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The former president’s new social network proves he won’t go away silently — and his encore might be more perilous than ever

Despite being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in January following the Capitol riots that same month, we were warned that, like it or not, Trump was going to find his way back to trolling America regularly on social media.

In March, a top adviser for the former president announced

The Only Black Guy in the Office

New title. New money. Still Black.

I would say it’s been a long time, but these days, 24 hours feels like either 24 minutes or an eternity, no in-between. Instead, I’ll say it’s been a while since I’ve last shared my experiences of being the Only Black Guy in the Office. If this is your first…

A European-rooted holiday that began with disguised White people welcoming devils into their homes? No thanks.

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Aside from Columbus Day, Halloween may be America’s most trash holiday tradition. Yes, it’s even worse than Thanksgiving.

Obviously, Turkey Day’s origin is connected to the genocide of thousands of Native Americans. Yet it has evolved into a time of the year when families gather and tighten. Just as enslaved…

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Giving “full mast” a whole new meaning

Sex is a love language. Carnal conversation. How you operate in the bedroom can say a lot about who you are in other respects. So… how’s your native tongue?

You may not realize the coital cues you’re giving and how they might be interpreted. But, I assure you, women’s antennae…

The outcry over Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ should be about more than just trans rights

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There are certain things you’re not supposed to say in 2021. Or, more precisely, there are certain people you’re not supposed to offend.

Straight White men are fair game. There’s nothing you can’t say about people with this particular set of immutable traits. …

The late statesman was embraced by White societies in ways unfathomable for most Black people

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On Monday, former soldier, general, and statesman Colin Powell died at 84 years old of complications from Covid-19. …

The show always embraced awkwardness, but it became something special when its Black characters got lives of their own

Vivica A. Fox in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Photo: HBO

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm opened its 10th season with star and series creator Larry David reestablishing his race-riffing repartee with on-screen crony Leon Black (J.B. Smoove). “You like your color?” asks Larry, self-conscious about his own saltine skin tone. “I fucking love my color; I’m fuckin’ mahogany,” Leon replies without…

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Who’s the snowflake now?

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Ever since Dave Chappelle released his latest comedy special, The Closer, I’ve seen countless think pieces about how his jokes are transphobic, punch down, or just aren’t funny. Some are even calling for the stand-up to be pulled from Netflix entirely — yet another example of cancel culture dictating what…

Enthusiasm behind a Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson run at the White House is growing. Here we go again.

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I’m not surprised that in spite of the ongoing nightmare that’s been Donald Trump’s era as a politician, Americans maintain an appetite for celebrity political candidates. That’s why it’s not so much of a question of whether an ex-professional wrestler can become president of the United States of America, but…

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In May, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant landed in the hospital after a passenger punched her in the face. According to a representative for Southwest’s flight attendants union, she lost two teeth in the altercation.

One week later, a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to…

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