Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris made headlines years ago for the car he was driving that looked somewhat different than the cars of his teammates.
He could afford pretty much any car he wants, but he doesn't care about that. He still drives the 1991 car that he bought from his pastor for $2 in college.
"I still drive 'Bentley' which is what I call my car even though she's not really a Bentley. It's always going to...Read more
It’s hard to take the ‘Party of Lincoln’ seriously when they trot out folks like this. Look, I’m a simple black man. I only have a few rules in life. If you call it stuffing instead of dressing, like all right thinking black folks, don’t bother friending me on Facebook. You either root for the Los Angeles Lakers, or you’re just wasting my time. And if you’re against black people, then I’m automatically against you....Read more
Florida man Charles Kinsey claims he was shot in the leg by police while lying on the ground with his hands in the air. And now, local news station WSVN is airing cell phone footage, which seems to back up Kinsey's claims.
Kinsey told WSVN: "When he shot me, it was so surprising. It was like a mosquito bite."
The cell phone video doesn't show the actual shooting, but it captures Kinsey lying down, arms in the air,...Read more
Donald Trump Appoints Ex-Apprentice Star Omarosa Manigault as Director of African-American Outreach for His Campaign. You’re hired. Former Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault has been appointed director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump’s campaign. “It happened this week,” she told MSNBC at the Republican National Convention on Monday. “It’s really an extension of the work that the [National Diversity Coalition for Trump] has already been doing and so I’m very happy to take up that cause for Donald Trump.”
Manigault previously worked as the vice-chairman...Read more
Wealth doesn't protect black men from racial profiling. Eddie Hailes, general counsel for the Advancement Project (left), Ronald Sullivan, professor at Harvard Law School (center) and Todd Cox, an attorney at the Center for American Progress (rght).
When Ronald S. Sullivan starts teaching his class at Harvard Law School each semester, he asks his students how many of them have been spread eagle over a police car. Every year, it's the same answer: Two or three...Read more
Donald Trump's wife, Melania, was the star of the show on the first night of the Republican National Convention Monday.
But political observers on Twitter were quick to note that parts of Melania's speech seemed to be ripped from First Lady Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Here are the relevant passages from each speech:
Melania: From a young age my parents impressed on me the values that you work hard for what you want in life, that...Read more
Brian Rice, 42, is the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray’s death from a broken neck suffered in a police transport van. A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for the April 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray.
Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams handed down his verdict after a bench trial. Rice, 42, is the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray’s death...Read more