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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 20, 2019 at 04:00. 18 comments

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

'Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?': Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things.

As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived blather.

In their latest foray into foolishness and fuckery, the one-time Black Lives Matter enthusiasts...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 20, 2019 at 00:30.

Watch: Dear White People Grows by Any Means Necessary in Season 3 Trailer

Watch: Dear White People Grows by Any Means Necessary in Season 3 Trailer

Dear White People mastermind Justin Simien lives to torment us all.

As he admitted to Bustle, his mission in life is to “surprise the viewer.”

“From the movie, the spirit of, ‘It’s not what you think it is,’ has always been pervasive in the world of Dear White People,” Simien said.

When last he left us, the 36-year-old put jaws on the floor with a game-changing plot twist in the Season...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 19, 2019 at 22:30. 6 comments

Earth, Wind & Fire Becomes First R&B Group to Receive Kennedy Center Honors. Taylor Swift Snubbed Again

Earth, Wind & Fire Becomes First R&B Group to Receive Kennedy Center Honors. Taylor Swift Snubbed Again

Give them all the things.

After turning countless dance floors into a “Boogie Wonderland,” Earth, Wind & Fire will become the first R&B group to receive the Kennedy Center Honors, according to Billboard.

“The Kennedy Center Honors celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness,” Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 19, 2019 at 04:00.

Barack Obama Gives Urban Alliance Interns the Surprise of Their Lives

Barack Obama Gives Urban Alliance Interns the Surprise of Their Lives

In his efforts to further cement his status as the coolest former president of all-time, Barack Obama treated students at his Obama Foundation to a special surprise.

On Tuesday, the Hill reports that our forever president pulled up on a group of Urban Alliance interns, more commonly known as the Obama Youth Job Corps as a result of their partnership with the Obama Foundation, during a meeting...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 19, 2019 at 03:00. 16 comments

Racists Ruin a Perfectly Good 'For Sale' Sign With Racial Slur

Racists Ruin a Perfectly Good 'For Sale' Sign With Racial Slur

All a Jefferson County, Ala., couple was trying to do was sell a damn house, but in what’s become an everyday occurrence in Trump’s America, racism wouldn’t let them be great.

From AL.com:

An interracial Jefferson County couple was shocked to find one of their realty company signs defaced Wednesday morning with a racial slur.

Jeremy and Gina Miller were alerted about the slur on one of Jeremy...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 18, 2019 at 21:33.

Watch Offset and Cardi B Do Anything—Like Translate Their Lyrics—for 'Clout'

Watch Offset and Cardi B Do Anything—Like Translate Their Lyrics—for 'Clout'

Contrary to popular belief, I’m actually pretty damn old.

Sure, the gift of melanin means my black has yet to crack, but I’ve been in bed by like 8 p.m. every day this week, my sciatic nerve is well past its prime, and I have no idea what the hell “no cap” even means.

So I’d like to take the time to thank Kiari Cephus and Belcalis Almanzar, better known to you young whippersnappers as hip-hop...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 18, 2019 at 04:00.

Now Would Be an Opportune Time to Add LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Brand to Your List of Thoughts and Prayers

Now Would Be an Opportune Time to Add LaVar Ball and His Big Baller Brand to Your List of Thoughts and Prayers

Once upon a 2017, Big Baller Brand was primed to become the next big thing.

It had popular sports figures and celebrities like Nipsey Hussle, The Game, and Fox Sports 1’s Shannon Sharpe tripping over themselves to sing its praises; it had infiltrated the vaulted status of the NBA courtesy of its signature ZO2 sneaker, and even Jay-Z drank the Kool-Aid, telling Rap Radar’s Elliot Wilson, “[Big...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 18, 2019 at 00:30. 1 comments

It Looks Like Meek Mill May Get a New Trial: 'We Are One Step Closer to Justice'

It Looks Like Meek Mill May Get a New Trial: 'We Are One Step Closer to Justice'

Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, has spent the last 11 years of his life hounded by a drug and gun conviction that stole his freedom and served as a textbook example of our deeply flawed criminal justice system. But his nightmare might soon be coming to an end, as the possibility of a new trial comes closer to reality.

From Variety:

On Tuesday, Mill and his lawyers stood before three...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 17, 2019 at 21:00. 1 comments

Chance the Rapper Reveals Title, Release Date of Debut ‘Owbum’ on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Chance the Rapper Reveals Title, Release Date of Debut ‘Owbum’ on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Despite mounds of evidence to the contrary, Chi-Town superhero Chance the Rapper refuses to call any of his previous releases “albums.” They’re mixtapes, dammit. He said what he said.

I mean, sure. They’re all monetized, courtesy of their availability on streaming services, all have infiltrated the Billboard charts, and all feature original compositions, but were any of them albums? Of course...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 17, 2019 at 02:30.

Nipsey Hussle Still Under Investigation for Gang Affiliations

Nipsey Hussle Still Under Investigation for Gang Affiliations

Despite being hailed by the Los Angeles Police Department as a community leader who invested in the youth and created countless opportunities for residents of South Los Angeles, Nipsey Hussle was reportedly under investigation for his gang affiliations prior to his killing earlier this year.

The New York Times reports that the LAPD and the city’s attorney’s office opened the investigation,...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 16, 2019 at 23:30. 2 comments

Death of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Ruled a Homicide

Death of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Ruled a Homicide

Authorities have revealed the cause of death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a beloved activist and pillar of her Baton Rouge, La., community.

According to Buzzfeed News, a preliminary autopsy conducted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office determined that the 75-year-old died of “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation.”

Her death has been ruled a homicide.

Coroner William “Beau” Clark...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 16, 2019 at 01:00. 3 comments

Boxing Legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dead at 55

Boxing Legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker Dead at 55

Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, the former world champion boxer who embarrassed opponents with his elusive defense and crisp counterpunches, has died at the age of 55.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Norfolk, Va., native was fatally struck by a car while crossing the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Baker Road in Virginia Beach, Va. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Before...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 21:36. 13 comments

New Barack Obama Statue Includes a Surprise Dose of Black Girl Magic

New Barack Obama Statue Includes a Surprise Dose of Black Girl Magic

I’ve never spent a day of my life in South Dakota, but artist James Van Nuys just provided compelling incentive to do so.

On Saturday, the 64-year-old sculptor revealed the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project—a life-size sculpture of our forever President Barack Obama.

KOTA reports that the bronze sculpture, which took about two years and over 500 hours to complete, will...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 18:58.

With Multiple Races Too Close to Call, Florida Prepares for Mandatory Recounts

With Multiple Races Too Close to Call, Florida Prepares for Mandatory Recounts

According to the New York Times, Florida officials announced Saturday that with the elections for senator, governor and agriculture commissioner deemed too close to call, that mandatory machine recounts are in order.

Gov. Rick Scott, whose sizable lead has evaporated to less than 13,000 votes as ballots continue to be tallied, has cried foul. The target of his ire, Broward County elections...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 18:01.

Osundairo Brothers Planned to Admit Jussie Smollett's Alleged Homophobic Attack Was Staged—Until They Didn't

Osundairo Brothers Planned to Admit Jussie Smollett's Alleged Homophobic Attack Was Staged—Until They Didn't

The Osundairo Brothers—who reportedly don’t own shirts and are best known as the guys caught on tape purchasing ski masks and MAGA hats prior to Jussie Smollett’s alleged homophobic assault —want you to know that their new name is Bennett, cause they ain’t in it.

In the aftermath of the alleged homophobic assault that wasor wasn’t —the dynamic duo has opted to lay low and refrain from...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 17:56.

Black Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Being Shot by a Police Officer During Traffic Stop

Black Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Being Shot by a Police Officer During Traffic Stop

For black men throughout the country, getting pulled over by the police is one of our biggest fears—if not our greatest source of anxiety. But to be charged with attempting to murder a police officer after what should’ve been a routine stop is something none of us could ever foresee coming.

WESH-2 reports that at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 29, Rocky Rudolph Jr. was pulled over by Seminole...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 17:50.

Suspected Killer of Angela Simmons' Ex-Fiancé in Custody; Denied Bond

Suspected Killer of Angela Simmons' Ex-Fiancé in Custody; Denied Bond

The man accused of shooting Sutton Tennyson, the 37-year-old ex-fiancé of Angela Simmons, surrendered himself to police on Wednesday.

Michael Williams, of Atlanta, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm during a felony.

“He’s absolutely devastated,” his attorney, Jackie Patterson, told Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News. “He’s a family...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 15:02.

Missouri Dangerously Close to Becoming First State Without Access to Abortion Clinics

Missouri Dangerously Close to Becoming First State Without Access to Abortion Clinics

Last week, Gov. Mike Parson—in his efforts to position Missouri as “one of the strongest pro-life states in the country”—signed legislation that makes any doctor who performs an abortion within the state subject to up to 15 years imprisonment.

Missouri Governor Signs Legislation Banning Abortions at 8 Weeks

On Friday, Missouri Gov. Michael L. Parson signed controversial legislation banning...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 14:11.

Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o Co-Sign the Electrifying Us Tribute We Never Knew We Needed 

Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o Co-Sign the Electrifying <i>Us</i> Tribute We Never Knew We Needed 

While Jordan Peele spent his weekend breaking box office records with relative ease, dancer Kendra “K.O” Oyesanya spent hers breaking the internet—because why not?

On Saturday, the Step Up: High Water actress sent social media into a frenzy with a mind-blowing dance routine she unleashed with the help of Antwon Keith Collier, Rhyan Hill, and Payton Ali—inspired by Peele’s instant classic...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 04:41.

Boston Red Sox Legend David Ortiz in Stable Condition After Being Shot in the Dominican Republic

Boston Red Sox Legend David Ortiz in Stable Condition After Being Shot in the Dominican Republic

Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz is in stable condition after being shot at a club in the Dominican Republic.

According to ESPN, the 43-year-old baseball legend was ambushed by a motorcyclist who shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range. Two other people were injured in the shooting, including television host Jhoel Lopez. The attack occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. local time...

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