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Nina Simone Documentary Drops Next Month

Nina Simone

By Diamond 9:25 am May 5, 2015 The trailer for “What Happened, Miss Simone” is finally here. The film explores the triumphs and tribulations of Nina Simone’s life. The documentary by Liz Garbus is not to be confused with the controversial biopic starring Zoe Saldana. The film will be released on June 26th. Photo: Nina […]

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ICYMI: Baltimore Orioles Vice President Takes Important Stance on Twitter


By Diamond 1:44 pm April 30, 2015 Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos had a lot to say about the Baltimore uprising. On Saturday, he tweeted his thoughts in response to tweets regarding the uprisings and concern over property damage. Read a transcript of his tweets below: “Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with […]

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Jessie Williams Is the Real MVP

Jessie Williams

By Diamond 11:22 am April 28, 2015 We’ve known for awhile that actor Jessie Williams is perfect. His recent Twitter essay just confirmed it. The actor and activist dropped knowledge on the history of rioting on Twitter Monday night. Read below: If you don’t actually care about Black people having equal protection under the law, […]

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‘Dope’ Is the Film We’ve Been Waiting For


By Diamond 12:22 pm April 27, 2015 Dope, the day-in-the-life film we profiled earlier, has finally released its official trailer. Dope follows Malcolm (Shameik Moore) as he becomes entangled in a drug dealer’s ring. The film stars A$AP Rocky, Zoë Kravitz, and Chanel Iman. It drops June 19. Photo: Dope/IMDB

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The New Ava DuVernay Doll Is Peak Carefree Black Girl


By Diamond 1:13 pm April 24, 2015   You can now own your own Ava DuVernay Barbie doll. DuVerney’s doll is part of Barbie’s new Sheroes collection released on Friday. The collection celebrates barrier breaking women who have inspired young girls. “Started by a female entrepreneur and mother, this brand has a responsibility to continue to […]

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These Photos of Ms. Tina’s Wedding Are Flawless

Ms. Tina

By Diamond 11:26 am April 24, 2015 Ms. Tina married actor Richard Lawson in a private ceremony on April 12th. The all white affair took place on a yacht in Newport, California. These photos are a whole bunch of YAAAASSSS!

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Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General, Finally

Loretta Lynch

By Diamond 1:55 pm April 23, 2015 After a long delay, the Senate has confirmed Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General. From the New York Times: After one of the nation’s most protracted cabinet-level confirmation delays, the Senate Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be attorney general. She is the first African-American woman to […]

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Teen Girl Recovering After Being Shot By Minnesota Police


By Diamond 1:57 pm April 17, 2015 Tania Harris, 18, suffered two gunshot wounds after being shot by police yesterday. Police claim that she was holding a knife but her family disputes police claims. From Fox 9: A Robbinsdale, Minn. police officer shot a high school student after an “unwanted person” call was made at […]

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Report: National Guard Called Ferguson Protestors ‘Enemy Forces’ And ‘Adversaries’


By Diamond 12:20 pm April 17, 2015 CNN released a damning report this morning that revealed that the Missouri National Guard referred to Ferguson protesters as “enemy forces” and “adversaries”. From CNN: As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used […]

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ICYMI: John Legend Launches Campaign to End Mass Incarceration


By Diamond 12:18 pm April 15, 2015 On Monday, John Legend launched FREE AMERICA, an initiative to end mass incarceration, reports the Huffington Post. “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world, and when you look deeper and look […]

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