There Is An Alternative Universe Where Beyoncé Doesn’t Actually Matter… And Bill Gates Lives There

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Bill Gates Isn’t That Excited About Beyoncé Name Dropping Him In “Formation”

Today we learned that the world doesn’t revolve around Beyoncé to everyone, because it turns out Bill Gates didn’t even know she name dropped him on “Formation.”

The jaw-dropping news comes courtesy of WIRED, who discovered that Bill Gates first learned of the mention via an email from a colleague:

Yeah, I hadn’t realized that she did that until somebody in the office actually sent me a copy of the lyrics and I said, “Are you serious? This is kind of a strange set of words here.” I’m surprised—I’m not sure she said those words at the Super Bowl, though, did she?

I guess it’s nice that people consider me successful. I actually haven’t met Beyoncé. I know Jay-Z, because when I did some humor right when I was retiring from Microsoft—he was nice about participating in…

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Black Girl Magic: The Cast Of Broadway’s First Play Written, Directed & Produced By Black Women Covers UPTOWN Magazine

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The Cast Of Eclipse Covers Uptown

The history making cast of Broadway’s “Eclipse” is covering Uptown magazine.

Lupita Nyong’o, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh make up the cast of the play that’s the first to be written by, directed by, produced by and starring black women.

Uptown Magazine reports:

Broadway audiences are currently witnessing history in the making with the critically acclaimed production of Eclipsed.

The brilliant and brutal masterful work of art holds the distinction of being the first play to be written by, directed by, produced by and starring black women. And according to its playwright Danai Gurira, it’s about time.

“That for me is really the most important thing, the exposure of these voices,” she said. “Honestly, the reason why I write what I write is because it’s kind of inexplicable the silence and the lack of representation…

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New Report Finds Black Women Least Sexualized In Film And Television

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Yesterday, USC’s Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative released its first ever Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity (CARD). As no surprise, film and television remain pretty White and male. And pretty sexist… According to the study’s finding, while women characters made up less than half of all speaking roles. They were also more likely than male characters to be shown in sexy attire (Females were 34.3 percent vs. Males who were 7.6 percent), with some nudity (33.4 percent vs. 10.8 percent) and be referenced by their physical appearance and attractiveness (11.6 percent vs. 3.5 percent)… Even more troubling is what the study had to say about the sexualization of women of color in Hollywood. According to the findings, female characters from “other” racial/ethnic groups, who are often viewed culturally as “exotic,” were more likely to be shown in sexualized attire (41.6 percent), shown partially (39.7 percent) and be referenced as…

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Be Careful Ladies: Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $72M In Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $72 Million To Ovarian Cancer Victim’s Family

The family of a Missouri woman who succumbed to ovarian cancer was just awarded $72 million from Johnson & Johnson.

A jury ruled that the company failed to disclosed for years that their talc-based baby powder could cause cancer. As a result the family of the late Jacqueline Fox was given $10 million of actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages.

Her family’s suit is the first of hundreds against the health brand.

NBC News reports:

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.

In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of…

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Lord Jamar Says Ciara Suing Future Is Destructive To “The Black Family” [Video]

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Lord Jamar is always known to hit the hard topics with VladTV, and this time around the outspoken rapper shared his thoughts on Ciara’s $15 million lawsuit against Future for defamation. The Brand Nubian rapper believes that the couple’s personal troubles being broadcast in the media is “detrimental” for the sake of Black families. He explained, “One of the strongest things we can do is come together and have children…and work together as a cohesive family unit.”

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Meet Aamito Stacie Lagum, The Model Whose Beautiful Lips Made Racists Lose Their Damn Minds

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Meet Model Whose Lips Upset Racists

Last week, MAC posted an Instagram photo of a Black model’s lips and the comments got really racist really quickly. But who is the woman? Her name is Aamito Stacie Lagum and she’s more than her lips. She’s a Top Model champion from Uganda and she’s absolutely beautiful all the way around. Take a look…

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A Faster Mobile Web for All WordPress.com Users: AMP Is Here

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Your sites are about to get even faster on mobile devices: starting today, WordPress.com sites support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) – a new initiative spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve the speed of your pages loading on phones and tablets.

The best part? WordPress.com users don’t need to do a thing. AMP works automatically, loading a lightning-fast version of your posts. This means readers will get your content even faster on mobile when they come to your site from Google search, or news apps like Nuzzel.

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To see AMP in action on WordPress.com, check out this article, or see a Google search demo at g.co/amp.

Speed matters on the web. AMP is an open-source framework that allows browsers and apps to load your sites quickly on mobile devices. See the AMP site for more details on how it works. We’re proud to be a partner in this…

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