Interracial Couples Share The Insults They’ve Experienced In Insightful Photo Series


Interracial dating shouldn’t be taboo, but some people who date outside their race aresometimes ostracized. Donna Pinckley told The Huffington Post that she is standing up for these couples with her photo series titled “Sticks and Stones.” The Arkansas-based photography professor began the project in May 2014. Pinckley was photographing a white woman and her black boyfriend when the woman’s mother ...

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NYPD Killing Of Mohamed Bah Was ‘An Execution And A Cover-Up:’ Lawyers


NEW YORK — Lawyers for the family of a man who died at the hands of New York City police officers say they have uncovered new evidence that his death was an “execution” and was subsequently covered up by the NYPD. Now the family of the victim, Mohamed Bah, wants the Department of Justice to press federal civil rights charges against the officers. ...

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People Of Color Can Finally Wear Bandages That Match Their Skin


Toby Meisenheimer said he didn’t think twice when he reached for a Band-Aid after his four-year-old son, Kai, got a cut on his forehead in 2013. “It stuck out like a sore thumb,” he told The Huffington Post about the bandage he put on his son’s head. Meisenheimer, who is white, adopted Kai, who is black. “Clear [bandages are] not a decent ...

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Cop Suggests Writing #BlackLivesMatter On A Cup Promotes ‘Violence’

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Thousands of protestors converge on Manhattan's Washington Square Park to march through the Manhattan to protest the police violence on December 13, 2014 in New York, United States. Protestors shout slogans as Hands up, dont shoot, Black lives matter and I cant breathe during the march. (Photo by Mustafa Caglayan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A spokesman for a Rhode Island police union claimed Tuesday that writing “#BlackLivesMatter” on the side of a coffee cup is part of a national trend “promoting violence against police officers.” Lt. Roger Aspinall, speaking for the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, joined a list of officials who have evoked the specter of a “war on cops” to try to discredit the activist movement. But their narrative lacks any factual basis. Black Lives Matter advocates have repeatedly ...

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Progressive Activists Protest For A Cause You Should Hear More About, But Won’t


More than a dozen community activists picketed the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphiathis week, protesting what they say is the bank president’s refusal to meet with them to discuss how Fed monetary policy affects real people. The roughly 15 activists are members of ACTION United, an organization representing low-income people of color in Philadelphia. ACTION United is affiliated with the ...

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Women Kicked Off Train For #LaughingWhileBlack Share An Important Lesson On Racial Bias


Three of the 11 women of who were kicked off of a Napa Valley Wine Train in August for#LaughingWhileBlack appeared on “The Real” Tuesday and opened up about the ordeal in their first televised interview.  The women, 10 black and one white, were on their annual book club trip to Napa Valley and said they were “humiliated” when they were escorted off the train ...

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New ‘Ferguson Cover-Up’ Documentary Looks To Uncover Details Of Michael Brown’s Death

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo., by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white.  Protesters took to the streets of  the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

In the year since 18-year-old Michael Brown died, a grand jury declined to indict former officer Darren Wilson and the Department of Justice followed up by clearing Wilson of a civil rights violation. But according to filmmaker Jason Pollock, there are a number of issues in the case that have not received enough attention. Pollock, whose documentary “Ferguson Cover-Up” is ...

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Sandra Bullock Shares Concerns For Raising Black Son


Sandra Bullock opens up about everything from George Clooney to her career in theNovember issue of Glamour magazine. It’s the cover star’s discussion of her family — specifically her son, Louis — that make the interview stand out. “You see how far we’ve come in civil rights — and where we’ve gotten back to now. I want my son to ...

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Keke Palmer Isn’t Offended By Racial Stereotypes On ‘Scream Queens’

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been digitally altered)  Actress Keke Palmer from FOX's 'Scream Queens' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at the 2015 Summer TCA's at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)

If you’ve been watching “Scream Queens,” you know about the show’s heavy use of racial stereotypes. Yes, it can be offensive at times, but that’s sort of what makes the show interesting. It’ so over exaggerated and ridiculous, it’s kind of hard to take it seriously. In a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, Keke Palmer, who plays Zayday Williams, talked about ...

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Most Men Don’t Care About Diversity In The Boardroom


Why aren’t we seeing more women or minorities in the boardroom, i.e., the absolute pinnacle of power in the corporate world? Oh, well, the thing is: Most of the white men who sit on the boards of the biggest companies in the U.S. don’t think it matters, according to a new survey. Only 35 percent of male directors said gender diversity was ...

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