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#CivilRightsMovement, Bus, Civil Rights, December 1st, Featured, News, Rosa Parks -

On December 1st sixty-three years ago, Rosa Parks refused white bus driver James Blake’s order to give up her seat for a white passenger in 1955. Back then, the Alabama law required “Black passengers to relinquish their seats to whites whenever the ‘white section’ was full,” reports Politico.   After refusing to move to the “colored […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Featured, News, NFL, Opinion, Reuben Foster, Sports, Top Stories, True Blue -

This week, the NFL once again confirmed that their value system - as an organization - is a dumpster fire of every problematic, misogynistic, and deeply racist stereotype.

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#Blacklove, Entertainment, Featured, Juelz Santana, Kimbella Vanderhee, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Opinion, True Blue -

Within the confines of #BlackLove, there's a huge distinction between being the ride-or-die who is growing with someone versus being used as a longterm crutch.

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Beyoncé, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Black History, Blue Ivy, Blue Ivy Carter, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Global Citizens festival, Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100, Jay Z, Madiba, Music, Nelson Mandela, News, The Carters -

  Beyonce is gearing up to perform at the Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and she took time to pen a powerful open letter to the late Nelson Mandela on her website.  In the touching tribute entitled “Dear Madiba,” she recounts first meeting Mandela in 2004. “I first met you in 2004 […]

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#BlackOnBlue, April Pipkins, Ben Crump, EJ Bradford, Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr, Emantic Bradford, Featured, Jr., News, Top Stories -

While protestors are demanding that the Hoover Police Department release video from the police body cameras and mall surveillance in the shooting death of E.J Bradford, his parents are preparing to lay him to rest.

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  Ava DuVernay stays winning. The Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director of A Wrinkle in Time, and Selma and creator of OWN’s hit series, Queen Sugar, has inked an impressive $100 million overall deal with Warner Bros TV. According to Deadline, the overall deal with DuVernay’s Forward Movement production company begins in January and includes drama and comedy series, documentaries, […]

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Gina Rodriguez continues to be mad as she believes Black women receive more blessings than Latinax in Hollywood.

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Juelz Santana proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kimbella Vanderhee after dating on-and-off for nearly a decade while he was performing on stage at the Apollo Theater.

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Prince Charles is teasing the names his youngest son and daughter-in-law are considering and those that didn't make the shortlist.

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Alabama, Crime, Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr., fatal police shooting, Featured, News, Riverchase Galleria, Top Stories -

Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. was the son of a police officer and a US Army combat engineer who was home for the Thanksgiving holiday when his life was tragically ended by police in a mall shooting in Alabama.

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Kim Porter —model, actress, and mother to three of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ kids— was laid to rest at an emotional funeral in Columbus, Georgia on Nov. 24. Porter was also the mother of actor Quincy Brown, from her relationship with R&B singer Al B. Sure. Diddy subsequently adopted Quincy. Family and friends of Porter came together […]

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Bakari Henderson, Beating, Featured, Greece, Top Stories -

A court in Greece delivered no murder convictions in the fatal beating of 22-year-old American graduate student Bakari Henderson, who was chased down by an angry mob and viciously attacked on a Greek island in July 2017. CBS News reports six of the men were convicted of various assault charges and sentenced in the death […]

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Rihanna nearly broke the internet on Thanksgiving holiday when she appeared on folks’ timelines topless wearing lingerie from her Savage x Fenty collection. “We getting NAUGHTY-not-NICE this season!” the Bajan-beauty captioned the sexy campaign ad. “@savagexfenty just dropped The Ultimate Gift Guide to help you shop gifts for everybody in ya life !! Hit up […]

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Accident, Crash, Featured, Golden State Warriors, News, Oakland, Steph Curry, Warriors -

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry avoided serious injury after being involved in a three-car collision Friday morning on Highway 24 near Oakland, California. According to, Curry was on his way to the Warriors shootaround when a driver in a silver Lexus lost control while making an improper lane change and struck the […]

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Five-time Olympic volleyball star Danielle Scott required surgery after she was stabbed multiple times trying to protect her sister Stefanie Vallery from her estranged husband on Sunday night. Vallery, 51, did not survive the attack and police are now searching for Michael Vallery 49. The couple were separated but hadn’t finalized their divorce, according to […]

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Barack Obama, Featured, News, Thanksgiving Day, Top Stories, Video -

Former President Barack Obama surprised volunteers at a Chicago food bank on Tuesday when he dropped in and helped prepare Thanksgiving meals. The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes 159,000 meals a day to the hungry, thanked Obama and his foundation in a tweet “for joining our volunteers today,” according to USA Today. READ MORE: Blacks […]

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#StrongBlackLead, Been Too Long, Blindspotting, Creed II, Disney, Entertainment, Fantastic beasts, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Featured, Film, Green Book, Harry Potter, Jamie Foxx, Keke Palmer, Lee Daniels, Mahershala Ali, Michael B Jordan, Michaela Coel, Motown Magic, Netflix, Pimp, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Robin Hood, Taraji P Henson, Tarsi P. Henson, Television, Tessa Thompson, trevor noah, widows, Zoe Kravitz -

Thanksgiving is finally upon and that means folks can expect to have full bellies and a touch of the “itis” making it the perfect time to see some fantastic films. While plenty of people are mapping out their Black Friday gameplay, others are planning to stay home and veg out after turkey time. If you’re […]

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Cindy Hyde-Smith, Featured, Hanging, Mike Espy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Racial Comments, Video -

  It appears Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s commitment to celebrating the most painful and bigoted parts of Mississippi’s history runs even deeper than she let on. Earlier this month, the senator faced national backlash after she was caught on camera cracking a joke about her willingness to attend a public hanging, and now, it’s been uncovered […]

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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 […]

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  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida’s young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor’s office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state’s first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose refrain had been “bring it home” as […]

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Alan Page, Featured, President Trump, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Top Stories -

President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former football star Alan Page, 73, on Friday, and the honor comes less than two months after the death of his wife. In an emotional ceremony at the White House, Trump said his wife, Diane, who died in September of breast cancer, “is looking down […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner, Tristan Thompson -

Kim Kardashian West and her momager Kris Jenner have revealed what went down when they privately confronted Tristan Thompson about cheating on Khloé Kardashian days before she gave birth to their daughter, True. As noted by PEOPLE, in a sneak peek from Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with Kardashians, Mrs. West questions the sincerity of […]

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#BlackandBlue, Featured, GoFundMe, Jemel Roberson, Kanye West, News, Video -

As Chicago church leaders demand that police fire the white Midlothian police officer who shot and killed a Black security guard, Kanye West has stepped up to help the victim’s family. Jemel Roberson was reportedly working security at Manny’s Blue Room early Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire inside. Roberson who was also armed […]

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Facebook, Featured, Kamala Harris, News, Political Ads, Politics, Top Stories -

While Senator Kamala Harris has yet to confirm her plans, her Facebook presence has people speculating that she may be amping up to throw her hat in the 2020 presidential ring.

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Featured, Kim Porter, Kim Porter dead, Music, News, P Diddy, Quincy Taylor Brown, Sean Combs, Star, Video -

  Kim Porter has died at the age of 47. The former model and actress who shared three children with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was confirmed dead by her rep on Thursday. “Sadly, I can confirm the passing of Kim Porter. I ask that you give the families privacy at this time,” the rep told PageSix.  According […]

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Chad Johnson, Chad Johnson interview, Chad Loves Michelle, Destinys Child, Entertainment, Featured, Michelle Williams, Michelle Williams interview, Music, OWN, Television, TheGrio Originals -

Destiny’s Child made Michelle Williams a household name when she joined the group in 2000 and she has made headlines in recent months for revealing her battle with depression and getting engaged to youth pastor, Chad Johnson. Their OWN show, Chad Loves Michelle, documents the couple’s journey to the altar and shows them navigating the […]

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