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You Definitely Missed Jordan Peele's Low-Key Cameo's In 'Get Out' & 'Us'

By Sarah Halle Corey
In the last few years, Jordan Peele has gone from sketch comedy jokester to horror movie auteur director. His first feature film Get Out earned him an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, and his second film, Us, comes out in theaters this week. He's…

Prince Harry's Joke About His & Meghan's Baby's Paternity Is Peak Cringey Dad Joke

By Kelli Boyle
Prince Harry is already making dad jokes. Let the joy commence! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex went on an official royal visit to Morocco this week, and while there, Harry cracked the best (read: cringiest) dad joke in front of a crowd of people.…

The First 'Us' Trailer From Jordan Peele Will Seriously Give You Nightmares

By Dylan Kickham
As if Jordan Peele did not terrify us all enough last year with Get Out, he is back with another horror movie that honestly looks even more twisted and terrifying. Peele began teasing his new thriller Us a few months back by some sharing foreboding…

Todrick Hall's "Glitter" Video Is A Queer Anthem: "It's A Celebration Of Whoever You Are"

By Kelli Boyle
If you don't know about Todrick Hall, you're missing out on a hell of a talent. Hall is a singer, director, choreographer, dancer, Broadway star, drag queen, songwriter, and a lot more things that will take too long to list. Suffice it to say, he…

4 Red Flags Your Partner Talks To You In An Unhealthy Way, Because That’s So Not OK

By Tayi Sanusi
Most of the time you spend with your partner is probably going to involve some form of communication. Whether you're trying to get your joint schedule for the week solidified, or you're having intense conversations about things going on in your…

'The Happytime Murders' Ratings Are In, But Nobody's Really That Happy About Them

By Ani Bundel
It's been a long minute since The Muppets were on the big screen. The last time Kermit and Fozzie were in movie houses was 2014's Muppets Most Wanted, with human cameos by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey. But those were the Disney-owned muppets, not…

Who Was Stephen Lawrence? Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Paying Tribute To Him

By Collette Reitz
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting plenty of attention after they stepped out together in public less than a month before their highly anticipated royal wedding. For fans of the royal family, it's exciting to see the couple together, but the…

Here Are The Best Movies To Watch Over Spring Break If It's Raining

By Kristen Perrone
If you're staying home over spring break, chances are that you're not dealing with the best weather circumstances. Folks in the northeast and midwest still have a chance of snow in the forecast, and anywhere else likely faces the possibility of…

Trump & Obama’s First State Of The Unions Were Ridiculously Different

By Bernadette Deron
President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address in a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 30. It's the first address that this country has heard from a new president in eight years, following Barack Obama's two terms as…

Donald Trump Is Hitting Back At JAY-Z On Twitter Over This One Comment

By Collette Reitz
JAY-Z sat down to talk with Van Jones in an interview that aired on CNN on Saturday, Jan. 27, and the conversation to turned to current events. As the pair discussed the current state of politics in the U.S., JAY-Z voiced his opinions on a variety…

People Are Tweeting In Celebration Of Their Interracial Relationships & It's So Pure

By Candice Jalili
I really wish we lived in a time where you really could love whomever you wanted to love, without any sort of judgment — especially when it comes to someone's race. But unfortunately, that's not the case in the world we live in today. Yes, we've…

The Ending Of JAY-Z's "Family Feud" Video Is So Surprising

By Alexandra Svokos
After months of anticipation, the video for JAY-Z's song "Family Feud" off his 2017 album 4:44 is finally here. It's an intense, eight-minute drama featuring a dozen big-name celebrities, including JAY-Z and Beyoncé themselves — but the ending of…

The NRA Called Black Lives Matter Racist, Here's Why It's So Wrong

By Marquaysa Battle
Black Lives Matter is under fire again. Because Monday. The National Rifle Association (NRA), a non-profit organization that fights for gun rights in the United States, accused the civil rights organization of promoting "racial hatred" in a segment…

What Rachel Means When She Talks "Pressure" Felt As First Black 'Bachelorette'

By Marquaysa Battle
The Bachelorette is only on its fourth episode this season with Rachel Lindsay, but both the competition and the tension have gotten exceptionally thick. From sketchy dudes lying about being in relationships, to intense arguments between the…

18 Best Quotes From Netflix's 'Dear White People'

By Jenna Graham
Looking back on the outrage over the release of Netflix's Dear White People is pretty amusing. So many were quick to judge a show they were completely unfamiliar with. Little did these people know that not only would the series call out issues of…

5 Times The Media Used Science To Back Up Things Black People Already Knew

By Marquaysa Battle
Every time a headline comes out about racism that starts with "new study says..." black people all over my social media share it with an eye roll emoji or three. They usually accompany the post with something along the lines of "I've been saying…

15 Sexy Celebs Who Get Even Hotter Once You Realize How Woke They Are

By Marquaysa Battle
Sigh. There's nothing like a woke celebrity man, who uses his platform to make the world a less horrible place—and who is also fine AF. We quote their tweets, circulate their pictures in our girls' group chats and find ourselves routinely marveling…

Trump Supporter Cancels Airbnb Reservation After Realizing Guest Is Asian

By Robert Anthony
What year are we living in again? It's becoming quite hard to tell after a woman claims her Airbnb reservation was canceled when the host found out she's Asian. According to NBC Los Angeles, a Southern California woman named Dyne Suh had her Airbnb…

5 Fast Facts On Maxine Waters, The Woman Set On Stopping Trump

By Marquaysa Battle
Maxine Waters is the US Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, and one of President Donald Trump's biggest critics. She's hell-bent on getting him impeached before his four years are up, and would say it to the face of any…

5 Fears Black Women Have When Dating Other Races

By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
They say fear is all in your mind, but we can all admit the world has a way of reinforcing those fears on a daily basis. Black women are walking tales of resilience and strength, and it's all embedded in their skin. But like for all great…

'Dear White People' Is Controversial, But Here's What You Should Know About It

By Chamarra McCrorey
We are in a time when racial, social and political divide has taken precedence in the lives of everyday Americans. From police brutality in black communities, the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, to the unpredictable inauguration of our 45th…

John Legend Had An Epic Response To Racist Paparazzo's 'Monkey' Comment

By Robert Anthony
You can add "taking the high road" to John Legend's extensive list of skills. The 38-year-old singer had been strolling through John F. Kennedy International Airport with wife Chrissy Teigen last week when a camera-wielding paparazzo asked Teigen a…

9 Powerful Barack Obama Speeches That Will Be Quoted For Generations To Come

By John Haltiwanger
Regardless of your politics, it's hard to deny Barack Obama has a gift for oratory. In spite of the challenges he's faced during his tenure, Obama consistently used his words to weave an unapologetically optimistic vision of America. But he's also…

How To Pretend You Watched Everything Nominated For The 2017 Golden Globes

By Eitan Levine
Let's be real, you didn't watch 80 percent of the things nominated for Golden Globes this year. It's not your fault. We're in a golden age of TV and movies, which is great but also exhausting. At some point over the past years, it became mandatory…

How I Plan To Use My White Male Privilege To Combat Racism In America

By John Haltiwanger
You're probably familiar with the saying, "The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one." Well, here it goes: America is a racist country. Allow me to clarify. This does not mean all Americans are racist. This does not mean you,…

Teacher Gave His Students A 'White Privilege Survey' And Parents Are Pissed

By Robert Anthony
Wondering what high schoolers are being taught in class these days? What if I told you their lessons consist of things like "white privilege" surveys? While this might not be "a thing" in every American high school in the country, it certainly is at…

Mixed-Race Couples 'Disgust' People, Says Really Depressing Research

By Candice Jalili
It's 2016. We've had our first black president and Beyoncé is basically queen of the world. But a new study finds that racism is still alive and well. Four years ago, things were looking bright: A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that…

This Actor Got President Obama's Blessing To Play Him In A Movie

By John Haltiwanger
In 2008, Stephen Colbert met Will Smith for the first time while he was still the host of "The Colbert Report," and Smith told the late-night host he'd like to be the first black president. This was amid President Obama's first campaign, to provide…

23 Powerful Photos From The RNC That Show How Divided America Is Right Now

By John Haltiwanger
The first day of the Republican National Convention was in many ways defined by massive protests flanked by an extraordinarily large police presence. On Monday afternoon, a large anti-Trump protest marched through downtown Cleveland. The diverse…

I'm Black And This Is How I Feel About The Dallas 'White Lives Matter' Protest

By Taylor Allen
I've never felt more mocked than when I heard about the "White Lives Matter" protest held in Dallas on Sunday, July 17. This is just another example of people belittling a staggering problem that exists in this country. It's even worse than “All…

5 Disturbing Facts That'll Change The Way You Think About American Prisons

By Daniel Myrick
The prison industry is constantly under siege. The nature of modern American prisons is so far detached from the auspices of which they were created that they cannot fairly be justified any longer. What was once, at least in promise, a place for…

10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes We Can Still Learn From Today

By Kayla Lunde
January 15 marks Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 87th birthday. Although he did not speak directly to Generation-Y, many of his teachings still hold true. Following months of scandal, political mudslinging and gospels preaching hatred, it is important…

University Of Missouri President Resigns Amid Protests From Football Team

By Joseph Milord
The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, resigned on Monday following protests over his response to race-related incidents on the school's campus. Wolfe's resignation comes less than 48 hours after the black players of Mizzou's…

Mizzou Football Players Pledge Strike To Protest Campus Race Relations

By Joseph Milord
African-American players on the University of Missouri football team made a public pledge on Saturday to quit playing until their school's president is removed. The pledge follows a series of incidents at the university that have called the campus'…

Fall Preview: 7 New Primetime Shows To Anxiously Await Next Season

By Angela Ruhinda
It’s that magical time of year again! No, it’s not Christmas; it’s so much better than that. Summer is almost over, but fall is on the way. That means there will be new television shows for us to binge on. So, I did you all the favor of breaking…

How The Eric Garner Settlement Evokes An Admission Of Guilt From NYC

By Sarah Moesta
It's been an extremely horrific and difficult year for race relations in America. In June, a terrorist shot and killed nine black people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. In April, the death of Freddie Gray sparked…

My Ancestors Fought For The Confederacy And I'm Glad The Flag Is Coming Down

By John Haltiwanger
The American Civil War, the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history, ended 150 years ago. In spite of that fact, it still has political and cultural relevance to this day. As much as we might try to ignore or deny it, history has an impenetrable grasp on…

4 Books About Current Social Issues Every Millennial Should Read

By Rebecca Schuh
As an aspiring writer, I make it a point to read as many recently published books as I can fit in around serving strangers eggs benedict. I began reading primarily current books with the goal to watch publishing trends and to gain inspiration in…

Powerful Video Shows The Harsh Reality Of Growing Up Black In America

By Emily Arata
It's a tense time for race relations in America, and no one feels it more than young black men. A recently released documentary by The New York Times asked black men of different ages about their experiences growing up in the United States. They…

'Hunger Games' Star Amandla Stenberg Gives Her Opinion On Baltimore Riots

By Adam Pliskin
Amandla Stenberg has no problem speaking her mind when it comes to race relations in America. The "Hunger Games" star recently spoke out about cultural appropriation, especially as it pertains to the music industry. Now, Stenberg is sharing her…

Why Black History Month Is Not The Answer To US Race Relations Issues

By Dylan S. Waisman
When all cultures' histories are truly and fairly embraced, and the accomplishments of even the most marginalized ones are regarded equally alongside those that have always dominated, a level of societal maturity will be within reach. Then, the need…

28 Days: Why Black History Month Is An Insult

By Devin Papillion
You’re going to relegate my history to a month? This was a quote from a short clip of an interview I came across between Morgan Freeman and Mike Wallace during a "60 Minutes" segment a few years ago. It’s only a minute long, but I must’ve watched it…

I Can't Breathe: Why We Need More Than Body Cameras To Change Police

By John Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury voted not to indict the NYPD officer whose actions led to the death of Eric Garner. In July, the officer placed Garner in a chokehold while arresting him for allegedly selling loose, or untaxed, cigarettes.…

We Can't Breathe: I Marched With The Protestors In NYC

By John Haltiwanger
When I first heard the news that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for fatally shooting an unarmed African-American teen, I was distraught, but simultaneously unsurprised. It's very rare for police officers to get formally charged with a…

These Photos Tell The Real Story Of The People In Ferguson And What They Want

By John Haltiwanger
On August 9, 2014, an 18-year-old African-American male named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. He was unarmed, and witnesses contend that he was attempting to surrender when police shot him. Some say that…

You Can't Get Up Without Falling: 10 Life Lessons We Learn From Bad Breakups

By Kristen Kunk
I believe people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes the reasons are obvious; other times, they're far more subtle. Over time, however, we usually come to realize and understand why life took a certain path. From what I know now, most of our…

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From #42 Jackie Robinson

By Joseph Milord
Baseball legend and national hero Jackie Robinson was born in the small farm town of Cairo, Georgia. The youngest of five children, and brother of an Olympic medalist, Robinson lived the life of a kid who was destined for athletic greatness. He was…