The mayoral hopeful plans to become NYC’s first female Black mayor by making it more affordable and technologically competitive. But first she wants to defund the NYPD.

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The vice president’s cold handling of a migration crisis conveniently disregards the mess the U.S. has historically made in Central America

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Level Q

Fresh off ‘Verzuz’, the R&B legend discusses everything from prison concerts to his pandemic beard to a disgraced collaborator


West Virginia will reward its vaccinated residents with new guns, attempting to dissolve one pandemic by aiding another

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An epic (and safe) post-pandemic summer depends on your ability to make “no” your favorite word.

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The late great comedian was underrated, unapologetically Black, and the Richard Pryor whisperer

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J. Cole announcing a new album and pro basketball career highlights an all-star level of dream chasing

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Mother’s Day 2020 is when I learned my mother had COVID-19 and was becoming my grandmother

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President Biden and the Department of Justice made a statement — but there’s still more work to be done

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Earl Simmons channelled his pain into his art — and forever changed the world along the way

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Bonsu Thompson

Bonsu Thompson is a writer, producer, Brooklynite and 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow.

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