All-Too-Familiar Video Shows White Police Officers Pinning Down a Young Black Woman in a Waffle House 

In an episode very reminiscent of the recent Starbucks arrests, 25-year-old Chikesia Clemons is seen here being threatened and pushed to the ground by police officers in an Alabama Waffle House. After a minor alleged dispute with the cashier over being charged for plastic utensils, Clemons is seen seated by a window…

Syracuse University Fraternity Suspended Over 'Extremely Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic' Video 

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Syracuse University opted to suspend engineering fraternity Theta Tau after a student newspaper published footage of members conducting themselves in ways “that are extremely racist, ant-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities,” according to…

Cynthia Nixon Thoughtfully Endorses Legal Marijuana, Fails to Rip a Bong in Video

Former Miranda, current “Miranda,” and hopeful New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon released a video Wednesday morning calling for the legalization of marijuana in her home state. If you expect her to say, “Legalize it, nerds,” before taking a giant bong rip and shotgunning it into Christine Marinoni’s…

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Interior Secretary Zinke Reassigned Native American Employees After Conveniently Shrugging Off Diversity

Native American senior officials of the Interior Department were disproportionately reassigned under Interior Secretary Zinke, according to a review by Talking Points Memo. Less than 10 percent of the Interior’s employees are Native American, but made up nearly one third of the employees caught up in reassignment…

A Conversation with Director Nancy Buirski About the Untold Story of Recy Taylor

On September 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor was walking home from a church revival in rural Alabama. That evening, she later reported, she was kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by six white teenage boys. According to court records, her attackers said they’d kill her if she talked. She talked anyway, which led to a…