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Don Lemon: National Guard Member in Ferguson Called Protesters the N-Word

The CNN anchor recounted a story from his white producer who was told to leave an area because of “these n–gers.” As the nation still grapples with the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, CNN host Don Lemon told folks watching and listening to the network’s town hall event about […]

Dear White People doesn’t hit theaters until mid-October; however, the satirical drama has already created a substantial buzz. The film centers around four African-American students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out after a popular “African-American” themed party is thrown by white students. The folks producing Dear White People have created ten PSA-style videos attempting to dismantle […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson told reporters at a press conference that some “criminals and agitators” disguised as protesters began threatening police and that some even threw urine-filled plastic bottles at police.   The evening started off peacefully as protesters assembled, chanted and then made their way early Wednesday morning to the lot of […]

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a “hate crime.” This is a WLBT news exclusive. Craig Wilson’s sister says […]

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Also, some people are stupid.  Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took the helm last week as the top cop in charge of security in Ferguson, Mo. Johnson did everything right during his first day in charge. By right, I totally mean he did his public relations duty. He met with citizens, he marched with […]

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VH1 has released a first look at the highly anticipated originalmovie, Drumline: A New Beat. The film is a sequel to 2002’s Drumline, which starred Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, and Orlando Jones. Take a look at the first look clip for Drumline: A New Beat starring Alexandra Shipp, who plays a brilliant drummer whose goal is to become the […]

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A University of Alabama student was kicked out of her sorority after she Snapchatted friends “Chi O got NO n***as!!!!!” over the weekend. The photo, sent using the app Snapchat, shows three white women accompanied by the caption and several Emojis. This weekend marked Bid Day, when sororities hand out official invitations to join following […]

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On the final “Last Week Tonight” of August, John Oliver dove into what sadly has become the biggest national news story of the summer, the ongoing violence in Ferguson, Missouri. “This whole story is depressingly familiar,” Oliver began. “And there are so many unanswered questions regarding why an officer would shoot an unarmed teenager. What […]

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As a former big city mayor of a racially diverse city, Cleveland, Ohio, I can understand the cross currents sweeping through Ferguson, Missouri. We are at a moment of national crisis in the way our domestic law enforcement is being conducted. The killing of an unarmed civilian by a law enforcement officer is, sadly, not […]

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Meet the teens who are taking on police brutality with a little digital innovation. Inspired by the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the three high schoolers from Decatur, Georgia, built “Five-O,” a mobile app that empowers citizens “to record and store data from every encounter with law enforcement.” Those incident reports can then be shared […]

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