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Shannon Sharpe Destroys Dez Bryant’s Assertion That It’s Black People’s Responsibility to Overcome Racism

After Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant put the responsibility of overcoming racism solely in the hands of Black Americans, Shannon Sharpe delivered an emotionally charged response schooling the athlete about the impact of...

Chicago HS Student Gets Accepted to 23 HBCUs, Offered $300K In Scholarships

Fresh off the heels of another case of #BlackGirlMagic, a Chicago High School student's smart application submission led her to be accepted 23 historically Black colleges and universities. Ariyana Davis is an 18-year-old senior at...

T.I. Says Marriage ‘Distracts and Deters’ Him from Achieving Family Legacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxBdZeCGjHc After months of speculation over whether or not T.I. and Tiny Harris' marriage has officially kicked the bucket, the rapper has finally confronted it head on and says the union is getting in the way...

Janelle Monáe Clears Up Comments About Women Withholding Sex Until Men Respect Them

It turns out Janelle Monáe doesn't think all women should stop having sex despite being quoted as saying, "Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex." Monáe cleared up the confusion over...

Comedian Charlie Murphy’s Unexpected Death at 57 Stuns Family, Friends, Fans Alike

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of fellow comedian Eddie Murphy, has reportedly died at 57 after battling leukemia. The star's manager said he died at a New York City hospital the morning of Wednesday, April...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ Model ‘Puzzled’ by Barrage of Criticism Over Her Blackness

Many fans cheered when Kendrick Lamar praised the stretch-marked booty in his "Humble" music video, but the natural-haired woman it belonged to wasn't as welcome. Carter Kim, who is of Korean, Black and French heritage, faced...

Janelle Monáe Says Women Should Stop Having Sex with Men Until They Show Some...

Janelle Monáe thinks there's one surefire way to get men to take women's rights seriously: Ladies should keep their pants on. "People have to start respecting the vagina," Monáe told Marie Claire as part of...

Zoe Saldana Credits Sci-Fi Roles for Ability to be ‘Colorblind’

If the social troubles of being nonwhite in America get you down, Zoe Saldana might recommend a part in a science fiction movie to calm you. The actress says such roles gave her the...

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant Says Black People, Not Systemic Racism, Is What’s Holding Us...

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant exposed his lack of knowledge on American racism by claiming Black people are to blame for the lack of success in the community. To some of his Instagram followers,...

Tyrese Praises Single Women, Shames Those He Deems ‘Overly Aggressive’ and ‘Promiscuous’

LOL: Tyrese said some things here and now people are mad pic.twitter.com/a7SYTb4hU6 — ♌️ 🖕 (@The_Menace__) April 10, 2017 Tyrese Gibson believes promiscuous women have zero respect for themselves and the singer/actor had no qualms about...

T.I. Fires Back at Millennials Who Mocked His Tupac-Inspired Wardrobe

Where da rest?! RT @UtorOfficial: Snoop, T.I. Treach and Alicia Keys help induct Tupac into the #RockHall2017 🙏🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/QPhWrQN91B — 🥀❦ВℓαqυєツВєαυтєє❦🖤 (@PlatinumBeautee) April 8, 2017 Not one to mince words, T.I. lashed out at millennials who...

Young Man Confronts His Absentee Father and Folks Don’t Know Who to Blame

The video of a young man's peaceful confrontation with his absentee gang-banging father is generating a wealth of praise — and a storm of criticism — on social media. Garren, a 22-year-old singer from Compton, Calif., sat down with...

SheaMoisture Responds to Accusation of Selling Out Black Women

https://www.instagram.com/p/BN-OQR8Dkm8/?taken-by=sheamoistureuk SheaMoisture is fighting claims it’s selling out Black consumers, but not all customers are convinced the company is on their side. Raquel Savage, a Miami-based sex therapist, shared an experience with the brand at a Thursday,...

John Ridley Pushes Back Against Criticism That Asian Lead Character in Black Power Episode...

Screenwriter John Ridley says his Japanese wife influenced his decision to cast an Asian woman in the lead role of his Black Power series, a choice that sparked outrage among some viewers. Ridley, who most...

Rosa Parks’ Home, Once Threatened by Demolition, Relocated and Rebuilt In Berlin, Germany

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks' Detroit abode has officially been rebuilt in Berlin, Germany, safe from the demolition that once hounded it. Rhea McCauley, Parks' niece, bought the home for $500 and donated it to...

Joshua Dobbs’ Confidence He Can Learn an NFL Playbook with Engineering Degree Irritates White...

Quarterback Joshua Dobbs is gearing up for the NFL Draft this month, and the former Tennessee Volunteer has no doubts about being able to manage a pro football playbook. During the Scouting Combine the 22-year-old Dobbs,...

Young Entrepreneurs Combine Web Savvy, African Tradition, Strike Gold in Kente-Colored Swimwear Line

High-fashion swimsuits should be readily accessible to all women, and a young fashionista and her serial entrepreneur brother have set out to make that happen with Kente designs with a message. Ashanti Swimwear began after...

Michelle Obama’s Stylist Confirms She’s Been Natural Since ’09

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has the Internet in a tizzy over a photo of her sporting her natural coils on vacation. Now, her hairstylist confirms it's the real deal and it has been since...

Jesse Jackson on Latino Companies Building Wall: That’s Like ‘Blacks Building Slave Ships’

Rev. Jesse Jackson doesn't believe Latino companies should be racing to try to help make President Trump's vision of a wall possible, likening the Mexico-U.S. border structure to "Blacks building slave ships." "If they were going...

Sunny Hostin Refuses to Back Down In Fiery Debate Over Trump’s Decision to Strike...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afLvkGdQhoU The View co-hosts Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin are at odds over whether President Donald Trump should have sought congressional authorization for the Syrian military strike. Trump ordered the missile strikes Thursday, April 6, something...

T.I. Says Black Celebs Who Meet Trump Refuse to Address His Disrespect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgr5keaAFyY   T.I. made his feelings about Black celebrities meeting with President Donald Trump known when he blasted them for becoming part of his "hidden agenda," but he's singing a slightly different tune these days. During a Thursday,...

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