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.
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…
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.
Hillary Clinton spoke out about Ferguson on Thursday, calling out "inequities" in the justice system and the increased militarization of small town police forces.
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…
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…
• 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. •
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.
- Here's the first picture of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick with their new twins, Marion and Tabitha Broderick. Big brother James, are you ready for double trouble? [TMZ]
- The Bidens plan to add to their household by getting another puppy from the pound. Double puppy snuggles! [Huffington Post]
- Enough states' electors have cast ballots for Obama by now that, today, he was officially elected President of the United States. [MSNBC]