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Restrictions on Gay Men Donating Blood Eased by FDA

At this point, you probably don’t need me to reiterate that hospitals are in short supply of, well, everything. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration made some moves on Thursday that will hopefully ...

Added April 03, 2020

Cops in 4 of NJ's Blackest Cities Are Now Conducting Coronavirus Traffic Stops

In case you’re wondering how police were going to use the coronavirus epidemic to target black people, don’t worry, someone is already on it. Even though a stay-at-home order is in effect for the entire ...

Added April 03, 2020

Bay Area Bans Reusable Shopping Bags Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Yes, You Read That Right

The coronavirus pandemic has made it so people are having to take precautionary measures that would never have occurred to us in any other situation. Some of these sanitary measures may seem over the top ...

Added April 02, 2020

Federal Appeals Court Allows Block on Florida Law That Makes Voting Harder for Ex-Felons

Limiting access to voting has long been a battle the GOP is willing to fight. Even when the people vote to ease restrictions on the act, the GOP comes through with a law that basically says “Sike, lol ...

Added April 02, 2020

Because Indoors Doesn't Mean Invisible: Angelica Ross and Friends Give Us the #BrushItOffChallenge

If you know The Glow Up, you know we are huge fans of the hit FX series Pose and its incredible cast and crew. In fact, one of the show’s breakout stars, Angelica Ross, was a 2019 Root 100 honoree (where ...

Added April 02, 2020

Georgia Mayor Lifts Social Distancing Order After Residents Pull the Most Selfish ‘Let Me Speak to Your Manager’ Ever

This seems to be one big case of “are you fucking kidding me?”Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

Trump-Supporting Piece of Shit Robert Kraft Does the Least He Can Do

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is in the news today for sending his private plane to China to get 1.7 million N95 masks for health care workers in Massachusetts.Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Brings Over 1 Million COVID-19 Masks from China on Team Plane

I fucking hate the New England Patriots. There I said it.Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

Fake Cops Pulling People Over in Colorado to Enforce Stay-at-Home Order

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a litany of problems upon the American public. Outside of just trying to avoid getting sick, there’s rising unemployment, a shortage of necessary supplies and coping ...

Added April 02, 2020

Netflix's Uncorked Reminded of A Fun Story About Unconventional Support From My Father

Since we’re all stuck (or should be) inside the house for the foreseeable future (despite various projected goals for peak contagion and flattening curves—shoutouts to the homies Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx ...

Added April 02, 2020

Rough Day at Work? Let Oprah Winfrey Read to Your Kids Tonight

I’ve tossed any pretense of limiting screen time for our kids in our home. Desperate times calls for desperate measures. But lucky for parents, there’s a slew of new, entertaining, and educational videos ...

Added April 02, 2020

As Coronavirus Spreads in Nation's Jails, Inmates Sue Correctional Systems for Soap and Paper Towels

It’s one of the most basic ways to fight the spread of the coronavirus: soap and clean towels. But on Monday, people locked behind bars in Washington, D.C. and Texas had to sue correctional facilities ...

Added April 02, 2020

'It Was Everything': Viola Davis' Favorite HTGAWM Memory? That Old-School Hair Moment With Cicely Tyson

Imagine being able to say that you got to sit betwixt the knees of the leading matriarch of black Hollywood while she does your hair, ever so tenderly. Well, Viola Davis has those bragging rights.Read ...

Added April 02, 2020

Wait, Who Wants to Hurt Dr. Fauci? America’s Only Hope for Coronavirus Honesty Forced to Beef Up Security

Dr. Anthony Fauci, stealer of Trump’s press conferences and corrector of Trump’s lies, “the country’s top medical expert on the coronavirus pandemic and a member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus ...

Added April 02, 2020

Wigging Out: How Ari Lennox, Snoop and an Unsolicited Opinion Became an Affirmative Moment

Folks, we have a lot of time on our hands these days—OK, too much—which means a lot us are spending way too much time on the interwebs, weighing in on shit that has zero to do with our own personal wellbeing ...

Added April 02, 2020

Down for the Cause: Here Are Some Celebrities Who Have Donated to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Many celebrities are trying to do their part to assist hospital employees who are risking their health and safety to help patients during this difficult time. Lizzo donated lunches to workers at three ...

Added April 02, 2020

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Added April 02, 2020

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Added April 02, 2020

Negro Noir: I Watched Tyler Perry's Ruthless and My Confusion Is at Its 'Highest'

Movies that are “so bad, they’re good” are one of life’s unsung treasures. And like anything, adding blackness to that principle is like adding proper seasoning—our series reviewing/recapping bad black ...

Added April 02, 2020

Legendary Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dead at 85

Ellis Marsalis Jr., legendary jazz musician, educator and patriarch of the Marsalis family, has died at the age of 85. Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

Baltimore Just Approved the Use of Privately Funded Surveillance Planes. This Will Not End Well

Why don’t superheroes go to city council meetings?Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

The Coronavirus Killed My Friend. His Blood Is on Donald Trump's Hands

On Sunday the 29th, the New York Times published “Nothing Matters Anymore (Except What Actually Does)“—my essay about some of the existential crises the coronavirus has thrust on us, the violence of the ...

Added April 02, 2020

Auntie Maxine Is Not Here for the President or His Coronavirus Congratulations

It’s become in vogue to bash the president.Read more...

Added April 02, 2020

You Wanna See a Dead Body? Scott Storch Destroys Mannie Fresh in Epic Instagram Live Battle

With a global pandemic keeping us trapped in our homes for the foreseeable future, Instagram Live has become the premier destination for music aficionados to get their much-needed fix. And outside of DJ ...

Added April 02, 2020