The Retweet

The students at Spring Valley High School are on the road to getting criminal records in what Rashad Robinson, executive director of online civil rights group ColorOfChange.org, calls the "perfect example of the school-to-prison pipeline."

Sadly, the Democrats, even with a mention of the Black Lives Matter Network, fell short. The concerns of millions of Black Americans were all but dismissed in the first debate, indicating that even the left needs a crash course on how to gain the Black vote.

More proof that the state of emergency exists in the Black community? Check out the numbers in this week's The Retweet.

Weeks ago when rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to expose MTV for perpetuating a system that for so long has failed to make space for women of different sizes and races, media responded by painting a narrative that violently pigeonholes Black women into the angry female mold — one that justifies the assault they […]

Two weeks ago, when Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg took Instagram to school Kylie Jenner on cultural appropriation, fans of the youngest Kardashian family member and observers attacked the 16-year-old for simply expressing her frustrations about living in a world that celebrated Black culture, but not Black people. Here’s what Stenberg wrote under a photograph of […]

If the McKinney, Texas pool party incident woke America out of a historic and deliberate slumber that ignores systemic racism, we’d hope the thing that stands out most is the gendering of Black criminality. Though we fight for the brown and Black faces of men and young boys that flash across our timelines —  members of society […]

“ The face of famous abolitionist Harriet Tubman has been selected to grace the $20 bill by an advocacy group that wants to do away with President Andrew Jackson’s image, according to The Washington Post. Women On 20s launched a poll in May with the goal of garnering enough votes to change the face of the money we use daily. The long list […]

News

Two weeks ago when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that no charges would be brought against the Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson, he did something that many elected officials do to quell the community — invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a common tactic used to remind […]

” ] Walter Scott was the 300th person killed by police officers this year alone. That’s more than one person a day. And take it from Twitter user Abdul (@Sirelmi), who tweeted this: Walter Scott is the 300th person murdered by cops this year. There’s only 365 days in a year, it’s barely April. — […]

So this happened. Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood to an affirmative action quota of sorts (and simply put, not Black excellence), the site’s editor has issued an apology. Deadline is sorry. They really are sorry. My co-editor-in-chief Nellie […]

Last week, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz surprised many when he encouraged employees to scribble “Race Together” on the side of coffee cups to spark a conversation about what else? Race. A little controversy with our coffee? That happened. The initiative — a week-long campaign meant to facilitate race relation conversations between tired, coffee-starved customers and […]

We’re quickly approaching the end of another Black History Month, and the conversation surrounding the necessity for Carter G. Woodson’s ode to black excellence is just as intense as it was when we ushered in February four weeks ago. In short, some people are upset that it still exists. Like this guy: And this person: And […]