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Relist Watch: The Muller Report

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. I normally try to have Relist Watch written up by Wednesday after the court issues its order list. Here it is late Thursday and I’m just getting it out. It’s not just that I’m lazy, though I am. It’s that I’ve been mulling over the five new relists, and what I think their prospects are for Supreme Court review. In fact, I’ve been mulling these cases so deeply that you could call today’s installment the “Muller Report.” I like the ring of it. I’ve also spent ...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Oregon, San Francisco, Indiana, Dhs, United States, Nielsen, Illinois, Smith, Naacp, Ada


‘Evil Act’: Holden Matthews Charged With Arson of 3 Black Louisiana Churches

REUTERSLouisiana Gov. Bel Edwards on Thursday described the three fires that destroyed predominantly black churches in rural Louisiana as an “evil act” committed by the son of a sheriff’s deputy.Holden Matthews was arrested Wednesday on three counts of simple arson for fires that on destroyed the churches in St. Landry Parish over  ten days. The fires were set on March 26, April 2, and April 4, and destroyed St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church, and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church...
Tags: News, La, Fbi, New York Times, Norway, Louisiana, Naacp, Browning, Edwards, Matthews, Varg Vikernes, Toussaint, ATF, Odin, Higgins, Derrick Johnson


Rep. Ted Lieu plays Candace Owens' Hitler remarks on phone during House hearing on white nationalism

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on white nationalism this morning and Republicans wasted no time making themselves look like idiots. GOP committee members invited Candace Owens, communications director of Turning Point USA and creator of the hilarious fail Blexit, to testify that white nationalism is all just a bunch of scare tactics ginned up by the Democrats to keep minorities in line. Owens did exactly that, telling the committee, "We hear over and over again about black cons...
Tags: Post, News, Gop, House, Naacp, Rnc, Owens, House Judiciary Committee, Ted Lieu, Dinesh D Souza, White Nationalism, Turning Point USA, Candace Owens, Ken Mehlman, Hitler Wannabes, Candace Owens Hitler


Louisiana: advocates concerned after three black churches burned in a week

NAACP president called fires ‘domestic terrorism’ as civil rights advocates believe black congregations are being targetedAfter three churches in central Louisiana were destroyed by fire in little more than a week, civil rights advocates have expressed concern that black congregations are being targeted.“We must not turn a blind eye to any incident where people are targeted because of the color of their skin or their faith,” said Derrick Johnson, president of the National Association for the Adv...
Tags: Religion, Race, US news, US crime, Louisiana, Naacp, Derrick Johnson


Beyonce Drops Trailer for ‘Homecoming’ Netflix Special

Just a week after Beyonce was crowned Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards, the Beyhive has another reason to celebrate. Netflix posted a tweet Sunday teasing its rumored upcoming Beyonce concert documentary, which will reportedly highlight her 2018 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, and followed with a full trailer on Monday […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Netflix, Naacp, Coachella Valley, Beyhive


Netflix Teases Beyonce Coachella Concert Doc, Announces Premiere Date

Just a week after Beyonce was crowned Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards, the Beyhive has another reason to celebrate. Netflix posted a tweet Sunday teasing its rumored upcoming Beyonce concert documentary, which will reportedly highlight her 2018 performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The tweet did not include […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Netflix, Naacp, Coachella Valley, Beyhive


Woman who posed as black makes plea deal in fraud case

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state who was exposed in 2015 as a white woman pretending to be black has reached an agreement to avoid trial on charges of welfare fraud.
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Naacp, Spokane Wash


Former Rachel Dolezal in deal to avoid felony welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state who was exposed in 2015 as a white woman pretending to be black has reached an agreement to avoid trial on charges of welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who changed her name to Nkechi Diallo two years ago, was charged with two felonies last May. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Local News, Naacp, Northwest, Rachel Dolezal, Spokane Wash, Nkechi Diallo


11 Prom Hairstyles That Won't Compromise Your Natural Curls

Getting your crush to pull off an extravagant promposal is just half the battle of ending your high-school days with a bang. Planning every little detail of your prom night is arguably the best part of senior year — after graduation, of course. The dress, the manicure, the makeup, and the hair are all equally important. These pictures will be on your mom's mantle for a lifetime, after all.And when your hair is natural, the styling options are endless, making it even harder to settle on the per...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Naacp, Issa Rae, Bianca Lawson, Marsai Martin, Lacy Redway, Nikki Nelms, Zazie Beetz, Logan Browning, Ashley Noel


Where Was Charles Evers After Martin Luther King, Jr Was Murdered?

At 6:01pm on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered in Memphis, TN at the Lorraine Motel. Recently, I posted a statement from the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation regarding the night of Martin Luther King Jr’s murder. Since 2007, John MacArthur has publicly stated that he traveled from Jackson, MS to Memphis, TN the night MLK was murdered. His stories strongly imply that his companions on that trip were civil rights icons John Perkins and Charles Evers, as well as other unnamed ...
Tags: Health, Atlanta, John, Jackson, St Louis, Naacp, Martin Luther King, Memphis, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, UPI, Gary, Greenwood, John MacArthur, Bobby Kennedy, Deborah


Trevor Noah Tells Hilarious True Story Of Becoming Jay-Z’s Bodyguard

"The Daily Show" host stepped up as the rapper's one-man security detail at the NAACP Image Awards.
Tags: News, Naacp, Trevor Noah


accras: Lupita Nyong'o at the NAACP Image Awards, 3/30/19.

accras: Lupita Nyong'o at the NAACP Image Awards, 3/30/19.
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Meghan Markle Wore Ballet Flats So We Wore Ballet Flats — & 25,000+ Other People Did, Too

It's a well-known fact that anything Meghan Markle wears sells out lickety split. It's happened at Aritzia, J.Crew, Club Monaco and pretty much every other brand she frequents. At this point, she's in an elite class of celebrity influencers like Oprah and Rihanna, who have the power to turn an under-the-radar brand into Zara overnight. For this week's edition of Meghan Wore A Thing, we're calling out a certain pair of cognac Sarah Flint flats that she just so happens to wear on the regular.The ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Zara, Naacp, Oprah, Sussex, Natalie, MEGHAN MARKLE, Sarah Flint, Kim Porter, Aritzia J Crew Club Monaco, Justin Bieber Use Diddy


Relist Watch

John Elwood previews next Monday’s likely relists. This week’s installment is going to be brief, but at least it won’t be funny. It’s not just that I’m pressed for time, though I am: As I type this, the power is out for my entire neighborhood, and I sit hunched over my laptop in inky blackness. Apparently, the universe has decided that my gratuitous hyperlinks need to be given a rest. There was one grant out of last week’s relists, pushing the Kansas Supreme Court into an early lead as the most-...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Time, Indiana, Dhs, United States, Portland, Nielsen, Box, Smith, Naacp, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California


"For six weeks now Hagedorn has been mired in negative stories and controversy over his extreme views on a host of topics" — that was the story 2 weeks ago.

After Hagedorn's victory in yesterday's Wisconsin Supreme Court election, I'm reading "Vetting fail/Republicans skip background check before pushing Brian Hagedorn for Supreme Court" in the Madison newspaper Isthmus (from March 21st).We’ve learned that back in 2006, as a married 27-year-old father of two and law student at Northwestern University, Hagedorn wrote a blog as “a fellow soldier in the culture wars,” where he condemned the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, America, Wisconsin, Christian, Republican, Naacp, Madison, Democratic, U S Supreme Court, Lawrence, Walker, Southern Poverty Law Center, U S Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Supreme Court


State Supreme Court Races Emerge As Another Front In Redistricting Wars

Wisconsin voters head to the polls on Tuesday, bringing an end to a viciously fought state Supreme Court race. Millions of dollars were spent. Conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn, legal counsel to former Gov. Scott Walker, was pilloried for past comments calling the NAACP a “disgrace to America” and comparing homosexuality to bestiality. Former Attorney General Eric Holder visited Madison to campaign for liberal candidate Lisa Neubauer, calling the race something voters “need to be engaged ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Eric Holder, America, Conservative, Pennsylvania, Gop, Citizens United, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Gerrymandering, University of Florida, Party, Republican, North Carolina, Naacp


What Is The Met Gala’s Camp Theme Exactly?

Update:Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute, further explained the relevance of the 2019 Met Gala's theme to Vogue on Tuesday, calling out its cultural relevance.Camp, Bolton notes, “has become increasingly more mainstream in its pluralities—political camp, queer camp, Pop camp, the conflation of high and low, the idea that there is no such thing as originality.” He continues: “but I think you’ve got to be incredibly sophisticated to understand camp—look at Yv...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, White House, Vogue, Elton John, The New York Times, Lady Gaga, Cher, Bolton, Naacp, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Trump, Versailles, Susan


Superhero Bits: ‘Black Panther’ Wins NAACP Image Awards, New ‘Marvel Rising’ Specials & More

When are Avengers: Endgame tickets rumored to go on sale? Want to get your hands on a Thor mailbox shaped like Mjolnir? What are the next Marvel Rising animated specials? What does Shazam stand for? Who might be the main character in Marvel’s The Eternals? Does a new Avengers: Endgame toy hint at a certain fight in the movie? Who is leaving Arrow before the end of the season? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Supergirl is in the middle of a man hunt as the government and...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, James Gunn, Naacp, Avengers, Hellboy, Cw, Arrow, Aquaman, Supergirl, Shazam


‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Danielle Brooks to Make Shakespeare in the Park Debut (Exclusive)

Danielle Brooks is headed to Central Park. The “Orange Is the New Black” star exclusively tells Variety that she is going to make her Shakespeare in the Park debut this summer, starring as Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing.” “I haven’t done Shakespeare in nine years, [but] I’m ready,” Brooks said at the NAACP Image […]
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, News, Awards, Shakespeare, Naacp, Central Park, Brooks, Variety, Beatrice, New Black, NAACP Image Awards, Danielle Brooks, Shakespeare in the Park


SNL hilariously mocks the bizarre Jussie Smollett saga in new sketch

The second sketch on Saturday Night Live this weekend pulled no punches and brilliantly tackled the downright bizarre saga of Jussie Smollett. Smollett, if you recall, is the Empire star who, by all accounts, staged his own mugging as part of an ill-conceived effort to make a name for himself and generate some buzz. As the police investigation into the mugging went along, it was soon revealed that Smollett paid his "muggers" a generous sum of money for their services.The SNL sketch itself begins...
Tags: News, Chicago, Naacp, Jussie Smollett, Smollett, Chris Redd, Jussie Smollett Smollett


Beyonce and ‘Black Panther’ Honored at the 50th NAACP Image Awards

Beyonce was named entertainer of the yea
Tags: Music, Movies, Beyonce, News, Uncategorized, Naacp, Onetime


Beyoncé Reinvented The White Suit For Her NAACP Awards Look

White suits are truly having a moment this year and Beyoncé is getting in on the action.On Saturday night Queen Bey took home the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year and graced the stage wearing the iconic women’s suffragette color we have seen a lot since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. But, you know, with a very Queen Bey twist.Instead of the typical pants and suit jacket combo, Bey donned a uniquely tailored, Balmain Spring 2019 couture suit gown with lots of thigh show...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Viola Davis, Beyonce, Instagram, Congress, Jay Z, Nasa, Naacp, Donald Trump, Balmain, Clinton, Bey, Lorraine Schwartz


Chris Rock rips an absent Jussie Smollett at the NAACP Image Awards

Comedian Chris Rock ripped into Jussie Smollett with a series of jokes Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, where the actor was nominated for his role on the Fox series "Empire."
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Chris Rock Calls Out Jussie Smollett At NAACP Image Awards

'What the hell was he thinking?" the comedian asks about the "Empire" actor.
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'Black Panther' stars and more hit the NAACP Image Awards red carpet

The stars of "Black Panther" and plenty of colorful dresses dominated the red carpet at the 50th NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood on March 30.            [Author: AP]
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Beyonce, 'Black Panther' win the night at the 50th NAACP Image Awards

'Black Panther' scooped up best picture, actor, supporting actor and director at the NAAP Image Awards, while Beyonce won entertainer of the year.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Associated Press, Naacp, The Associated Press, NAAP Image Awards


Omari Hardwick Stung by the Beyhive After He Appears to Kiss Beyoncé on the Lips at the NAACP Image Awards (VIDEO)

Oh no Omari Hardwick what is you doing?!The Power star is in serious trouble with the Beyhive after a video went viral showing him kissing Beyoncé twice, with one kiss landing VERY close to her lips.Beyoncé and Jay-Z attended the 2019 NAACP Image Awards Saturday night (Mar. 30) in Los Angeles, where they were each honored with a major award: Entertainer of the Year (Bey) and the President’s Award (Jay).At some point during the ceremony, Omari Hardwick and his Power co-star Naturi Naughton greete...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Viola Davis, Beyonce, Instagram, Jay-z, Los Angeles, Social Media, Pop Culture, Jazz, Solange, Naacp, Jay, Kanye, Adrian, Bey


Comedian roasts 'Empire' star at awards show

Comedian Chris Rock pokes fun at "Empire" star Jussie Smollett at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Tags: News, Stories, Naacp, Chris Rock, Jussie Smollett


Comedian Chris Rock roasts 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

Comedian Chris Rock pokes fun at "Empire" star Jussie Smollett at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Tags: News, Stories, Naacp, Chris Rock, Jussie Smollett


Comedian Chris Rock roasts 'Empire' star at awards show

Comedian Chris Rock pokes fun at "Empire" star Jussie Smollett at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards.
Tags: News, Stories, Naacp, Chris Rock, Jussie Smollett