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Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

It's been one day since Comedy Central announced Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show," and the South African comedian is already facing accusations of anti-Semitism, sexism and fat-shaming because of his Twitter...Show More Summary

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets About Themselves To End Stereotypes

When celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, it's funny. When homeless people do it, it's heartbreaking. In a powerful PSA by Canadian advocacy group Raising the Roof, people who are dealing with homelessness read actual tweets...Show More Summary

Society Praises the Activist That Looks the Most 'Normal'

As a young boy, I remember when my Grandma Dorothy gave me the book Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, but it was not until more recently that I learned that Rosa Parks was not the first to woman to deny her bus seat to a white person. Before now, my history classes had told me that Rosa was the one. Show More Summary

Poll: Who Should Play Dorothy in the TV Version of The Wiz?

When we think of “Home” we think of Stephanie Mills in her iconic performance as Dorothy in the original 1974 production of The Wiz on Broadway. Diana Ross took over the role in the 1978 film version alongside Michael Jackson, who gave an unforgettable performance as the Scarecrow.

5 Things You Should Know About Trevor Noah

When Comedy Central announced Monday that South African comedian Trevor Noah would replace Jon Stewart as the next host of The Daily Show, the collective response around the country seemed to be “Trevor who?” After all, the 31-year-old comic only joined the show as a regular correspondent in December and has appeared three times since.

Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

Interracial dating "can be a little tricky," comedian Phoebe Robinson says. So she explains the pitfalls and objectives in this "Mostly True" video for Upworthy. You'll be ready to meet the parents in no time.

Here's What You Need To Know About Trevor Noah, The New 'Daily Show' Host

Meet Trevor Noah, the new host of "The Daily Show." There's no set date for when he'll start hosting for good, but Jon Stewart is expected to step down sometime between July and December of this year. In the meantime, we've got six-or-so months to get to know Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian readying to take Stewart's place. Show More Summary

Rihanna Rocks 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards In Versace Green Fur Coat & Thigh-High Boots

When Rihanna posted a photo of Lil' Kim on her Instagram account Thursday, we had no idea that she'd recreate the rapper's style at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Riri looked like she stepped straight out of the 1997 music videoShow More Summary

It's Great Mo'ne Davis Had It in Her to Forgive That Guy. But Still, Fk That Guy.

Around this time last week, news first began to circulate that Mo'ne Davis helped unveil a new sneaker line -- with 15 percent of the proceeds going towards impoverished girls. A day or so later, more great news about the 13-year-old appeared: From Variety: The Mo'ne Davis story is coming to Disney Channel. Show More Summary

On the "A" w/Souleo: Derrick Adams Merges Radio And Art With A Focus On Community

Before the Internet, there was the oral tradition of sharing knowledge, wisdom, and history through the spoken word. It remains. Acclaimed visual artist Derrick Adams' new solo project THE HOLDOUT taps into that tradition and combines...Show More Summary

When "Thingness" Stages the Terms of Their Freedom: J. Cole's "G.O.M.D.

When "Thingness" Stages the Terms of Their Freedom: J. Cole's "G.O.M.D. by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan n Exile) | #MicroTheory If we are to think of chattel slavery as the attempt to reduce Black humanity to a "Thingness,"...Show More Summary

This 'Harry Potter' Parody Of 'Uptown Funk' Is Everyone's New Patronus

Time to shut down the Internet: KFaceTV released the "Uptown Funk" parody to end it all. It imagines what the toe-tapping hit from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars would sound like if sung by Lord Voldemort. "Caught the kid, Boy Who Lived, Harry's out of luck," Voldemort sings. Show More Summary

These Brilliant Innovations Are Bringing Clean Water To People Worldwide

A little thinking outside the box can go a long way in helping bring clean H2O to those who need it most. About 89 percent of the globe had access to improved sources of drinking water in 2012 -- up significantly from 76 percent in 1990,...Show More Summary

Nevada GOP Lawmaker Says Voter ID Bill Can't Be Discriminatory Because Obama Was Elected President

A Republican lawmaker in the Nevada legislature said Tuesday that proposed voter identification legislation couldn't have a disproportionate impact on minorities because President Barack Obama was elected to office. State Assemblywoman...Show More Summary

What 'Empire' Got Right (And Wrong) About Music Therapy

Perhaps one of the most stirring and sympathetic characters in Fox’s hit show “Empire" is Andre, who suffers from Bipolar disorder. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past three months and haven’t watched the hottest TVShow More Summary

Why I Teach Feminism at an Urban High School

Like many of my days spent teaching, today feels hard, but important. By 10 a.m. I've already had some awesome, small victories. A student ran upstairs 10 minutes before class to make sure that he understood what the word "vixen" meant and wanted to discuss if he could use it in a feminist context within his "Be A Man" poem. Show More Summary

Ludacris Greets Jeb Bush With Some Southern Hospitality

Jeb Bush received a welcome to Atlanta from its very own Ludacris on Thursday. The former Florida governor bumped into the Atlanta-based rapper -- and, some would say, the city's real mayor -- at the Georgia Statehouse. Ludacris wasShow More Summary

Black UVA Student Martese Johnson Bloodied During Arrest By State Liquor Agents

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday asked state police to investigate the arrest of a black University of Virginia undergraduate by state liquor agents that left the student bloodied and needing 10 stitches in his head. McAuliffe was "concerned by the reports of this incident" and wants an independent probe, his office said. Show More Summary

MSNBC Panel On Race Gets Painfully Uncomfortable: 'I'm Actually Black'

Things got a little awkward on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" Tuesday night. During a segment on Starbucks' new and controversial "Race Together" campaign, which seeks to have employees start open conversations about race with customers,...Show More Summary

On the "A" w/Souleo: Emerging Artist Creates Interactive Paintings You Can Touch And Hear

Most visual artists prefer that viewers do not touch their completed works on display at a museum, gallery or studio. Thomas "Detour" Evans is not of that mindset. In a series dubbed Art and Decibels, the 30-year-old emerging artistShow More Summary

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