Racial Justice News & Analysis

Twitter Suspends Bot Account That Calls People Out For Tweeting ‘Illegal Immigrant’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 04, 2015, 3:19PM

The account, @DropTheIBot, tells users to consider substituting "undocumented immigrant" for "illegal immigrant."

Topics: /NOW, Immigration

Bill Withers Tribute at Carnegie Hall to Feature D'Angelo, Aloe Blacc, and Others

by Sameer Rao on August 04, 2015, 1:45PM

Legendary soul singer/guitarist Bill Withers will be present at a tribute in October where pop and RnB heavy-hitters pay tribute to his legacy and "Live at Carnegie Hall" album. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

VIDEO: Check Out Yasiin Bey with Kendrick Lamar in Montreal!

by Sameer Rao on August 04, 2015, 12:41PM

The rap superstar and legend teamed up on Kendrick's "Alright" at Montreal's Osheaga Festival this weekend. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

President Obama Unveils New Clean Power Plan to Tackle Climate Change

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 03, 2015, 6:01PM

The EPA says the Clean Power Plan is the first set of national standards to address power plant carbon pollution.

Topics: /NOW, Environment

Dr. Dre Announces New Album For Release This Week

by Sameer Rao on August 03, 2015, 4:39PM

"Compton: A Soundtrack" will be released this Friday.

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

Report: Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Native Youth

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 03, 2015, 1:47PM

Native American teens are significantly more likely to be referred to state court systems for crimes such as truancy and underage drinking than their white counterparts. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Trump Leading GOP Hopefuls, Puerto Rico Defaults, OVO Fest

by Aura Bogado on August 04, 2015, 9:56AM

Some of Tuesday's big stories

Topics: /NOW

New W Magazine Pictorial Exclusively Features Black Models With Natural Hair

by Sameer Rao on August 03, 2015, 2:29PM

A new photospread exclusively featuring black models is prominently featured in the August issue of W magazine. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Ben Carson on ‘Meet the Press’: ‘All Lives Matter’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on August 03, 2015, 2:44PM

Presidential candidate Ben Carson says politicians apologizing for not focusing on #BlackLivesMatter is “political correctness going amok.”

Topics: /NOW

Part 6—Race Trips: Confederate Lies and Apple Pie

by Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer on July 31, 2015, 10:00AM

In Part 6 of this Colorlines series, journalists Brian and Erin Hollaway Palmer, an interracial couple, continue their trip through the Deep South where they're confronting the big lie of Confederate history, the truth about their ancestors, and the profound weirdness of a polite society plagued by racism. 

Topics: Dispatches, History