James Woods Gets Judge’s Nod to Pursue Man Who Tweeted He Was a “Cocaine Addict”

Source: Eric Gardner/The Hollywood Reporter The judge makes a stunning reversal, denying the anonymous defendant’s attempt to kill the lawsuit. James Woods has defied skeptics and gotten past an initial First Amendment hurdle in his provocative defamation lawsuit against an anonymous Twitter user who suggested he was a “cocaine addict.” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Recana has reviewed Woods’ complaint against a …

Black Workers Really Do Need to Be Twice as Good

Source: Gillian White/The Atlantic African American employees tend to receive more scrutiny from their bosses than their white colleagues, meaning that small mistakes are more likely to be caught, which over time leads to worse performance reviews and lower wages. For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be …

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Finally Admits His Offensive Comments Were Indeed About Black Men

Source: Manny Otiko/Atlanta Blackstar Maine’s controversial tea party Gov. Paul LePage has finally admitted comments he made about drug dealers fueling a heroin epidemic in the state were actually about Black men. LePage got into trouble last month when he saidBlack drug dealers were behind a rise in heroin useand were also impregnating young white women. “Guys with the name …

Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers’ names.

Source: Tom Jackman/Washington Post It started with a reporter’s attempt to learn whether problem police officers were moving from department to department. It resulted in legislation that is again bringing national scrutiny to the Virginia General Assembly: a bill that could keep all Virginia police officers’ names secret. In a climate where the actions of police nationwide are being watched …