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White America giveth, and they taketh away. Election night 2016 was like something out of a nightmare, the Twilight Zone, or a parallel dimension. Black America watched their TVs fixated on the horror. Could it be? Did the least qualified,...
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory held a press conference and removed any doubt that he cares little to nothing about black people. He disrespected and dismissed us openly, and he needs to go. At his press briefing on Friday afternoon,...
All these years later, the children of the enslaved are still trying to wrestle their humanity out of the hands of the inhumane. What a waste of precious energy...
Before Nate Parker’s film “The Birth of a Nation” hits theaters in October, there is something we must get straight. Rape and sexual violence are epidemics we must address now. Yet boycotting an important film about Nat Turner will...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according to his family foundation. The 84-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner is expected to remain...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of the pills taken from Prince's estate in Paisley Park after his death were counterfeit drugs that actually contained fentanyl — a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin, an official close to the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same. "Imagine...
Roger Ailes is gone from Fox News, and not a moment too soon. If you ever needed a reminder that good does overcome evil, this is it. While delegates at the Democratic National convention in Philly shouted out “four more...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. But on Tuesday...
The first evening of the Democratic National Convention reminded us why we will miss some Michelle Obama come January. In a night of many rousing speeches, the First Lady stood out. She said what a black woman needed to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of previously debunked claims and some new ones Thursday night — about the U.S. tax burden, the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An appeals court has dealt the strongest blow yet to Texas' strict voter ID law, ruling that it violates federal protections against discrimination at the ballot box and must be reshaped before November so as...
CLEVELAND (AP) — One delegate said everyone fell in love with her. Another compared her to Jackie Kennedy. Melania Trump's star turn at the Republican National Convention Monday night captivated a GOP crowd that had rarely heard from her. But...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition ambushed police in Baton Rouge, shooting and killing three law enforcement officers less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by...
The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while tragic, were markers of larger problems in America. Their murders were signals of a contorted reality shedding light to the economic pillars that so much of white privilege has grounded...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say they have arrested three suspects and are seeking a possible fourth accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area. Baton Rouge...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be in a different city but still in an all-too-familiar place when he leads the nation in honoring more lives cut short by gun violence, this time five white police officers slain...
White folks supporting a black movement for freedom, justice and equality is not a popular position to place oneself in. And yet, many are doing it, and we must applaud them for staring their white privilege right in the...