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“Late Night” writer Amber Ruffin has turned the words of people protesting former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s deal with Nike against them. On Tuesday’s broadcast of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Ruffin examined the backlash that Kaepernick has received from some conservatives since the sports brand unveiled him as the face of its […]

The pastor who delivered the controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday has come under fire from the Queen of Soul’s family. Vaughn Franklin, the late singer’s nephew, dubbed the address by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. as “offensive” and “distasteful” in a statement the family released to the Detroit Free Press on Monday. “Rev. Jasper […]

Monica Lewinsky abruptly walked off stage amid a live television interview on Monday after she was asked whether she still expects a personal apology from former President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, who has emerged as a vocal anti-bullying advocate since the decades-old presidential scandal, later said the interviewer had overstepped clear boundaries that had been agreed […]

Bow down to this cute baby photo of the future Queen Bey. Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, celebrated her daughter’s 37th birthday on Tuesday by sharing a ridiculously adorable snap of her as a 4-month-old baby: “On this day you were 4 months old and i couldn’t even control the excitement and pride and the […]

Colin Kaepernick may not be currently signed to an NFL team, but he definitely scored a big coup with Nike. The sportswear manufacturer has announced that it has chosen Kaepernick to be the face of its 30th anniversary “Just do it” campaign, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new ad features the tagline “Believe in something, […]

“Hey mirror bitch, you lookin real clean, you lookin real bad, you lookin like a queen,” Issa raps in her first full freestyle of Season 3. The Issa we know and love is back.   There’s something normal about the latest episode of “Insecure.” Issa is going through the motions — she’s moving into her […]

Andrew Gillum, Florida’s Democratic nominee for governor, on Sunday condemned attempts to “weaponize race” days after Florida voters began receiving robocalls mocking his African-American heritage. The Tallahassee mayor blasted the automated phone calls as “deeply regrettable” during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Though the recordings were produced by an Idaho-based neo-Nazi […]

News station KTVU has published the full 911 audio recordings of an infamous incident involving a white Oakland woman calling police over two black men grilling in a park. The outlet obtained the audio from a California Public Records Act request. Jennifer Schulte called 911 on April 29, reporting that the men were using a […]

Three Salvadoran children were sexually abused by workers in Arizona shelters after they were separated from their families at the U.S. border, said a government official. “They are sexual violations, sexual abuses, that is what this is about,” Salvadoran deputy foreign relations minister Liduvina Magarin told journalists on Thursday, The Associated Press reported. She said the […]

Former President George W. Bush memorialized Arizona Sen. John McCain on Saturday as an honorable friend and leader who was honest, courageous and not afraid to speak out against “bigots and swaggering despots.” “John was above all a man with a code. He lived by a set of public virtues that brought strength and purpose to […]


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