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Camille Cosby blames racism, media, corruption for Bill Cosby verdict

11:33 am May. 3, 2018

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille Cosby says a “lynch mob” mentality spurred by a “frenzied” media, “exploitive and corrupt” prosecutors and institutional racism combined to produce a guilty verdict in her husband’s trial.

“This is mob justice, not real justice,” she said in a lengthy statement posted via social media. “This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”

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Donald Trump and Alyssa Milano are both headed to NRA convention

7:03 am May. 3, 2018

DALLAS – The NRA’s 147th annual convention starts here today. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to address the gathering on Friday; prominent protesters including actress Alyssa Milano are on the way as well.

“Everything’s so politically sensitive,” said Bruce Ross, who was among the vendors setting up on Wednesday at the enormous Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the event will be held. His booth sells books

W. Kamau Bell on addressing racism on screen and in real life

7:02 am May. 3, 2018

Recent news of two black men being led from a Philadelphia Starbucks in handcuffs was utterly shocking to many. Not to W. Kamau Bell.

“I relate to what these brothers went through. A similar thing happened to me,” the comic and broadcaster said during a recent visit to Morehouse College.

No charges were filed, and Starbucks responded to the swift and widespread criticism by announcing all locations will close

Herman Cain: Kanye West is right

10:55 am May. 2, 2018

Kanye West is coming in for heaps of criticism following his comments about slavery during a TMZ video, but not from Herman Cain.

The author, businessman and broadcaster who made bids for the U.S. Senate and White House, is out with a post titled “Kanye says ‘slavery for 400 years, that feels like a choice’; here’s why he’s right.”

“People are too busy venting their outrage with him to really hear what

Starting next year, Boy Scouts will have a new name

10:05 am May. 2, 2018

Beginning in February 2019 the program now known as the Boy Scouts will become Scouts BSA, a branding change that reflects the decision to allow girls to join.

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Doctoral student arrested after Confederate memorial vandalized

4:41 pm Apr. 30, 2018

A doctoral student has been arrested after a Confederate memorial on the University of North Carolina campus, known as Silent Sam, was vandalized.

Erected in 1913 by the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and UNC alumni, Silent Sam was placed in memory of “the sons of the University who entered the war of 1861-65,” a plaque on one side says.

The structure has been the source of controversy

Kanye West announces he will be president some day

12:05 pm Apr. 25, 2018

Kanye West plans to run the country one day. Among his immediate agenda items: rechristening the presidential aircraft.

He’ll need to hire some administrative help:

He previously hinted at his political aspirations with a tweet that said simply, “2024,” which is presumably when he plans to move into the Oval Office.

He later cleared things up by putting TMZ Harvey Levin on notice, presumably in response to recent coverage.

“(You’re) hearing from