Couch was virtually slapped on the wrist after being sentenced to 10 years of probation after his drunken wreck. Part of his defense was his “affluenza”: He claimed that as a rich kid, he was never taught consequences for his actions. Part of Couch’s probation agreement was not to drink alcohol. … [Read more...] about ‘Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch Allegedly Videotaped at Party With Beer Pong
If that isn’t bad enough, Chicago artist and urban planner Chris Devins—who said on Twitter that his dad is Irish and his mom is “100% black,” and who apparently stole the image of Obama depicted as an Egyptian Queen from black artist Gelila Lila Mesfin—raised nearly $12,000 in crowdfunding for the project. … [Read more...] about Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted
Well on Monday, the singer was photographed fulfilling her duties as an American citizen by reporting for jury duty in Nashville. She even has a name tag! Fellow juror and Twitter historian Tracey Bates documented the whole thing. … [Read more...] about This is what it looks like when Taylor Swift reports for jury duty
Carlos and Smith were banned from the Olympics for life. Brent Musberger, now a widely-known sportscaster but then a columnist for the Chicago American, called Smith and Carlos "a pair of black-skinned stormtroopers" and wrote that "perhaps it's time 20 year old athletes quit passing themselves off as social philosophers." In the New York Times, Arthur Daley wrote, "Smith and Carlos brought their world smack into the Olympic Games, where it did not belong." … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick will eventually be seen as a hero. Just ask Muhammad Ali.
The videos are depressingly familiar to anyone who's been following Black Lives Matter protests since the death of Michael Brown. Police have been repeatedly criticized in the last two years for responding to civil demonstrations with military-grade weapons and tactics, yet scenes like these from Baton Rouge continue to happen in the aftermath of police shootings. … [Read more...] about This video of police advancing on Baton Rouge protesters is terrifying to watch