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While sharing throwback pictures on Instagram for the #10YearChallenge, Grammy-winning musician India Arie decided to vent about her negative experience in the music industry.

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Critics are calling Will Smith’s 'King Richard' biopic about Venus and Serena Williams' father sexist, with some wondering why the film is about Richard Williams and not his famous daughters who he coached to tennis stardom. 

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site. The video streaming company said it will now take down videos that lob insults at people based on race, gender expression, sexual orientation or other “protected attributes.” The Google-owned company will also prohibit veiled threats of violence, […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC and the guild that represents television performers said they are investigating Gabrielle Union’s allegation that she was fired as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” because she complained of racism and other on-set issues. The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists issued a statement Monday saying it […]

The girl group known as Danity Kane sat down for an interview with The Daily Buzz and said although Sean “Diddy” Combs signed them, he really didn’t care about their careers. According to the recently reunited trio, Diddy just wanted them for his “Making The Band” show and not much more. Now, in a interview with Cosmopolitan, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger. Willingham isn’t a tennis star, but she is a black […]

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the Miss America Organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell, exchanged emails with a writer for the televised […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do anything” to get them. A chorus of Democrats accused […]

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  UPDATE: Newton has apologized for the comments that cost him an endorsement deal. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, cut ties with spokesman Cam Newton on Thursday following what the company perceives as “sexist” comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter. Company spokesperson Michael Neuwirth released a statement […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination that flout the nation’s core values. But the rising Democratic Party star added that Americans […]