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Tracee Ellis Ross to Helm 'Jodie,' a Spinoff of '90s Classic 'Daria'

The Emmy-winning actress will introduce Jodie Landon, the wry, self-aware Black friend of Daria Morgendorffer, to a new generation. It will be the first adult animated series to feature a Black woman in nearly 20 years.

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Watch These 3 Knockout MTV VMA Performances

From Jennifer Lopez’s career-spanning medley to Logic’s celebration of immigrants, here are just a few of the best sets from this year’s award show.

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Lena Waithe Recognized With MTV Awards' 'Trailblazer' Honor

The actress, writer and creator of “The Chi” will soon add a Golden Popcorn to the shelf that holds her historic Emmy.

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Watch This 'Decoded' Breakdown of Colorism in the Latinx Community

Franchesca Ramsey and Lee Chin explain how White supremacy turns people of color against each other.

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New Video Asks: 'Are Cracker, White Trash and Redneck Racist?'

Watch as Franchesca Ramsey explores the true origins of these words.

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Beyoncé Honors Mothers of the Movement, Crushes 'Lemonade' Hits at MTV Video Music Awards

Plus, Rihanna took home the Video Vanguard Award, Kanye West spoke (a lot) and more from the VMAs. 

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Watch Franchesca Ramsey Dismantle Top 5 Slavery Apologist Arguments

From “they were well-fed” to “they were happy to have jobs,” she breaks down why defending slavery is reprehensible.

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MTV Follows Pulse Massacre Survivors in New Episode of 'True Life'

The episode, which premiered last night, focuses on four survivors of the massacre of a largely-Latinx group of 49 people.

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Beyoncé Leads MTV's VMAs Pack With 11 Nominations

Bey earned nominations for several videos from her groundbreaking visual album “Lemonade,” including “Freedom” and “Sorry.”

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WATCH: How to Handle Trolls on the Topic of Black Lives Matter

Franchesca Ramsey’s latest “Decoded” video will help you get those fools all the way together.

WATCH: This Video Breaks Down the Real Problem With White Beauty Standards

“It really starts to make you feel like you don’t belong. Like who you are is different and not acceptable.”

#TBT To When Tupac Criticized Donald Trump and Corporate Greed

‘Pac had a lot to say about Trump well before the real estate mogul entered national politics. 

Jose Antonio Vargas Addresses 'White People' Criticism in New 'Medium' Editorial

The director and journalist talked about his new MTV documentary “White People” and addressed four strands of criticism that have been leveled at the film. 

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

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

Nicki Minaj Addresses VMA Snub, Taylor Swift Misses the Point

Is this where Tay learns about intersectionality? Probaby not. 

Lupita Nyong'o Manages to Make Losing Look Good

The star didn’t win at the MTV Movie Awards, but it didn’t matter.

Jamie Foxx Wears Trayvon Martin, Sandy Hook Shirt to MTV Movie Awards

Foxx wore the Trayvon Martin t-shirt just weeks before his killer goes to trial.

Formerly Undocumented Teen Inocente Recognized On Oscar Stage

Watch the short documentary “Inocente” about a homeless undocumented teen on

Documentary About 15-Year Old Homeless, Undocumented Immigrant Gets Oscar Nod

You can watch the short-documentary nominated for an Oscar online.

Gabby Douglas Takes Stage with Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj at MTV VMAs

Alicia Keys made her official comeback at the 2012 MTV VMAs on Thursday night. The singer performed her latest new single “Girl On Fire,” featuring Nicki Minaj and a special appearance by Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas!