Tag: businesspeople

Turns Out There Was Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania After a Man Voted for Donald Trump in His Dead Mother’s Name

Photo: roibu (Shutterstock) It’s a story as old as time. The Republican Party rails against a thing, only for Republican voters to be found responsible for doing that thing. For example: “We don’t riot or destroy property when we don’t get our way!” Advertisement *Trump supporters riot and destroy property at the Capitol because the […]

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Meghan’s Next Move? Children’s Book Author!

Photo: Toby Melville – Pool (Getty Images), Image: Random House Books for Young Readers (Getty Images) It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root It’s safe to say Father’s Day will look a little different for the Sussexes this year, for better and for worse. While Prince Harry appears to unfortunately still be […]

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The Racist Former President Just Called LeBron James a Racist

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) LeBron James isn’t like other former mega stars who allowed their fame to keep them from talking about difficult issues. He understands the power he holds, and as such, he uses his platform to shed light on issues that plague the Black community. Accordingly, James has been vocal about […]

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Brian Kemp Says MLB Moving All-Star Game Hurts Minorities, Because White People Love Pretending They Know What’s Best for Black People

Photo: Megan Varner (Getty Images) I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again anyway: White conservatives are annoying AF. Their dedication to being obtuse, gaslight-prone and wilfully disingenuous makes them the living embodiment of nails on a chalkboard, and among their most irritating practices is the one where they pretend to care […]

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Prince Philip Dies at 99, and Fox News Is Already Blaming Meghan Markle

Photo: Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool (Getty Images) Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of the United Kingdom’s long-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth, has died. He was 99. Advertisement “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” said Buckingham Palace in a statement announcing the death on Friday. But this is The Root, […]

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Businessman Notoriously Criticized for Exploiting Black Music Artists Calls Out Corporations for Exploiting Black Community

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, left, attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs on January 25, 2020; Spider-Man (1967) “Double Identity” ClipPhoto: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy (Getty Images), Screenshot: Marvel / YouTube (Getty Images) Diddy is dabbling in an interesting (and dangerous) game of “This you??” […]

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Feds Investigating Whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Was Given Trips And Escorts in Exchange for Political Favors

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images (Getty Images) Congressman Matt Gaetz is being investigated by federal […]

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Matt Gaetz Tried to Get a Preemptive Pardon In 2020. Trump: New Phone, Who Dis?

In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) addresses the virtual convention on August 24, 2020.Photo: Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee (Getty Images) Matt Gaetz is the definition of a groupie, but a very bad one whose groupie skills are so […]

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YOOOO, Trump Played TF Out His Own People LOL!: Trump Campaign Dupes Supporters Into Automatic Recurring Donations

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Donald Trump is a con artist—and he wouldn’t even be a good one if his marks were smarter than a box of dull hammers and rusty nails. Most Americans realize that the Trump presidency was a four-year-long con and that the biggest suckers involved were Orange Juissolini’s own supporters. What […]

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Gaetz Investigation Probes Whether Campaign Funds Were Used to Pay Expenses for Underage Girl

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) speaks to the media outside of the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) during the continued House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on October 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images (Getty Images) This story with Matt Gaetz is getting stranger by the day. […]

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Georgia Governor Says State’s Voter Suppression Law Isn’t About Fraud

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks as U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams looks on during a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. . Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images (Getty Images) Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said during an interview with WABE, an Atlanta-based NPR affiliate, that the state’s recent law […]

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Here’s What We Know (and Want to Know) About Lifetime’s New Meghan and Harry Movie

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, leave after visiting Canada House on Jan. 7, 2020.Photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File (AP) The Lifetime Royal Cinematic Universe (LRCU) is continuing! Because, of course, a movie channel is going to try to capitalize from all the shenanigans of recent months! Advertisement That’s right, Lifetime […]

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Unemployed Former President Keeps Hating on Champagne Biden From Outside the Club

Photo: Tracey Nearmy (Getty Images) It must be hard looking at your former life and wondering what could’ve been while standing in line to get into the spot you used to run through—only to see the limo pull up and Champagne Biden wave his way into the club. Advertisement Such is life for the unemployed […]

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Racists Gon’ Racist: Sports Radio Host Fired After Comparing Skin Tones of Serena Williams, Halle Berry and Gayle King to Burnt Toast

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Another day, another white man in dire need of catching hands. On Wednesday, radio host Rob Lederman and his Morning Bull co-hosts made some unflattering remarks on-air about superstar athlete Serena Williams, my childhood crush Halle Berry (who is still fine as shit to this very day), and Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King—and […]

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Chicago Hospital Exec Resigns After Bragging About Vaccinating Eric Trump From Supply of COVID-19 Doses Meant for Underserved Residents

Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski (Getty Images) Anosh Ahmed, the chief operating officer at Loretto Hospital on the West side of Chicago, has resigned from his post following the revelatory reports that he had sent vaccine doses meant for residents of the majority-Black, low-income neighborhood to considerably richer and whiter people in Chicago—including Eric Trump. Advertisement Ahmed’s […]

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Having Left ‘The Firm,’ Prince Harry Now Has a Job—and Prince William Apparently Has a Black Friend

Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020.Photo: Tolga Akmen/ AFP (Getty Images) Prince Harry may no longer be part of the family business, man—but he’s officially now a businessman. On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Meghan Markle’s husband has accepted […]

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Turns Out, Kanye Is Not the Richest Black Man in America [Corrected]

Kanye West speaks on stage at the “Kanye West and Steven Smith in Conversation with Mark Wilson” on November 07, 2019.Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company (Getty Images) Correction: 3/18/2021, 12:15 p.m. ET: *record scratch* Laaaaaa, la, la, laaaa wait ‘til we (and a bunch of other media) get our wealth valuations wrong. Kanye […]

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott to Governors: Don’t Accept Stimulus Money

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s said that on the ninth day of creation, God got hungry and because it was late, the only thing open was a 7-Eleven, and God was forced to eat day-old taquitos, which made him vomit and thus, Florida was born. Advertisement Florida, the ass pimple of America, continues to […]

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Dismantling of a Fairy Tale

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Oprah Winfrey in Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special. Photo: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese Trigger Warning: This story contains instances of suicidal ideation. Once upon a time, there was a dominant institutional threesome consisting of white supremacy, colonialism and imperialism… On Sunday […]

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Former Trump State Department Employee Arrested in Relation to Capitol Attack

Trump State Department appointee, Frederico Klein, captured on body-cam at the Jan. 6 Capitol attackPhoto: FBI via New York Times Though Congress failed to hold Trump legally accountable for his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 Capitol debacle, connections to the former president keep showing up as federal investigations continue. A former State Department employee […]

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So I Guess Square, Inc. Had Dinner With Jay-Z and Is Now Acquiring a Majority Stake in Tidal

Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill.Photo: Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File (AP), Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File (AP) Yes, I’m about […]

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Meghan Markle Puts It Plain: Royal Family Is Playing an ‘Active Role In Perpetuating Falsehoods’ About Her and Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Oprah Winfrey.Photo: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese The primetime plot thickens! Unless you’ve been quarantining under a rock, you may know by now that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for their first in-depth, tell-all interview since […]

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Meghan, Harry and the Queen of All Media: What Should We Expect From Oprah’s Exclusive Interview?

Photo: Joe Pugliese for Harpo Productions A duke and a duchess are about to have a sit-down with a queen—to discuss, among other things, their departure from the royal family and concerns about outside interference on their growing family. No, it’s not another “Sandringham Summit.” It’s Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, […]

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Federal Judge in Texas Rules Government’s COVID-Related Eviction Moratorium Is Unconstitutional

Homeless camps sit along the I-35 frontage road in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2021. Photo: Montinique Monroe (Getty Images) Sometimes it really feels like America is The Bad Place. On the heels of the depressing news that a long-overdue increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 will no longer be included in the […]

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Alleged Capitol Rioter Identified After Ex-Girlfriend Shared Berating Texts Sent From the Capitol With the FBI

Photo: Julio Cortez (AP) It’s been going on close to two months since the redneck Taliban attacked the U.S. Capitol building because the Republican mafia led them to believe the 2020 election had been stolen. But the FBI is still identifying and arresting people suspected of taking part in the whiney and wrong wypipo war […]

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Jay-Z, Tiffany Haddish, Common, Stacey Abrams Among Guests to Help Celebrate Legendary Artist and Activist Harry Belafonte

Jay-Z on January 23, 2019 in New York City; Tiffany Haddish on December 03, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif.; Common in Paris on September 14, 2019; Stacey Abramson April 11, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Nicholas Hunt for The Reform Alliance, Emma McIntyre for Netflix, Joel Saget / AFP, Mike Coppola (Getty Images) Harry Belafonte, […]

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Jay-Z Shares His ‘Empire State of Mind’ With LVMH, Forms Partnership With Moët Hennessy

Jay-Z attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020.Photo: Erik Voake/Getty Images for Roc Nation (Getty Images) Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is hellbent on journalists referencing his “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” lyric in the article’s lede with every money move he makes, isn’t he? Oh look, I did it again. […]

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The Supreme Court Just Told Trump He Must Hand Over His Tax Returns

Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM (Getty Images) What is the difference between OnlyFans and Donald Trump’s tax returns for the last eight years? A New York grand jury would have to pay to see nudes on OnlyFans but they are about to see Trump’s butt-ass naked taxes for free. That’s because The Supreme Court, aka the Court […]

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Trump to Speak at White Freaknik, aka the Conservative Political Action Conference

Photo: Tasos Katopodis (Getty Images) The problem with Donald Trump is that white people, (I know, not all white people, but a lot of y’all) love him. They really believe that he is a messiah or a magician or a madman but they aren’t just enthralled by his antics, they are literally in lockstep with […]

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Trump Wanted to Mock Mitch McConnell’s Multiple Chins in Scathing Statement but Settled for ‘Unsmiling Political Hack’

Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM (Getty Images) What happens to a former president who is banned from social media? Does he make a sound? Does anyone give a shit? Does he know how to use Microsoft Word? On Tuesday, the former president of people who put NERD candy in their spaghetti sauce wrote a scathing diary entry […]

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