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Contractor Shows Up at Black Couple’s House With Confederate Flag, Shockingly Gets Fired: ‘I Didn’t Know the Flag Offended, Y’all’

Photo: iStock In my 38 years of life, I’ve owned Tonka Trucks, college degrees, and poor credit, but a golf cart sounds like an unexpected headache waiting to happen. To that end, Yahoo reports that ATLiens Allison and Zeke Brown got the surprise of their lives when a contractor they hired to fix the brakes […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 27: Junk Yard Band ‘Loose Booty’

Photo: Liaison Washington, D.C., and its culture absolutely changed my life. I was first introduced to D.C.—outside of the national stories about Marion Barry—in a pre-freshman program the summer before my freshman year at Morehouse College in 1997. A few of the students in the program were from D.C. and they all stood out for […]

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Robin Givens, Brian White and Essence Atkins Serve Up Ambitions for OWN

Photo: Guy D’Alema (OWN) Are you ready for some Ambitions? That’s the question super-producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along, Think Like a Man and OWN reality dating show Ready to Love) and Oprah Winfrey’s OWN ask with their brand-new primetime soap starring Robin Givens, Brian White and Essence Atkins. With a lead-in from Tyler […]

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Tiffany Haddish Has Cancelled A Show In Atlanta Over Georgia’s Abortion Law

Getty Image Since Georgia, along with several other states, passed restrictive abortion laws last month, the backlash has been fierce. Several performers have refused to shoot movies there; Disney has threatened to pull out of Atlanta, where they’ve filmed, among other things, many of their Marvel movies. Even far right pundit Tomi Lahren was surprisingly […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 13: Lysette Titi ‘Young, Sad and Blue’

Photo: Volcano For years, I knew very little about Lysette. For instance, I had no idea her actual artist name (at the time) was Lysette Titi. I didn’t know she was from the D.C. area. I had no idea she was, at one point, a lead singer for legendary D.C. go-go band Backyard Band. All […]

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From Morehouse College’s Bookstore to My Gate at the Airport in Under 40 Minutes: An Atlanta Story

Photo: iStock Let’s just give you all the punchline first: Dear people who live in Atlanta, I made it from Morehouse College’s campus bookstore to my actual gate at Hartsfield-Jackson in under 40 minutes, while gassing up my rental car and dropping it off to the facility in between. Also, I have receipts to prove […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 7: Mother’s Finest ‘Love Changes’

Photo: Epic I came to know this song by way of one of the greatest groups ever assembled: Immature. The trio of Marques “Batman” Houston, Jerome “Romeo” Jones and Kelton “LDB” Kessee recorded “Feel the Funk” in 1995 for the white-savior extraordinaire film Dangerous Minds soundtrack (it was also included on their 1995 album, We […]

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