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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s to Tell True-Life Story of Teen Who Saves Malawian Village

Chiwetel Ejiofor's onscreen telling of a true story is beginning to come to life. His film adaptation of the 2009 autobiography, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," began production in Malawi this week. This is...
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Marketing Expert Says LaMelo Ball Can Disrupt NCAA Regulations with Signature Sneaker

In a world where young athletes are unable to profit from their likeness, a marketing maven says LaMelo Ball may be the catalyst for change. The youngest of Lavar Ball's sons is a 16-year-old...
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Mass. School Apologizes for ‘Tethering Straps’ Photo of Black Elementary Student

A Massachusetts school district has apologized for a viral social media photo it says was "perceived differently" because it was "taken out of context." However, the family of the Black girl with leashes attached...
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Nivea Faces Harsh Backlash Over Ad Claiming Skin-Lightening Lotion Makes You Look Younger

This is why black businesses need to rise up and cater for our needs. Nivea can’t get away with pushing this skin lightening agenda across Africa. Appalling. pic.twitter.com/8uR7XHNgVa — William Adoasi (@WilliamAdoasi) October 18, 2017 Nivea...
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Lupita Nyong’o Vowed ‘Never Ever’ to Work with ‘Pushy’ Harvey Weinstein After Sexual Harassment...

Harvey Weinstein reportedly found Sophie Okonedo "unf---able," but he seemed to have a thing for Lupita Nyong'o. The Oscar-winning actress detailed her account of sexual harassment by the ousted film mogul in a stunning article for...
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Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Declared Actress Sophie Okonedo Unbangable, So He Didn’t Cast Her

While many may find "After Earth" actress Sophie Okonedo easy on the eyes, fallen film executive Harvey Weinstein isn't among them. The Miramax co-founder apparently didn't think Okonedo was fit to star in his 1998...
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Report: Prince Harry Adds Fuel to Wedding Rumors By Taking Meghan Markle to Palace...

Prince Harry's tea time meeting with Meghan Markle and the queen is doing little to suppress marriage rumors. The soon-to-be sixth in line to the throne reportedly sat down with Queen Elizabeth Thursday, Oct....
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Master P Has a Better Solution for Colin Kaepernick NFL Woes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRk3SGkDWZg If Colin Kaepernick wants to play professional football again, Master P thinks he needs to ditch the NFL. According to the rapper, the free agent quarterback needs to start his own league "We have to...
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12-Year-Old Boy Turns His Sickle Cell Diagnosis Into an Inspiring Superhero Tale

A 12-year-old boy is using his experience with sickle cell disease to inspire other young patients. Using the power of creativity, Todd Parker of Queens, New York, wrote a book about a superhero in...
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Michelle Williams Reveals Struggle to be ‘Grateful’ for Success While ‘Suffering from Depression’  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHYNSaW6Ttw Michelle Williams has disclosed her depression battle before but she's never been as candid as she was Wednesday afternoon. The singer shot to stardom as part of one of the best-selling girl groups of...
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Why Is Human Computer Katherine Johnson Missing from New Women of NASA Lego Set?

The Women of NASA Lego set is due to be released in November but it won't include one of the most famous members of the space organization. Commissioned by MIT News deputy editor Maia...
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Isaiah Washington Questions Women Who Wear Weaves: ‘Is it Worth It Emotionally?’

Isaiah Washington wasted no time clapping back at his detractors over a question about 'Queens' wearing weave. The former "Grey's Anatomy" star on Saturday, questioned why women subjected themselves to judgment by wearing extensions over their...
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Skip Bayless Ripped to Shreds After Using Celtics Player’s Injury to Bash LeBron James

Skip Bayless is well known for his anti-LeBron James hot takes. Some would argue he has built his sports commentator career off his Lebron dings but today, it isn't going over well. The "Undisputed"...
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Kerry Washington Credits Her Children for Giving Her Confidence to Rock Her Natural Hair

Sleek hair is one of Kerry Washington's trademarks but she's not donning her iconic "Scandal" 'do offscreen. Instead, she lets her natural curls pop — which isn't unordinary for many Black TV stars. However,...
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Ethiopian Prince Weds American Woman In Real-Life Fairy Tale

  An American woman has beaten Meghan Markle to the punch of becoming a princess. Ariana Austin, 33, wed Joel Makonnen, 35, in a lavish ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 9. the Ethiopian royalty, known as Prince...
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‘Project Runway’ Star Mychael Knight Dies at 39

Fashion designer Mychael Knight, best known for his appearances on "Project Runway," has died. The 39-year-old's death was announced by Obvious magazine Tuesday, Oct. 17. "We are still processing the untimely death of our son,...
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Lil Jon Opens Primary School In Ghana, Hopes to Build More

Lil Jon is known for his hit upbeat songs but this selfless act is just as noteworthy. The rapper opened a school in Ghana Thursday in honor of his late mother. Dedicated to Carrie...
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Rihanna’s Tips for Styling ‘Fluctuating Body Types’ Is Everything You Needed Today

Rihanna has never been shy about embracing her curves, and it seems that has inspired her latest collection. Her Fenty x Puma line continues to grow and she recently debuted the "Fenty University" collection...
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Waka Flocka Calls on Dick Gregory, References the ‘Matrix’ In Attempt to Clarify His...

Waka Flocka is cementing his statements about his heritage. Days after proclaiming he has no trace of Black in his blood, the rapper affirms that he is Native American. Waka made the bold remark...
D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley Lists the 3 Most Hated Black Men In America

D.L. Hughley has an issue with why Colin Kaepernick wound up filing a grievance against the NFL and it has to do with his status with Barack Obama and O.J. Simpson. According to the...
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Could Meghan Markle Quit Acting to Pursue the Royal Life Full Time?

Rumors are swirling that "Suits" actress Meghan Markle has decided she won't return to the hit USA series after she completes filming. The show is currently in its 7th season, which will wrap in...

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