A North Carolina mom is furious after her teenage daughter was pulled off of a school bus and left at school alone for wearing “inappropriate clothing”...that showed her clavicle. That’s right, a 16-year-old girl was forbidden from riding the school bus to take her home all because she was showing what the administrator deemed to be too much shoulder. According to ABC11, Hoke County High School in Raeford, N.C. is under fire after the incident. India Middleton, the mother of Makhigha Davis, filmed video of herself picking up her daughter who was left alone outside at school, the doors to the building locked. “I don’t send my children out here in provocative clothes to break any rules at school,” Middleton told the news station. “I feel like that could have been handled a different way.” Yes, I completely agree it could have been handled a different way...as in, not handled at all, as there is nothing provocative about a fucking shoulder. … [Read more...] about North Carolina Teen Pulled Off of School Bus, Left at School Alone for Showing Too Much Shoulder
During their now viral appearance on The Breakfast Club yesterday morning — and after DJ Envy pulled the greatest stunt of illogical beige rage since G Money in New Jack City — Kid Mero appeared to throw DJ Envy a bone. When admitting that husbands can (and should) be sensitive about their wives, he shared a story about chasing down a man who almost hit and cursed his wife at a crosswalk. (It starts around the 6:30 mark) When Mero was done with his story, Charlamagne said (paraphrasing) “Nah ... that aint the same thing.” Which is right. Confronting a man who almost killed your wife and child isn’t the same as confronting the guy who made a throwaway joke about a situation you caused. The latent point, however, is that they both exist on the same spectrum of justifiable responses to disrespect, just on different ends of it. They do not. Look, as anyone who has ever been in a committed romantic relationship knows, sometimes adversity happens. Sometimes … [Read more...] about When Share Your Mess With The Public … The Public Will Share (and Talk About and Joke About) Your Mess. Duh!
Since Hillary Clinton has nothing left to lose, she is giving it to the American public straight, no chaser. Clinton isn’t running for president anymore, in fact she’s probably just going to continue speaking out against Trump, whether he’s in office or not. Clinton’s plans, once Trump leaves office, is to sit outside of Trump’s nursing home just to call him a bitch whenever he leaves his room. During an appearance on Dutch TV last week, Clinton was asked about the possibility of Ivanka Trump becoming the United States first female president to which Clinton’s replied, “Bitch, please. That woman better worry about her father getting impeached and her husband getting some security clearance. Also, tell her that there was a time in the 1960's when she could have come for me. That time has passed.” Fine, she didn’t say any of this but I could felt this sentiment in her actual answer, which was, “That’s not going to … [Read more...] about Watch: Hillary Clinton Shut Down the Possibility of a Possible Ivanka Trump Presidency
Them cryptocurrencies stay hot; what of it? In the first episode of Hot Take Hotline, we take you on a bitcoin crash course. What are some of the pros and cons of the current environment, and should you consider investing? Hot Take Hotline’s first season will feature celebrities, experts and journalists discussing whatever topics you’d like to hear about. Let us know what to take on next! … [Read more...] about Watch: Bitcoin, Hot Take Hotline Ep. 1
Today in “Things We Wish We Didn’t Know About”: This morning, I had the unique pleasure of explaining to my colleagues here at The Root what a “penis facial” is. Slang connotations notwithstanding, it wasn’t what they thought. It was worse. The discussion started rolling when Weekend Social Media Editor Corey Townsend shared with us a screenshot of a post—from the New York Post—calling the celebrity trend “the latest disturbing beauty treatment.” While the treatment has actually been around for quite a while, it recently caught steam when actress Cate Blanchett shared with Vogue Australia what I’m sure she thought was an adorable anecdote about a spa day she shared with Ocean’s 8 costar (and fellow famous white woman) Sandra Bullock: [We] saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the ‘penis facial.’ It’s something—I don’t know what it is, or whether … [Read more...] about Everybody’s Talking About the ‘Penis Facial,’ and It’s Not What You Think (It’s Worse)
Book Cites Contempt From Both Russian, Trump A School Shooting Deserving of More Coverage Golden Age of Rap Writing Gave Way to Blog Culture Paying Tribute, a Morning Anchor Raps the News Short Takes Book Cites Contempt From Both Russian, Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin was so contemptuous of Barack Obama that Putin’s aides, if not Putin himself, would refer to the United States’ first black president using the N-word, according to a just-released book by two investigative reporters. Michael Isikoff, now chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo News, and David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, also cite information indicating that Donald Trump, who had claimed that Obama was not born in the United States, vied with Putin in his hatred of the 44th president. They report on a controversial dossier that said Trump hired prostitutes to defile space where the American president and first lady had slept. “Putin and his inner circle had … [Read more...] about Putin’s Circle Considered Obama ‘the N-Word’
On Wednesday, an Australian minister lamented the plight of white South African farmers, saying that they “deserve special attention” and needed help “from a civilized country like ours.” During his remarks, Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton also suggested fast-tracking visas for the farmers based on humanitarian grounds. Now, the South African government says the concern is unfounded and the comments uncalled for, and are demanding that Australia retract its statement. As the Guardian reports, South Africa formally responded to Dutton’s comments on Thursday. “The South African government is offended by the statements which have been attributed to the Australian home affairs minister and a full retraction is expected,” said the foreign ministry. Earlier, South African officials had called Dutton’s comments “sad” and “regrettable. Australia offered up their “civilized” help following news that … [Read more...] about South Africa Demands Retraction from Australia After Minister Offers ‘Civilized’ Help to White South African Farmers
A longtime attorney for the National Rifle Association (NRA) is set to speak with the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee over concerns that the controversial gun organization helped funnel Russian money to then presidential hopeful Donald Trump during his 2016 run for the White House. According to McClatchy, Cleta Mitchell—a former NRA board member who has also done legal work for the organization—may have information pertaining to Russia’s involvement in the election through the NRA. And, the NRA spent millions buying the White House on Trump’s presidential campaign. At one time Mitchell reportedly raised concerns about Russia ties to the NRA, but Mitchell told McClatchy that she has no knowledge of any underhanded dealings between Russia and the powerful gun group noting in an email that all of this was a “complete fabrication.” “I have no knowledge of anything like this and zero concerns whatsoever about anyone — … [Read more...] about #StayWoke: Did Russia Have Business With the NRA?
According to Wypipopedia, racism has been around for at least nine or 10 years. It started with the election of President Barack Obama, who invented racism in a Kenyan laboratory with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Saul Alinsky and that terrorist dude from the Weather Underground. (I know his name is Bill Ayers. I’m just using his white-people name.) Ever since Obama released this terrible plague into our society, people much smarter than I have been trying to solve the racism riddle and banish it from the planet. They’ve tried sensitivity training, revising history to make the Civil War about states’ rights and—most notably—developing an antidote called “reverse racism.” But the scientists here at The Root have finally figured out a cure. Our researchers ran our most racist emails, tweets, comments and direct messages through our proprietary software and analyzed the results. They detected a pattern that shows racism is inversely proportional to … [Read more...] about The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: I Think We May Have Solved Racism
The White House has been trash since the pristine Obamas left it to a KFC-eating mass of bagged afterbirth. Since he took office, the White House has been reshuffling the staff like it was dealt a hand with no spades. To date, the Trump administration has lost over a dozen notable members. Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the prototype for every evil soap opera oil baron ever created, learned over Twitter that his services were no longer needed. On Friday, several news outlets have been reporting that national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be shown the door Uncle Phil style. According to CNN, the move has been delayed as the president searches for McMaster’s replacement, but the news of McMaster’s firing could come sometime Friday. Of course, because the folks at the White House can’t stand that news hits the press before they release it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, aka Huckabee, took to Twitter to note that … [Read more...] about It’s Official: The White House Is a Flaming-Hot Dumpster Fire That Shows No Signs of Cooling Down