Author: The Associated Press

Why Arming Teachers And Police At Schools Is The Last Thing Black Students Need

The debate surrounding the state of school security following last week’s deadly massacre in Florida has increasingly turned to arming teachers and police alike on school grounds. However, were that to happen, the already high chances of Black students receiving the unjustified brunt of the scrutiny would likely increase despite data showing they are the least likely suspects for such school violence.

5 Ways Trump’s Over-Inflated Budget Hurts Black Folks

It’s not a surprise that any political action supported by the president is bound to hurt people of color, but the extent to which his super inflated proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year affects Black people is impossible to ignore upon closer inspection.

Alarming Levels Of Racism Against African Immigrants Are On The Rise Around The World

African immigrants are increasingly finding themselves in hostile, unwelcome environments across the globe as racist, xenophobic, populist movements thrive, especially in Europe and parts of the Middle East.

5 Ways Super Bowl LII Failed Black Folks

The NFL missed a valuable chance to use the Super Bowl as a way to try to mend fences with the throngs of Blacks fans it’s lost since Colin Kaepernick was blackballed by the league. Instead, the league showed it wasn’t really concerned with any of the fallout over the quarterback’s quest for social justice that cost him his job.

How Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl ‘Tribute’ To Prince Ended Up Being So Disrespectful

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance that featured a hologram-ish image of Prince went directly against the estate of the legendary singer, who friends say would never have wanted his image used in such a manner. While many saw the gesture as a fitting tribute in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis, others called blatant disrespect.

How Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl ‘Tribute’ To Prince Ended Up Being So Disrespectful

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance that featured a hologram-ish image of Prince went directly against the estate of the legendary singer, who friends say would never have wanted his image used in such a manner. While many saw the gesture as a fitting tribute in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis, others called blatant disrespect.

What Trump had to say about black folks last night

President Donald Trump‘s racist resentment toward Black and brown people was undeniable during his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Sandwiched between spouting his familiar refrain of “America first” and pretending to reach across the aisle to Democrats, Trump launched a steady barrage of subliminal darts aimed at people with a darker skin hue.

NBA Rookie Sterling Brown’s Rough Arrest Over A Parking Violation Is Vintage Milwaukee Police

At least six police vehicles were called for backup before officers used a taser to arrest a relatively unknown – and unarmed – NBA rookie over a simple parking violation in an empty drug store parking lot during the wee hours of the morning last week. If that doesn’t seem excessive enough, police used a Taser stun gun on Sterling Brown in part because he “allegedly double parked in two handicapped spaces” at a Walgreens, the local Fox station reported.

HUD Staffer Who Cyberbullied April Ryan Follows Trump’s Lead Of Blaspheming Black Women

As if having a completely unqualified person taking the helm of the country wasn’t bad enough, the ineptitude and hatred consistently exemplified by President Donald Trump has apparently been extended to include the staff of at least one federal agency. Much in the same way yawns can be contagious, so, too, apparently, can insensitive, sophomoric rudeness, as Housing and Urban Development staffer Lynne Patton showed Wednesday night when she mocked the physical appearance of White House correspondent April Ryan.

HUD Staffer Who Cyberbullied April Ryan Follows Trump’s Lead Of Blaspheming Black Women

As if having a completely unqualified person taking the helm of the country wasn’t bad enough, the ineptitude and hatred consistently exemplified by President Donald Trump has apparently been extended to include the staff of at least one federal agency. Much in the same way yawns can be contagious, so, too, apparently, can insensitive, sophomoric rudeness, as Housing and Urban Development staffer Lynne Patton showed Wednesday night when she mocked the physical appearance of White House correspondent April Ryan.

HUD Staffer Who Cyberbullied April Ryan Follows Trump’s Lead Of Blaspheming Black Women

As if having a completely unqualified person taking the helm of the country wasn’t bad enough, the ineptitude and hatred consistently exemplified by President Donald Trump has apparently been extended to include the staff of at least one federal agency. Much in the same way yawns can be contagious, so, too, apparently, can insensitive, sophomoric rudeness, as Housing and Urban Development staffer Lynne Patton showed Wednesday night when she mocked the physical appearance of White House correspondent April Ryan.

Another Reason To Boycott Netflix?

Mo’Nique’s allegations of shady gender wage practices at Netflix and subsequent call to boycott the streaming giant may have been met with some serious side eyes, but there is one aspect of the company’s leadership that can’t be denied: There are absolutely no people of color in any positions of considerable power.