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Jersey Shore Employee Fired For Telling Black School Children They Were ‘Not Welcome Here’

Jersey Shore Employee Fired For Telling Black School Children They Were ‘Not Welcome Here’

A woman who worked as a gift shop employee at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Aquarium in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, was fired by management after they investigated an incident caught in a viral video in
Saturday's Best Deals: Color Laser Printer, Portable Projectors, 4K Fire TV, and More

Saturday's Best Deals: Color Laser Printer, Portable Projectors, 4K Fire TV, and More

$30 off Amazon’s 4K Fire TV, a Brother color laser printer, and Anker’s best portable projectors lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...
Georgia Police Use Taser on 87-Year-Old Grandmother With Dementia

Georgia Police Use Taser on 87-Year-Old Grandmother With Dementia

In yet another example that illustrates just how much more training our nation’s police forces need, police in Georgia used a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother suffering from dementia—because there
Too Little, Too Late: Sacramento PD Changes Foot Chase Policy After Killing of #StephonClark

Too Little, Too Late: Sacramento PD Changes Foot Chase Policy After Killing of #StephonClark

Sacramento police officers have a new foot chase policy as of late last month, and it is reportedly in response to the shooting death of Stephon Clark five months ago.Read more...
Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dead at 80

Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dead at 80

Kofi Annan, the well-respected former Secretary-General of the United Nations who also won a Nobel Peace Prize, died Saturday after a short illness. He was 80 years old. Read more...
23 Prince Albums Hit All Major Streaming Services

23 Prince Albums Hit All Major Streaming Services

Fans of the “Purple One” and streaming music sites can now rejoice because 23 previously unavailable Prince albums between 1995-2010 are now on all the major streaming services, according to Rolling
2 Black Utah High School Soccer Players Subject to Racial Taunts, Slurs From Fans of Rival Team

2 Black Utah High School Soccer Players Subject to Racial Taunts, Slurs From Fans of Rival Team

Fans of a high school soccer team showed what true sportsmanship means to two black players from the opposing team...by calling them racial slurs and other names, of course.Read more...
She Got That Glow: Why We're Low-Key Obsessed With Laura Harrier's Ever-Changing Looks

She Got That Glow: Why We're Low-Key Obsessed With Laura Harrier's Ever-Changing Looks

We love a girl who keeps us guessing, and when it comes to red carpet looks, BlacKkKlansman star Laura Harrier always does. In fact, she rivals her Spider-Man: Homecoming co-star Zendaya in switching
Will Aretha's Most Iconic Hat Become a Part of Obama's Legacy?

Will Aretha's Most Iconic Hat Become a Part of Obama's Legacy?

If there’s one thing we know about the Queen of Soul, it’s that she loved a “lewk.” Aside from her often extravagant stage attire, Aretha Franklin was fond of a dramatic gesture—the tossing of a

Paleofuture President Trump Talked to Veterans About Apocalypse Now and It Was Super Awkward | Jalop

Paleofuture President Trump Talked to Veterans About Apocalypse Now and It Was Super Awkward | Jalopnik Here’s How to Destroy Your Manual Transmission (And How to Make it Last) | Kotaku Monster
The Realness Podcast Tells the Story of Mobb Deep's Prodigy Through His Struggle With Sickle Cell Anemia and 'Keeps It Thoro'

The Realness Podcast Tells the Story of Mobb Deep's Prodigy Through His Struggle With Sickle Cell Anemia and 'Keeps It Thoro'

If there’s a podcast out there with a hip-hop lean to it, there’s a better than 98 percent chance that I will give it a listen. Read more...
The Root's Clapback Mailbag: FAQ

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: FAQ

Sometimes, when I sift through all the emails, tweets and DMs for the weekly Clapback Mailbag, I’m astounded by the fact that many of the letters are variations of the same theme. So I decided to
i-D Magazine Debuts Three Earthwise and Black Girl Magical Covers for Fall

i-D Magazine Debuts Three Earthwise and Black Girl Magical Covers for Fall

We never thought we’d say this, but we might officially be suffering black girl magic fatigue. After all, we’ve spent almost every day this August reporting on a seemingly endless rollout of Fall
The 2018 World Wypipo Tournament: The Fragile Four

The 2018 World Wypipo Tournament: The Fragile Four

Once upon a time, there was a little kid who dreamed that one day, if he worked hard enough and focused on his goals, he could achieve things no one else thought were possible. So he pursued his
A List of Ways to Tell If a White Person Has Personally Benefitted From America's History of Racism

A List of Ways to Tell If a White Person Has Personally Benefitted From America's History of Racism

I witnessed some very nice white peoples on the internet this week who were adamant that they haven’t personally benefitted from America’s history of racism and also felt that the distinctions between
Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge

Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge

Don’t let Love & Hip-Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta or even Chrisley Knows Best fool you. The most valuable real estate in metro Atlanta isn’t in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Midtown or even the
Parking Patrol Paula Calls Cops on Black Man Who Was Trying To Get Into His Own Car

Parking Patrol Paula Calls Cops on Black Man Who Was Trying To Get Into His Own Car

And here we are again because white people can’t stop calling the cops on black people.Read more...
Queen of Soul and Body-Positive Icon: A Look Back at Aretha's Franklin's Memorable Style

Queen of Soul and Body-Positive Icon: A Look Back at Aretha's Franklin's Memorable Style

The icon we knew as Aretha Franklin was a lot of things: musical prodigy, Queen of Soul, church girl, teenage mother (and possible abuse/rape survivor), Detroit native, shade-master and legendary
Arizona High School Student Refused to Take Off Bandanna, So He And 3 Other Students Were Arrested Because Apparently, That Makes Sense

Arizona High School Student Refused to Take Off Bandanna, So He And 3 Other Students Were Arrested Because Apparently, That Makes Sense

Further proving that cops will arrest black kids for anything, an Arizona senior student at Apache Junction High School was arrested, along with some of his schoolmates, all because he refused to take
Friday's Best Deals: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse, Foam Mattresses, Bamboo Underwear, and More

Friday's Best Deals: 20% Off Amazon Warehouse, Foam Mattresses, Bamboo Underwear, and More

Happy Friday! Your choice of premium underwear, affordable foam mattresses, and ultra-cheap melamine sponges lead off today’s best deals from around the web. Read more...