25 Feb, 2024

Teen faces indictment in racist murder attempt at Cape Cod pond

A 14-year-old white male has been formally charged with attempted murder, following allegations that he tried to drown a Black minor in what authorities believe was a racially motivated attack. According to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, these charges were filed against the adolescent, whose identity remains undisclosed but is recognized by the […]

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DeSantis receives backlash after racist killings in Jacksonville

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis faced backlash and a resounding chorus of boos during a vigil held to honor the victims of a racially motivated shooting. The incident occurred in Jacksonville, where hundreds had gathered on Sunday to commemorate the three individuals who lost their lives in the attack. DeSantis was compelled to step away from […]

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Who is Charnesia Corley? Black Woman Publicly Violated by Texas Deputies

On June 21, a 21-year-old Black woman, was pulled over by a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, after allegedly running a stop sign. The male sheriff’s deputy claimed to smell marijuana from Charnesia Corley’s car, and proceeded to handcuff and place Corley into his patrol car while he searched her vehicle. When the officer could not […]

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Bullet Proof Vests and Diversionary Journalism: Protecting Dylann Roof and White Supremacy

Grasping at straws to humanize terrorists like Dylann Roof is a dangerously divisive defense mechanism that’s particularly unacceptable when coalesced with his racism. Some mainstream media outlets are characterizing Roof as an “introvert” living a ”life that had quietly drifted off track”, an oft-used twist of white extremism that depicts the shooters as “lone wolves” […]

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#NotJustUVA: Martese Johnson and the American Norm

  20 year old Martese Johnson’s unprovoked beating by police was yet another example of the brutality that’s become America’s norm. Over the past couple years, our community has become almost numb to the consistent attack on Black life. Not only are the police abusing their authority, they’re doing it with impunity. Every instance of […]

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Its #NotJustSAE, it never was – Its America

When @OH_UnHeard, an equal rights group at University of Oklahoma, posted a video depicting members of the University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon meerily bellowing a racist chant, University and Fraternity officials quickly moved to expel visible members and distance themselves from the very apparent display of anti-Blackness.   To: All Student, Faculty, and Staff “To those who […]

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Racism, Not Hoodies: The Real Menace to Society

Three years ago today, Trayvon Martin was murdered for no other reason than being a Black male. As much as detractors try to play up ambiguities in that night’s circumstance or justify George Zimmerman’s actions, we know what it was about. The criminalization of Black men by our society has embedded an innate fear in […]

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No Federal Charges for Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin Death

-from USA Today The Justice Department said Tuesday its independent investigation found “insufficient evidence” to charge George Zimmerman with federal civil rights violations in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Attorney General Eric Holder said the evidence did not meet the “high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution,” but the decision should […]

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Why Zendaya’s Refusal to Be Diminished is Important For Us Black Girls

In order to understand why Zendaya’s appearance at the Oscars is important we have to understand the daily slights Black women have to contend with about their hair. My best friend’s mother had a live-in boyfriend who would frequently refer to me as a “wild child” because of my hair. Boys would constantly make fun […]

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