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Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?

Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video. A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling.”

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Cory Booker Has Huge Lead in NJ Senate Race

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Cory Booker has a huge lead in the upcoming Senate special primary in New Jersey. He currently sits at 52%, while his closest rival – Rep. Frank Pallone – has just 10%. From MSNBC: The new poll comes one day after Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s family said they were backing […]

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Offensive “Angry Trayvon” App Sparks Outrage

An offensive game about Trayvon Martin has been removed from the Google app store after widespread outrage online. Dubbed the “Angry Trayvon” app, the game allows you to play as Martin as he completes “his world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday.”

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16-Year Old Wondagurl Produced a Track on Jay-Z’s New Album

At just 16-years-old, Toronto’s own Ebony Oshunrinde – aka Wondagurl – produced a beat that made its way onto Jay-Z’s new album!

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Meagan Good Critisized for Presenting BET Gospel Award in Revealing Dress

Actress Meagan Good is getting some flack for her choice of dress at the BET Awards. Good presented the award for “Best Gospel Artist” in a fairly revealing gown, which many commentators on social media are blasting as inappropriate and disrespectful.

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Pro-Palestinian Organization’s Petition Calls on Alicia Keys to Cancel Israel Concert

Pro-Palestinian organization called the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has created an online petition, calling on Alicia Keys to cancel a concert in Israel scheduled for July 4th.

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LeVar Burton Explains How He Avoids Being Shot by the Police

While being featured on CNN’s recent “n-word” discussion, LeVar Burton shared his protocol for dealing with being stopped by the police: “I take my hands, I stick them outside the window and on the door of the driver’s side because I want that officer to be relaxed as possible when he approaches my vehicle. And I do that because I live in America.”

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Kerry Washington is First Black Women to Cover Vanity Fair in a Very Long Time

Scandal star, Kerry Washington will be on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. And, as Dodai Stewart at Jezebel points out, this is actually remarkable. The last time a black women had a solo Vanity Fair cover was in 2005!

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BET Says They Regret ‘Miscommunication’ w/ B. Scott

BET has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding their treatment of blogger/media personality B. Scott. In the statement, BET says they regret the “miscommunications from both parties,” and unintentionally offending the LGBTQ community.

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Judge Throws Out Three Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for voicing Sesame Street’s Elmo, got some good news today. A judge has thrown out three lawsuits claiming that Clash had committed sexual abuse:

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