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The Late Show: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'I'm Here' From 'The Color Purple'

Tony Award Nominee Cynthia Erivo, performs "I'm Here" from The Color Purple on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Kerry Washington Opens Up About 'Toxicity' In Her Life Before 'Scandal'

Before Kerry Washington landed the lead role on Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal," the actress says her life wasn't in a great place. Personally and professionally, Washington knew she needed to make some changes and, as she tells Oprah during...Show More Summary

In The System Run Upon The "Justice Thurgood Marshall Social Justice Scheme" KILLERS Are Abstracted By Popular Opinion. A Murderer Of A 79 Year Old Who Is A VICTIM Of Racism. Justice Clarence Thomas And President Barack Obama

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: LIFE PROVIDES YOU WITH A CONSTANT STREAM OF "TRANSACTIONS" FROM WHICH THOSE WHO ARE OBSERVING YOU CAN APPRAISE YOUR SUBSTANCE, WHICH CAN OTHERWISE BE DISGUISED BY YOUR ANTICS. COLONIZATION IS WHEN AShow More Summary

5 Things to Every Parent Must Say to Their Graduate

I have spent more than a decade of my career working in higher education. I’ve helped students transition into college, giving them access to the tools and resources they need to be successful. I’ve spoken on the phone to parents who are concerned about their child’s journey and who are frustrated because they aren’t sure Keep Reading ?

Why Getting Romance and Sex Ideas from the Movies Will Fail You Every Time

Picture it: The quintessential Mother’s Day picnic planned by yours truly! I purchased the wine and the chocolate-covered strawberries and even made the perfect food to pair with it. I had it packaged expertly—just like they do in the fancy stores. I planned for it to happen in the right place at the right time, Keep Reading ?

People Think My Fiancé is Self-Centered, But is He Bad Enough to Reconsider Marrying?

Dear Dr. Buckingham, I am dating this guy who appears to be wonderful. He recently proposed to me, and I accepted. We are both successful individuals and are doing well professionally. I noticed that we are somewhat different when it comes to our personalities. I am more introverted, and he is more extroverted. I prefer Keep Reading ?

Why Black Voters Are the Most Rational Voters of 2016

Let’s face it. Black voters are about the only folks in 2016 who haven’t lost their damn minds.

Donald Trump Only Uses The Word 'Rape' When He Has Something To Gain

WASHINGTON -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doesn't hesitate to use the word "rape" when talking about Mexican immigrants, the Chinese government or former President Bill Clinton -- all of whom it helps him...Show More Summary

Internet Access Isn't Just A Tech Issue. It's A Civil Rights Issue.

In major metropolitan areas across the U.S., unequal access to the Internet is cutting some people off from a better future. Citizens on the wrong side of the digital gap are losing out on economic, educational and social opportunities. It's...Show More Summary

NBA Decides Not To Suspend Draymond Green For Kick To Steven Adams' Groin

The Golden State Warriors have dodged a bullet. Star forward Draymond Green will take the floor for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, despite rampant speculation that he would face suspension after kicking the Oklahoma...Show More Summary

Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill Speak Truth to Power Through Jazz

In this day and age, there is little reward in seeking the truth, and less profit in sharing that truth once you have found it. So it’s remarkable that a program like Jazz and Spirit could ever come together, much less on a world-renowned stage like Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Show More Summary

5 Things We Learned At 'EmpowerHer Conference' That All Black Girls Should Know

Blavity's inaugural EmpowerHer Conference hosted in New York City on Saturday was insightful, inspiring and downright magical. More than 300 participants gathered at the sold out conference for a day of panels, workshops, discussions...Show More Summary

Black Women in Comics: (H)afrocentric Wins 2016 Glyph Award

Black comic conventions, pioneered by "Black Age of Comics" creator Turtel Onli, have been foundational in establishing an active community around Black comics. Annual conventions for creators and fans, already an accepted cultural practice...Show More Summary

Unsung Black LGBTQ 'Legends' Land in SoHo for New Leslie-Lohman Exhibition

"The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it." James Baldwin The profound words of one of literature's most respected voices resonates...Show More Summary

Texas Girl, 12, Severely Injured by Rope Around Neck on School Trip

A Texas mother is furious that her 12-year-old daughter returned home from an overnight school trip with a severe rope burn around her neck, the Dallas Morning News reports, and has taken her child out of school.

Obama Signs Bill Removing 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Laws

The words "Oriental" and "Negro" will no longer be part of federal law. President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday eliminating the offensive and outdated descriptors, after the legislation passed unanimously in the House and Senate earlier this month. Rep. Show More Summary

Amber Riley To Body-Shamers: 'Let My Big A Live!'

A little post-op novocain can go a long way. Just ask Amber Riley, the former "Glee" powerhouse who took advantage of her inebriated state after her dental surgery to remind us just how little she cares about the fact that people think...Show More Summary

"Half Short, Twice Strong"-- The GZA + Mark Anthony Neal @ MoogFest 2016 [Photo]

The GZA and Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal talk Dark Matter + Bars + Science at MoogFest 2016 (The Carolina Theater, Durham, NC). Photo Credit: Michelle Lanier

Autopsy of My Attempt to Explain Workplace Diversity

Cause of death: crush injuries from rapidly lowering bar Real talk around diversity can be hard to find in the workplace. I've had conversations about it here and there, but nothing that got too deep. The focus was usually hiring, and the theme usually struggle. Show More Summary

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