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New SheaMoisture Ad Has Black Customers Feeling Abandoned, But Is a Boycott Necessary?

SheaMoisture is CANCELLED pic.twitter.com/T4Dru1JgAq — NANA JIBRIL 🌙🏳️‍🌈 (@girlswithtoys) April 24, 2017 Update:  SheaMoisture released a statement on Facebook Monday evening revealing the controversial ad will be pulled and telling customers it "really f-ed this one up." Wow,...

Who Is the Originator of the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o Film That Has the Internet...

When an image of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o went viral, a fan quickly thought of a possible action movie with them in the lead and now, it could be happening — but not without...

Serena Williams Back at World No. 1, Pens Letter to Unborn Baby and Vows...

Days after confirming her pregnancy, tennis champion Serena Williams is back at the top of the Women's Tennis Association's rankings and vows to return to the sport after her baby arrives. "I can't wait to meet...

Did John Ridley’s Decision to Cast an Indian Actress In Lead Role of Black...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1-tP_3dDrc Director John Ridley's new drama series, "Guerrilla," has premiered to little fanfare and the controversy surrounding the lead Indian actress could be to blame. On the debut episode of the series about the British Black...

6-Year-Old’s Coloring Book Series Will Teach Black Children That Their History Expands Beyond America

Anyone who thinks children aren't interested in breaking the mold has never met Vanae James-Bey. The 6-year-old and her mother, Veronica Bey, have developed a coloring book that is meant not only to entertain but to educate...

Ousted NBA Star Craig Hodges Explains How He Tried to Get Michael Jordan and...

Craig Hodges' revealing new book exposes the way the former Chicago Bulls shooting guard attempted to get Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson to speak out about Black oppression. At the start of the 1991 NBA...

David Banner Gets Real About How the Black Community Can Support Itself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1JY5FYkrYg David Banner has an idea about how racism can benefit the Black community. While discussing the problem with Black people not wanting to be Black, Banner said A-list white actors refuse to appear in Black films...

Once Bullied for Her Dark Skin, Fifth-Grader Now Confidently Struts Her Stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfci9AS4ApY When 10-year-old Kheris Rogers was bullied about her skin, a fashion show and a viral tweet helped instill confidence. "I know I'm pretty," Kheris says to CBS Los Angeles Friday, April 14. "I'm not gonna let...

Nike Exec Calls LaVar Ball the ‘Worst Thing to Happen to Basketball In Last...

Nike executive George Raveling deemed outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball the worst thing to happen to the sport during the last century and many are pointing out the negative in Raveling's ways. A reporter for the SportsBusiness...

Florida’s Anti-Death-Penalty State Attorney Gets Racist Letter, Noose In the Mail

An investigation is underway after Florida's first Black state attorney was sent two racially threatening letters this week, including one with a noose attached. Aramis Ayala's office reported the deliveries to the Sheriff's Office after receiving...

Ex-Temp Worker at Fox Says Bill O’Reilly’s Behavior Toward Her Was Like ‘Street Harassment...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l20GDLfuV44 After Fox News revealed it would be terminating longtime host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday, April 19, a new accuser has stepped out to share how she was not only harassed sexually by O'Reilly but racially, too. Perquita...

In ‘Time 100’ Tribute, Colin Kaepernick’s Ex-Coach Says We’re ‘Lucky’ to Have Him Among...

Former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's ex-coach has come out in support of the athlete's protests against Black oppression during last year's NFL season. Kaepernick is listed in the icons category of Time magazine's...

Jamie Foxx Says Being a Star Today Isn’t the Same As It Was 20...

Jamie Foxx used to enjoy being a star, but with social media abounding, he doesn't think it's quite as cool. "It's different now," Foxx told Extra when asked if he would want to be anonymous...

Secret Service Reportedly Detains Malia Obama’s 30-Year-Old Stalker

A man who has stalked Malia Obama since her days in the White House has reportedly been detained after he followed the teen at her internship. Sources for the New York Daily News say Secret...

Aaron Hernandez Found with Bible Verse Written on Forehead; Lawyer Requests Investigation Into His...

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer doesn't believe the former New England Patriots tight end took his own life and has vowed to launch an investigation. Jose Baez believes fellow inmates or prison staff murdered Hernandez and the athlete's...

Jay Z on Trayvon Martin Docuseries and Film: ‘I’m Responsible If This Is No...

Shawn "Jay Z" Carter is gearing up to produce a docuseries and a feature film based on the life of slain teen Trayvon Martin and he knows the weight the project carries. Teaming with Harvey Weinstein of...

Rachel Dolezal Explains How Black People Have Crossed Color Lines

Rachel Dolezal says crossing color lines is nothing new and during a visit to South Africa this week, she explained how Black people have been making the switch for decades. "Historically, there has been more...

GoFundMe Guarantees Godwin Family Will Receive Funds from Campaign Started By ASU Student

  In the two days since a GoFundMe campaign was launched by an Arizona college student, $85,000 has been raised for the family of murder victim Robert Godwin Sr. Arizona State University student Wesley Davis set...

Serena Expecting First Baby This Fall; Fans Quickly Realize She Was Pregnant During Historic...

Update: Serena Williams' spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, released a statement to the press confirming the news. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall." Original: Serena Williams seemed to confirm she's pregnant...

Joy Lane Tries to Put Life Back Together After Death Threats; Meets with Godwin...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZvWDvdVNS8 Joy Lane, the former girlfriend of Cleveland murderer Steve Stephens, is speaking out about the events that led up to the murder her ex-boyfriend uploaded on Facebook. "The hashtags Joy Lane, Joy Lane massacre, I...

Jay Pharoah Opens Up About Days at ‘SNL’ and Why He Refused Their Request...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zj0UuBy4RI Eight months after NBC confirmed Jay Pharoah would be leaving "Saturday Night Live," he is speaking out about the experiences that preceded his termination, including his refusal to wear a dress. "You go where you're...

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