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This past weekend, scores of women participated in the  #HowMediaWritesWoC Twitter… Read More

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Teyana Taylor hits her mark with "VII"

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Since we saw her on MTV seven years ago, it seems like Teyana Taylor has been in the limelight for quite awhile. The G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam Records… Read More

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Nicki Minaj in Trouble for Nazi Imagery

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Was Nicki Minaj’s “Only” Lyric Video Inspired by Hitler? Nicki Minaj’s… Read More

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For three generations, we’ve all wondered at those mysterious coordinates. “Can you tell me how to get, how to get to… Read More

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NFLPA Wants Adrian Peterson's Suspension Lifted


The NFL Players Association sent a letter to the NFL on Friday, calling for the immediate reinstatement of Adrian Peterson per the… Read More

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Harry Belafonte Speaks on Race, Hollywood

by #teamEBONY

At last night's Governors Awards, singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award… Read More

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Reconsidered [NEW BOOKS]

The Dirty Version (Harper Collins $25.99) by Buddha Monk and Mickey Hess is the biography of the deceased MC known as Ol’… Read More

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Notorious Black Female Jewel Thief Gets TV Debut

by Margeaux Johnson

Judging the quality of a diamond is a learned skill. From understanding cut and color to analyzing carat and clarity, recognizing… Read More

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Phaedra Parks Okays Apollo Divorce

by Stephanie Ogbogu

Our favorite desperate housewives are back! Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta premiered last night, and… Read More

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