Legislation Would Ban Federal Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition

Senators Ed Markey and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation that would ban federal law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition.

Stacey Dash Says There Should Be No BET, Black History Month

In discussing the controversy over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees, actress-turned-conservative commentator Stacey Dash made a rather controversial statement. In the spirit of integration, Dash suggested that we get rid of black-focused TV channels like BET…

Twitter Sets Public Diversity Goals – 35% Women in the Workforce by Next Year

A couple of months ago, very white and very male company Twitter made a vague promise to build “a representative workforce, and is dedicated to ensuring fairness in all people decisions, including hiring, promoting, and paying.” Now, it’s making more…

Apple Reveals Modest Improvement in Employee Diversity

Last year, when Apple released its first ever diversity report, the company revealed that its workforce was 70 percent male and 55 percent white. Of course, this didn’t set Apple apart from any other major tech company – everyone in…

Facebook, a Year Later, Is a Little Less White, Male (a Little)

Over the past year, the gender and ethnic makeup of Facebook’s workforce didn’t really change. As of today, Facebook’s employees are 55% white and 68% male. A year ago, when Facebook reported its first diversity data, those numbers were 57%…

Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Merchandise

Amazon has joined other retailers in banning the sale of merchandise sporting the Confederate flag. Following the racially-motivated slaying of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, calls across the country to “take down the flag” have intensified. Earlier this week,…

Adam Sandler Movies Are Ridiculous, Confirms Netflix

According to Netflix, nobody should be surprised when an Adam Sandler movies turns out to be a bit ridiculous. According to reports, nearly a dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Sandler’s new movie, The Ridiculous Six, in…

Apple Adds New Diverse Emoji with iOS Update

iOS 8.3 is here, and while it comes with a handful of updates, the most exciting is new emoji. Duh. When the beta of the new OS X hit developers hands back in February, we were given a preview at…

Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil…

Apple Emoji Will Soon Be Much More Diverse

Apple’s emoji options are about to get much more diverse. The company has given developers a new beta of OS X, and inside contains a bunch of new, racially diverse emoji characters. In the new build, many of the human…

Charles Barkley Calls For Rational Race Discussion In America

Former NBA star Charles Barkley is backing up the grand jury decision to not indict the white police officer who was involved in the shooting of 19-year-old teenager, Michael Brown last August. The outspoken basketball player-turned-commentator called the idea of…

Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity Linked to Fast-Food Proximity, Shows Study

It should come as no surprise that unhealthy foods such as those commonly served at fast-food restaurants are related to medical problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. A new study has gone even further, however, finding that…

Marijuana Legalization: DC Plays the Race Card

There are lots of reasons that states and cities have come up with to legalize marijuana, either for medical use or recreational. The medical side of things is pretty well-established. Even if you get the strong feeling that the idea…

Raven Symone Is Proud To Be American, So Don’t Call Her AFRICAN-American. Or Gay.

Oprah Winfrey knew it was going down the minute Raven Symoné started. But before she could stop the That’s So Raven star, Symoné marched head first into truly controversial, and potentially career threatening territory. During a recent interview for Winfrey’s…

Racist Woman Poised for Viral Infamy After Insane, Almost Unbelievable Rant

I’d like to start this off by saying that this woman be crazy. This woman be so crazy she’s almost a little too crazy. This woman be so crazy that it makes me question the authenticity of this video, simply…

eBay Sucks Slightly Less Than Others at Diversity

eBay just followed suit and released their gender and ethnic diversity figures, and it looks like the company have hurdled a pretty low bar. Or limboed a very high bar. Something easy. According to eBay, their company is made up…

Twitter Is (Shockingly) White and Male Like the Rest

In more tech companies are full of white guys news, Twitter says they have a lot of work to do when it comes to employee diversity. Twitter follows other major players in releasing their first ever diversity report, which shows…

Yahoo Also Kind of Sucks at Diversity

Following Google’s lead, tech companies have started to voluntarily reveal their self-reported diversity stats – basically showcasing the percentage of men vs. women and racial breakdown in their company demographics. The latest to do so is Yahoo who, despite being…

Danica Patrick Crashes During Practice, Finishes 18th in Bristol

Friday’s practice at Bristol Motor Speedway was quite a bumpy start for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Only a few minutes into the practice run, the 31-year-old’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet crashed into Parker Kligerman’s No. 30 Swan Racing Toyota. Following the collision, Kligerman’s team…

Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Jokes About Mitt Romney’s Grandson

Another week brings us another TV network that people are threatening to boycott. Melissa Harris-Perry ruffled a few feathers after jokes were made about Mitt Romney’s black grandson on her show. On the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, Harris-Perry showed…