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#MuteRKelly: Activists Plan a Protest at Singer’s Detroit Show

Frank Franklin II/AP Photo As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements wage on, the time when any accused sexual predator could get a pass is long gone. Any and everyone is being called out, including those who may have once been allowed to slide because of...

FEMA Cutting Off Food and Water Aid to Puerto Rico

Wednesday will mark the last day Puerto Ricans will receive food and water aid from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As NPR reports, FEMA will, in its own words, “officially shut off” the aid on January 31. NPR says the decision signals that the...

This Conversation With Erykah Badu Will Make You Wonder if She Dabbles in Hotepery

“I don’t care if the whole group says something; I’m going to be honest. I know I don’t have the most popular opinion sometimes,” Erykah Badu said during an interview with Vulture that left me wondering if years of breathing in incense fumes could...

Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, MLK’s Right Hand, Dead at 88

The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a fierce Civil Rights advocate and strategist over many generations, died on Tuesday at his home in Chester, Va. He was 88 years old. His death was announced by the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network on...

Black Lightning Is the Blackest Superhero TV Show of All Time

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All images: The CW Black Lightning isn’t the first television show to prominently feature black superheroes and it also isn’t the first cape series with a predominately black cast. And yet, Black Lightning is telling a very particular story about black lives that’s unlike anything...

Jeff Sessions’ War on Marijuana Will See Him Face Off in Court Against a 12-Year-Old Girl With Epilepsy 

Instead of focusing on much more important issues like the opioid crisis and the steady dismantling of American civil rights, Jeff Sessions has turned his attention to battling against legalized marijuana. That pretend war will now see him in court as he goes up...

Mo’Nique Wants Black People to Boycott Netflix. Will You Join Her?

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US. A post shared by Mo'nique (@therealmoworldwide) on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:54am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js Actress and comedian Mo’Nique has never been one to hold her tongue when it comes to addressing what happens behind...

For Colored Girls in Their 30s and 40s Who Feel Like Life May Have Passed Them By

By Janelle Harris, The Root In the predawn quiet before the world reanimated itself, my phone lit up, announcing an incoming call from a friend I absolutely love. She’s an early riser like me, so we have high-energy conversations at obnoxious hours of the morning...

Just Fine: Mary J. Blige Looks Like She’s Living Her Best Life, and We Love It

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  Mary J. Blige attends the 2018 Golden Globes afterparty at the Waldorf Astoria (Netflix via Getty Images) She may consider herself “just Mary,” but liberation is looking really good on Mary J. Blige. Riding high on a wave of Supporting Actress nominations for Mudbound—including two...

Reporter April Ryan Asks Trump: ‘Are You a Racist?’ During MLK Event at White House

President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Isaac Newton Farris Jr. before signing a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Jan. 12, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty...
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