Jay Connor

editor at The Root; contributing writer at Huffington Post; Founder and co-host of The Extraordinary Negroes podcast

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Oscars so white. Oscars so male. Oscars so … Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech.

Oscars: Diversity among performers but not nominees

Oscars so white. Oscars so male. Oscars so … Joaquin Phoenix’s acceptance speech.

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Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

The career and influence of Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige released her first album in 1992, and the awards rained down.

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Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

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Kanye West’s new album is only 27 minutes long. It’s called “Jesus is King.” But not all his fans are saying “hallelujah.”

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