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Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accuses the New England Patriot of Rape in Lawsuit

Photo: Jeff Chiu, File (Associated Press) Antonio Brown, the NFL receiver who just this weekend was traded to the New England Patriots from the Oakland Raiders after getting into a dustup with his Raiders coach, is being accused of raping his former trainer in a...

Eddie Murphy Confirms Return to Stand-Up Comedy

With the sequel of Coming to America arriving in theaters next year and an imminent return to the same Saturday Night Live stage that transformed him into a household name, it’s safe to say that Eddie Murphy’s long-overdue comeback is in full swing. But...

A Black Woman Takes Us Into the Swirl of Bipolar Disorder in New Memoir, I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying

Bassey Ikpi’s <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Im-Telling-Truth-but-Lying/dp/0062698346?tag=kinjaroot-20&ascsubtag=d329f929c9a1bf26f5dc7599936365ee16a3f037" rel="nofollow" data-amazonasin="0062698346" data-amazonsubtag=" nonlinear, is gaps and stops and huge sections that aren’t clear, factual, historical, chronological...it’s these very intense emotional memories, and the only way I could be realistic about that was to take the most unconventional road to...

The Black Barbershop Is a Safe Space. Is It for Lil Nas X, Though?

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The black barbershop is not just a sacred space, it’s a safe space. Much like Vegas, whatever happens within the confines of that room colored with scattered floor follicles stays in that room. There is no filter in the barbershop. Some of the greatest debates happen...

OWN’s Greenleaf Is Back for a 4th Season and We Can All Rest Assured That the Drama Cometh

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When Greenleaf premiered June 21, 2016, it signaled a new direction for OWN beyond reality TV and Tyler Perry shows. As it embarks on its fourth season, the Memphis-set megachurch family drama, led by seasoned actors Keith David as Bishop James Greenleaf and Lynn...

A Master Class in Sisterhood: Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff Shine in Post-Match Moment

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There’s no doubt Naomi Osaka’s play was brilliant. But on Saturday, it managed to be the least remarkable thing about her. Osaka, the world’s top-ranked woman tennis player, handily defeated 15-year-old Coco Gauff in the third round of the U.S. Open, 6-3, 6-0, to continue...

On the Comeback Trail, Nate Parker Shows American Skin and Apologizes About ‘Tone Deaf’ Response to Resurfaced Rape Charge

Nate Parker and Spike Lee at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo: Arthur Mola (Invision/AP) Nate Parker has a new attitude. And a new project he’s hawking to the masses. The once embattled actor/director—who torpedoed his Academy Award...

Smithsonian chief calls out Trump for wanting to close African American Museum on MLK Day

by Karu F. Daniels --  AmeriKKKa’s favorite president had special requests for the National Museum of African American History and Culture on his first visit back in 2017. The newly appointed Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III offers some revelations about the then soon-to-be president’s visit...

Love, Peace and Soul Train May Be Coming to Broadway in 2021 to Mark 50th Anniversary of TV Series Debut

Raise the curtains for a Don Cornelius-esque intro, because Soul Train is coming to Broadway! That’s right, a musical based on the TV series created and hosted by Cornelius will be making its way to the most acclaimed stage in theatre. As Deadline reports: The musical will...

Watch: Cardi B Chops It Up With Bernie Sanders Over Wages, Student Loans and Getting Rid of This ‘Bully’ President

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Photo: David Dee Delgado/ (Getty) Cardi B sat down with presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to “educate” her followers on the issues fans told her they wanted to discuss, and they got an earful on everything from erasing student loan debt to ending police brutality. Recorded at...