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Drake, Entertainment, Instagram model, Layla Lace, Rape Allegations, Top Stories, Video -

Drake and Layla Lace, the woman who accused the Toronto rapper of rape, appear to have settled their ongoing legal battle. The drama started last year when Layla claimed during a SiriusXM interview that she was raped after having a one-night stand with Drake, reports TMZ. Those claims prompted the “God’s Plan” rapper to sue for civil extortion, emotional distress, defamation, and […]

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#TalkToTheBabies, #WordsMatterHIV toolkit, AIDS, David J. Johns, Health, HIV, HIV Awareness, NBJC, News, Video -

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about ensuring that every child born is safe and supported in the process of figuring out who they are in the world that we have invited them into.  Here’s what I hope, in my heart, I will always communicate with any young person of color who […]

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countersuing, Entertainment, Maher Jridi, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories -

Nicki Minaj is countersuing former stylist Maher Jridi, claiming that she doesn’t owe him a penny. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper is countersuing for $12,000 plus legal fees, according to new legal documents obtained by TMZ.  Jridi, who served as Nicki’s stylist in 2017 and during Paris Fashion Week, has filed a lawsuit against the 35-year-old, accusing her […]

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Black Health, Black LGBTQ, David J. Johns, Health, LGBTQ+, NBJC, Top Stories, Video -

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) — a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same-gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS ―is teaming up with radio personality, Angela Yee, on World AIDS Day (December 1st)  to help spread awareness and encourage Black people to […]

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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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30 anniversary of world aids day, blacks and aids, blacks and hiv, hivaids, world aids day, world aids day at 30, worldaidsday -

Coming off the heels of the 2018 midterm elections, we’ll observe World AIDS Day on Saturday. We celebrated historic wins this November, electing black and LGBTQIA leaders to offices up and down the ballot. We have come so very far from where we were 30 years ago when World AIDS Day was first established, but black…

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george hw bush, george hw bush dead -

He served as Vice President of the United States for two terms under Ronald Reagan prior to serving one term as President of the United States. He saw his son and namesake rise to the office of the president and serve two terms. George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at 10:10 p.m. CST. He was 94.

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Being Mary Jane, CW, Entertainment, Girlfriends, lack Lightning, Love Is, Mara Brock Akil, News, Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, Salim Akil, Television, Warner Bros -

Salim Akil, co-creator of OWN’s hit series, Love Is, has been sued by a woman who claims to have had a 10-year-relationship with the Black Lightning showrunner. Amber Dixon Brennan filed a lawsuit against Akil earlier this week that accuses him of repeated “non-consensual assault and battery.” The court documents reveal that Brennan contends she […]

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Cardi B, Entertainment, Music, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories, Video -

  Rap beef has a history of being petty. It’s an important part to any feud. Sometimes, the petty involves a parody of another rapper in their video, like Dr. Dre did in 1992’s Dre Day. Sometimes it involves bringing in celebrity friends to hype it up, like Canibus did when he included Mike Tyson in his 1997 LL Cool J diss 2nd Round KO. […]

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Desus and Mero, Entertainment, Showtime, Top Stories -

Christmas may be about a month away, but the holiday will come twice in 2019 for fans of Desus & Mero. That’s right! The Bodega Boys have announced their official debut on a new network, Showtime. “The wait is over, YA BOYS ARE BACK!” Desus tweeted on Thursday and it featured the first promo spot for […]

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Michael Landry, News, T.M. Landry College Prep, Top Stories, Tracey Landry -

T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Breaux Bridge, La., was a success story—on the surface, that is. The school shared a video last year of a 16-year-old student opening a Harvard acceptance letter, which quickly went viral, garnering more than 8 million views. Other Landry students have also gone on to attend Ivy League schools […]

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Domestic Violence, Kansas City Chiefs, Kareem Hunt, News, NFL, Sports, Top Stories -

  Updated: Nov. 30, 2018, 9:10 pm ET: Accusing Kareem Hunt of lying, Kansas City Chiefs officials on Friday cut the star player from the team after a video of him pushing, and kicking a woman went viral, TMZ reported. “The team says when the NFL and Cleveland PD launched their investigations the team called […]

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hassan jameel, is rihanna single, real love, rihana billionaire boyfriend, rihanna, rihanna boyfriend -

For quite some time now, my love for Rihanna has been the most selfless feeling I’ve harbored. I understand that you, dear reader, may feel the same.

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black parenting, fatherhood, parenthood, parenting -

In the summer of 1990, each day the weather and his schedule permitted, my dad and I would leave our rowhouse on Mellon Street and walk four blocks up Hays Street to the basketball courts lurking behind what was then Peabody High School. Once there, we’d park at one of the “good” hoops — either the hoop closest to the…

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benin, benin bronzes, british museum, decolonizing art spaces, france, great britain, quai branly -

More than a century after French and British troops plundered the West African kingdoms of Benin and Dahomey, which comprised parts of present-day Benin and Nigeria, museums in France and Britain are finally giving the priceless artifacts back.

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deals, kinja deals -

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Aaron Francis, Jose Antonio Vargas, Marc Lamont Hill, News, Opinion, Sam “Whiteout” White, Stay Woke, Top Stories -

As conversations about white privilege began to erupt, Sam “Whiteout” White decided to take his instant stardom to the next level by writing a five-page article about wokeness.

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amber guyger, amber guyger murder charge, botham jean, police shooting -

A grand jury in Dallas indicted former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge for the shooting death of Botham Jean. Nearly three months after the 26-year-old Jean was shot in his apartment while minding his own business, the wheels of justice seem to be turning just a bit.

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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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interracial dating, interracial relationships, star trek -

Fifty years ago last week, the first interracial kiss on American network television occurred. Contextually, the entire situation was strange. The kiss occurred on the “Plato’s Stepchildren” episode of Star Trek. It was between all-American white guy Captain James T. Kirk and Communications Officer Lt. Nyota Uhura.

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blood brother, police accountability, police brutality, trey songz -

Trey Songz shares his views on the police department and playing an officer in his new film Blood Brother, which hits theaters today. Watch the interview clip above.

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Archie Cooley, Bill Hayes, College Football Awards Show, HBCU Football, Marino Casey, Rod Broadway, Willie Jeffries -

When the voice on the phone told former Mississippi Valley State coach Archie Cooley that he’d be a special guest at ESPN’s College Football Awards Show at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, he wondered if it was a prank. The coach asked the ESPN rep: “You know I live in Fort Worth, […]

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championships, donald trump, jay z, kanye west, meek mill, meek mill new album, notorious big, rick ross, whats free -

Meek Mill’s latest album, Championships, dropped today. While I’m not the biggest fan of the Philadelphia yellsmith, I can acknowledge that because of everything that’s transpired in the past, say 18 months of his life, this album release is an event. From a very public feud with Drake (they’re cool now; Drake’s even…

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Business, Entertainment, Family Feud, Forbes, highest-paid TV hosts, Steve, Steve Harvey, Television, The Steve Harvey Show -

Steve Harvey is still raking in the big bucks despite reports that his talk show has been bumped from its time slot in some markets. Harvey nabbed the No.5 spot of Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid TV hosts and it looks like he will be more than fine no matter what the fate of […]

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clapback, clapback mailbag, clapbacks -

While the Clapback Mailbag sometimes feels negative, I actually get excited opening the tweets, emails, comments and messages to see what gifts The Root’s readers have bestowed upon us. And even though I enjoy it, there has always been something missing.

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Congo, Ebola, News, State Department -

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — “some of the world’s most experienced” — to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State […]

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me too movement, metoo, tarana burke, ted talks, ted women 2018, ted2018 -

“This movement is constantly being called a ‘watershed moment’ or even a reckoning,” Tarana Burke told the audience at TED Women 2018. “But I wake up some days feeling like all evidence points to the contrary. ... It’s hard not to feel numb.”

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amber guyger, amber guyger murder charge, black lives matter, botham jean, color of change, dallas, police brutality -

A grand jury has indicted white ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger on murder charges for shooting and killing an unarmed black man, Botham Jean, after intruding into his apartment in September.

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categorized tweets, diana eromosele, software developer, tech diversity, tech industry, technology, web application -

“African Americans and Hispanics, brown people, we are the driving force on the major social media platforms,” said software developer Diana Eromosele. “Isn’t it high time for us to get behind the wheel and create these applications?”

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amber guyger, Botham Jean, Dallas, Featured, Indictment, Murder, News, Police Shooting, Video -

After listening to testimony all day on Wednesday, a Texas grand jury has decided to indict Amber Guyger for murder in the shooting death of Botham Jean this past September. 

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#BFV, Braxton Family Values, Entertainment, Lady Gaga, Music, News, Papoose, Remy Ma, Tamar & Vince, Tamar Braxton, Tamr Braxton, Television, Vincent Herbert -

Remy Ma would probably like to leave her legal problems in the past but the rapper has found herself back in a judge’s crosshairs and this time it has to do with Vincent Herbert. Last year, Tamar Braxton’s ex was sued by LDNX Records, a music company that alleges Herbert owes them $380k. Although they […]

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