Napping While Black? White Yale Student Called Cops On Black Student Sleeping In Common Room

Napping While Black? White Yale Student Called Cops On Black Student Sleeping In Common Room »

11 May, 2018
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Shopping while Black. Flying While Black. Now… napping while Black? In another case of doing anything simple while being Black, a Black

Bernice King Calls For Waffle House Boycott

Bernice King Calls For Waffle House Boycott »

11 May, 2018
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Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is calling for a boycott of Waffle House until the restaurant chain implements training for

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Police Lawsuit Against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Police Lawsuit Against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby »

11 May, 2018
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An appeals court has blocked a lawsuit that was brought against Baltimore’s State attorney Marilyn J. Mosby by five Baltimore city police

Black Excellence: This Grandmother-Granddaughter Duo Just Graduated College Together

Black Excellence: This Grandmother-Granddaughter Duo Just Graduated College Together »

11 May, 2018
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Theresa Lyles, 68, has 15 grandchildren, but after crossing the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree alongside her 22-year-old granddaughter Zuri Lyles,

Here’s What We Learned From Jada Pinkett Smith and Sheree Fletcher’s Conversation On Co-Parenting

Here’s What We Learned From Jada Pinkett Smith and Sheree Fletcher’s Conversation On Co-Parenting »

11 May, 2018
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There’s no denying it; making a blended family work can be tough. While there are many horror stories about co-parenting, there’s been

Don’t Mess With Ms. Hattie: 95-Year-Old Arrested After Slapping Granddaughter With A Slipper 

Don’t Mess With Ms. Hattie: 95-Year-Old Arrested After Slapping Granddaughter With A Slipper  »

11 May, 2018
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When Hattie Reynolds called for help she just wanted her granddaughter to stop “soaking up the air conditioning” and get out of

Black Kids Matter: We Have to Talk About the Exploitation of Black Children in the Hart Murder-Suicide

Black Kids Matter: We Have to Talk About the Exploitation of Black Children in the Hart Murder-Suicide »

11 May, 2018
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When a photograph of Devonte Hart tearfully hugging a white police officer at a Portland rally went viral in 2014 , much

K. Michelle Shares Post-Surgery Progress After Having Butt Injections Removed

K. Michelle Shares Post-Surgery Progress After Having Butt Injections Removed »

11 May, 2018
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K. Michelle is giving fans an update after having butt injections removed and dealing with the complications that followed.  The singer took

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival Daytime Conference & Expos Lineup Is Here!

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival Daytime Conference & Expos Lineup Is Here! »

10 May, 2018
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The nightly concerts at ESSENCE Fest are certainly not to be missed, but there’s also a whole world of free Festival activities

'Future First' Is The Short Film Encourages Black Girls to Reclaim Their Beauty

'Future First' Is The Short Film Encourages Black Girls to Reclaim Their Beauty »

10 May, 2018
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A new short film has hit the internet that seeks to inspire young Black and brown girls to reclaim their beauty. Created

Black Woman In Texas Wins $1.2 Million From $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

Black Woman In Texas Wins $1.2 Million From $18 Kentucky Derby Bet »

10 May, 2018
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A Texas woman made $1.2 million this weekend by betting on the Kentucky Derby.  And her bet? A mere $18! Margaret Reid

Here's Why Manuka Honey-Infused Products Are Essential For A Head To Toe Glow

Here's Why Manuka Honey-Infused Products Are Essential For A Head To Toe Glow »

10 May, 2018
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Each day numerous skincare and hair products make their way to our desks, though lately we’ve noticed an ingredient trend: manuka honey. This,

Louisiana Woman Wins Lawsuit Against Police Officers That Used Excessive Force On Her While Pregnant

Louisiana Woman Wins Lawsuit Against Police Officers That Used Excessive Force On Her While Pregnant »

10 May, 2018
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A Louisiana judge has awarded a woman and two of her children more than $41,000 after police used excessive force on her

Others Recall Verbal Abuse From Junot Diaz After Author Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Him Of Forcibly Kissing Her

Others Recall Verbal Abuse From Junot Diaz After Author Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Him Of Forcibly Kissing Her »

10 May, 2018
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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Díaz has been an outspoken force against injustice, particularly in the Trump era. But after troubling new allegations

Teacher Retires Early After Viral Video Shows Her Pulling Black Student’s Locs

Teacher Retires Early After Viral Video Shows Her Pulling Black Student’s Locs »

9 May, 2018
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A South Carolina high school teacher has retired early after a viral video showed her pulling a sleeping student’s locs in an

Congress Introduces New Bill That Will Give Police Officers Hate Crime Protections

Congress Introduces New Bill That Will Give Police Officers Hate Crime Protections »

9 May, 2018
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A newly introduced bill is aiming to increase the penalty for harming a police officer, models itself after a federal hate crime statute, CNN reports.

Janelle Monáe: 'There Is Not A Moment Or A Day That Goes By That I Don't Miss Prince'

Janelle Monáe: 'There Is Not A Moment Or A Day That Goes By That I Don't Miss Prince' »

9 May, 2018
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Janelle Monáe is one of our most talked about entertainers these days. The singer has kicked off the first half of 2018

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million From $18 Kentucky Derby Bet

Texas Woman Wins $1.2 Million From $18 Kentucky Derby Bet »

9 May, 2018
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A Texas woman made $1.2 million this weekend by betting on the Kentucky Derby.  And her bet? A mere $18! Margaret Reid

9 Throwback Hairstyles We're So Excited Are Making A Comeback

9 Throwback Hairstyles We're So Excited Are Making A Comeback »

9 May, 2018
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The 90s were a defining a decade. The era set the stage for many of today’s fashion and beauty trends. With the

'STAR’s' Ryan Destiny Talks Colorism And Loving The Skin She’s In

'STAR’s' Ryan Destiny Talks Colorism And Loving The Skin She’s In »

9 May, 2018
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Ryan Destiny is best known for her leading role as Alexandra Crane on Fox’s hit drama, STAR . But the actress recently

Bob Marley’s Granddaughter To Sue California Police After Being Accused of Breaking Into A Home

Bob Marley’s Granddaughter To Sue California Police After Being Accused of Breaking Into A Home »

9 May, 2018
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A lawyer for Donisha Prendergast, the granddaughter of iconic reggae legend Bob Marley, notified a California police department she intends to file

Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency Hearing

Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency Hearing »

9 May, 2018
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An appellate court date has been scheduled to challenge the imprisonment of Cyntoia Brown, the Tennessee woman who killed a man that

Step Your Game Up For Mom! These Aren't Your Average Mother's Day Flowers

Step Your Game Up For Mom! These Aren't Your Average Mother's Day Flowers »

9 May, 2018
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Give mom flowers she won’t want to stop talking about with these luxe ideas. (Hurry, there’s still time.) Venus El Fleur Every

Ryan Coogler Finally Explains What Happened To Killmonger’s Mother in ‘Black Panther’

Ryan Coogler Finally Explains What Happened To Killmonger’s Mother in ‘Black Panther’ »

9 May, 2018
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Black Panther smashed the box office record, raking in over a billion dollars since it hit theaters back in February. While fans

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's Win Is Just The Beginning Of Black Women Overhauling Politics 

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's Win Is Just The Beginning Of Black Women Overhauling Politics  »

9 May, 2018
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By Tracey Ross “Almost 300 years, my friends – and New Orleans, we’re still making history,”  LaToya Cantrell declared to a crowd

Gucci Finally Reveals Its Hot Collaboration With Dapper Dan At New, Soho Store Opening!

Gucci Finally Reveals Its Hot Collaboration With Dapper Dan At New, Soho Store Opening! »

9 May, 2018
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Founded by the late, Guccio Gucci in 1921 the brand has come to be associated with wealth and timely trends, and is

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Posts Adorable Photo With Her Newborn Girl 

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Posts Adorable Photo With Her Newborn Girl  »

9 May, 2018
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict has shared the first adorable photo of her new baby girl. The second-time mom gave birth on Saturday, news that

Michelle Obama Says She Does Not Want To Run For President—Again

Michelle Obama Says She Does Not Want To Run For President—Again »

9 May, 2018
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Michelle Obama has confirmed, once again, that she has no plans or desire to run for president. The former First Lady sat

NRA Remains Silent As Pregnant Black Woman Is Jailed For Pointing Gun In Self-Defense

NRA Remains Silent As Pregnant Black Woman Is Jailed For Pointing Gun In Self-Defense »

9 May, 2018
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A pregnant black woman in Michigan has been sentenced to a mandatory two years in prison for defending herself with a registered

With Her 'It's About Damn Time' Fund, Arlan Hamilton Is Bringing $36 Million In V.C. Funding To Black Women  

With Her 'It's About Damn Time' Fund, Arlan Hamilton Is Bringing $36 Million In V.C. Funding To Black Women   »

8 May, 2018
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Some major venture capital news was announced this weekend, and we are here for it. Arlan Hamilton, the founder and director of