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In a new and powerful ad for Nike’s “Unlimited Pursuit” Campaign, Simone Biles, Serena Williams and Gabby Douglas are just a few amazing athletes giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how they slay in real competition every day. --So many people wanted selfies with Simone Biles it ‘delayed’ Rio’s closing event “Recovering from setbacks, losses and injury,…
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John Legend is teaming up with WGN America to bring the real life story of "Black Wall Street" to a television near you. 'Black Wall Street' was a wealthy black neighborhood in Greenwood, Tulsa that was attacked in 1921 by a mob of angry whites who burned it down and massacred hundreds of black residents over…
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Nick Cannon is headed to Howard, and already, you know the Drumline jokes are just waiting to be told. Over the weekend, Cannon took to Instagram to announce that he would be starting up at Howard University, where he once played a student in Drumline. See Also: Nick Cannon is reluctant to vote for either candidate Although Cannon said that…
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On Tuesday, a black Indianapolis man was shot by police officers after calling them to his home to report a robbery. Early that morning, an African-American woman was carjacked right in front of her house, and she ran back inside to tell her husband to call the police and report the crime. However, as her…
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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama toured the state of Louisiana after a devastating flood despite criticism that his visit has come too late. "We are heartbroken by the loss of life," the president said at a press conference in Baton Rouge. "I think anybody who can see just the streets, much less the inside of the…
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But, we'd still be screaming racism eh, James?
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A North Carolina state trooper shot and killed an unarmed deaf, mute man who was using sign language only feet away from his home. According to the New York Daily News, witnesses saw 29-year-old Daniel Harris, get shot "almost immediately" after getting out of his car and attempting to communicate with sign language. "They should've de-escalated…
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A biracial family in Wichita, Kansas, was shocked when, on Monday, they were hit with an unsigned letter that said they were doing their neighborhood “a great disrespect” because of the presence of their children. “We have noticed there are some black children at your residence,” the note read. “Maybe you are running a daycare…
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On Monday night, Charles Blow just got straight up frustrated with Donald Trump’s National Diversity Coalition chairman Bruce Lavell. During CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Blow claimed that "Donald Trump is a bigot," to which Lavell responded, “Name one statement that you’ve heard Donald Trump say about African-Americans.” When Blow asked Lavell to stop interrupting him, Lavell continued…
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In a world where we have to debate whether top rappers write their own rhymes, rap music may just be ready for a new sound. That's the idea behind BET's latest reality show competition "One Shot," executive produced and co-hosted by Sway Calloway, along with hip hop heavy hitters Kxng Crooked and King Tech, and singer-songwriter Mike Smith. The series documents…
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In a lawsuit leveled by Andrea Tantaros against former Fox News head Roger Ailes, Tantaros claimed that in addition to sexual harassment, Fox employees were subjected to several derogatory comments based on race or sexual orientation. "Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy…
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Ciara and Russell Wilson recently tied the knot in London, but flying across the ocean wasn't always their first choice. "I did the whole thing -- three times. They were first getting married in North Carolina, but they called it off due to the transgender bathroom laws. But it was really done," wedding planner Mindy Weiss told The Knot.…
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