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Racial pay gaps are an issue in every industry. Nowhere is it worse than in influencer marketing, a new study says.

Nearly half of Black influencers said in a survey that their race contributes to marketing offers that are below market value, according to the study.
Hands of woman holding smartphone at night, close-up
Hands of woman holding smartphone at night, close-up
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'There was no hoax': Jussie Smollett denies attack was staged during testimony

Legal experts say that defendants are typically advised not to take the stand, but this jury may need to hear the actor's version of events to be convinced of his innocence.
Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his trial on disorderly conduct charges on Dec. 6 2021, in Chicago.
Jussie Smollett arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his trial on disorderly conduct charges on Dec. 6 2021, in Chicago.

Exhibit explores profound role religion played in Andy Warhol's life and art

The Brooklyn Museum is the latest stop for “Andy Warhol: Revelation,” which highlights how the artist’s Byzantine Catholic upbringing affected his work.
Installation view, Andy Warhol: Revelation. Brooklyn Museum Nov. 19, 2021 - June 19, 2022.
Installation view, Andy Warhol: Revelation. Brooklyn Museum Nov. 19, 2021 - June 19, 2022.

Dave Chappelle among headliners for 2022 Netflix Comedy Festival

Chappelle, whose special “The Closer” was criticized by trans workers and allies as transphobic and homophobic, is among the 130-plus comedians in the lineup.
Dave Chappelle performs at the Hollywood Palladium on March 25, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Dave Chappelle performs at the Hollywood Palladium on March 25, 2016, in Los Angeles.

'Latinx' can be 'counterproductive' among Hispanic voters, poll finds

A poll of Latino registered voters found that “up to 40 percent are saying that this term either bothers or offends them," Democratic pollster Fernand Amandi said.
Image: A guest listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Latino community leaders at the White House on Aug. 3, 2021.
Image: A guest listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Latino community leaders at the White House on Aug. 3, 2021.

Brene Brown shares insights from new project

Author Brene Brown is working on a new project, a book that defines 87 human emotions into what she calls “an atlas of the heart.” She spoke with Joshua Johnson about the project and how she feels it clarifies what’s going on in the world today. 
Brene Brown shares insights from new project
Brene Brown shares insights from new project
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OnlyFans creators getaway trips bring to light the unregulated amateur porn industry

After the fallout of two recent collaboration trips, OnlyFans creators say they want to standardize health and consent practices.
Image: Adult filmmaker Erika Lust
Image: Adult filmmaker Erika Lust

A cookbook celebrates Latin America's vast regional diversity

“The landscape stretches from the Rio Grande to the tip of Patagonia," says Michelin star-winning chef and author Virgilio Martínez. "That’s a massive swath of the Earth."
"The Latin American Cookbook" by Virgilio Martinez.
"The Latin American Cookbook" by Virgilio Martinez.

BTS announces hiatus for time to 'recharge'

This break marks the first time the group will get to spend the holidays with their families and loved ones since their debut.
BTS appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on Feb. 21, 2020.
BTS appears on NBC's "TODAY" show on Feb. 21, 2020.

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Human Rights Watch and others have called on celebrities to boycott the kingdom, saying such events are aimed at deflecting scrutiny from Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.
Image: Justin Bieber
Image: Justin Bieber
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Chris Cuomo denies allegation of sexual misconduct after being fired from CNN

The allegation was submitted to CNN on Wednesday by lawyer Debra S. Katz, who represents the unnamed accuser.
Chris Cuomo attends Turner Upfront on May 17, 2017, in New York.
Chris Cuomo attends Turner Upfront on May 17, 2017, in New York.