Racial Justice News & Analysis

#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

by Sameer Rao on July 30, 2015, 12:45PM

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee's least-heralded films, but it's an important entry in the prolific filmmaker's canon. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Health, Gender & Sexuality

ICYMI: Movement for Black Lives Protestors Chanted Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' During Sunday Protest

by Sameer Rao on July 30, 2015, 11:54AM

The rapper's latest single became a rallying cry in Cleveland this weekend. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics

Surprising New Poll Shows Public Support for Government Funding of Abortion

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29, 2015, 4:00PM

Contrary to popular belief, a new survey shows that 86 percent of voters don't think politicians should be able to deny a woman insurance coverage for an abortion because she is poor.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

U of Cincinnati Cop Who Fatally Shot Samuel Dubose Indicted for Murder

by Akiba Solomon on July 29, 2015, 7:16PM

Ray Tensing, the white University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop, will face murder charges that could result in a life sentence. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 29, 2015, 1:21PM

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 29, 2015, 1:34PM

Witnesses say the police told the Lakota woman to "knock it off" and "quit faking" when she told them she was in pain.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

New Details in DuBose Killing, MH370 Debris, Blue Moon Friday

by Aura Bogado on July 30, 2015, 9:56AM

Some of Thursday's big stories

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Staceyann Chin Strips Down to Talk Fashion, Identity and Politics

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29, 2015, 10:56AM

As part of a series called StyleLikeU, lesbian poet Staceyann Chin shares her views on motherhood, fashion, racism and the world she wants for her and her young daughter.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Video: L.A. Femmes of Color Collective Launch New Story Project

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29, 2015, 11:41AM

The first installment of this series features queer black fat femme Mary Senyonga.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Jar Jar Binks Actor Talks Vitriol Toward His 'Star Wars' Character

by Sameer Rao on July 28, 2015, 5:18PM

Ahmed Best, the man behind the infamous "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" character Jar Jar Binks, talked with Vice about his reviled character and upcoming series "2 Black Dudes." 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media