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Trump Talks White House Leaks, Pins Whole Thing on Obama

President Donald Trump is addressing the issue of White House information being leaked to the press by blaming Barack Obama. The Commander in Chief spoke about how he would have handled things differently than did...

Couple Sobs Uncontrollably During Sentencing for Terrorizing Black Family at Birthday Party

A Georgia couple was in tears as they were sentenced to prison terms for threatening and racially taunting Black attendees at a child's birthday party. Jose Torres, 26, and Kayla Norton, 25, were sentenced to...
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Some People Decry ‘Get Out’ As Racist; Director Laughs All the Way to Top...

Jordan Peele's satirical thriller movie "Get Out" topped the weekend box office and left many white viewers hurling accusations of racism. The movie, which the former "Key & Peele" star wrote, directed and produced, earned...

Former Tallahassee Mayor Moved to Tears Over FAMU Housing First Black News Network

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Mom Helps Daughter Learn Her History by Recreating Images of Iconic Black Women

A mother from Washington state is helping her daughter learn more about iconic Black history figures by recreating some of their images and is educating social media in the process. Cristi Smith-Jones, the parent of...

What Happened to ‘Birth of a Nation’ and 4 Other Questions from the 2017...

Casey Affleck wins Best Actor: "One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington... thank you." #Oscars pic.twitter.com/FzBCwe5dbY — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017 Casey Affleck Is an Oscar Winner, While...

Janelle Monáe’s Empowering Speech Stops the Show at Black Women In Hollywood Gala

The 10th annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards honored actresses Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monáe and Aja Naomi King, and featured inspiring speeches on personal growth and the impact of Black women. The Essence...

New Season of ‘DWTS’ Could Feature Olympic Champion Simone Biles, Mr. T

The 24th season of "Dancing with the Stars" will reportedly include Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and actor Mr. T in the lineup. Sources told several Hollywood news sites that Biles and the retired wrestler will be...

Keyshawn Johnson Defends Magic Johnson Against Claims That He Landed Lakers Job Because of...

Dan Le Batard quickly responded to Keyshawn Johnson and Michael Wilbon, who both criticized him for saying Magic Johnson is unqualified to lead the Los Angeles Lakers' basketball operations. Speaking on "The Dan Le Batard...

Harvard University to Recognize Rihanna’s Charitable Efforts with Humanitarian Award

Rihanna has been named Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard University and will be honored at an upcoming ceremony for her charitable efforts. The Ivy League school announced the news Wednesday, Feb. 22, revealing the...

Rastas Hope Trump’s Deportation Plan Will Facilitate Their Move Back to Africa

A Jamaican Rastafarian is supportive of American President Donald Trump's deportation policy since he believes it helps the case for Black repatriation. Priest Prince, a member of the Ethiopian Africa Black International Congress, gathered with...

Madam C.J. Walker’s NY Mansion Up for Sale, Sellers Hope Black Community Can Somehow...

The future of Madam C.J. Walker's century-old mansion could be at risk since its owners are putting it up for sale. Helena and Harold Doley bought the home in 1993 and are now ready to move out...

Tidal-Sankofa Collaboration Produces Stunning Visual EP That Puts Racial Violence Front and Center

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWsl9rnfzNQ Jay Z's Tidal and Sankofa.org, a social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, recently launched a new project to spotlight racial violence. The mogul's music streaming service exclusively hosts a 20-minute video featuring a 17-year-old Black boy...

Arsenio Hall Accepts Sinead O’Connor’s Apology for Prince Drug Accusations, Drops Libel Suit

Arsenio Hall has dropped his lawsuit against singer Sinead O'Connor after she apologized for claiming he gave the late Prince drugs. The Irish performer, known for her Prince-penned hit "Nothing Compares 2 U," released a...

History Is Made After Savannah State Becomes First HBCU to Win CheerSport Nationals

For the first time, a historically Black university took home the top prize at the annual CheerSport Nationals competition. Savannah State University's cheerleading team won first place at the event held in Atlanta Sunday, Feb....

Is #BlackBoyJoy Demeaning to Black Men? Ja Rule Seems to Think So

Rapper Ja Rule and R&B singer Tank recently found themselves at odds over the meaning of the hashtag #BlackBoyJoy. BET posted a photo from the American Black Film Festival Honors on Monday, Feb. 20, featuring actor...

Police Charge Men for ‘Disturbing the Peace’ After They Hurl N-Word at Jamie Foxx

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeDi49skOyk Actor Jamie Foxx recorded the moment when men who allegedly hurled a racial slur at him were removed from a Dubrovnik, Croatia, restaurant. Foxx was dining in the eastern European country Sunday, Feb. 19, when two...

Jay Z Reportedly Set to Launch Venture Capital Firm with Roc Nation President

Jay Z is reportedly continuing to expand his business empire by diving into venture capitalism with longtime business partner Jay Brown. Jay, whose real name is Shawn Carter, and Brown, who heads the rapper's Roc...

ESPN’s Sage Steele Claims She’s Experienced the ‘Worst Racism’ from Black People

Television host Sage Steele believes Black people are mostly to blame for the racism hurled her way. Steele made the claim during a discussion on race for the "Under Our Skin" forum Thursday, Feb. 16....

When Man Hauls Out Tired Welfare-Queen Trope, Joy Reid Responds with Brilliant Comeback

Journalist Joy Reid placed a Donald Trump supporter in her cross hairs when he claimed underprivileged Americans are unproductive. The back-and-forth occurred on Twitter Sunday, Feb. 19 when the MSNBC correspondent discussed what Jesus meant...

Could Post-Dieting Coaching Be the Key to Keeping the Weight Off? New Study Says...

A new study shows a series of post-diet phone calls could be the missing link between losing weight and keeping it off. Authors published the results of a year-long trial Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the...

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