Racial Justice News & Analysis

North Charleston to Pay $6.5 Million for Killing Walter Scott

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 09, 2015, 1:22PM

The settlement was reached before the family could file a lawsuit against the city for Scott’s death at the hands of an officer.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Mom Says Pirate Playset Includes Slave and Shackling Guide

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 09, 2015, 11:58AM

Ida Lockett: “It told my son to put a slave cuff around the black character’s neck and then to play with the toy.”

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

WATCH: Iconic Videos From The Seven Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees of Color

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 4:44PM

Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, Chic and other noteworthy artists of color were included in nominations for next year's induction. 

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

More Alleged Greek Life Racism, This Time At UCLA

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 2:48PM

Because you've heard a variation on this story too many times, we're breaking down everything you need to know. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Media

Introducing a New Digital Political Platform for Muslims by Muslims

by Waleed Shahid on October 07, 2015, 11:20AM

What would happen if Muslim-Americans created an online platform like Color of Change or Presente.org? Organizers including Palestinian-American New Yorker Linda Sarsour will find out when they launch MPOWER Change, a political platform of Muslims issues and organizing.

Topics: Society, Schools & Youth, Labor, Media

Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson Talk Bernie Sanders Interruption In New Q&A

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 2:31PM

In their first in-depth interview together since shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally in Seattle, Black Lives Matter-affiliated activists Mara Willaford and Marissa Johnson spoke to a Seattle publication about that moment, their quibbles with leftist establishment and the aftermath of that moment. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics

Gina Rodriguez To Critics: 'I Am As Latina As They Come'

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 4:19PM

The "Jane The Virgin" star spoke on HuffPost Live yesterday about criticism that she isn't "Latina enough."

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Tennessee-Based Ad Firm Tries to Make 'Blue Lives Matter' A Thing

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 12:45PM

Tactical Magic put up their first billboard capitalizing on "Black Lives Matter" in Memphis. Now, the billboards have spread around the country. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media

WATCH: PBS's Doc On Grace Lee Boggs Free Online

by Sameer Rao on October 08, 2015, 11:43AM

"American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" is available for free streaming until November. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Media

Justice Department to Grant Early Release to 6,000 Inmates

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on October 07, 2015, 4:16PM

The Justice Department says it will be the nation’s largest one-time discharge of federal inmates.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Immigration, Criminal Justice