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Black Music Month Means Studio Sessions at The Root

June is almost here—that means sunny skies, warm weather and black music, of course! For Black Music Month, The Root and McDonald’s will honor and celebrate the music (and musicians) of the African Diaspora with Studio Sessions at The Root. Show More Summary

Black Lives + Black Youth + The Reemergence of Malcolm X by Lamont Lilly

Black Lives + Black Youth + The Reemergence of Malcolm X by Lamont Lilly | @LamontLilly | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Below is a slightly modified talk that Lamont Lilly gave at the 2016 Left Forum, Saturday May 21 st, 2016 at John Jay College in Manhattan, NY. Show More Summary

The Combat Jack Show: The David Banner Episode

'On this episode of The Combat Jack Show, David Banner discusses new project The God Box and his challenges overcoming bouts of depression and sex addiction, as well as effective meditation techniques, and much more. The God Box drops August 19th.'

10 Things You May Not Know About Me: Heather Headley Of 'The Color Purple’

The Tony and Grammy Award winning Broadway veteran dishes to Karu F. Daniels about The Color Purple, behind-the-scenes of the legendary Dreamgirls concert, who (or what) she doesn't mind her husband leaving her for, eternal lover for Whitney Houston and the hot pursuit for hot soup. Show More Summary

Turns Out Your Milkshake Is Better Than Kelis’ Because She Never Made One

The very bedrock of our great nation was built on a single truth: milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard. Oh, were you thinking it was something about liberty or justice? Try again. But in a Trojan Horse-like twist, the author of the age old adage, R&B singer Kelis, who used the sweet promise of male attention and chocolatey goodness to reach No. Show More Summary

NBA Says Draymond Green And Dahntay Jones Situations Are 'Completely Different'

One involved an open fist closing as it approached its target. The other involved a wild -- albeit partially strategic -- kick, done to attract the referee’s attention and elicit the screech of the whistle. That, according to the NBA,...Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University: After Decades Of Harvesting The Valuables Of "The Philadelphia Negro" Using "Unicorn Peep" Called "Social Justice" The Colonizers Seek To Use The "Sugary Drinks Tax" As He Promises To Eliminate The "26% Poverty Rate" - Su

The Mayor Of Philadelphia: "WE WILL USE A $0.03 PER OUNCE SUGARY DRINKS TAX" TO ELIMINATE THE 26% POVERTY RATE IN PHILADELPHIA - AND WE HAVE THE NAACP ON OUR SIDE, AGREEING WITH OUR STRATEGY, So It Can't Be RACIST" THE NAACP IS A FRAUDULENT...Show More Summary

Stop Shunning White Racists From Mainstream Politics

Several days ago, many progressives were on the verge of becoming outraged that White Nationalist William Johnson was on the list of Trump delegates to the California Republican Party State Convention. Before the hardcore criticism fully...Show More Summary

Skai Jackson Talks Meme Fame and Twitter Beef With Azealia Banks

From being an adorable child model in Band-Aid commercials to playing Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie and spin-off Bunk’d, 14-year-old Skai Jackson has literally grown up before our eyes on television. And now, thanks to some crafty people on social media, she has been immortalized as a meme.

Family of Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star’s Cancer Death 

The family of baseball star Tony Gwynn is blaming the tobacco industry for the death of the Hall of Famer, who succumbed to salivary gland cancer in 2014, and filed a lawsuit Monday in San Diego Superior Court, the Washington Post reports.

Va. Student Handcuffed, Charged With Larceny for ‘Stealing’ Carton of Milk That Came Free With Lunch: Report

A Virginia middle school student has been suspended from school, charged with larceny and ordered to appear in juvenile court for “stealing” a 65-cent carton of milk that his mother says was free.

VH1's Hip Hop Honors Returns, Focusing On The Ladies

It's been six years, but VH1's Hip Hop Honors is returning to celebrate pioneers of the genre, and this time it's ladies first. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing A Show About Trans Models

Whoopi Goldberg announced on Monday that she is in the process of producing a reality television show for Oxygen centering around transgender models. "The View" co-host will have an executive producer credit on "Strut," a show focused...Show More Summary

Serena Williams Hits Some Awesome Trick Shots In New Video

Serena Williams' shots are remarkable enough in a real match. But in a video with Dude Perfect posted Monday, the tennis queen shows she can also hit cool trick shots without an adversary on the other side of the net. Watch her slamShow More Summary

Daily Headlines: May 24, 2016

Guatemala: Guatemalan prosecutors are considering a inaugurating a new office specializing in dealing with femicides in response to the 222 gender-based murders of women in the first four months of 2016. Puerto Rico: Democratic presidential...Show More Summary

The Story in My DNA

Like many African Americans, I grew up not knowing where I came from. There was no "old country" for us. Obviously, I knew that most slaves were brought from Central and West Africa. I heard family stories about being part Native American - that the Seminole Indians had helped slaves escape from their masters by sheltering them within their tribe. Show More Summary

Ensuring HBCU Success with Baby Boomer Energy, Expertise & Passion

The future of historically black colleges, or HBCUs, is a topic never far from my thoughts. After all, it was an HBCU that provided educational access to me and thousands of other blacks at a time in America when racial segregation was the law of the land and strictly enforced from birth to death. Show More Summary

5 Words To Remember The Next Time Someone Breaks Your Trust

Everyone has had their trust broken at some point or another, on a large scale or small. It's a universal human experience, and according to life coach Iyanla Vanzant, one big key to being able to learn how to trust again comes downShow More Summary

Gun Used to Kill Trayvon Martin Sells for $250,000

The gun used to kill Trayvon Martin has been sold for $250,000 according to the shooter, George Zimmerman, who notes that he reneged on an initial deal when a higher offer was received.

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