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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Delta CEO, Atlanta's Major Sports Teams Call Out Georgia's Voting Law; Flood of Corp. Statements After Black Execs Demand More Companies Speak Out

The story of the egregious legislation recently passed by Republican lawmakers in Georgia, which prohibits the handing out of water or food to people standing in line to vote—along with other measures transparently aimed at limiting voting, is not yet over.

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Get (Well, Bake) That Bread with the Bella Pro Series Bread Maker, Just $55

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PageTurners: The Lyrical, the Literal and the Literary Worlds of Black Performance

Performance occurs in a myriad of ways, from spoken and written poetry to taking the stage, to playing a game of spades. In fictional universes, particularly in fantastical worlds, a character’s performance can range from their abilities to their descriptions. This week, the intricate tapestry of Black performance is…

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Michigan Man Faces Up to 10 Years for Striking Black Teen in the Face With Bike Chain, Admits Racism Was His Reason

A white supremacist from Michigan is facing up to a decade in prison for belting a Black teen in the face with a bike chain last June. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to the crime and admitted in federal court that he did it because his victim is Black.

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The 10 Best Deals of March 31, 2021

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Van Lathan Wants to Know If Given the Opportunity, Would You End Racism or Take $100 Billion Instead?

On the latest episode of The Ringer’s Higher Learningwhich you should absolutely subscribe to since I would never steer you wrongco-hosts Van Lathan and The Bachelorette alumna Rachel Lindsay ponder a question that’s been tormenting even the deepest recesses of the Internet since Tuesday.

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An Ode to My Favorite Poem of All Time—From the Movie Trippin'—Whose Title I Can't Put Here Because It's Profane

Y’all really don’t talk about the movie Trippin’ enough. Released in 1999 and starring everybody’s favorite next-door neighbor, Bud—Deon Richmond—and Maia Campbell, Trippin’ is one of those movies that never gets old, is always fun and seems to get absolutely no flowers, and I have no idea why. Richmond plays Greg…

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Marsai Martin's Saturdays Is a Love Letter to Brown-Skinned Girls

Marsai Martin is in her bag.

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New York Puff-Puff-Passes Bill Legalizing Marijuana and Cuomo Signs It Into Law

Amidst his considerable PR troubles, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday that should serve as a breezy interlude of good news for New Yorkers who enjoy smoking weed but not the risk of criminalization that has long hovered overuse of the herb.

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Kevin Durant Wants to Whoop Michael Rapaport's Ass and I'm Not Quite Sure How to Feel About It

While Everybody Loves Raymond, actor Michael Rapaport continues to elude a similar fate.

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'Black People Have Been Cowboys': Concrete Cowboy Cast Reflect on the Legacy of Black Cowboys

When did you first learn that Black cowboys exist?

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Of Course, Harvard Had a KKK Chapter on Its Campus

Anytime someone tells you that the East Coast has been a liberal bastion of racial progress they should be reminded that a) that simply isn’t true, and b) there are plenty of examples to prove that such thinking is demonstratively false.

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Shred Some Grass With This $194 Greenworks Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

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Over 465 Feminist Leaders Sign GLAAD's and Raquel Willis' Open Letter to Support Transgender Women and Girls on Transgender Day of Visibility

It is March 31, which means we’re here to celebrate and honor International Transgender Day of Visibility. The annual event is to celebrate “the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.”

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As Chauvin Trial Again Puts Our Faith in the Justice System to the Test, Witnesses Emerge as Hopeful, Heart-Wrenching Reminders of Humanity

I have a confession to make: I have not seen the infamous video of George Floyd’s last moments of life under the ruthless knee of then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

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Christians With Ashy Souls Believe That God Is Ashy, Too

While watching and admiring Lil Nas X’s mastery of Twitter over the past week, I’m reminded a bit of John Wick. Specifically, Wick in the nightclub in John Wick, which is the first time we truly see him do some quintessentially Wick shit.

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Worst Behavior: Woman Armed With Knife Arrested Outside Drake’s Toronto Home

When rapper Drake penned the hook “let’s see what’s boutta happen next” in his latest hit “What’s Next” (that’s currently still sitting in the Billboard Top Ten), I doubt he expected a random woman to pop up outside his home wielding a knife. But that’s exactly what he got.

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Wednesday's Best Deals: Hard Drive Sale, PlayStation Store Gift Card, Kyoku Damascus Knives, The Ordinary Peeling Solution, The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, and More

A hard drive sale and PlayStation Store gift cards lead Wednesday’s best deals.

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2 US Capitol Police Officers Sue Donald Trump Over His Role in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

Donald Trump is responsible for the Capitol riot on Jan 6. I know it, you know it, Mitch McConnell knows it, and I’d be willing to bet every Republican who voted not to convict him in his second impeachment trial knows that there would have been no storming of the Capitol if not for Trump’s “stop the steal” propaganda…

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Michael Strahan Without the Gap? Sorry to This Man

Gather ‘round, children—it’s story time! Once upon a time, over a decade ago, when your Auntie Mai was still an avowed New Yorker most at home strolling (and shopping) the streets of Soho, she experienced a celebrity encounter that shook her to the core. If you’re a resident of New York City, you’re well-accustomed to…

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This Bronzing Face Mist From St. Tropez Is a Best Seller and Half Off

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Nestor Is Not Going to Like This, But We’ve Got to Talk About Matt Gaetz and That Weird Tucker Carlson Interview

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the adoptive father of Nestor—a man-boy he has not adopted—was in big trouble Tuesday evening after an explosive New York Times exposĂ© that revealed he was under federal investigation for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

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Exclusive: ABC Audio's Soul of a Nation: Tulsa's Buried Truth Unearths Black Wall Street's Painful History

With ABC’s six-part documentary, Soul of a Nation, drawing to a close, the network has every intention of continuing to portray the realities of Black life in America.

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Social Distancing With Stacy Adams: Steve Harvey Is Hosting the Isley Brothers Verzuz Earth Wind & Fire

The shine of Steve Harvey’s teeth and the sheen of his mustache are providing the positive energy you may be feeling this week because the comedian-actor has just landed his next hosting gig!

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Get a Head Start on Your 4/20 Festivities With 20% off CBD Joints and Flower at Dad Grass

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Big Beauty Tuesday: From Social Media to Sephora, Danessa Myricks Is Building a Beauty Empire

Ever meet someone with energy so infectious, you can’t help but catch joy just speaking with them? That’s been our experience every time we encounter beauty maven Danessa Myricks, who has been a regular feature on The Glow Up almost since we began our journey in late 2017. Since then, she has continued to bring us joy…

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The Funk Boutique: Icons Served Us All Black HerStory Month

On April 6, W Magazine’s Volume 2 of the Directors’ Issue hits the stands, offering a trio of covers directed by the industry’s finest. In one of the three covers, Academy Award-winning actor and director Regina King directs a photo essay titled “Black in Americana: A Photo Essay on Love and Pain.” The essay features…

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Y’all Know Godzilla Just Needs to Distract Kong With a White Woman and He Wins, Right?

Tomorrow, a clash of massive proportions will hit theater and TV screens in the form of Godzilla vs Kong. Now I love watching giant creatures suplex each other through skyscrapers just as much as the next person, but y’all really expect to believe Kong, king of the simps, can take on the big G?

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Red Table Talk Exclusive Clip: Whether You're for or Against Niecy Nash's Relationship, It's 'Not Gon' Change' What She Does

Red Table Talk is back and it’s bringing the same energy—featuring guests that everyone is talking about.

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Newly Surfaced Elevator Footage Show Rappers Saweetie and Quavo in an Altercation Before Breakup

Trigger Warning: This story contains instances of physical abuse and harm.

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Really, Now? Cop Who Arrested Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon for Knocking on Governor's Door Claims Events of Jan. 6 Were on His Mind

The last time I wrote about the arrogance of white people, arrogant white people demanded I retract the statement or else they would be even more arrogant and racist.

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Turns Out, When You’re White, You Can Storm the Capitol and Possibly Not Even Face Jail Time. Who Knew?

White people really don’t like holding each other accountable for their actions. For the rest of us, getting killed by cops for counterfeit bills, getting absurdly long prison sentences for low-level drug possession, and even being incarcerated for crimes we didn’t commit is perfectly fine. For the majority of the…

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The 10 Best Deals of March 30, 2021

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Oscars 2021: Questlove and Dream Hampton Join Ceremony Production Team; Academy May Compromise on In-Person Nominee Mandate

March is coming to a close, which means next month is the official countdown to the Oscars! Yes, I know that’s weird because typically when March is ending, the Oscars have already come and gone. Anything can happen in a post-2020 world, though!

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Megan Thee Stallion Donates $50,000 in Solidarity With the Asian-American Community

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is sending her support to the Asian-American community.

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Invoking MLK, Drug-Loving Columbia Professor Says He's Putting His Body on the Line to Educate the Public

Carl Hart is a neuroscientist, drug researcher, Columbia professor, and unabashed heroin user. His recent book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups, mixes personal anecdote (heroin is hardly the only taboo drug he’s enjoyed) with his research findings, arguing that the media portrayal of a one-hit-to-addict pipeline is overblown…

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Can a Sexless Robot Run for President? Some Think Mike Pence Is Making a Push for 2024

Remember back a million years ago when America was under the rule of the most racist president and his sexless robot former Vice President Mike Pence? Well, it looks like someone’s done some tinkering with his mainframe because the once homeless, couch-surfing VP might be looking to make a run at the White House in…

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How Is This Not a Foul?!

Confession time!

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Will Packer Named 1st-Ever Grand Jury President for 25th Anniversary of the American Black Film Festival

If you’re a Black person entrenched in the film industry in any capacity and have been to the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), you know just how special the sense of community is in comparison to more mainstream (white) festivals. Unfortunately, due to the rise of the global pandemic in 2020, patrons weren’t able…

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St. Louis Jury Returns Not Guilty and Mistrial Verdicts for Police Officers Accused of Beating Black Cop Working Undercover at a Protest

As we watch with bated breath, and not a little bit of apprehension, for the outcome of the high-profile trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in a case of brutality against a Black man, a St. Louis jury’s failure to return a guilty verdict for any of the officers charged with beating a fellow cop while he was…

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Tuesday's Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals.

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Black Opera Composer Is Dismissed Over Lyrics for 100-Year Commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre

When composer Daniel Roumain was commissioned to create four original works for “Greenwood Overcomes,” a celebration led by the Tulsa Opera to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, I’m sure he never thought one lyric would be enough to lose him the commission. Unfortunately, it was.

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Biden Names Diverse Group of Judicial Nominees for Federal Courts, Including 3 Black Women

Look, former President Trump tried everything he could to make federal courts about as white as a NASCAR event, but leave it to Champagne Biden to undo the former president’s bullshit.

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Cam Newton Trades In His Cleats for Cigars in New BET Digital Series Sip N' Smoke

If you’re a fan of Cam Newton’s eccentric choice of attire, I now present to you a golden opportunity to see him adorned in his Sunday best a little more frequently.

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Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+

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Why White People Hate Critical Race Theory, Explained

They’re back!

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Religious & Litigious: Nike Claps Back at the Manufacturer of Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes' for Copyright Infringement

Nike, not like this. We live in a Hypebeasting, HighSnobiety world in which collabs are as ubiquitous as TikTok dance routine appropriation, but apparently, referencing the devil (if such a thing even exists) is a bridge too far for Nike. In the past few pays, the sportswear juggernaut has borne some the “Satanic Panic

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9 Minutes and 29 Seconds: Prosecutor’s Opening Statement in Chauvin Trial Reveals Real Time Ex-Cop’s Knee Was on George Floyd’s Neck

In opening statements in the trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, prosecutors took pains to explain the full horror of the officer’s subjugation of the Black man last summer by placing his knee on his neck.

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Mari Kondo Your Life With 15% off Yamazaki's Minimalist Home Furnishings at Huckberry

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The Biden Administration Extends Federal Moratorium on Evictions to June

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and unemployment rates continue to fluctuate, the Biden administration has announced it will extend the federal ban on evictions until June.

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The Mopping, Dirt-Disposing Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ Is a Stellar Housemate

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Low-Level Offenses, Including Drug Possession and Prostitution, to No Longer Be Prosecuted in Baltimore

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across the country make adjustments in what crimes they do and don’t prosecute in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. In Baltimore, those adjustments will remain permanent as the city prosecutor announced her office will…

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The Chiefs Have Some Things to Fix, the Rams Are in the Super Bowl Mix and Other Takeaways From Week 3 of the NFL

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