Racism in America

Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest raises the question of who determines who's American.

The underlying message is to make America White again, clearly a rejection of Michelle Obama's beauty, intelligence, and confidence.

The Rev. William Barber, who’s made it his mission to fight racial and political injustice as leader of the Moral Mondays movement, was removed Friday from an American Airlines flight after a nearby passenger complained loudly about "those people" and criticized the minister’s need to purchase two airline seats for himself, reports The Associated Press.

A former school officer in Knox County, Tennessee has filed a $250,000 lawsuit against the district and the city charging that he was wrongfully terminated because his supervisor took offense to his marriage to a Black woman, writes USA Today.

On Thursday, officials in Philadelphia passed a resolution that not only honors Major League Baseball legend Jackie Robinson's color barrier-breaking appearance in the city in 1947 but also serves as a formal apology. On April 15, the day that Robinson shattered the barrier, his widow will receive a formal apology for the mistreatment her husband faced, NBC Philadelphia reports.

A 78-year-old White man attending a Donald Trump rally in North Carolina was arrested and charged Thursday with assault after punching a Black Lives Matter protester in the face. John McGraw was at the Wednesday night event with several other zealous supporters of the Republican presidential hopeful when he threw the punch, WTVR reports.

Although reigning NFL MVP and Carolina Panthers superstar quarterback Cam Newton is largely out of the news cycle after his team’s Super Bowl 50 loss to the Denver Broncos, he’s still making headlines. Black sportswriter Kimberley A. Martin, who covers the New York Jets, shared a letter she received from a racist reader after recently writing […]

A sit-in orchestrated by students at Providence College in Rhode Island ended late Tuesday night after a deal was struck with school leaders on how to address allegations of racism on campus. About 50 students occupied a space outside of President Brian J. Shanley‘s office for 13 hours before the agreement was signed to hear […]

In his second term, President Obama is speaking more openly about events as he wants, especially those concerning Black America.

  Lawrence Otis Graham, (pictured center) a New York attorney and author, used to assume that money and privilege could insulate people of color from…