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No More Drama: Why Aren’t There More Black Female Comedies on TV?

If you’re flipping television channels this fall looking for something to watch, odds are you will notice far more black women than you’ve seen on TV in a long time. It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, Kerry Washington became the first black female lead in a network drama in 40 years. […]

‘Standing Rock’ Stakes Claim for Sovereignty: Eyewitness Report by Lamont Lilly

‘Standing Rock’ Stakes Claim for Sovereignty: Eyewitness Report by Lamont Lilly | @LamontLilly | NewBlackMan (in Exile) Mainstream media would have most of us believe that the current struggle at Standing Rock, North Dakota is all about...Show More Summary

Geniuses Made A Must-Watch ‘Formation’ Parody About Anti-Abortion Laws

A remake of Beyoncé’s “Formation” is telling ladies to “get information” about anti-abortion laws. Created by feminist organization Lady Parts Justice League, “InFormation” is a badass feminist anthem that’s reminding everyone how damaging the Hyde Amendment and other anti-abortion laws are for women. Show More Summary

First 'SNL' Latina Cast Member Caught Deleting Racist Tweets

“Saturday Night Live” announced that Mexican-American comedian Melissa Villaseñor was hired as the show’s first Latina cast member ever on Sept. 12. The announcement was a seminal moment for representation of Latinos in comedy, but it was completely undercut on Sept. Show More Summary

America Ferrera Explains Why It’s So Important For Latinos To Vote

America Ferrera wants Americans to do themselves and the world a huge favor and vote this November. In an interview with The MVTO, the 32-year-old “Superstore” star explained why she feels there is nothing more important than the upcoming presidential election. “The stakes are so high for every American,” she explained. Show More Summary

Obama's Long, Frustrating And Fruitless Campaign To Kill Birtherism

For aides to President Barack Obama, the first hint that his biography was the subject of conspiracy theories arrived well before Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and even before Obama considered a presidential bid. It came in the weeks after he delivered his famous “Red America, Blue America” speech at the Democratic convention in 2004. Show More Summary

When Kellie Jones Wanted To Study Black Art History, The Field Didn't Exist. So She Created It Herself.

When we heard word of this year’s MacArthur Fellows this week, we were particularly thrilled to see the name of curator, art historian and professor Dr. Kellie Jones among the list of recognized “geniuses.” At 57 years old, Jones has...Show More Summary

This Black Protester Powerfully Speaks Out Against Injustice On Live TV

Protests have continued across Charlotte, North Carolina in the wake of the deaths of Keith Scott, killed on Tuesday, and Justin Carr, a man shot during a peaceful demonstration on Thursday. During a Fox News segment about the Charlotte protest on Wednesday, an unnamed protestor interrupted correspondent Steve Harrington halfway through his report. Show More Summary

So, Richard ‘All Lives Matter’ Sherman, Now You Want to Speak Out on Police Violence?

So, Mr. All Lives Matter—Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman—decided that he was gonna use his latest press conference to do nothing but talk about police violence. “I think the last couple days, a couple more guys have gotten shot and killed in the middle of the street. More videos have come out of guys getting […]

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, Defiant as Ever, Refuses to Exit the Stage

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s apparent president for life and serial human rights abuser, spoke at a place known for providing platforms for such people: the United Nations. In a 16-minute address to the 71st U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, the 92-year-old leader blamed the United States for its 16 years of “spiteful” economic sanctions, which he […]

Eyewitness to #KeithLamontScott Shooting: ‘The Officer That Shot That Man Was White’

Despite claims from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department that Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was armed with a gun when black officer Brentley Vinson shot him to death, eyewitness Taheshia Williams maintains that Scott was armed with nothing but a book and that a white police officer is responsible for killing Scott. Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reported […]

Jaden Smith Bought Mom Jada Pinkett Smith Gold 'Grillz' For Her Birthday, Because Of Course He Did

Most kids would buy their mothers chocolates or flowers on her birthday, but if your kid is Jaden Smith, you get gold “grillz.” On Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith decided to show off the new bling she received from her Twitter philosopher son, and somehow, they look amazing on her. Seriously, only Jada could rock these grills and look this good. Show More Summary

Emma Watson And HeForShe Commit To Ending Sexual Assault On College Campuses

UN Ambassador Emma Watson, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a slew of other notable individuals came together Tuesday night to advocate for gender equality around the world. The event, which...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Speaks ‘Directly to White People’ in Wake Police Shooting: ‘This is Not Who We Are’

Calling in to the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton weighed in on the police shooting of Terence Crutcher, saying that “systemic racism” needs to be addressed and a part of that is “speaking directly to white people.” Another unarmed Black man was shot in a police incident. This should be intolerable. We have so […]

Hillary Clinton Speaks 'Directly To White People' After Latest Police Shooting

Hillary Clinton spoke out Tuesday about the death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, arguing that the epidemic of police officers killing unarmed black people should be recognized as “intolerable.” On Tuesday’s episode of “The Steve...Show More Summary

The Mundaneness of Blackness by Mark Anthony Neal

The Mundaneness of Blackness by Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Any Negro who wishes to live must live with danger from his first day, and no experience can ever be casual to him, no Negro can saunter downShow More Summary

Donald Trump Defended Paula Deen In 2013, Said She Was Wrongly 'Crucified' Over N-Word

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump asked in 2013 why it was OK for Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to say “cracker” but Paula Deen was ripped in the media for using the N-word. “Paula Deen was absolutely crucified, what they did with her,” Trump said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “I don’t know what even happened to her. Show More Summary

Nicky Jam Breaks Down What Makes Colombian Reggaeton Unique

It’s no coincidence that Nicky Jam’s summer tour was titled “The Fenix Rises.” The Puerto Rican reggeaton star has certainly risen in recent years, after his career took a nosedive in the early 2000s thanks to a public feud with his mentor Daddy Yankee and substance abuse issues. Show More Summary

Obama to CBC: ‘Personal Insult’ to Me if Black Voters Don’t Support Clinton

Fiyah. Lit. Sixteen bars. There are all sorts of African-American colloquialisms and aphorisms that will be used to describe President Barack Obama’s last speech as president to the Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday night. While all of those descriptions are true enough, there was something even more daring and more compelling about the president’s speech that […]

H&M's Feminist Ad Completely Destroys What It Means To Be A 'Lady'

Being a “lady” means doing whatever the hell you want ? at least, that appears to be the message of a new H&M ad. The spot was recently published for H&M’s autumn 2016 collection and it does not disappoint. The ad features all kindsShow More Summary

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