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Beyoncé Poses In Cutout Swimsuit While On Vacation With Blue Ivy And Jay Z

The Carters know how to vacation. Beyoncé shared photos from her recent family getaway on her site Tuesday. In a handful of shots, Queen Bey poses in a purple cutout bathing suit with gold foil tattoos on her wrists and a braided ponytail. Show More Summary

Last Call For The Racialicious SDCC Creators Of Color Round-up

If you missed our first call, don’t sweat — we’re still looking to hear from any creators of color heading to San Diego Comic-Con next week. To recap: If you’re going to be an exhibitor or presenter during the convention, or know someone...Show More Summary

19-Year-Old Trayvon Bromell Is Officially The World's Fastest Teenager

Team USA might have a sprinter who could bump Usain Bolt off of the podium. Okay, so we may be jumping the gun a little with that one, but Trayvon Bromell is well on his way to being a great track star. CNN reports that Bromell ran the...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: July 1, 2015

Mexico: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights accused the Mexican government of acting too slowly in the investigation over forty-three Ayotzinapa university students missing since last September. Brazil: The presidents of Brazil and the U.S. Show More Summary

"We gon be Alright..." Sound & Visuals from Kendrick Lamar + Text by Krista Thompson

'Despite the prominence of visual expression in contemporary hip-hop, many art historians, curators, and critics often frame hip-hop primarily as a musical genre or employ analytical approaches derived from the study of hip-hop's sonic iterations." -- Krista Thompson, Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (216)

How NeNe Leakes Turned 15 Minutes Into Real Fame

NeNe Leakes, the seldom-disputed Queen Bee of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, recently announced that, after seven seasons, she is departing the hit Bravo TV reality series that made her a household name.

Sherri Shepherd Settles Divorce, Agrees to Pay Child Support for Surrogate Child  

Sherri Shepherd can finally put her divorce issues behind her, but she’s also shelling out a few thousand a month for her surrogate child. Shepherd and her ex-husband Lamar Sally came to settlement agreement and Shepherd will have to pay $4,100 a month in child support, and when the child turns 13, the amount goes up to $4,600.

If You’re Black Google Photos May Have Tagged You as a Gorilla  

Google seems to have a problem when it comes to the algorithm used in their photo storage system. According to a recent report by The Independent, a Google photos user noticed that their photos were being labeled as ‘gorilla’.

When We Fully Claim Black Lives Matter, We Move Closer to All Lives Matter

At a recent training on implicit bias and targeted universalism that I was leading for a foundation and a number of its grantees in North Carolina, one of the speakers noted that while we were going to be focusing on implicit bias, it...Show More Summary

It's Not Black Folks' Burden To Forgive Racist Killers

If you want to silence a black person’s pain, ask for forgiveness. We’re accustomed to our screams being hushed in the wake of tragedy. We're accustomed to our grief being shoved aside in the rush to find mercy for those who have trespassed against us. Show More Summary

10 Signs You Might Be a Terrible Tourist

With summer in the Northern Hemisphere and peak travel season just around the corner, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and anticipation of journeying abroad. But before you pack your bags and kiss your 'hood goodbye, there...Show More Summary

Art as Remembrance and Creative Resistance: John Sims’ Flag Funerals

By Guest Contributor John Sims We live in troubled times. This story started many scores of years ago with the founding fathers, some of whom may have recognized the toxic contradictions that would poison the future of this great land. Show More Summary

US Police Killings Headed For 1,100 This Year, With Black Americans Twice As Likely To Die

Police in the United States are killing people at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year, according to a Guardian investigation, which recorded an average of three people killed per day during the first half of 2015. Show More Summary

Black Supporters of the Confederate Flag: 'Don't Let Cowards in Bedsheets Hijack Its Meaning'

There's Karen Cooper, the Virginia woman who described how the confederate flag, to her, represents defiance in the face of oppression.

270 Reasons Women Choose Not To Have Children

Far too often, women who choose to be childfree are asked to defend their “immature,” “selfish” lifestyles. They’re told that motherhood is the “most important job in the world” and face accusations of living “meaningless” lives. The...Show More Summary

No Confederate Flag Ban, But Daytona Speedway To Offer Exchange Program For 'Whatever Flag You Have'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday the speedway will offer an exchange program in which fans can trade a flag for the American flag. Show More Summary

Geraldo Rivera Needs a Huge Mug of STFU When it Comes to Hip-Hop and Black People  

The only thing Geraldo Rivera will be remembered for during his tv career is that time he walked into Al Capone’s vault and it was completely empty. Rivera went looking for riches, but only found an empty vault with some broken bottles and dirt. That was back in 1985, and since then Rivera hasn’t done much but complain about black America.

Nick Gordon Lawyers Up, Hires Casey Anthony’s Attorney  

As his girlfriend, Bobbi Kristina Brown, clings to life in hospice care, Nick Gordon has hired a high powered legal team to advise him.

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