Fun fact: Despite voting early, I’ve been proudly holding onto my unworn “I Voted, Did You?” wristband for two weeks now, just waiting to wear it on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in solidarity with my fellow voters.
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Updated Friday, July 20 at 1:34 PM EDT: Well, here’s a predictable plot twist.
After being called out for a collection of racist social media posts echoing the sentiments of noted Twitter political pundit Roseanne Barr, a board member of Alabama’s second-largest school district passionately explained herself by citing Michelle Obama’s unpatriotic hate for America and kneeling NFL players’…
ABC canceled Roseanne on Tuesday after its star Roseanne Barr sent out a tweet saying that former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Although Roseanne would later claim it wasn’t, everyone with a brain knew that the tweet was racist, and ABC acted…
Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key and Brian Tyree Henry shared their thoughts on Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets and the canceling of her show by ABC during a red carpet for Hotel Artemis this week.
By now you have probably already heard that ABC canceled Roseanne after its star, actress-comedian Roseanne Barr, made a horrifyingly racist tweet at the expense of Valerie Jarrett—a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama.
My capacity for being surprised by white people acting white is shrinking at an exponential rate. It was never a generous amount, but what was already small is getting even smaller. That said, I was somewhat surprised by the amount of surprise so many (white) people seemed to possess when they discovered within the…
Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:42 a.m. EDT: Of course Roseanne Barr issued an apology after yet another show of her racist slip, and wanted people to know that it was just a joke, just like the status of her career.
In the nine years of BET Networks’ Leading Women Defined summit, Jeanine Liburd, chief marketing and communications officer at BET, had never seen anything like this.
Valerie Jarrett, the most trusted woman in former President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, has signed a book deal. The former White House senior adviser’s untitled book is expected to combine personal history and civic advice.