This weekend, we didn’t watch Saturday Night Live because seriously, fuck that guy.
Daniel Holtzclaw is on trial for the sexual assault of black women in the Oklahoma City area, and people are still villainizing and ignoring the victims.
Over on Medium, a piece on teenage experiences with police brutality.
Quentin Tarantino joins the voices condemning police brutality, which is encouraging for people of color, but also distracts from the issues.
Police officers around the nation now claim to be afraid of doing their jobs because of potential charges of police brutality. Trevor Noah takes this on in a recent Daily Show segment.
Overall, black youth is experiencing a complicated relationship with the police.
President Obama is making some major steps in criminal justice reform, including the elimination of hiring bias.
Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson lied about his West Point scholarship offer.
University of Missouri football players are boycotting in protest of the school president’s response to racism.
Berkeley High students staged a walkout after racist messages were posted to the school library site.
As drug abuse is once again becoming an issue in predominantly white communities, there is a call for a “gentler” war on drugs focusing on decriminalization and rehabilitation.
A Native leader was condemned for wearing blackface for a Halloween costume. Dear fellow non-black people of color, this is not solidarity.
Black Lives Matter activists supporting a Palestinian woman as she faces deportation, is solidarity.
Ta-Nehisi Coates talks racism, sexism and reparations with Feministing.
A new BET documentary talks about being gay in the black church.
Thought that sports teams were the only place where racist slurs lived on? A new study shows that locations throughout the U.S. have names with racist roots.
Speaking of which, there was a huge information dump online this past week detailing alleged Ku Klux Klan members.
Malala Yousafzai says she’s a feminist because of Emma Watson, or at least that’s how the media is spinning it. Malala actually expressed her reluctance to identify with the word in the same way that many women of color and non-Western women do.
A Yale Frat had a “white-girls only” party, because of course they did.
In light of the diversity conversations on Project Greenlight, Franchesca Ramsey talks Whitesplaining on MTV’s Decoded:
Shout out to our friends over at Racialicious who have been working on a web series documentary on Girl Gamers.
Here’s a list of 5 webseries starring women of color.
In case you wanted to know why the new Fantastic Beasts movie is super white, it’s because it’s historical segregation of cities, just like how Harlem in the 1920s was super white. Wait. (P.S. if you have a magic-based fantasy movie, and you’re maintaining historical accuracy when it comes to race and representation, you are seriously misguided).
Serena Williams: actual superhero.
Jermaine Dupri & Queen Latifah are producing a Lifetime series to search for the next hip hop star.
J.Lo is in a new cop drama called Shades of Blue, which feels questionable in a time of heightened awareness of police brutality. Watch the preview below:
Shonda Rhimes is set to receive the Norman Lear award from the Producers’ Guild.
Lin Manuel Miranda appeared on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote Hamilton and was the cutest.
Tidal will soon be creating and streaming new drama and comedy series.
Lianne La Havas released her new video for “Green & Gold.”
Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are going on tour.
Santigold is back y’all!!!