A right-wing political action committee that supports a Republican incumbent in Arkansas has released radio advertisements so vile that the incumbent himself has denounced them. The ads are produced by a PAC called Black Americans for the President’s Agenda and are meant to support Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), who is running for re-election in Arkansas’ […]

Naomi Osaka once told Ellen DeGeneres that Michael B. Jordan was her celebrity crush. Now the U.S. Open tennis champion has a personal invitation to the premiere of “Creed II” – and it’s all thanks to DeGeneres. In honor of Osaka’s 21st birthday, DeGeneres tweeted a shirtless photo of Jordan to the tennis star earlier […]

A mayor in Jefferson County, Georgia, where officials ordered dozens of black elderly voters off a bus headed for the polls earlier this week, posted an apparently racist message on the Facebook page of Black Voters Matter. Bartow Mayor Robert Morris on Wednesday wrote that Black Voters Matter, a nonpartisan organization that encourages black people to […]

With a voice like this, it’s never too early for Christmas songs. Aretha Franklin’s 2008 version of “Silent Night” was re-released on Tuesday in a new mix that strips away the orchestrations and backing vocals. What’s left is the unmistakable voice of the Queen of Soul, backed only by the sound of her own piano playing. […]

Amid escalating tensions over voting rights in Georgia, a county in the state is facing scrutiny for rejecting an unusually high number of mail-in ballots. As of Monday evening, Gwinnett County, the second most populous in Georgia, had rejected 464 mail-in ballots, 6 percent of those that had been submitted. Through Sunday, the rejected ballots in […]

Former Atlanta Falcons prospect and two-time junior college All-American Justin Crawford stands accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, according to police in Georgia. Crawford, a running back released by the Falcons in early September, was arrested Saturday in Columbus. Authorities said the 23-year-old faces a number of felony charges, including aggravated child molestation, incest and […]

We are approaching Election Day for the 2018 midterms ― and a lot is at stake. On Nov. 6, millions of Americans will head to the polls in the first midterm elections of Donald Trump’s presidency. It already promises to be historic, with more queer candidates and more women ― and particularly women of color […]

A white Missouri woman who tried to prevent a black man from entering his apartment complex was fired by her employer on Sunday after a video of the incident went viral. D’Arreion Toles told CBS affiliate KMOV 4 that he was returning home to his downtown St. Louis loft when the woman created a roadblock, […]

Newly-released body cam footage from the night Sterling Brown was arrested offers the first clear shots of a police officer using a Taser on the Milwaukee Bucks guard. Officers confronted Brown in January of 2017 after seeing his car parked in between two handicapped spots in a Walgreens parking lot. Following his verbal altercation with […]

A woman who called the police on a 9-year-old boy accusing him of sexual assault has earned the nickname, “Cornerstore Caroline.” On Wednesday, Facebook user Jason Stovetop Littlejohn shared a video of the ensuing argument, reportedly outside the Sahara Deli in Flatbush, N.Y. “Meet Cornerstore Caroline. White Woman calls police on a kid, saying he sexually […]

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