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Erykah Badu has a lengthy history of showering one Robert Sylvester Kelly Sr.—and other problematic individuals—with undeserved grace. So much so that her contrarian stances... [Read More]
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There are two MLKs. [Read More]
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I personally don't partake in the dark art known as coffee, but for those that do? Boyyyyy are you fucked. [Read More]
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In the past week, not one but two documentaries surfaced chronicling the rise and fall of one of the greatest scams of all time—2017's ill-fated... [Read More]
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While she might be BFF's with hip-hop arbiter Charlamagne Tha God, the list of people that despise Right-wing provocateur du jour Tomi Lahren is extensive. [Read More]
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For the second year in a row, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax left the dais in silent protest while Virginia state senators honored Confederate superhero Gen.... [Read More]
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As children, we learned the art of negotiation early in life. [Read More]
Tags: Trump - Unveils - Genius
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Outside of being broke or not getting enough napkins in the drive thru, one of the worst feelings in the world is when someone blatantly... [Read More]
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Note: To read the story of how an Iowa bar callously disrespected the legacy and the name of Martin Luther King Jr., please read the... [Read More]
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Unless you live in Alabama or Mississippi, Monday serves as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Established... [Read More]
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Seventeen days into 2019, I am still reflecting on what I want for myself this year and how I am going to go about getting... [Read More]
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As if we needed more proof of just how much the criminal justice system in the United States does not value the lives of black... [Read More]
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The ongoing legal battle between Mariah Carey and her former assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, has gotten exponentially messier. As in, strap yourself in and have a... [Read More]
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A list of reasons why, each week, the Clapback Mailbag responds to emails, direct messages, tweets and comments from readers:... [Read More]
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Those of us watching Virgil Abloh's debut as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear last summer saw a clear nod to The Wizard of Oz... [Read More]
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The third annual "National Day of Racial Healing" will be kicking off the day after MLK Day (observed), with Ava DuVernay taking the lead. [Read More]
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Wow. It finally happened. [Read More]
Tags: Bounce - Sony - Kelly
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In an episode of NBC's Dateline scheduled to air Friday night, a woman who worked as an intern for Epic Records when she was teen... [Read More]
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's was all set to make a trip to Afghanistan until President Petty decided to out her travel plans and, in turn,... [Read More]
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If BuzzFeed's report that the president told his former lawyer and fixer to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower turns out to be true... [Read More]
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