Arts & Entertainment

Girls Trip! LisaRaye & Friends Celebrate Bestie’s Birthday in Mexico (PHOTOS)

There’s nothing like a girls getaway to destress from life while strengthening the bonds of friendship. Just ask LisaRaye McCoy, who celebrated childhood friend Regina Jenkins’ 50th birthday with an ultimate girls trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The birthday beauty herself posted group shots of the girlfriends to Instagram, ready to turn up with drinks

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Culture & Black Life

5 Romantic Destinations for a Baecation

The Maldives You can’t talk about a baecation without mentioning the destination on almost every couple’s bucket list, the Maldives. This tropical nation, composed of 1,000-plus islands in the Indian Ocean, is made for romance.  Mesmerizing blue waters, secluded over-water bungalows and sandy beaches set the mood the moment you arrive. For the ultimate in

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News & Politics

Standing Rock, Ferguson or Mexican Border, ‘We Are All Related’

Sunday’s long-awaited decision by the Obama administration to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) was a testament to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe‘s commitment to non-violent resistance. For months, the Tribal Nation and their allies stood up against North Dakota’s outsized militarized police force armed with automatic rifles, tear gas, mace, dogs, concussion grenades and

Black History

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s victory over the French during the of the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Unfortunately, many (including tons of Black folks) have reduced Cinco de Mayo to drinking tequila, attending a “fiesta,” or mimicking

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The Torture, Murder, and Horror of the Cocaine Industry

I submit that the drug trade—and specifically cocaine—is among the worst things that the human mind ever invented (which is saying a lot, since we are especially good at inventing horrible things). No one has good numbers on the death toll of a given drug trade. I called and asked a few think tanks how

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Two Men Arrested in Malcolm Shabazz Murder Investigation

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil rights-era leader Malcolm X who died Thursday in Mexico City. The suspects, who work at a bar Shabazz visited, could face charges of homicide and robbery, the BBC reports. As we reported Friday, Shabazz had traveled to Mexico to meet

Love & Relationships

The Top 10 Wedding Destinations

If you’re looking for an alternative to the average traditional wedding, consider having a destination wedding.  They’ve become increasingly popular in recent years because couples have caught on to the potential benefits.  Not only would you be having your ceremony at an exotic location of your choice, you might also save money.  Your guest list

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Walmart Investigated for Corruption

Retail giant Walmart is in some serious trouble with the government. On Saturday, The New York Times published a story claiming that Walmart systematically bribed Mexican officials in order to obtain permits in the central American country. By Monday, two Democratic representatives launched an investigation into the sketchy dealings. Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and Henry Waxman (D-California) sent

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$2 Million Worth of Cocaine Found in UN Headquarters

Authorities confirmed on Thursday that 35 pounds, or roughly $2 million, worth of cocaine was found last week in the mail center of the United Nations headquarters based in Manhattan. Stuffed inside a group of hollowed-out books inside a mailbag stamped with a fake UN logo, the package came via DHL from Mexico after it