Pundits and politicos were shocked on Friday when a spokesperson for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) publicly admitted that former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele was the Party’s token black guy. Although The comment was the least racist thing you might hear at CPAC, people…
Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for not standing up for her son, who both owned a gun and was a public school employee.
Out the mouth of babes, they say. And these babes will not be silenced.
A federal grand jury impaneled by special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities Friday for their alleged roles in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.
Former Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller for 20 hours over the course of multiple days this week as part of the investigation into the possible collusion between the president’s campaign and Russia, as well as other issues tied to that investigation.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a lower-court ruling that allowed an Alabama town to essentially segregate its schools, finding that the new school district’s intentions to split from Jefferson County schools were racially motivated and typical of how white people will do whatever it takes when black…
One would like to think that the reason the company that makes the powerful painkiller OxyContin says it will stop marketing the opioid to doctors is that the county is in the midst of a serious opioid epidemic—a big part of which involves prescription painkillers. More likely, though, it’s because many cities, states…
They’re scattering like rats from a sinking ship.
For the second time this week, a White House staffer has resigned from his position amid allegations that he was physically and emotionally abusive to a former spouse.
The wypipo continue to lose their damn minds over their vigorous and ridiculous embrace of performative patriotism. And if these current allegations prove to be true, perhaps one will lose her job.
Well, that was fast. The black unemployment rate in the United States, which fell to a record low in December, something President Donald Trump gleefully took credit for, has made its biggest jump upward since 2012.
We have all been waiting with bated breath to see what actually comes of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as well as into the possibility that Donald Trump—in his capacity as president—attempted to obstruct that investigation.
In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like an…
President Donald Trump didn’t have much to say to rapper Eminem,
who has been excoriating him on wax (wait—do people even say “wax” anymore?) who has been ethering him in the cloud for a minute, but, again, Trump hasn’t responded.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller last week, making him the first member of Donald Trump’s Cabinet to be questioned as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Whether it’s been saving Congress from Roy Moore’s disgusting ass, or Oprah’s inspiring speech during the Golden Globes that led to social media chants of #Oprah2020, or Beyoncé just being Beyoncé, black women are clearly the backbone of the American conscience.
As reported by The Root when the story first broke, the storied academic institution of Georgetown owes its entire existence to the sale of enslaved black men, women and children. In 1838 the sale of these humans by Jesuit priests saved the school from bankruptcy; to this day, it remains a thriving academic…
Instead of focusing on much more important issues like the opioid crisis and the steady dismantling of American civil rights, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has turned his attention to battling against legalized marijuana. That pretend war will now see him in court as he goes up against a 12-year-old girl who…
About a year ago, in early 2017, I briefly joined a stress-management program that functioned sort of like a support group. I was feeling brittle and panicked; alongside millions of other Americans, the generalized anxiety that normally keeps me company had grown exponentially in the aftermath of the 2016 election.