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ICM Partners Reportedly Had Black Assistants Cosplay as Talent Agents in Corporate Video to Appear Diverse

CEO boss female speaker manager presenting a lecture in the boardroom office workplace to colleagues.Photo: El Nariz (Shutterstock) The ongoing “reckoning” in Hollywood has placed a spotlight on many facets of the industry, including awards organizations and industry gatekeepers. As more stories come to light, it becomes crystal clear that the issue isn’t one or […]

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DMX’s Public Memorial to Be Held at Barclays Center

DMX performs on stage during the Live Nation presents Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour on September 1, 2016.Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Live Nation (Getty Images) The public memorial for Earl “DMX” Simmons will be held in Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Advertisement According to Variety, DMX’s manager confirmed the public memorial will be take place […]

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Affogata, which helps brands manage their online reputation, raises $5M

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Customer intelligence platform Affogata today announced it has raised $5 million in series A funding co-led by Mangrove Capital Partners and PICO Venture Partners. Cofounder Sharel Omer said the funds will enable Affogata to invest in its tooling, strengthen its online […]

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Suck Up the Savings With $90 off Eufy’s HomeVac 11S Infinity

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Eufy HomeVac 11S Infinity | $210 | Amazon Dyson’s cordless stick-like design has become the premium standard for home vacuums, delivering convenience and versatility in a device that has a very small footprint. We’re seeing other […]

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ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Unveil Their Master Plans to Celebrate Black History Always

Image: ESPN Here at The Root, our unofficial motto has always been “Black History Always.” But as part of its commitment to celebrating the Black experience and amplifying a wide variety of Black stories all year long, streaming giants ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ have launched their own Black History Always campaign—because we deserve. Advertisement As […]

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Hey All You Wanna-Be Linguists, Get a Lifetime Subscription to Babbel for 60% Off

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Babbel Lifetime Subscription | $199 | Stack Social With vaccines ramping up and everyone getting in line to receive their jab, travel will absolutely be on everyone’s minds. Wouldn’t you like to brush up on a foreign language before you jet […]

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Friday’s Best Deals: iPad Magic Keyboard, Greenworks Lawn Care Products, Tacklife Cordless Tire Inflator, Pikachu Bedsheets, Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies, and More

Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Advertisement In his roundup of the best VPNs at Gizmodo, Andrew Couts called NordVPN “fast and easy to use,” citing accessibility and affordability as reasons to subscribe. Though it’s almost always marked down from its $287 list price, the 2-year plan is nonetheless the cheapest […]

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The 1st Project From Lionsgate/Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project Deal Will Be a Hulu Docuseries, With Roger Ross Williams Producing

Nicole Hannah-Jones, left, attends 2019 ROOT 100 Gala on November 21, 2019; Roger Ross Williams attends the International Documentary Association’s 35th Annual IDA Documentary Awards on December 07, 2019.Photo: Arturo Holmes/Getty Images (Getty Images), Michael Tran/Getty Images (Getty Images) Let’s take you on a trip to memory lane! Back in July 2020, The Root exclusively […]

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All Late: Google Has Finally Decided to Spend a Little Money to Combat Fake News

Photo: Linda Parton (Shutterstock) Remember how five years ago we were all like “Man, tech companies should really do something about misinformation,” and tech companies were like “Nahhhh, what’s the worst that could happen?” Well, the worst has happened and now Google is contributing more than $29 million to an organization intended to combat misinformation […]

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Tuesday’s Best Deals: Apple Watch Nike Series 6, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Echo Sale, Ella Paradis Full Bloom Bundle, and More

Apple Watch Nike S6 and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lead Tuesday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media Promoted Deal: Unicorn Jerky CBD Candy | $19 | Sunday Scaries | Promo Code CHILLOUT I’ve been taking Sunday Scaries CBD on the reg for several months now, and I have […]

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Religious & Litigious: Nike Claps Back at the Manufacturer of Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ for Copyright Infringement

Lil Nas X performs onstage during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, Calif.Photo: Kevin Mazur for The Recording Academy (Getty Images) Nike, not like this. We live in a Hypebeasting, HighSnobiety world in which collabs are as ubiquitous as TikTok dance routine appropriation, but apparently, referencing the devil (if […]

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Save $50 on the Apple Watch Nike Series 6 and Get 6 Free Months of Apple Fitness+

Apple Watch Nike Series 6 (40mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $349 | Best BuyApple Watch Nike Series 6 (44mm) + 6mo Fitness+ | $379 | Best Buy Advertisement The Nike-branded rendition of the Apple Watch comes with a couple of perks, including the cool Sport Band with breathable punch holes and the exclusive watch faces, […]

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Trump Interrupts Mar-a-Lago Wedding to Ramble About Losing the Election

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Imagine it’s your big day and the unemployed, former White House squatter grabs the microphone and starts rambling about some stuff that no one cares about, well maybe those at Mar-a-Lago give a shit because they are having a wedding in that shithole. Advertisement “I’ve been watching the news and […]

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The 10 Best Deals of March 25, 2021

Gif: Juliana Clark Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja Deals It’s March 25, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Drown out your COVID-19 anxieties with AirPods Pro. Escape to a mythical world with Mansions of Madness. And bundle up with midweight jackets from JACHS NY […]

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This Sale on Samsung Jet Vacuums Doesn’t Suck

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Samsung Jet 70 Vacuum | $349 | SamsungSamsung Jet 75 Vacuum | $399 | SamsungSamsung Jet 90 Vacuum | $599 | Samsung Advertisement When it comes to vacuums, you want something that can suck up debris […]

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Dirty Floors? Suck It up With up To 50% off Vacuums From Dyson, Hoover, Samsung, and More at Home Depot

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Up To 50% off Vacuums | The Home Depot It’s like my mom always told me: No one wants to date someone with a dirty floor. Fast forward a few years, and now I’m married, and […]

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Cut the Cord on Cleaning: Dyson’s V7 Fluffy HEPA Cordless Vacuum Is Down to $200 at Newegg

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Dyson V7 Fluffy | $200 | Newegg Let me tell you, the Dyson V7 is a game-changer, and I’m not just saying that because it’s on sale for $200 and we get a commission from each […]

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Mike Tyson Speaks Out Against Hulu’s Upcoming Series Based on His Life, Calls It ‘Tone-Deaf, Cultural Misappropriation’

Mike Tyson attends Mike Tyson Celebrity Golf Tournament in support of Standing United on August 02, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Joe Scarnici (Getty Images) Just hours after Hulu announced the news of its limited series order about the life of Mike Tyson, the heavyweight boxing champion is speaking out against the streaming platform. Variety […]

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Treat Yourself To a 27-inch MSI Gaming Monitor With RGB Accents and a 144Hz Refresh Rate, $25 off Right Now

Best Gaming DealsBest Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. MSI 27″ Full HD 144Hz Gaming RGB Monitor | $235 | Amazon If you’ve been on the lookout for a new gaming monitor, this MSI 27″ HD option is currently $235 at Amazon. This gaming monitor […]

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‘Be Less White’: Coca-Cola Faces Backlash for Giving Wypipo Wonderful Advice in Diversity Training Program

Photo: John Bazemore (AP) “Be less white.” If it were up to me, this would be America’s motto. Instead of the Pledge of Allegiance, children in school should stand up before class, put their hands over their hearts and shout “BE LESS WHITE” at the flag for five minutes before beginning the day’s lessons. (I’m […]

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Tuesday’s Best Deals: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, KN95 Masks, Razer Kishi, Wag Dog Food, Roomba i6+, Power XL Smokeless Grill, Don’t Text Your Ex Vibe, and More

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live and KN95 masks lead Tuesday’s best deals. Advertisement Jump to: Tech | Gaming | Home | Lifestyle | Media True wireless earbuds aren’t a necessity, but their convenience can’t be disputed. If you’re eyeing a good pair of buds, but need something that’s more Android-friendly than Apple’s AirPods or more affordable than […]

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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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Essence Enter a New Era: The Legacy Media Brand Announces Its New Executive Team

Latraviette Wilson-Smith, left, Caroline Wanga, and Cori MurrayPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images), Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images), Paras Griffin (Getty Images) The year known as 2020 was unfathomably challenging by anyone’s estimation; but as Essence magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary, the pioneering and enduring imprint and lifestyle brand, by its own admission, proved not to be […]

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Essence Enters a New Era: The Legacy Media Brand Announces Its New Executive Team

Latraviette Wilson-Smith, left, Caroline Wanga, and Cori MurrayPhoto: Paras Griffin (Getty Images), Slaven Vlasic (Getty Images), Paras Griffin (Getty Images) The year known as 2020 was unfathomably challenging by anyone’s estimation; but as Essence magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary, the pioneering and enduring imprint and lifestyle brand, by its own admission, proved not to be […]

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‘Pearl Milling Company’ Is the New ‘Aunt Jemima’: PepsiCo Announces New Name for Old Racist Brand

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) When I wake up in the morning and prepare for the long day ahead, I know that I can never skip the most important meal of the day. And for all of my breakfast needs, only one brand will do: *holds up box* Pearl Milling Company. My bad, y’all, I […]

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The D&I We Deserve: Ulta’s Newest Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Is Tracee Ellis Ross

Two years ago this month, I gave myself a challenge: realizing that I wasn’t walking the talk I preached daily on TGU, I launched a Black-Owned Beauty Month challenge in February of 2019, restricting myself to only Black-owned cosmetics and personal care products for Black History Month. The results were, at turns, comical, insightful, inspiring […]

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