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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...

Chris Brown Ordered to Stay Away from Karrueche Tran, Calls Off Soulja Boy Fight

Chris Brown seemed to respond to a restraining order filed by ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran by calling off his fight against rapper Soulja Boy in light of it. A Los Angeles judge ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from...

‘On Fleek’ Creator, Never Compensated for the Viral Phrase, Launches GoFundMe for Beauty Line

Viral star Peaches Monroee, who coined the phrase "on fleek," is earning support from fans as she launches a cosmetics and hair line. The Vine sensation, whose real name is Kayla Lewis, took social media by...

Roxane Gay Says Publisher Finally Cutting Ties with Milo Yiannopoulos Was Business Decision, Nothing...

Feminist writer Roxane Gay isn't patting publisher Simon & Schuster on the back for ending its contract with alt-right journalist Milo Yiannopoulos. On Monday, Feb. 20, Gay revealed on Tumblr that she is not impressed by...

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Plantation to Finally Acknowledge Sally Hemings with $35M Renovation of Her...

Thomas Jefferson's plantation is finally acknowledging his ties to enslaved woman Sally Hemings with a multimillion dollar restoration. Hemings reportedly resided in a room close to the former president at his Virginia home known as Monticello,...

Reports Claim Chance the Rapper Is Turning Down $10M Record Deals to Stay Independent

Chance the Rapper might be declining multimillion-dollar payouts from record labels in favor of staying true to his independent brand. The artist made history after he took home three Grammy awards for his streaming-only mixtape "Coloring Book." The attention...

Drake Says He Only Experienced Racism After Coming to America After Fame: ‘I Never...

Drake says he never experienced racism until he came to America when his music career hit it big. The performer made the revelation at a post-Grammys interview with Beats 1's OVO Sound Radio, which aired...

Presidents Day Battle Emerges on Twitter As Poll Names Obama 12th-Best President

In his first eligible year for a presidential poll ranking, Barack Obama has landed at No. 12 on the list of the best men to lead the United States. The survey results came just before Presidents...

Twitter Outraged After South African DJ Claims to be ‘Black Person Trapped In White...

A white South African DJ has ignited outrage on Twitter after she proclaimed to be a Black person trapped in white skin. In a series of tweets, Anita Ronge, known as DJ DuchAz, posted in...

Nick Cannon Wonders Why Media Is Questioning His Mental State After He Stands Up...

Former "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon is unbothered by reports of sources feeling worried about his mental state. The news on the comedian's supposed cerebral woes emerged Thursday, Feb. 16, when Page Six reported...

Boston Educator Saw Too Many Young Black Girls with Low Self-Esteem and Did Something...

Lovely Hoffman's music video for the song "My Black Is Beautiful" bridges her two professions of singing and teaching to encourage Black girls to love themselves for who they are. Hoffman noted her experience as...

Nick Cannon Beats NBC to the Punch, Quits ‘AGT’ Before He’s Fired for Race-Based...

Nick Cannon says he is quitting his job as host of NBC's "America's Got Talent," alleging the network planned to punish him over a race-based joke he made in his new comedy special. The TV personality...

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