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President Obama Surprised by Larry Wilmore’s N-Word

The White House was blindsided by comedian Larry Wilmore's decision to use the N-word at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Saturday night, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday that the president "appreciated the spirit of the sentiments that Mr. Show More Summary

Jada Pinkett Smith Remembers Afeni Shakur In A Heartfelt Post

The sudden death of Afeni Shakur on Monday night took many by surprise, including family friend Jada Pinkett Smith. After discovering the sad news, Pinkett Smith shared her condolences via a Facebook post on Tuesday. She was in New York...Show More Summary

So It Finally Happened: Donald Trump Is the Presumptive GOP Nominee for President

The Indiana primary has changed the race for president in ways nobody anticipated. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders comfortably beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and business mogul Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz so soundly that the Texas Senator dropped out of the presidential race altogether. Show More Summary

Former NFL Player Dana Stubblefield Charged With Rape of Disabled Woman: Report

Former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has been charged with the rape of a developmentally disabled woman, NBC Bay Area reports. According to the news station, the 10-year league veteran, who last played with the San Francisco...Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore Clears Up Use Of The N-Word For Confused White People

Larry Wilmore wants to correct to those who thought he called President Barack Obama "nr" at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. A lot of people, both black and white, disagreed with Wilmore using the word to describe the president, including Piers Morgan. Show More Summary

The White House Is Cool With Larry Wilmore's Use Of The N-Word

Comedian Larry Wilmore did not offend President Barack Obama when he used the N-word during a speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, the White House insists. "What the president said is that he appreciated the spirit of Mr. Show More Summary

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Wants To Change The Way You Wake Up

Forget birds chirping or sun streaming in. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson released a whole new wake up experience yesterday. The motivational alarm clock app -- “The Rock Clock” -- lets you wake up to the sound of Johnson barking orders,Show More Summary

White House Defends Larry Wilmore’s Use of the N-Word While Addressing Obama at Correspondents’ Dinner 

The White House is defending late-night comedian Larry Wilmore's use of the n-word during his routine at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner over the weekend, saying that President Barack Obama "appreciated the spirit and the sentiments that Mr. Wilmore expressed," the Washington Post reports.

The Paradox of Promise and Peril for America's Black Men and Boys

The past year has been a profoundly paradoxical one, mixed with ample doses of both progression and painful reflection for the Black Male Achievement field. On the one hand, there has been a groundswell of activity and investments that...Show More Summary

How a Social Entrepreneur Scored a White House Partnership With a Cold Email

This post is by Nicole Cardoza and originally appeared on The Well, Jopwell's editorial hub. In 2014 I founded Yoga Foster, a tech-based nonprofit that equips schools with the resources and training to integrate yoga into classrooms....Show More Summary

#TeamTayja: Md. Artist Creates a Masterpiece for the Bullied High Schooler the World Fell in Love With

By now, you've seen her photo in your feed. Her skin is a royal river of dark chocolate, the subtle smile on her lips reads as confident, and her sparkly prom dress fits like a dream. Seventeen-year-old Tayja Jones posed for a snapshot to commemorate her high school prom forever. Show More Summary

University of Iowa Student Severely Injured in Racially Motivated Beating, Family Says 

A University of Iowa freshman is recovering from injuries after being severely beaten over the weekend in what his family is calling a racially motivated attack, WLS-TV reports.

What It's Like to Be Black in China

Being black in China is not easy, but it's not as bad as many would have you think, according to our two guests this week who are both black immigrants currently living in Beijing. Sure, people stare a lot and there are often some inappropriate...Show More Summary

The List of Demands Ludacris Made for His 15-Minute Performance at the University of Ga. Is Pretty Ridiculous

There are very few things in 2016 that take me by surprise—after all, we live in a world where our federal government can look at my paltry checking account and insist that I owe them more money than they already take out of my pay stub. Show More Summary

The Ideal Penis Size In 10 Countries

What's the ideal penis length? Depends where you live. A new survey conducted by British online medical website Dr. Ed asked women and men from Europe and North America about their sexual health and happiness. Respondents had to guess...Show More Summary

"Pro-Black" Means All Black People

I don't know how many times I've seen or heard black people, who claim to be pro-black, try to distance themselves from other groups of black people. Don't get me wrong, I used to think I was a little Michael Evans (from Good Times for the youngins, or those who don't have access to TV One) in high school and my freshman year in college. Show More Summary

Our Young Men Can't Afford to Wait

With every passing day it seems the norm is to hear a local or national story about the death of a black man, young or old in America. Whether it be by the hands of the community or the hands of the police the numbers are growing at an alarming rate. Show More Summary

Batson and The Legacy of Lynchings

"Southern trees bear a strange fruit, blood on the leaves and blood at the root..." Swaying in the wind on an October day in 1934, Claude Neal's body hung from a tree on display in front of the Jackson County courthouse. Days prior, he was taken from his jail cell in Marianna, Florida by an angry white mob. Show More Summary

Obama Drinks Filtered Flint, Mich., Water Following Meeting With Federal Officials 

While in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, President Barack Obama vouched for the safety of using certified filter water, encouraging city residents to start using filtered water instead of bottled water.

Sources Say Janet Jackson Pregnant With Her 1st Child

Just a few days shy of her 50th birthday, a source confirms to Entertainment Tonight that Janet Jackson is pregnant with her first child.

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