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Athletic shoe behemoth Nike has canceled an American flag-themed shoe line after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said the shoes feature the slavery-era flag emblem. Yahoo Sports report that Nike reflexively yanked down the shoe line from stores after Kaepernick and others raised concern that the “Betsy Ross Flag” printed on the heel of the…

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Gucci is back at it again, insulting people of color’s cultures with their designs and calling it “fashion.” This time, the luxury Italian fashion house is getting roasted for its “Indy Full Turban” which is a Dastaar, a religiously significant Sikh headdress. The turban first sparked outrage in February 2018 after it was seen being…

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Over the past couple of days, the SheaMoisture brand has worked tirelessly on social media responding to inquiries, comments, and rants by onlookers, namely Black women, outraged at the company’s latest hair product ad campaign. In short, the ad was SheaMoisture’s attempt to address the idea of “hair hate” by providing testimonials of women who…

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Chrisette Michele is the latest Black celebrity to receive backlash over her affiliation with President-elect Donald Trump. The singer is scheduled to perform at today’s presidential inauguration as Trump takes the oath of office. But her decision has cost her the respect and opportunity to be a part of an upcoming project with famous Black director…

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Ferguson’s looters work for racists and oppressors and they don’t even know it. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the African American community was engulfed in flames, from Detroit to Harlem. Even parts of Los Angeles felt the effects of the self-destructive behavior: humiliation and oppression. Unfortunately and due to the absence of…

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Blue Ivy, the two year old daughter of superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce, is arguably the most famous baby on the planet. While Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son, George, and North West, the baby daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are also vying for the title, there can be little debate that baby Blue gets the most scrutiny–and sadly, the most derision.

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An activist is defined as one who is an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause—especially a political or social cause. The most celebrated and effective activists of the 20th century were especially devoted to their activism; it was their life’s work. Mr. Belafonte represents the rare celebrity whose life is as much about activism as it is entertaining—perhaps even more so.

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