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Papa Pope vs. The Confederate Flag

Joe Morgan as “Papa Pope” extemporizes his remarks to a Southerner who supports the Confederate flag on last night’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As always Mr. Morgan “drops the mic.” Can the church say, AMEN. Advertisements

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Streaming Overtakes Live TV Among Consumer Viewing Preferences

By Todd Spangler U.S. consumers are more inclined to stream entertainment from an Internet service than tune in to live TV, according to the results of a new survey from consulting firm Deloitte. Video-streaming services such as Netflix, which are … Continue reading

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PBS Investigates Possible Censorship Of Ben Affleck’s Slavery In ‘Finding Your Roots’

By Frazier Moore PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. … Continue reading

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Affleck demanded PBS program hide his slave-owning ancestor

By Mara Siegler Ben Affleck insisted on censoring the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves from PBS show “Finding Your Roots,” the Sony email hack has revealed. In a hacked Sony email from July 22, 2014, now available … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory Talks The N-Word, Impact Of ‘Empire’ vs. ‘The Cosby Show’

By Brennan Williams When it comes to the use of the N-word, Dick Gregory is no stranger to explaining his candid thoughts on the issue. The legendary civil rights activist and comedian, who penned a 1964 autobiography titled “Nigger,” recently … Continue reading

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How Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ improved upon Tyler Perry’s brand of drama

By Demetria Lucas D’Oyley I missed the initial airing of the Empire finale. I’d planned to stay home and live-tweet it like I usually do, but a friend called me crazy. “You’d rather sit home and watch people build an … Continue reading

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Univision Host Rodner Figueroa Fired Over Racist ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Comment Towards Michelle Obama

By Mandy Fridmann Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired Wednesday after comparing first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance to that of someone from the cast of the “Planet of the Apes.” The Emmy-winning host was dismissed over the racist remark said … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. Territories

John Oliver is dropping some serious knowledge to us all.

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Sasheer Zamata Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Actress Search

By Nellie Andreeva Three years after she graduated from the University of Virginia, Sasheer Zamata is landing a very big break — the young comedy performer has been selected to join Saturday Night Live as a new cast member. Zamata … Continue reading

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Fox News Anchor: Santa Is White and Jesus Was, Too

By Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly isn’t comfortable with the idea of a black Santa and wants to make a few things clear, especially to kids: Santa Claus is white and so was Jesus. The anchor, … Continue reading

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