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Are Gay and Transgender Workers Protected by Federal Law? US Supreme Court Will Decide

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which among other things prohibit discrimination on the basis of “sex,” extend to gay and transgender workers. From the Washington Post: The court combined two...

Here’s How Young Black Voters Are Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression in Mississippi

By Arekia Bennett, Executive Director of Mississippi Votes (via The Root) While folks around the country are galvanizing today, National Voter Registration Day, to make sure people are eligible to vote come Election Day, here in Mississippi, young black voters are fighting for much more...

Booker’s Campaign May Go Belly Up If Donors Don’t Pony Up $1.7 Milly by End of Month

Presidential hopeful Corey Booker’s campaign manager warns he may not be in 2020 race ‘much longer’ in memo. Photo: AP Cory Booker’s coffers need more folks to start coughing up some coins. And fast. On Saturday, the Democratic presidential candidate hopeful’s campaign sent out...

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...