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Nicki Minaj on Taylor Swift Exchange: 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:21

Nicki Minaj's and Taylor Swift's post-VMA nom Twitter beef, which unnecessarily drew commentary from Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran, was squashed with an apology from Swift and acceptance from Minaj. 

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Pennsylvania Legislators Seek to Rename ‘Negro Mountain’

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:18

The story goes that the mountain was named after "Nemesis," a black man who gave his life fighting Native Americans on the ridge.

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Bill Cosby Mural In Philadelphia Tagged, Then Painted Over

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 09:18

The "Father's Day" mural, which was already slated for removal, has finally been painted over after repeat taggings (including one that prominently read "rapist"). 

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Lafayette Theater Shooting, Anthem to Acquire Cigna, Uber's Free Ice Cream Delivery

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:21

Some of Friday's big stories

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Bernie Sanders Says Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest was 'Dreadful and Painful'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:21

The presidential candidate also vows to create an agenda that will be “very meaningful” to black and Latino voters.

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Actor Jesse Williams Breaks Down Sandra Bland and Racist Hypocrisy in 24 Tweets

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

The actor and activist is no stranger to weighing in on racism, but these 24 tweets might be some of his best statements yet. 

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Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Biopic to Close Out New York Film Festival

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

Cheadle directed, co-wrote, and stars in the film as the iconic and troubled trumpeter and composer. 

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Report: Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Could Stand to Diversify Their Staffs

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

Hillary Clinton’s staff is the most diverse of the bunch—people of color represent 32 percent of the people on board.

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Read: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and 'Straight Outta Compton' Cast On The Hollywood Reporter's Cover

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20

The legendary NWA producer and emcee join cast members of the new biopic "Straight Outta Compton" on the cover The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue and speak about the movie, Suge Knight, and a reunion tour. 

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Inmate Released by Presidential Decree: 'I Am Completely Confused.'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

A black federal inmate, one of the 46 nonviolent offenders whose sentence was commuted by Barack Obama nearly two weeks ago, spoke to VICE about his sentencing, commutation, and future. 

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Five MTV VMA Nominees That Shouldn't Be Surprising, Yet Are

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, and a whole new category for socially-conscious videos?! 

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Texas Officials Claim 'Technical Issues,' not Editing, in Sandra Bland Video

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

And Waller County now wants to conduct another autopsy, because the first one was "defective."

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Obama Heads to Kenya, Sandra Bland Voicemail, Promising Alzheimer's Drug

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

Some of Thursday's big stories.

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VIDEO: Check Out President Obama's Final 'Daily Show' Conversation with Jon Stewart

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 06:15

Obama's episode-long chat, his last with Stewart helming the "Daily Show" desk, touched on climate change, the Iran deal, partisan media, and executive orders against Stewart's departure. 

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Azealia Banks Calls Out Action Bronson Amidst Ghostface Killah Beef

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30

The inflammatory singer/rapper is back in the news with comments on Action Bronson's beef with Ghostface Killah. 

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Stephen A. Smith Receives Backlash For Berating Critics of "All Lives Matter"

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30

The controversial ESPN commentator was quickly rebuked for his condescending comments on those who criticized Martin O'Malley for saying "all lives matter." 

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University of Cincinnati Police Officer Shoots Man In Head During Traffic Stop

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30

Dubose's mother: “I would love for the police officer that did this to let me know how could he put a gun to a human being’s head, any human being, not just my son.”

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Poll: Half of Americans Surveyed Think Washington NFL Team’s Name is A-OK

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30

And the NFL is bankrolling the team’s fight to hold on to its trademark.

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Sandra Bland Video Appears to be Edited, Shows Cop Threatened Her With Taser

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30

Dashcam video reveals the arresting officer provided conflicting versions of the arrest and threatened Bland with a Taser.

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Nicki Minaj Addresses VMA Snub, Taylor Swift Misses the Point

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:29

Is this where Tay learns about intersectionality? Probaby not. 

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