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‘A Different World’ Cast Takes on Effort to Increase Enrollment at Norfolk State, an...

After more than 20 years since graduation, "A Different World" is going back to an HBCU campus. In a sharp move for recruitment and social buzz by Norfolk State University, the cast will participate in...

Swedish Company Sells Blackface Spray Tan, Irony Ensues

Apparently white Swedish women are using spray tan to make themselves Black. As revealed by BlackGirlLongHair, when Emmaatan, the Swedish spray tan company run by Emma Patissier Alm, made its way around the Internet, it dragged along...

Comedian Creates New App That Splits Bill Based on Gender and Race – Guess...

Yes, you read that right. EquiTable is a recently developed app that splits the bill based on gender and racial wage disparities. So the next time you're out to Saturday brunch with your non-Black friends, you'll...

Hillary or Bernie? Black Women Still ‘Not There Yet’ on Their Choice for Democratic...

Is either Democratic presidential candidate really a guarantee for Black voters? What about Black women voters in particular? According to MSNBC, a few prominent Black feminists sit on the fence about which candidate is...

Sudanese Supermodel Ajak Deng Leaves Racist, ‘Fake’ Fashion World for ‘Real Life’

"I can no longer deal with the fakes and the lies. My life is too short for this dramatic life," wrote Ajak Deng, the beautiful long-legged African supermodel from Sudan and Australia. The IMG model...

Young Man Recalls ‘Routine Traffic Stop’ that Turned into Fight for His Life with...

As he pulled over after being stopped on a pizza delivery, 25-year-old Chris Jeffries grabbed his cellphone and recorded his interaction with Bladensburg, Maryland's police officer Munir Ayoub who apparently pulled him over for an improper...

Zola’s Epic Twitter Story Lands Movie Deal, to Be Directed by James Franco

No surprise here. This guy gave us Spring Breakers and a remake of Kanye West's "Bound 2,"  complete with Seth Rogen on the motorcycle as his bouncing Kim Kardashian. Now James Franco is directing a cinematic...

The Staggering Facts Behind Why Nearly Half of Chicago’s Black Men Are Unemployed and...

Reports from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute reveal 47 percent of Chicago's young Black men are unemployed and not in school. Compared to young Hispanic and white men at 20...

Black Model Creates Afro-Caribbean Doll Line to Fill Void

Meet Maisha, Mala B, Malina and Mhina. Four sophisticated Black women with big Afros and personality to match. This new doll line, created by St. Lucian model Mala Bryan, features Afro-Caribbean-inspired dolls who serve Black...

Amandla Stenberg on Being a ‘Revolutionary’: ‘It’s Worth It’

"I have a friend who has this thing called 'shine theory,' which basically says that when you become friends with other powerful, like-minded people, you all just shine brighter."  For its February issue, Teen Vogue...

South African Woman Faces Criminal Charges for Racist Facebook Post about ‘Black Monkeys’

One white South African woman is now facing criminal charges after she posted a slew of racist comments via her Facebook account. “These monkeys that are allowed to be released on New Year’s Eve and...

Here’s How One Black Ivy League Student Brings Hip-Hop into the Classroom

In today's high tech world, the average attention span peaks at around eight seconds. That means a few animals can out-focus some modern day students. For Black and Hispanic low-income students, this difference fares worse...

Kendrick Lamar Talks Music and Black Lives Matter in Candid Interview

"We gon’ be alright. It’s a chant of hope and feeling," Kendrick Lamar explains.  He has 11 Grammy nominations this year, including one for powerhouse single "Alright," but for Kendrick Lamar the acclaim of his...

Rapper 2 Chaniz Ensures the Community Benefits from the $2 Million He Raked in from...

2 Chainz is definitely going on Santa's nice list for the rest of his life. The Atlanta rapper-turned-businessman found a moment to capitalize on a social trend, promote his own business, and donate to charity—...

Katlyn Addison Becomes Third Black Ballerina in American History to Dance as Sugar Plum...

"When I was really little, seeing the Nutcracker and seeing the Sugar Plum Fairy come on stage, I told my mom ... I wanted to do that when I grow up," said Katlyn Addison. Now,...

Steve Harvey Suffers an Onslaught of Racist Reactions After Miss Universe Accident

Moments after Steve Harvey  crowned the wrong Miss Universe, the Internet wasted no time roasting him with clever memes and gifs of the faux pas. Though his mis-announcement was cringe-worthy, Harvey took full responsibility for his error. He graciously...

Family of Jermaine McBean Angered By Killer Cop’s Award for ‘Bravery’

After being fatally shot while carrying an unloaded pellet gun, the family of Jermaine McBean has expressed their disapproval at the killer deputy still holding an award for "bravery." Peter Peraza, the former Broward County deputy...

Ferguson Teenage Protester Unfairly Sentenced To Eight Years for Arson

Eight years for arson? Is that really justice? With supporters inside and outside of the courtroom cheering for him, none could suppress their outrage when Joshua Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison by...

What Ava Duvernay’s Barbie Says to Every Black Girl

It's Christmas morning. There's wrapping paper strewn all over the floor, pancake aromas coming from the kitchen, and a little Black girl playing with her new barbie doll. Her mom has recently explained that...

#BlackDecember: 23 Booming Black-Owned Businesses Everyone Should Support

Want to continue to shopping at Black-owned business this holiday season? Are you looking for one of a kind gifts? Following the billion dollar hit on Black Friday, holiday sales are still declining as more...

In the Wake of H&M’s Recent Apology, Is Min. Farrakhan’s Call For a Boycott...

How does a retailer open a location in South Africa and in response to a question on its lack of diversity claim white models represent a more "inspiring" and "positive image?" Well, it's easy when...

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