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Kenan Thompson Responds to Samuel L. Jackson Jokingly Saying It's His Fault He's Banned From Saturday Night Live

In case you haven’t been keeping the count, its been 10 years since veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson made his guest appearance on Saturday Night Live and nearly 15 years since he’s hosted. According to ...

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Trump Pays $110K Contempt Fine In New York

Ex-president Donald Trump has finally ponied up the $110,000 he owned on a contempt fine for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents in a New York civil investigation of his business practices. But he ...

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Reginald Hudlin to Produce Primetime Emmys

As the TV industry goes into full campaign mode, NBC has made early production decisions about the 74th Emmy Awards, airing Monday, Sept. 12.Read more...

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Hershel Walker's Senate Bid Has Some Georgia Republicans Shook

From Day One, Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate run has been amateur hour. He’s skipped every televised debate with his GOP primary opponents. He’s been caught in obvious lies about graduating from college ...

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HGTV's Breegan Jane Shares Tips for Spicing Up Your Outdoor Space

Summer is right around the corner, making it the perfect time to get your backyard ready to barbecue. But you may not have a lot of time or money to get a designer’s help. Luckily, we did it for you. Read ...

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Ginni Thomas Pressured Arizona Republicans To Overturn 2020 Presidential Results

The Root previously reported on Ginni Thomas’ text messages to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging him to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. However, damning emails published ...

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Georgia Sees Record Number of Early Votes from Minorities

Georgia is seeing early voter turnout at a higher rate than ever before among voters in minority communities, reported National Review. According to data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, triple ...

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Michael Vick to Come Out of Retirement to Join Fan Controlled Football

As a brother from Atlanta, Michael Vick will always have a special place in my heart, he is one of the most electrifying and exciting athletes in the history of sports, and his play on the field has given ...

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Justice Department Set To Release New Guidelines and Grants To Combat Hate Crimes

The Justice Department is utilizing a variety of steps, such as releasing $5 million for states to establish hotlines to report hate crimes, NPR reports. This initiative will provide additional funding ...

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WATCH: A Documentary Centering Around Nipsey Hussle's New Cannabis Business Is Here

Loyal fans and followers of the late Nipsey Hussle will get a special look inside his budding (ha!) cannabis business thanks to a newly-released documentary.Read more...

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Online Dating Con-Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Victims of Thousands

Brian Brainard Wedgeworth isn’t a doctor, but he played one online. Now victims of the “Casanova Scammer” are finally getting a little justice. Wedgeworth, 46, pleaded guilty on May 19 in a Florida federal ...

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Judge Hears Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit by Family of Henrietta Lacks

A federal judge heard a motion Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit against biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific, which is being accused of reproducing and selling Henrietta Lacks’ tissue, per CBS Baltimore ...

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Basquiat's Untitled Sells For Historic $85 Million At NYC Phillips Auction

On Wednesday night at Phillips Auction House in New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 Untitled painting sold for a record-breaking $85 million. It was estimated to be worth around $70 million. The seller ...

Added May 20, 2022

Kingdom Business Showcases the Drama Behind Gospel Music

New BET+ series Kingdom Business explores the very un-Christian world behind gospel music. Superstar Yolanda Adams stars as “Queen of Gospel” Denita Jordan. Despite the fact that Kingdom Records is struggling ...

Added May 20, 2022

Black Celebrities Who Have Died from COVID-19

Earlier this month, we crossed the grim milestone of over one million people lost to COVID-19 in the United States. Whether we want to believe it or not, this fatal virus is still affecting hundreds of ...

Added May 20, 2022

[UPDATED] Former New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Considers Making A Run For Congress

Updated as of 5/20/2022 at 1:50p.m. ET: Bill de Blasio is running for Congress and shared the news on Twitter Friday:Read more...

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University to Reinstate Professor who Tweeted “Black Privilege is Real”

During the past two years, the last thing a person would’ve considered doing is saying something racially trivial on social media. People were getting fired from companies and universities left and right ...

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NAACP Composes Anti-Hate Proposal After Buffalo Tragedy

In the days following the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, President Biden referred to white supremacy as poison. An investigation is also being launched to examine the social media platforms the alleged ...

Added May 20, 2022

Dave Chappelle's Alleged Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder For Stabbing His Roommate

The man who allegedly tackled Dave Chappelle on stage at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival faces criminal charges for an attack—but this time it has nothing to do with the controversial comedian. On Thursday ...

Added May 20, 2022

Viola Davis Details Experience When Director Called Her By His Maid's Name

During a conversation at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival, Oscar, Emmy and Tony-award winning actress Viola Davis opened up about the time she was miscalled by a director during the early days of her ...

Added May 20, 2022

Offset Unfollows Quavo, Takeoff on Instagram; Internet Runs Wild with Migos Breakup Rumors

In this crazy, weird modern world we live in, everyone knows the first signs of an impending breakup is the social media unfollow. ESPN goes into a frenzy anytime a high-profile athlete unfollows their ...

Added May 20, 2022

VP Harris Expresses Outrage at Restrictive Oklahoma Abortion Bill

Vice President Kamala Harris is not here for the restrictive abortion laws several states around the country are trying to put in place. And she recently voiced her concern for one of the newest and most ...

Added May 20, 2022

Tulsa Massacre Survivors Get $1 Million Donation

The three last living survivors of the racist Tulsa Massacre of 1921 have gotten a $1 million donation from an unlikely place: a wealthy, white New York philanthropist who’s half their age, has no ties ...

Added May 20, 2022

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Ben Crump Plans to Sue Anyone Accountable in Buffalo Shooting

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump vowed on Thursday to hold everyone who was an accomplice to the Buffalo supermarket shooting accountable, per National Review. Crump stood alongside Rev. Al Sharpton ...

Added May 20, 2022