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Music Execs Wanted Her to ‘Take Nicki Minaj Down,’ Now This UK MC is...

A European superstar is gearing up to take America by storm. Lady Leshurr, a 27-year-old rapper from Birmingham, England is working with top hip-hop producers on her debut album. But her career in the...

Cam Newton Refuses to Choose Side in Colin Kaepernick’s Protest: ‘We’re All The Same...

Given the controversy surrounding the national anthem as of late, it is inevitable that media would ask athletes about their thoughts. As Colin Kaepernick's refusal to rise for the U.S. song continues, many have...

Black South African Students Score Temporary Win as Racist Hair Policies Suspended

Gauteng, South Africa's Panyaza Lesufi ordered the suspension of racist hair policies at Pretoria Girls High school during an investigation. The Member of the Executive Council met with students at the exclusive academy to address what led them...

Chris Brown’s Accuser Reportedly Dethroned for Spewing Racial Slurs — but Refuses to Return...

Baylee Curran, the beauty queen who claimed Chris Brown threatened her with a gun, is not a title holder after all. The 24-year-old made headlines Tuesday when she thrust the troubled R&B star into...

The Game Joins Small But Growing List of Black Marijuana Dispensary Owners

  Rapper The Game is joining an expanding list of celebrity owners of marijuana dispensaries. The Reserve is a medicinal cannabis repository the rapper took a state in. The company announced a meet and greet with...

Kerry Washington to Produce LAPD Cop Drama for ABC

Kerry Washington will produce her first TV series with home network ABC. The channel just bought the script for the actress' new cop drama. Yet this isn't an ordinary police show. The series will...

Tia Mowry on Raising a Black Son: ‘I Had a Hard Time Sleeping’

Former "Instant Mom" star Tia Mowry shared her fears about raising her son in the current racial climate. Since giving birth to Cree Hardrict, her child with husband and actor Cory Hardrict, the actress...

#VeteransForKaepernick Silences Critics Who Claim Kaepernick’s Protest is ‘Disrespects’ Their Service

After Colin Kaepernick announced he won't rise for the national anthem during the upcoming football season, many bashed him. The criticism of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback stems from his supposed lack of patriotism....

Chris Brown’s Accuser Details Ordeal as Her Criminal Past Comes to Light, Celebs Defend...

After Tuesday's stand-off with police, Chris Brown's accuser spoke out about what happened at the singer's mansion. Baylee Curran, Miss California Regional 2016, is standing by reports that Brown threatened her with a gun early...

Alicia Keys’ #NoMakeup Movement is Still Making Some People Uncomfortable

When Alicia Keys showed up to the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, she continued her #NoMakeup movement. The public praised Keys' fresh-faced look when she announced the change in May. But in the...

Chris Brown Investigated After Allegedly Threatening Woman, Fans Call SWAT Involvement ‘Excessive’

Chris Brown is embroiled in yet another legal saga. This time, it allegedly involves a weapon. TMZ reported Los Angeles police were called to the singer's Tarzana, California home early Tuesday morning after a woman accused him of...

Colin Kaepernick’s Birthmother Slams ‘Destructive’ and ‘Shaming’ U.S. Anthem Protest

As more supporters and detractors react to Colin Kaepernick's protest, one unexpected voice is speaking out. Heidi Russo is the 49ers'quarterback's birthmother. She took to Twitter to share her thoughts on her now 28-year-old son's...

Eagle’s Rookie Myke Tavarres Joins Colin Kaepernick in Protest Against U.S. Anthem

Following Colin Kaepernick's refusal to rise during the national anthem, Myke Tavarres is doing the same. Atlanta Black Star reported Kaepernick will remain seated for the pre-game tradition during the remainder of the football season. Now, the...

#StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh Looks to Tackle Racist Hair Policies as Students Forced to Relax Hair

Students at Pretoria Girls High School in South Africa staged a protest Aug. 26 to fight school rules banning their natural hair. The hashtag #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh picked up steam Sunday after video of a teacher attempting to snatch...

Ice Cube Shuts Down Fabricated Trump Endorsements: ‘Leave My Name Out Ya Mouth’

Ice Cube caught wind of news circulating on Twitter marking him as a Donald Trump supporter. The N.W.A. member quickly retorted, making his stance clear. "I will never endorse a m---------- like Donald Trump," he...

Nate Parker Has New Point of View on 17-Year-Old Rape Case Since Backlash

Filmmaker Nate Parker broke his silence once again about the 1999 rape case from his college years. The writer, director and star of "The Birth of a Nation" spoke about misunderstanding consent and his new...

From #ISupportKaepernickBecause to ‘Go Back to Africa’, Fans Split Over Colin’s Decision to Sit...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained his decision not to stand for the national anthem this season. The move, made before the Aug. 27 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, split fans. Fans...

Miles Davis’ Childhood Home to Become Museum, Educational Center For Youth

The home late jazz icon Miles Davis grew up in is gearing up for a makeover. Thanks to a St. Louis non-profit, the house is set to become a museum and children's education center. Curbed...

Young Thug’s ‘Jeffery’ Mixtape Cover Prompts Memes and Concerns of Appropriation

Rapper Young Thug unveiled the artwork for his new mixtape Thursday and users reacted immediately online. Observers noticed his Instagram post, which showed the MC in a ruffled blue dress with a parasol-like hat over his...

#IfAfricaWasASchool Hilariously Tackles Imaginary Interactions Between African Countries

Africans tweeted in celebration of the continent's countries yesterday when the hashtag #IfAfricaWasASchool emerged. The trend took on fashion, history and economics, scaling it down to the classroom. Users creatively took various categories and cleverly described situations in high...

Another Black-Owned Bank Cements Over $1M in Deposits as #BankBlack Movement Continues

As the call for African-Americans to #BankBlack reaches a fever pitch, another Black-owned bank has a reason to celebrate. Washington D.C.-based Industrial Bank crossed the $1 million mark when customers flocked to the institution. Industrial earned...

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