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March 29, 2015

Michelle Obama: 'Black Girls Rock!'

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Cookie Lyon of Fox's 'Empire' Sheds Rare Light on Black Women's Incarceration and Reentry

Unfortunately, the damage resulting from the nearly decade long apex of black female confinement is substantial.

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Allegation

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Kenyans Sweep Races At World Cross Country Championships

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I Wasn't Prepared For The Horror Story That Is Online Dating While Black

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Nigeria Votes In Election Amid Boko Haram Violence

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Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

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In Liberia, Children Affected By Ebola Need Our Support

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Is It Time To Stop Reading Books By White Men?

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Black Man Beaten By Police In Michigan Says Drugs Were Planted

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Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

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Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

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Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race

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How Ethiopia Is Shaking Off Its Famine-Stricken Image

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Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

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Airport Pat-Downs Of Black Women's Hairstyles Deemed Discriminatory

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The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

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UNC Students: Why Are We Still Honoring A KKK Leader In 2015?

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SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event, University Finds

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Southern Baptists Confront Racist Past

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'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times By Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

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Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With Racial Slurs When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

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Police Settle Suit Over Use Of Tear Gas During Missouri Protests

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Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

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Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

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Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

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Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her Love Triangle With Chris Brown And Rihanna

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Watch Mariah Carey Casually Sing Along To Her Greatest Hits

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Word for Word - July 11, 2008

    "I got a letter from a girl who said she was listening to one of my songs and every time I hit a particular high note, the garage door would open or close." -- Mariah Carey encounters some unusual problems with her a five-octave vocal range.

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    "Have I ever been totally and completely intimidated by another person? Yes, my husband's mother." -- Madonna fears Guy Ritchie's mom.

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    "There's brilliant jazz - Miles Davis. And there's brilliant rock - Coldplay. And there's brilliant rap - Jiggaman!" -- Jay-Z, tooting his own horn.

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    "I'm thinking of getting a tattoo of him on my chest." -- First-time father Usher is planning to ink a tribute to his seven-month-old baby son Usher Raymond V.

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    The 71-year-old actor says, "I've got to suggest his voice and his speech without making a fool of myself." --Morgan Freeman

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    "Bug-A-Boo or Bootylicious. I hate 'em." -- Beyonce Knowles isn't a fan of all her Destiny's Child songs.

    George Pimentel, WireImage.com

    "I've been working out really hard lately 'cause I'm single now and I've gotta look good!" -- Jessica Simpson shapes up to get back into the dating scene.

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    "When I come home from a club, my wish is to have a huge bowl of Frosted Flakes. I only have it once in a blue moon - because I can't have just one bowl." -- Janet Jackson on her late night snacking choice.

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She and the couple's 30-year-old daughter, Je'Niece, were ushered into a waiting room, where they received the grim news. "[The doctor] came in and I said, 'He's gone, isn't he?' and she said 'yes,' " she revealed.

Bernie Mac's memorial service will be held at noon Aug. 16 at Chicago's House of Hope mega-church.

McCullough told the magazine that she's comforted by the support of her family and memories of the man she first met while attending Chicago Vocational High School.

Donations in the 'Kings of Comedy' star's honor may be sent to the Bernie Mac Foundation for Sarcoidosis, 40 E. 9th St., Suite 601, Chicago, IL 60605

Bernie Mac Quotes

    On Parenting ...
    "You got Dracula - a wooden stake; Wolfman - a silver bullet. But little boys, a belt." The Bernie Mac Show.

    On a career as an actor
    "You've go to pay your dues. You go from A to Z, you don't go from M to Z. You have to prove yourself, and you've got to put yourself in that position. I got the patience of Job, so I'm not in a hurry." -- 2003 Interview

    On Marriage ...
    "All you can do is admit that you're wrong and know that she's always right." -- Guess Who

    On what comedy is ...
    "Comedy comes from the heart and from the soul. You can learn to tell a joke. But being funny comes from inside." -- Mac's book "I Ain't Scared of You"

    On Men ...
    "Man is a sexual being." -- Bad Santa

    On determination ...
    "Wherever I am, I have to play, I have to put on a good show." -- 2002

    On being poor ...
    "We were poor. You know how to tell is a person's poor? You look in the frige. If there's nothing in there but bologna. We're talking serious poor. Mmm. But that bologna was good." -- Mac, in his book "Maybe You Never Cry Again"



+Black Voices Member: Notes on Mac's Memorial

+Bernie Mac Memorial: Stars and Fans Share Love
+Bernie Mac: Death from Sarcoidosis
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