A Texas university is investigating claims that a white professor called the police on a black student who reportedly had her feet propped up during a class.  Student Apurva Rawal recorded the incident at the University of Texas at San Antonio and uploaded the footage to Twitter on Tuesday.  “So this happened today in class, […]

A couple’s recent engagement shoot in Ohio has caught the attention of people around the world after it apparently caught the attention of Dave Chappelle.  Photographer Jaycee Brammer, owner of Jaycee Marie Photography, shared images from a recent engagement photo session on Saturday in which the comedian “photobombed” some of her clients’ photos, she said. The […]

A Georgia state senator who joined protesters at the state Capitol building in Atlanta in an effort to make sure all the ballots from last week’s gubernatorial election are counted was arrested on Tuesday. State Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) was arrested in the rotunda after authorities said they issued warnings for the demonstrators to disperse. “I […]

A retired white firefighter who fired a shotgun at a black teenager after the boy knocked on his front door for directions has been sentenced to four to 10 years behind bars. A Michigan judge handed down Jeffrey Zeigler’s sentence in an Oakland County courtroom on Tuesday for assault with intent to do great bodily harm […]

The Texas-born rapper has had a banner year with the release of his smash album “Astroworld” and the birth of his first child, Stormi Webster, with longtime girlfriend Kylie Jenner.  “She’s so animated,” Scott told DeGeneres of his daughter, born in February. “She’s, like, running around the house right now on this new, like, walker, and […]

Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar celebrated the success of women of color in the 2018 midterms with an empowering message on Twitter.  Omar retweeted on Friday a post featuring The New Yorker’s latest cover, illustrated by artist Barry Blitt, that highlights the diversity among many of the newcomers elected to Congress earlier this week.   “My sisters and I […]

As the administration of President Donald Trump continues its crackdown on undocumented people across the country, a dedicated group of legal organizations has mobilized to help impoverished migrants facing detention, deportation or family separations. Barbara Peña, 45, is at the forefront of the movement working in opposition to Trump’s immigration policies. “The workload can be […]

On Wednesday, I was on no fewer than three group texts between white women asking what they could do about white women. It was the day after the midterm elections, and the exit poll numbers showed, once again, that more than half of white women voters voted Republican in key races in Florida and Texas, […]

ASSOCIATED PRESS SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Yidnekachew Yilma immigrated to the U.S. seven years ago from Ethiopia. On Tuesday evening, he was among a handful of voters inside a Lutheran church’s gymnasium, casting a ballot near a basketball hoop. He walked out into the cold and the wind, the sun setting over Sioux City, smiling. […]

Ice Cube doesn’t mention Donald Trump by name in the lyrics of his new track, “Arrest The President.” But the former N.W.A. star doesn’t have to. It’s crystal clear who the rapper, whose real name is O’Shea Jackson, is referring to. “Let’s meet at the White House, run in and turn the lights out, they […]

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