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Meghan Markle, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Meghan Markle has developed a way of dealing with negative press: She doesn’t read it. After a tough week in the media spotlight, with ongoing rumors that Meghan and her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton are not getting along, the Duchess of Sussex tunes out the negativity, according to Vanity Fair. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to […]

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George H. W. Bush, News, Politics, Top Stories, Willie Horton -

What many political historians will tell you is that Donald Trump‘s brand of politics was not created in a vacuum. And most will point to an ad during George H.W. Bush‘s 1988 presidential campaign as the progenitor of dog-whistle political ads. READ MORE: Shirley Chisholm NYC statue to help ‘correct glaring inequity in public spaces’ That’s when Lee […]

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#MeToo, Neil deGrasse Tyson, News, Politics, Sex Assault, Top Stories -

In a lengthy Facebook post, Neil deGrasse Tyson denies allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him by three women. The astrophysicist and author said although he has declined media interviews, he could no longer remain silent and felt the need to share his side. READ MORE: Newports, Takis, Popeyes, malt liquor: Minnesota cops placed on leave […]

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James Shaw Jr, Kid Rock, nashville waffle house, News, Politics, Top Stories, Waffle House hero -

James Shaw Jr., the hero who helped to stop a Waffle House shooter last April was the grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas parade on Saturday, a last-minute fill in for Kid Rock, whose invitation was rescinded after he made profane comments on live TV Friday morning. READ MORE: Michelle Obama cancels book tour dates to attend […]

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Michelle Obama, News, Politics, President George H. W. Bush, Top Stories, Video -

  Forever first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday posted a moving Instagram tribute to George H.W. Bush, showing a picture of the late 41st president giving her a kiss on the cheek in the Oval Office. On Sunday, the Becoming author announced the cancellation of her book tour appearances in Paris and Berlin to attend Bush’s funeral after his death on […]

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Featured, New York City, News, Politics, Shirley Chisholm, Top Stories -

Fifty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, New York City has announced it will erect a statue in honor of the congresswoman by 2020. READ MORE: Viola Davis set to produce and star in ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’ Addressing a void in New York of a lack of statues that […]

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Barbara Lee, Nancy Pelosi, News, Politics -

After a group of House Democrats expressed their disappointment over the lack of representation of women of color in leadership positions in the party, some much-needed progress is now underway.  Following Rep. Barbara Lee’s narrow loss (10 votes to be exact) in the race for caucus chair this week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has created […]

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41st President, Featured, George Bush, George H. W. Bush, Politics, Video -

  George Herbert Walker Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94. Spokesman Jim McGrath announced the former president’s death Friday night in a tweet. The Yale University graduate passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, according to CNN. Despite battling multiple illnesses, including a mild case of pneumonia and […]

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CNN, Israel, Marc Lamont Hill, News, Politics, Top Stories, United Nations, Video -

  CNN cut ties with Marc Lamont Hill after he made comments about Israel and Palestine in a speech at the United Nations on Wednesday. A CNN spokesperson told Mediaite Thursday that Hill was no longer under contract. But Hill vehemently denied being anti-Semitic, taking to social media to make his case. READ MORE: White cop fired for failing to shoot […]

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New video footage has surfaced that shows a Black man in Silver Spring, Md., being arrested after walking a drunken neighbor home. Samir Ahmed discovered his drunk neighbor passed out on his lawn and decided to walk him home on November 17, according to CBS affiliate WUSA9. During the good deed, the 23-year-old ran into Montgomery County […]

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  African American Republican voters in Mississippi this week supported Cindy Hyde-Smith in the Senate runoff election, despite allegations of racism that came with plenty of receipts. She defeated Black Democrat Mike Espy, although earlier this month she was thrust in the social media glare when a video surfaced of her bragging at a public […]

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Black Democrats, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Democrats, Hakeem Jeffries, News, Politics, Top Stories -

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries pulled off a surprise victory Wednesday when he defeated California Rep. Barbara Lee to become the next Democratic Caucus chairman. Jeffries won the vote 123-113 over his fellow Congressional Black Caucus member in a vote that strikes as a sign that the party leadership is finally starting to get younger—Jeffries […]

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@AP, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ivanka Trump, Lock Her Up, News, Politics, Video -

Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account as she was moving into an adviser's position in her father's administration.

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Democrats, Politics, surveillance of minorities, Top Stories -

  Now that Democrats are set to retake control of the House of Representatives, one of the first things on their agenda will be to address issues with hate crimes and surveillance of minority communities that were ignored when Republicans controlled the House. New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler, in a letter to the FBI, the […]

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Fair Fight Georgia, Lawsuit, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Top Stories -

Stacey Abrams, who made it very clear that she thought that there were a number of questionable issues that likely kept her from the Governor’s office, is filing a federal lawsuit that alleges “gross mismanagement” of the election and the state’s voting system. The suit was filed under the name of her new organization, Fair […]

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Christmas 2018, Melania Trump, News, Politics, White House Christmas 2018 -

Is Melania Trump using her Christmas decorations to passive-aggressively call for help? After seeing her 2018 Christmas decorations, many are thinking she just might be.

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hyde smith, lynching comments, mike espy, mississippi runoff, politics, race and racism -

Ridgeland, Miss.—There were just as many members of media as there were voters when Mike Espy appeared at his voting station at Highland Colony Baptist Church, just a five-minute drive outside of Jackson.

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@AP, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, immigration policy, News, Politics, Video -

President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the federal policy that split migrant families at the border was practiced by his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well.

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Donald Trump, Entertainment, Immigration, Music, Politics, Rihanna, Video -

  President Donald Trump’s inhumane assault on a group of migrants attempting to seek asylum at the US border has enraged many including superstar Rihanna who called it an act of “terrorism.” —US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence— The music and beauty mogul took to social media on Sunday and […]

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News, Politics, Stephon Clark, Stevante Clark, Top Stories -

Stevante Clark, the older brother of Stephon Clark, has filed paperwork Monday to officially run for mayor of Sacramento. Clark, 25, filed the paperwork with the California Secretary of State opening two campaign finance committees, one citing a 2020 mayoral bid in the next general election, according to the Sacramento Bee. READ MORE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows love to Afro-Latina […]

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Black Republicans, Donald Trump, GOP, Mia Love, News, Politics, Republicans, Top Stories, Video -

  Mia Love, the GOP’s only Black woman in Congress, blasted Donald Trump on Monday as she officially conceded defeat in her re-election bid against Salt Lake City Mayor Ben McAdams, according to CNN. Love, who is Haitian-American and has represented her district since 2015, responded to Trump’s comments about her during his post-Election Day […]

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Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mike Espy, Mississippi, News, Politics, Top Stories -

On the eve of the hotly contested U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi, one that has been tainted with racist rhetoric, nooses were found hanging from trees at the State Capitol in Jackson Monday. According to Chuck McIntosh, the director of communications for Mississippi’s Department of Finance and Administration, someone called Jackson NBC affiliate WLBT about […]

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@AP, Gun Reform, News, NRA, Politics -

The pictures on Twitter were an emotional response to a smackdown by the powerful gun industry lobby.

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#BlackVoterPower, 2018 Midterm Elections, @AP, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Video -

This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two.

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Climate Change, Donald Trump, Health, News, Official Report, Politics, Science, The White House, Top Stories, Video -

While you were recovering from your Thanksgiving holiday feast on Friday, the White House quietly released an alarming Climate Change report detailing the severe effect of unchecked greenhouse emissions on American livelihoods, agriculture and economy.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Featured, Meghan Markle, Politics, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Top Stories, Video -

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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Arizona, News, Politics, Racism, Top Stories, Video -

  In the racist viral video of the week, a Puerto Rican woman captured an exchange with a white woman seated at the table next to her at the Wildflower restaurant in North Phoenix, Ariz., during which the white woman said America should be all white and “you will be wiped out, trust me.” Not […]

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Atlanta, Baltimore, Black Church, Jamal Bryant, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Pastor Jamal Bryant is headed to Atlanta to serve as head pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He is leaving Empowerment Temple, the Baltimore megachurch he founded 18 years ago. And is scheduled to preach his first sermon at New Birth on Dec. 9, according to the AJC. In an interview with the AJC, Bryant said […]

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eden wells, Featured, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Michigan’s chief medical executive will learn on Dec. 7 whether she will face trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis. Sixty-seventh District Court Judge William Crawford is deciding whether Eden Wells should face trial for failing “to prevent the danger” of the Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed 12 people and sickened at […]

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James Comey, loretta lynch, News, Politics, Republicans, Top Stories -

The Republican House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas for former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appear for closed-door testimony next month, Politico reports. The subpoenas were issued Wednesday and revealed publicly Thanksgiving morning. Comey previously rejected the committee’s request for him to appear before the GOP-led inquisition and his position […]

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Murial Bowser, News, Politics, Top Stories -

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser caused quite an uproar ahead of Thanksgiving by telling the city how “annoyed” she is with the nation’s beloved mumbo sauce. “Is anybody else annoyed by Mumbo sauce ? I wish people would stop suggesting that it is quintessential DC. I’m just saying I was a full grown woman before I […]

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Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, Politics, Top Stories, Video -

Nicki Minaj has been bamboozled by a promoter in China, and the rapper didn’t realize she was a victim of a scam until she arrived in Asia. The “Chun Li” singer reportedly flew all the way to Shanghai this weekend for a 90-minute set at an event called the Djakarta Warehouse Project festival on Nov. […]

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chuck brown, go go, marion barry, mumbo sauce, muriel bowser, politics, waiting for superman, washington dc, wtf -

Many years ago I remember getting into an argument with a friend about the documentary, Waiting for Superman, the 2010 documentary that looks at the American public school system. The argument wasn’t about the specifics of the film at all. The argument was about how well-known the documentary was. I argued that…

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