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Trayvon Martin's Mom: The Government Doesn't Care Much for Black People

Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, spoke to New York magazine about her son’s legacy as the spark that catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement and America’s closer inspection of police and citizen violence—and how, for women like her, the grief of losing her child is never-ending. » 8/13/15 1:00pm 8/13/15 1:00pm

War on Slobwave: Oklahoma Legislators Want to Ban Hoodies

Just when we thought it was safe to wear sweatpants in the club, along comes the patriarchy to fuck it up for everyone. Republican senators in Oklahoma have floated legislation that would make hoodies illegal, utilizing an existing law that "bans the wearing of hoods while committing crimes." The law was initially… » 1/06/15 11:05am 1/06/15 11:05am

Jury Doesn't Indict Cop Videotaped Choking Eric Garner to Death

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided against indicting the Officer Daniel Pantaleo who choked Eric Garner to death on July 17 in an incident that was caught, in its entirety, on film. Suddenly, New York City isn't so far removed from Ferguson or Cleveland or any other place where black people are killed… » 12/03/14 3:00pm 12/03/14 3:00pm

Ways the Media and Police Justify the Killing of Unarmed Black People

There is a prevailing notion in this country that when an unarmed black person is shot by the police, there must have been a valid reason. In the spirit of fairness, it doesn't even have to be at the hands of the police. Black victims are routinely put on trial in the media with an unspoken but clear suggestion that… » 8/19/14 5:15pm 8/19/14 5:15pm

What Murdered Black Boys Mean for the Renisha McBride Trial

As Theodore Wafer’s trial in the killing of Renisha McBride begins today, the question of African American humanity rears its ugly head. Looking at the recent slew of racially-charged murder cases, being a black American starts to feel like you're a Game of Thrones character — expendable. » 7/21/14 12:40pm 7/21/14 12:40pm

George Zimmerman Will Fight DMX in Fucked Up 'Celebrity' Boxing Match

It was recently announced that George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, had signed on with fight promoter Damon Feldman to participate in a "celebrity" boxing match with a hitherto unnamed opponent. Yeah, apparently murdering an unarmed teenager as… » 2/05/14 3:20pm 2/05/14 3:20pm