If you woke up this morning and were shocked to discover that one of Black America’s favorite musical legends had gone home to glory, calm down. You don’t have to pull out your white painter’s cap, put on “Joy & Pain” and contemplate what steps you should take before you let go. Nothing happened to Frankie Beverly and…
New York City Shells Out $625K to Woman Whose Baby Was Ripped from Her Arms During Welfare Office Confrontation
New York City taxpayers have to pay dearly for the bad judgment of officers who ripped a baby from a woman’s arms during a visit to a human resources office last December.
If You’re Feeling Insecure About Your Career Goals, Here’s Some Inspiration—Issa Rae Tweeted Her Future 10 Years Ago
Ten years a slave to social media one-upping, another decade is wrapping up, y’all! Like we always do at this time, many people turn to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to reflect on the past year they’ve had.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the human embodiment of a silent, funky-ass fart, thinks it’s pretty hilarious that the federal courts are being stacked with conservative judges and that he led the Senate in blocking President Obama from installing his own pick for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cam’ron Doesn’t Believe Dinosaurs Existed, Probably Because the T-Rex’s Arms Are Too Small to Rep Dipset
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, B.o.B. decided to proclaim that the earth is flat. To many scientists, that statement did not curl all the way over (but the earth does), and yet, B.o.B. stood firm.
Stephen A. Smith’s Ego and Hairline Suffers 2-Inch Setback After Jemele Hill Snatches His Wig on Twitter
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is a black man. He’s had to point this out a lot over the past few months when his black credentials were thoroughly examined after what many believed was a bashing of quarterback-turned-freedom-fighter Colin Kaepernick’s clusterfuck on an NFL tryout.
If you, like me, aren’t blessed to live in a warm climate during the winter months, no doubt skincare rises on your list of concerns on a seasonal basis. As the temps drop, our melanin is more vulnerable than ever to ashiness—not to mention the inevitable chapped lips and windburned cheeks. While skincare may not…
Be Best: Michelle Obama Throws Some Love to Greta Thunberg After Trump Cyber-Bullied the Teenage Climate Activist
Michelle Obama had some uplifting words for climate activist and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year Greta Thunberg after the teenager was bullied online by none other than the President of the United States.
New Jersey senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker’s can-do spirit is still intact despite dismal fundraising and sad polling numbers, both of which will keep him off the debate stage on Dec. 19.
There was a presence about him; he ruled the block. In 1994, Davine Manson was just 19 years old when she caught the attention of Shawn Jordan, at the time a known drug dealer. Manson and one of her friends at the now-shuttered Stowe Village housing project in Hartford, Conn., were struggling to carry groceries into…
Whenever someone asks if writing the weekly Clapback Mailbag ever gets old, I tell them that receiving and reading notes from people telling me why I’m so wrong can sometimes be annoying.
Fresh into his new job as governor of Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to more than 140,000 formerly incarcerated Kentuckians—a move that inordinately affects voting rights for African Americans in the Bluegrass State.
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Melina Matsoukas Wasn’t Surprised About the Golden Globes Snub, Says Voters Refused to Watch Queen & Slim
Every year it’s the same ol’ dance—there’s a major award ceremony nominations announcement, congratulatory messages are thrown about, quickly followed by snubbing outrage. That tradition was no different following the recent nominations announcement for the 2020 Golden Globes.
In a move we all saw coming but it still took forever, the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Quid Pro Hoe. After a marathon arguing session Thursday night that looked a lot like arguments in my house, the Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to impeach the…
Mary J. Blige and Simone I. Smith have embarked on a journey of sisterhood. Through their jewelry line, SisterLove, the dynamic duo is instilling strength, edge, style, and sassiness. Their goal is to make women feel elevated.