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DC Elementary School Apologizes for Asking Black Students to Play Role as Slaves

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The District Of Columbia Public School system has some explaining to do after one of its elementary schools assigned its Black students to portray slaves in a classroom exercise. Principal Carrie Broquard of Lafayette Elementary School issued a statement, saying, “We believe in the importance of teaching painful history with sensitivity and social awareness. Unfortunately, […]

Kanye West is Set to Return to TMZ Live to Explain 13th Amendment Comments

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Kanye West says he hasn’t full-fledged his perspectives on annulling the Thirteenth Amendment – which prohibited slavery, however, he guarantees he’ll be prepared to clarify it when he shows up Monday on TMZ Live. Ye began clarifying the starting point of the Constitution following his SNL performance to TMZ, yet the camera person pointed out […]

150 Years: Exactly How Did the 14th Amendment Help African-Americans?

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Today, July 28 marks 150 years since the 14th amendment to the constitution was ratified in 1868. For Blacks in America, this motion is groundbreaking towards achieving social equality in North America and overall civil rights history. The 14th Amendment targets and defines citizenship rights and establishes them through due process and equal protection rights. […]

Kanye West’s Tweets Are Deadly in ‘SNL’ ‘A Quiet Place’ Parody

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Donald Glover hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, alongside musical guest Childish Gambino, and you know he had to sprinkle some Kanye West shenanigans in his skits. In a parody of the 2018 thriller, A Quiet Place, A Kanye Place, Glover, Kenan Thompson, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, and Cecily Strong try to silently make it across a cornfield while […]

Nigerian Senator Invites Kanye West To Visit Slave Sites in Africa

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One lawmaker in Nigeria slammed Kanye West on Friday for his recent comments on slavery. Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani took to Twitter not only to take a shot at Yeezy but to invite him to see the slave sites in Africa for himself. In an interview with TMZ, The “New Slaves” rapper spoke about his […]

Jamie Foxx Shames TMZ for Putting Kanye West on Display

Jamie Foxx Shames TMZ for Putting Kanye West on Display

Kanye West has the Hip Hop community divided with his recent erratic behavior. While some are checking him off, others like Jamie Foxx aren’t giving up just yet. Foxx criticized TMZ for giving Ye a platform because he believes that something is wrong with him. In Yeezy’s interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he said his […]

Spike Lee Speaks Out On Kanye’s TMZ Meltdown

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If there’s ever been a filmmaker whose entire body of work speaks on the brilliance, legacy, and pain of Black people in America, it’s without a doubt Spike Lee. If he’s calling out Kanye West, well, in the words of Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act 2, “you better wake up and pay attention.” With sound. […]

Meek Mill To Kanye West: ‘We Miss You Bro’

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Kanye West is continuing to slip further and further into the sunken place. Political beliefs are one thing, but his latest comments during a TMZ interview is something that is objectively disappointing and embarrassing. In the interview, Kanye West says that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice” and the Internet went crazy prompting […]

Flashback: United Nations Determines African-Americans are Owed Reparations

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In 2016, the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent did a report that determined the United States of America owes African-Americans reparations for past and recent events that led to the destruction of the Black community. The study that was picked up by the Washington Post cites slavery, racial segregation, […]

Roy Moore: Last Time America Was “Great” Was During “Slavery”

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Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal. At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last […]

Bow Wow Says He’s Not Black, Gives Opinion On Trump For President

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Shad Moss, who is formerly known as child rap star Bow Wow, sent out a controversial Tweet last night when responding to a fan about the 2016 Presidential election. Man i only believe what the eyes see. Im mixed. I dont know what my ancestors was doing. I only know what i see! https://t.co/OdDO2pvtBS — […]

20 Percent Of Trump Supporters Do Not Support The Emancipation Proclamation

A recent political poll found that nearly one in five supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump do not support the Emancipation Proclamation, the document which freed slaves during the Civil War. Despite his controversial statements about Muslims, immigrants and women, Trump’s political star is shining brighter than ever. The New York Times took a […]

United Nations Group Says US Should Address Slavery, Reparations

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The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its preliminary recommendations after more than […]

[Watch] John Legend’s New TV Series “Underground” Shows A Fight For Freedom

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Yesterday [January 16, 2016] WGN America released via Twitter two new trailers for the highly anticipated dramatic thriller, Underground. My story as a slave #BreakFree https://t.co/sD6keM3cAQ — Underground (@UndergroundWGN) January 16, 2016 My name is Noah. I am a slave. https://t.co/qSOXTGab0m — Underground (@UndergroundWGN) January 16, 2016 Bravery, ingenuity, and power take center stage in the Underground […]

African American Woman Supports Confederate Flag, Says Slavery Was a Choice

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One woman is causing quite a stir for showing support of the confederate flag. Karen Cooper, a New York native who lives in Virginia, confirms that she is indeed for the confederate flag because it represents freedom. In an interview with “Battle Flag”, a documentary about the confederate flag, Cooper says that the flag represents “freedom” […]