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Chimamanda Adichie Says Her Feminism Is Different from Beyoncé’s, But the Reason May Surprise...

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is explaining how her definition of feminism differs from Beyoncé's. In a new interview published Friday ahead of the Dutch translation of her TED Talk, the acclaimed novelist credited Bey for opening...

Black Virginia Councilwoman Makes Sheriff Upset for Saying KKK Traded Robes For Police Uniforms

A Black councilwoman in Norfolk, Virginia rubbed a local sheriff the wrong way when she poked holes in the honesty of the justice system. The Virginian-Pilot reported Angelia Williams Graves spoke of the undercover racists within...

Student Dresses as Thief For Culture Day Since ‘White People Steal Everyone’s Culture’

A white high school student decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day as a nod to cultural appropriation. Josh Welch, a senior at Springbrook High School, shared an image of his costume on Twitter Oct....

Sheriff Clarke Furious That Connecticut University Uninvited Him to Lecture, Blames Anti-BLM Sentiments

Sheriff David Clarke lashed out at the University of New Haven Tuesday after he claimed it removed his lecture offer based on his thoughts about Black Lives Matter. In a blog post written on Pathos, Clarke discussed...

Banker Doesn’t Believe Black Architect’s Check Is Real, Launches Probe to Verify Her Employment

A Black architect believes a Seattle banker discriminated against her after he thought she cashed a fake check. Trish Doolin began working at Nelson Connections in September, according to her Facebook page. On Oct. 5, she described...

Jay Z to Produce Docuseries on Kalief Browder, Exploring Issues with Criminal Justice System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGrQQFVjPA Jay Z is working with The Weinstein Company to tell the story of New York native Kalief Browder. Atlanta Black Star reported Browder committed suicide in 2015. The 22-year-old ended his life after suffering abuse from...

Steve Harvey Makes Bold Statement About Media’s Take on Nate Parker’s Rape Accusations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNjPvyEoGXU Steve Harvey believes the media is being "unfair" to Nate Parker. While speaking to Parker on his talk show Wednesday, Harvey expressed disagreement over journalists' coverage of the filmmaker's resurfaced rape case. Atlanta Black Star reported Parker and his...

New Report Shows Significant Pay Gap Between White and Black TV Actors

A new report shows a wide pay gap between white and Black and other non-white TV actors. In a survey published in Variety Tuesday, Black and Latino television stars consistently rank in the lower half of incomes...

Damian Marley Converts California Prison to Open Medicinal Marijuana Farm

Damian Marley is launching a multi-million dollar medicinal marijuana business and turning the policing of the herb on its head. The musician announced plans Monday to buy out a California prison and put a dispensary...

Tyra Banks Launches New Skincare Line Inspired by Habits ‘I Got From My Mama’

Tyra Banks continues to expand her beauty empire with a skincare line. The former fashion model parlayed her experience from her makeup brand Tyra Beauty to launch Tyra Beauty Skincare. In a video posted to...

Kid Cudi Reveals He’s Entering Rehab for Depression and Suicidal Urges in Personal Message...

Rapper Kid Cudi opened up about an ongoing battle with anxiety, depression and suicide, revealing he has entered treatment for the illnesses. The MC explained he felt "ashamed" and he was "living a lie." "It's been...

Maryland Teacher Disciplined After Photos Reveal She Used Black Students as Props for Her...

A white teacher in Maryland faced backlash after she posted photos of Black children used for humor and called them a degrading name. In images sent to Atlanta Black Star from an anonymous source, Kelly Forostiak uses her...

New Film About Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté Completes Production: ‘This Will Really Grab People’

An upcoming biopic based on a female hip-hop pioneer is currently wrapping production. Shadow and Act reported the news about Roxanne, Roxanne, which is based on the life of hip-hop artist Roxanne Shanté. She shot to fame...

Alt-Right Members Developed These New Racist Code Words to Avoid Online Censorship

Alt-right members devised a code to get around filters targeting racist hate speech. Podcaster Alex Goldman outed the method of exchanging racial slurs for seemingly harmless ones. For example, the n-word becomes "Google." "Yahoos" is...

Gloria Naylor, Author Who Explored Themes of Black Womanhood, Dies at 66

Gloria Naylor, the author known for her bestselling debut novel "The Women of Brewster Place" has died. The Associated Press confirmed the news Monday with Cara Reilly, an assistant at Sterling Lord Literistic literary agency. Although Reilly did not provide...

David West Doubts Kaepernick’s Protest Will Have Long-Term Impact, Says He’s Protested for Years

Golden State Warriors forward David West said he protested the national anthem long before Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers. Kaepernick made headlines in August when he remained seated during the "Star Spangled...

Toni Braxton ‘Fine’ at Home After Spending Several Days in LA Hospital for Lupus...

Singer Toni Braxton is resting at home after being hospitalized in serious condition because of her battle with lupus. According to TMZ, the "Un-Break My Heart" singer stayed in a Los Angeles hospital for four days, where...

Dave Chappelle Gets Serious at Roots Picnic in NYC: ‘Black Lives Do Matter’

Dave Chappelle got serious during a stand-up set at a festival over the weekend. The comedian appeared at the Roots Picnic in New York's Bryant Park on Oct. 1. During his set, Chappelle put the jokes...

Montana High School Students in ‘White Pride’ T-Shirts Shatter Racism Will Die Out Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBPlLNwypFs A pair of white high school students in Montana proved racism is alive and well when images circulated of them wearing t-shirts with "White Pride" on them. In photos posted on Facebook, a male student and...

Gabourey Sidibe Continues to Show Off Incredible Weight Loss in New Photo

After actress Gabourey Sidibe posted a photo of her slimmer self a month ago, the "Empire" star continues to make progress in her weight loss journey. In a photo she tweeted Oct. 2, the star...

‘Luke Cage’ Star Reveals Trayvon Martin Inspired Hero’s Trademark Hoodie

The star of the new Netflix series "Luke Cage" opened up about the Black superhero's trademark hoodie, a bow to the victim who spurred the Black Lives Matter movement. Mike Colter revealed Trayvon Martin inspired the black,...

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