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The Latest on the R. Kelly Sexual Assault Case

From John Legend on the Today show, to the daycare owner who bailed him out, to GoFundMe removing fundraising pages for his legal defense, the latest on the singer’s case.

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Black Stars Make Emmys History Ahead of Primetime Telecast

With a win at the Creative Arts Emmys, John Legend is the first Black man to pull an EGOT.

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John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians

“Ending the 10-2 jury rule in Louisiana will not solve the issue of mass incarceration or dismantle White supremacy, but it will deal a significant blow to both.”

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John Legend Explains How Cash Bail Traps People of Color

Narrated by Legend and illustrated by Molly Crabapple, a new video from Color of Change explains how bail practices fuel mass incarceration.

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Read John Legend's Plea to #SaveUnderground

The show—which followed a group of Black people as they escaped from slavery and then worked to free others—was canceled after two seasons.

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WGN America Cancels 'Underground'

Producer John Legend says the slavery escape thriller may find a home with another network.

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These 22 People From Time's 'Most Influential People' List Fight Racism With Their Work

From Viola Davis to Linda Sarsour, Chance the Rapper to John Lewis, these people of color are featured on Time’s 2017 list of “The 100 Most Influential People.”

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Get Ready For Second Season Premiere of 'Underground'

Fans can join the WGN period drama’s cast and crew for a live Twitter chat during the premiere.

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WATCH: Harriet Tubman Confronts Slave Catchers in New 'Underground' Promo

Season two of WGN’s antebellum drama about runaway slaves premieres March 8.

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John Legend, Tika Sumpter Creating Series About Tulsa's 'Black Wall Street'

The series will examine Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood, one of the wealthiest Black enclaves in early-20th century America.

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The Obamas Prep for First Date, Explore Museum in New 'Southside With You' Previews

The romantic comedy-drama depicting the first couple’s relationship origin story arrives in theaters nationwide on August 26.

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

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Beyoncé, Drake and Other Celebrities Condemn Police Violence and Racism

The back-to-back killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police this week stirred criticism and mourning from many prominent entertainers and creators.

WATCH: Barack and Michelle Obama Fall in Love in The New 'Southside With You' Trailer

The John Legend-produced romantic film hits the big screen on August 26. 

'Underground' Renewed For Second Season

The series’ season finale will air on WGN on May 11.

LIVESTREAM: Watch Stars of 'Underground' at White House Panel Tonight

John Legend, Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell join other creators and castmembers for a White House Black History Month event tonight at 5:30 p.m. EST.

WATCH: Two New Trailers From WGN's Slavery Epic 'Underground'

The John Legend-produced series—which stars Aldis Hodge and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as escaped slaves—premieres March 9. 

WATCH: Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Others Perform for Tonight's 'Shining A Light' TV Special

The special—which uses music to explore race and racism in America—airs tonight on A&E

#TBT: Celebrate Donny Hathaway's Birthday With Some Soulified Classics

The iconic soul singer-songwriter, who died at 33, would have been 70 today. 

'Southern Rites' Documentary Examines a Town's Sharp Racial Divide

In Mongomery County, Georgia, which held segregated proms until 2009, a case of a white town leader killing a black man sounds all too familiar.