The movement lives. After the Blackest takeover of a Super Bowl halftime show in history, Beyoncé is facing backlash for her bold coming out as "woke." Her performance of her new trap feminist track, "Formation," which included many references to African-American history and Black politics and culture, is upsetting conservatives who are crying that her performance was not "wholesome" and was an attack on "police officers." Yet many saw themselves represented in a whitewashed media during the show. BET.com looks at why Beyoncé's performance was peak Blackness and a significant celebration of Black History Month.
In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed Republicans on Friday that he would step down at the end of October, giving up his coveted leadership post and his seat in Congress in the face of hardline conservative opposition.
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' voter ID law has a "discriminatory" effect on minorities in a victory for President Barack Obama, whose administration took the unusual step of bringing the weight of the U.S. Justice Department to fight a wave of new ballot-box restrictions passed in conservative statehouses.