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A 2nd Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers of Sexual Misconduct Earlier This Year A 2nd Woman Accused Rep. John Conyers of Sexual Misconduct Earlier This Year

On Monday it was revealed that Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) paid a former employee $27,000 to settle a wrongful-termination complaint in which she alleged that she was fired because she would not succumb to Conyers’ sexual advances. On Wednesday a new report surfaced that Conyers was accused of sexual misconduct by a…

Virginia Mother Charged With Felony After Putting Recording Device in Daughter’s Backpack to Catch Bullies Virginia Mother Charged With Felony After Putting Recording Device in Daughter’s Backpack to Catch Bullies

Most parents would do anything to protect their children—even give their own life if they had to. The mother of a child who is being repeatedly bullied at school has few options if the school doesn’t respond to the family’s complaints, and sometimes they have to take matters into their own hands. What happens when…

Ex-University of Hartford Student Who Smeared Bodily Fluids on Roommate’s Belongings Not Likely to Face Hate Crime Charges, Lawyer Says Ex-University of Hartford Student Who Smeared Bodily Fluids on Roommate’s Belongings Not Likely to Face Hate Crime Charges, Lawyer Says

The lawyer for a white ex-University of Hartford student who has been accused of harassing her black roommate by tampering with her personal toiletry items and smearing bodily fluids on her backpack said that he does not expect his client to be charged with a hate crime in the case.

Thanksgiving Text Hotline Helps White Folks Talk to Their Racist Relatives About Trump and Racism Thanksgiving Text Hotline Helps White Folks Talk to Their Racist Relatives About Trump and Racism

Ah, Thanksgiving. That yearly fall holiday where we gather around a table full of food and feel thankful that we only have to see or interact with most of the people sitting around us for one holiday a year. Luckily, it’s one involving food, so for the most part, their mouths should be too full to be speaking anyway —…

Do You Use Uber? Do You Drive for Uber? If So, Your Information May Have Been Compromised Do You Use Uber? Do You Drive for Uber? If So, Your Information May Have Been Compromised

Last fall, Uber was the target of a massive data breach in which hackers stole the personal information of 57 million people—both users of the ride-hailing service and its drivers alike—and the company hid the breach from the public as it tried to pay the hackers to delete the information they stole.

Booty Booty Booty Rockin’ Everywhere: Twerkers Take Over I-95 After Trump Stalls Traffic in South Florida Booty Booty Booty Rockin’ Everywhere: Twerkers Take Over I-95 After Trump Stalls Traffic in South Florida

What do you do when Donald Trump causes traffic to stall on Interstate 95 as he makes his way to yet another golfing vacation at the South Florida resort he owns, Mar-a-Lago? If you are like these drivers, you get out of your car and start twerking on the highway.

Gabby Douglas Says She Too Was Sexually Assaulted by USA Gymnastics Team Doctor Gabby Douglas Says She Too Was Sexually Assaulted by USA Gymnastics Team Doctor

Sometimes people speak out against the suffering of others because they don’t know how to deal with their own hurt, pain and suffering. I am going to assume that is the case with U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas, who engaged in a bit of victim-blaming Friday when she said that a woman dressing “in a provocative/sexual way…

#Flint: Federal Judge Orders City Council to Vote on Permanent Water Source by Tuesday Night #Flint: Federal Judge Orders City Council to Vote on Permanent Water Source by Tuesday Night

As of Tuesday, the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water for 1,306 days. Infrastructure changes as the city’s pipes are replaced have resulted in residents being forced to continue to rely on bottled water or water filters for a semblance of clean water. The city has also been without a permanent…

LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump: The Epic CNN Smackdown LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump: The Epic CNN Smackdown

If there is ever a lesson to be learned about LaVar Ball, it is that the man has powered up on his smack-talk game, and you will never be able to best him at it, even if you bring him on your CNN news show in an attempt to do so. Unfortunately, CNN host Chris Cuomo became the object lesson of this Monday night.

Trump Administration Kicks 59,000 Displaced Haitian Earthquake Victims Out of the US Trump Administration Kicks 59,000 Displaced Haitian Earthquake Victims Out of the US

The Trump administration announced Monday that 59,000 displaced Haitian earthquake victims who have been living in the United States under temporary status must leave the country within 18 months.

Earle Hyman, Who Played Bill Cosby’s Father on The Cosby Show, Dead at 91 Earle Hyman, Who Played Bill Cosby’s Father on The Cosby Show, Dead at 91

Earle Hyman, who played on Broadway in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but became well known for playing Bill Cosby’s lovable father on The Cosby Show, died Friday in Englewood, N.J., at the age of 91.

Lawyers for Korryn Gaines’ 6-Year-Old Son File Amended Lawsuit Against Baltimore County Police  Lawyers for Korryn Gaines’ 6-Year-Old Son File Amended Lawsuit Against Baltimore County Police 

Attorneys representing the 6-year-old son of Korryn Gaines—who was gunned down in her Randallstown, Md., apartment by a Baltimore County police officer last year—have filed an amended lawsuit that disputes details of the shooting as told by police.

5 Common Household Items That Are More Intelligent Than Donald Trump 5 Common Household Items That Are More Intelligent Than Donald Trump

When your president is a bumbling buffoon who insists on proving that he is a bumbling buffoon on a daily basis, eventually even the people you think would be on his side will get tired of pretending that he is anything but an idiot and will start openly remarking on his idiocy.

The Great Migration: National Museum of African American History and Culture Offers to Digitize Black Family Home Movies for Free The Great Migration: National Museum of African American History and Culture Offers to Digitize Black Family Home Movies for Free

The National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched a new initiative aimed at helping black families preserve their history and analog audiovisual media with a unique digitization service, and it’s completely free!

House Democrats Introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment Against Donald Trump House Democrats Introduce 5 Articles of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

Although they don’t believe their efforts stand much of a chance, with Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate, House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Twitter Removes Verification Badge From White Nationalists’ Accounts, Changes Verification Policies Twitter Removes Verification Badge From White Nationalists’ Accounts, Changes Verification Policies

Well, wail, (fail) whale. A week after being put on blast for verifying the account of white nationalist Jason Kessler—the organizer of the tiki-torch white supremacist rally—Twitter has reversed its decision and removed the check mark from his account, along with that of Richard Spencer, and made several changes to…

Rep. Karen Bass Ate Jeff Sessions for Lunch and It Was Delicious Rep. Karen Bass Ate Jeff Sessions for Lunch and It Was Delicious

On Monday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) completely dismantled U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Bass questioned why the FBI would be investigating and writing reports on “black identity extremists,” labeling them as a threat against the police, but not writing…

Zendaya to Produce, Star in Thriller About a Black Woman Passing as White Near the Start of the 20th Century Zendaya to Produce, Star in Thriller About a Black Woman Passing as White Near the Start of the 20th Century

The buzz around Hollywood is that Spider-Man co-star Zendaya will both produce and star in a thriller based on the real-life story of a black woman at the turn of the 20th century who passed for white so she could attend Vassar College.

Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS Tell Them We Are Rising Brings the 1st Documentary on Our Nation’s HBCUs to PBS

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who brought the story of a revolution to the screen with The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution, has once again encapsulated an enormous piece of black history with the first documentary that focuses on the history of our nation’s HBCUs.

Black Man in Louisiana to Be Freed From Prison After Judge Overturned 1974 Conviction, but He Still Has to Pay $2,000 Bail Black Man in Louisiana to Be Freed From Prison After Judge Overturned 1974 Conviction, but He Still Has to Pay $2,000 Bail

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 5:35 p.m. EST: Many of you have asked how you can help Wilbert Jones. This fundraising page, which the Innocence Project New Orleans sent us, has been set up to help Jones “rebuild his life after 45 years of wrongful incarceration.”

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