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New Year, New Me—But for Real This Time

New Year, New Me—But for Real This Time

Seventeen days into 2019, I am still reflecting on what I want for myself this year and how I am going to go about getting it. Read more...
This Is Not Justice: Former Chicago Police Officer Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for the Murder of Laquan McDonald

This Is Not Justice: Former Chicago Police Officer Sentenced to 6 Years, 9 Months for the Murder of Laquan McDonald

As if we needed more proof of just how much the criminal justice system in the United States does not value the lives of black people, a judge in Chicago gave us a glaring example. The former police
Not So Sweet Fantasy: Mariah Carey's Former Assistant Claims She Was Held Down and Peed on at Work

Not So Sweet Fantasy: Mariah Carey's Former Assistant Claims She Was Held Down and Peed on at Work

The ongoing legal battle between Mariah Carey and her former assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, has gotten exponentially messier. As in, strap yourself in and have a napkin (or three) to wipe your

Jalopnik The New Toyota Supra Needs This | Kotaku As Spreadsheet Of Accused Abusers Spreads, Anime C

Jalopnik The New Toyota Supra Needs This | Kotaku As Spreadsheet Of Accused Abusers Spreads, Anime Conventions Get Their MeToo Movement | Lifehacker What You Need to Know About HDMI 2.1 and 8K TVs in
The Root's Clapback Mailbag: The Black Lists

The Root's Clapback Mailbag: The Black Lists

A list of reasons why, each week, the Clapback Mailbag responds to emails, direct messages, tweets and comments from readers:Read more...
The Top 10 Deals of January 18, 2019

The Top 10 Deals of January 18, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...
Paris Men's Fashion Week: Under Virgil Abloh's Eye, the Louis Vuitton Man Channels the King of Pop

Paris Men's Fashion Week: Under Virgil Abloh's Eye, the Louis Vuitton Man Channels the King of Pop

Those of us watching Virgil Abloh’s debut as creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear last summer saw a clear nod to The Wizard of Oz on his prismatic runway. But with the presentation of his
Ava DuVernay to Lead 'National Day of Racial Healing' Following MLK Day, Speakers Include Stacey Abrams and More

Ava DuVernay to Lead 'National Day of Racial Healing' Following MLK Day, Speakers Include Stacey Abrams and More

The third annual “National Day of Racial Healing” will be kicking off the day after MLK Day (observed), with Ava DuVernay taking the lead. Read more...
R. Kelly Accused of Sexually Abusing a Former Epic Records Intern When She Was 16

R. Kelly Accused of Sexually Abusing a Former Epic Records Intern When She Was 16

In an episode of NBC’s Dateline scheduled to air Friday night, a woman who worked as an intern for Epic Records when she was teen says R. Kelly sexually abused her.Read more...
Nancy Pelosi's Trip Cancelled After Leak Exposes Exact Travel Schedule Causing Security Risks

Nancy Pelosi's Trip Cancelled After Leak Exposes Exact Travel Schedule Causing Security Risks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s was all set to make a trip to Afghanistan until President Petty decided to out her travel plans and, in turn, forced her to shut the trip down because he went public
I Don’t Care What Y’all Say, If Buzzfeed Brings Down President Trump, I’m Inviting Them To The Cookout [Updated]

I Don’t Care What Y’all Say, If Buzzfeed Brings Down President Trump, I’m Inviting Them To The Cookout [Updated]

If BuzzFeed’s report that the president told his former lawyer and fixer to lie to Congress about the Moscow Tower turns out to be true and brings down the president, this will be the biggest moment
Missouri News Anchor Apologizes for Converting MLK's Name to a Racial Slur

Missouri News Anchor Apologizes for Converting MLK's Name to a Racial Slur

For the second time this month, a newscaster has had to apologize for mispronouncing Martin Luther King Jr.’s name on air—thus changing the civil rights icon’s name into a racial slur. Read more...
Iyanla Vanzant Wants You to Get It Clean In 2019

Iyanla Vanzant Wants You to Get It Clean In 2019

Iyanla Vanzant is a renowned life coach, author, motivational speaker and a fixer of most things and she wants you to “get it clean in 2019.”Read more...
Hit the Trails This Weekend With REI's January Clearance Sale

Hit the Trails This Weekend With REI's January Clearance Sale

Gear up for long-weekend outdoor adventures with REI’s January Clearance sale, featuring up to 50% off all kinds of apparel and equipment from a range of your favorite brands, including Patagonia, The
As the 2019 Women's March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

As the 2019 Women's March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

As feminist activists and allies across the country prepare to join the third wave of Women’s Marches in as many years on Saturday, a well-publicized shadow has been cast over the event. The concern?
2019 Oscars: Tracee Ellis Ross to Present Nominations

2019 Oscars: Tracee Ellis Ross to Present Nominations

Living embodiment of a sunshine’s rays Tracee Ellis Ross will be bringing her golden aura to present the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. Read more...
Friday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder, Resistance Bands, Instant Pot, And More

Friday's Best Deals: Razer DeathAdder, Resistance Bands, Instant Pot, And More

Nalgene bottles, Dagne Dover bags, and a Harmony Remote lead off Friday’s best deals.Read more...
Wayfair Wants You to Spend the Weekend Redecorating With Their Ultimate 4-Day Clearance Sale

Wayfair Wants You to Spend the Weekend Redecorating With Their Ultimate 4-Day Clearance Sale

You’ve spent the month thus far dutifully following up on your New Year’s resolutions (right?), so it’s probably time to upgrade your home to match the new and improved you. Wayfair’s Ultimate 4-Day