Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
As Donald Trump made his final appearance in North Carolina on Monday afternoon, the state Republican party gloated in a press release that turnout is down among black voters and up among white voters in early voting: “The once dynamic Obama Coalition [is] crumbling and tired.” From the release:
Recently, Wendy Williams said she’d be offended if there were all white colleges like there are historically black colleges and organizations, namely the NAACP. Now, according to Page Six, several staffers have become fall guys for her musings, including one producer named Jason Gabel, one of her “Jason’s.”
Rachel Dolezal has returned, though no one wanted her to! On Tuesday, she spoke to The Today Show on Tuesday about her forthcoming book, still untitled, but definitely about (what else) racial identity.
A white male leader of Arizona’s Maricopa County NAACP chapter is in hot water because of his appreciation for a local news reporter’s “tits.”
December 1 marks the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ radical move of refusing to move from her seat on an Alabama bus, inciting the 13-month Montgomery bus boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. Parks is often characterized in history books as a quiet “old” seamstress, but she was an activist long before she was…
In addition to being the most ridiculous story in recent memory, the Rachel Dolezal saga is also laughably confusing. Almost every piece of new information we receive makes the story even more baffling than it was previously.
A Smoking Gun report published Monday reveals that Rachel Dolezal once filed a lawsuit against Howard University for discriminating against her as a white woman.
Given that one of his most famous Chappelle’s Show characters is a blind black KKK member who’s unaware he’s black, one would think that Dave Chappelle has a lot to say about Rachel Dolezal. He does, kind of.
In September 1958, nearly a decade before James Earl Ray fatally shot Martin Luther King, Jr, a woman named Izola Curry tried to kill the civil rights leader with a letter opener. After evading the press for decades, she's now been found—in a nursing home in Queens.
The FBI is seeking a man who is a person of interest following an explosion at an NAACP building in Colorado Springs.
Irony of ironies: after being booed by an unimpressed crowd at the NAACP convention yesterday, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney turned around and tried to use those boos to get his rich white friends to give him more money at a fundraiser. "Support my run for President! Black people hate me!" And less than…
Today, Mitt Romney, a perennial finalist in the global Whitest Person Alive contest, spoke in front of a crowd at NAACP's national convention. It didn't go well.
Yay! First of all, no terrible Jan Brewer: Vaginal Grinch bills were signed into law today, which is awesome. Second of all, The Washington Post says that the NAACP's board of directors just voted to support same-sex marriage today, joining the esteemed ranks of Japanese Mickey Mouse, Jay-Z, and all rational human…
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Whoopi Goldberg is high on live TV, Mary Matalin fights with husband James Carville, and Janice Dickinson joins the cast of Celebrity Rehab.
The 19th NAACP Theatre Awards, at West Hollywood's DGA theater, had as varied a red carpet as we've ever seen: you want glam? glitz? retro? dubious? nightwear? You've come to the right place!