Racial Justice News & Analysis

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Products Produced Via Prison Labor

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 01, 2015, 2:46PM

That tilapia and goat cheese your homegirl likes to buy from Whole Foods? It was produced by an inmate making $0.74 an hour.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice, Economy

Three More Women Come Forward, Accuse Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

by Sameer Rao on October 01, 2015, 4:07PM

The new accusations coincide with a strange story from Kenan Thompson about his own interactions with Cosby. 

Topics: Blogs List, Society, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Criminal Justice

STUDY: Advocating for Palestinian Human Rights Could Make You a Target

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 01, 2015, 12:54AM

A new report identifies the major ways that pro-Palestine advocates are silenced in America.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media, Global Affairs

Statue of Segregationist Mayor Taken Down in Dearborn, Michigan

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 01, 2015, 4:09PM

The former mayor, Orville Hubbard, once told The New York Times: “If whites don’t want to live with n****rs, they sure as hell don’t have to. Dammit, this is a free country. This is America.”

Topics: /NOW, History

WATCH: VICE's Special On Mass Incarceration Is Available On YouTube

by Sameer Rao on October 01, 2015, 3:17PM

VICE's special, which documents President Obama's historic visit to El Reno Federal Corrections Institution, is available in full on YouTube until October 12. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media, Criminal Justice

#TBT: Celebrate Donny Hathaway's Birthday With Some Soulified Classics

by Sameer Rao on October 01, 2015, 11:13AM

The iconic soul singer-songwriter, who died at 33, would have been 70 today. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, History

Federal Government Still Operating, Planned Parenthood Still Kicking

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 01, 2015, 1:59PM

House Republicans had vowed to hold government funding hostage unless Planned Parenthood was defunded, but the bill passed with 

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Health

Colin Powell On Why He's a Republican: 'Because It Annoys Them'

by Sameer Rao on October 01, 2015, 11:43AM

The former secretary of state and prominent black Republican spoke during the Washington Ideas Forum about his party's racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Immigration, Media, Politics

Researcher Who Discovered Water On Mars Is A Nepalese-American Metalhead

by Sameer Rao on September 30, 2015, 2:58PM

Lujendra Ojha's genius and hobbies should not shock anybody, but they are - and they're making him a mini-celebrity in the process. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Media, Global Affairs

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Ahmed Mohamed's Former Teacher: 'He Was A Weird Little Kid'

by Sameer Rao on September 30, 2015, 4:39PM

A telling, if occasionally tone-deaf, interview with one of Ahmed Mohamed's junior high school teachers paints a portrait of a ferociously bright student with a knack for confronting authority. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Immigration, Politics