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Models Confidently Flaunt Natural Hair at Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show 

The 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on Dec. 5, but during its taping on Wednesday, Nov. 30, the natural beauty of Black hair was on full display. Following Maria Borges' historic decision last...

Black Waitress Refuses to Serve Black Comedian, Now Has Him to Thank That She...

Comedian Ricky Smith was refused service by a Black hostess at an Ohio Olive Garden after handing out toiletries to local residents this week, leading him to share the details on Twitter. In an...

Charles Barkley Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, Gives $2M to Two HBCUs

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley's views on race relations may be problematic, but the retired athlete recognizes the importance of donating to historically Black colleges. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, he gave back to...

Mall of America’s Black Santa Inspires Online Racists to Reach New Lows In Intolerance,...

Minnesota's Mall of America is hosting a Black Santa for the first time but instead of celebrating, racists let their vile colors show. In a slew of Facebook comments, people deemed the non-white fictional...

After Battling to Get Back to Work in Hospital, Kanye West ‘Getting Some Rest’...

Since Kanye West's hospitalization on Nov. 21, the rapper has shown no signs of stepping back from music, but now he is recovering at home. After spending Thanksgiving at UCLA Medical Center, West urged his wife to...

Uptick in Charitable Rappers Continues as RZA Follows Nas and 2Chainz with Clothing Lines

RZA's 36 Chambers menswear brand produced limited-edition motorcycle jackets to raise funds to promote youth education, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper revealed Wednesday, Nov. 30, along with 36 Chambers co-founder Mustafa Shaikh. "When starting this line, it...

J. Cole Unexpectedly Announces New Album; Twitter Loses Its Collective Mind

J. Cole announced a surprise follow-up to 2014's hit album "2014 Forest Hills Drive" by way of an iTunes pre-order appearing online Thursday, Dec. 1. As a result, fans are sharing their excitement with...

Winnie Harlow Draws Social Media’s Wrath with ‘Joke’ About Another Model’s Natural Hair

Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Winnie Harlow debuted her freshly natural hair Nov. 27, but things turned ugly once she cruelly joked about another model's tresses. Harlow's fans praised her afro on Instagram, but when she...

Tony Winners Davis, Washington Talk Race, Culture, ‘Fences’ and Why Hollywood Still Doesn’t Quite...

"Fences" stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis touched on the film adaptation of August Wilson's book, as well as personal responsibility and race — a theme that runs throughout the movie — when they...

Cultural Appropriation or No? Opinions Vary About Newspaper’s Image of Woman Wearing Solange-Inspired Hairdo

A London-based newspaper drew the attention of angry social media users when it ran an image of a white woman whose hair was alarmingly similar to Solange's on her newest album. To add insult...

Walter Scott’s Killer Tears Up On Stand In Murder Trial; Twitter Rolls Its Collective...

Michael Slager, the white former cop who shot and killed Walter Scott in Charleston, S.C., in April 2015, took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, Nov. 29, in his murder trial. Slager, who...

Serena Williams Empowers Women to ‘Dream Big’ in Open Letter

Serena Williams has penned an open letter encouraging women and girls not to let their gender or race define them. In the piece, originally published in the December issue of Porter Magazine, the superstar noted that...

Regions Bank Quickly Axes Senior VP After Her Racist Facebook Post About Obamas Goes...

A bank executive has lost her job because of racist comments she made concerning President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. One comment even likened them to enslaved Africans. June Pridmore, a former employee of...

After ‘Nightly Show’ Cancellation, Larry Wilmore Gets Last Laugh with ABC Deal

Months after Comedy Central canceled “The Nightly Show,” Larry Wilmore is set to come back to TV with ABC Studios. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore signed on to create content for the company in a...

Black Film Critics Group Says #OscarsSoWhite Will End – At Least for This...

The next Oscars ceremony will be a Black affair, according to a Black film critics organization. After two years of #OscarsSoWhite, The African-American Film Critics Association revealed Monday that 2016 has been a stellar year...

Delta Bans Obnoxious Trump Supporter for Life, Refunds Other Passengers’ Tickets

The CEO of Delta Airlines has revealed that the disruptive Donald Trump supporter on board Flight 248 will never be able to ride their planes again. The incident occurred Nov. 22 as the aircraft traveled...

Sisters Overcome Hardship of Being Homeless to Achieve Academic, Athletic Greatness

    Three young Black sisters have resisted the pitfalls of their circumstances to achieve greatness as star athletes and cover models. According to Sports Illustrated Kids, runners Tai, Rainn and Brooke Sheppard are siblings whose goals soar higher...

There’s an App to Help You Boycott Businesses Affiliated with Trump

Consumers can now avoid Donald Trump-supporting businesses, thanks to a new app. Named Boycott Trump, it was created by the Democratic Coalition Against Trump. It is currently available for free on iTunes and Google...

Charles Barkley’s ‘Nonproductive’ Meeting to Promote Police-Community Relations Turns Predictably Sour

"Inside the NBA" analyst Charles Barkley unleashed a wave of resentment among Baltimore residents after questioning their non-support of police. The Undefeated reported Barkley stopped in the Maryland city Nov. 21 to film an episode of his...

Kaepernick Reiterates Support for Some of Castro’s Initiatives, Checks Those Who Tried to Twist...

Star quarterback Colin Kaepernick is setting the record straight on the "false narrative" concerning his statements about the late Fidel Castro. The controversy first erupted Nov. 23, when the political NFL player donned a T-shirt featuring...

Taraji P. Henson Has Message for Airline After It Failed to Remove Disruptive Trump...

Taraji P. Henson has stepped into the fallout over Delta Airlines' failure to remove an unruly passenger who supported President-elect Donald Trump. On Nov. 22, Facebook user Emma Baum posted a now-viral video of a...

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