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WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out

During a conversation about whether or not there could ever be a gay pro wrestler, WWE Superstar Darren Young shocked the cameraman by responding “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.”

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Harry Lennix Calls The Butler ‘Historical Porn’; Sounds Off on Media Depictions of Black Men

In a Shadow and Act interview with actor Harry Lennix, Lennix pulls zero punches; blasting media depictions of black men, and specifically Daniel’s script for The Butler: “He ‘niggers’ it up and he gives people these, stupid, luddite, antediluvian ideas about black people and their roles in the historical span in the White House and it becomes… well… historical porn. I refused.”

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Hugh Douglas Fired After Spat w/ ESPN Co-Host Michael Smith

Hugh Douglas has been fired from ESPN after an ugly argument with w/ his co-host Michael Smith. Douglas and Smith got into a disagreement at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair, and according to witnesses, Douglas used the n-word and called Smith an Uncle Tom.

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Dartmouth Fraternity Apologizes for Holding ‘Bloods and Crips’ Party

Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity chapter had the bright idea of holding a “Bloods and Crips” party. The invitation for the event has surfaced online, forcing them to issue an apology for the totally offensive and racist theme.

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Orange is the New Black Creator Talks Diversity on the Small Screen

Netflix’ latest hit series, Orange is the New Black has sparked a lot of conversation. Show creator, Jenji Kohan spoke to NPR about her use of privileged white women characters as a vehicle to bring diversity to the small screen:

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Oprah on Jay Z-Belafonte Beef: ‘There Are Multiple Ways to Protest’

According to Oprah, a generational gap is at the heart of the disagreement between Jay Z and Harry Belafonte; both of them are protesting in their own way.

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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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Kendrick Lamar Astounds, Calls Out EVERYONE on Big Sean’s ‘Control’

Acclaimed emcee Kendrick Lamar dropped one of the most astounding rap verses in recent memory yesterday, igniting a frenzy on twitter that has yet to die down. Lamar calls out practically every big name in Hip Hop by name, challenging them to step their game up.

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Chris Brown Says ‘Stress,’ ‘Non-stop Negativity’ Caused Seizure

Pop star Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday due to “emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity,” according to a rep for the singer. From The Los Angeles Times: “His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal […]

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