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 2021-10-20 23:30 

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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New DNA Examination in 'Atlanta Child Murders' Case...

The families of more than 20 victims have been waiting four decades for some semblance of justice....

 2021-10-20 23:00 

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The Audacity of Nope: Why Rahm Emanuel Keeps Trying to Make Rahm Emanuel Happen...

The former Chicago mayor has been holding closed-door meetings with lawmakers ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing to show that he has Black folks' support....

 2021-10-20 22:30 

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ELLE's 27th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration Was Dazzlingly Diverse...

Ciara, Kerry Washington and more were on hand to pay tribute to a roster of honorees included Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson and The Eternals' Lauren Ridloff....

 2021-10-20 22:00 

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Nicki Minaj Scores Legal Win as Court Denies $20 Million Default Judgment in Case...

Despite the court's findings, Jennifer Hough's lawyer Tyrone Blackburn insists they will continue to move forward with the default motion against Petty....

 2021-10-20 21:30 

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Urine Trouble: The Great Confederate Doo-Doo Chair Caper Concludes With No Charges...

Prosecutors dropped charges against a trio accused of a multi-state heist that involved a Confederate monument, feces and Assata Shakur....

 2021-10-20 21:00 

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10-Year-Old Black Girl Handcuffed and Arrested for 'Offensive' Drawing of Her School Bully...

The ACLU claims the girl was handcuffed with excessive force in front of her classmates and officers wouldn't let her speak to her mother....

 2021-10-20 20:30 

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Red Bull's Dance Your Style Represents Hip-Hop's Evolution, But Dancers Like Outrage Ensure the Competition Remains True to Its Roots...

Red Bull's Dance Your Style competition is scouring the country for hip-hop's best dancers....

 2021-10-20 20:00 

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Amid Ongoing Health Concerns, Wendy Williams' Hiatus Will Now Extend Into November...

No further updates on the media personality have been given, but new guest hosts have been announced for the Wendy show, which debuted new episodes this week....

 2021-10-20 19:30 

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Report: Dr. Dre's Estranged Wife Serves Him Divorce Papers—at His Grandmother's Funeral?...

A process server reportedly approached the rapper-producer as he laid his grandmother to rest on Monday....

 2021-10-20 19:00 

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Delonte West Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest in Florida...

The 38-year-old former NBA guard has sadly suffered a setback on his road to recovery....

 2021-10-20 18:28 

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It's the Remix to Conviction: R. Kelly's Chicago Trial Finally Set for August of 2022...

The disgraced R&B musician was convicted in September on all nine counts of racketering and sex trafficking....

 2021-10-20 18:00 

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Thomas Jefferson Statue Leaving New York City Hall by End of Year...

America's third president owned more than 100 slaves at the time of his death....

 2021-10-20 17:00 

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5 Songs That Would Launch 1,000 Think Pieces If They Were Released Today...

Nothing says...

 2021-10-20 16:00 

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Black Ivy: The Resurgence of HBCUs...

With all of the current news swirl, it certainly appears that historically Black colleges and universities are having a moment...

 2021-10-20 16:00 

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How Trump's Defense Secretary Kept His Dumb Ass from Building a Moat Filled with Alligators Around the Southern Border. No, Seriously....

The draconian dick-tator also considered shooting migrants in the leg as they crossed the border because he's crazy AF....

 2021-10-20 15:00 

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Guess Who's Bizzack?...

Opening night of the NBA's 2021-22 season is officially in the books....

 2021-10-20 14:14 

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Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Admits He 'Screwed Up' in the Aftermath of Dave Chappelle's Controversial Comedy Special...

'First and foremost I should have led with a lot more with humanity,' Sarandos explained....

 2021-10-20 00:00 

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Cementing Her Status as a Style Star, Zendaya Has Been Named the 2021 CFDA Fashion Icon...

The former Disney kid turned Hollywood A-lister will be the youngest-ever recipient of the honor, which will be awarded on November 10....

 2021-10-19 22:00 

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1 Dead After 2nd Fatal Shooting in a Week at Grambling State University...

In addition to the one fatality, seven other people were injured in the shooting....

 2021-10-19 21:00 

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On the Next Stop of Their Controversial Tiffany's Campaign, the Carters Get Cute—but Blue Ivy Steals the Show...

The couple's 'About Love' campaign sparked outrage when it debuted in August. Their new spot dials down the diamonds in favor of an adorable 'Date Night'....

 2021-10-19 20:00 

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The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier for Cops to Brutalize Black and Brown People...

The Supreme Court just sided with police in two separate rulings on qualified immunity, a legal doctrine shielding officers from lawsuits....

 2021-10-19 19:00 

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John McCain's Daughter Reflects on Her Time on The View in Upcoming Memoir, Calls Show 'A Toxic Work Environment.' Sure, Jan....

The former co-host also detailed the incidents that led to her decision to leave, including those infamous spats with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar....

 2021-10-19 18:18 

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Welp, That Didn't Take Long: Ben Simmons Gets Booted Out of Practice, Suspended by the 76ers...

The ongoing saga between the three-time NBA All-Star and the Philadelphia 76ers continues....

 2021-10-19 17:00 

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Trump on Colin Powell's Death: 'He Made Plenty of Mistakes, but Anyway, May He Rest in Peace!...

The president of people who eat turkey jerky just couldn't be a decent person for once in his horrible life....

 2021-10-19 15:55 

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Thomas Markle Claims He 'Doesn't Understand' Why Meghan Has Cut Him Off. We Can Think of a Few Reasons......

The Duchess of Sussex's father just can't seem to shut up, continuing his years-long campaign of exploiting his estrangement from his daughter in the media....

 2021-10-19 15:29 

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Watch Out World, He's 'Ye' Now: Kanye West Legally Changes His Name, Debuts New Look to Go With It...

The Donda artist recently debuted his, uhh, unique new look in an Instagram post on Monday....

 2021-10-19 14:30 

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Cut the Check: Dawn Staley Joins UConn's Geno Auriemma as the NCAA's Highest-Paid Woman's Coach...

The WNBA legend has had tremendous success as an NCAA basketball coach and now has the salary to prove it....

 2021-10-19 14:18 

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Fox News Couldn't Wait to Politicize Colin Powell's Death...

The fake news station touted Colin Powell's death as proof that coronavirus vaccinations don't work....

 2021-10-19 13:42 

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You've Gotta Be Stupid AF to Get Suspended by the NHL for a Fake Vaccination Card, and Evander Kane Is Stupid AF...

The San Jose Sharks forward just got suspended 21 games for being a first-ballot Hall of Fame idiot....

 2021-10-18 23:00 

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'I'm Learning It's OK to Be Who I Am': Chle Bailey on Owning Her Sexuality, Self-Acceptance, and Upcoming Solo Album...

'I'm learning it's okay to be who I am. And if anyone has anything to say about it, it does not matter,' the 'Have Mercy' artist explained....

 2021-10-18 22:00 

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'I'm Just Doing What I'm Supposed to Do': Keshia Knight Pulliam Pays It Forward With HBCU Class in Session Series...

The Tyler Perry's House of Payne star is partnering with Now and Later to teach at Clark Atlanta University....

 2021-10-18 21:00 

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Melissa Harris-Perry Makes It Official as Host of Public Radio Weekday News Show The Takeaway...

The journalist, academic and political pundit has accepted a permanent role as host and managing editor of the nationally-syndicated weekday news program....

 2021-10-18 20:30 

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A Postgame Analysis of the Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One Verzuz Battle...

The two legendary rappers faced off in a Verzuz battle that could only be described as...

 2021-10-18 20:16 

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'I Changed the Whole Game': Billy Porter Calls Out the Double Standard in Praising Harry Styles' Nonbinary Fashion...

The Emmy, Grammy and Tony-winning actor called out the fashion industry and Vogue, referencing the magazine's history-making cover of Styles in a dress....

 2021-10-18 20:00 

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Judge Denies Dismissal of Criminal Case for Empire Star Jussie Smollett...

Jury selection for Smollett's upcoming trial is set to begin November 29....

 2021-10-18 19:00 

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Ex-Intel Official: Those Trump Pee Tapes 'Probably Exist'...

In his first interview since 2017, Christopher Steele still believes that the Russian pee tapes are a thing....

 2021-10-18 18:00 

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Just In Case It Wasn't Abundantly Clear Beforehand, Candace Parker Cements Her Status as a WNBA Legend...

On Sunday, the six-time WNBA All-Star helped push the Chicago Sky to its first-ever WNBA championship....

 2021-10-18 17:00 

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'She Went Out Strong': Dorothy Steel, Who Made Her Feature Film Debut in Black Panther, Dies at 95...

The nonagenarian actress was working on the film's sequel at the time of her death....

 2021-10-18 15:36 

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Jury Selection Begins in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial...

Three white men have been charged in the death of an unarmed Black man they confronted and shot to death....

 2021-10-18 15:00 

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The Jacksonville Jaguars End Their Losing Streak, the Arizona Cardinals Can't Be Beat and Other Takeaways From Week 6 of the NFL...

With Week 6 of the NFL officially in the record books, there's plenty to discuss....

 2021-10-18 14:00 

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'This Might Be My Last Show': Bow Wow Threatens to Leave Millennium Tour...

The 'Ain't Thinking Bout You' artist began trending on Sunday after several of his tweets went viral....

 2021-10-18 13:02 

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Colin Powell, First Black Secretary of State, Dies From COVID Complications...

The retired four-star general and first African American to serve as secretary of state, served his country as a soldier and a diplomat....

 2021-10-17 16:28 

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Cellphone Video Captured a Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy Violently Slamming a Black Woman's Head Against Pavement...

Shantel Arnold said the deputy's assault happened moments after she was assaulted by a group of local boys....

 2021-10-17 16:20 

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Philadelphia Passes Bill to Keep Police From Pulling Over Drivers for Minor Traffic Violations...

Proponents say this will stop police from using low-level violations as reason to search a vehiclea practice that disproportionately affects Black motorists....

 2021-10-17 14:27 

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A Black Trans Actor Claims They Were Dropped From the 'Hamilton' Cast After Requesting a Gender-Neutral Dressing Room...

A discrimination suit against the show's producers was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday....

 2021-10-16 17:39 

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A Viral TikTok Video Shows a Woman Falsely Accusing a Black Comedian of Breaking Into Cars at Their Nashville Apartment Complex...

The woman told Josh Black he fit the description of a suspect in the break-ins. The apartment complex said otherwise....

 2021-10-16 16:11 

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A Black Louisiana State Trooper Says His Potential Firing Is Retaliation for Speaking Out About Ronald Greene's Death...

Louisiana State Police officials say trooper Carl Cavalier violated several department policies on disseminating information and making public comments....

 2021-10-16 14:56 

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Netflix Fires Organizer of Planned Trans Employee Walkout Over Dave Chappelle's Recent Special...

The streaming giant says the employee was terminated on suspicion of leaking internal metrics to the press....

 2021-10-16 00:00 

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Please Make It So: Trump Claims His Supporters Won't Vote in 2022 or 2024 If America Doesn't Solve the Great 'Election Fraud of 2020'...

Despite last year's election being the most secure in history, Trump still claims he was robbed and is tell his supporters not to vote. We couldn't be happier....

 2021-10-15 23:00 

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The Prince Estate Just Blessed Us With a Previously Unheard Demo of 'Do Me Baby,' and I'm Not Clutching My Pearls—You Are...

Prince first recorded a skeletal demo of the song with his best friend, Andre Cymone, back in 1978....

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