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Kehlani Explains Why She Stopped Smoking Weed Years Ago

Kehlani recently revealed that she decided to stop smoking marijuana. via Complex: The 26-year-old singer addressed the topic in a recent TikTok video, explaining her decision to give up weed in 2018 after years of smoking. “I used to smoke a lot of weed and now I speak on it in a past tense perspective,” she said. “People think I’m shitting on weed, I’m not. I loved weed when I […]

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Erika Girardi Angered by Garcelle Beauvais After ‘Private Moment’ About Ex Tom Is Revealed on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Erika Girardi and Gardell Beauvais’ friendship hit a bit of a snag during Wednesday night’s episode of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ via People: Wednesday’s episode picked up with the RHOBH ladies continuing their La Quinta getaway at Kyle Richards’ vacation home. The evening after Erika, 50, dropped major revelations about her soon-to-be-dissolved marriage from Tom Girardi, Garcelle Beauvais met up with Crystal Kung Minkoff at her hotel room […]

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Say What Now? Black Man Who Said He Suffered Attempted Lynching in Indiana Last Year Now Facing Charges Related to the Incident

Vauhxx Booker, a Black man in Indiana who said he suffered an “attempted lynching” last year  when five white men—two of whom have been charged with multiple felonies—accused him of trespassing on land he said he didn’t know they owned. Now, a year after the incident in which cellphone video shows that a man pinned Vauhxx to a tree while down on his hand and knees, Vauhxx is facing charges. […]

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Girl Bye: ‘Central Park Karen’ Defends Her Decision to Call 911 on Black Bird-Watcher

‘Central Park Karen’ still hasn’t learned a damn thing. via Complex: In Tuesday’s episode of Bari Weiss’ Honestly podcast, Amy Cooper relived her infamous encounter with Christian Cooper—a Black bird-watcher whom she accused of threatening her and her dog while they were out for a walk in Central Park. “I don’t know that as a woman alone in a park that I had another option,” she said. “I’m trying to […]

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Ice-T Says Responds to People Criticizing Coco Austin for Breastfeeding Their 5-Year-Old Daughter, Says He’s Still Breastfeeding Too

Ice-T wants you to know that his 5-year-old daughter, Chanel, still feeds from her mom Coco Austin’s breasts — and he likes to suck on them too. via Complex: Coco engaged with her followers early last year after posting a photo of herself breastfeeding Chanel, who was 4 years old at the time, on Instagram. When asked at what age she planned on stopping, she replied, “I say when she is ready, she […]

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Ex-Georgia Deputy Who Bragged About Beating Black Suspects and Arresting Black People to Keep Them From Voting Sentenced to Prison on Gun Charge

Earlier this year, The Root reported that a racist-as-hell former Wilkinson County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy, Cody Richard Griggers, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Macon to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. FBI investigators who looked into Griggers’ crimes found that he was in possession of…Read more...

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Can’t Nobody Hold Us Down: Who Was the All-Black Team Behind Vanity Fair’s Iconic Diddy-Daughters Portrait?

“You can’t just do it alone with just Black people,” says Sean Combs (“Puffy”? “Diddy”? “Love”?) in the cover story for Vanity Fair’s September issue. As The Root reported on Tuesday, the music industry impresario was referring to “saving the Black race,” which is reportedly among his numerous aims at this stage of…Read more...

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