Monique and Sidney Hicks

Bitter comedian and actress Mo'Nique is still on the warpath after asking her social media followers to boycott Netflix for offering her $500,000 to perform her standup comedy routine in a TV special.

Mo'Nique accused the online streaming giant of gender and race discrimination. She argued that other comics such as Chris Tucker and Amy Schumer were offered millions for their Netflix specials.

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Ulyana Sergeenko and Miroslava Duma

A celebrity fashion designer has apologized profusely for writing a note to a fashion blogger that contained what some consider to be a racial slur.

Ulyana Sergeenko, a Russian designer who counts Rihanna and Kim Kardashian among her clients, was criticized on Tuesday when style blogger Miroslava Duma posted the note on her Instagram Stories.

Duma posted an image of a bouquet of roses and an accompanying note which read, "To my ni--as in Paris."

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Jeanette Epps

Jeanette Epps made history in 2017 when she was chosen as the first black female astronaut on the International Space Station. 14 black astronauts -- included 3 black women -- have flown missions into space but none stayed in the International Space Station.

Epps, 47, was set for her first historic mission as a crew member on the Space Station in June 2018. The aerospace engineer was scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz rocket. But on Thursday, Jan. 18, she was dismissed and sent home from her overseas training in Russia.

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Terry Mango Liam Frank Odhiambo

The parents of the 5-year-old model featured in H&M Clothing's controversial "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" advertisement says they were forced to flee their home due to public backlash.

Terry Mango and her partner Frank Odhiambo appeared on ITV's This Morning with the son Liam on Monday. They said they were forced to flee their Stockholm, Sweden home with their children after public backlash to the image of Liam wearing the hoodie.

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H&M Stores

H&M closed down all of its stores in South Africa after the stores were ransacked by a group protesting a H&M online advertisement featuring a black boy wearing a hoodie.

The Swedish-based clothing retailer announced all stores in South Africa were temporarily closed after the protesters trashed the stores on Saturday.

Activists and consumers were outraged over an H&M ad featuring a black boy wearing a hoodie that read: "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle".

The boy's mother later dismissed the controversy, telling Americans to "Stop crying wolf all the time".

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President Trump Signs Proclamation Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

President Donald Trump denies describing lawless, poverty-stricken countries "shitholes" during a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office on Thursday.

At least 2 Republican senators who were in the meeting say they did not hear President Trump describe 3rd world nations such as Haiti and Africa "shitholes".

Trump reportedly made the statement during a DACA meeting on Thursday. At least 2 sources said the meeting was civil until the discussion turned to Haitian immigrants.

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H&M ad

The mother of the handsome young lad featured in the controversial H&M 'monkey' advertisement has a word of advice for Americans who tend to overreact to every little controversy: Get over yourselves.

Terry Mango, the British woman whose son was featured in a H&M ad wearing a green hoodie with the words "COOLEST MONKEY IN THE JUNGLE", took to social media to diminish the controversy.

[I'm] the [mom] and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled [sic]....... Stop crying wolf all the time, unnecessary issue here. Get over it," she wrote.

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Nipsey Hussle

Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle was forced to defend himself after disparaging gay men in an Instagram post about negative imagery of heterosexual black males in the media.

Critics took issue with Nipsey for a comment he wrote in the caption of an Instagram.com photo of well-dressed black males on Jan. 8.

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drag kid
 
An online clothing company is under fire for sexualizing a 9-year-old boy. Brandon Hilton, owner of House of Mann, tweeted an image of the child in full drag and a sequined onesie.

"9 year old drag superstar Lactatia is our new HOUSE OF MANN covergirl," Hilton tweeted on Jan. 6.

The nine-year-old boy first became known to the public in September 2017, when he appeared on ITV’s 'This Morning' with his mother, wearing a pink wig, makeup, and a dress.

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