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Africa

Updates<p>April 23, 2018 12:54 PM<p>Over the course of the last year, President Obama has met with emerging leaders from nearly every corner of the globe …

Africa

Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Like This Photo Very Much

Thankfully, Donald Trump stayed far away from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral services in Texas on Saturday, which were attended by four …

Donald Trump

Chadwick Boseman to Give Commencement Speech At Howard University

Howard University alum Chadwick Boseman will soon return to his alma mater to recognize the class of 2018, as the Black Panther star is scheduled to …

Howard University

Eat These 4 Things Before Bed To Build Maximum Muscle While You Sleep

‘Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and repaired in bed (while sleeping)'. If you lift, you know this phrase. There's a legit reason as …

MLK50: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Updates<p>April 4, 2018 6:02 AM<p>To honor the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s death, President Obama and Congressman John Lewis participated …

Black History

WaPo: ‘White evangelicals’ blindly defend Trump and pastors accused of sexual misconduct

A Washington Post report takes a swipe at both “white evangelicals” and President Donald Trump, saying that the two groups have something in common.<p>“As white evangelicals have been some of President Donald Trump’s staunchest defenders, a handful of their leaders find themselves contending with a …

Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump's Clothing Company Dodges China Tariff

Donald Trump has never been above nepotism. While that fact isn't news, his recent tariff plan includes a small, but significant detail.<p>President …

Donald Trump

A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers Are Leaving White Evangelical Churches

FORT WORTH — Charmaine Pruitt wrote the names of 12 churches on a sheet of paper, tore the paper into 12 strips, and dropped them into a Ziploc bag. It was Sunday morning and time to pick which church to attend.<p>This time of the week two years earlier, there would have been no question. Ms. Pruitt, …

Fort Worth

EPA insiders bemoan low point in agency's history: 'People are so done'

As Scott Pruitt fights criticism over luxury spending, questionable pay raises and a lobbyist-linked condo, staffers faced a brutal week<p>The week at the Environmental Protection Agency has been a brutal low point in what many staff members refer to as the most difficult year in its near half-century …

Donald Trump

‘Hidden Figures’ Series In Early Development At Nat Geo

Nat Geo has put in development a potential series inspired by the Oscar-nominated film <i>Hidden Figures,</i> Deadline has confirmed.<p>Details are few, as the …

Black History

Rex Tillerson's $12 million army of consultants

The cost-cutting former Secretary of State had grand ambitions for a department ‘redesign,’ but its clearest impact is a huge bill for consultants, some of whom charged more than $300 an hour.<p>It was one of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s core goals: radically reshaping the State Department to …

Breaking Down Virgil Abloh's Already Impressive 2018

Virgil Abloh has dominated 2018. And we’re barely into the second quarter.<p>The Chicago-raised creative started the year on a strong note, as he opened …

Louis Vuitton

“Black Panther” Forces Africans And Black Americans To Reconcile The Past

In Black Panther, the black American experience is prioritized, raising the question of what blackness and identity mean beyond one’s borders. Spoilers below!<p><b>Africa, the ancestral home</b> of all people in the African diaspora, is not the home of our modern-day understanding of blackness. Instead, …

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools.<p>A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court …

Black History

How Virgil Abloh Went From DJing to the World’s Biggest Luxury House: a Timeline

Yesterday, Virgil Abloh was announced as the artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear. We are pleased, but not surprised. The Chicago …

Streetwear

You Can Now Celebrate Virgil Abloh’s Move to Louis Vuitton With Bootleg Merchandise

On the off chance that it escaped your notice, Virgil Abloh was recently appointed artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton. The OFF-WHITE …

Streetwear

The Best Places To Eat On A Road Trip, According To The Masses

The Great American Road Trip is a right of passage. Families, van lifers, wanderlusters, vagabonds, tourists, and explorers all share the same road. The black asphalt veins pump people around the entire country, every minute of every day. Each bend hides a new wonder waiting to be discovered. There …

Food

8 Things You Might Not Know About Vowels

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y is not all you need to know about vowels. There's more to these workhorse members of our linguistics inventory than you …

In response to racist violence, more African Americans look to bear arms

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Barack Obama

17-year-old killed in Austin bombing admitted to Oberlin music school

Draylen Mason, a 17-year-old bass player killed in the Austin, Texas, bombings, was admitted to the competitive Oberlin Conservatory of Music on Friday.<p>The Ohio school's directory of conservatory admissions Mike Manderen confirmed Mason would have received his official letter after 4 p.m., when the …

Austin Bombings

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading …

Law Enforcement

'Black Panther' is now the highest domestic grossing superhero movie of all-time — and it did it in just 36 days

By Saturday night, "Black Panther" will be the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time at the domestic box office, with an estimated total of over $630.5 million by the time the weekend's over. It surpasses the previous title holder, 2012's "The Avenger" ($623.2 million).<p>The incredible feat by …

Box Office

Texts from Rex Tillerson

Tillerson, Mattis, Mnuchin forge ‘suicide pact’ in the event Trump wants one of them gone — Washington Examiner headline<p><i>A transcript of Rex Tillerson’s outgoing texts follows.</i> <br>3/13/2018<br>to: [202*******, 212*******]<br>so, guys<br>today’s the day, it looks like<br>just saw the president’s tweet letting me go<br>i’m …

Rex Tillerson

Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-Winner And NABJ Founder, Dies At 76

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent his career at <i>Newsday</i> expanding coverage beyond local issues to include international stories first as a reporter, then as a columnist and editor — all while vehemently crusading for racial equality — has died at his home in Harlem, N.Y. He …

Journalism

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Reveal What They Would Wear in Wakanda

The performer posted a treasure trove of photos from her mother’s charity auction, which was themed “From WACO to Wakanda.”<p>What the heck do you wear to an auction? In terms of confusing events and their dress codes, it’s up there with a child’s birthday party that’s Vegas-themed or anything …

From poverty to CEO of a $47 billion company: How Arnold Donald did it

Arnold Donald loves to gamble, especially when the odds are stacked in his favor.<p>When he was younger, Donald was sent to North Dakota as an up-in-coming agricultural executive. While there, he met men training to be professional card dealers. (North Dakota has many casinos.) They taught him how to …