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

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

Judge Rules That Renisha McBride's Killer Will Stand Trial

On Wednesday, Theodore Wafer, the man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Renisha McBride on November 2, went before a judge in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. And as of this morning, that judge has ruled that there's enough evidence for Wafer, who is also charged with manslaughter and possession of a… » 12/19/13 1:10pm 12/19/13 1:10pm

George Zimmerman Threatened Wife With a Bullseye Full of Bullet Holes

George Zimmerman, the gun waving lunatic who killed BUT DID NOT MURDER unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, is in the middle of a messy divorce. The latest allegation brought by his estranged wife is that once when he was mad at her, he nailed a bullseye riddled with bullet holes to her parents' house. "Yep, sounds about… » 10/31/13 2:10pm 10/31/13 2:10pm

The Trayvon Martin/Paula Deen Episode of SVU Was Absolutely Ridiculous

Trayvon Martin, Paula Deen, Stop and Frisk and Assistant DA Raul Esparza? Dick Wolf was not kidding with this whole Law & Order/ripped from the headlines thing. Of course, if he wanted to be more accurate, the slogan would go "ripped from one headline, ripped from another headline, ripped from a third headline and… » 10/03/13 3:20pm 10/03/13 3:20pm

SVU Somehow Manages to Combine Paula Deen and Trayvon Martin Cases

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit doesn't shy away from crafting "ripped from the headlines" plot lines: last season, for instance, they aired an episode clearly meant to mirror Chris Brown's brutal assault of Rihanna and and episode that was just a monstrous agglomeration of various campus rape headlines (two… » 8/22/13 2:40pm 8/22/13 2:40pm

Hot: Jax Teller Might Be Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Movie

Supposedly Sons of Anarchy actor Charlie Hunnam is now Universal's first choice to play Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey. Generally speaking, casting rumors are no fun — unless they involve a really hot person whose .gif you can blow up to four times its size and share on the Internet. You're welcome. » 8/21/13 9:00am 8/21/13 9:00am

Obama Says He Has 'No Patience' for Any Country's Homophobia

Of course, in this instance, he's talking about Russia and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. The country's sports minister reneged on their promise to welcome gay athletes and fans and is vowing to enforce the ridiculous law that outlaws "gay propaganda". Most. un-fun. (And terrifying.) Winter. Olympics. Ever. » 8/06/13 11:45pm 8/06/13 11:45pm

Racist ‘Baby Santiago’ Meme Obscures Complicated Truths

If you're lucky enough not to have any right-wing Tea Party uncles, you might not be familiar with the "I'm Baby Santiago" (or the maximum white-ified "I'm Antonio West") reverse-racism Facebook meme, but it goes something like this: A photograph of a cherubic, smiling, light-skinned baby is juxtaposed next to a… » 7/26/13 6:30pm 7/26/13 6:30pm