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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019 at 07:00.

49ers Announcer Tim Ryan Suspended After Claiming Lamar Jackson's 'Dark Skin Color' Gives Him a Competitive Advantage

49ers Announcer Tim Ryan Suspended After Claiming Lamar Jackson's 'Dark Skin Color' Gives Him a Competitive Advantage

It’s no secret that melanin is the source of our superpowers as Black people. But if you let idiots like sports announcer Tim Ryan tell it, it also gives black NFL players like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson an unfair competitive advantage.

No, really.

And that’s exactly how he just got his ass suspended.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

The 49ers have suspended Tim Ryan, their radio...

Nabil Ayers Nabil Ayers Dec 05, 2019 at 22:30.

Zwarte Piet and My Run-In With Blackface

Zwarte Piet and My Run-In With Blackface

In November 2006, my band was in the midst of a European tour. Though we loved exploring unfamiliar cities, we ached for the comforts of home as the holidays approached. None of us were from the same place—we were born in cities spreading from New York to Anchorage, but we shared an understanding of what the holidays meant to us: a jovial Santa Claus; a fragrant, decorated tree and lots of...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 05, 2019 at 02:00.

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

NY High School Pulls the Plug on Tarzan Production Amid Concerns That Students Would Be Cast as Apes

Amid concerns of racial insensitivity, a New York high school has pulled the plug on its upcoming production of Disney’s Tarzan.

The Rockland/Westchester Journal-News reports that the drama club at Alexander Hamilton High School was prepared to kick off auditions for their Tarzan adaptation on Dec. 4, but those plans came to a screeching halt when two parents complained to Principal Joseph...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 04, 2019 at 09:00.

#LeavingYourApartmentWhileBlack: White Woman Refuses to Allow Black Teen to Leave Her Own Apartment Building

#LeavingYourApartmentWhileBlack: White Woman Refuses to Allow Black Teen to Leave Her Own Apartment Building

In today’s edition of #ExistingWhileBlack, we learn that something as innocuous as leaving your apartment building is grounds for being harassed and accused of engaging in criminal behavior.

On Friday, Daily Dot reports that high school junior Taheera Rashad was minding her black-ass business while leaving her apartment when this happened:

In the minute-long video, Rashard records herself...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 03, 2019 at 08:00. 12 comments

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

Growing up, I was constantly told to “shhh!” Whether I was right or wrong, happy or in distress, I was repeatedly reminded to lower my voice and take up less space—even while being simultaneously assured that I could be anything I wanted to be and that my gifts were worth sharing with the world. Granted, I was a loud-ass kid (and occasionally still a loud-ass adult, if and when the moment...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Nov 28, 2019. 15 comments

Texas Teacher May Get Reinstated After Asking Trump to Help Get Rid of ‘Illegal Students’ at Her School

Texas Teacher May Get Reinstated After Asking Trump to Help Get Rid of ‘Illegal Students’ at Her School

A high school English teacher in Fort Worth, Texas, may be allowed to return to her job after being fired in June for tweeting to Donald Trump and asking for his help in getting rid of “illegal students” at her school.

Texas Teacher Outs Herself on Twitter as MAGA-t Who Wants to Help Trump Round Up 'Illegal Students&...

Georgia Clark is an English teacher in Fort Worth, Texas. Much like the...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 28, 2019.

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

America’s Got Talent will be returning for its 15th season next year, but there will be two hosts noticeably missing from the host lineup: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. The show, produced by Simon Cowell, aims to find America’s next great superstar.

Naturally, fans wondered why Union and Hough had been ousted. Rumblings of a “toxic culture” began this past weekend when Love B. Scott...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 19, 2019. 1 comments

will.i.am Threatened With Lawsuit After Blasting Flight Attendant on Twitter for Alleged Racist Behavior

will.i.am Threatened With Lawsuit After Blasting Flight Attendant on Twitter for Alleged Racist Behavior

One of Australia’s most popular airlines is threatening Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am with legal action over his recent claim that he was a victim of racial discrimination.

CNN reports that on Friday, the multihyphenate took to Twitter to drag a flight attendant that works for the Australian airline Qantas.

“I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. I’m sorry to say me and my...

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Karu F. Daniels Karu F. Daniels Nov 17, 2019. 12 comments

South Jersey Man Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism, Plotting to Kill Black Shoppers with Machete at Mall

South Jersey Man Accused of Anti-Semitic Vandalism, Plotting to Kill Black Shoppers with Machete at Mall

The sickness is so deep!

Racism and mental illness is a deadly combination.

Folks in North Central New Jersey could’ve felt the full effect of this as some fool who authorities said ordered vandalism of Midwestern synagogues plotted to “let loose” on black shoppers at a nearby mall.

18-year-old Richard Tobin is federal authorities’ latest target of a law enforcement crackdown against alleged...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 15, 2019. 4 comments

Mo'Nique Files Race and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix Regarding 'Lowball Offer'

Mo'Nique Files Race and Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix Regarding 'Lowball Offer'

Mo’Nique isn’t nearly done sticking up for herself.

According to NBC News, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian is suing Netflix, accusing the popular streaming platform of race and gender discrimination in relation to the deal she was offered for a stand-up special in November 2017.

If you remember, Mo’Nique took to various media outlets (including her own social media platform) to expose...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Nov 09, 2019. 18 comments

Will House Democrats Add Trump's Long History of Racism to the Articles of Impeachment Against Him?

Will House Democrats Add Trump's Long History of Racism to the Articles of Impeachment Against Him?

As Democrats forge ahead with their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, some members of the party are pushing for the articles of impeachment to include his record of sexual abuse and racism, BuzzFeed reports.

Citing two Democratic congresspeople, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Al Green (D-TX), BuzzFeed reports that some progressive Democrats and longtime impeachment supporters...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 05, 2019. 16 comments

Soccer Star Mario Balotelli Threatens to Leave Game After Enduring Racial Abuse, Monkey Chants

Soccer Star Mario Balotelli Threatens to Leave Game After Enduring Racial Abuse, Monkey Chants

I don’t watch a lot of soccer, primarily because I hear so much about all the racism that black players are forced to endure. In the latest example of exactly that, we’ve learned that Brescia striker Mario Balotelli was showered with monkey chants and other racial abuse while trying to do his damn job.

ESPN reports that Balotelli was on the field Sunday, minding his black ass business when...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 04, 2019. 2 comments

Buffalo Wild Wings Employees Fired After Racist Seating Incident

Buffalo Wild Wings Employees Fired After Racist Seating Incident

A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Naperville has terminated multiple employees after a group of customers alleged they were asked to move to another table due to the color of their skin.

From the Chicago Tribune:

Justin Vahl and Marcus Riley said they visited the Buffalo Wild Wings on 75th Street east of Route 59 about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 with four other adults and 12...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 02, 2019.

Former Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Starbucks, Alleges She Was Fired Because She Is White

Former Manager Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Starbucks, Alleges She Was Fired Because She Is White

The former regional manager of a Philadelphia-based Starbucks has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company. According to the suit, Shannon Phillips believes that she was terminated from her position solely because she was white.

From the Daily Beast:

Shannon Phillips alleges she’d been a “loyal” Starbucks employee for 13 years, managing hundreds of stores in several states,...

Oct 26, 2019. 15 comments

Buttigieg Needs More People, Harris' Salon Game Has No Equal and Castro Needs a Refill: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 15

Buttigieg Needs More People, Harris' Salon Game Has No Equal and Castro Needs a Refill: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 15

This week in the Power Rankings are just messy. We’re talking Real Housewives of Atlanta-TMZ-Get her, Jade-level of messy. As we round into the final pre-holiday weeks of the campaign preseason, the gap between the political haves and have nots gets bigger and the knives come out. Campaigns and their surrogates have been coming for each other publicly and privately, and the committee has had...

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Damon Young Damon Young Oct 12, 2019. 23 comments

Black Man With (Possible? Probable?) Hair Plugs Complains That Black People Care Too Much About Our Hair

Black Man With (Possible? Probable?) Hair Plugs Complains That Black People Care Too Much About Our Hair

Perhaps the most telling aspect of thrift shop fedora repurposed as a strip club daytime shift buffet tray with sentience Jason Whitlock’s continued descent into Take Perdition is that there’s no variance with him. For someone who frequently decries SJW groupthink, he’s as predictable as a burp after a sip of soda.

If a black athlete appears to be activism-minded, Whitlock will doubt their...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Sep 27, 2019. 20 comments

Racist White Lady Goes Peak Mayonnaise During Pro-Lynching Tirade at CVS

Racist White Lady Goes Peak Mayonnaise During Pro-Lynching Tirade at CVS

On Tuesday, CVS shoppers in Los Angeles were in for a special treat when a crazy white lady decided to do her best Mel Gibson impression and go on a racist rant.

“I hate niggers!” she yells before storming out of the store in the viral clip.

Off-camera, another person can be heard saying, “Yeah, she’s on drugs or something.” To which, the crazy white lady stops dead in her tracks and does an...

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Sep 23, 2019. 15 comments

Kindness Was Trudeau’s Ace...And Blackface May Cost Him the Election

Kindness Was Trudeau’s Ace...And Blackface May Cost Him the Election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used to be my fourth favorite Canadian, behind Keanu Reeves, Celine Dion, and Margaret Atwood. Seeing Trudeau in blackface was more painful than when my old high school crush shared a racist meme on Facebook. It kills the part of your innocence that makes you sad and angry that you let yourself fall in love in the first place.

Justin Trudeau Shown in 3...

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Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Sep 21, 2019. 14 comments

Beto Ain't So Woke, Harris Wants That Smoke and Yang Can Take a Joke: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 10

Beto Ain't So Woke, Harris Wants That Smoke and Yang Can Take a Joke: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 10

In the immortal words of Bill Duke in Menace II Society:

You know you done fucked up, right?

That’s about the only way we can describe most of the Democratic candidates in the Black Power Rankings for week 10. It’s as if half the candidates forgot that there are black people out here who they need to campaign for, because some of the rhetorical and tactical mistakes that came from candidates...

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Damon Young Damon Young Sep 19, 2019. 12 comments

Pittsburgh Is the Worst City in America for Black People. Here's How It Can Get Better

Pittsburgh Is the Worst City in America for Black People. Here's How It Can Get Better

If you need an example of the level of danger Pittsburgh’s black population faces for just living in the city, drive down Centre Avenue, go through the Hill District and then North Oakland, and then stop once you find yourself in front of UPMC Shadyside. Park your car, get out, and survey the beautiful campus this hospital sits on. If you glance to your right, you’ll see Hillman Cancer...

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