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Here’s Why Meryl Streep’s ‘We’re All Africans’ Comment Shouldn’t Piss You Off

When I first saw the headlines proclaiming Meryl Streep’s answer to questions about diversity in the film business was to say, “We’re all Africans, really,” I sighed. Et tu, Meryl? Seriously?!  After seeing the seemingly dismissive remark, I figured Streep was yet another celeb I’d have to write off for...

Are We The Only Ones Who Think Something’s Awry With This Vanity Fair Shoot?

When I first saw Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s portrait in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, I thought, she doesn’t look like herself. When I gazed at Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis’ raw silhouettes I thought, Oh, the magazine was going for one of those ‘artists bare all, naked and intimate feels with...

Congressional Black Caucus Endorses Hillary Clinton, While Harry Belafonte Picks Bernie Sanders

As the race for the White House heats up, Democratic candidates are focusing their energy on winning over one extremely important group in South Carolina–Black voters. Unlike the previous two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, which Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split, South Carolina’s Democratic electorate is...

Justice Department Sues Ferguson, Mo. Over Police Conduct

The Department of Justice have launched a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson for its police conduct. “We intend to aggressively prosecute this case,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters Wednesday, “and we intend to prevail.” “The residents of Ferguson have suffered the deprivation of...

Taraji P. Henson Lands Role as Genius NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Taraji P. Henson is set to star in Hidden Figures, a movie based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. Henson, who just won a Golden Globe for best actress for her role as...

Cleveland Bills Tamir Rice’s Family For Ambulance Ride After Cop Killed Him

Stay classy, Cleveland. The city has filed a claim against the family of Tamir Rice for $500. The claim involves the ambulance ride that Rice was in after he was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014. Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the...