White Man Gets 15 Years for Shooting 5 Black Men at Protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he’ll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing. Allen Scarsella’s sentence of 15 …

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‘Melanin Goddess’ Khoudia Diop Stars In New Make Up For Ever Campaign

Model Khoudia Diop just landed a major beauty campaign — and it’s a really big win for representation. The French-Senegalese beauty stars in Make Up For Ever’s #BlendInStandOut ad, which includes a wide array of ethnically diverse models and influencers like Arshia Moorjani and Jessica Wang, and poses the question, …

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This Year’s List of Pulitzer Prize Winners Is Full of Melanin 

  Lynn Nottage, Hilton Als, Tyehimba Jess and Colson Whitehead Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced this year’s crop of winners and the list is full of Black excellence. The coveted award honors outstanding achievements in Journalism and the Arts, and this year Black writers showed out in multiple ways. Colson Whitehead …

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Singer talks about growing up black: “We’re all on the same team”

          Deletta Gillespie, who is black, learned her first painful lesson about racism at age five. “My best friend Jeanette was a little white girl who lived three doors down from me,” said Gillespie on Monday to an audience at the Blue Mountain Community College Arts …

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Florida Lawmakers Prepare To Apologize To Families Of Four Black Men Wrongly Accused Of Rape

None of the four victims, accused of raping a 17-year-old White woman in 1949, are still alive. Florida House leaders on Tuesday passed an historic measure to exonerate four Black men who were wrongly accused of rape in 1949 in Groveland, Florida, “then tortured, murdered or unjustly imprisoned after one of …

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Bill O’Reilly scorns black femininity publicly, only to turn right around and pursue black pussy privately.

In a pattern that was set in motion before and during the 19th-century antebellum period, white men of diverse backgrounds — rich and poor, powerful and exploited — were in a peculiar position of being obligated to disparage black femininity publicly, in polite society, while engaging in illicit sexual relationships …

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Sefolosha to donate large portion of $4M settlement from police brutality lawsuit 

On Friday afternoon, Thabo Sefolosha released a statement about the result of the lawsuit, saying he was thankful for the support he received, and announcing he would be donating a “substantial portion” of the settlement to an Atlanta-based non-profit called “Gideon’s Promise” that helps train public defenders. View image on …

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