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A Man Called Police on a Black Candidate and her Family Campaigning in a White Neighborhood, Suspected Them of Buying Drugs A Man Called Police on a Black Candidate and her Family Campaigning in a White Neighborhood, Suspected Them of Buying Drugs

Getting out the vote means knocking on doors. And that’s what Sheila Stubbs, a 12-year veteran on the Dane County, Wisconsin, Board of Supervisors was doing on August 7. Stubbs, a candidate for State Assembly, representing Wisconsin’s 77th district, was canvassing the neighborhood in anticipation of the Democratic…

Australian Athletes Donned Full-Body Blackface to Impersonate Williams Sisters Australian Athletes Donned Full-Body Blackface to Impersonate Williams Sisters

An Australian Rules Football (AFL) club had to apologize this week after three of its players donned full-body blackface to impersonate Venus and Serena Williams, as well as a Kenyan-born AFL player, Aliir Aliir.

White Man Sues for Minority Business-Owner Status After DNA Test Shows He's 4 Percent African White Man Sues for Minority Business-Owner Status After DNA Test Shows He's 4 Percent African

Having found nothing left to colonize on land, sea or the celestial bodies that orbit the planet on which he lives, a Washington man is making a valiant effort to colonize blackness itself.

Police Issue Arrest Warrant for White Man Who Brandished Gun at 4 FAMU Students Attempting to Get on Elevator Police Issue Arrest Warrant for White Man Who Brandished Gun at 4 FAMU Students Attempting to Get on Elevator

Tallahassee police have an arrest warrant out for a white man who was caught on camera brandishing his gun during an exchange with four Florida A&M students as he was preventing them from entering an elevator.

Trial Begins Today for Chicago Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald Trial Begins Today for Chicago Officer Who Shot and Killed Laquan McDonald

Nearly four years after Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke unloaded 16 bullets into Laquan McDonald, his murder trial is set to begin in earnest.

Stop Eating Before Reading: Florida Prisoner Kills Cellmate, Uses Ears for Necklace Stop Eating Before Reading: Florida Prisoner Kills Cellmate, Uses Ears for Necklace

In an apparent bid to top every absurd “Florida Man” story ever told, an inmate at a Florida correctional facility strangled his cellmate, gouged out his eyes, mutilated the body and made a necklace with the victim’s body parts before heading to eat breakfast in the chow hall.

Mississippi Senate Candidate Tells Black People to 'Stop Begging' For Scraps Mississippi Senate Candidate Tells Black People to 'Stop Begging' For Scraps

The black-hating, neo-Confederate Republican called “Roy Moore Lite” seeking to become the next Senator from the State of Mississippi visited MSNBC on Friday and in just under 2 minutes, managed to defend the Confederate flag, explain how rap music turns black people into murderers and told African Americans why they…

South Carolina Refuses to Evacuate Prisons in Hurricane Florence's Path South Carolina Refuses to Evacuate Prisons in Hurricane Florence's Path

Hurricane Florence has preemptively been called “the storm of a lifetime” for the Carolina coast, and officials have wisely taken heed, warning millions of residents to evacuate coasts and low-lying areas as the massive cyclone gets ready to make landfall.

The NRA is So Mad About Thomas the Tank Engine's Black Friends, They Put a KKK Hood on Him The NRA is So Mad About Thomas the Tank Engine's Black Friends, They Put a KKK Hood on Him

Although I would probably find it difficult to digest poultry seasoned with thoughts and prayers and couldn’t imagine preferring guitar solos to bass-infused musical breakdowns, I must confess that there is one part of caucasity that I found undeniably attractive:

New Study Says the Record of Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Could Have Predicted Deadly Encounter New Study Says the Record of Chicago Cop Who Killed Laquan McDonald Could Have Predicted Deadly Encounter

A new study that analyzes more than 10 years of civilian complaints finds that Chicago police officers with the highest numbers of complaints are also the most likely to have high-profile (and high-cost) civil rights lawsuits filed against them in the future.

Tyler Perry Offers $200,000, Announces Lawsuit Over Missing Black Man Tyler Perry Offers $200,000, Announces Lawsuit Over Missing Black Man

Within four months of each other, two men vanished into thin air. Both disappearances happened in Naples, Fla. Both men were last seen with the same sheriff’s deputy. No one knows what happened to either man.

Vermont's Only Black Female Lawmaker Withdraws Re-Election Bid After Racist Attacks Vermont's Only Black Female Lawmaker Withdraws Re-Election Bid After Racist Attacks

The state of Vermont’s lone black female lawmaker, Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris (D-Bennington), announced that she will not be running for re-election this year, in part because of the overwhelming amount of racist threats she’s received.

Cops Who Brutally Beat Mesa, Ariz., Man Cleared of Wrongdoing By Other Cops Cops Who Brutally Beat Mesa, Ariz., Man Cleared of Wrongdoing By Other Cops

When five police officers pummeled Robert Johnson in the hallway of the building where he lived, Johnson had not committed a crime. Although one officer wrote, “Johnson’s body language was projecting he was preparing for a physical altercation,” the victim had not made a single move in the direction of the officers.…

Black Patients on Pain Medication Are More Likely to Be Tested for Illicit Drugs, New Study Finds Black Patients on Pain Medication Are More Likely to Be Tested for Illicit Drugs, New Study Finds

That racism and implicit bias have affected and infected the American medical community—and the way patients are treated—is not news. But thanks to a slew of recent studies, we know in greater detail how and where those impacts can be felt.

Video: Police Arrest Black Man for Loitering at His Own Apartment Complex Video: Police Arrest Black Man for Loitering at His Own Apartment Complex

After questioning a black man who appeared to be suspiciously inhaling oxygen and using his body to illegally process said oxygen, Indiana police officers consulted the official police handbook for trumping up charges and arrested an Indianapolis man for loitering at the apartment complex where he lives.

Georgia Board of Elections Nixes Plans to Shut Down 7 of 9 Polling Places in Majority Black County Georgia Board of Elections Nixes Plans to Shut Down 7 of 9 Polling Places in Majority Black County

In what can only be hailed as a hard-fought victory against blatant voter suppression, on Friday, a rural Georgia elections board voted down a plan to close down seven of nine polling places in a majority-black county.

Audio Recording Catches Georgia School Superintendent Using N-Word Like It's 1799 Audio Recording Catches Georgia School Superintendent Using N-Word Like It's 1799

Court documents featuring audio recordings of a Georgia school superintendent either exposes the administrator’s racist attitude toward black people or highlights his fine reenactment skills in his role as a plantation owner from the antebellum South who is displeased with his field hands’ cotton-picking efforts.

White Man Accused of Urinating on 5-Year-Old Black Girl, Calling Her N-Word, Innocent of Allegations: Prosecutors [Updated] White Man Accused of Urinating on 5-Year-Old Black Girl, Calling Her N-Word, Innocent of Allegations: Prosecutors [Updated]

Police took a Michigan man into custody on Wednesday evening after the parents of a five-year-old a girl accused the man of urinating on their daughter.

Kansas City Reporter Lisa Benson Says She Was Fired From TV Station for Sharing an Article About White Privilege Kansas City Reporter Lisa Benson Says She Was Fired From TV Station for Sharing an Article About White Privilege

Earlier this year, Ruby Hamad wrote an article that struck a nerve. “How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour,” published by the Guardian, delved into the ways white women weaponized their emotions against their women of color counterparts when they aired legitimate grievances.

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