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Alicia Keys Continues to Shun Gender Norms: ‘Let a Boy Paint His Nails!’

Alicia Keys (Allure) Alicia Keys wants everyone to know it’s okay for boys get manicures. In an interview with Allure magazine, the songstress touched on what she was “sick” of and how those things influenced her newest album “Here.” “I am so annoyed at the Read on » » »

USA:Trump and the Republicans Have Already Begun to Dismantle Obama’s Legacy

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by AP/LM Otero. While many progressives and others are either still in shock about the presidential election results or still arguing with Trump supporters (or other progressives) about what went wrong during the election, Trump and the Republican Congress are Read on » » »

USA:Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Slams Reports of Infighting Among Siblings Over Estate

Muhammad Ali poses with his children. (HanaAli/Instagram) Since boxing legend Muhammad Ali died last June, reports have surfaced alleging his nine surviving children are fighting over their inheritance after it was reported Ali’s widow was due to receive double their amount. But one of Read on » » »

US:Philadelphia Pays Out Largest Settlement to Black Man Mistakenly Shot by Plainclothes Officers

A 20-year-old pizza delivery man shot numerous times by police in 2014 in a case of mistaken identity received $4.4 million from Philadelphia Friday, Jan. 6, the city’s largest settlement to date. The settlement closes two lawsuits filed by the victim, one for claims Read on » » »

USA-Obama’s Farewell Address: One Last Round Of Clichés And Lies

  Barack Obama. President Barack Obama capped his eight years in office with a vacuous and hypocritical farewell address Tuesday night delivered at the McCormick Place convention center in downtown Chicago. The first-ever presidential farewell address delivered outside of Washington, DC had the atmospherics Read on » » »

US:In His Farewell Address President Obama Remains Optimistic Even During These Turbulent Times

Giving his farewell address in his adopted hometown of Chicago, President Obama was surrounded by staff, family and well-wishers. He ticked off the challenges facing America and his accomplishments over the past eight years. Obama reminded the nation that he entered the presidency with Read on » » »

White Celebs Create Mass Hilarity Online After Merging ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Into #HiddenFences 

Jenna Bush Hager interviews Pharrell at the Golden Globes (NBC screen shot) When the 74th annual Golden Globes aired Sunday, Jan. 8, Black Twitter was left stunned after white Hollywood flubbed the name of “Hidden Figures,” not once but twice. Instead of calling the Read on » » »

USA:Massachusetts Sheriff Wants Prison Inmates to Build Trump’s Wall Along U.S.-Mexican Border

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson. Image courtesy of A Massachusetts sheriff is proposing an unconventional and inhumane initiative that has some human rights activists very concerned. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on Wednesday announced an initiative called Project N.I.C.E (National Inmate’s Community Endeavors) Read on » » »

USA|:Barack Obama Breaks Down in Tears as He Recounts His ‘Worst Day as US President’

The outgoing president of the United States, Barack Obama, has spoken about his worst moments as America’s Commander-in-Chief. Barack Obama Outgoing U.S. President, Barack Obama broke down in tears recently while recalling one of his worst days while serving his 8 year tenure which Read on » » »

USA:White Man Jailed for Terrorizing, Harassing Lone Black Family on the Block for Over a Year

A white Lexington, Massachusetts, man has been arrested and charged with terrorizing the only Black family in his neighborhood. Robert Ivarson, 49, was caught three times on surveillance cameras put up by police discarding banana peels on the family’s driveway prior to being arrested Read on » » »

Unhappy About U.N. Security Council Vote, Jewish Singer Calls Obama a Racial Slur Onstage

Mordechai Ben David (left) and Pres. Barack Obama (right). A popular Hasidic Jewish singer used a racially offensive slur to slam outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama during a concert in Jerusalem on Thursday, Dec. 29. Singer Mordechai Ben David, a 65-year-old Brooklynite who has Read on » » »

US:Shirley Caesar Thinks Kim Burrell Should Have Blasted Homosexuality When Obama ‘Made That Stuff All Right’

“You (Kim Burrell) should’ve said something 4 years ago when our President made that stuff alright” – Shirley Caesar Fuck you. #Cancelled — J-Sun (@SUN_Of_Uhhh) January 5, 2017 Grammy winner Shirley Caesar recently came to the defense of gospel singer Kim Burrell after the Read on » » »

In 2016 American Police Went On A Killing Spree

  Slain Dallas cop was a known white supremacist.  While the disturbing trend of officer-involved shootings continued to garner national attention in 2016, the year also saw a disturbing rise in police being murdered. Ambushes of cops shook the country, while protests over police Read on » » »

USA:Obama Just Authorized A Shadowy New ‘Anti-Propaganda’ Center

  Obama prided himself on talking down to Black Americans while licking the boot of other groups. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that was signed by President Obama on December 23 greenlights the creation of a new federal center ostensibly aimed at countering Read on » » »

USA:Illness Tied To Smoking Weed On The Rise

  Why is it that so much people are willing to fight for their “right” to get high.  For more than two years, Lance Crowder was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting, and no local doctor could figure out why. Finally, an emergency room Read on » » »

US:Texas Family to Return GoFundMe Donations After Man Confesses to Setting Own Truck On Fire, Vandalizing Home

Denton, Texas, resident David Williams stands in front of his charred pick-up truck. Photo by Julian Gill/DRC file photo. Just a week before Christmas, a white family in Denton, Texas, thought they were the victims of a racially motivated arson attack at their home. Read on » » »

USA:Gun Sales On The Rise As Blacks Tool Up

  As hate crimes rise across America, Blacks have no other choice but to defend themselves. Paul Oliver, the owner of Oliver Arms in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is having a very good year. Business is up and customers are happy. “We prefer it to Read on » » »

The Quiet Poison In American Politics

  The 2016 elections gave thoughtful Americans plenty of reasons to despair about the state of our democracy. The looming Donald Trump presidency has forced us to confront ugly truths about racism, misogyny and economic inequality. But according to a new paper published in Read on » » »

USA:Video Shows White Texas Cop Shooting Unarmed Man In The Back

Newly released dashcam footage shows a Fort Worth police officer shooting a man in the back as he walked away. The victim was left a paraplegic. The footage shows the police vehicle driving into a parking lot. A man, David Collie, is seen in Read on » » »

US Military To Execute First Inmate In Over 50 Years; Yes He Is Black

  Pvt. Ronald Gray.  Eight years after he was sentenced to die, Ronald Gray could be the first death row inmate executed by the US military in more than half a century. In January 1987, Pvt. Ronald Gray was arrested for the rape of Read on » » »