Who is Sending Death Threats to Female AME Pastors in South Carolina?

A local news station is reporting that three female pastors of African Methodist Episcopal churches in Clarendon County, South Carolina have received threatening letters. The letter-writer, who calls himself “Apostle Prophet Harry L. Fleming,” quotes Bible verses to claim that women shouldn’t be pastors, and warns… » 7/01/15 9:30am Wednesday 9:30am

Tyrelle Shaw, Who Attacked Asian Women, May Have Had Bipolar Disorder 

The New York Times ran a deeply reported story yesterday on the short, unhappy life and violent death of Tyrelle D. Shaw, a bow tie designer who called himself “Mr. Talented” and who was wanted in a series of violent attacks against Asian women. On his blog, Shaw said he would “hit over a million Asian Women in the… » 6/29/15 11:30am Monday 11:30am

The Power and Sadness of a Black President's Call for Grace 

On Friday, South Carolina Senator and Rev. Clementa Pinckney was memorialized in a packed auditorium at the College Of Charleston. As his wife and two young daughters sat and suffered what must be the worst moment of their short lives, President Obama delivered Pinckney’s eulogy with fervor and deliberation. It was… » 6/27/15 3:45pm 6/27/15 3:45pm

Jorge Ramos Asks to Interview Donald Trump, Trump Responds Trumpishly

Four-time bankruptcy filer and seething hernia mass Donald Trump said that all Mexicans crossing the border into the United States are rapists and criminals, so Univision wisely chose to sever their ties with the Trump Organization. On Thursday, Jorge Ramos of Univision politely requested an interview with Trump, who… » 6/26/15 3:10pm 6/26/15 3:10pm

Donald Trump's Big Stupid Mouth Costs Him TV Contract

Donald Trump, the orange asshat who thinks that his accidental wealth is enough to qualify him to run the country, is already alienating his business partners. On Thursday, Univision announced that it would end its relationship with the Miss Universe organization (which Trump co-owns) in response to the candidate’s » 6/25/15 3:15pm 6/25/15 3:15pm

J Balvin Dumps Miss USA Gig After Trump's 'Mexicans Are Rapists' Comment

J. Balvin, an award-winning, Colombian-born reggaetonero who’s quite popular in the United States as well as internationally, has pulled out of his Miss USA performance in protest of Donald Trump’s ongoing racism towards Mexicans and other Latin Americans. “Ay vamos,” indeed. » 6/25/15 11:10am 6/25/15 11:10am

It's 2015 and the Dominican Republic Is Ethnically Cleansing Itself

Last April, during a two-week vacation back in Haiti, where most of my family comes from, my uncle and I discussed taking a road trip to the Dominican Republic. As he lamented what a crime it was that I hadn’t “seen the entire island,” he rattled through the many activities we could get into—some legally dubious, all… » 6/23/15 3:00pm 6/23/15 3:00pm

Wife of Israeli Minister Apologizes After Calling Obama 'Black and Weak'

Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, an Israeli TV personality and the wife of Israeli interior minister Silvan Shalom, has apologized after tweeting a racist joke about President Obama on Sunday, four days after a gun-wielding racist killed nine black community leaders inside Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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SC Governor Will Reportedly Call for Confederate Flag to Be Removed

Days after nine people were murdered in a racist attack on a black church in Charleston, and after studiously ignoring the issue for as long as she could, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is holding a press conference at 4 p.m. today, where she’ll reportedly call for the removal of the Confederate flag that flies… » 6/22/15 12:30pm 6/22/15 12:30pm

Is South Carolina Just Gonna Fly That Confederate Flag Today or What?

South Carolina, a state that thoughtfully welcomes its 19 known hate groups by flying a Confederate flag over the statehouse, is facing a real quandary today. When a white man walks into a black church—a church that was targeted, surveilled and burned down 200 years ago in a period when black churches were prohibited » 6/18/15 11:50am 6/18/15 11:50am