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Will Smith Is Getting His Body-Ody-Ody Right in New Slate of YouTube Original Series

Will Smith poses at the ‘Bad Boys For Life’ launching photocall on January 8, 2020. Photo: Gabriel Bouys / AFP (Getty Images) Back in the ’90s, Will Smith once looked at his kingdom because he was finally there, and sat on his throne as the Prince of Bel Air. Cut to the roaring 2020s and […]

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She Just Did It: Simone Biles Makes the Leap From Nike to Athleta

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles appears in Times Square for SK-II Beauty Campaign on March 03, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Arturo Holmes (Getty Images) Every professional athlete knows brand endorsements are the real butter atop their breadwinning. Similarly, brands know star athletes are big business. In what can only be called a stunning upset, Nike […]

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Alicia Garza Discusses Leaving Black Lives Matter, the Complications of Balancing Activism and Branding on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) One thing is for sure, two things are for certain: Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered isn’t always what we expect, but it’s always a treat. Advertisement On the latest episode, the award-winning journalist chops it up with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, who dishes on her new book, The […]

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‘I Knew I Had More to Give:’ Simone Biles on Returning to the Mat and Representing Abuse Survivors at 2021 Olympic Games

Simone Biles competes on Day 9 of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 12, 2019, in Stuttgart, Germany.Image: Laurence Griffiths (Getty Images) Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is speaking out about her return to the mat for the 2021 Games. Advertisement Glamour reports that Biles, in conversation with Today host Hoda Kotb, […]

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White America’s Favorite Honey Baked Ham Is in Twitter Jail After Coming for BLM Co-Founder for Buying House in White Neighborhood

Jason WhitlockScreenshot: YouTube Sports pariah and white America’s favorite lapdog Jason Whitlock is unfortunately a Black man. As such, Whitlock has found a niche in life in which his whole modus operandi is to denounce, bash, and destroy the Movement for Black Lives. Whitlock hates Black people. He hates progressive Black people even more. He […]

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Let Them Lead: It’s Time to Follow Black Women and Girls Toward Justice

Photo: insta_photos (Shutterstock) Despite some (if uneven) progress with vaccinations, we still face a pandemic of pandemics: A deadly virus that exposes and aggravates deep-seated racism and gender-bias throughout our societies and institutions. Indeed, all of the data affirm, women—particularly women of color—bear the brunt of these interconnected crises. Advertisement The facts are devastating: Women […]

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BLM Los Angeles Co-Founder Appears to Respond to Criticism From Tamir Rice’s Mother [Updated]

Screenshot: @DaShaunLH/ Twitter Updated, TIME, DATE: This story has been re-edited and re-structured to reflect that Melina Abdullah did not specifically reference anyone in her video where she called out critics of the Black Lives Matter movement. Advertisement On Tuesday, The Root reported that Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, criticized Until Freedom founder Tamika Mallory over […]

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Black Lives Matter Says $3 Million Fund for People Struggling From Pandemic Depleted After One Day, Seeks More Donations

Photo: Eugenio Marongiu (Shutterstock) A day after announcing a $3 million fund to support grants to Black people struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) says the fund has been exhausted. On Thursday, in a press release sent to The Root, BLMGNF said it had launched a BLM […]

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Alicia Garza and Black to the Future Action Fund on What Democrats Owe Black Voters

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images) Black organizers are leveraging the powerful showing of Black voters in the last election to call on President Biden and Democrat lawmakers to move forward on “bold, innovative” solutions to address the many crises facing a community of people who helped secure pivotal wins for the party in 2020. Black […]

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Big Beauty Tuesday: I Spent a Month With Alicia Keys’ Soulcare Line…Am I ‘Fallin’ for It?

Screenshot: Keys Soulcare (YouTube) “What is Soulcare?” a promotional video for Alicia Keys’ then-upcoming Keys Soulcare platform and skincare line asked last September—and rightly so, because I, for one, wanted answers. After all, “self-care” is a much talked-about but ultimately elusive and highly subjective concept—and also an overused one as we’ve scrambled to carve out […]

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Dianne Durham, First Black Woman to Win a USA Gymnastics National Championship, Dies at 52

Dianne Durham of Gary, Ind., eyes the uneven parallel bars as she starts her routine in the women’s individual finals of the McDonald’s International Gymnastic Championships in Los Angeles, Aug. 29, 1983. Durham won the silver medal in the event but had to withdraw from two other events because of an earlier injury. Durham had […]

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Become First Black Woman to Lead World Trade Organization

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Fianace speaks at The 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York on September 19, 2017 in New York CityPhoto: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Getty Images) After the South Korean candidate dropped out of the running, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to become the […]

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Senate Democrats Draft Resolution Condemning White Supremacy

Supporters of former US President Donald Trump protest inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images (Getty Images) In response to the Trump-encouraged coup attempt in Washington, D.C., last month, Senate Democrats are drafting a resolution condemning white supremacy. Axios reports that the resolution, whose lead sponsor is […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals She’s a Sexual Assault Survivor as She Recounts Traumatic Moments During Capitol Insurrection: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’

Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knew during the Capitol insurrection that she was a target. She knew this because ever since she took office, white supremacists, both in and outside of Congress, couldn’t keep her name out of their mouths. During an Instagram Live broadcast Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she’s […]

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Black Lives Matter Nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP (Getty Images) The Black Lives Matter movement, which has proven itself a defining force for human rights advocacy in our time, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination was made by a Norwegian member of Parliament, Petter Eide, according to the Guardian. Three Black women—Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors, and […]

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