Society

I’m Not A South Carolinian; I’m the Rebirth of the Black Radical

by Riley Wilson on Jun 19, 2015 11:45AM

My generation is finding community in our shared disenfranchisement

Topics: Society

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

by on Jul 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

Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South Dakota

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:34PM

Witnesses say the police told the Lakota woman to "knock it off" and "quit faking" when she told them she was in pain.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Philadelphia Narcotics Officers, Acquitted of Racketeering, Go After Top City Officials

by Sameer Rao on Jul 29, 2015 1:24PM

The five officers, whose highly-visible racketeering trials ended in acquitalls and job reinstatement, are suing Philadelphia's DA, Mayor and Commissioner of Police for defamation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 29, 2015 1:21PM

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 5:03PM

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Latest Ebony Issue Tackles America's Hypocritical Relationship with Black People

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 4:19PM

The issue's direction is the result of much internal deliberation about how to address the contemporary American racial climate. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economy

Facebook Apologizes For Not Taking Death Threat Against Hari Kondabolu Seriously

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 2:53PM

The comedian received a comment that threatened "a bullet" against him, only for the company to initially say that it didn't constitute a threat. 

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

Watch: M4BL Participants Confront Cleveland Police For Detaining a 14-Year-Old Boy

by Akiba Solomon on Jul 27, 2015 2:37PM

Protestors surrounded Cleveland transit police for detaining a 14-year-old year-old right after the Movement for Black Lives convening. They refused to move until the boy was released. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice

Will Smith and Jay Z to Co-Produce Emmett Till Miniseries for HBO

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 11:56AM

This will be Smith's and Jay's first collaboration since 2014's "Annie" remake. 

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