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The Funk Boutique: The Black Fashion Industry Is Not Only for You…But for Everyone

Photo by: Jason NocitoScreenshot: Instagram More often than not, the Olympics opening ceremony is tacky but overwhelmingly bland; an oxymoron, if you will. The ceremony doesn’t always reflect the grace and pure talent that come with being an Olympian—but Telfar Clemens’ “collection” of Liberian Olympic uniforms checks all of the boxes. The debut of the […]

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Here We Go Again: Karen Follows Black Man Around Walmart Over ‘Stolen’ Phone Found in Her Own Car

Screenshot: Obi-Wan Kenobi/ Twitter In 1961, James Baldwin famously said, “To be a negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time.” Advertisement In that moment, Baldwin was every Black person in America who has had the experience of standing out and […]

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Survey Says Black Walmart Managers Don’t Recommend Working There

Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP (Getty Images) If you ask a Black person working as a manager at your local Walmart store whether you should get a job there, chances are they might invoke the great Reggie COUZ to answer you: “Oh hell noooooooo-ohh-aaahhhhhhhhhh!” Advertisement At least that’s what the findings of a survey commissioned by the […]

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The Big Lie at the Big Box Store: Sears, Kmart Sold Shirts Proclaiming Insurrectionist Ashli Babbitt an ‘American Patriot’

In the six months since the insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, there have been countless lies told by the right wing about the events and intent of that day, but perhaps the biggest is that the shooting of Ashli Babbitt as she attempted to breach the Speaker’s Lobby […]

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Uplift Black Brands At This Joyful Interactive Cookout

Teaming up with Target, we’ve created an interactive cookout experience where you can navigate scenes and shop Black-owned products. Part two let’s you explore the whole event. (Expand to full-screen mode to get the best user experience). Advertisement Summer is here. And that means cookouts and all those other joyful summer activities are back! But […]

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Kanye West Is Suing Walmart for Selling Knockoff Yeezys

YouTuber Brad Hall compares authentic Yeezy Foam Runners, left, to an approximately $20 pair of knockoffs (right).Screenshot: Brad Hall (YouTube) No one shoe should have all this power—especially not one this ugly (sorry to The Root’s resident Yeezy lover, VSB Senior Editor Panama Jackson, but I said what I said). Kanye West’s sartorial ode to […]

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Walmart Apologizes for Email Sent Out to Customers That Included the N-Word

Photo: Jonathan Weiss (Shutterstock) I’m starting to think that anonymous racists choose to be anonymous while doing their dirty work because they’re embarrassed by their lack of white supremacist creativity. Advertisement For example: Apparently, some uninspired bigot in Connecticut has been hanging random nooses around an Amazon construction site—a thing I previously described as “the […]

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Amazon Construction Site in Connecticut Shut Down After Several Nooses Were Found Hanging Around the Facility

Photo: SOLOVEVA ANASTASIIA (Shutterstock) Apparently, some rascally racist with a lot of time and rope on their hands has been hanging random nooses around an Amazon construction site in Windsor, Conn. It’s gotten to be such a noosanse (see what I did there?) that the company announced Thursday that the site has been shut down […]

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Producer Andrew Coles Claims He Was Targeted After Speaking Out About Hollywood Gatekeeper Scott Rudin’s Alleged Workplace Abuse

Andrew Coles arrives for the AFI Opening Night Gala premiere of “Queen & Slim” on November 14, 2019; Scott Rudin arrives for the annual Academy nominees luncheon February 04, 2008.Photo: Frederic J. BROWN / AFP (Getty Images), Valerie Macon/AFP (Getty Images) Content Warning: The following article contains details of alleged workplace abuse. Advertisement On April […]

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