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‘Don’t feed the trolls’: Racism on YouTube

‘Don’t feed the trolls’: Racism on YouTube

AUSTIN, Texas – In five years on YouTube, Franchesca Ramsey says, only one of the nearly 200 videos she's posted has been explicitly about race.

Yet when the actress, comedian and video blogger hosted a meet-up with fans here at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, only three out of about 300 of them were white.

Of course that one video, "S**t White Girls Say ... to Black Girls," has accounted for nearly 10 million of the roughly 18 million views her videos have gotten, combined.

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  • Written by Doug Gross/CNN

Top 10 breakup songs

Top 10 breakup songs

You could feel it coming. It's like when you know the rain is coming and you can feel it in your bones. It's about to be over. You and who you thought was the love of your life are breaking up. Sometimes there is a conversation, sometimes just a text. Then there are things that only a song can communicate. Keep this list right next to the refrigerator filled with ice cream or next to a big bottle of brown liquor.

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  • Written by AJ Williams/Real Times News Service

Notorious B.I.G. and his Coogi fashion history

Notorious B.I.G. and his Coogi fashion history

Saturday marked the 16th anniversary of the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., and Vibe took a look at the MC's relationship with the Coogi fashion brand and who wore it before him, like one of America's favorite dads.

During the mid-90s, Christopher Wallace undoubtedly made it a hood priority to rock the iconic knit pattern. However, he wasn't the first to put a generation of urban style seekers onto the COOGI brand.

Back in the 80s, another figure in African-American pop culture made COOGI—more importantly, their sweaters – a go-to for guaranteed freshness: Bill Cosby. Everyone's favorite TV dad made the COOGI sweater a staple on his timeless sitcom, "The Cosby Show" (1984 – 1992).

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  • Written by Hillary Crosley/The Root

Michael Jordan to get hitched

Michael Jordan to get hitched

 

By CNN Staff
March 8, 2013 -- Updated 1416 GMT (2216 HKT)

(CNN) -- Legendary basketball player Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license Thursday in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jordan, who

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  • Written by CNN

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 03/07/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 03/07/2013

For movies opening March 8, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Dead Man Down" (R for sexuality, violence and pervasive profanity) Multilayered whodunit, set in NYC, about a couple of grieving neighbors (Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace) who flirt before bonding because of a mutual passion for revenge. A-list cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Isabelle Huppert, Terrance Howard, Dominic Cooper and Armand Assante.

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Catching up with Anthony Hamilton

Catching up with Anthony Hamilton

Contemporary soul and R&B star Anthony Hamilton recently gave me a message for Memphis and Mississippi.

"Memphis and Mississippi, I love you," said the ultra-cool Hamilton in an exclusive, backstage interview with The New Tri-State Defender after his performance at the Landers Center in DeSoto County last Sunday night (March 3).

That love, said Hamilton, goes beyond Memphis-area support for his music. It's a genuine affection that reflects his recognition that people here enjoy life and aren't afraid to go to a concert and have a good time.

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  • Written by Nyah Nile

‘American Idol’ ratings – don’t dump it all on Nicki Minaj

‘American Idol’ ratings – don’t dump it all on Nicki Minaj

"American Idol" is back in the news and this time it's not all Nicki Minaj...well, maybe just a little bit. Apparently ratings are at an all-time low, with reports that viewers are just not feeling Nicki.

Might be true, but I'll be fair. I don't think it's all Nicki. The show itself is partially at fault as well. It has stayed around too long and has been essentially forced upon us lately.

I'll put it this way, if "American Idol" is the houseguest who stayed too long, Nicki Minaj is like an extra houseguest the invitee brought along with getting an OK. They showed up in the same car.

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