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Emile Wickham is seen in downtown Toronto on April 26, 2018, in front of the restaurant where, in 2014, he and three friends were asked to prepay for their meals. Mr. Wickham filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, alleging the establishment discriminated against his party because they are black. The Ontario Human […]

Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin and Barbara Adams have since apologized for their remarks. Another Update: Adams has also now apologized for her remarks, writing on Facebook that she travelled to a tiny village in Africa on a medical mission and is “so sorry I generalized the state of their industry.” Smith-McCrossin has also expanded on her original […]

How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent Somewhat unintuitively, American corporations today enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens. Both, for instance, are entitled to the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. How exactly did corporations come to be understood as “people” […]

Last August, as my wife and I and two of our friends biked through the Great Allegheny Passage in McKeesport, Pa., a city 12 miles from Pittsburgh, I joked that we probably wouldn’t see any more black people until Maryland. I was wrong. In the 150 miles between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., we saw four. […]

‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions White South African farmers to be removed from their land after parliament vote  The motion for ‘expropriation without compensation’ passed by a landslide It was brought […]

Like Issa said, we’re rooting for everybody black. Of the 2,952 athletes competing at this year’s Winter Olympics, only 41 (1.39-percent) of those athletes are black. Some have already made history, while all are challenging perceptions of what a winter athlete looks like. Here are the remarkable individuals: 1. Eighteen-year-old Maame Afua Biney is the […]

A child from Nashville, who was kidnapped and forced into child sex slavery by a pedophile ring, has been sentenced to life in prison for murder by a judge after she was forced to shoot a rapist before escaping from the human trafficking network.16-year-old Cyntoia Brown was arrested by police for the murder of a […]

When you think ‘hard as f*ck’, you don’t always think of a stay-at-home mom. But, halfway into Sum-01’s intro track, you already get a feel for an artist whose hungry to spit after too long away from the mic. The London rapper is back after an eight year haitus with her second album – 2 […]

The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop. In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.) But in person, […]

The institutional racism that is hardwired into American law enforcement was put on full display today when it was revealed that an assistant police chief literally told a Louisville Metro police recruit to “shoot black people.” “F*ck the right thing. If black, shoot them!” reads a text message from Todd Shaw, a 20 year veteran […]