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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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Uzo Aduba Announces Her Marriage!

Uzo Aduba Announces Her Marriage! As we know, real g’s move in silence, and sometimes, really good relationships do, too. (See: Issa Rae and her longtime love turned brand new husband.) Though Aduba and Sweeting are in the same industry—he’s reportedly a director and cinematographer—she’s almost always appeared on red carpets alone, and hasn’t discussed […]

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Hella Anticipated: Insecure’s Final Season Teaser Spotlights an Ever-Reflective Issa

Insecure’s Final Season Teaser Spotlights an Ever-Reflective Issa “Maybe there’s a little voice in your head that’s telling you you’re not done,” says Issa’s mirror image, to which our protagonist replies, “That’s you! You’re the voice in the back of my head!” G/O Media may get a commission If only Insecure was telling us it […]

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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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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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Hella Married: Issa Rae Posts Wedding Pics—in the Most Issa Rae Manner Ever

Issa Rae attends the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images) Issa Rae is by all appearances a new bride—and there was nothing Awkward or Insecure about her incredible wedding photos! The super-producer, writer and star posted a stunning series of photographs by acclaimed […]

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Montana Man to Tucker Carlson: ‘You Are The Worst Human Being Known to Man’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Someone buy Dan Bailey a drink. Or send him an Edible Arrangement. Maybe even a gift card or two. Anything to show appreciation for giving Tucker Carlson the smoke right to his smug face. Advertisement Slate reports that Bailey, a Livingston, Mont. fly-fishing guide, approached Fox News’ resident vaccine misinformation-spewing, […]

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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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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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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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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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Who Is LeVar Burton? He’s the Jeopardy! Host Frontrunner and So Much More

LeVar Burton speaks during the Star Trek: Mission New York event on September 3, 2016.Photo: Jason Kempin (Getty Images) This actor, director and children’s television host is most known for his work in Roots (1977), the Star Trek: Next Generation franchise (1987-1994) and Reading Rainbow. (1983-2006). He’s also the popular pick to succeed the late, […]

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Michigan Cop Who Said He’d Kill Himself If He Had Been Born Black Fired Over Racist Comments

Photo: sirtravelalot (Shutterstock) Last week, The Root reported that an unidentified Warren, Mich., police officer was under investigation after being accused of posting racist comments on Facebook. Were his alleged comments racist? Well, he reportedly declared: “Glad I wasn’t born [Black]. I would kill myself.” So yeah, I’d say this cop’s comments indicate a likelihood […]

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‘I’m No Longer Making Myself Available to The Bachelor Universe’: Rachel Lindsay Reflects on Her Time as The Bachelorette, Parts Ways With the Franchise

Rachel Lindsay poses backstage at the Badgley Mischka fashion show during September 2017 – New York Fashion Week on September 12, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Roses are red. Its leaves and thorns are green. Rachel Lindsay just penned an article about her time as The Bachelorette. Let’s dig into it, […]

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Watch: This Father’s Day, Very Smart Brothas Is Giving Some Flowers to a Few of Our Favorite Unsung TV Dads!

As is typically the case with Father’s Day, there’s usually some conversations somewhere online about the great Black TV dads. Even one young Jermaine Cole, aka J. Cole, aka, Light-skinned Jermaine, immortalized James Avery’s Uncle Phil (of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame) in verse when he said, “first things first, rest in peace, Uncle Phil…for […]

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Gina Torres Wants Us to Know ‘This Is Also a Face of Latinidad’

Gina Torres attends National Geographic’s Los Angeles Premiere Of “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” on February 26, 2020 in Westwood, Calif.Photo: Joe Scarnici (Getty Images) This time last week, The Root’s Felice Léon was issuing a pointed reminder to the cast and crew of In the Heights that darker-skinned Latinx people not only exist, but should be […]

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Black Man Fatally Shot by Honolulu Police After Walking Into Couple’s Home. Video Shows He Apologized Before Leaving

Screenshot: Justice for Lindani Myeni/ YouTube Two months ago, a Black man was fatally shot by Honolulu police. The police, of course, claimed that the man refused to follow their orders and violently attacked them before he was shot. Ring video from a residence shows the man asking who the cops were, and it showed […]

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Maryland Officers Caught on Video Tasing and Kneeing Black Teens While Enforcing Anti-Vape Laws on the Boardwalk

Screenshot: Rebecca Kavanagh/ Twitter Police officers in Ocean City, Md., are apparently being investigated after video footage showed them beating and tasing Black teens Saturday for committing the egregious crime of *checks notes* vaping on the boardwalk. Advertisement Ocean View officials said in a statement that they are reviewing the officers’ behavior but mentioned in […]

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