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Is the NFL Blacklisting Kerry Rhodes Because He Might Be Gay?

Is the NFL Blacklisting Kerry Rhodes Because He Might Be Gay?

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 12:54PM

The NFL player is talented and productive. But he’s also unemployed. Deadspin wonders why.

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Russell Simmons: 'I've Done More For Blacks in Fashion and Gay Rights' Than André Leon Talley'

Russell Simmons: ‘I’ve Done More For Blacks in Fashion and Gay Rights’ Than André Leon Talley’

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:29AM

Fighting words on Twitter.

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HBO's 'Girls' May Be About to Welcome Its First Black Girl Character

HBO’s ‘Girls’ May Be About to Welcome Its First Black Girl Character

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 11:10AM

Something new to look forward to in the show’s third season.

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Author Jesmyn Ward Talks About the Love and Loss of Young Black Men

Author Jesmyn Ward Talks About the Love and Loss of Young Black Men

by Jamilah King on September 16 2013, 7:00AM

In her new memoir, “Men We Reaped,” the award-wining writer examines five lives that ended too soon

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New York City Says Goodbye to Its Oldest Taxi Driver

New York City Says Goodbye to Its Oldest Taxi Driver

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:09AM

Johnnie “Spider” Footman began collecting fares way back in 1945.

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Cam Newton Handles Questions About Race at NFL Press Conference

Cam Newton Handles Questions About Race at NFL Press Conference

by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 12:06PM

The Carolina Panther talks about being a black quarterback.

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Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

Watch Tyrone Williams BMX This Citi Bike

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 10:35AM

Think these bikes are wack? You better call Tyrone.

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There's a Documentary About Sonia Sanchez in the Works

There’s a Documentary About Sonia Sanchez in the Works

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:36AM

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

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Muslim Woman Wins Hijab Suit Against Abercrombie and Fitch

Muslim Woman Wins Hijab Suit Against Abercrombie and Fitch

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 11:14AM

A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the store violated federal anti-discrimination employment guidelines when it fired an employee who refused to remove her hijab.

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Meet the Team Behind the 2pac, Eazy-E, Ol' Dirty Bastard Holograms

Meet the Team Behind the 2pac, Eazy-E, Ol’ Dirty Bastard Holograms

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 10:49AM

Chris Romero and AV concepts bringing hip-hop’s fallen heroes back to life, one massive concert at a time.

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Octavia Butler's Message to the Grassroots

Octavia Butler’s Message to the Grassroots

by Jamilah King on September 11 2013, 7:00AM

A group of progressive organizers want to take Octavia Butler’s lessons from the page and into the streets.

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Movie-Goers Find Violence in '12 Years a Slave' Too Intense, Walk Out

Movie-Goers Find Violence in ‘12 Years a Slave’ Too Intense, Walk Out

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM

For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.

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Magic Johnson Talks About How His Gay Son Fits Into MLK's Dream

Magic Johnson Talks About How His Gay Son Fits Into MLK’s Dream

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:56AM

Don’t like that he has a gay son? That’s on you.

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Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell On What's So Funny About Race

Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell On What’s So Funny About Race

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:45AM

The two comedians opened up to The Root.

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Watch White People React Angrily to the Word 'Hipster'

Watch White People React Angrily to the Word ‘Hipster’

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:32AM

Let’s all just work on being a little bit more sensitive.

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Janelle Monáe Performs New Song on David Letterman's Desk

Janelle Monáe Performs New Song on David Letterman’s Desk

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 11:25AM

The singer turned David Letterman’s desk into a stage and performed her new song “Dance Apocalyptic.”

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Janelle Monáe: Cyborg Diva, Black Girl Nerd, Marketing Genius

Janelle Monáe: Cyborg Diva, Black Girl Nerd, Marketing Genius

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 7:00AM

On the occasion of the release of her sophomore album, it’s worth taking a look at the power of this Kansas City black girl’s brand.

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Marimacho Plays With Gender at New York Fashion Week

Marimacho Plays With Gender at New York Fashion Week

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 1:33PM

The gender queer fashion line made a splash at this year’s biggest fashion event.

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Eagles Fan Makes the Best Case for a Washington Redskins Name Change

Eagles Fan Makes the Best Case for a Washington Redskins Name Change

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 12:39PM

A severed head has been making an appearance at Eagles-Redskins games for years.

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Edwidge Danticat on the Dilemma of the Immigrant Writer

Edwidge Danticat on the Dilemma of the Immigrant Writer

by Jamilah King on September 9 2013, 9:54AM

The author talks about her new book.

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