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

READ: Trans Latina Activist Bamby Salcedo Explores Justice After Hate Crime

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 4:41PM

The California-based activist penned a searing piece for Fusion detailing an assault where justice was served, as well as the steps it took for that to happen. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

North Carolina Finally Compensates Two Brothers Wrongfully Imprisoned for Three Decades

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 3:50PM

After a harrowing three decades of false imprisonment for a crime they did not commit, two brothers have been compensated $750,000 each by North Carolina. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Criminal Justice

In Lawsuit, Black and Latino Cops Say NYPD Punished Them for Saying No to Racial Profiling

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 3, 2015 1:52PM

NYPD officers say discriminatory arrest and ticket quotas are still in effect.
 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Criminal Justice

New Exhibit Features Never-Before-Seen Photos of 19th Century Free Blacks

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 3, 2015 1:03PM

Harvard University's "Black Chronicles II" features 100-plus life-sized prints that show the everyday lives of black Brits during the Victorian era.

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

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Donald Trump's Response To Essay: 'The Bully Proves My Point'

by Sameer Rao on Sep 3, 2015 12:17PM

Abdul-Jabbar hit back at Donald Trump after the presidential candidate attached the former's critical Washington Post piece. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics

Baltimore PD Arrests Activist Kwame Rose During Freddie Gray Pre-Trial Protest

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 4:42PM

Also, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the charges against the officers accused of killing Gray in police custody. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Criminal Justice

5 Music Videos Set In Africa That Didn't Erase African People

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 1:18PM

Taylor Swift didn't get it right, these five (kind of) did. 

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

'James Bond' Author 'Mortified' By Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' To Play Titular Character

by Sameer Rao on Sep 2, 2015 12:41PM

Anthony Horowitz issued an apology to social media for his word choice regarding fan favorite Idris Elba's possible portrayal of James Bond. 

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

Relive Kanye's Real-Talk 'George Bush' Moment, 10 Years Later

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 2, 2015 12:01AM

Never forget: Kanye West's speech at NBC's Katrina telethon started with a condemnation of the media's subtle racism and ended with his indictment of then-president George W. Bush.

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