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Keith Ellison Makes Gains In Two States That Cost Clinton The Election

WASHINGTON ? President-elect Donald Trump won the election thanks to narrow victories in three historically Democratic states: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. There are multiple ways that Trump could have won, even if Hillary Clinton...Show More Summary

Martin Luther King III Says Meeting With Trump Was 'Very Constructive'

Martin Luther King III held a private meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday, The son of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower after the meeting that he and Trump spoke mostly...Show More Summary

10 Reasons Why Michelle Obama Is One Magical 'Mama-In-Chief'

Some of our most cherished memories of Michelle Obama come from sacred moments of her serving out her mama duties to Sasha and Malia. From advising young women to prioritize their education over boys to shamelessly rapping Missy Elliot’s...Show More Summary

Green Day Rips Donald Trump In New 'Troubled Times' Video

Green Day takes aim at President-elect Donald Trump in its latest lyric video. A Trump-like figure wearing a red “Make America Great Again” cap appears to spew antagonistic rhetoric to crowds from a podium in the new clip for “Troubled Times,” which the punk rock band posted online on Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

President Obama's Best Pop-Culture Moments

As Barack Obama rides out his final week as president, we’re remembering him as America’s signature pop-culture president. Oh sure, television got John F. Kennedy elected in 1960, Ronald Reagan began his career as a movie star, and Bill Clinton amplified his cool factor by playing saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992. Show More Summary

“Hello Stranger”: Moonlight + Fences + the Musical Disruption of Black (Digital) Visuality

“Hello Stranger”: Moonlight, Fences and the Musical Disruption of Black (Digital) Visuality by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) In a historical moment of Blackness, that is perhaps most powerfully articulated...Show More Summary

If Democrats Don't Side With The People, The Party Is Over

Donald Trump is going to be the President of the United States. What's wrong with that sentence? It's that it feels like a sentence -- a punishment or condemnation of sorts. Making matters worse, in an attempt to make Donald Trump'sShow More Summary

Serena Williams Dances For The Sheer Joy Of It In Berlei Sports Bra Ad

Serena Williams has shown off her magical dance moves before and she’s doing it again in a new ad posted this week. In a viral clip posted on YouTube Wednesday, Williams dances in a commercial for the lingerie brand Berlei. In it, she...Show More Summary

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, let's resolve to renew our common humanity

When I was growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs in the 1980s, one of my elderly neighbors, Miss Dot, an African American woman who grew up (and spent part of her adult years) in the segregated South, used to tell the neighborhood kids...Show More Summary

All We Need In This Cold World Is Idris Elba

Idris Elba always comes through when you need him. In the new movie “100 Streets,” he plays a former rugby star trying to keep his life together in the wake of marital woes. Because he is the king of charisma, Elba seems like consummate...Show More Summary

Bryan Cranston Steals The Show In James Corden's Spoof Kanye West Soap Opera

“The Bold And The Lyrical” is 2017’s most gripping (spoof) soap opera. On “The Late Late Show,” Bryan Cranston, Giovanni Ribisi and James Corden used lyrics from Kanye West songs to win Jessica Biel’s heart. Except Cranston sometimes...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Playing a Game of Jenga With Health Care Reform

As a majority of Americans await the inauguration of a president they didn’t vote for, even more Americans face an unclear future about their health care coverage. President-elect Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress have pledged to repeal and eventually replace the Affordable Care Act, known to most as Obamacare. In fact, in the wee […]

Racial Justice Cannot Happen Without Gender Equality

For most of my adult life I’ve been a journalist and writer blessed, or possibly cursed, to witness some of the worst things imaginable done by human beings to one another­—particularly women—in places that most people can conjure only in their imaginations, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, post-genocide Rwanda, Colombia, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. […]

The Trouble With Jimmy Fallon

All in all, he wasn’t a bad choice to host the Golden Globes. He had the requisite clever and colorful opening number, an affable demeanor and the ability to improvise. He even started off strong with some postelection shade—though it didn’t erase our memory of his pre-election playfulness with the now-PEOTUS. And it certainly couldn’t […]

Jeff Sessions Blames Bad Apples For Police Abuse. He Should Read These DOJ Reports.

WASHINGTON ? Jeff Sessions, who will very likely be confirmed as the 84th attorney general of the United States, expressed skepticism this week about the ways the Obama administration has forced reform in troubled police departments. Under...Show More Summary

Solange Is All Of Us Trying To Choose Between These Two Selena Songs

Beyoncé and Solange don’t have to be fluent in Spanish to understand the greatness of Selena Quintanilla. The “Lemonade” singer has told the story of how she once met the late Tejano singer at The Galleria in Houston, Texas. But theShow More Summary

I Am No Better Than Dylann Roof

Every person is made in the image of God ? including me, my wife, my daughter and Dylann Roof. There is nothing that I can do for God to love me any more or any less. There is nothing that I could say to compromise God’s desire to be close to me, to know me and for me to be close and know Him. Show More Summary

Dad's Tea Party With 2-Year-Old Basically Sums Up Toddlers

When La Guardia Cross introduced his daughter Amalah to the fine art of tea time, he wanted to do it properly. Seeing that Amalah is 2 years old, however, the activity did not go quite as planned. Watch the video above to see how perfectly a toddler can derail a lovely tea party. Show More Summary

See Joseph Fiennes As A Very White Michael Jackson In New Comedy

You’ve probably heard of the controversy. Now, see the face of it. A trailer for a comedy featuring white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson hit the internet Tuesday. “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon” will air as a 30-minute episode...Show More Summary

Fat Joe Is Here to Remind You How Latino Rappers Changed the Game

The South Bronx in New York City has sealed its place in history as the birthplace of hip-hop, where black and Latino youths created something out of nothing. But while the Latino community gets props for certain elements of hip-hop culture—including graffiti, DJing and breakdancing—it hasn’t gotten as much love for rapping. In the ’90s, Fat […]

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