sweet Fantasy: Mariah Carey's Former Assistant Claims She Was Held Down and Peed on at Work Not So Sweet Fantasy: Mariah Carey's Former Assistant Claims She Was Held Down and Peed on at Work

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.

Missouri News Anchor Apologizes for Converting MLK's Name to a Racial Slur Missouri News Anchor Apologizes for Converting MLK's Name to a Racial Slur

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.

An Honor Roll Student Unknowingly Paid for His School Lunch With Counterfeit Money. His School Suspended Him for 2 Weeks An Honor Roll Student Unknowingly Paid for His School Lunch With Counterfeit Money. His School Suspended Him for 2 Weeks

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…

Chicago Man Becomes the 19th to Have His Murder Conviction Overturned After Accusing Detective of Framing Him Chicago Man Becomes the 19th to Have His Murder Conviction Overturned After Accusing Detective of Framing Him

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…

McDonald's Employee Serves Racial McSlurries to Black Customer, Promptly Gets Fired McDonald's Employee Serves Racial McSlurries to Black Customer, Promptly Gets Fired

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.

Did NYPD Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? Judge Rules Police Must Disclose Surveillance Data Did NYPD Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? Judge Rules Police Must Disclose Surveillance Data

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…

After Shutdown Causes Family Visits to Be Canceled, Inmates at New York City Jail Go on Hunger Strike After Shutdown Causes Family Visits to Be Canceled, Inmates at New York City Jail Go on Hunger Strike

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.

UNC Chancellor Departs as Last Remnants of Confederate Statue Come Tumbling Down UNC Chancellor Departs as Last Remnants of Confederate Statue Come Tumbling Down

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.

New York City’s Afrocentric Schools Get More Love as Segregation Increases Nationwide New York City’s Afrocentric Schools Get More Love as Segregation Increases Nationwide

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.

According to Survey (OK, Several Surveys), Americans Blame Trump for Shutdown According to Survey (OK, Several Surveys), Americans Blame Trump for Shutdown

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.

Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it.

Black Federal Employees Disproportionately Affected as Government Shutdown Ties for Longest Ever Black Federal Employees Disproportionately Affected as Government Shutdown Ties for Longest Ever

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,…

Kamala Harris Doesn’t Yet Announce Presidential Run With New Book (but Hints as Subtly as a Semi-Truck) Kamala Harris Doesn’t Yet Announce Presidential Run With New Book (but Hints as Subtly as a Semi-Truck)

Expect news about a Kamala Harris presidential run to drop any day now.

News Networks Airing Trump’s Immigration Speech Tonight Did Not Have That Same Energy for Obama in 2014 News Networks Airing Trump’s Immigration Speech Tonight Did Not Have That Same Energy for Obama in 2014

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.

Samuel L. Jackson, Patron Saint of ‘MFers,’ Endorses Rashida Tlaib’s Expert Usage on Trump Samuel L. Jackson, Patron Saint of ‘MFers,’ Endorses Rashida Tlaib’s Expert Usage on Trump

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.

Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911 Exclusive: New Report Shows Gentrifiers Use Police to Terrorize Communities of Color—Without Even Calling 911

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…

Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency

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…

Government Shutdown Not Responsible for Declined EBT Cards in Indiana, Officials Say [Updated] Government Shutdown Not Responsible for Declined EBT Cards in Indiana, Officials Say [Updated]

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.

New Study Finds Emergency Personnel Less Likely to Treat Pain for Black Patients Than White Ones New Study Finds Emergency Personnel Less Likely to Treat Pain for Black Patients Than White Ones

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.

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Put on Hold Pending Sexual Misconduct Investigation Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Put on Hold Pending Sexual Misconduct Investigation

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.

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