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LeVar Burton Tells Trevor Noah that He’s No Longer Interested in Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’

LeVar Burton Says He’s Not Interested in ‘Jeopardy!’ Job Anymore “The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something, they say ‘Be careful of what you wish for,’” Burton said. “Because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all. What I wanted was to compete. […]

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CBS’ Big Brother Has Never Had a Black Winner Before. This Season, ‘The Cookout’ Took Matters Into Their Own Hands

Aside from setting social media on fire, Rogers’ words—as well as the momentary racial reckoning America underwent after the officer-related murder of George Floyd—likely caused execs at CBS to take a long, hard look at their creation and admit that contestants of color—especially Black ones—were at a significant disadvantage every time they agreed to compete […]

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Kevin Durant Is Bringing His Swagger to Apple TV+

Kevin Durant Is Bringing His ‘Swagger’ to Apple TV Swagger is set to debut on October 29th on Apple TV+. The ten-episode season will premiere with the first three episodes, followed by a new one every Friday thereafter through December 17. Advertisement Congrats, Kevin!    

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‘When the Music Changes, So Must Your Dance’: Elaine Welteroth Says Goodbye to The Talk After One Season

Elaine Welteroth Says Goodbye to ‘The Talk’ After One Season She continued, “I’m so glad I didn’t shy away from this divine assignment to learn, to grow, to laugh, to cry, to make new friends, to learn a ton, and most importantly, to stay true to myself and what I stand for every single day—even […]

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What Is ‘Life Comes at You Fast?’: Mike Richards Out as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune Executive Producer

Whoever Sony Entertainment picks as the executive producer… is probably not going to be black… Ah well.. 🙁 i just hope more black people get to be featured regularly on the show (non-celebrities). Maya Angelou was not wrong, years ago when she observed…

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Black Woman Walking Dog on the Beach Is Handled Aggressively by Chicago Cop

Black Woman Walking Dog on the Beach Is Handled Aggressively by Chicago Cop “For some reason, this officer decided to specifically interact, and then ultimately address and attack Ms. Brown,” said Keenan Saulter, the woman’s attorney. Advertisement Saulter said the incident was “a brutal and unprovoked attack,” adding that Brown was leaving the beach when […]

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Man Who Is Not LeVar Burton and Artist Formerly Known as Blossom Named Permanent Hosts of Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! Names Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik as Permant Hosts G/O Media may get a commission After news of Richards and Bialik’s casting began circulating, the When They See Us director tweeted: “Me trying to create a show right in this moment for @levarburton to host and make an international hit,” in tandem with a […]

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Potential Jeopardy! Host Who Is Not LeVar Burton Addresses Lawsuit Allegations; Actual LeVar Burton Gives Thanks

Mike Richards Addresses Lawsuit Allegations; LeVar Burton Thanks Fans LeVar is right—though I hope Jeopardy! makes the best decision and hires him, I ultimately hope his next chapter involves a space where he is completely celebrated and his worthiness is appreciated. Advertisement “So grateful and humbled,” Burton tweeted, reflecting on his previous week as Jeopardy’s guest […]

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Georgia Cops Arrest Black Man After Answering Mental Health Call. One Cop Sicks Police Dog on Him for Seemingly No Reason

G/O Media may get a commission It’s an odd scene because Moya really doesn’t appear to be resisting officers much. Officers can be seen leading him away when he suddenly goes to the ground and as officers appear to struggle with him, an officer with a canine allowed the dog to attack Moya for seemingly […]

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Georgia Cops Arrest Black Man After Answering Mental Health Call. One Cop Sics Police Dog on Him for Seemingly No Reason

G/O Media may get a commission It’s an odd scene because Moya really doesn’t appear to be resisting officers much. Officers can be seen leading him away when he suddenly goes to the ground and as officers appear to struggle with him, an officer with a canine allowed the dog to attack Moya for seemingly […]

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Exclusive Clip: Grown-ish Will Tackle Police Brutality, BLM Uprisings, Looting and White Fragility

Watch Exclusive Clip for Black Lives Matter Episodes of ‘Grown-ish’ “I think in terms of the timing, as much as protests from civil rights to Black Lives Matter have been something that’s marked generations, there’s something about right now and the importance of these storylines, because even in terms of community organizers, we’ve gone from […]

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Costa Rican Gymnast Luciana Alvarado Puts On for the Culture With Black Lives Matter Tribute at Tokyo Olympics

Photo: Ashley Landis (AP) Much has been said about the International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban athletes from kneeling or protesting during the Tokyo Olympics. But despite Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter explicitly stating that “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other […]

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Michael Flynn Was Gifted an AR-15, So of Course He Threatened to Shoot Someone in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) Some white men dress up to reenact wars; others dress in camouflage to hunt unsuspecting animals in their homes; the rest join the police force but some way, white men are always ready for war. Advertisement What war? Who knows, but if I were an alien who just landed on […]

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It’s National LeVar Burton Hosting Jeopardy! Week and Yes, We Will All Be Watching As a Family

LeVar Burton attends the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images) The day has finally come, dear reader! LeVar Burton will finally make his guest hosting debut on Jeopardy! this week, much to literally everyone’s excitement. Advertisement But according to People, while many of us […]

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Ya Know, I Never Thought Arsenio Hall Dissed De La Soul on The Arsenio Hall Show

Illustration: Rachelle Baker Memory is a funny thing. For instance, according to my memory I watched The Arsenio Hall Show regularly and had riveting conversations with my friends about the cultural significance of you-know-who-said-you-know-what-to-you-know-who-about-whatever-it-was-that-had-happened on the show the night before. The truth is, though, that The Arsenio Hall Show debuted when I was 9-years-old and […]

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Welcome to The Black Mainstream

Graphic: Rachelle Baker Some months ago, I was listening to an episode of a very popular podcast hosted by a very popular person. This particular episode was about a very popular Black movie that featured some very popular Black people. The very popular podcast host, though, is not Black, though he was joined by Black […]

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Role Call: Meghan and Harry’s Emmy-Nominated Interview, Shonda’s New Deal, and More

The Highest-Ranking African American Woman in the U.S. Congress Has an Upcoming Documentary U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) speaks prior to State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol on February 4, 2020.Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) If you’re a Black resident of California’s 13th congressional district, stand up and say, “My congresswoman is Black.” […]

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Former St. Louis Cop Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Beating Black Undercover Cop at Protest

Photo: Michael B. Thomas (Getty Images) Cops across the country seem to believe that civil disobedience should be met with sheer, brute force. Very rarely do they face consequences for their actions because the legal system is essentially built to protect them above anyone else. So, it’s not necessarily surprising that in one of the […]

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Comedy Central Expands The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Podcast, Launches New Series Hosted by Roy Wood Jr.

(L-R) Cover art for the new The Daily Show with Trevor Noah podcast series, Beyond the Scenes; Roy Wood Jr. at the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards on March 07, 2021.Photo: Courtesy of Comedy Central/ Getty Images for the Critics Choice Association (Getty Images) Comedian and TV correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, […]

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Let’s Sing the Theme Songs as a Family—These Norman Lear Classics are Coming to Prime Video and IMDb TV

Cover art for Good Times, Sanford, Diff’rent Strokes, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, 227.Image: Courtesy of Prime Video/IMDb TV Grandparents all over the nation who “don’t know how to work no damn streaming” and grandkids who bonded with them while watching classic Black-ass sitcoms can rejoice! Advertisement On Wednesday, Prime Video and IMDb TV (the […]

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Charlie Robinson, Known for Portraying ‘Mac the Clerk’ on Night Court, Dies at 75

Charlie Robinson (1945-2021)Screenshot: FoundationINTERVIEWS/YouTube Actor Charlie Robinson has died at the age of 75, Variety reports. The beloved actor died in his Los Angeles home on Sunday due to cardiac arrest and cancer. Advertisement Born Nov. 9, 1945 in Houston, Texas, Robinson was best known for his portrayal of the cardigan-wearing court clerk Macintosh “Mac” […]

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Charlie Robinson, Known for Portraying ‘Mac the Clerk’ on Night Court, Dies at 75 [Corrected]

Charlie Robinson (1945-2021)Screenshot: FoundationINTERVIEWS/YouTube Correction: 07/13/2021, 4:07 p.m. ET: A previous version of this article stated that Mr. Robinson died in his home, but we have received word from his manager that he died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. We have corrected the sub-headline and below copy to reflect the correct information. Advertisement Actor […]

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LAPD Officer Cleared of Wrongdoing in Sharing ‘You Take My Breath Away’ George Floyd Meme

Photo: Emmanuel Dunand (Getty Images) Many Black people will tell you that any cop who would make light of police brutality is also capable of committing police brutality. Advertisement In February, The Root reported that LAPD officers were under investigation for passing around an insensitive and racist AF photo of George Floyd formatted like a […]

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Is Ramona Singer the Meghan McCain of the Real Housewives Franchise?

Eboni K. Williams, left; Ramona SingerPhoto: Phillip Faraone (Getty Images), Monica Schipper (Getty Images) After 13 seasons, I’m not entirely sure who watches the Real Housewives of New York anymore, but I do know it took 13 reasons for Bravo’s infamously segregated Real Housewives franchise to add a Black woman to its New York cast. […]

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And the Church Said: ‘Cuz That’s My Business.’

Tabitha Brown at the Mercy For Animals Presents Hidden Heroes Gala 2018on September 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California; Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awardson December 10, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Paul Archuleta /Lars Niki for New York Women in Film & Television (Getty Images) Here’s what we’re not gonna do: we […]

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Bye, Phylicia: Social Media Reacts to Phylicia Rashad’s Message of Support for Bill Cosby’s Overturned Sexual Assault Conviction

Phylicia Rashad attends the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Bill Cosby is a free man. As previously reported by The Root, the once-loved comedian was released from prison on Wednesday after the high court of Pennsylvania saw fit […]

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Bye, Phylicia: Social Media Reacts to Phylicia Rashad’s Message of Support for Bill Cosby’s Overturned Sexual Assault Conviction [Updated]

Phylicia Rashad attends the premiere of Tyler Perry’s “A Fall From Grace” at Metrograph on January 13, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty Images) Bill Cosby is a free man. As previously reported by The Root, the once-loved comedian was released from prison on Wednesday after the high court of Pennsylvania saw fit […]

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NeNe Leakes Reveals Husband Gregg Leakes Is Battling Cancer Once Again

NeNe and Gregg Leakes attend Universal, NBC, Focus Features and E! Entertainment Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Jesse Grant for NBCUniversal (Getty Images) NeNe Leakes may be well known for her shade and jokes on Bravo’s popular reality series Real Housewives of Atlanta, but the latest news […]

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