Black Men

Oklahoma Sheriff Indicted After Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

Oklahoma County Sheriff Stanley Glanz is pictured before a county commissioner's meeting in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, July 13, 2015, where officials reevaluated a contract they previously approved allowing embattled sheriff Stanley Glanz to hire his own private defense team. Glanz's office is under scrutiny following the shooting of Eric Harris by a volunteer sheriff's deputy. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

A grand jury has indicted a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, sheriff whose office came under intense national scrutiny following the fatal shooting of an unarmed and restrained man by a volunteer deputy who mistook his hand gun for a stun gun. Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz was indicted Wednesday on two misdemeanor criminal counts. One count for refusing to release an internal ...

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How Critics Got the New ‘Annie’ Wrong

Quveznhane Wallis

This weekend saw the opening of a type of film exceedingly rare in our nation’s cinema history: a wide-release kid’s movie with an African-American girl as the protagonist. (Akeelah and the Bee and Princess and the Frog are pretty much the film’s only peers, though 2015 will add Home to the tiny list). That was reason enough for me and ...

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Supporting Only ‘Good’ Black Victims Won’t Dismantle White Supremacy


In the wake of a New York grand jury deciding not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, racially diverse protests instantly erupted across the nation. White faces could be seen in swelling crowds from NYC and D.C., to Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver. Their mouths covered with masking tape with the words ...

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Choking on the Truth: Race, Justice, and the Thin Blue Line

Mayor De Blasio And Police Chief Bratton Discuss Police Training

In the wake of the decision of a New York grand jury not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of 43-year-old unarmed Black peddler Eric Garner, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Garner’s death “a terrible tragedy” and pledged to continue to explore ways to curb the use of excessive force by police. It ...

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Memories of Violence: Family Discusses Why It’s Important to Support Their Transgender Child


As the Youth and Outreach Coordinator at the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (KCAVP), an organization that supports LGBTQ survivors of violence and trauma in Kansas and Missouri, I have been lucky enough to work with amazing, resilient queer and trans youth who are often overcoming the adversity in their lives. For the past year, I have had the pleasure to ...

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Obama hits back at critics of immigration executive actions, maintaining he has ‘legal authority to make system better’


President Obama shot down on Sunday Republican criticism of the controversial execution actions he announced last week that will suspend millions of deportations. “Why we would prefer a system in which they’re in the shadows, potentially taking advantage of living here but not contributing?” Obama said in an exclusive interview with ABC’s “This Week” that aired Sunday. “Congress has a ...

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Ferguson: The Untold Story


Think you have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri? You may not, even if you’ve been watching a lot of cable news. Especially if you’ve been watching a lot of cable news. If the media’s job is to give viewers and readers an accurate and full idea of what’s really going on, we have to acknowledge that ...

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Dr. Boyce Video: My Open Letter to a Young Brother with Self-Esteem Challenges


Dr. Boyce Watkins gives a public response to an open letter.

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Dr. Boyce Video: Why Most Universities Lie about Diversity


Dr Boyce Watkins explains why diversity is counter to human nature.

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Man Says that Everyone He Knew in Prison Was Happy to Sleep with Him: Including Guards


This video by Walter Lee Hampton says a lot about what might be going on in prison.  It’ll surprise you.

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