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The hottest news from black people on Twitter

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Top tweets by black stars

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Twitter Creates #AshyLarryBoyBands in Response to Lupita Backlash

By The hashtag hilariously trends on Twitter after people complain about Lupita Nyong’o’s “most beautiful” title. Read More

Lupita Nyong’o Named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

By With an Oscar win already under her belt, Lupita Nyong’o has just been named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2014. Read More

NYPD Asks for Photos With Hashtag #myNYPD: Black Twitter’s Brutally Funny Response

By They were probably expecting nice photos with friendly cops. That’s not what they got. Read More

Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles 

By The president and first lady send a condolence letter to the family of the house-music legend. Read More

Former Producer Attempts to Extort Jay Z for $100,000

By Chauncey Mahan says he was doing Jay Z a favor by holding on to the master recordings. Read More

The Boondocks Returns, With Mixed Reactions

By Season 4 of The Boondocks premiered last night, but did it meet expectations? Read More

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