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Earl Sweatshirt Is Not Impressed By Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video: See His Tweets

Taylor Swift is the latest pop star to incur the wrath of Black Twitter for perpetuating stereotypes in her “Shake It Off” video. (The former country queen can call Miley Cyrus and Lily Allen for advice). She literally dances like no one is watching in the intentionally corny visual but the scene where she twerks... More »

Heathrow Taxi

Heathrow Airport has unveiled this London Taxi by artist Benedict Radcliffe. It stands in the departure lounge of Terminal 2, "The Queen’s Terminal", a reminder of the famous black cab as a farewell to the 20 million pests who will pass through Terminal 2 every year. (The damned jets pass over my house.) It's Radcliffe’s first piece of permanent public art (CLICK).


last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week, enjoy Batman in Bryant Park, experience Cuban culture in Queens, visit MoCADA for an exhibit on how black communities are affected by natural disasters, sign up for the new Greenpoint Open Studios, and it is your last chance to see shows by Hito Steyerl and another on Capitalist Realism before they close.

Angela Bassett Proves ‘Black Doesn’t Crack’ In New Photo Shoot

Angela Bassett may have portrayed a voodoo queen in last season’s American Horror Story: Coven, but there’s definitely no magic being used when she seemingly defies aging. In a recent interview with The Violet Files, the 55-year-oldShow More Summary

The World's Most Stylish People—Really?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Be slim, wealthy, and tasteful—famous is optional. Vanity Fair’s best-dressed list is out, featuring only one black female face. At least Queen Máxima lives up to her name.

GOP’s “bad black mother” myth: Meet the modern-day “welfare queens”

From Shanesha Taylor to Debra Harrell, the criminalization of black mothers continues -- and it serves an agenda

The Queen of Sheba and the Rise of Christianity

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, part of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

Mariah Carey Shows Skin at the Spa

She may be the selfie queen of Tinseltown and even when she’s in relaxation mode, Mariah Carey takes plenty of photos. On Sunday, the 44-year-old “Dreamlover” dame took a trip to the spa, sporting a cleavage-baring black tank top with...Show More Summary

BLAX News: Justine Bieber Insists That While He Is Not A "Gay White Male", He Desired To Be A "Black Female" For A Few Days So He Can Hit A Black Female On "Love And Hip Hop Basketball House Wives In Atlanta While Hustling" And Have It Be Seen As Enterta

If I Hit A Black Female - I Would Be Considered RACIST......Unless I Was A White Male Drag Queen Love And Hip Hop Basketball Wives Hustling In Atlanta Talk About The Violent Brawl And Why No Black Person In Their Right Mind Should Be...Show More Summary

Black and White Photos of Hong Kong in 1945

People conducting business along Queen's Road. Rickshaws and their drivers awaiting fares on Theatre Lane. Members of Royal Navy and Royal Marines shopping at an open air market on Queen's Road. Overhead of a busy street. Young girl carrying her baby brother on her back and begging for money. See more »

The Witch's Victim (PART ONE)

Another request, this time from "Mad Margaret" who is haunted by memories of an eerie Ellery Queen comic book mystery she read as a kid but she can't remember the name or anything else about it except "it had a spooky black cat in it!" Hopefully this is the one... Show More Summary

Elle Fanning: Dancing Queen in Studio City

Following in his sisters footsteps, Elle Fanning stepped out for a dance class in Studio City, CA on Thursday afternoon (July 24). The “Maleficent” gal toted her workout gear and rocked a pair of black yoga pants with her hair pulled...Show More Summary

Black & White Photos of HMV Shop in Oxford Street, London in the 1950s

Procession in celebration of the crowning of Queen Elizabeth, 2nd 1953 Christmas 1956 Interior of store, 1958 Shop floor, 1958 Household appliance section on lower ground floor, 1950s See more »

Fawk You, Pay Me! Black Man Wrongfully Arrested At Gunpoint For “Stealing” His Own Car Sues NYPD

via AOL News The Brooklyn native and MTA conductor was driving to his home in Queens when suddenly, at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and the Van Wyck service road in Queens, Pittman was stopped by undercover officers from Nas...

Weird Al, Jack Black, and Kristen Schaal Are Charmingly “Tacky”

Three years since his last studio album, “Weird Al” Yankovic has returned with Mandatory Fun, which will feature parodies of Miley Cyrus, Lorde, and, of course, the reigning pop queen, Iggy Azalea. His first video from the album hasShow More Summary

Not Lovin’ It: Ex McDonald’s Employees File Lawsuit Claiming Sexually Harassing Boss Called Them “N”

Would you like bigotry with that? Former McDonald’s Employees Sue For Sexual Harassment And Racist N-Word Jokes Via NYDailyNews Two black former employees at a Queens McDonald’s were called the n-word and sexually harassed by their racist boss, according to

Tommy Ramone, Last Of The Ramones, Dies At 65

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of seminal punk band The Ramones, died July 11 in Queens, New York, after struggling with bile duct cancer. He was 65. While clad in black leather jackets, The Ramones would become the first New York punk band to release a major-label debut with 1976?s Ramones on Sire. The... More »

Morning Brew – Jodie Foster is back on the set of “Orange is the New Black

last monthLGBT / Lesbian : After Ellen

Plus Dee Rees and Queen Latifah's "Bessie" to premiere on HBO next year and more. The post Morning Brew – Jodie Foster is back on the set of “Orange is the New Black” appeared first on

FOF #2012 – Talk to the Hand – 07.11.14

last monthLGBT / Gay : Feast of Fools

There’s much talk online about the impact gay men have on black women- one blogger claims drag queens are ruining black women’s natural beauty, and then another blogger says white gay men are being disrespectful when they imitate the...Show More Summary

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