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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Black Museum Wants to Turn Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Statue Into New Artwork

Now that Charlottesville’s infamous statue of Robert E. Lee has been removed from its pedestal and out of the public eye, the question of what to do with it still remains. If a proposal by a local Black history and culture museum is approved by city officials, it may be melted down and turned into new art.

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A Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Who Repeatedly Slammed a Black Woman's Head to the Ground Has a History of Excessive Force Lawsuits Against Him

The Jefferson Parish, La. sheriff’s deputy who was recorded on video last month as he repeatedly slammed a Black woman’s head into the pavement has been on the receiving end of nine federal civil rights lawsuits for excessive force.

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Washington State Sheriff Charged After Falsely Claiming Black Newspaper Carrier Threatened to Kill Him in January

Criminal charges have been filed against Pierce County, Wa. Sheriff Ed Troyer, months after he lied about a Black newspaper carrier threatening to kill him as he made deliveries in Troyer’s neighborhood in Tacoma.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Mistrial Declared in Case of Kansas City Police Officers' Wrongful Arrest of Black Teenager

Tyree Bell was 15 years old in 2016 when he was stopped and arrested by Kansas City, Mo., police for a crime he didn’t commit. He spent three weeks in jail before the police realized he wasn’t who they were looking for.

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Jasmine Crowe’s Free Grocery Store in Atlanta Aids in the Fight to End Hunger

Atlanta—the Black Mecca, as some folks call it—is a place people of color have moved to in order to gain success. The city is filled with multiple Fortune 500 businesses, a budding economy, and it’s the home of the highly entertaining Real Housewives of Atlanta. In a place where you can bump into a celebrity at a gas…

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A Black Man Was Profiled and Stopped by Police; Now a Vermont Town Has to Run Him $50,000

Imagine you’re going about your Black business only to have a cop follow you out of a convenience store, accuse you of waving a gun at someone and selling drugs. All things that he never saw.

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Insecure Interludes: Come for the Epic AF Final Season; Stay for the Nostalgic Playlist Vibes

As anyone who has been a devoted viewer of Insecure can tell you, in addition to the city of Los Angeles, the series’ soundtracks are yet another character in the much-beloved show. Fans and followers of Issa Rae’s groundbreaking series have long followed its official playlist on Spotify—which has also often proven a…

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Matt Gaetz Ignores the Law, and Now He Can’t Practice It in Florida: Report

The pollen count was high that year when God decided to put on his Birkenstocks and step out for the evening. While waiting for his Uber, God began sneezing. Realizing that he didn’t have tissue–he had everything, including hand sanitizer in his shoulder bag–he blew his nose into the parking lot and thus, Florida was…

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DOJ Finds Racism Running Rampant in Utah School District

Racism will not die with older people.

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Maybe White People Should Feel Bad

America be lying.

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'Dave Is Listening,' Says Chappelle's Rep—but Is He Really Ready for Dialogue?

Is The Closer comedian open to honest dialogue about the harm his words have done to the LGBTQ+ community? Following the backlash to the transphobic rhetoric that passed as “jokes” in his most recent Netflix special (and several prior)—which included a walkout by the streamer’s employees on Wednesday, the firing of…

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'It Was Bad': Karl-Anthony Towns Talks Mental Health, Survivors Guilt After Losing Eight Relatives to COVID-19

On Peace of Mind with Taraji, Golden Globe Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson and her co-host and best friend, Tracie Jade, address the importance of mental health awareness and use their platform to help eliminate the stigmas surrounding it. And on a recent episode of the popular Facebook Watch series, they were…

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Black Female Assistant Police Chief in DC was Told to Have Abortion to Keep Her Job

As an adult, I know it’s difficult trying to maintain a stable ‘work-life’ balance, but this is ridiculous. I’ve always admired the strength of Black women and the sacrifices they have to make, but to choose between my job or my child? I could not even imagine.

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Candace Owens Wants to Go to War With Australia. Meanwhile, Australia Is Wondering WTF Is a Candace Owens

If Candace Owens was standing outside of a Candace Owens rally wearing a t-shirt that read, “I’m Candace Owens!” it wouldn’t take long for a passerby to wonder aloud: “Who the fuck is Candace Owens?!”

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NBA Expands Its Support of HBCUs With Career Development Programs, HBCU Classic

I’m here for all of the continued love and support that HBCUs seem to be getting as of late, and now comes the news that they’ll be on the receiving end of even more, courtesy of the NBA.

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Dak Prescott's Encourages Mental Health Awareness With 'Ask 4 Help!' Campaign

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is acutely aware of not only his impact on the field, but the impact of his platform. So when eagle-eyed fans noticed he’s been playing this season with “Ask 4 Help!” scribbled on his wrist tape, it isn’t a plea for Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy to learn how to better manage…

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gotham Awards 2021: Colman Domingo, Tessa Thompson, Taylour Paige Among Nominees

Folks, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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The Funk Boutique: Zerina Akers and Black Owned Everything Partner with Nike and Nordstrom

Zerina Akers—TGU 50 2021 honoree and Emmy award-winning costume designer—has just launched a collaboration between her company Black Owned Everything, Nike and Nordstrom to promote the work of four Black-owned businesses in fashion and beauty. The collaboration, which debuted Thursday, curates the unique style of…

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Black Man Receives $1 Million Donation for His Kansas City Nonprofit For Disabled Men and Women

When it seems like the news these days is filled with talk of crime, corruption in politics, and of course, good ol’ fashioned American racism, it’s always nice to hear a motivational story every now and again.

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Insecure Is Leaving, OK? Here’s What Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Ellis Have to Say About the Final Season

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I’m like, lowkey, hella sad AF about Insecure leaving, OK? (You see what I did there? I know you do.)

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Black Museum Wants to Turn Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Statue Into New Artwork

Now that Charlottesville’s infamous statue of Robert E. Lee has been removed from its pedestal and out of the public eye, the question of w...