Racial Justice News & Analysis

Watch: Grace Jones' Hilarious, Safe-for-Work '80s Car Ad

by Qimmah Saafir on May 21, 2015, 12:45PM

Queen "Pull Up To The Bumper" revved up a campaign for the French Citroën CX car.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History

16 Fast-Food Workers Photograph What It's Like to Live on $7.25 an Hour

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015, 11:52AM

Local labor workers in Kansas City capture the hardship of their everyday lives on minimal pay. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Labor

Group for Young People with Wealth Raises Over $1 Million to Honor Michael Brown

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on May 20, 2015, 12:00AM

The campaign, led by Resource Generation, began a few weeks after his death, and ends today, on what would have been Brown’s 19th birthday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015, 11:17AM

The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Arts & Culture, Economic Justice

Prominent Immigrant Advocate to Lead Clinton’s Latino Outreach

by Aura Bogado on May 20, 2015, 11:53AM

News about Lorella Praeli joining the campaign was first announced exclusively on Spanish language media

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Five Racist Ways The New Yorker is Embarrassing Itself

by Aura Bogado on May 19, 2015, 11:25AM

Take a thousand seats, Jesse Eisenberg. 

Topics: Blogs List, /NOW, Media, Native Affairs

Celebrate Malcolm X's Birthday With These 5 Quotes

by Aura Bogado on May 18, 2015, 5:02PM

The black revolutionary was born on May 19, 1925.

Topics: /NOW, History, Politics

No Thugs at Scene of Biker Gang 'Rumble'

by Akiba Solomon on May 18, 2015, 10:16AM

National media outlets are reporting that some 200 members of criminal motorcycle gangs converged at a Waco, Texas, mall and shot, kicked and whipped one another. Why haven't they been described as violent thugs?

Topics: /NOW, Media, Criminal Justice

Feds Crack Down on Cancer Charities, Israel Ditches Segregated Bus Plan, Hubble Birthday

by Aura Bogado on May 20, 2015, 9:51AM

Some of Wednesday's big stories

Topics: /NOW

Ladies of Bessie Smith Biopic on the Blues Pioneer's Wild Life

by Qimmah Saafir on May 18, 2015, 1:49PM

"I was definitely not interested in a white man's perspective" on Bessie Smith, says biopic director Dee Rees. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture