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People Are Upset (Yawn) That Malia Obama Skipped The DNC For Lollapalooza

If we learned anything from the 1998 Disney movie “My Date with the President’s Daughter” (we learned everything), it’s that the life of a teenager in the White House consists of Secret Service hijinks, daddy-daughter tensions and, of...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Reminds America It’s Not About Qualifications

Qualified people get passed over for jobs all the time. Having the best résumé, doing the perfect interview and even providing the most stellar references (“Applicant saved me from a burning building once and makes a damn good cup of coffee; hire him!”) does not always guarantee that you’ll get the job. More often than […]

Hillary Clinton Inadvertently Breaks Pop Culture Ceiling With Lil Wayne Reference At The DNC

On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton made history at the Democratic National Convention with a speech that rallied millions of Americans... to buy “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba on iTunes. For months, the presidential hopeful has been inadvertently...Show More Summary

This 'Hands Of Stone' Clip Matches Roberto Durán With Sugar Ray Leonard For The First Time

The boxing movie du jour is “Hands of Stone,” the upcoming biopic about Panamanian star Roberto Durán. Seize your moment, “Hands of Stone,” because the Vinny Paz flick “Bleed for This” is ready to throw a counterpunch come November. The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip from “Stone.” The film opens Aug. Show More Summary

Mary J. Blige Files For Divorce From Husband Martin "Kendu" Isaacs

No more (marriage) drama for Mary J. Blige: According to TMZ, the R&B singer filed for divorce from manager-husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs on Thursday. According to court docs, the Grammy Award-winning artist cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split from Isaacs, her husband of 12 years. Show More Summary

We Compared Obama's Words To Trump's And The Result Will Make You Sad

If someone shows you who they really are, believe them. Throughout his life, real estate mogul Donald Trump has given us countless opportunities to take to heart that piece of wisdom, originally imparted by Maya Angelou. He has spent the last 40-plus years in the public eye, developing and crafting his image through actions and words. Show More Summary

If Bow Wow Isn’t Black, What Is He?

So, Lil’ Bow Wow … I mean Bow Wow … I’m sorry … Shad Moss says he’s not black. Let it sink into your brain. Just let it sit there. #NotBlack. I expected Bow Wow to say that he was not an actor or a rapper or a TV host. All of those claims would […]

I’m With Her: Kendall Jenner Says ‘Free the Nipple’ and I Do Too

Let me start by saying that I have a hard time remembering the difference between Kylie and Kendall Jenner. Before the youngest spawns of Kris Jenner officially embraced the Kardashian way and jumped the “celebreality” shark, they were like Thing 1 and Thing 2 to me, background players who were indiscernible from one another. Kris’ […]

6 Historic Structures in America That Were Built by Slaves

During the Democratic National Convention Monday, first lady and all-around black girl magician Michelle Obama gave a riveting speech. Honestly, there’s not a Michelle Obama speech out there that’s not inspirational, motivational and spirited. Ask Melania Trump. However, there was a part of Obama’s speech that spoke to the heart of every black person, and […]

Famous Women On Why A Woman President Is A 'Revolution'

Paid family leave, a woman’s right to choose, equal pay for equal work and a woman in the White House? “This is what my revolution looks like.” At least that’s how Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Lea DeLaria, Lena Dunham, Rosie Perez and more feel ? and they’re speaking out about it in a new video supporting Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People

Black men are under attack. There may have been a time when that statement might have sounded like an exaggeration, but with headlines about men of color being shot, killed and falsely accused of crimes becoming almost daily occurrences, the reality of that declaration slowly begins to sink in. While women of color are not […]

Hip-Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane On The Music Biz, Brooklyn Gentrification And Trump

Big Daddy Kane, who epitomizes Brooklyn rap music from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, recently performed in downtown Brooklyn’s Albee Square as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. During the past...Show More Summary

Rihanna Cast In Iconic 'Psycho' Role For 'Bates Motel' TV Series

What’s her name? Marion Crane. Rihanna is set to star as the ill-fated shower taker in the fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” securing her most high-profile foray into acting to date. The pop star’s casting was unveiled on...Show More Summary

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?...Show More Summary

Breaion King's Arrest Reminds Us Black Women Face Police Brutality, Too

There are many disturbing moments in the video of Breaion King’s arrest by two Austin police officers last year. The video, which surfaced this week in the wake of a new investigation into the incident, shows officer Bryan Richter violently...Show More Summary

Drake Disses, Kobe Wishes: The Top 5 Pettiest Moments This Week

I’m not sure if the petty moon has eclipsed the sun of righteousness or if the winds of petty have swayed to and fro, but it has been quite a week of pettiness. I can’t recall another week when all the petty gods unleashed their wrath, but it feels like Petty LaBelle and Petty Pendergrass […]

The Big Problem With Ivanka Trump Calling Her Dad ‘Colorblind'

Ivanka Trump is known as much for intelligence as she is for her beauty, and Thursday night at the RNC, her intelligence shined through in a well-written, expertly-delivered, unimaginably shrewd speech where she introduced her father,...Show More Summary

Leslie Jones Has This Very Important Message For Her Racist Twitter Trolls

To all the people who recently trolled Leslie Jones on Twitter, she has something to say. “Hate speech and freedom of speech,” the actress said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Thursday, are “two different things.” Watch the clip below: The...Show More Summary

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