A Black graduate student fell asleep in the common area of her dormitory. She awoke to a racially charged encounter, but invoked a promise she made to herself after seeing what happened to motorist Sandra Bland years before in a Texas traffic stop.
On the same day Travis Reinking shot four people to death, including one Black woman in a Tennessee Waffle House, disturbing cellphone footage circulated on social media of 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons being wrestled to the floor and threatened by uniformed police officers in a Saraland, Alabama Waffle House.
AirBnb still grapples with racism, but shows the ongoing issue of the profiling of Black people.
John Kennedy: “I have nothing to apologize for.”
Dr. Martin Luther King’s popularity has surged this year—not just because of the yearly festival of remembering him on his birthday, nor the implications of his legacy on the Black Lives Matter Movement—but because his words and image are misconstrued for a variety of purposes.
City councillor and human rights advocate, Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, were shot dead in a car in the Central Region of Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. local time.
Franco, a longtime critic of police brutality in Rio’s favelas and a prominent voice for black Brazilians who are the country’s most impoverished, was leaving a black women’s empowerment conference when killed.
Racism, as part of American culture in any institution is far from an anomaly, but what happens when the standard bearer of international journalism comes to terms with its own contribution to the oppressive construct?