VIDEO: Check Out the New 'Creed' Trailer

by Sameer Rao on Jul 1, 2015 10:21AM

The director and star of "Fruitvale Station" join forces for the latest film in the "Rocky" anthology. 

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Half of the Recent Southern Black Church Fires Are Being Investigated as Arson

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 4:42PM

Last week's run of six black church fires across five Southern states is a grim echo in wake of the Charleston massacre. 

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NBC Fires Donald Trump For Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Rapists’

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 3:50PM

NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump on The Apprentice franchice, and drops Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from its lineup.

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Killer Mike Endorses Bernie Sanders for Prez

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 3:42PM

The prolific rapper and activist says he supports Senator Sanders' presidential primary run because he defended the Voting Rights Act. 

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Misty Copeland Becomes Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theater

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 3:09PM

The ballet star is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater.

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Video: Check Out Bree Newsome's Surreal Short Film 'Wake'

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 12:10PM

The woman who braved arrest to take down the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina capitol building is also a filmmaker. Check out her surreal short film “Wake.”

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Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

by Riley Wilson on Jun 30, 2015 11:59AM

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

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Plantation Tour Guide: “You Won’t Believe the Questions I Got About Slavery.”

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 11:52AM

A plantation tour guide realized that the slavery apologists who took her tour were seeking to absolve themselves for past crimes and current bias.

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Shia LaBeouf Stole Freestyle from Anomolies Rap Crew

by Sameer Rao on Jun 30, 2015 11:11AM

The actor was called out by the crew's Pri the Honey Dark for jacking lyrics during a much-talked-about "freestyle" that blew up on the Internet. 

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New Essay Series Examines What It Means To Be Black In America

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 30, 2015 10:52AM

Series features essays from Talib Kweli, Jamilah Lemieux, Haki Madhubuti and more on what it means to be black in America today.

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