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Five Solutions For Your Horribly Clogged Drains

A grim fact of life, and of plumbing, is that drains will become clogged. Hair is typically the culprit, but there are untold other ways to completely brick a drain (ask me about dropping the cap from ...

Added October 24, 2019

The Untouchables: Donald Trump’s Legal Team Argues He Could Shoot Someone and Not Be Prosecuted

Donald Trump’s latest bid to keep his long-sought tax returns under wraps has resulted in his lawyer making a brash contention: As the occupant of the Oval Office, Trump couldn’t be prosecuted even if ...

Added October 23, 2019

Watch: School Resource Officer Resigns After Brutal Attack on 11-Year-Old Girl

A New Mexico school resource officer has resigned after his body camera recorded him slamming a sixth-grade girl to the ground, wrestling her down and threatening her with trumped-up felonies, all because ...

Added October 23, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of October 23, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

After 35 Years, Always Spreads Its Wings With a Plan for Non-Gendered Packaging

The world of what we’ve traditionally known as “feminine products” is getting more gender-neutral. In an effort to be more inclusive of trans and non-binary consumers, Always is removing the gendered ...

Added October 23, 2019

Republicans Bumrush Impeachment Inquiry With MAGA Lives Matter Protest

Republican lawmakers staged an impromptu protest against the Constitution on Wednesday, intentionally obstructing justice and delaying testimony from a key witness in the impeachment inquiry investigation ...

Added October 23, 2019

Building Black Queer Womxn’s Community: The Weekend Soiree Heads to New Orleans

Before “safe space” became a dog whistle for white Americans blind to the fact that, by default, every space they occupy is their own, the phrase just described a place for marginalized communities to ...

Added October 23, 2019

Get a Hemp Crewneck Before the Cold Weather Slaps You In the Face

Wellen Hemp Crewneck | $47 | HuckberryRead more...

Added October 23, 2019

Lizzo Responds to Plagiarism Claim, Says She Is 'Sharing Success' With Original '100 %' Tweeter, 'Not These Men'

Lizzo don’t play tag, bitch, she been “It.” And she’s taking on producer Justin Raisen’s plagiarism claims head-on. Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

The Real Watchmen: 100 Years Ago, a Race Riot Created Chicago’s Black Street Gangs

On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black Wall ...

Added October 23, 2019

If Everything Is a Lynching, Nothing Is a Lynching

I’m reminded, today, a day after Donald Trump called his impeachment inquiry a lynching—and an hour after reading that good ole’ Uncle Joe Biden once made the same analogy about Bill Clinton’s impeachment ...

Added October 23, 2019

Anker's Coming For the Home Theater Projector Market In a Big Way

In a very short amount of time, Anker has upended and basically come to dominate the (cool but decidedly niche) portable projector market. It was only a matter of time, but the company is now turning its ...

Added October 23, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion Risked Her Life Doing Jordyn Woods’ Hair—and May Need a New Makeup Artist

Ever wondered what it’d be like to be Megan Thee Stallion for a day? Well, aside from suddenly possessing bionic knees, 24 hours in the life of the originator of “Hot Girl Summer” apparently involves Jordyn ...

Added October 23, 2019

Lil Nas X Takes the ‘Old Town Road’ to Diamond Status, Becomes Fastest Song Ever to Do So

When Lil Nas X opted to take his horse on the “Old Town Road,” who knew his journey would be laden with prestigious awards, a record-breaking 19-week run atop the Billboard charts, or the unexpected resurgence ...

Added October 23, 2019

Meet One of America’s Cybersecurity Warriors

Since 2016, the words “disinformation” and “cybersecurity” have been thrown around a lot, and many of us still don’t know how to protect ourselves against malicious attacks against our elections systems ...

Added October 23, 2019

'Meghan Markle Is a Witch': Cosplaying 'Pot & Kettle,' Candace Owens and Wendy Williams Dismiss the Duchess of Sussex

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know Candace Owens recently married into British nobility? Specifically, the alleged creator of “Blexit” wed the hedge-funder son of a baron and parliamentarian in late August ...

Added October 23, 2019

Lil Nas X Takes the 'Old Town Road' to Diamond Status, Becomes Fastest Song Ever to Do So

When Lil Nas X opted to take his horse on the “Old Town Road,” who knew his journey would be laden with prestigious awards, a record-breaking nineteen week run atop the Billboard charts, or the unexpected ...

Added October 23, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: Marvel Advent Calendar, Tile + Echo Dot, Ninja Foodi, and More

A cheaper-than-ever Funko Marvel Advent Calendar, a Tile Sticker 4-Pack with an Echo Dot, and a 2 for $10 T-Shirt Sale at Gamestop lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

Should Have Seen This Coming: Future Hit With New Paternity Suit, Allegedly the Father of 8th Child

In the words of our brilliant Staff Writer, Anne Branigin, “What’s Scorpio season without Future having another paternity suit?”Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

Phoenix Police Fire Officer Who Pulled Gun on Family Over a Stolen Doll

A Phoenix police officer who drew his gun on a black family and yelled profanities at them over a Family Dollar doll will be let go from the department, Police Chief Jeri Williams announced on Tuesday ...

Added October 23, 2019

Turns Out, Everybody and Their Mama Is Coming 2 America...Except Eriq La Salle

There is a long and black ass line of cast members waiting to enter Club Zamunda, but it looks like Eriq La Salle has decided to not do hoodrat things with his friends.Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

Lock In the Best Price Ever On Our Readers' Favorite VPN Service

If you’re a NordVPN customer, you may have heard about a long-undisclosed security breach this week, and thus might be in the market for a new VPN provider. And even if you have no idea what I’m referring ...

Added October 23, 2019

Alabama School Apologizes After Teacher Paints Fake Bullet Wound on Black Student’s Forehead

In a world in which black youth like Tamir Rice have far too often fallen victim to gun violence, black parents are as vigilant as ever in protecting their own. So when 7-year-old Amonn Jackson came home ...

Added October 23, 2019

Cardi B Is the Hottest in the Street, Cast in Fast & Furious 9

Start your engines, okurr! Read more...

Added October 23, 2019

Heartbreak: Body of 3-Year-Old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney Found in Alabama Dumpster; 2 People Charged

Investigators searching for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney—the 3-year-old abducted from a birthday party more than a week ago—found her body in a dumpster Tuesday night, and authorities are charging two people ...

Added October 23, 2019