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Monday, December 6, 2021

Ladies Night: The Other Characters in Insecure's 7th Episode? A Wardrobe by All Black Female Designers

Never let it be said that Insecure doesn’t know how to carry a theme alllllll the way through. Even as the show prepares for its farewell, it marked another first on Sunday night—an episode themed around the girls’ night of Issa, Molly, Kelli and Tiffany—by dressing its entire cast of characters in a wardrobe entirely…

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Mortgage Lender Fires Its Diversity Recruiting Team

A company described as democratizing and potentially helping to decrease discrimination in the mortgage lending has laid off its entire diversity and inclusion recruiting team, CNN reports. Better.com, a mortgage originator that largely uses algorithms in place of human underwriters to make lending decisions, is…

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Trial Date Set for Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer Following Confrontation With Black Newspaper Carrier

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer will finally get his day in court to prove why he is undeserving of two misdemeanor charges following a confrontation with Black newspaper carrier Sedrick Altheimer. Troyer’s trial is set to begin July 11 next year, according to the Seattle Times, and we all can’t wait to hear this…

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Federal Government Investigating Delayed Benefits For Black Veterans

It took one Black military veteran 45 years to get his benefits. Yes, you read that right. It took four decades to get what was due to him. War veterans have always struggled to get the benefits due to them, especially Black veterans. But now, that could all change.

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Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Investigation into Mount Vernon, N.Y Police Department

The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation into the Mount Vernon, New York police department. Joining Louisville, Phoenix, and Minneapolis, this is the fourth inquiry into a local police department to be conducted under the Biden Administration since April.

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Malcolm D. Lee in Talks for Boyz II Men Movie Musical

Jukebox musicals are all the rage on Broadway. Now, director Malcolm D. Lee is bringing one to the big screen, and he’s showcasing the classic songs of Boyz II Men.

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Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Deon Cole and More Tapped for 'Netflix Is a Joke' Comedy Fest

I hate to break it to you, but Netflix is a joke.

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Under the Influence: New Study Shows Black Influencers Make 35 Percent Less Than White Counterparts

June 2020 promised to be a watershed moment—at least, according to promises made by countless retailers and companies on June 2nd, a day that would come to be known as #BlackoutTuesday. But even while social media timelines were peppered with black boxes and DE&I-friendly mission statements, there were insidious and…

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White Teacher Fired for Saying White Privilege Is Real

In a case that pretty much defines white privilege, parents in a nearly all-white small town have succeeded in getting a teacher fired for teaching students that white privilege exists.

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Evil, Insecure, Pose Among TV Critics Choice Nominees

Score another one for the Roys, as Succession leads the TV nominations in the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The HBO drama received eight nods, followed by limited series Mare of Easttown and Paramount+ drama Evil, each with five.

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Tennessee Black Man Gets a New Trial for Confederate Relics in Jury Room

Prejudice is a weapon. In many cases, it’s used against Black people. But in this one, it benefited a Black man.

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University of Minnesota’s College of Design Seeks Racial Justice Through New Initiative

The murder of George Floyd has spurred a lot of change around the country, especially in Minnesota.

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Barbados is Building a Slavery Museum

Barbados is putting an exclamation point on its new separation from the Queen of England.

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5 Books Black Harvard Students Read as Children

Part 1: I’ve always been fascinated by how smart people got that way. It’s not only a passion of mine, but I’ve spent fourteen years investigating the question. One thing I discovered is that the smartest people did a whole bunch of reading when they were children. Then I started to wonder what kind of books did…

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Negro League Players Bud Fowler, Buck O'Neil Will Be Inducted Into National Baseball Hall of Fame

I know next to nothing about baseball (sorry, y’all; it’s not my ministry), but I do know this: The trailblazing athletes who played in the Negro Leagues back when segregation was still very much a thing deserve every single one of their flowers; for not only what they endured, but for what they accomplished—despite…

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Mostly White Jury Chosen for Kim Potter Trial in the Death of Daunte Wright

A mostly white jury has been chosen in the trial of former Minnesota Officer Kim Potter over the shooting death of Daunte Wright. Although split evenly by gender, nine jurors are white, two are Asian and only one is Black, all ranging in age from their 20s to 60s.

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Nas and Showtime Team Up for Iconic Project Series Celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop’s Past, Present, and Future

Hip-hop, the music genre that has expanded beyond beats and breakdancing and into a multi-billion dollar industry since its inception in 1973, will be turning 50 soon and that incredulous feat will be the subject of a new project series from Nas, his production banner Mass Appeal and Showtime, aptly titled Hip Hop 50.

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Insecure Intermissions: Perhaps It's Time for a Second of Reflection and 'Chillin', Okay?!'

Every Monday, Very Smart Brothas Senior Editor Panama Jackson and Contributing Freelance Writer Shanelle Genai break down the latest episode of season 5 of HBO’s cultural flashpoint show, Insecure. Okay?! Spoilers ahead.

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'Gorilla Glue'-Famous Tessica Brown Now Says Her Hair Is Falling Out

Will Tessica Brown ever leave her hair (or us) alone? The woman who went viral during Black History Month after using Gorilla Glue in her hair—and kept us in thrall for months as she had it surgically removed, subsequently enjoyed some hard-won new growth, and even released her own haircare line—is apparently…

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Antoine Fuqua Partners with Netflix on First Look Deal

Netflix continues to back successful artists, as director Antoine Fuqua has signed a first look partnership with the streaming giant, per Deadline.

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Ladies Night: The Other Characters in Insecure's 7th Episode? A Wardrobe by All Black Female Designers

Never let it be said that Insecure doesn’t know how to carry a theme alllllll the way through. Even as the show prepares for its farewell...