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Mic Drop: Are We on the Come-Up?

We all know music can be a useful outlet for all of the pent-up shit we deal with, whether we’re simply listening to it or actually making it—and on the subject of “making it,” this week’s music releases ...

Added January 27, 2021

New York’s Vaccine Rollout Doesn’t Include a Set Timeline for Prisons to Receive the Vaccine

Despite being among those most at-risk for contracting the virus, there is still no set plan on when New York prisons will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

Now You Can Buy Coca-Cola Preloaded With Coffee So You No Longer Have To Mix It in Yourself

Coca-Cola With Coffee (Vanilla 4-Pack) | $6 | WalmartCoca-Cola With Coffee (Dark Blend 4-Pack) | $6 | WalmartRead more...

Added January 26, 2021

The 10 Best Deals of January 26, 2021

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Added January 26, 2021

Florida Cop Fired Over Racism and Support for Capitol Riot...and Because Bigots Never Learn to Delete Their Facebook

Here’s a question: Why don’t cops just quit their jobs if they don’t like them?Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

Philadelphia International Records Celebrates 50 Years With the Help of Legacy Recordings and Warner Chappell Music

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic music label Philadelphia International Records.Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

2 CBS Execs Accused of Making Racist and Sexist Comments, Cultivating ‘A Hostile Work Environment’

Two CBS local television executives have been placed on administrative leave after the National Association of Black Journalists demanded they be fired because they are allegedly a couple of bigots who ...

Added January 26, 2021

Make Shoveling Snow Easier With an Electric Snowblower, Only $98

Reyleo Electric Snow Blower | $98 | Amazon | Promo code ZK35YDAARead more...

Added January 26, 2021

The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Award Noms Are Out; One Night in Miami to Receive Robert Altman Award

It’s time for the awards ceremony that takes itself the least seriously to drop its nominations! In a sea of awards shows, the Film Independent Spirit Awards is always a fun watch (and fun to attend ...

Added January 26, 2021

Yes, I'm Talkin' to You...and Guess What? John Boyega Is Starring in a Getaway Driver Film With Robert De Niro

All Robert De Niro fans remember his iconic role in the 1976 film Taxi Driver—especially that legendary mirror monologue. Well, these days, it looks like he’ll be co-starring in a race car driver film ...

Added January 26, 2021

Funko’s Gotta Have It: Spike Lee Set to Get His Own Funko Pop! Figurine

Legendary filmmaker and director Spike Lee will be headed to a small shelf near us soon—and if you don’t understand what I mean, allow me to explain.Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

American Beauty: Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Signs With IMG Models

She stunned inaugural viewers with her original poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and now, the stunning Amanda Gorman has reportedly signed with IMG, where “she’ll be represented by the modeling agency for brand ...

Added January 26, 2021

All Boys Aren't Blue: George M. Johnson's Bestselling Memoir-Manifesto Becomes a Star-Studded Filmed Reading

Last year may not have brought an abundance of pleasures, but one of its standouts was George M. Johnson’s literary debut, All Boys Aren’t Blue. The Root 100 honoree’s “memoir-manifesto” not only became ...

Added January 26, 2021

Everything We Know About Kellyanne Conway, Her Daughter and That Nude Photo

When President Trump’s senior and arguably most trusted adviser, Kellyanne Conway, leader of the undead, announced that she was leaving the Trump administration to handle issues at home, we all saw it ...

Added January 26, 2021

On the Anniversary of Kobe Bryant's Death, the Sports World Reflects on His Life and Legacy

I think we can all recall the exact moment that we learned of the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi. Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

This 12" LED Ring Kit is 33% off, So Now Us the Time for Stunning Selfies

TaoTronics 12" LED Ring Kit | $40 | Amazon | Clip CouponRead more...

Added January 26, 2021

Biden to Reopen Affordable Care Act Health Plans, Because Pandemic

Using his pen, also known as the undoer of all things Trump, President Joe Biden is set to sign executive actions as early as Thursday that will reopen “federal marketplaces selling Affordable Care Act ...

Added January 26, 2021

Funko’s Gotta Have It: Spike Lee Set to Get His Own Funko Pop Figurine

Legendary filmmaker and director Spike Lee will be headed to a small shelf near us soon—and if you don’t understand what I mean, allow me to explain.Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

New Podcast Series Return Man Explores the Mysterious Death of Former NFL Star Jim Duncan

The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of former NFL player Jim Duncan are the subject of a new narrative podcast series courtesy of iHeartMedia and independent media company McClatchy. Read ...

Added January 26, 2021

Black Family That Was Handcuffed After Being Wrongfully Suspected of Riding in Stolen Vehicle Sues Aurora, Colo., Police

In August of last year, a Black family was stopped by police in Aurora, Colo. Four Black girls—children and teenagers, ages 6, 12, 14 and 17—were ordered out of their vehicle at gunpoint and made to lie ...

Added January 26, 2021

Biden to Sign Executive Orders for His Racial Equity Agenda. So Can We Still Talk About the Crime Bill or Nah?

In 1993, Joe Biden took to the Senate floor to warn of predators in society that needed to be taken out.Read more...

Added January 26, 2021

Deion Sanders, Deshaun Watson Among Big Names Taking Part In NFL's Virtual Pro Bowl Festivities

As the world waits with bated breath for Patrick Mahomes to erase Tom Brady from the face of the planet, the NFL has blessed us all with a few more details pertaining to its forthcoming Pro Bowl festivities ...

Added January 26, 2021

Lara Lovecraft: Misha Green to Make Feature Directorial Debut With New Tomb Raider Film

Much like her characters in Lovecraft Country, Misha Green will be all about that explorer energy with her newest project. Read more...

Added January 26, 2021