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

BREAKING: South Carolina State Senate Votes To Take Down Confederate Flag

by Sameer Rao on Jul 6, 2015 4:57PM

Amidst national debate on the subject, the South Carolina State Senate voted today to remove the Confederate Flag from capitol grounds. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics

UNC Statue Latest To Be Hit With 'Black Lives Matter' Imagery

by Sameer Rao on Jul 6, 2015 3:57PM

The 'Silent Sam' statue at the UNC is the latest of Confederate or otherwise-racist historical figures to be attacked with 'Black Lives Matter' and other anti-racist protest imagery. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics

Senators Push for Hearings to Examine Domestic Terrorism Following Charleston Massacre

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 6, 2015 1:02PM

Senators say Charleston massacre wasn’t just a hate crime—it’s domestic terrorism, too—and requests Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the topic.

Topics: /NOW, Society, National Security

Poll: Most White Americans View Confederate Flag as a Symbol of Southern Pride, Not Racism

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 2, 2015 2:59PM

New CNN poll finds that while blacks overwhelming view the Confederate battle flag as racist, more than half of all whites think it’s just a symbol of Southern pride.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History

#TBT: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Becomes Law

by Sameer Rao on Jul 2, 2015 1:10PM

Today marks 51 years since the historic act's passing. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Politics

Detroit-Area Muslim Woman Sues Police for Forcing Her to Remove Hijab

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 2, 2015 10:52AM

A Muslim woman is suing the Dearborn Heights, Michigan, police department for forcing her to remove her hijab in the presence of male officers while she was being booked for an unpaid parking ticket.

Topics: /NOW, Society

Report: From Tear Gas to Snipers, Dogs to Tanks, Ferguson Police Violated Mike Brown Protestors

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 1, 2015 5:41PM

A new report from the U.S. Justice Department says Ferguson police violated protestors' free-speech rights, escalated tensions, and caused community distrust by withholding information and allowing cops to remove their nametags. 

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Facebook Releases New Data About Staff Diversity

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 2015 4:37PM

The company presented new information in their latest EEO-1 form, suggesting that its hiring and management practices are growing in efficacy.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media

Update: How You Can Help Rebuild and Where to Speak Out About the Burned Black Churches

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 1, 2015 3:06PM

Since the June 17, 2015 racist massacre at Charleston, South Carolina's Emanual AME Church, seven predominantly-black churches have had serious fires. Here's what we know about the fires so far, what we're saying about them and how to help these houses of worship rebuild.

Topics: /NOW, Society