Racial Justice News & Analysis

Top 10 #AskBobby Twitter Questions

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 4:15PM

Rank this alongside #AskThicke and #TellingItLikeItIs as one of the worst Twitter PR stunts ever. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Politics

Anomolies' DJ Kuttin Kandi: Appropriation 'Is What Happens When Nobody Knows Your Name'

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 2:00PM

The Anomolies DJ, co-founder and activist addresses Shia LaBeouf's lyric-stealing, the persistent erasure of artists of color, and why she's not doing interviews on the matter in a searing new op-ed. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 10:21AM

The director and star of "Fruitvale Station" join forces for the latest film in the "Rocky" anthology. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

by Riley Wilson on June 30, 2015, 11:59AM

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

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

Zendaya to Haters: '#idgaf'

by Sameer Rao on July 01, 2015, 12:06PM

The Disney actress and singer, once again, has been forced to answer for an awards-show hairstyle. Her response is perfect. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

by Sameer Rao on June 30, 2015, 4:42PM

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on June 30, 2015, 3:50PM

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Immigration, Politics

Plantation Tour Guide: “You Won’t Believe the Questions I Got About Slavery.”

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on June 30, 2015, 11:52AM

A plantation tour guide realized that the slavery apologists who took her tour were seeking to absolve themselves for past crimes and current bias.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, History

Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

by Sameer Rao on June 30, 2015, 3:42PM

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders' presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

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

Misty Copeland Becomes Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater

by Sameer Rao on June 30, 2015, 3:09PM

The ballet star is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture