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Andrew Yang
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang struggled to name a Jay-Z song after claiming in an interview that he’s a fan of the rapper.
Dominique Wilkins
May 23, 2021
After being denied service at an Atlanta restaurant, NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins accuses Le Bilboquet in Buckhead of racial profiling.
May 23, 2021
The Texas Senate passed legislation that would ban schools from demanding educators to teach or discuss critical race theory in classrooms.
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson’s family alleged that BBC’s Martin Bashir ensnared the King of Pop into collaborating on his 2003 documentary.
L.A. Lakers’ LeBron James won’t face suspension after attending a promotional event and breaching the NBA’s health and safely protocols.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X was honored at the Native Son Awards on May 20, where he recalled how coming out was one of the “scariest moments” of his life.
Russell Wilson and Ciara
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star Ciara picked up a woman’s restaurant tab in celebration of Mother’s Day.
May 9, 2021
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) issued posthumous pardons for 34 victims of racial lynchings who were killed between 1854 and 1933.
Andrew Brown Jr thegrio.com
May 9, 2021
Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown, Jr., who was fatally shot by Elizabeth City police, ask the district attorney to recuse himself.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
May 9, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that grants those released from prison the right to vote immediately upon discharge.
Trevor Noah
Ted Cruz was silenced by ‘The Daily Show’ on Twitter after weeks of bad blood between the Republican senator and the late-night talk outlet.
Dr. William Tate IV
May 8, 2021
Dr. William Tate IV will become the first African American president of Louisiana State University and in the Southeastern Conference.
Tokyo Olympics
May 8, 2021
Ahletes at the Tokyo Olympics will be prohibited from wearing “Black Lives Matter” apparel during games and ceremonies this summer.
Ledell Lee
May 8, 2021
Four years after the execution of Ledell Lee, DNA testing has revealed that the genetic material on the murder evidence belong to another man.
Anjanette Young
May 2, 2021
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability found about 100 allegations of misconduct by about a dozen officers who raided a woman’s home.
Julie Walrand
May 2, 2021
The California woman who police said accused a Black delivery driver of speeding and followed him, faces a hate crime charge.
Mitt Romney
May 2, 2021
Mitt Romney was booed and called a “traitor” and a “communist” at the Utah Republican convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.
Harvey Mason Jr.
The Recording Academy announced major changes to its nomination process for the Grammys, which includes eliminating anonymous committees.
Michael Adams
May 1, 2021
Michael Adams, the man accused of murdering teenager Elijah Al-Amin inside an Arizona convenience store, was found dead inside his jail cell.
Shaqir O’Neal, a 3-star high school shooting guard, reveals he will join the Texas Southern University Tigers basketball team this fall.