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Shaunae Miller Explains What Really Happened at Olympics 400M Finals

After her epic win in the women's 400 meter race during the Olympic Games Monday, Shaunae Miller revealed behind-the-scenes details of what led up to that moment. The Bahamian track-and-field Olympian took a dive to win the...

Will Smith Admits He and Jada Have ‘Done a Lot of Marriage Counseling’

Actor Will Smith admitted he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have sought help to get their marriage on track. The 47-year-old revealed he and his 44-year-old wife exposed themselves in counseling to get on...

Conservative Artist Alters Nate Parker’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ Poster Fearing White People Will...

A California street artist has made a bold statement about his views on actor Nate Parker's rape allegations. The director, writer and star of The Birth of a Nation has come under fire after a 17-year-old...

Nate Parker Addresses Rape Trial Again in Light of Woman’s Suicide

Nate Parker spoke out about the 17-year-old rape trial again, this time on his Facebook page. In a lengthy post written Tuesday night, the star of the upcoming The Birth of a Nation addressed concern...

Simone Biles Makes History, LeBron James Upsets White Folks for Celebrating Olympic #BlackGirlMagic

Simone Biles earned another gold medal during the Olympic Games today, making her the first female American to win four gymnastics gold medals in a single Olympics. The women's floor exercise final was Bile's last...

Ellen DeGeneres Under Fire for Questionable Celebratory Usain Bolt Tweet

Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres' usual humor took a hit on Twitter Monday. Users on the social media platform accused the comedian of racism because of a post about Usain Bolt's historic Olympic win. "The Ellen...

Success of ‘Birth of a Nation’ Hinges on Public Perception of Nate Parker’s Past 

A resurfaced rape trial against "The Birth of a Nation" star Nate Parker has studio executives scrambling to re-think promotional plans for the film. Parker – who wrote and directed the film – addressed the...

Sports Fans Call Out American Bias in Shaunae Miller’s Win over Allyson Felix

Controversy erupted online Monday evening after Bahamian Shaunae Miller dove to take the gold medal over American Allyson Felix. During the women’s 400-meter dash at the Olympic Games, Miller made a legal move across...

Kevin Hart Weds Longtime Girlfriend in Lavish California Ceremony (PHOTOS)

Comedian Kevin Hart tied the knot. He and Eniko Parrish  – his fiancé of two years – wed in a West Coast ceremony this weekend, where it was a family affair. This was Parrish's first marriage...

Blown Away by Black Drowning Rates, Agnes Davis Founded Swim Company to Help Save...

Agnes Davis is the founder of the only minority-owned swim company in the Upper Manhattan, New York area. Swim Swim Swim I Say opened in 2009 to target Black youth and encourage them to learn...

Larry Wilmore Gets Candid About ‘Unblackening’ of Network After ‘Nightly Show’ Cancellation

"The Nightly Show" has been canceled. Larry Wilmore's replacement for "The Colbert Report" will not be renewed for a third season. The series debuted last year and had help from its lead-in, "The Daily Show," which...

Black Fans Call Out Cam Newton’s Newfound Stance on Race in America: ‘It’s Pitiful’

Carolina Panthers player Cam Newton has drawn sharp reactions from Black Twitter after sharing his belief that America is "beyond" race. The comments come just months after he acknowledged his Blackness could be a factor...

This #Jamaican Hashtag May Have Been the Best Part of the Night After Usain...

Usain Bolt won gold in the men's 100-meter Olympic race Sunday night, his third straight win for the event. The track and field star made history for being the first to ever do so....

Between Hateful Comments from Some Black Women and Racists, Gabby Douglas Falls Apart

Gabby Douglas has faced harsh criticism at this year's Olympic Games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil, including racist judgment and critiques of her hair from the Black community. It's a far cry from her...

Nate Parker Pays it Forward With ‘Birth of a Nation’ Fellowship For Minority Filmmakers

Director and actor Nate Parker announced plans for a film fellowship benefiting minority filmmakers. The Birth of a Nation fellowship is named after the upcoming film Birth of a Nation, which is due this fall....

Republican Senator Learns the Hard Way that You Don’t Use Simone Biles’ Olympic Win...

Gymnast Simone Biles won the gold medal in the women's all-around final yesterday and while many congratulated her on her accomplishment, one US senator used the time to promote one of his policies. Republican Senator John...

Simone New ‘It’ Name for Black Girls? Plus Fans Come to Gabby’s Defense After...

Two Black Olympians named Simone earned gold medals in their respective sports yesterday and as Twitter quickly congratulated them, they also took aim at Gabby Douglas for supposed shade. Gymnast Simone Biles won the women’s...

#SayHerName: Twitter Shuts Down Newspaper for Relegating Simone Manuel’s Historic Win to Simply ‘African-American’

Simone Manuel made history at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil last night when she took home the gold in the women's 100 meter freestyle. The Houston, Texas native became the first...

Simone Biles’ Biological Mom Responds to Critics: ‘It Should be Left in the Past’

Gymnast Simone Biles has attracted lots of attention lately not only because of her first stunning performance thus far at the Olympic Games, but also because of her unique family. Atlanta Black Star reported the 19-year-old...

Recent Grad Shares Story as Only Black Woman in Cornell’s 2016 Class of Chemical...

Iyore Olaye reached a major milestone. She recently graduated from Ivy League Cornell University with a unique achievement. She was the only Black female in the 2016 chemical engineer class. The Hillside, New Jersey native finished...

Ed Sheeran Sued over Alleged Copyright Infringement on Marvin Gaye Song – Did Boyz...

Singer Ed Sheeran has been hit with a lawsuit alleging one of his songs plagiarized a Marvin Gaye classic. The red-haired songwriter's 2014 hit, "Thinking Out Loud," is the target of a complaint filed by...

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