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Queen Latifah: Racism in America ‘Still Alive and Kicking’

Singer and actress Queen Latifah told the audience at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens ceremony on Monday that “racism is still alive” in America in the wake of violent Black Lives Matter protests and police shootings across the country.

THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

NBC’s ‘The Wiz’ Called ‘Racist’ for Having All-Black Cast

NBC’s The Wiz Live! was a massive success for the network Thursday night, drawing an estimated 11.5 million viewers for the special live broadcast of the 1974 Tony-winning musical — however, some social media users, apparently unaware of the musical’s history, called the show racist for its use of an all-black cast.