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Tyra Banks Launches New Skincare Line Inspired by Habits ‘I Got From My Mama’

Tyra Banks continues to expand her beauty empire with a skincare line. The former fashion model parlayed her experience from her makeup brand Tyra Beauty to launch Tyra Beauty Skincare. In a video posted to...

Kid Cudi Reveals He’s Entering Rehab for Depression and Suicidal Urges in Personal Message...

Rapper Kid Cudi opened up about an ongoing battle with anxiety, depression and suicide, revealing he has entered treatment for the illnesses. The MC explained he felt "ashamed" and he was "living a lie." "It's been...

Maryland Teacher Disciplined After Photos Reveal She Used Black Students as Props for Her...

A white teacher in Maryland faced backlash after she posted photos of Black children used for humor and called them a degrading name. In images sent to Atlanta Black Star from an anonymous source, Kelly Forostiak uses her...

New Film About Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté Completes Production: ‘This Will Really Grab People’

An upcoming biopic based on a female hip-hop pioneer is currently wrapping production. Shadow and Act reported the news about Roxanne, Roxanne, which is based on the life of hip-hop artist Roxanne Shanté. She shot to fame...

Alt-Right Members Developed These New Racist Code Words to Avoid Online Censorship

Alt-right members devised a code to get around filters targeting racist hate speech. Podcaster Alex Goldman outed the method of exchanging racial slurs for seemingly harmless ones. For example, the n-word becomes "Google." "Yahoos" is...

Gloria Naylor, Author Who Explored Themes of Black Womanhood, Dies at 66

Gloria Naylor, the author known for her bestselling debut novel "The Women of Brewster Place" has died. The Associated Press confirmed the news Monday with Cara Reilly, an assistant at Sterling Lord Literistic literary agency. Although Reilly did not provide...

David West Doubts Kaepernick’s Protest Will Have Long-Term Impact, Says He’s Protested for Years

Golden State Warriors forward David West said he protested the national anthem long before Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick made headlines in August when he remained seated during the "Star Spangled...

Toni Braxton ‘Fine’ at Home After Spending Several Days in LA Hospital for Lupus...

Singer Toni Braxton is resting at home after being hospitalized in serious condition because of her battle with lupus. According to TMZ, the "Un-Break My Heart" singer stayed in a Los Angeles hospital for four days, where...

Dave Chappelle Gets Serious at Roots Picnic in NYC: ‘Black Lives Do Matter’

Dave Chappelle got serious during a stand-up set at a festival over the weekend. The comedian appeared at the Roots Picnic in New York's Bryant Park on Oct. 1. During his set, Chappelle put the jokes...

Montana High School Students in ‘White Pride’ T-Shirts Shatter Racism Will Die Out Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBPlLNwypFs A pair of white high school students in Montana proved racism is alive and well when images circulated of them wearing t-shirts with "White Pride" on them. In photos posted on Facebook, a male student and...

Gabourey Sidibe Continues to Show Off Incredible Weight Loss in New Photo

After actress Gabourey Sidibe posted a photo of her slimmer self a month ago, the "Empire" star continues to make progress in her weight loss journey. In a photo she tweeted Oct. 2, the star...

‘Luke Cage’ Star Reveals Trayvon Martin Inspired Hero’s Trademark Hoodie

The star of the new Netflix series "Luke Cage" opened up about the Black superhero's trademark hoodie, a bow to the victim who spurred the Black Lives Matter movement. Mike Colter revealed Trayvon Martin inspired the black,...
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Solange Drops Two New Visuals Off Highly Acclaimed ‘Seat at The Table’ Album 

Solange released her newest album A Seat at The Table Sept. 30, and this weekend she brought out two new videos for the record that explore the American Black experience. In clips for her songs "Cranes...

#ForeverDuncan Sparks Beautiful Recognition of Black Love

A proposal-turned surprise wedding between an African-American couple made the internet emotional on Sunday. And social media followed the day-long event using the hashtag #ForeverDuncan. Mambo Sauce Band singer and SOJA band MC Alfred Duncan led...

Lupita Nyong’o Talks Being Fortunate, Fame, and Why ‘Katwe’ Doesn’t Have a White Savior

Lupita Nyong'o's new film Queen of Katwe is absent of white characters, and the star knows why. After enjoying the fame that comes with being an Oscar-wining actress, she's opening up about the Africa-based film....

Sister of Nate Parker’s Rape Accuser Proclaims Rape Scenes in ‘Birth of a Nation’...

The sister of Nate Parker's rape accuser believes the filmmaker featured rape in The Birth of a Nation to intentionally exploit the victim. Sharon Loeffler's sister was at the center of a 1999 rape trial against Parker and...

Kevin Hart Discusses Standing by His Race: ‘I Love My People’

Comedian Kevin Hart is riding a wave of success, and in a new interview, he's insisting that he stands by his race. The actor is currently gearing up for another season of his hit BET...

Billionaire Robert Smith’s $20M Donation to African-American Museum is Second Only to Oprah’s

A Black billionaire nearly donated as much money as Oprah Winfrey to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. According to The Washington Post, Robert Smith donated $20 million to the Smithsonian's new museum dedicated to...

Venus Williams States ‘All Lives Matter’ in Response to Serena’s Heartfelt Post on Police...

Venus Williams sent shockwaves through the internet when she proclaimed "all lives matter." The statement came after her sister Serena shared a moving Facebook message on police brutality against African-Americans. The 22-time Grand Slam champion wrote...

White HBCU Student Bashed for Wearing Blackface on Social Media to ‘Fit In’

A white student at a historically Black university in Texas caught heat on social media when an image surfaced of her in blackface. The Prairie View A&M University student, whom Twitter identified as Brooke Merino,...

Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Inspires Course on Black Feminism by University of Texas Professor

Beyoncé's Lemonade album made such a splash that a Texas college is offering a course based on it. The English class at the University of Texas at San Antonio will explore the singer's impact on Black feminism...

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