Racial Justice News & Analysis

Race Affected Loretta Lynch's Confirmation, Says Her Father

by Julianne Hing on April 24, 2015, 3:06PM

The father of the new U.S. Attorney General speaks.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Happens for Troubled Cop Agencies After the Federal Government Leaves Town?

by Julianne Hing on April 23, 2015, 4:54PM

A story of limited political will and limited federal power.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Cornel West: Dyson Committed 'Character Assassination' in Essay

by Akiba Solomon on April 23, 2015, 1:10PM

The Union Theological Seminary professor took to Facebook to address "The Ghost of Cornel West," a scathing essay by Georgetown's Michael Eric Dyson. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Politics

Idris Elba to Join The 'Star Trek' Family

by Qimmah Saafir on April 22, 2015, 11:44AM

Elba may land a role much more intriguing than 007.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Armenian Genocide, Westerners Killed in U.S. Drone Strike, Comcast Nixes Deal

by Aura Bogado on April 24, 2015, 9:52AM

Some of Friday's big stories

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Playwright Katori Hall on Creating Original Work for Black Women

by Qimmah Saafir on April 21, 2015, 3:35PM

The Memphis-born scribe's new play, 'The Blood Quilt,' is written, produced, directed and cast by black women—on purpose. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Tulsa Deputy Denies His Missing Training Records Were Faked

by Julianne Hing on April 17, 2015, 4:44PM

The Tulsa Sheriff's Office cannot locate the paperwork which shows Bates was authorized to carry a firearm.

Topics: /NOW, Criminal Justice

Chris Rock Goes in on Major League Baseball in New TV Segment

by Qimmah Saafir on April 23, 2015, 11:19AM

Rock, who has closed out a new episode of "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," says MLB should be very afraid about its small number of black players and fans. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media

Watch The Trailer for Sundance Darling 'Dope'

by Qimmah Saafir on April 20, 2015, 3:11PM

In a film narrated by Forest Whitaker, a geek who lives in a rough neighborhood goes all out to be cool.

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture

Confirmed: Loretta Lynch, Attorney General

by Aura Bogado on April 23, 2015, 2:20PM

Lynch will be the first black woman to hold the position

Topics: /NOW, Politics