Philando Castile: Diamond Reynolds Speaks Emotionally

Diamond Reynolds cried tears during a recent interview. The tears from the eyes of Diamond Reynolds represents her pain. Her pain and subsequent tears...

Stevie Wonder Said A Stupid Thing About Black Lives Matter

Stevie Wonder was discussing gun violence at the North Minneapolis Conference on Peace on Saturday, June 17. At one point in his speech, Stevie...

Mortuary Buries Wrong Woman After Husband’s Complaint

There's nothing funny about death. When someone dies there's very little that can be said to grieving relatives and friends to make light of...

Ariel Castro: “I’m Not A Monster, I’m Sick” (VIDEO)

At his sentencing in a Cleveland courtroom, Ariel Castro said, "I am not a monster." Whether you agree with him or not, one thing...

New Orleans Parish Prison: Possibly the Worst Prison in America

Alright, like me, you might want to make a mental note. I don't know whether you live in Louisiana or plan to visit anytime...

Paula Deen’s Wade in the Watermelon Ice Cream and Other Famous...

I'm 2 years older than Paula Deen and am having a hard time getting worked up about her use of the word nigger. Considering...

North Carolina: White American Terrorist Kills Three Muslim Students

The Grio and the AP reports that: HAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A man, his wife and her sister — all college students — were...

New York Private School Feels "Bad" Poor People Can't Afford Quality...

  I almost feel conflicted writing this post. I'm suffering from Catholic guilt! As a child of the parochial school system of New Jersey I am...

McDonald’s Cashier Confronts Exec: I Can’t Afford Shoes For My Children

Meritocracy says that anyone working at McDonald's in this country doesn't deserve to be earning a penny more than they now are. Why? Because...

An Open Letter to Louisiana and its Prison System

Dear Louisiana, How can I even begin? I want to thank you for all of the substance you have added to the American lexicon. Your land...

Creshuna Miles, Juror #8 is Half Right

Creshuna Miles: “I never once thought about, ‘Oh, this was a black kid, this was a white guy.’ Because that wasn’t the case.” Alicia Machado:...

Obama on Trayvon Martin: “If I had a son, he’d look...

I heard there was a reporter on the campaign trail who asked Mitt Romney to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin homicide. And, as...

Environmental Racism: The New New Jim Crow

I don't see too many of us black folks discussing environmental issues. For the record, I just want to say that environmental issues impact millions...

Mississippi: Rennie Gibbs Faces Life in Prison for Stillborn Birth

Editor's Note: I wrote the following post about Rennie Gibbs of Mississippi back in June 2011. Back then I was disheartened that this was...

Post-Racial Update: Rudy Eugene, the Maryland Cannibal, & the Detroit Kool-Aid...

I'm so disappointed with the black community this week. First off, I can't believe that none of you are protesting the police shooting death...