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#Flint: Conflicting Water-Study Results Have Residents Confused and Unsure of Whom to Trust #Flint: Conflicting Water-Study Results Have Residents Confused and Unsure of Whom to Trust

Last week the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released a report that suggests Flint, Mich., babies were not adversely affected by the lead-contaminated water flowing through the city’s pipes since 2014, which is in direct contradiction of a report last month that indicated there were higher numbers of…

Marijuana Market Projected to Hit $18,000,000,000 by 2021: Report  Marijuana Market Projected to Hit $18,000,000,000 by 2021: Report 

A new report suggests that even if Donald Trump actively challenges the recreational-marijuana industry, the marijuana industry will hit $18 billion by 2021. If he doesn’t, the industry could reach $30 billion if every state and the District of Columbia has either a medical-only-market or a fully legal market.

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency in Advance of White Nationalist’s Speech This Week Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency in Advance of White Nationalist’s Speech This Week

Richard Spencer—a white nationalist who participated in the Charlottesville, Va., rally in August that led to deadly violence—is scheduled to give a speech at the University of Florida on Thursday, and in anticipation of the event, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency.

Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink Report: Water From a Hazardous Waste Site Is Being Given to Puerto Rican Hurricane Survivors to Drink

More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, over 35 percent of the American citizens there (and Puerto Ricans are all American citizens, every single one of them) do not have potable drinking water—and a report that came out late Friday night indicates that the residents of Dorado, Puerto Rico, are…

The Obamas Chose 2 Black Artists to Paint Their Official Portraits for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery The Obamas Chose 2 Black Artists to Paint Their Official Portraits for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Barack and Michelle Obama hand-picked the two artists who will paint the portraits that will memorialize them in perpetuity at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and both artists are black.

Nelly’s Accuser Says She Will Not Testify Against Him and Wants Rape Case Dropped Nelly’s Accuser Says She Will Not Testify Against Him and Wants Rape Case Dropped

The woman who accused Nelly of rape in Washington state said through her lawyer Friday that she will not testify against the rapper, and she wants the whole matter dropped.

NJ Man Finds Lottery Ticket Worth $24,000,000 in Pocket of Old Shirt NJ Man Finds Lottery Ticket Worth $24,000,000 in Pocket of Old Shirt

How many times have you gone through the pockets of your jeans or cleaned out an old purse and stumbled across a $5 or $20 bill you forgot you had? Now imagine going through the pocket of an old shirt and finding a lottery ticket worth $24 million.

Chance the Rapper Wants Everyone to See the Movie Marshall, so He Bought Out All Showings at 2 Chicago Theaters Chance the Rapper Wants Everyone to See the Movie Marshall, so He Bought Out All Showings at 2 Chicago Theaters

Marshall, the new movie about the first black U.S. Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, opens nationwide Friday. Chance the Rapper is eager for everyone to see it, so he bought out all the shows at two Chicago movie theaters, affording fans the opportunity to see the film for free.

Jesse Williams Stars in New 7-Minute Protest Film Available Exclusively on Tidal Jesse Williams Stars in New 7-Minute Protest Film Available Exclusively on Tidal

Is love the answer to all of America’s problems? That is the question the producers of a new short documentary film want us to consider.

City of Los Angeles Looks to Fully Decriminalize Street Vending as a Means of Protecting Undocumented Immigrants From Immigration Agents City of Los Angeles Looks to Fully Decriminalize Street Vending as a Means of Protecting Undocumented Immigrants From Immigration Agents

Walk outside a Hollywood, Calif., nightclub on any given night of the week and you are bound to come across a street vendor selling delicious-smelling hot dogs and sausages smothered in peppers and onions. The familiar tinkling of a bell attached to the end of a cart as it makes its way down your street lets you know…

BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism

They are trying to turn black people into the bogeyman. They want everyone else in America to see us as a threat so that when we are killed with impunity, no one bats an eyelash. This is already happening anyway.

FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report FEMA Officials Say It’s Not Their Job to Distribute Food and Water to Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico: Report

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Maria brought devastation to the island of Puerto Rico, people in the town of Aibonito still have not received any food or water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The reason? FEMA said it’s not their job to distribute food and water to the hurricane victims.

Plot Twist: Jay-Z Reportedly Looking to Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Interest in the Weinstein Co. Plot Twist: Jay-Z Reportedly Looking to Buy Harvey Weinstein’s Interest in the Weinstein Co.

As the ashes continue to fall from the gigantic brushfire that is Harvey Weinstein’s career and alleged history as a sexual predator and serial harasser in Hollywood, some news comes along that provides something of a silver lining to the bullshit: Jay-Z is apparently looking to buy Weinstein’s interest in the company…

Being Mary Jane Canceled by BET, Will End in 2018 With 2-Hour Series-Finale Movie Being Mary Jane Canceled by BET, Will End in 2018 With 2-Hour Series-Finale Movie

BET has decided to bring the drama series Being Mary Jane, which stars actress Gabrielle Union, to an end after four seasons. The series finale will be in the form of a two-hour movie that will air on the network in 2018.

Are We Really Interested in a Sequel to Creed That Doesn’t Involve Ryan Coogler? Are We Really Interested in a Sequel to Creed That Doesn’t Involve Ryan Coogler?

On Instagram Tuesday, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that he will be directing and producing Creed 2, the sequel to the 2015 Ryan Coogler hit Creed, in which Stallone co-starred with actor Michael B. Jordan. Are we really interested in a sequel to Creed that doesn’t involve Ryan Coogler?

Eminem Got on National TV and Snatched Donald Trump’s Edges at the BET #HipHopAwards Eminem Got on National TV and Snatched Donald Trump’s Edges at the BET #HipHopAwards

Eminem proved once again that he is a real MC with real bars when he gave voice to the frustration we are all feeling right now with racist-enabler Donald Trump in the White House.

Madea Goes to the White House? Tyler Perry Will Play Gen. Colin Powell in Dick Cheney Movie Madea Goes to the White House? Tyler Perry Will Play Gen. Colin Powell in Dick Cheney Movie

I am admittedly not a Tyler Perry fan. I think his movies tend to be overly preachy with a hint of misogynoir added in to make his point. Of course the overly sexual black woman catches HIV after having an affair behind her husband’s back. And let’s not ignore the fact that Perry, a black man, puts on a dress and a…

‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Planned for End of Month in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Planned for End of Month in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Organizers from several white nationalist groups have applied for permits to host a “White Lives Matter” event on the Rutherford County Courthouse lawn on Oct. 28 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Terry Crews Says He Was a Victim of a Hollywood Male Sexual Predator, Tells His Story on Twitter Terry Crews Says He Was a Victim of a Hollywood Male Sexual Predator, Tells His Story on Twitter

Terry Crews took to Twitter Tuesday to say that the whole Harvey Weinstein situation is giving him post-traumatic stress disorder. You may be asking yourself why, but in a series of 16 tweets, Crews explains that women are not the only ones who have been sexually harassed by Hollywood’s male honchos; Crews himself was…

Is the Adult Guardianship and Probate Court System Being Used to Exploit Elderly People for Profit? Is the Adult Guardianship and Probate Court System Being Used to Exploit Elderly People for Profit?

It is a nightmare that many families have faced over the last few years, but one that has gone on mostly without public notice. An elderly parent or loved one is suddenly stripped of his or her rights and forced into a court guardianship program that opens them up to financial exploitation, sometimes siphoning their…

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