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The controversial producer and rapper has a cult of personality so strong that nothing he does — even trivializing slavery — can damage him

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After pulling the trigger in Hollywood’s most ominous drive-by, Lloyd Avery II began to mirror the lifestyle of the gangster he portrayed on-screen. But the late actor’s demise is much deeper than life imitating art.


THE ONLY BLACK GUY IN THE OFFICE

Sure, you wish them well—but navigating the aftershocks is tricky at non-diverse companies

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In the ’80s, nobody could touch the decathlete

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The Olympics’ sexist and racist punishment of female athletes of color makes it difficult to celebrate the contests

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If the White House wants to continue the nation’s pandemic recovery efforts, it has to fight the news channel that has prioritized profits over people’s lives

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It’s hard to champion Jeff Bezos’ and Richard Branson’s cosmic voyages when so many people are suffering

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Murphy’s Law

Don’t judge me

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The Only Black Guy in the Office

I keep it realer than most while on the job, but there are limits to how freely I’ll speak around my co-workers

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My daughter and I are learning the fashion world together — and I’m her biggest supporter

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