Tim Wise: The “Black Out-Of-Wedlock Birth” Canard is Racist

Tim Wise is my favorite white anti-racist. I'm sure there are many white people like him who fight the good fight when it comes...

When You’re Black, the “Stand Your Ground” Law May Not Apply...

Well, I think it's safe to say that shit just got real for George Zimmerman. Watching him in his first appearance yesterday -- aside...

Report: Black Mississippi Students Hancuffed for not Wearing Belts

Think Progress has published what I think to be a disturbing report on children in schools in Mississippi. The report stems from a recent...

Zimmerman Verdict: Disturbed, But Not Surprised

While many spent the last few weeks and days glued to their television sets anxiously watching the George Zimmerman trial unfold, I was for...

Arrest of Drug Dealers Linked to Philip Seymour Hofman Should Bug...

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very talented actor -- from me, there's no debate about it. Whether he died as a result of slipping...

WalterScott Misjudging A Book By It’s Cover

The murder of Walter Scott which most of you have viewed via video taken by one incredibly brave individual speaks to so many things...

Black Student Suspended One Year for Hugging Teacher

According to a CBS Atlanta affiliate, a Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging...

An Open Letter: To the Relatives of 68-Year-Old Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.Killed...

Dear Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., I watched the interview you gave with Juan Gonzalez this morning regarding the case with your father. A 68 year old...

Rudy Giuliani and Pat Lynch: New York’s Finest Covones

By Mike Caccioppoli How predictable that right wingers would use the tragedy of the assassination of two police officers to go after police brutality protesters...

Brooklyn Street Renamed for First Person Killed for an iPod in...

Chances are you've never heard of Christopher Rose. Don't feel bad if you don't. After all, he wasn't wearing a hoodie or carrying ice...

White Woman Sues Church for Allowing Black Woman to be Buried...

Look, when it comes to racism, nothing really shocks me anymore. However, the following story took the wind out of my sails. Apparently racism...

How a Florida Federal Judge Changed the Game By Demanding Due...

  Most people hope that if and when they need to stand before a court of law that there will be, to some degree, a...

Madness & Reality Radio: Paula Deen, George Zimmerman, & Justice

In this episode we reset our previous conversation on the Paula Deen discrimination lawsuit. We'll take a look at the recent developments, her series...

Police Commission approves changes in LAPD’s deadly force policy

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday unanimously decided to revamp the LAPD's use-of-deadly-force policy and require the department to specifically...

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...