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President Dog Whistle Repeats Insidious and Unfounded Claim That Rep. Ilhan Omar Married Her Brother

Stay with me, for a second: A mediocre white man, who inherits the majority of his wealth, claims that he’s a fantastic businessman. The same white man claims he had bone spurs to avoid serving in a war ...

Added July 18, 2019

Lil Nas X Is 'Workin' 9 to 5' Till He Can't No More, Possibly Collaborating with Dolly Parton on 'Old Town Road' Remix

Lil Nas X is a goddamn masterclass in social media marketing.Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

Claudia Rankine on Confronting White Men About Their Privilege

Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine has a new collection of essays, Just Us, coming out next year, and the New York Times Magazine published a phenomenal excerpt in this week’s issue. The essay, titled ...

Added July 18, 2019

Lil Nas X Is ‘Workin’ 9 to 5’ Till He Can’t No More, Possibly Collaborating with Dolly Parton on ‘Old Town Road’ Remix

Lil Nas X is a goddamn masterclass in social media marketing.Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

‘This Election Is Too Important’: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Fighting Trump and Endorsing Joe Biden

The Joe Biden campaign for president has been a spectacle to behold this year. On the one hand, if you wrote out Biden on paper, it would look something like this: seasoned older white man, executive experience ...

Added July 18, 2019

‘The Election Is Too Important’: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Fighting Trump and Endorsing Joe Biden

The Joe Biden campaign for president has been a spectacle to behold this year. On the one hand, if you wrote out Biden on paper, it would look something like this: seasoned older white man, executive experience ...

Added July 18, 2019

Watch Offset and Cardi B Do Anything—Like Translate Their Lyrics—for ‘Clout’

Contrary to popular belief, I’m actually pretty damn old. Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

Thursday's Best Deals: Dolby Headphones, ThermoPop, Dyson V6, and More

A RAVPower USB-C charger exclusive, Foreo Luna Mini 2, Philips Bulbs, and a Dewalt sale lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

The ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’: Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Scores Allure’s August Cover

She may not have managed another Grand Slam at the French Open or Wimbledon (but that Australian Open, though), but Naomi Osaka is still a tennis phenom on the rise—with a rising profile that now includes ...

Added July 18, 2019

She’s Gotta Have It Not Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix; Expected to Be Shopped Elsewhere

It looks like Netflix does not, in fact, gotta have it. (Had to do it; too easy.)Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

Add The Original Microplane To Your Kitchen Arsenal For $9

Microplane | $9 | AmazonRead more...

Added July 18, 2019

In the Klutch: Top Sports Agent and LeBron Homie Rich Paul Takes His Talents—and His NBA Clientele—to Hollywood in Major Deal With United Talent Agency

Powerhouse sports agent Rich Paul is bringing the basketball world to Hollywood as part of a major deal between his Klutch Sports Group and United Talent Agency, one of the major agencies representing ...

Added July 18, 2019

#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” reveling in a raucous crowd’s chants of “Send her back! Send ...

Added July 18, 2019

House Sees Red on Rep. Al Green’s Effort to Impeach Trump

Well, that didn’t take long. As many politicos predicted, the House on Wednesday rebuffed an effort put forth by Texas Democrat Al Green to impeach Donald Trump.Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

Beyoncé Made So Many Costume Changes in the ‘Spirit’ Video, We Almost Lost Count [Updated]

So far, we’ve counted 12—yes, 12 outfits that Beyoncé reportedly sports in the four minutes and 31 seconds the “Spirit” video runs. That’s gotta be some kind of record. Read more...

Added July 18, 2019

You Can Wear Steve's Scoops Ahoy Uniform for Halloween This Year

We’re calling it now, the Scoops Ahoy uniform is going to be the biggest Halloween costume of 2019. Sure, it may only be July and you’re just trying to avoid 100-degree weather, but there is never a wrong ...

Added July 18, 2019

The Second City Turns Complex Community: ComplexCon Brings the ‘Cultural Super Bowl’ to Chicago This Weekend

Real talk? I’m not terribly prone to FOMO—I’m grown, respectably connected and have done my share of thangs, so to speak. Nevertheless, I must admit to feeling some significant event envy last fall when ...

Added July 17, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of July 17, 2019

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

Added July 17, 2019

Hate Thy Neighbor: Man Allegedly Sent Hallmark Cards Threatening to Shoot ‘Minorities’ Who Move Into His Neighborhood

Authorities charged a California man with hate crimes upon finding a cache of weapons and ammunition in his home, after he was accused of sending threatening greeting cards to his non-white neighbors ...

Added July 17, 2019

Now Would Be an Opportune Time to Add LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Brand to Your List of Thoughts and Prayers

Once upon a 2017, Big Baller Brand was primed to become the next big thing. Read more...

Added July 17, 2019

Master Your Crafts With This Discounted Silhouette Cameo 3 Bundle

Silhouette Cameo 3 Craft Bundle | $200 | AmazonRead more...

Added July 17, 2019

Police Arrest Suspect in Death of Baton Rouge Community Activist, Say No Evidence That Killing Was a Hate Crime

Baton Rouge, La., police announced on Tuesday they had a suspect in the death of beloved community activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The 75-year-old community leader and founder of the city’s African American ...

Added July 17, 2019

Keep Ya Head Up: Iowa Official and Tupac Superfan Forced to Resign After Sending Mass Email Quoting the Rapper

Jerry Foxhoven—his real name, not his rap name—was the director of Iowa’s social services agency. He was also a huge fan of late rapper Tupac Shakur and he reportedly let his workers know it.Read more ...

Added July 17, 2019

‘Barbie Dreams’...of Fendi: Is a Nicki Minaj Luxury Collab in the Works?

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj and late luxury designer Karl Lagerfeld had a deep mutual admiration for each other, with the two joining forces on a cover shoot for Elle last year and Minaj frequently ...

Added July 17, 2019