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 2021-09-20 14:11 

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Vivrant Things: Our Stars Kept It Bright and Brilliant at the 2021 Emmys...

The acting winners were exclusively white, but color won the night on the Emmys red carpet—and Jurnee Smollett wore a stylish tribute to Michael K. Williams....

 2021-09-20 14:00 

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Emmys 2021: Despite Record Diversity of Nominees, Whiteness Was Still the Biggest Winner of the Night...

Though disappointing, the lack of recognition wasn't enough to stop Debbie Allen, Michaela Coel or RuPaul from making history during Sunday night's ceremony....

 2021-09-20 13:13 

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PBS' Muhammad Ali Is a Monument to the Strength and Sacrifice of the Greatest Athlete Who Ever Lived...

The iconic heavyweight boxing champion is the subject of a new four-part documentary....

 2021-09-20 12:15 

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The Root Brings Our Community's Activists, Artists and Great Minds Together for The Root Institute 2021...

The Root presents, The Root Institute 2021, in partnership with Target....

 2021-09-19 17:03 

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North Carolina Judges Block Voter ID Law From Taking Effect, Saying It Discriminates Against Black Voters...

The Republican speaker of the state's House of Representatives says they will appeal the decision....

 2021-09-19 15:34 

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2 Officers Indicted by Grand Jury for Violent Beating of Black California Teen...

The officers were fired by the Stockton Police Department for excessive force, while two other officers involved with the beating will return to work soon....

 2021-09-19 14:14 

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Protestors at 'Justice for J6' Rally in Washington Were Outnumbered by Police and Members of the Media...

You hate to see it. But more importantly, you love to see it....

 2021-09-18 17:09 

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LeVar Burton Tells Trevor Noah that He's No Longer Interested in Hosting 'Jeopardy!'...

The famed actor said that he's working on other projects, including a possible game show of his own to host....

 2021-09-18 15:41 

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Minnesota Supreme Court Clears the Way for Voters to Decide on Minneapolis Policing Measure...

Opponents to the measure wanted it removed from the ballot due 'misleading' language. Early voting in Minneapolis began Friday....

 2021-09-18 14:02 

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R. Kelly's Former Assistant Says He Threatened Her and Told Her To 'Pick a Team' Ahead of a Sexual Harassment Suit Against Him...

The prosecution's case against the disgraced singer is expected to come to an end soon....

 2021-09-17 22:00 

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Michigan Father Files $1M Lawsuit Over Biracial Child's Unsanctioned Haircut by School Employee...

Jimmy Hoffmeyer's suit alleges Mount Pleasant Public School District 'failed to properly train, monitor, direct, discipline, and supervise their employees.'...

 2021-09-17 21:00 

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CBS' Big Brother Has Never Had a Black Winner Before. This Season, 'The Cookout' Took Matters Into Their Own Hands...

Azah Awasum, Xavier Prather, Derek Frazier, Hannah Chaddha, Kyland Young, and Tiffany Mitchell made television history—all while putting on for the culture....

 2021-09-17 20:00 

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This Year's CFDA Award Nominations Continue to Reflect Greater Equity in the Industry...

Dapper Dan will be honored with the Geoffrey Beene lifetime achievement award, while the majority of this year's Emerging Designer nominees are Black....

 2021-09-17 19:00 

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Finally Said Something, and I Wish He'd STFU...

He's gone years hardly saying anything and now he's out here claiming that the Supreme Court shouldn't wade into politics....

 2021-09-17 18:00 

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Lil Nas X Delivers His Healthy, Happy 15-Track Debut Album, Montero...

Have you listened to Montero on repeat since it dropped? You may be entitled to financial compensation....

 2021-09-17 17:32 

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Laura Loomer Once Claimed That COVID-19 Wasn't Worse Than Bad Fajitas. She's Now in 'So Much Pain' From COVID-19...

I believe it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who once said, 'Play stupid games and win Laura Loomer.' I could be wrong about this....

 2021-09-17 17:00 

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Magic Johnson Gave His Wife Cookie the Greatest 30th Anniversary Gift of All Time—and No, That's Not Hyperbole...

The Basketball Hall of Famer personally ensured that his 30th anniversary had an abundance of 'Happy Feelings.'...

 2021-09-17 16:00 

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T.I. and Tiny Evade Sexual Abuse Charges in Los Angeles Due to Expired Statute of Limitations...

To date, the couple has been accused by more than 30 women of sexual assault, drugging and, in some cases trafficking....

 2021-09-17 15:00 

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Some 10,000 Haitian Migrants Are Sleeping Under a Bridge in Texas. How Long Before This Is All the Biden Administration's Fault?...

Some 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants have found refuge under a border bridge in South Texas awaiting processing....

 2021-09-17 14:00 

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'If You Talk That Big Talk You Have to Back It Up': Usain Bolt Offers Some Words of Advice to Sha'Carri Richardson...

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is here to help....

 2021-09-17 13:00 

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'I've Already Deaded Anyone Whose Last Name Isn't Pryor': Katt Williams on Doing a Comedy Verzuz Against Kevin Hart...

'It's almost a battle we can't afford to be in at this point,...

 2021-09-17 00:00 

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The Remake Sweepstakes Continue, but Weeeee...Will Always Love Whitney's Version of The Bodyguard the Most...

Warner Bros. moves forward with a long-rumored reboot of the 1992 hit starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, to be penned by playwright Matthew Lpez....

 2021-09-16 23:00 

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Donald Trump Is Trying to Get 2020 Election Liars to Run the 2024 Election...

The Michael Jordan of lying has endorsed candidates in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan—three states where current election officials rejected the Big Lie....

 2021-09-16 22:00 

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'For Me, He Was Superman': Rasheda Ali Gets Deeply Personal About Her Father in New Muhammad Ali Documentary...

Rasheda Ali is one of the main voices featured in the upcoming Ken Burns' documentary, Muhammad Ali....

 2021-09-16 21:00 

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PageTurners: Literature Racing Against Time, Ghosts, Past Decisions, and Police in the 1960s...

This week's authors are haunted by ghosts of the past, attempting to stay rooted in the present, and preparing to fight for the future....

 2021-09-16 20:00 

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Wendy Williams Tests Positive for COVID-19...

The daytime talk show host was previously undergoing unspecified 'health evaluations' a week prior....

 2021-09-16 19:00 

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Derek Chauvin Pleads Not Guilty to Violating Black Teen's Rights...

The former Minneapolis officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd now deals with a similar case from 2017 involving the brutal arrest of a teenage boy....

 2021-09-16 18:24 

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'It Is a Call, Not a Closing': Why The Root Presents: It's Lit! Can't Seem to Unfollow Jill Louise Busby...

The social media savant turned author dismantles online 'micro-fame'—including her own—in her debut collection of essays, Unfollow Me....

 2021-09-16 18:00 

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CBS' The Activist to Be Made Over as a Documentary After Online Backlash...

Global Citizen, the international education and advocacy organization producing the series, also issued a statement regarding the decision....

 2021-09-16 16:16 

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Legally Wrong? Nicki Minaj Perpetuates #BallGate, Claims White House Invite While Berating Those Challenging Her Misinformation...

Minaj tweeted she'd visit the White House 'dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business.' The White House says it simply offered a call....

 2021-09-16 16:00 

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Aurora Police Helped Kill Elijah McClain. Turns Out They Have History of Racial Bias and Excessive Force, Colorado AG Says...

"These actions are unacceptable," Colorado's Attorney General Phil Weiser said....

 2021-09-16 15:05 

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A Look at the Legal Machine That Worked to Keep R. Kelly's Accusers Silent...

In addition to fear, shame and guilt, other factors such as nondisclosure agreements and settlements often play a large part in silencing survivors....

 2021-09-16 13:41 

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'The Scars...Continue to Live With All of Us': Simone Biles and Fellow US Gymnasts Give Congressional Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Nassar Case...

'I blame Larry Nassar, and I also blame an entire system,' said Biles. She and three fellow gymnasts called for indictments of enablers and FBI agents involved....

 2021-09-16 13:10 

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Rally Planned to Support Whiteghanistan and the Failed Jan. 6 Coup...

On Saturday, some losers who love losers are planning a rally to support the terrorists that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6....

 2021-09-15 22:00 

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Kevin Durant Is Bringing His Swagger to Apple TV+...

The two-time NBA champion is taking his talents to an Apple TV+ series inspired by his own story....

 2021-09-15 21:30 

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'I Take Comfort in Knowing That You're Finally Free:' Jurnee Smollett Honors Michael K. Williams in Heartfelt Tribute...

Smollett, who recently starred alongside Williams in HBO's Lovecraft Country, penned the touching post hours after he was laid to rest on Tuesday....

 2021-09-15 21:00 

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DOJ Announces New Limits on Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants...

The agency acknowledged that the tactics lead to unnecessary deaths but doesn't outright ban them in the new directive....

 2021-09-15 20:30 

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Minnesota Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction of Ex-Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor...

The court ordered a reversal of Noor's third-degree murder conviction, and he will be sentenced for second-degree manslaughter....

 2021-09-15 20:17 

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The 2021 TIME100 Calls Meghan and Harry 'Icons'; Sherrilyn Ifill, Lil Nas X, Red Table Talk and Verzuz Among Honorees...

Serena Williams pays tribute to Biles in the annual list of 'the world's most influential people,' while the Sussexes honor WTO leader Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala....

 2021-09-15 20:00 

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'You Have to Take Care of Yourself': Yara Shahidi Talks Mental Health and Making Change as Marie Claire's October Cover Star...

The Grown-ish star and 7th Sun producer is all grown up and the new face of Christian Dior, one of several brands she's inked a 'reverse morality clause' with....

 2021-09-15 19:30 

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The Tale of the Testicles Continues: Trinidad and Tobago's Health Minister Refutes Nicki Minaj's COVID Vaccine Claims...

After the rapper claimed to know someone with swollen testicles and impotence post-vaccination, Trinidad and Tobago's Health Dept. says there is no such case....

 2021-09-15 19:00 

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Because the NFL Refuses to Hire Black Head Coaches, Eric Bieniemy Could Be Taking His Talents to USC...

The NFL has made it abundantly clear it doesn't want him to be a head coach. Is a move to the NCAA inevitable?...

 2021-09-15 18:00 

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The Activist Co-Host Julianne Hough Issues Statement Addressing Series Backlash...

Hough is set to co-host the upcoming CBS competition show alongside Usher and Priyanka Chopra Jonas....

 2021-09-15 17:00 

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An Exercise In Listening To Your Kids: 'The Training Wheels Are Off' Edition...

My oldest son told me to take the training wheels off his bike; turns out he was more ready than I was...

 2021-09-15 16:00 

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Judge Allows Jurors to Hear Tapes That Capture R. Kelly Verbally and Physically Assaulting Accusers...

This additional evidence comes just 24 hours after a previous accuser testified to witnessing a "sexual act" between R. Kelly and late R&B singer Aaliyah....

 2021-09-15 15:00 

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Beats Recall Election and Remains in Office...

Another contender for the governorship, Larry Elder, told his supporters that they may have lost the battle, but they will win the war....

 2021-09-15 14:07 

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We Just Learned the Deeper Meaning Behind Jeremy Pope's Met Gala 'Fit, and—Whew...

The theme was 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion'. Pope and his designers opted to reference America's lexicon of enslavement and exploitation....

 2021-09-15 13:18 

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Houston Rockets, John Wall Are Working Together to Find Him a New Team to Call Home...

The five-time NBA All-Star will be playing for a new team this upcoming season—or else....

 2021-09-15 00:00 

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Philadelphia Will Pay $2 Million to Black Woman Beaten by Officers and Separated From Her Toddler During a Protest...

A viral video last fall caught Philadelphia police yanking Rickia Young from her car and beating her. Her toddler son lost his hearing aids in the altercation....

 2021-09-14 23:00 

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Uzo Aduba Announces Her Marriage!...

The Emmy and SAG Award-winning star of In Treatment and Orange Is the New Black announced her marital status on social media—a year after the fact....

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