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Bow Wow Tweets About Not Identifying with Black Ancestors Because of His Mixed Ancestry:...

  Rapper-actor Bow Wow – also known as Shad Moss – took time yesterday to answer questions from fans on Twitter. In his discussion, he revealed his plans not to vote in this year's presidential election....

DNC Staffers Exposed for Making Fun of Black Woman’s Name in Wikileaks Emails

Ahead of this week's Democratic National Convention, Wikileaks published 1,900 emails exposing messages between Democratic National Committee staffers. One email includes two members making fun of LaQueenia Gibson's name. She is a Black woman who works...

Richard Sherman Discusses BLM, Tackling Violence in America: ‘Skin Color Wouldn’t Matter If Nobody...

Richard Sherman is speaking out about the Black Lives Matter movement and the role he thinks the NFL should play in preventing violence against police and the Black community. In a new interview, the...

Audra McDonald Gives Bill O’Reilly a Graphic History Lesson for His Ignorance on Slavery

Singer-actress Audra McDonald has had enough of Bill O'Reilly's racism towards the Black community. On Tuesday night's episode of "The O’Reilly Factor," the TV host responded to Michelle Obama's remarks during her Democratic National...

African Hair Braiding No Longer a Crime in Iowa Thanks to Two Black Women...

Braiders in Iowa no longer need to get a cosmetology license to plait customers' hair. Thanks to two Black women who brought a lawsuit against the state with a non-profit public interest law firm,...

South Africa President Needs Land Expropriation Bill Clarified, Many Believe It Will Lead to...

South African President Jacob Zuma has asked parliament to explain the process it followed in passing a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership. Land is an emotive issue...

Prime Minister: Barbados Needs to Adopt ‘Fox Mentality’ to Be Protected From Western World...

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Monday sought to underscore the importance of protecting the society from various threats, while reiterating that the island is not just an economy, but a society. Stuart, delivering the feature...

Fans React to Famed TV Psychic Miss Cleo’s Death at 53 After Fight With...

Miss Cleo, the famous television psychic who sprung to fame in the 1990s, has died. Born Youree Harris, the star passed away at age 53 in a hospice center. Known for her catchphrase, "call me...

White Folks Are Happy Iowa Football Player Told ‘Whole’ Story Even Though He Was...

A football player for the University of Iowa detailed a terrifying run-in with police July 20 as guns were pointed at him during a robbery search. Local cops mistook him for the suspect, and...

Dr. Dre Handcuffed, Cited on Gun Charge at California Home, but Some are Skeptical

Beats co-founder and rapper Dr. Dre was handcuffed and cited in an incident outside his Malibu, California home Monday when a motorist claimed the N.W.A. member pulled a handgun on him. Los Angeles County sheriff’s...

‘About Time:’ Carmelo Anthony, Jim Brown and Others React to Michael Jordan Speaking Out...

After Michael Jordan released a statement yesterday speaking up about violence by and against police, many in the sports world reacted to the retired NBA player's stance. Atlanta Black Star reported Jordan was "saddened and...

Jamaica to Participate in Zika Trials, Supported by WHO

Minister of health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika virus. Addressing a Ministry of Health/Southern...

Panama Papers Investigative Research Reveals 1400 Foreign Companies With Mining Interests in Africa

Offshore companies connected to 44 of Africa’s 54 countries appear in the Panama Papers leak, according to new research. More than 1,400 companies in the files of the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca have names...

Michael Jordan Donates $2M to Groups Working to Improve Police Relations with Black Community:...

Michael Jordan is opening up about this month's shootings by and against police today after announcing contributions of $1 million  each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In a...

Smoochr Site for Black Singles Accused of Promoting ‘Slave Complex’ in Community

A Black dating website has stirred controversy for its reliance on superficial filters for finding a potential suitor. Smoochr has been around at least since Memorial Day weekend, according to their Instagram account, but it...

Lynx Fans Fill Up Stadium to Chant ‘Black Lives Matter’, WNBA Rescinds Fines Against...

The WNBA reversed the fines imposed on three teams this weekend after fans of the Minnesota Lynx chanted "Black lives matter" at Friday night's game. The uproar began after players for the New York Liberty,...

Marvel Announces Complete ‘Black Panther’ Lineup at Comic-Con, Fans Respond: ‘I Am Legit Tearing...

At this weekend's Comic-Con in San Diego, the long-rumored "Black Panther" cast members were finally confirmed with Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan's appearance at Marvel's Hall H panel July 23. Director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman,...

Tessa Thompson Addresses Light Skin Privilege Accusations in ‘Creed’ Role – I Just Don’t...

Tessa Thompson is talking about race in Hollywood, particularly how having a light skin tone is beneficial when nabbing acting gigs. The 32-year-old actress most recently starred in last year's Creed and she's tackling criticism over being cast...

U.S. Official Touches Down in Haiti to Discuss ‘Urgent Need’ for Elected Government Officials

The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti has arrived in the troubled Caribbean country to talk with officials amid a lengthy political impasse. Kenneth Merten is meeting with members of the Provisional Electoral Council...

Black Podcaster Questions Why Jon Stewart Goes Viral for Trump Rant When Noah and...

Jon Stewart made his return to late-night TV with a fiery rant on the Republican National Convention Thursday. In the now viral monologue, the former "Daily Show" host went after Donald Trump's supporters and also attacked...

UNASUR Moves Ahead with Plans to Create South American Passport and Citizenship

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has advanced its plans for the establishment of a South American passport and the promotion of the free movement of all South American citizens throughout the continent....

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