February, 2016

 

The Sad State of Black Cinema

I’ve long been of two minds about Kevin Hart.   Source: theroot


52 Vile, Racist Tweets 1 Writer Received From Trump Supporters

Editor’s note: This article contains social media posts that some may find offensive. Source: theroot


NJ Woman Pleads Guilty to Burning Newborn Baby to Death in the Middle of a Road

A 23-year-old New Jersey woman pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of aggravated manslaughter in the death of her newborn daughter, who was set on fire in the middle of a roadway, Reuters reports.  Source: theroot


Women, Stop Listening to Sexist Relationship ‘Experts’

I’ve spent several days thinking about Rev. Run, Tyrese, Amber Rose and their conversation about sexual consent on OWN’s It’s Not You, It’s Men. In short: Amber Rose had to explain that “no means no,” Tyrese talked about women’s sexual energy practically forcing men to “grope” them and Rev. Run threw in a heavy dose of respectability politics to justify men being disrespectful to women. Source: theroot


Women, Stop Listening to Sexist Relationship ‘Experts’

I’ve spent several days thinking about Rev. Run, Tyrese, Amber Rose and their conversation about sexual consent on OWN’s It’s Not You, It’s Men. In short: Amber Rose had to explain that “no means no,” Tyrese talked about women’s sexual energy practically forcing men to “grope” them and Rev. Run threw in a heavy dose of respectability politics to justify men being disrespectful to women. Source: theroot


Justice Clarence Thomas Asks Question in Court, Ending 10-Year Silent Streak

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas created quite a stir Monday when he spoke for the first time in a decade during oral arguments, CNN reports.  Source: theroot


Justice Clarence Thomas Asks Question in Court, Ending 10-Year Silent Streak

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas created quite a stir Monday when he spoke for the first time in a decade during oral arguments, CNN reports.  Source: theroot


Justice Clarence Thomas Asks Question in Court, Ending 10-Year Silent Streak

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas created quite a stir Monday when he spoke for the first time in a decade during oral arguments, CNN reports.  Source: theroot


KKK Members Involved in Calif. Brawl Acted in Self Defense, Police Say

Members of the Ku Klux Klan who were arrested following a brutal beatdown in Anaheim were released because they were acting in self-defense, police said citing evidence, the Associated Press reports.  Source: theroot


Ill. High School Apologizes for Slave Auction Skit 

Barrington High School in Illinois is apologizing after two students performed a skit on Friday at the 2016 Illinois Junior Classical Convention, depicting a slave auction, NBC Chicago reports.  Source: theroot