November, 2015

 

From Daniel Holtzclaw to R. Kelly: For Black Girls When Their (Alleged) Rapes Are Not Enough

Like most black people in the U.S. with a love of soul music, nostalgia, Erykah Badu and us, I watched the 2015 Soul Train Awards Sunday night. There was Babyface, the career-maker, along with Tevin Campbell, Cameo (Cameo!), Boys II Men, Jill Scott and just so much legendary black star power, it felt like a good old black family reunion. The only thing missing was Patti Pie. What should have been missing was R. Kelly. I’m not going to rehash the decadeslong accusations against him, reported tenaciously and courageously byRead More


Iraq War Veteran Killed in Planned Parenthood Attack

Ke’Arre M. Stewart, an Iraq War veteran, was one of the victims of Friday’s attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., KKTV reports. Source: theroot


Minneapolis Officer Involved in Jamar Clark’s Death Sued for Excessive Force in a Separate Case

One of the Minneapolis police officers under investigation for fatally shooting Jamar Clark was sued for excessive force, in a separate case, 10 days before the Clark shooting, the Star Tribune reports. Source: theroot


Minneapolis Officer Involved in Jamar Clark’s Death Sued for Excessive Force in a Separate Case

One of the Minneapolis police officers under investigation for fatally shooting Jamar Clark was sued for excessive force, in a separate case, 10 days before the Clark shooting, the Star Tribune reports. Source: theroot


Atlanta Police: Girl Accidentally Shot Herself, Father Arrested

Atlanta police have pieced together how 6-year-old Ja’Mecca Smith died Saturday morning. Source: theroot


Atlanta Police: Girl Accidentally Shot Herself, Father Arrested

Atlanta police have pieced together how 6-year-old Ja’Mecca Smith died Saturday morning. Source: theroot


Trump’s Black Clergy Endorsement Event Collapses

Donald Trump’s campaign announced last week that at least 100 black ministers and religious leaders would endorse him today for president. But last night, he abruptly cancelled that press conference, the Associated Press reports. Source: theroot


Trump’s Black Clergy Endorsement Event Collapses

Donald Trump’s campaign announced last week that at least 100 black ministers and religious leaders would endorse him today for president. But last night, he abruptly cancelled that press conference, the Associated Press reports. Source: theroot


Kobe Bryant is the Best Kobe Bryant of All Time

Sunday afternoon, while much of the country was either watching NFL games or fantasizing about ribeyes and milkshakes while completing day three of their annual post-Thanksgiving Day green juice cleanse, Kobe Bryant announced that this NBA season would be his last. The news was both completely shocking and completely foreseeable. Because while it made logical sense that a 37-year-old playing one of the most athletically demanding positions in professional sports and coming off of consecutive season-ending injuries and currently playing so badly that he’s perhaps the least effective starter inRead More


Kobe Bryant is the Best Kobe Bryant of All Time

Sunday afternoon, while much of the country was either watching NFL games or fantasizing about ribeyes and milkshakes while completing day three of their annual post-Thanksgiving Day green juice cleanse, Kobe Bryant announced that this NBA season would be his last. The news was both completely shocking and completely foreseeable. Because while it made logical sense that a 37-year-old playing one of the most athletically demanding positions in professional sports and coming off of consecutive season-ending injuries and currently playing so badly that he’s perhaps the least effective starter inRead More