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Cosmopolitan Kills Black Styles to Let White Girls Live

Cosmopolitan Kills Black Styles to Let White Girls Live

Cosmopolitan, the holy grail of how-to-orgasm and fashion tips, is under fire for a recent…

Michelle Obama Black Girls Rock

Michelle Obama Rocks the Stage

Less than 24 hours after attending the 2015 Black Girls Rock! event at the New…

Mich. Man Beaten and Tased During Traffic Stop Caught on Dash Cam

Dash Cam Video of Man Beaten, Tased During Traffic Stop

Something was off from the beginning of the traffic stop when two Inkster, Mich., police…

Dallas Family Releases Body-Cam Video of Mentally Ill Man Being Shot by Police

Body Cam Video of Mentally Ill Black Man Killed by Police Released

Controversial and graphic body-camera footage from a June 2014 officer-involved shooting of a mentally ill…

Naked, Unarmed Black Man Killed in Georgia

Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in Georgia

A naked, unarmed Black man was killed by an officer in DeKalb County, Ga., at…

Amber Rose vs. the Kardashians: How Race and Class Reshape This Slut-Shaming Beef

Race, Class, and Slut-Shaming

This is the crux of the problem: Kardashian opened the tragicomic door by suggesting that…

August Wilson: He Wrote About the ‘Frustration and the Glory’ of Being Black

New Documentary, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, to Air on PBS

American Masters—August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, airing on PBS Feb. 20, gives…

White Police Chief Draws Fire for Challenging Racism

Pittsburg Police Chief Under Fire for Challenging Police Racism

Pittsburgh, Pa., Police Chief Cameron McLay thought he was practicing an important tenet of community…

Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

Rand Paul is Not an Ally

To be fair, Sen. Paul has come down on the correct side on several issues.…

Black-Owned Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Meals on Wheels

Black Entrepreneurs Start Popular Food Trucks

Once a month from April through October, in a vacant Washington, D.C., lot near the…