Neil deGrasse Tyson wishes NASA a happy birthday in emotional reading

As far as the internet is concerned, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been having a weird time lately, getting ragged on here and there for some of his not-so-cosmic brain thoughts. But Tyson…

Detroit cop fired for posting racist Snapchat selfie

Never should law enforcement refer to the people they “protect and serve” as “zoo animals.” Especially, if they are playing into the centuries-old dehumanization of Black people. Thankfully, the Detroit…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez congratulates ‘sister in service’ Ayanna Pressley on historic win

With no Republicans running in Massachusetts’ 7th District and after beating out incumbent Rep. Michael E. Capuano in last night’s primary, Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley is set to head to…

White man pulls gun on Black students waiting outside a friend’s apartment

Tallahassee Police are investigating an incident in which four Black Florida A&M University students had a gun pulled on them by a white man at an apartment complex for off-campus…

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ showrunner leaves Twitter after racist backlash

For a show that doesn’t actually exist yet, Netflix‘s The Witcher is provoking a lot of strong opinions. Some because it’s based on a massively popular video game and book series, some because Henry…

Louisiana math teacher ‘disciplined’ for lengthy, racist Facebook comment

In a racist Facebook rant, a Louisiana high school teacher minimized the history of slavery and said that Black people should “stop acting like animals,” angering parents who saw the…

Top immigration hire loses job offer over Islamophobic Facebook posts

An Army director who was hired for a top post at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) won’t be filling the role after all. On Friday, it was discovered by…

Trump’s first-ever tweet about Africa as president is about white people

President Donald Trump made his first-ever tweet as president about Africa late Tuesday. It is about the white people being treated unfairly. I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to…

Bar blasted for offensive ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ cocktail

A Connecticut restaurant is reworking its cocktail menu following complaints from customers about a drink named “the Tuskegee Experiment.” Last Wednesday Eric Armour posted a picture of the specialty cocktail…