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The Los Angeles Police Department has officially launched an investigation into an episode involving rapper Lil Xan brandishing his firearm during a confrontation at a gas station near downtown L.A. this past weekend. The LAPD’s Robbery and Homicide Division divulged to TMZ that the probe is underway. it began after a Black man filed a…

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Uber was in hot water on Monday after a racist tweet was posted on behalf of the company and hit the web. The transportation service’s Twitter support account created controversy after an unknown worker replied to a customer complaint about a bad driver experience. The support account followed up with the customer by sincerely apologizing for…

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, which straddles the eastern edge of Washington, D.C., is renowned as arguably the wealthiest collection of Blacks in the nation. This seems to irk some White legislators and others of her ilk back at the Maryland statehouse. Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford), apologized Tuesday for characterizing the majority-Black county in suburban…

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When it comes to comedy, subjects that were unacceptable for mainstream America were the norm in small Black clubs. Comedians such as Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Richard Pryor and Moms Mabley were popular first in clubs on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” in urban hubs. Subject-matter material in these clubs frequently included jokes about race relations, women…

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