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Hill Harper Reveals Working with LL Cool J, Denzel Washington Propelled Career

ABC/Stuart Pettican THE GOOD DOCTOR – ABC’s “The Good Doctor” stars Hill Harper as Dr. Horace Andrews. Hill Harper is probably one of the most diverse actors that you’ve ever seen and you probably didn’t even know it. How many people can say that they appeared on the hit 90s television show, Married With Children, […]

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Joe Biden Is Going Back to the Clinton Playbook

When Joe Biden made his first bid for president, he was forced to drop out after plagiarizing British Labour leader Neil Kinnock in a Democratic debate. Now, in his third run for the White House, Biden is plagiarizing himself. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to restore America’s soul,” he bellowed at the Iowa Democratic Steak […]

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Feds Charge Ex-Fugees Pras of Campaign Finance Fraud in the 2012 US Presidential Election

PrasPhoto: Getty Pras, aka the “other” Fugee, is facing federal charges of campaign finance fraud in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in a case involving an international fugitive financier and a Malaysian investment fund. Pras, government name Prakazrel Michel, is accused of helping Malaysian financier Jho Low, who’s been on the run from authorities for […]

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Barack Obama’s Memoir Could Arrive Just in Time to Disrupt Trump’s Reelection Campaign

Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais (AP Photo) For those eagerly anticipating Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir, you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer. USA Today reports that Publisher Penguin Random House began alerting foreign partners and others about the status of the memoir on Tuesday, and the word on the street is that the […]

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Democrats Need an Anti-Austerity Message

It’s a simple truth: Republicans explode the deficit when they’re in power. But, as soon as they’re out of power, they demand austerity—while painting Democrats as wasteful socialists who trade handouts for votes.  That’s been pretty much a given for a generation now, but have Democrats come up with an answer? Barack Obama spent his […]

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Kellyanne Conway, Asked by No One, Offers Opinion on Obama After Clinton Loss in ’16

Photo: Getty Images Kellyanne Conway has managed to run afoul of quite a few people during her time as a member of Donald Trump’s braintrust. While using nearly every appearance on national television to muddy the waters of dialogue with half-truths, whole lies and missing hairspray, she has managed to flummox, flabbergast, and vex nearly […]

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Trump Nominee Stephen Moore Fails Miserably at Defending Racist Public Housing Joke About Obama

Screenshot: @FiringLineShow (Twitter) If there’s a redeeming quality for racists, it’s that they’re generally crystal clear on where they stand. Their flawed logic is brazen and upfront. They do a terrible job of concealing their bigotry and xenophobia, so why even try to? They call me a “shining monkey” or a “nigger” to my face […]

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Barack Obama Praised The Late John Singleton For ‘Opening Doors For Filmmakers Of Color’

Getty Image Tributes have been pouring in for John Singleton, the trailblazing filmmaker who died Monday, at the young age of 51, following a massive stroke. Actors who worked with him — including Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, and Regina King — mourned his loss, as did colleagues and fans who praised him for opening […]

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Now That Obama Boulevard is Officially a Thing, Here’s How Los Angeles Plans to Celebrate

Photo: Streeter Lecka (Getty Images) On the 2018 Beyoncé-infused “Black Effect,” Jay-Z nonchalantly professed “I’m good on every MLK,” keenly aware that civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has roads sprinkled throughout the country carrying his namesake. But on the flip side, our forever president Barack Obama—whose own iconic status wasn’t solidified until January […]

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The RBG Election

With Joe Biden’s entry into the Democratic presidential race last week, there are now at least 20 candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump next November. They run a wide gamut of ideological stances, from the democratic socialism of Bernie Sanders to the reformist liberalism of Elizabeth Warren to the nostalgic centrism of Biden, Beto […]

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What Does Joe Biden Stand For, Exactly?

Every presidential candidate runs on some combination of two things: what they’ve already done, and what they plan to do next. More experienced candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders can lean on both equally, while relative newcomers like Beto O’Rourke or Pete Buttigieg tend to focus on the latter. The calculus for Joe Biden […]

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How the U.S. Became a Haven for War Criminals

Isaac was 12 when he was taken. He and his 18-year-old sister Marie had been living in the Liberian bush for about a month, having left Kakata, a town just beyond the perimeter of the U.S.-owned Firestone rubber plantation, when Charles Taylor’s forces launched an attack on the nearby city of Monrovia in October 1992. […]

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Obama Had Biden Pump His Breaks on ’16 Presidential Bid: Report

Photo: Getty Images According to a New York Times feature describing the relationship between the former presidential partners, President Barack Obama urged Joe Biden, his Vice President, not to run. According to the times, Obama “gently pressed” Biden on his 2016 aspirations over the span of a few weeks before having a strategist deliver a […]

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The Trigger Presidency

Last month, Media Matters surfaced a litany of racist, misogynist, and creepy comments that Tucker Carlson made from 2006 to 2011 on shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show. Carlson’s attempts at dropping his Brooks Brothers floor manager persona to sound like a regular joe are pure cringe comedy. He passes off his now […]

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69-Year-Old Militia Leader Accused of Harassing Migrants on the US-Mexico Border Boasted of Aim to Kill Obama, Clinton: Report

Photo: iStock Guess we could have seen this one coming: The 69-year-old leader of an armed militia group accused of rounding up migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and holding them at gunpoint before turning them over to U.S. Border Patrol told the FBI his group was training to kill Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and prominent Democratic […]

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Add Trump’s Yemen Veto to Obama’s Legacy

Donald Trump loves to present himself as the anti-Obama. But this week, when he handily vetoed a congressional resolution directing him to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, he leaned heavily upon his predecessor’s policies—an inconvenient fact for both presidents’ supporters. For the past four years, a coalition of 10 […]

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Add Trump’s Yemen Veto to Obama’s Spotty War Legacy

Donald Trump loves to present himself as the anti-Obama. But this week, when he handily vetoed a congressional resolution directing him to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, he leaned heavily upon his predecessor’s policies—an inconvenient fact for both presidents’ supporters. For the past four years, a coalition of 10 […]

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Barack Obama Praised The Early Success Of LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ School

Getty Image LeBron James has long maintained his focus on community-minded efforts, particularly in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where last summer he unveiled his most ambitious altruistic project yet — an alternative public school that serves some 240 of the area’s most underprivileged and at-risk students. There was healthy skepticism, however, about the efficacy […]

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Nipsey Hussle Celebrated as a Visionary Activist at Public Memorial in Los Angeles

Signage of Nipsey Hussle is seen on the side of Los Angeles’ Staples Center prior to Hussle’s memorial service there on April 11, 2019.Photo: Getty Tens of thousands of people packed Los Angeles’ 21,000-capacity Staples Center Thursday while many others stood outside and gathered throughout the city as fans, friends and family bid farewell to […]

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Barack Obama Praised Nipsey Hussle’s Community Service Legacy In A Letter Read At The Rapper’s Memorial

Getty Image Barack Obama praised Nipsey Hussle’s community service legacy in a letter read at the rapper’s memorial, after an emotional performance from Marsha Ambrosius and before a controversial eulogy from Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. The letter was read by Nipsey’s business partner Karen Civil and gave the former President’s condolences […]

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