When King came up against Chicago racism

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference took on a new challenge: expose and overcome racial discrimination in Chicago. Here, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, explains the backdrop to this new struggle of the civil rights movement and tells the story of a challenge to…

Hungry Teens Often Turn to Sex Work, Theft, Drug Dealing to Get Fed

American teenagers are finding themselves resorting to sex work, drug dealing, and theft in order to feed themselves, according to a new study that finds family poverty has increased around the country. Researchers at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Urban Institute used the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey data to estimate that 6.8 million…

Christian Terrorist Charged With Plotting Mass Shooting

Self-identified Christian warrior arrested for making terrorist threats. A Las Vegas man has been taken into custody and charged with making terrorist threats after posting a disturbing YouTube video threatening to slaughter “gays, faggots, lesbians and satanists.” KTNV reports 24-year-old Bryce Cuellar has been charged for making terrorist threats in a video that was posted…

Bill Clinton Has Always Been This Person

Confronted by Black Lives Matter activists at a Pennsylvania campaign event on Thursday, Bill Clinton snapped. Responding to protesters’ condemnations of Clinton’s record on criminal justice as president, as well as Hillary Clinton’s notorious warning about dangerous juvenile “superpredators,” Bill issued a furious rebuke: This is what’s the matter. I don’t know how you would…