Jussie Smollett insists he’s not ‘a piece of s–t,’ says he gained clarity from jail

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett professed his innocence and insisted he’s “not a piece of s–t.” Smollett, who was found to have paid two men to pretend to be racist and homophobic Donald Trump supporters and attack him with a noose and bleach, was sprung from a Chicago jail in March after serving a six-day sentence. The 40-year-old actor … Read more

New LA City Council Motion is Set to Help Improve Hate Crime Reporting

The LA City Council passed a motion Friday aimed at improving the city’s systems for people who need to report hate crimes, citing a disparity between the number of such crimes reported to law enforcement and the number reported to the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate. The effort was led by Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who introduced … Read more

Florida Woman Arrested on Hate Crimes Charges in NYC Pepper Spray Assault

Authorities have apprehended the woman they say is behind an anti-Asian assault on four women on a Manhattan street last week. Madeline Barker, of Florida, was arrested Friday on multiple hate crime charges including assault and harassment, the NYPD announced. The 47-year-old woman has been accused of deploying pepper spray at four women and making … Read more

Pride Week kicks off in the Bronx amid rise in hate crimes against LGBTQ+ community

MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) — Pride Week kicked off Tuesday night in the Bronx, as members of the LGBTQ community gathered together for food and films, but it comes at a time when many don’t feel safe. It was movie night in the Melrose section of the Bronx. The event was hosted at Destination Tomorrow, a … Read more

‘Kind of terrifying’: Numbers show racist Great Replacement conspiracy theory has found audience in Canada

Timothy Caulfield has spent the pandemic battling bunk science and lies. The course of COVID-19 has seen more Canadians spiral into the realm of conspiracy theories and it’s kept the misinformation expert busy. So busy, he says, he felt he didn’t have time to really delve into one, particular conspiracy theory that was gaining traction: … Read more

Racist bashes Hispanic man on head with metal pipe in NYC

An Hispanic man was attacked by a black assailant who spewed anti-ethnic rhetoric at him while hitting him over the head with a metal pipe in Queens, cops said Monday.  “I hate all Spanish people!” the attacker hissed during the incident in front of 80-02 Roosevelt Ave. around 11 p.m. Sunday. “I’m going to rob … Read more