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Ta-Nehisi Coates On The Fight Over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Lots of people are fuming about <i>Nina</i>, an upcoming biopic about legendary singer Nina Simone. According to its critics, the filmmakers butcher important parts of Simone's biography (in part, by attributing much of her success to the men in her life), but that their larger sin was casting actress Zoe …

Nina Simone

Reykjavíkurdætur Are a 15 Strong Rap Crew from the Volcanic Climes of Iceland, and They Are on Fire

They've told the Icelandic Prime Minister to "suck my pussy" live on TV, written songs about anal sex, and performed on stage in nude underwear.<p><i>It’s a very interesting time for gender equality in music. Women’s voices have never been louder, but at the same time the forces working against them have</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Police shooting: Funeral for Alabama man draws 200 mourners

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Pastors urged grieving family and friends to lean on their faith at Saturday's funeral for a 58-year-old black man who authorities say was fatally shot by a white Montgomery police officer.<p>Officer Aaron Smith shot Gregory Gunn in the early hours of Feb. 25, steps from the …

Latin America

Bernie Sanders calls for high turnout in Michigan

Bernie Sanders

Tens of thousands protest for gay adoption rights in Rome

Full equality was the demand of tens of thousands in Rome on Saturday, protesting that a bill to allow civil unions for gay and lesbian couples doesn’t go far enough.<p>The Italian Senate approved the bill last month but only after it was watered down to remove a provision allowing one partner to …


The 13 Most Badass Quotes From the Supreme Court's Female Justices on the Texas Abortion Case

So much girl power on that bench.<p>On Wednesday, eight Supreme Court justices began hearing oral arguments in <i>Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt</i>, the most important case on abortion access to be heard in two decades. The case challenges the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas law that requires …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here’s why

Over the weekend, the president gave an unprecedented speech addressing the plight of black women<p>On Saturday, President Obama gave an unprecedented speech focused exclusively on the social plight of Black women and girls at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual weekend of events. This …

Gabourey Sidibe Reacts to Nicole Arbour's Fat-Shaming Video: 'She is Incredibly Ignorant'

Yet another celebrity is voicing their disdain for comedian and YouTube personality Nicole Arbour’s viral fat-shaming video.<p><i>Empire</i> star Gabourey …

Celebrity Gossip

These are the the most crystal-clear images of Pluto yet

Remember when Pluto was this strange, faraway planet (or dwarf planet, depending on when you grew up) that science textbooks knew very little about? It wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t know things like its true color, composition, or really much of anything about its topography. Well, that’s all …