racism

George Lopez Gets Dragged For Anti-Black Joke

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George Lopez has never been funny to me. It seems as though the only jokes he knows how to make are ones about Black or Hispanic people. And Sunday night, at a show in Phoenix, was no exception. “There’s still two rules in the fucking...

Tamron Hall’s NBC Departure Prompts NABJ To Lead A Discussion On ‘Whitewashing’ In Broadcast Media

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The departure of Tamron Hall is leading to a bigger discussion about representation in journalism. Hall decided not to renew her contract with NBC after finding out she would be replaced on the Today show by former Fox News correspondent and Host Megyn Kelly. Today...

Woman at the Center of Emmett Till’s Death Admits to Lying

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The woman at the center of Emmet Till’s murder has now admitted to lying and revealed for the first time that she had fabricated the most sensational part of her testimony, reported Vanity Fair. Carolyn Bryant Donham’s then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, were both...

Georgia Police Chief Apologizes for 1940 Lynching of 16-Year-Old Boy

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Austin Callaway was lynched in Georgia on September 8, 1940 and only received a mention on the last page of the LaGrange Daily News. And now 77 years later, his family is receiving an overdue apology. Callaway’s death was never investigated and his family was...

Teacher Under Fire For Asking Black Students To Play Slaves During History Skit

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A Virginia mother said a teacher at her 6th grade son’s middle school asked African-American students to pretend to be slaves during a history lesson while white children played the part of noblemen. The students acted out a skit on the Louisiana Purchase at Shelburne...

Mary J. Blige Calls Out Donald Trump

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Mary J. Blige caught a lot of flack when she interviewed Hillary Clinton and started singing Bruce Springsteen’s 41 Shots. But that hasn’t stopped her from speaking out against the current president. During an interview at the Sundance Festival, Blige shared a few words about...