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Kobe Bryant’s 2008 Finals Jersey Put on Display in the Smithsonian

In honor of the late Kobe Bryant, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has displayed the jersey he wore during the 2008 NBA Finals.Read more...

Added October 22, 2020

Three Vibrant Variations of Beats Solo Pro Headphones Are Only $200 Right Now at Best Buy

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Added October 22, 2020

Mogul-in-the-Making Marsai Martin Graces the First Cover of Essence Girls United

A bonafide star since she first appeared on the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish at the age of 10, watching Marsai Martin come into her own as become its own joy. Read more...

Added October 22, 2020

Compton to Launch Pilot Program That Will Give Regular Cash Payments to its Lowest Income Residents

On Monday, Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced the upcoming launch of a pilot program that will give regular, free payments to 800 of its lowest-income residents.Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

Odell Beckham Jr. Offers Up His Magic DNA to Manufacture a COVID Vaccine. I'm Joking, but He Does Seem to Think He's Immune

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is really out here trying to trump Trump’s re-Trump-ulousness...Trump-diculousness...Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

Let’s Hear It for the Best Vibrators to Stimulate Your Days at Home

Top Product: Satisfyer Pro 2 | $59 | Bellesa BoutiqueRead more...

Added October 21, 2020

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly Claims He Was Also a Victim in Breonna Taylor’s Death, Casts Blame on Kenneth Walker

In his first interview since barging into the home of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly of the Louisville Metro Police Department said he would certainly do things differently ...

Added October 21, 2020

Miami Police Officer Facing Disciplinary Action for Wearing Pro-Trump Face Mask Near Voting Area

On Tuesday, a Miami, Fla., police officer was photographed wearing a pro-Trump face mask while voting at the city’s Government Center. Most states restrict campaigning for any candidate within a certain ...

Added October 21, 2020

How a Ticket Snub at Disneyland Factored Into Shonda Rhimes Taking Her Shondaland to Netflix

Thursday nights have been always been the time for peak drama, thanks to Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) primetime TV event featuring the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away ...

Added October 21, 2020

The Trump Administration Can’t Find the Parents of 545 Migrant Children They Took at the Border

Because the Trump administration was created to show us exactly what the devil looks like, in 2018 they issued a “zero-tolerance” border-crossing policy that separated migrant children at the southern ...

Added October 21, 2020

The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 2020

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Added October 21, 2020

Congresswomen AOC and Ilhan Omar Stream Among Us, Thankfully Manage to Avoid Being Cringey

On Tuesday, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ilhan Omar went on Twitch to stream the incredibly popular game, Among Us. Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

Rudy Giuliani Caught With Hand in His Pants in New Borat Movie

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is continuing his lifelong reputation of being dried-up elephant hawk-spit after he was caught on film reaching into his pants and touching his genitals ...

Added October 21, 2020

Sole Food: The Black-on-Black Footwear Collab Between Pyer Moss and Brother Vellies Makes Its Debut

In the lexicon of “boy-meets-girl” romances, there is one love rarely explored: our love of shoes (foot fetishes notwithstanding). We also love nothing more than a Black fashion moment, so the long-awaited ...

Added October 21, 2020

Expect the Washington Football Team to Remain the Washington Football Team for the Foreseeable Future

In July, the team formerly known as the Washington Racial Slurs bid adieu to their racist-ass name after 87 years. Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

The Best Steam Mops to Eliminate Grime and Finally Attain Perfectly Clean Floors

Top Product: True & Tidy STM 300 | $34 | MorningSaveRead more...

Added October 21, 2020

A List of All the Times I Definitely Did Not Cry at All While Watching Inside Out

So Inside Out is a Pixar movie about a kid named Riley and mostly about the intersecting and competing emotions inside of her that exist like a control center in her brain and how all emotions—even the ...

Added October 21, 2020

Barney Is a Dinosaur From Daniel Kaluuya's Imagination and Now We Know Why the Hell He's Making This Movie

What would 2020 be without a bizarre introspective film about a big-ass purple dinosaur?!Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

'A Mammogram Can Save Our Lives': Mary J. Blige Joins The Root for a Discussion About Breast Cancer Awareness

When Mary J. Blige’s aunt died of breast cancer, the news was both shocking and devastating.Read more...

Added October 21, 2020

Relax and Re-Energize: Sunday Scaries Vitamin D3- and B12-Infused CBD Gummies Are 25% Off

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Added October 21, 2020

San Francisco’s CAREN Act One-Step Away From Becoming Law and Holding Karens Accountable for Racist 911 Calls

Imagine an America where you can call the authorities on a Karen for calling the authorities on you just for existing while Black. San Francisco, Calif., may very well be on its way to that reality—or ...

Added October 21, 2020

#EndSARS: Nigerians Say Government Forces Surrounded, Fatally Shot Unarmed Protesters Demonstrating Against Police Brutality

Despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by the government, hundreds of young Nigerians gathered in Lagos Tuesday afternoon to continue protesting against police violence in the country. As they had been doing ...

Added October 21, 2020

Looks Like Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Was Out Here Twerking for Trump to Get Low Hotel Rates

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) has been battling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) for who will get to bronze the president’s testicles and keep them in their suit jacket pocket, closest to their heart ...

Added October 21, 2020

From Politics to Polo: Valerie Jarrett Joins Ralph Lauren's Board of Directors

Valerie Jarrett was one of the most trusted advisers in President Obama’s administration, and in the years since, has lent her expertise as a board member of Ariel Investments, Lyft, the Kennedy Center ...

Added October 21, 2020