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May 27, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Events In Brooklyn Black Culture Will Be Flourishing

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.

Court Releases Photo Of Cops Posing With Black Suspect Like A Hunting Trophy

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This Campaign Wants Young Girls To Embrace Their Natural Curls

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UVA Student Martese Johnson Asks Judge To Drop Charges From Bloody Arrest

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Cleveland Clergy Demand Action After Brelo's Not Guilty Verdict

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Groom Has Flawless Comeback To 'Meninist' Tweet Mocking His Beautiful Wedding Moment

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There Are Over 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Now Than 25 Years Ago: U.N.

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One Particularly Upsetting And Racist Dr. Seuss Cartoon Is Heading To Auction

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Teachers Of All Races Are More Likely To Punish Black Students

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St. Louis County Admits It Has A Jail Problem, Is Finally Getting Help

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Obama Tweets Back To Girl's Awesome Letter About World Peace, Marriage Equality

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Chicago Police Throw Daddy-Daughter Dance, Personally Escort Girls Without Fathers

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Why This Activist Wants More African Americans To Push For Legal Marijuana

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Native American Students In Utah Are Getting Pushed Out Of School At Alarming Rates

The Life-Shaping Moment Transgender Icon Janet Mock Had In Kindergarten

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This Program Is Reclaiming Hip-Hop As A Tool For Success

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Gender Equality Can't Be Ignored If We Want Global Progress: Report

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Zoe Saldana Questions Why White Actors Have Played Characters Of Color For Decades

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Cleveland Patrolman Found Not Guilty In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Suspects

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Michael B. Jordan Responds To Trolls Saying A Black Man Can't Play Johnny Storm

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'Abused Emojis' Could Help Domestic Violence Victims Break Their Silence

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Feds To Investigate Case Of Acquitted Cleveland Cop

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Teen Who Was Shot In The Head Makes 'Astonishing' Recovery

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Zambia Hits Major Milestone In Push To Guarantee Everyone Has Access To Sanitation

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UN Warns Of 'Alarming Spike' In Female Suicide Bombings In Nigeria

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FLOTUS Encourages Grads To Seek Out 'The Most Contentious, Polarized, Gridlocked Places'

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2 Of B.B. King's Daughters Think He Was Poisoned

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71 Arrested In Cleveland Protests Over Cop's Acquittal Deaths Of Unarmed Black Motorists

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Operation Coach Pairs Veterans With At-Risk Youth To Help Both

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Akon Launches Academy To Provide Electricity To 600 Million In Africa

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 'We Must Respect' Michael Brelo Acquittal

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Racist Letter Tells Black Family To Leave Neighborhood

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Yet Another Reason Advertisers Should Embrace Body Diversity

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Viva La Diva! Melba Moore Is Back On Stage

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The Key To Feeling Confident In Any Situation

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B.B. King Viewing Draws More Than 1,000 In Las Vegas

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Univision Buys Leading
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Brothers Johnson Founder Dead At 60

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Bishop T.D. Jakes May Be The Healer America Needs Right Now

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Missing Georgia College Student Found Safe In Another State

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A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom

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Tracy Morgan Settles With Wal-Mart

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Charles Barkley Rips NFL For Its 'Serious Issue With Concussions'

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Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana To Be Released This Year

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Azealia Banks Joins RZA For Musical Drama

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Amy Schumer Takes On Bill Cosby

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Why Tamar Braxton's New Clothing Line Will Be Your Summer Shopping Obsession

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Chrissy Teigen Is Beyond Stunning In Nude Shoot For DuJour

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Ciara Looks Stunning In New Ad Campaign

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The Best Makeup To Wear When It's Too Damn Hot To Wear Foundation

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#BeyoncéAlwaysOnBeat Hashtag Proves Queen Bey's Dancing Knows No Bounds

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How 'The Wiz' Went From Nearly Closing On Opening Night To Becoming A Tony-Winning Hit

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Tracee Ellis Ross Receives Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater

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11 Times Lenny Kravitz's Accessories Were Cooler Than Yours

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This Is What Happens When Black Women Try On 'Nude' Clothing

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It's Not Just Nail Salons, Hairstylists Face Serious Health Problems Too

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Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z's 'Stream Of Consciousness' YouTube, Spotify Diss

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Some Black Celebrities Just Can't Stop Saying Messed-Up Stuff About Racism

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Steve Harvey Gives Tips On The Minds Of Men

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Lil B Threatened To Curse James Harden, And Then Harden Lost His Powers

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Diddy: 'We Are Committing Genocide On Ourselves'

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Flavor Flav Arrested For Multiple Charges Including DUI, Possession Of Marijuana

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Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Shares The Story Behind The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

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Shaquille O'Neal Kissed A Fan On The Cheek And She Absolutely Lost It

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Drake's New Song Featuring Beyoncé May Have Just Leaked

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Young, Gifted & Black: Damien Sneed, Multifaceted Music Maestro

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Mariah Carey's Label Boss Says It's Not 'Realistic' To Expect Another Number One Hit

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Exclusive: Vivica A. Fox Talks 'Independence Day 2'

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Whoopi Returns To 'The View' After Brother's Death

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21 Photos That Show What Real Full Lips Look Like

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Jamie Foxx's Impressions Just Took Over 'The Tonight Show'

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Azealia Banks Slams 'Bogus' BET Awards, And Nicki Minaj

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Kanye West Says He Was 'Over-Censored' At Billboard Awards

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See '90s TV Stars Then & Now

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The Black Families On TV

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    The Cosby Show
    Seasons: Eight
    Notable Cast Members: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tempestt Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, Raven-Symoné
    Storyline: Popular comedy television series based on a happily married couple raising their children in Brooklyn, New York.
    Sidenote: Throughout the course of eight seasons The Huxtable family helped set the stage for black families on prime time television. Bill Cosby's character, Cliff Huxtable was such a role model that he topped TV Guide's 2004 list of "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time."

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    'Family Matters'
    Seasons: Nine
    Notable Cast Members: Reginald Vel Johnson, Darius McCrary, Kellie Shanygne Williams, JoMarie Payton, Jaleel White, Telma Hopkins
    Storyline: Based on middle-class suburban Chicago black family, the Winslows.
    Sidenote: Spinning off it's sister show 'Perfect Strangers,' the hit sitcom spawned off one of the most popular characters in sitcom history, Steve Urkel. America's favorite nerd was so popular that he established a merchandising empire, which included a talking doll, trading cards, posters, books, lunchboxes and a limited edition cereal.

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    'Lincoln Heights'
    Seasons: Three
    Notable Cast Members: Russell Hornsby, Nicki Micheaux, Erica Hubbard, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Mishon Ratliff, Michael Reilly Burke, Robert Adamson, William Stanford Davis
    Storyline: A drama revolving around the life of LAPD officer Eddie Sutton, who is in pursuit of a better life for his family. Ironically, Sutton moves his family into his old neighborhood which is known for its violence.
    Sidenote: In 2008 the series was nominated for four NAACP Image Awards including Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

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    'My Wife & Kids'
    Seasons: Five
    Notable Cast Members: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George O. Gore II
    Storyline: Damon Wayans portrays Michael Kyle, a loving husband who maintains his household by teaching his family some valuable wisdom and knowledge, and learning some himself.
    Sidenote: The show's co-creator, Damon Wayans, may have regretted the original storyline of Claire Kyle following the loss of cast member Jazz Raycole. Raycole's mother disapproved of the actress' storyline for season two, which led to her being pulled from the show.

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    The Jeffersons
    Seasons: 11
    Notable Cast Members: Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover, Paul Benedict
    Storyline: Entrepreneur George Jefferson hits the ticket with his successful dry-cleaning business, which leads him to move into a ritzy New York City high-rise.
    Sidenote: America can thank fellow 'Good Times' actress Ja'Net DuBois for helping George Jefferson's family move up to the east side. The Emmy Award-winner co-wrote and sang the show's opening and closing theme song 'Movin' On Up.'

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    'What's Happening!!'
    Seasons: Three
    Notable Cast Members: Ernest Lee Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Mabel King, Shirley Hemphill, David Hollander, John Welsh, Earl Billings, Leland Smith
    Storyline: Loosely based on the motion picture 'Cooley High' a trio of friends go through the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.
    Sidenote: Fred Berry's character Rerun almost didn't turn out as we may remember him today. Originally the role was reportedly written to fit the description of a skinny white kid.



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    '227'
    Seasons: Five
    Notable Cast Members: Marla Gibbs, Alaina Reed Hall, Jackée Harry, Helen Martin, Hal Williams, Regina King, Curtis Baldwin, Kia Goodwin, Reynaldo Rey, Countess Vaughn
    Storyline: Taking place in a Washington D.C. apartment building, numbered 227, the show's characters would be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs (aka the stoop), in which a discussion would lead into the weekly plot line.
    Sidenote: Former 'Moesha' and 'Celebrity Fit Club' star Countess Vaughn received her big break in Hollywood by simply asking. Vaughn mentioned her dream of appearing on '227' following her 1988 appearance on the talent show series 'Star Search.'

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    'Julia'
    Seasons: Three
    Notable Cast Members: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Paul Winfield, Fred Williamson
    Storyline: Centering on a young widow working as a nurse, trying to make ends meet while raising her son as a single parent.
    Sidenote: The 1960 NBC comedy is known for being one of the first weekly shows to depict African-American woman in the non stereotypical role of playing servants. The drama eventually lead to the show's star Diahann Carroll asking for a release from her contract due to the controversy surrounding the show from its inception.

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    'The Wayans Bros'
    Seasons: Five
    Notable Cast Members: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Jermaine Hopkins, Ja'Net DuBois, Phill Lewis
    Storyline: The show follows lives of two brothers, Shawn and Marlon Williams, who run their own newspaper stand from out of their father's diner.
    Sidenote: Following their family's tradition of producing sitcoms, Shawn and Marlon Wayans debut 'The Wayans Bros' in 1995. Adding to the sitcom's hip-hop feel, the brothers used A Tribe Called Quest's hit single 'Electric Relaxation' as the show's opening theme for the first two seasons.

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