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SKRRRRRT! Fox News Welcomes New Contributor, Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile

Starting today, for reasons that are not entirely clear to (*squints at notes*) anyone, you can catch former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile on Fox News. The announcement came from Fox on Monday morning. According to Variety, Brazile will provide the “news” network with...

2019 Grammys: Cardi B Makes history

by Tonja Renée Stidhum --  Music’s biggest night came, saw, and conquered. For the first time since watching the Grammys all of my life, I had the pleasure of covering the event from the press room at the Staples Center—and it was quite the experience. “Music...

On well-intended white folks: Thoughts on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the making of a public image

Less than eight months ago, after delivering a speech to a room full of educators about teaching strategies to help educators acknowledge and heal from a history of racism in education, I took a seat to hear Gov. Ralph Northam speak. After expressing his...

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Hospitalized in Chicago Following Homophobic Attack by MAGA Supporters

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Horrifying news— Jussie Smollett is reportedly hospitalized in Chicago following a possible hate crime. The Chicago Police Department released a statement concerning “a cast member of the television show, Empire” regarding an assault and battery incident. According to TMZ, two white men in ski masks reportedly...

She’s Running! Kamala Harris announces run for the presidency on ‘Good Morning America’

Sitting calmly on the set of ABC’s Good Morning America with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, Senator Kamala Harris announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States this Monday. There was an audible cheer from someone behind the cameras...

The 2019 List of Things Black People Are Too Ashamed to Talk About

You’ve seen them before. They are your friends, neighbors and coworkers. They lurk in the shadows bouncing back and forth on the balls of their feet like a skilled double-dutch dancer ready to hop between the twirling ropes and derail any conversation about race, police...

Money Bail Might Be the Most Racist, Immoral Part of America’s Criminal Injustice System 

by Michael Harriot When listing all of the problems in America’s justice system, the racial disparities are too numerous to count, the facts, alone are astounding. The rate of marijuana use is about the same for blacks and whites (Although more blacks say they have...

Rep. Marcia Fudge Calls Out Nancy Pelosi: There Is an ‘Undertone of Racism…in Our Caucus’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge joined the ever-rising chorus of people calling for California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step down as speaker of the House, saying it’s time for new leadership for the Democratic Party. In an interview with HuffPost, Fudge called...

Is the #MeToo Movement Ignoring Poor Black Women and Girls? Founder Tarana Burke Seems to Think So

Photo: Charles Sykes (ASSOCIATED PRESS) While the emergence of the #MeToo movement has lead to a rash of indictments and criminal complaints, its founder Tarana Burke is concerned that women of color have become an afterthought. According to USA Today, Burke had plenty to get off...

Viola Davis: ‘If I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible’

Photo: Valerie Caviness/Michael Priest Photography “I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish. The Emmy, the Tony and the Academy Award-winning actress is a black woman from South Carolina. Her...