Racial Justice News & Analysis

This Website Lets You Cast Your Vote on the Drake-Meek Mill Beef

by Aura Bogado on July 31, 2015, 10:37AM

Is it weighing heavy on your caaanscience?

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Five Powerful BlackStar Film Festival Documentaries to Look Out For

by Sameer Rao on July 30, 2015, 10:55AM

Philadelphia's BlackStar Film Festival—known as "the black Sundance"—begins today. Here are five documentaries featured in this year's fest that are worth your full attention.  

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Raynette Turner: The Latest Black Woman to Die in Police Custody

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 30, 2015, 2:31PM

Raynette Turner was arrested for shoplifting. Two days later, she was dead.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Baltimore Police Didn't Allow Rihanna Permit for Free Concert, Walking with Protestors

by on July 30, 2015, 1:49PM

The superstar wanted to hold a free concert and join protesters in the wake of the protests after Freddie Gray's murder, but was not allowed to, according to recently-surfaced internal police memos. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Arts & Culture, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice

Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise, Viral Coca-Cola Infographic, Blue Moon Tonight

by Aura Bogado on July 31, 2015, 9:50AM

Some of Friday's big stories

Topics: /NOW

Man Charged In Murder of Trans Woman India Clarke

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on July 30, 2015, 1:03AM

The man who allegedly killed India Clarke—the tenth transgender woman to be murdered this year—turned himself in to the police.

Topics: /NOW

#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