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America's dwindling lesbian bar scene gets another shot at survival in Chicago

The new owners of Nobody's Darling, which was previously known as Joie De Vine, have remodeled the space into an inclusive cocktail bar for queer women.
Image: Nobody's Darling
Image: Nobody's Darling
5d ago

2 arrested over allegedly defacing BLM mural in California

The Santa Cruz police chief said members of the community “felt this was a personal attack.”
A Black Lives Matter mural was vandalized in Santa Cruz, Calif., on July 24, 2021.
A Black Lives Matter mural was vandalized in Santa Cruz, Calif., on July 24, 2021.
5d ago

This company is trying to end a prevalent racial disparity

For the past year, Paulana Lamonier has built up a business to provide low-cost swimming education for Black children and adults.
Image: A child takes a break from swimming at the Astoria Pool in Queens, N.Y., on June 29, 2016.
Image: A child takes a break from swimming at the Astoria Pool in Queens, N.Y., on June 29, 2016.
6d ago

Issa Rae announces marriage by posting gorgeous photos of wedding in France

Rae, 36, has been notably private about her love life, but some speculated in 2019 that she was engaged.
Issa Rae attends the BET Awards on June 27, 2021, in Los Angeles.
Issa Rae attends the BET Awards on June 27, 2021, in Los Angeles.
7d ago

Robert Moses, civil rights activist and education advocate, has died at 86

"What a brilliant, conscious, compassionately active human being," tweeted the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in response to Moses' death.
Civil rights activist activist Robert Parris Moses in New York in 1964.
Civil rights activist activist Robert Parris Moses in New York in 1964.

Ballot language to replace police department gets Minneapolis council's OK

The city has been under pressure to overhaul its policing system following George Floyd’s fatal encounter with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last year.
New sergeants at Minneapolis Police Promotional Ceremony, April 17, 2018
New sergeants at Minneapolis Police Promotional Ceremony, April 17, 2018

Lil Nas X's provocative ‘Industry Baby’ video is also a nod to the Bail Project

The song is the latest from Nas’ forthcoming full-length album “Montero."
From center, Lil Nas X performs in his "Industry Baby" video.
From center, Lil Nas X performs in his "Industry Baby" video.

Bust of former KKK leader removed from Tennessee Capitol building

The image of Nathan Bedford Forrest has sparked protests ever since its installation in 1978.
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9d ago

Morgan Wallen, caught using N-word, says he hasn't 'thought about' racism in country music

Following coverage of the incident, Wallen almost immediately saw a 1,220 percent increase in digital album sales and a 327 percent increase in song sales.
YouTube Presents a Best Fest Production, CASH FEST, In Celebration Of YouTube Originals Documentary THE GIFT: THE JOURNEY OF JOHNNY CASH
YouTube Presents a Best Fest Production, CASH FEST, In Celebration Of YouTube Originals Documentary THE GIFT: THE JOURNEY OF JOHNNY CASH
9d ago

Iowa racing announcer goes on racist rant

He said he was outraged that the NFL is considering playing the anthem “for those folks, I guess the darker-toned skin color, I’ll just say, Blacks.”
10d ago

Jordan Peele’s next movie will be called ‘Nope’

The filmmaker revealed the poster for the film, which will star Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. 
Image: Jordan Peele arrives for the Hammer Museum Gala In The Garden in Los Angeles on Oct. 12, 2019.
Image: Jordan Peele arrives for the Hammer Museum Gala In The Garden in Los Angeles on Oct. 12, 2019.