President Trump had a little something to say about George Floyd and the state of Black Americans, and none of it was good.
Today, to cap off a week of brutal police violence against protestors, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio “very respectfully” took a few hours of questions from journalists and the public, first in a press conference and then on the weekly “Ask the Mayor” segment of NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show. His stance, as it has been since his city erupted in protest over police brutality against black people and parallel, completely foreseeable instances of police violence against black people along with those who...
In 2011, Greenpeace Barbie went on a costumed-tiger murder rampage across the globe. Clad in a flowing pink gown, with blue eyeshadow that will make you glad the aughts are long gone, she camped outside toy stores, brutally massacring her feline nemeses in front of unsuspecting children.
On Sunday night, beauty YouTuber Allana Davison posted a 23-minute long video that opened with a general, brief mention of the protests around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Happy Friday. This week has continued to be just as wild as the last, but instead of tunes inspiring you to email your local officials or safely protesting in the streets, I’ve decided to curate a playlist full of joints for genuine self-care. It is ok to log off, to spend time with the ones you love, and decompress.
The only thing more powerful than Cate Blanchett is a chainsaw, apparently, which she had a tussle with while social distancing at a country estate in East Sussex, England. She’s doing fine, though! As Blanchett claims, “it’s a high-class problem.”
David Oyelowo revealed in a new interview that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science complained about the cast of Selma attending the movie’s premiere wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts to protest Eric Garner’s death.
One of the hallowed but often-disregarded rules for Republican elected officials is that they are only allowed to express their racist opinions in private—in public, they’re supposed to parrot bland statements about the need for racial justice even as they work to stymie anything resembling progress. But local Republican officials in Texas, including the GOP chairs for some of the most populous counties in the state, keep on forgetting that directive, much to the dismay of the state’s top...
While the rest of the world considers systemic racial inequality, law enforcement and prison reform and that pesky global health crisis that killed over 100,000 Americans as of May 27, Aunt Becky is still embroiled in the ongoing college admissions scandal.
On Thursday night a video surfaced of an elderly white man in Buffalo, New York being pushed to the ground by two Buffalo police officers. The video, which can be seen here, shows the man falling backward landing headfirst on the sidewalk. Blood pools on the ground instantly, the hand that was holding his cellphone goes limp, and several police officers walk by without stopping to help the reportedly 75-year-old man bleeding out in front of them. NBC reports that the man is in “serious but...
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The world is on fire and as it burns, every bad person is scuttling out of the woodwork brandishing their bad opinions like cockroaches waggling their little antennae in search of sustenance. Here is a new example! Abby Lee Miller, the spray-tanned nightmare woman who found Jojo Siwa and ruled over a dance studio in Pittsburgh with an iron fist, has been forced to apologize for being racist.