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There are times when the collective digital Caucasian conscience known as Fox News is so blatantly racist-adjacent that it crosses the line of conservative commentary... [Read More]
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We started off August 2018 on an undeniable high as we received word of two history-making events: Beyoncé would appear on Vogue's September Fall Fashion... [Read More]
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Can someone just banish Thomas Markle to the Tower of London, already? [Read More]
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Aretha Franklin was not the Queen of Soul music. [Read More]
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Omarosa Manigault Newman—the former reality TV star turned White House aide and former legislative "Wobble" starter at all executive black tie events—released her latest mixed... [Read More]
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Zion Williamson currently exists in a strange space of the zeitgeist where you've likely either already seen roughly 27,000 clips of him dunking on high... [Read More]
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That skin. That smile. That body ... though we've certainly said it before, to say Angela Bassett is #agegoals is pretty much the understatement of... [Read More]
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Just weeks after exiting ABC, black-ish creator Kenya Barris has signed an overall series deal with Netflix. Barris' deal goes into effect Aug. 16 and... [Read More]
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If you grew up a lover of soul music, you know that today, Aug. 16, 2018, is a day to honor the memory of the... [Read More]
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Comedian Tom Arnold was once married to Roseanne Barr. What does that have to do with anything? Well, it proves that he when it comes... [Read More]
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So this is a story about a white woman who thought it was a good idea to call a bus full of passengers "niggers"... [Read More]
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New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton wants to make calling the police on black folks living their best life a hate crime after a self-described... [Read More]
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Kids can be cruel and bullying isn't something that's going to disappear overnight, but one New Jersey high school principal is trying to make life... [Read More]
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Like many people, hip-hop was my entryway to a lot of the music I know and love today. Through the use of samples, I made... [Read More]
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I was abused as a child. [Read More]
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Entertainer and environmentalist, too: Singer-songwriter SZA is putting her influence into saving our oceans with a new sustainability-focused clothing line called Ctrl Fishing Company—named, of... [Read More]
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It may seem like a fool's errand to try and pick the top live performances of Aretha Franklin's storied career, which spanned 60 years, because,... [Read More]
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Serena Williams, the Greatest of All Time, has been quite open and frank about her life as she grows as a mom. From the terrifying... [Read More]
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What do multihyphenates Teyana Taylor and Ruth Negga have in common? Aside from both being well known and extremely talented black women, it would seem... [Read More]
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A Chicago judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors will be unable to call Laquan McDonald, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer,... [Read More]
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