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Virginia Schools Are Changing Their Confederate Names Because Honoring Slavery Is No Way to Teach History

White people want to have it both ways. They want so badly for Black people to understand that “the past is the past” and that “slavery is over,” but they also want desperately to cling to every monument ...

Added July 08, 2020

Seattle Detective Placed on Leave for Posting 'All Lives Splatter' After Activists Hit by Car

Members of law enforcement making vile and racist comments on Facebook is nothing new. As protests against police brutality continue around the country, the comments have seemingly increased in their lack ...

Added July 07, 2020

Interracial Family in Raleigh Says They Received Racist Letter From Neighbors

Speaking from experience, living in predominantly white neighborhoods can be a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s typically a sign of upward mobility, but on the other hand, having to deal with microaggressions ...

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Save Big on Games and Acccessories in Today's Best Sony PlayStation 4 Deals

Featured Deal: Final Fantasy VII Remake | $50Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Tuesday's Best Deals: Watch Dogs Leigon, Bomaker ANC Headphones, Nike Air Max, Neogen Skincare Gold Box, and More

A $20 discount on Watch Dogs Legion pre-orders, 40% off Nike shoes, a 10-pack of TrackR tags for $10, 35% off BIC writing tools, and $45 off a Razer Thresher wireless headset lead Tuesday’s best deals ...

Added July 07, 2020

White People Have Weaponized ‘I Feel Threatened’ the Same Way They Have Weaponized the Police

This won’t be long, because I am not going to belabor the point. Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Trump’s Niece Confirms It: The President Is a Neglected Child Who Has Always Been a Liar

President Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump is doing the Lord’s work by single-handedly exposing him for being the petulant child we all know and hate.Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Stay Cool for the Summer With $50 off This Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Refurbished) | $170 | NeweggRead more...

Added July 07, 2020

Memes Are Robbing Breonna Taylor of Her Story

If you believe what you read on the internet, it’s a beautiful day to arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Hair Love to Young Love: HBO Max Orders TV Series Based on Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-Winning Animated Short

Matthew A. Cherry—the ‘A’ stands for accomplishments—and mannnn, does he have many. That man is winning! Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

While Black Shoppers Participate in #BlackoutDay2020, Sephora Shows Us the Receipts on Its Retail Bias Study

Today at The Glow Up, we’re not celebrating a typical Big Beauty Tuesday, where we primarily focus on Black-owned beauty and fashion brands. Instead, as Black shoppers are encouraged to shop exclusively ...

Added July 07, 2020

A List of Things Longer Than the Confederacy Was

1. The (still growing) gap between Anti and whatever Rihanna decides to release when she’s bored hawking drawers to thirsty Deltas.Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Figuring Out Sex Toy Storage, Part 3: Oddball Options

As part of a continuing series exploring the wide world of sex toy storage options, today we’ll take a look at some of the more unusual options out there—things that go well beyond a nice little pouch ...

Added July 07, 2020

Thandie Newton Says the Film Business Doesn't Care 'If You're a Young Black Girl and You Get Raped'

Thandie Newton has a history of being quite outspoken about issues that matter to her. But in her most recent interview, she got quite vulnerable about her own trauma. Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

The Cakewalk: Cops, My Mental Condition and the Tradition of Police Brutality

It started with a piece of strawberry cake.Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

WNBA Players Will Wear Names of Women Killed at the Hands of Police. NBA Players Will Wear...'Listen'?

The NBA could learn a thing or two from its “little sister,” the WNBA.Read more...

Added July 07, 2020

Tucker Carlson Claims Combat Veteran Tammy Duckworth Doesn’t Love America and She Claps Back: ‘Walk a Mile in My Legs’

You may disagree with Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s policy. You may not even like the fact that she’s bold and outspoken, but what you won’t ever do in the history of ever is come for Duckworth’s patriotism ...

Added July 07, 2020

Don Lemon Hops In a DeLorean to Interview His Former Self

Terry Crews is ‘Crew-sing’ along that trite hill he intends to “die” on. Following his “Black supremacy” and “Black lives better” tweets, the actor has continued to double- and triple down on his foolish ...

Added July 07, 2020

Creator of Dear White People Says Show's Growing Popularity Feels Like a 'Weird Consolation Prize'

According to data from Parrot Analytics obtained by The Root, viewership for Netflix’s series When They See Us and Dear White People jumped 329 percent during the recent uptick in Black Lives Matter protests ...

Added July 07, 2020

Nike Sneakers Are Up to 40% Off

Nike Air Max 270 Reacts | $120 | NikeRead more...

Added July 07, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces She and Her Husband Tested Positive for COVID-19

You would be hard-pressed to find many officials who have been more diligent and vocal about protecting their citizens from the coronavirus outbreak than Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. So it was ...

Added July 07, 2020

Dave Chappelle Held a Socially Distanced Block Party, and I Guess Our Invite Was Lost in the Mail

Dave Chappelle’s famed Brooklyn-based musical festival was held in 2004 and later released as a documentary (Dave Chappelle’s Block Party) during 2005’s Toronto International Film Festival. The concert ...

Added July 07, 2020

Patrick Mahomes Can Afford Everything But Justice for Breonna Taylor After Signing Largest Contract in Sports History

One of my favorite things about being a sports head is the fellowship involved. Every time there’s a big moment, whether it’s a soul-crushing buzzer-beater or a blockbuster trade that nobody ever saw coming ...

Added July 07, 2020

Potential Verzuz: T.I. Summons 50 Cent to a Musical Melee, Skirmish Between the South and New York Ensues

On the anniversary of Curtis James “50 Cent” Jackson III’s day of birth, Clifford Joseph “T.I.” Harris, Jr. dared the New York native to a virtual duel of music tracks. Read more...

Added July 07, 2020