'American Idol' Racism Lawsuit

Black Contestants Sue American Idol

by Huffington Post

American Idol is being sued by 10 Black former contestants, claiming they were kicked off the show in their respective seasons… Read More

The Dubious Math Behind Stop and Frisk

The Numbers Behind Stop and Frisk Don't Add Up

by The Atlantic

Yesterday Ray Kelly took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to defend NYPD's Stop and Frisk tactics and its indiscriminate… Read More

What’s the Matter With North Carolina?

North Carolina's Racist and Sexist Voter ID Laws

by Slate

North Carolina is proving itself to be the poster child for all that is wrong with modern American democracy and—with thanks… Read More

Racially Profiled in Palm Beach

A First Hand Account of Racial Profiling

by The Atlantic

Race is America's Voldemort: That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named. Even when discrimination's role in an event is obvious, there… Read More

[THE WEEKLY READ]<br />
Dear Tavis Smiley

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Dear Tavis Smiley

by Michael Arceneaux

  Dear Tavis Smiley: Let me start off by saying that I’m legitimately somewhat conflicted about you… Read More

Ohio Gov. Kasich links Cleveland serial killings to poverty

Ohio Governor Connects Recent Serial Killing to Poverty

by The Grio

Ohio’s Governor John Kasich made some attention-getting comments this week about poverty and poor neighborhoods. “We… Read More

First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

by The Grio

It’s a second term for Michelle Obama, too, and she’s shifting her social-issues emphasis to kids and gun violence after… Read More

Zimmerman verdict poll: Stark reaction by race

How Race Determines the Reaction to the Zimmerman Verdict

by The Washington Post

The not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has produced dramatically different reactions among Blacks and Whites, with… Read More

TOO BLACK FOR TV?<br />
Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet

TOO BLACK FOR TV?
Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet

by Gerren Keith Gaynor

Tha Life Atlanta, a docu-series that follows a social circle of openly gay Black men, is generating quite the buzz. Exploring… Read More

Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded in weekend gun violence

Six Killed, 22 Wounded in Weekend Gun Violence in Chicago

by The Grio

Six people were killed and at least 22 others were injured, including a 6-year-old girl, in weekend shootings in Chicago. The… Read More

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