Seriously, Why Are Some of Us Still Defending R. Kelly?
The explosive Buzzfeed piece about R. Kelly running a "cult" of young women whom he abuses and controls has triggered familiar defenses from fans. Jamilah Lemieux calls bulls**t on all of them.
SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban
The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.
READ: Former DOJ Civil Rights Head Says Trump Administration is Preparing for Voter Purge
Vanita Gupta for The New York Times: “My biggest fear is that the government will issue a report with ‘findings’ of unsupported claims of illegal voting, focused on communities of color.”
Federal Appeals Court Rules EPA Does Not Have to Ban Harmful Pesticide
Chlorpyrifos can cause neurodevelopmental damage in children and is used on staple crops like apples and broccoli.
/Now in Racial Justice
John Boyega Discusses Race, Sci-fi in New GQ Cover Story
The Nigerian-British actor opened up being a Black man in sci-fi and fantasy franchises and 'Detroit,' his upcoming film about police violence during the city's 1967 unrest.
Texas Cop Who Killed Jordan Edwards Charged With Murder
Dallas County district attorney on Roy Oliver: He is “very, very likely a danger to the community.”
READ: Racism's Role in the Fight to Save Children From Lead Poisoning
Lead expert David Rosner to ThinkProgress: “The rest of the country basically saw it as an idiosyncratic thing, affecting just a few Black kids and Hispanic kids and therefore unimportant.”
WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield Fights Wrongful Murder Conviction in 'Crown Heights' Trailer
The "Atlanta" star portrays Colin Warner, a Trinidadian-American teen falsely convicted of murder and seeking exoneration for his two-decade incarceration.
Arts & Culture
International African American Museum Launches New Center to Trace Black Family Geneology
Federal Government Begins Building the Border Wall
#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails
Who Will Be Allowed Into the U.S. When the 'Muslim Ban' Goes Into Effect?
As You Digest the SCOTUS 'Muslim Ban' Ruling, Don't Forget About This Major Win [PHOTOS]
Laquan McDonald Cover-up Case Gets Yet Another Judge
Cook County associate judge Domenica Stephenson is now the third judge to oversee Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh's trial for allegedly protecting Laquan McDonald's killer, Jason Van Dyke.
Gender & Sexuality
Dr. Yaba Blay for The Root: Black Hair Conversations That Don't Consider White Supremacy Pathologize Black Women
4 Questions with 'Bronx Gothic' Creator and Star Okwui Okpokwasili