Federal judge puts the brakes on NYPD’s ‘stop and frisk’ practice

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin has made a landmark ruling against a practice that targeted young black men in New York. In her ruling, she writes, “No person may be stopped because he matches a vague or generalized description — such as male black 18 to 24 — without further detail.” Mayor Michael Bloomberg was […]

And all that shade … celebrity ‘side eyes’

Timed appropriately, celebrity side eyes can create memorable moments, especially when captured on camera. Check out our gallery of celebs along with our interpretation of what their side eyes mean.

Susan G. Komen Restores Funding to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation apologized for the decision to stop funding the Planned Parenthood breast exam program and just announced it is reversing course. “Our only goal for our granting process is to support women and families in the fight against breast cancer,” Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of the foundation, […]

2 Wealthy White Donors Giving $60 Million to Programs Serving Black and Latino Men

The New York City mayor’s office is calling its recently announced Young Men’s Initiative, America’s “boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men.” The initiative will include job placement and fatherhood classes for participants, with an added focus on training for probation officers and school […]