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7 Mistakes You're Probably Making On Your Online Dating Profile

Having no luck getting a decent guy or woman to message you on online dating sites? We hate to say it, but it may be because the profile you've created is unremarkable. (Hey, you've been in a relationship for years -- possibly even decades;...Show More Summary

Officers Involved In Samuel DuBose Shooting Were Sued In Earlier Death Of Unarmed Black Man

Two University of Cincinnati police officers involved in a colleague's recent fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose also were on hand for a 2010 struggle with a psychiatric patient who later died. Officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd were...Show More Summary

Black Activists Pressure Obama To Defend Stateless Dominicans

NEW YORK -- Black activists and immigrant groups across the country are pressing the Obama administration to take a stronger stand on what they call a human rights crisis for Haitian migrants and stateless people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic. Groups from New York, Philadelphia, Miami and other U.S. Show More Summary

Black Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In 'Les Miz' And Makes History

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, is the youngest and the first black actor to step into the iconic role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of "Les Misberables." The musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel premiered on Broadway 30Show More Summary

Teen Perfectly Illustrates The Problem With NBC's Sam Dubose Tweet

A University of California at Berkeley student called out NBC News on Twitter on Wednesday for its poor choice of photos in a tweet about Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. NBC’s headline announced that the officer, Ray Tensing, had been indicted for murder in Dubose’s death. Show More Summary

Nicki Minaj Puts Her Ex-Boyfriend On Blast Over Ghostwriting Claims

Nicki Minaj put her ex-boyfriend on blast after he claimed he ghostwrote some of the lyrics off her "Pinkprint" album. In his new song "Lifeline," her ex Safaree Samuels raps: "This nr bent outta shape with a gorilla face / My bars on...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving 'Star Trek'

When actress Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on "Star Trek," she became one of the first ever female black actors on a well-known series to have a role that wasn't a stereotypical maid or nanny. But, as she talked about in a Reddit AMA she did Thursday, she almost left the role for a career on Broadway until Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Handcuffed Hit-And-Run Suspect Dies In San Francisco Police Custody

A man died in San Francisco police custody Thursday after fighting with two cops who had apprehended him fleeing from a multi-car crash. A fight broke out around 5:30 a.m. between motorists involved in a collision near the Presidio, a large park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, according to a police statement. Show More Summary

Can You Out-Survive Donald Trump In A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland?

Donald J. Trump is hypothetically on the road to becoming the next president of the United States. If that happens, I think we can all agree the end times are right around the corner. But in such an event, and you were to survive inShow More Summary

Serena Williams Proves Strong Is Beautiful In Awesome New Instagram

Strong is beautiful. That's the message Serena Williams sent to the world with her latest Instagram photo. In the snapshot shared Thursday, the Wimbledon champion does a split in the air on two gymnastics rings like a total boss. "Fearless...Show More Summary

Mariah Carey Will Direct A Movie For The Hallmark Channel And It'll Probably Be A Glorious Mess

Mariah Carey, star of the universally panned 2001 movie "Glitter," is giving Hollywood another shot, only this time, she'll also be behind the camera. According to the Associated Press, the 45-year-old singer will co-star and directShow More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo

Bill O’Reilly compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the gestapo Wednesday night, shortly before proclaiming he is the reporter who has done the most to “shed light” on violence against young black men. During a segment on "TheShow More Summary

The Sweetest Taboo: Theorizing Black Female Pleasure, Agency & Desire within Black Feminism

Photo Credit: Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Panelists Joan Morgan + Treva B. Lindsey + Brittney Cooper + Kaila Adia Story + Uri McMillan on theorizing Black female pleasure, agency and desire within Black Feminist discourse(s) at the Black Portraiture{s} II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories held in Florence, Italy. Show More Summary

8 Times Vivica Fox Slayed The Big Screen

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and more! Vivica A. Fox turns 51 on Thursday so what better way to celebrate than a look...Show More Summary

Lizz Wright Covers Nick Drake's "River Man" from Forthcoming 'Freedom & Surrender"

'"River Man", Lizz Wright's cover of Nick Drake, is a highlight of Freedom & Surrender, Wright's first album for Concord Records, to be released Sept. 4.'-- Ann Powers for +NPR Music

What The Video Shows Vs. What The Officer Claims About Sam Dubose's Killing (UPDATED)

The body camera video that captured former University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing's killing of Sam DuBose tells a very different story from the one Tensing told authorities, according to the prosecutor handling the case. Joe Deters,...Show More Summary

Gary, Indiana: A Tale of Two Cities--Directed by Sandra L. Barnes + Narrated by Avery Brooks

"Poverty, crime, and urban blight are words often used to describe Gary, Indiana. But do these words accurately reflect the present city or its promise? Do they capture the legacy and the lives of its residents? Does a focus on the city’s...Show More Summary

#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

'A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.' -- via NPR

Wait, Is It Already Football Season?!?

We arw currently in the midst of what most sports fans refer to as "The Dead Period". The NBA's Summer League is over, and most of the free agents of consequence are signed. Baseball is in the dog days of summer, despite a flurry of trades in recent days. Show More Summary

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