Fog rolled through Los Angeles on the morning of April 29, 1992. The front page of the LA Times pondered the impact of eco-tourism, the presidential primaries in Pennsylvania, and a recent poll that found Californians still strongly supported the death penalty. There was no mention of the four police officers on trial…
The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.
In case you haven’t perused what’s going on in trendy fast fashion lately, here’s a glimpse: Taking internet slang—often the sort popularized by black people—and turning it into sellable goods is so hot right now.
Police departments around the country, who really should’ve learned their lesson about trying to make hip and cool jokes online by now, raced to Twitter on Thursday to mark stoner holiday 4/20 with un-funny jokes about how they’re going to bust you for pot. Ha ha ha!
For a show about messy millennials, the season finale of HBO’s Girls wrapped things up fairly neatly, with one exception: Uh, what was the deal with Hannah’s baby? Like who does he actually belong to? I know, I know, the baby was fathered by windsurfing extraordinaire Paul-Louis, who is presumably as South Asian as…
The Latino judge who Donald Trump criticized on the campaign trail because of his ethnicity will preside over a high-profile immigration case this week.
In a world filled to the brim with absurdity, it is remarkable that we’re somehow still talking about Rachel Dolezal—the white woman who masqueraded for years as a black person. It’s been nearly two years ago her facade fell and since then we’ve been inundated with absurd headlines about her identification as…
The families of four black men accused of rape in 1949 will receive an apology from the state of Florida, close to 70 years after their loved ones were imprisoned and, in two cases, killed.
Two Georgia police officers were fired on Thursday after videos emerged on social media showing them punching and kicking a man who was handcuffed on the ground during a traffic stop.
When Isa Noyola made an appearance on Democracy Now! last year to talk about the Pulse nightclub shooting, the conversation quickly turned to a word she was using to describe the victims.
White supremacist Dylann Roof has pleaded guilty to state murder charges in the Charleston, S.C., church massacre of nine black worshippers; in doing so, he is forgoing a second death-penalty trial.
November 8, 2016 was one of the most romantic nights of my life.
When fans of Ghost In The Shell first learned that Scarlett Johansson (a white woman) had been cast as Major Motoko Kusanagi (a Japanese cyborg), an audible groan swept over the internet as everyone realized that Paramount was going to whitewash the hell out of a beloved franchise.
On a warm Wednesday morning in late October, three men piled into a gray-blue Dodge van and drove to a cafe in an upscale section of north St. Louis. The van was old, the kind that squeaks and shakes and rumbles as if it’s going to burst at any moment, Looney Tunes-style, and as the men pulled over and jumped out,…
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