September 18, 2018

Rhode Island town passes resolution to boycott Nike products

Some burned their Nike sneakers, others cut up their Nike socks. But a Rhode Island town took things one step further Monday, voting to pass a resolution to boycott Nike products, after the company decided to use former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its 30-year anniversary “Just Do It” ad […]
September 14, 2018

Police attempt to smear Botham Jean just days after Dallas cop shot him dead

The attorney of the family of Botham Jean, the young man shot and killed by an off-duty Dallas cop in his own apartment last week, said Thursday that authorities are trying to smear the victim by searching his home for drugs. “It’s clear to me and the family that investigators are not interested in doing […]
September 13, 2018

Bakersfield mass shooting is the latest with apparent roots in domestic violence

A gunman in Bakersfield, California shot and killed his wife before shooting four others and himself Wednesday evening, in what appears to be the latest mass shooting with roots in domestic abuse. According to the Los Angeles Times, the shooter, who has not yet been identified, began his rampage late Wednesday afternoon, when he and […]
September 10, 2018

Only 1 percent of TV actors are Middle Eastern, North African, reveals first ever study of its kind

When the creators of a popular show set in the Middle East called actress Azita Ghanizada in 2016 to come in for a third audition, she braced herself for the feeling of disappointment that, by then in her nearly two decades-long acting career, had become distressingly familiar. “The creators were asking me questions about my […]
September 8, 2018

Dallas Mavericks’ J.J. Barea receives humanitarian award for relief work in Puerto Rico

HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS — The city of Holyoke is 88 miles west of Northeastern University where Dallas Mavericks guard José Juan “J.J” Barea attended college. The small city with a population of 40,341 is another 1,688 miles from his hometown of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Yet, you wouldn’t know that upon entering the gymnasium at Holyoke High School […]
September 7, 2018

Capitol Police arrest more than 200 people for protesting against Brett Kavanaugh

Over the span of three days, U.S. Capitol Police arrested more than 200 people protesting the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who faces the last day of his confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. Throughout the week, demonstrators interrupted the hearing with emotional outbursts of “Vote no on […]
September 6, 2018

Kavanaugh stutters and stammers before admitting there are no laws that govern the male body

In a telling moment during Wednesday’s confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared dumbfounded when he was asked by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) whether he knows of any laws that give the government the power to control male bodies. “Can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions […]
September 3, 2018

The silent deception of Newark’s ‘sanctuary city’ status

Last month, Newark, New Jersey police defied the city’s “sanctuary” status when they quietly turned over an undocumented resident with no criminal record to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.  The case has shed light on the nature of Newark’s sanctuary status. While progressive Mayor Ras Baraka has spoken out against the Trump administration’s immigration […]
August 31, 2018

‘Don’t mourn, organize’: Arizona Supreme Court blocks ballot initiative seeking to fund education

Arizona teachers advocating for higher salaries and increased education funding were dealt a devastating blow Wednesday, when the state Supreme Court voted to get rid of a ballot initiative that would have raised taxes on the wealthy in order to fund education. The court said in an order that petition signers who supported the “Invest […]
August 30, 2018

Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee was admin of racist Facebook group

Florida’s Republican nominee for governor, Rep. Ron DeSantis, quit his role as an administrator for a racist, Islamophobic, and conspiratorial Facebook group Wednesday, shortly after media outlets reported his affiliation with the group. DeSantis was one of 52 administrators and moderators of the “Tea Party” group (which is not affiliated with the official Tea Party […]