Protests Over Lack of Diversity in Oscars Expected Ahead of Award Show

After director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of the critically acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma were snubbed, civil rights groups have called for a boycott of the Oscars as well protests ahead of the award show. » 2/21/15 4:30pm 2/21/15 4:30pm

Letitia James, Al Sharpton Release Statements After Killing of NYPD…

This afternoon in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, an armed man approached two NYPD officers sitting inside their patrol car and opened fire, shooting at least one in the head. Both officers were rushed to the nearby Woodhull hospital, and both have been pronounced dead. The gunman who shot himself after… » 12/20/14 7:03pm 12/20/14 7:03pm

Eric Garner's Wife on Apology from Cop Who Killed Him: 'Hell No'

On Wednesday the wife of Eric Garner spoke to reporters following a grand jury decision to not indict the police officer who choked her husband death. » 12/04/14 9:30am 12/04/14 9:30am

Hillary Clinton Offers Long-Awaited Statement on Ferguson

Hillary Clinton spoke out about Ferguson on Thursday, calling out "inequities" in the justice system and the increased militarization of small town police forces. » 8/29/14 11:50am 8/29/14 11:50am

Not to Be Out-Bigoted, Macy’s Joins Barneys in Profiling Scandal…

Allegations from two shoppers claiming Barneys employees saw that they were black and made the snap judgment that they therefore couldn’t really afford their expensive purchases have led to a whole shitstorm of bad PR for the fancy New York retailer, drawing calls from the Rev. Al Sharpton to boycott the store and… » 10/27/13 2:00pm 10/27/13 2:00pm

Meghan McCain Thinks the Internet Can Be Especially Mean to Women

Avowed socially liberal Republican Meghan McCain wrote Sunday on the Daily Beast about how conservative bloggers across this poorly-lit back alley we call the internet turned on her like a pack of jackals in the wake of her appearance on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show PoliticsNation. She explained that, baseless as the… » 5/28/12 11:45am 5/28/12 11:45am

Kevin Costner Speaks Fondly Of Whitney at Memorial; Bobby Brown Walks…

You can watch clips of Whitney Houston's memorial here if you didn't catch the entire live stream. Kevin Costner, Dionne Warwick, and Tyler Perry spoke, and R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys performed. » 2/18/12 5:00pm 2/18/12 5:00pm

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Cindy McCain Models For Marriage • Polanski's Prosecutors Motivated By…

• Cindy McCain has posed for an ad for the No H8 campaign - in 2008, John McCain endorsed the measure. Is there about to be a same sex marriage mutiny in the McCain household? • » 1/20/10 5:30pm 1/20/10 5:30pm

CDC Panel Approves Cervarix • Endorsement Of Oklahoma Abortion Law…

• A CDC advisory committee has recommended GlaxoSmithKline's HPV vaccine Cervarix, which is similar to Merck's Gardasil vaccine, for use in girls and women. But, some say Cervarix is overpriced because it offers less protection than Gardasil. • » 10/21/09 5:30pm 10/21/09 5:30pm

A Star Is Mourned: Inside Michael Jackson's Memorial

All different kinds of celebrities showed up at the Staples Center today to pay respects to the King of Pop. A gallery, after the jump. » 7/07/09 4:20pm 7/07/09 4:20pm

Conservative, MJ-Hating Concern-Trolls Worried For Black Community

Bill O'Reilly, Fox & Friends' dead-eyed, soulless Gretchen Carlson and Juliet Huddy got together yesterday to muse thoughtfully about the intersection of celebrity, death, sexuality, race and hagiography. Just kidding: they just wanted to know what's up with black people! » 7/07/09 11:30am 7/07/09 11:30am

48 Hours Delves Into The Ambivalence Over Michael Jackson's Skin Color

Last night on 48 Hours, Harold Dow reported on how Michael Jackson's ever-lightening skin complicated his relationship with the black community. Spike Lee, Quincy Jones, and Al Sharpton weighed in on whether or not MJ was ashamed of his heritage. » 7/01/09 2:40pm 7/01/09 2:40pm

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Geithner Stumbles, Hillary Sails & Sharpton Gets Sweet On Marriage…

While Hillary Clinton's winning popularity contests (and Al Sharpton is trying his darndest to do the same), Treasury nominee Tim Geithner is hoping not to lose his nomination and the Bushies are protecting their legacies. » 1/14/09 10:00am 1/14/09 10:00am

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John Edwards, Ted Stevens And Everyone Else Are Hypocrites

If the National Enquirer » 7/30/08 11:00am 7/30/08 11:00am weren't relentless hyping its as-yet pictureless story about John Edwards' baby, we could just spend the whole morning talking about Republican hypocrisy, the new poster child for which is Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens. Good old Interwebs Ted was indicted on corruption charges, so we talk about…