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It’s almost time for Michael B. Jordan to return to the big screen in Creed II and the actor took some time to recap several iconic Rocky films to get you all caught up on his character’s background. While some folks are well-versed in the history of ‘Rocky Balboa’ others are newbies who have been […]

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It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and today my sister called to ask me if I know how to cook a turkey.

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On November 20, we observe #TransRemembranceDay. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the Transgender Day of Remembrance was launched in honor of Rita Hester who was killed on November 28, 1998. Sadly, since 2013, there have been 128 known anti-transgender homicides reported in the...

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Blac Chyna has created a new line of skin lightening creams in partnership with Nigerian cosmetics brand Whitenicious. The social media model and influencer announced the news on Instagram Tuesday: View this post on Instagram Lagos Nigeria, join me at the first official launch...

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By all outward appearances, 2018 was a year of incredible progress for trans people. Of the triumphs: Christine Hallquist became the first trans person to be nominated for governor (of Vermont); at least one internationally-recognized company opted to recognize their trans employees by covering corrective surgeries in…

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When I sat down to watch the movie Green Book, I was expecting to get a visual education on the historical use of The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor Hugo Green. Green published the guidebook from 1936 to 1966 for black travelers in the Jim Crow era whose trips took them through areas that were openly racist and…

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In theory, I am the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Harriot, Ph.D., a great husband and father who gave up a lucrative career in music to spend more time with my family.

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With teen suicide on the rise, it’s more important than ever for families to learn how to combat bullying to protect their kids and the issue is tackled head-on in Studio 11 Film’s latest release, Misguided Behavior.  The powerful film produced by Rushion McDonald tells the story of two fathers, the teens in their lives and […]

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A white Oklahoma State University student has apologized after leaving a nasty racist note on his bar receipt with the N-word written on it for his Black waitress Nov. 10, the Tulsa World reported.  READ MORE: Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ sold 725,000 copies on first day The student, Bradley Lasher, is singing a song of sorry after the college […]

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This week reports have surfaced that urban model and gossip blog fave Blac Chyna is planning to release her own line of skin-lightening cream and not surprisingly, her fans are NOT feeling it. According to People, the 30-year-old mother of two partnered with beauty brand Whitenicious by Dencia to launch her own line of creams that claim they […]

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The American patriot and central hero of Creed II has zero interest in making googly eyes at Vladimir Putin. Director Steven Caple Jr. made his feature debut in 2016 at Sundance with The Land, a story about skateboarders set in Cleveland. In the latest chapter of the Creed franchise, he turns a good ol’ Russian-American […]

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It’s the end of an era—or perhaps, the beginning of one. Following the path of fellow Condé Nast publication Teen Vogue, Glamour will be the next imprint to go exclusively digital, with the New York Times reporting on Tuesday that the 79-year-old publication’s January 2019 issue will be its last in print.

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After weeks of controversy, the founder of the Women’s March is now calling for four of the movement’s co-chairs to step down from their positions. Monday, Women’s March founder Teresa Shook, penned a very candid Facebook post, lashing out at board members Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. Previously, #MeToo advocate Alyssa Milano publicly […]

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A group of teens who turned to a McDonald's employee for help after being threatened by a gunman were ordered out of the restaurant, Business Insider reports.The incident reportedly followed a verbal altercation between a group of Black teens in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and a man they claim is...

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Researchers have documented “large, pervasive and persistent” racial inequalities in the U.S.

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Stacey Abrams’ historic campaign to win Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial race was filled with challenges. One of these, as NBC News reports, came when her party was accused of hacking the state's voter registration system by Republicans. Tuesday, the former candidate revealed another came...

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A Greek prosecutor is investigating televised remarks made by a sport commentator who allegedly called black basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo an "ape."

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There is no doubt that Becoming, the memoir from our forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is at the top of everyone’s reading list. The Hill reported that the memoir sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day on the market, making it one of the largest single-day sales of the year in book publishing. Although Michelle Obama is no longer […]

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“You know, I think my teeth have gotten too white,” said no one ever. Seriously, there’s no limit to the brightness of a perfect smile. Because of this, Amazon has the 12-Treatment Crest 3D White Vivid Plus Whitestrips Kit for $18 when you clip the $5 off coupon on the product page and apply code 7CWSVIVIDBF at…

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While Viola Davis is the driving force in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, there’s an all-star supporting cast that delivers some extremely powerful performances as well. TheGrio caught up with Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Michelle Rodriguez to find out how they handled the heavy tone of the stirring heist flick and what they […]

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Cam Newton showed up and showed out for more than 1,200 kids who he served during his Thanksgiving Jam charitable event on Monday the Charlotte Observer reports. READ MORE: Pittsburgh councilman to face charges of trying to mow down protesters with his car The flamboyant Carolina Panthers quarterback gave dinners to families at TopGolf’s Charlotte location and after […]

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It’s now clear that Saudi Arabia has the only copy of President Trump enjoying “water sports” with Russian prostitutes, because they must have something incriminating against the president in order for him to go against the CIA’s finding that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of journalist…

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  Despite the fact that voter turnout showed a significant increase during the 2018 midterm elections than in other midterms in the past 50 years, Black voters weren’t necessarily any more involved than usual. Nationally speaking, the turnout of 49.2 percent was higher than some estimates prior to the election, and not since 1966 has […]

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Pose actress and activist Angelica Ross definitely understands the importance of community during the holiday season.

When she received an invite to attend the third annual Transgiving Holiday Festival hosted by The G.H.O.S.T. Project, she told The Root, “It’s so important to have events like Transgiving where we get…

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Barack Obama talked about the past, present and future onstage at the Obama Foundation Summit Monday. Along with discussing his experience as a community organizer, he spoke of the difficulties of writing a book (something his wife can relate to) and the future of the United States' progressive...

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Perhaps there should be a section at Giant Eagle or Whole Foods (or any other supermarket with a bakery) that’s solely devoted to racist pastries. Racist donuts, racist cookies, racist pies, racist cannoli—a one-stop shop for all of your bigoted baked goods. You could even have racist bakers who specialize in flakey…

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Jamal-Harrison Bryant, a pastor who was once criticized for saying ‘These hoes ain’t loyal’ during a church sermon, will now bring his brand of preaching to the Atlanta-area as new senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, Ga., WSB-TV reports.  READ MORE: Pittsburgh councilman to face charges of trying to mow down protesters with his car Bryant […]

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  A Georgia Democrat is already laying the groundwork to ensure that elections can’t be stolen by way of voter suppression through purging the voter rolls. —Chicago grieves after beloved doctor is gunned down by ex- fiancé at hospital— Democratic House Minority Leader Bob Trammell proposed legislation Friday introducing a bill that would prevent the […]

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Walmart donated to Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s campaign but now say the gift was prior to her giving her notorious “Cindy Lynch speech.” Now Wally World has asked her to come to the returns and exchange counter with her receipt.

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Walmart has demanded Mississippi's GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, Cindy Hyde-Smith, give its campaign donation back.The retail giant gave Hyde-Smith's campaign $2,000 on November 18, according to Popular Information. As Blavity previously reported, the candidate publicly praised an...

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  Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend isn’t mincing any words when it comes to her disdain for the NFL, and wants the whole world to know that her beloved is still being blackballed by shot-callers in the league him. According to TMZ, this week, New York DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab gave her two cents after the […]

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