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Michigan College Faces Separate Incidents of Racist Graffiti Two Days in a Row

Students at an Ypsilanti, Michigan college are panicked after experiencing back-to-back incidents of racism. Staff discovered racial slurs written on a building at Eastern Michigan University on Sept. 20. Then, personnel found another epithet written...

Poll Says Colin Kaepernick Is NFL’s Most Disliked Player, But Black Fans Like Him...

Americans voted Colin Kaepernick the most disliked athlete in the NFL. A new poll revealed the protesting San Francisco 49er's standing with the public. The statistics reflect the continuing disdain for Kaepernick's kneeling during...

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Geniuses’ Receiving Prestigious Award

The MacArthur Foundation announced their newest set of grant recipients, known as geniuses, on Thursday. And it counts four Black honorees among them. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Kellie Jones, Claudia Rankine and Joyce J. Scott each earned the...

John Legend on His Political Nature: ‘I Don’t Separate It from Life’

John Legend doesn't "separate politics from life." He makes that clear in a new interview where he touches on the rape accusations of Nate Parker and Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem. While speaking...

Panther’s PR Adviser Reportedly Responsible For Cam Newton’s Revised Stance on Race

When footballer Cam Newton's stance on race changed earlier this year, it left many Black fans puzzled. But reports of the Carolina Panthers bringing in a white public relations adviser may clear up the confusion. Sources...

Isaiah Washington Shares Call to Action to Solve Police Brutality: ‘Stay at Home’

Actor Isaiah Washington offered a solution to the ongoing police brutality against African-Americans. The former "Grey's Anatomy" star posted a call to action on Facebook Sept. 20 urging Black Americans who are "really fed up"...

Colin Kaepernick Speaks on Death Threats as Jerry Rice Has a Change of Heart

As San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick revealed he received death threats following his protest of the national anthem, Jerry Rice appears to have come around to the 49er's protest. Kaepernick shared he got "a few"...

‘The Wire’ Creator Attempts to Explain ‘Sarcastic’ Use of N-Word, But it Doesn’t Work

Creator of the award-winning HBO series "The Wire" earned disapproval from Twitter users when he used the n-word. David Simon tweeted the term in response to Sean Hannity hosting a town hall with Donald Trump. According...

Jenell B. Stewart on Black Beauty, Health and Business: ‘That Is My Community’

Jenell B. Stewart has made a brand for herself. She is the founder of KinkyCurlyCoilyMe, a website that brings together bloggers of all hair types. In addition to the site, the married mother of two...

After Eagles Players Protest Anthem, One Person’s Racist Stance Leads to School Expulsion

Malcolm Jenkins headed a protest with two of his Philadelphia Eagles teammates Monday night. Jenkins, Ron Brooks and Steven Means raised their fists as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played. The action followed a slew of...

Concerned Woman Outs Racist White Man Who Posted Vile Threats Against Tulsa Protesters

An Oklahoma woman exposed a man's racist views Sept. 19 to draw attention to his threats against protesters. Brittney Lark, a Black woman who lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, responded and shared screenshots of a...

Rapper Nipsey Hussle Takes on Meek Mill and The Game’s Beef: ‘This Is Bad...

Rapper Nipsey Hussle is blasting Meek Mill and The Game for beefing. The MC caught wind of the growing problems between the combative performers on social media. The Game proclaimed he wanted to "beat" Meek during...

Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick’s Face-to-Face Photo Goes Viral After Hilarious Meme Takes Off

When Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton faced off on the football field, one photo of the two went viral. The image shows Afro-haired Kaepernick turning toward Newton, who had his mouth ajar. Photographers captured the...

Black TV Stars Make History at Emmy Awards with Record-Setting Wins

The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired Sunday night and "The People v. O.J. Simpson" earned big prizes. Three Black stars won in acting categories. Plus, Beyoncé's fans shared their curious reactions to the...

10 Amazing Black-Owned B&Bs Perfect for a Spur-of-the-Moment Getaway

Awaabaa Inns — Various Locations Husband and wife Glenn Pogue and Monique Greenwood were inspired to launch Awaabaa Bed and Breakfast Inns after staying at one in the early 1990s. They purchased the first location...

Descendant of National Anthem Writer Livid Over Kaepernick’s Protest: ‘He’s Dishonoring Himself’

A descendant of national anthem songwriter Francis Scott Key expressed irritation with NFLer Colin Kaepernick's protest. Atlanta Black Star reported the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began protesting during pre-season football games. Since sitting, and later...

Nick Gordon Found ‘Legally Responsible’ For Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death

Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown is civilly responsible for the death of the late star. Brown's estate attorney made the announcement today. The news comes more than one year after Brown died...

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Lupita Nyong'o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication's cover and caused many to see it as a welcome...

Class-Action Lawsuit Against L’Oreal Seeks $5M in Damages, Alleges Burning Scalp and Hair Loss

A class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday against L'Oreal alleged its relaxer caused women's hair to fall out. The cosmetics company denied their claims, but the plaintiffs' suit stated they suffered severe burns. They also developed...

Marc Jacobs Responds to Accusations of Cultural Appropriation: ‘You Straighten Your Hair!’

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs drew the ire of social media for culturally appropriating faux locs at his recent fashion show. White models donned the style to close out this year's New York Fashion week, according to...

In New Memoir, Magic Johnson’s Wife Reveals How They Handled His HIV Diagnosis

NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson's wife Cookie is revealing private details about their marriage – including his HIV diagnosis. The couple wed in 1991 and Cookie's new memoir explains their ups and downs throughout...

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