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Stacey Abrams Wins Big in Georgia and Now Has a Shot at Becoming 1st African-American Governor in U.S. History

While the polls in Georgia officially closed at 7 p.m., the window of opportunity for Stacey Abrams, the first black woman to win a gubernatorial …

Democratic Party

A Teenager Just Won a Major Victory for the Rights of Transgender Students

A U.S. District Court judge in Virginia has ruled that transgender teen Gavin Grimm has a valid claim to sex discrimination under both Title IX and …

LGBTQI

‘Hip Cleavage’ Is Not a New Trend

As a woman of a certain size, I have a clever name for almost every single part of my body. I’m sure we all do.<p>The soft, fleshy roll around my …

Trends

Sure, Jan: Aaron Schlossberg’s Apology, Blacksplained

This is the story of a man who went on a racist, xenophobic rant and threatened to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on some of his fellow …

Rights & Freedoms

Kinja Roundup

<b>Jalopnik</b> Ford Is Also Suing The Dealer That Bought And Apparently Resold John Cena’s Ford GT | <b>Gizmodo</b> Creeping Lava Now Threatens Major Hawaiian …

The 10 Best Deals of May 22, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.<p>Head over to our main post for more deals, and …

District MotherHued’s 1st Momference Highlights Modern Motherhood and Safe Spaces for Black Moms

At the end of the day, all mothers are working to raise healthy, happy human beings. And so if there’s a method or a style that works for <i>you</i> and your …

Parenting

In An Attempt to Help America, The Earth Tries to Swallow Up Trump's White House

<i>A secret Russian tunnel has been found under the White House lawn....</i><p><i>Editor: It isn’t a Russian tunnel.</i><p><i>Fine, the devil’s portal...</i><p><i>Editor: nope</i><p><i>A</i> …

Donald Trump

Why Is New Orleans' Black Female Mayor Secretly Working With White Nationalists?

Nearly a year ago today, New Orleans residents cheered, sang, and danced in the streets as they watched the city take down a statue of Confederate …

Rights & Freedoms

Queen Sugar and Ava DuVernay Had the Sweetest Garden Party in New York City

First things first, when it comes to <i>Queen Sugar</i> and director Ava DuVernay, I’m a total fan. I am biased. I am prejudiced. I am not objective at all. …

New York City

'Rafiki' Actress Explains Why The Lion King is One of Broadway's Blackest and Most Legendary Shows Ever

<i>The Lion King</i> is still one of my favorite Disney movies (and stories) of all time. And I am obviously not alone. The movie has stretched onto the …

Lion King

Dave's Coffee Syrup: Nesquik for Adults

Dave’s Coffe Syrup adds delicious coffee flavor to everything from a glass of milk to baked goods to barbecue sauce, and is available in regular, …

Coffee

Trump’s New ‘Work-for-Welfare’ Requirements Miraculously Exempt Rural Whites 

Let’s talk about institutional racism, shall we?<p>For those who don’t know (and at this point, there’s really no reason not to), institutional racism …

Rights & Freedoms

R. Kelly on #MuteRKelly: 'They Should Have Did This Shit 30 Years Ago'

At this point, I’m not condoning violence upon R. Kelly but if someone happened to walk upon him and hit him with a two piece, I wouldn’t feel sorry …

R. Kelly

Save Up to 70% on Everything Your Home Needs from Wayfair's Memorial Day Sale

Memorial Day weekend is coming up and that means pretty much everything on Wayfair is at least 50% off. You can get even bigger savings on living …

Video Evidence Proves That Betsy DeVos Might Be the Dumbest Person in Trump’s Cabinet

If the fate of the world rested on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ ability to answer a question about anything from elementary-level math to what …

Donald Trump

She Got That Glow: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Makes Her First Public Appearance in Style

(<i>Note: If you’re sick of reports on the newest member of the royal family, you should stop reading now.</i>)<p>Apparently, there’s no rest for the royals: …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

I Went Down a Hip-Hop Rabbit Hole and Ended Up at the Fu-Schnickens Like It Was 1992 All Over Again

Like so many folks I know, hip-hop changed my life. And I don’t mean in the “it saved my life” way, but when I was introduced to hip-hop, I feel …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters Return, More Relevant Than Ever

Goodman Theatre/YouTube<p><i>Respect your elders</i>. I don’t know a child who wasn’t raised with that admonition, which in my household was often accompanied …

Black History

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Adopts a Newborn in Surprise Announcement

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser recently shared some exciting and unexpected news—her family has expanded by one!<p>Bowser announced that she had …

New York City

Footage of an NBA Player Being Tased by Cops is Reportedly So Disturbing, the Entire City of Milwaukee is Worried About Releasing It

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has seen the brutal footage of a NBA rookie’s arrest and he has been worried ever since.<p>According to reports, police …

Law Enforcement

Bishop Curry Blesses Us With Reflections On the Royal Wedding 

There’s no doubt that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry rocked the Royal wedding with a transformative message of love and unity. I am still savoring …

Royal Weddings

Lena Waithe To Be Honored With MTV Movie & TV Trailblazer Award

On the heels of becoming the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Lena Waithe will be honored with the …

Entertainment

Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our '90's Faves for GQ—and It's Pure Comedy

Urkel. Moesha. The Fresh Prince. If you were a kid in the 1990's, at least one or all of the above were likely among your faves. We’re not sure if …

Issa Rae

Actresses Arrested for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the …

Crime

Let's All Make a Run for Venus Williams' New 'Sprint' Collection from EleVen

Tennis legend Venus Williams just sent us some summer love via Sprint, the latest collection from her athletic wear line EleVen.<p>Besides being a …

Fort Lauderdale

Dear Laura Mvula, Thank You For Being The Musical Bridge For My Daughter and Me

Since my daughter was born, I’ve had two very clear objectives: 1) Raise a good human being who goes to Spelman College; and 2) turn my daughter (and …

Music

Tuesday's Best Deals: Bosch Tools, Pet Food, Casper Accessories, and More

A Bosch tool set, Nutro pet food, Casper’s Memorial Day sale, and more kick off the best deals of the day.<p>Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on …

Korean Restaurant Owner Slaps Black Female Employee Over $8.47

Customers at a Georgia seafood restaurant were shocked when the owner of the restaurant was caught on camera assaulting a female employee in front of …

Employment

Kinja Roundup

<b>Gizmodo</b> Senators Demand FCC Answer for Fake Comments After Realizing Their Identities Were Stolen | <b>Kotaku</b> <i>Fortnite’s</i> Jetpacks Are Live, Here’s How …