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UNC Charlotte Becomes Latest School to Fall Victim to Mass Shooter

UNC Charlotte Becomes Latest School to Fall Victim to Mass Shooter

It was the last day of classes at UNC Charlotte. In classrooms around the campus on Tuesday night, students gave their final presentations or turned in the last projects of the semester. Others headed
Watch Hasan Minhaj explain how streaming made hip-hop a global tool of political dissent
This Is Shots Fired: Jase Harley Calls Childish Gambino a 'House Slave' After Grammy Win, Repeats Plagiarism Claim

This Is Shots Fired: Jase Harley Calls Childish Gambino a 'House Slave' After Grammy Win, Repeats Plagiarism Claim

After Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” made Grammy history, scoring both Song of the Year and Record of the Year statuettes, it marked a triumphant shift for many hip-hop fans. Read more...
Childish Gambino's 'This is America' wins Record of the Year at 2019 Grammys

Childish Gambino's 'This is America' wins Record of the Year at 2019 Grammys

The song beat out artists such as Drake, Post Malone, Brandi Carlile and The Carters.
The Most Played Out Memes of 2018

The Most Played Out Memes of 2018

These were funny for about a tenth of a second.
This was the year Africa’s pop culture truly inspired the world

This was the year Africa’s pop culture truly inspired the world

As revelers at the inaugural AfroPunk festival in Johannesburg rang in the new year, it set off a year in which the global cultural economy…

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Is the Song That Defines 2018

As this year winds down we’ve recapped its highlights to bring you the best of 2018 in fashion, sneakers, music, movies and more. Remember when Donald Glover was just the guy from Community? In the
Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job

Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job

The case of water contamination in Flint, Michigan, is a textbook example of government failure. So much so that the state’s attorney general office launched a criminal investigation against 15 state
Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job

Top Michigan Health Official on Trial for Flint Water Crisis Upgraded to Fancy New Job

The case of water contamination in Flint, Michigan, is a textbook example of government failure. So much so that the state’s attorney general office launched a criminal investigation against 15 state
High School Soccer Team Accused of Yelling Racial Slurs at Black Players Travels to Away Games With Armed Guards

High School Soccer Team Accused of Yelling Racial Slurs at Black Players Travels to Away Games With Armed Guards

Last month, soccer players at Connellsville Area High School in Connellsville, Pa., were accused of directing racial slurs at black players during a game against Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh.
Cops Encouraged Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets Because Police Hate Free-Thinking Black Men

Cops Encouraged Not to Buy Miami Dolphins Tickets Because Police Hate Free-Thinking Black Men

Well, it looks like America is continuing its long-held tradition of being on the wrong side of black protest as South Florida police officers have been encouraged not to buy tickets to Miami Dolphins
This Is What They Meant By 'Great Again': It's 2018 and America Is Preparing for a Nazi Attack

This Is What They Meant By 'Great Again': It's 2018 and America Is Preparing for a Nazi Attack

No matter how stupid or ugly something may seem, everything eventually comes back in style. Ashton Kutcher brought back trucker hats. Jellies made a brief appearance a few years ago. Fanny packs are a
Sheriff Joe just told Sacha Baron Cohen he’d accept an “amazing blow job” from Trump

Sheriff Joe just told Sacha Baron Cohen he’d accept an “amazing blow job” from Trump

“If Donald Trump calls you up after this and says, ‘Sheriff Joe, I want to offer you an amazing blow job,’ would you say yes?”
Georgia Lawmaker to Resign After Shouting Racial Slur on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Show

Georgia Lawmaker to Resign After Shouting Racial Slur on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Show

Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer will resign at the end of the month after facing fallout from using racial slurs and exposing himself in a segment on Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series, “Who Is
Georgia Lawmaker Faces Calls to Step Down After Segment on Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’

Georgia Lawmaker Faces Calls to Step Down After Segment on Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’

A Georgia lawmaker faced calls to resign after Showtime aired an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?,” in which Jason Spencer yells the N-word and exposes himself. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal
This Is the America White People Wished For. This Is the America White People Want

This Is the America White People Wished For. This Is the America White People Want

Since the 2016 presidential election, I have read and I have heard from people—mostly white but some nonwhite—that it’s unfair to generalize about white people just because Donald Trump is now our
This Animator Spent Months Recreating ‘This Is America’ on an Ancient Computer

This Animator Spent Months Recreating ‘This Is America’ on an Ancient Computer

“I cannot dance, but at least I can make an animation about the dance.”
#MericaMax Harasses Woman in Puerto Rico Shirt While Cop Does Nothing

#MericaMax Harasses Woman in Puerto Rico Shirt While Cop Does Nothing

The latest viral video of a white person harassing a person of color has all the familiar ingredients—though of course, there are variations. This one stars a belligerent middle-aged white man in Cook
#TuesdayTurnUp: ‘This Is America’ Choreographer Sherrie Silver Demos Her Favorite Dances for Vogue

#TuesdayTurnUp: ‘This Is America’ Choreographer Sherrie Silver Demos Her Favorite Dances for Vogue

I don’t know about you, but I’m dragging a bit this morning. Since we’re a day late for #MondayMotivation, how about a little #TuesdayTurnUp?Read more...