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Defender Top 10 MCs of All Time

In 2014, Chris Rock starred in a movie entitled Top Five, a semi-romantic comedy revolving around his list of “Top Five MCs” of all time. But Rock’s character in the movie was neither the first nor the last person to compile such a list. And no two individuals’ lists are the same. And because the decades…

Ian Alexander Jr., only child of Regina King, dies at age 26

 Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said. “He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the…

Mitch McConnell responds to uproar over comment about Black voters

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Friday against the uproar over a comment he made about African American voters, calling the criticism directed his way “outrageous.” McConnell had been accused of racism for saying that “African American” voters cast ballots at similar rates to “Americans.” The comment implied that Black voters are somehow not American…

OpEd: ‘Can a Sista catch a break?’ Kamala’s Unfair Attacks

By Victoria Christopher Murray          If there is one thing I’ve learned over the last six years or so, it’s that during our fifth grade civics class, half of us skipped the lesson and the other half slept through the lectures. At least that’s the way it seems to me when I get into political discussions…