Politics

A transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last month in a possible hate crime was found shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said. Officers found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, lying face-down on a street in East Dallas early Saturday, police said at a press conference Sunday, She was pronounced dead at the […]

Calvin Klein has issued an apology over criticism that one of its recent ads, featuring model Bella Hadid and a robot, was an example of “queerbaiting.” In a statement published on Twitter Friday, the clothing brand addressed backlash it received for featuring Hadid kissing a robot called Miquela ― which has its own Instagram page ― in […]

Janet Jackson made her Las Vegas residency debut on Friday in a star-studded opening night that had concertgoers feeling the “Rhythm Nation.” The multiple Grammy Award-winning global music icon announced her Park MGM residency, “Metamorphosis,” in February, set to take place the same year her album “Rhythm Nation 1814” celebrates its 30th anniversary. Opening night […]

As the series finale of “Game of Thrones” approaches, “The Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood Jr. generously provided a quick recap for those who may be unfamiliar with the show ― or for fans who need an entertaining refresher.  In a video published Saturday on Twitter, Wood begins recounting all eight seasons of the series, which […]

LOS ANGELES — It was an open secret at Brentwood School, a $44,000-a-year private academy in Los Angeles with a roster of famous alumni, that science teacher Aimee Palmitessa flirted with male students. She once posed with kids in her class wearing matching T-shirts that said “AP Chem 2014 has me … (Mg,Fe)₇Si₈O₂₂(OH)₂” — a reference […]

Almost 1 million names had been added to that controversial Change.org petition by Saturday morning calling for a do-over of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones.” But Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm in HBO’s epic fantasy-drama that ends on Sunday, has summed it with just one word ― “rude.” “I think it’s […]

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner have joined the growing global backlash against Alabama’s strict new abortion law. The bill, which GOP Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday, prohibits the procedure in almost all instances including those involving incest and rape. Watson wrote on Instagram that the law […]

Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday noted the hypocrisy of many Republicans’ failure to condemn President Donald Trump’s recent repeated public use of the term “bullshit.” The host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” suggested on Twitter that GOP lawmakers would have responded very differently had former President Barack Obama used the curse word during speeches and online as […]

The struggle of watching “Game of Thrones” when young children are in the house is all too real. So, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has come up with a (spoof) solution. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host on Friday unveiled a (fake) device to allow adults and kids to enjoy what will likely be a violent […]

A new report details the negative consequences suffered by black women and girls when people perceive them as older than their white peers. Researchers at Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality reported their findings Wednesday after speaking to groups of black girls and women across the country about whether their real-life experiences reflected what […]


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