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From #ISupportKaepernickBecause to ‘Go Back to Africa’, Fans Split Over Colin’s Decision to Sit...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained his decision not to stand for the national anthem this season. The move, made before the Aug. 27 preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, split fans. Fans...

Miles Davis’ Childhood Home to Become Museum, Educational Center For Youth

The home late jazz icon Miles Davis grew up in is gearing up for a makeover. Thanks to a St. Louis non-profit, the house is set to become a museum and children's education center. Curbed...

Young Thug’s ‘Jeffery’ Mixtape Cover Prompts Memes and Concerns of Appropriation

Rapper Young Thug unveiled the artwork for his new mixtape Thursday and users reacted immediately online. Observers noticed his Instagram post, which showed the MC in a ruffled blue dress with a parasol-like hat over his...

#IfAfricaWasASchool Hilariously Tackles Imaginary Interactions Between African Countries

Africans tweeted in celebration of the continent's countries yesterday when the hashtag #IfAfricaWasASchool emerged. The trend took on fashion, history and economics, scaling it down to the classroom. Users creatively took various categories and cleverly described situations in high...

Another Black-Owned Bank Cements Over $1M in Deposits as #BankBlack Movement Continues

As the call for African-Americans to #BankBlack reaches a fever pitch, another Black-owned bank has a reason to celebrate. Washington D.C.-based Industrial Bank crossed the $1 million mark when customers flocked to the institution. Industrial earned...

Motion Picture Academy President on ‘Birth of a Nation’: ‘People Need to See This...

There has been harsh fallout over Nate Parker's 1999 rape trial resurgence. But five individuals have voiced support for his film, "The Birth of a Nation." The writer, director and star of the Nat Turner...

Government Launches Investigation into Leslie Jones’ Racist Website Hack as Conservative Reporter Gloats

After Leslie Jones was targeted in an online attack, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began an investigation today. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is also part of the probe. Atlanta Black Star reported Wednesday that...

NBC Reportedly Upset at Al Roker’s ‘Over The Top’ Response to Ryan Lochte’s Rio...

After Al Roker called out U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte for lying about a robbery in Rio, the internet praised him. But executives at NBC are reportedly unhappy with the weatherman's rebuttal to co-anchor Billy...

Nick Cannon’s Announcement He Will Attend Howard Turns into Online Battle over Which HBCU...

On Aug. 20, Nick Cannon revealed on Instagram that he has enrolled as a freshman at Howard University. Many congratulated the actor for studying communications. But users also took note of the battered sign...

8 Artists Influenced by Aaliyah 15 Years After Her Passing

Rihanna "Work" singer Rihanna expressed her admiration for Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash at age 22 in 2001. In one of the "Anti" record maker's early interviews, she cites "Are You That Somebody"...

Can This Innovative Startup Transform the Hair Salon Experience for Black Women?

Many Black women have the same experience when they enter the hair salon. They often set aside hours of their day to have their hair washed and styled. And because professional women are continuously...

Leslie Jones Target of Another Online Attack, This Time Personal Details Revealed

Days after she ended her coverage of the Olympic Games, Leslie Jones faced another hurdle. The comedian's official website and iCloud were reportedly hacked exposing personal photos and documents. TMZ reported hackers seemed to share all...

Twitter Is Roasting Bow Wow, But Why Was Lil’ Mama Thrown in for Extra...

Bow Wow – also known as Shad Moss – was the center of a roasting hashtag on Twitter. But fellow rapper Lil' Mama soon became the target in a harsh way. Twitter created the #BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince hashtag Thursday...

Harry Belafonte on Nate Parker’s Resurfaced Rape Allegations: Is This the Price Black Actors...

Iconic actor Harry Belafonte spoke out about the revelation of Nate Parker's rape trial, and he is curious about the timing. Parker directed, wrote, produced and starred in the upcoming "The Birth of a...

Ex-Fox News CEO Allegedly Referred to Stacey Dash as ‘Mean Black Girl’

A lawsuit filed by a former Fox News Channel host alleges the now-ousted CEO made disparaging remarks about employees. Andrea Tantaros primarily accuses Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. But the documents also maintain the...

Highest Paid Actresses May Make Less Than Men, But Black Women Nowhere in Top...

A report unveiled this year's set of the highest paid female actors, but the list of 10 women leaves Black actresses out. For the second year in a row, Jennifer Lawrence lands the top spot....

#SoGoneChallenge Doubles Monica’s 2003 Hit Single Streams: ‘It’s a Humbling Experience’

Monica's 13-year-old single "So Gone" saw a spike in plays since the #SoGoneChallenge emerged. The singer welcomed the social media trend, which sees celebrities and Twitter users rapping their own lyrics over the track. The...

Story of ‘Black Wall Street’ Heading to Mainstream with Help from John Legend’s Film Company

John Legend will explore the history of Black Wall Street in a new series for WGN. It follows the network's successful "Underground," which chronicles a group of enslaved Africans in their escape from a...

Black Woman Endures ‘8 Hours of Racist Abuse’ After Representing Ireland on Twitter

A Black plus-size model running @ireland's Twitter account faced a barrage of racist tweets. The page rotates who is in charge each week. When Michelle Marie took the reigns, she wanted to discuss body shaming. Instead, she...

Tyra Banks to Become Professor at Stanford University’s Business School

Former supermodel Tyra Banks continues to expand her repertoire in her new role as a college professor. The "America's Next Top Model" creator will begin teaching at Stanford University next spring. Her class will tackle personal...

Gabby Douglas is Moving Beyond Criticism to New Projects

Fresh off her turn at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Gabby Douglas is putting the criticism behind her. Critics targetted the gymnast for her hair and lack of enthusiasm. But now, she's looking...

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