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May 5, 2015

Baltimore Rising: How the Fight of an Abandoned City Is Challenging America's Integrity

Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.

Officer Charged In Freddie Gray's Death Contends Arrest Was Legal

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Obama's Approval Rating Gets A Bump

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Loretta Lynch Promises Police Reform In Baltimore

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Jamie Foxx Admits Parts Of His National Anthem Rendition Were 'A Little Off'

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'Django Unchained' Actress To Apologize To Police

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'Morning Joe' Interview With Freddie Gray Family's Attorney Gets Awkward

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Who Is This Objectively Badass Attorney Running The Freddie Gray Investigation?

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Killer Mike: 'I've Watched Geraldo Rivera And Wolf Blitzer Pander To The Audiences Of Oppression'

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Baltimore Activists Feed Protestors Through 'Culinary Solidarity'

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10 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

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Obama Says He'll Continue To Work On Racial Equality After He Leaves Office

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Morgan Freeman Blasts Baltimore Coverage: 'F*** The Media'

Morgan Freeman
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15 Images Of Mothers And Daughters Around The World Show That Daughterhood Is Universal

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This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average

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John Lewis Honors The Freedom Riders 54 Years Later

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Israelis, Many Of Ethiopian Descent, Stage Mass Protest In Tel Aviv Demanding Equality For All

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Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

John Kerry
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S.C. Cops Won't Release Dashcam Video Of Fatal Shooting

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Superhero Kid Gives President Obama Super Awesome Fist Bump

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Why We Must Not Forget Black Women Are Victims Of Police Brutality, Too

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Soledad O'Brien Says Journalists Need To Stop Using The Word 'Thug'

Soledad Thug
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Mitt Romney Says Hillary Clinton Politicized Baltimore Tragedy To Get Support From The Black Community

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Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For President In 2016

Ben Carson
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'Meet The Press' Knocks Obama For Not Going To Baltimore

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Police Research Group Shocked By Predatory Ticketing Practices In St. Louis County

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This Inspiring Teacher Has A Rather Unusual Way Of Getting His Students To Learn

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OWN

Google Is Embedding Engineers At HBCU Campuses To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

Google Historically Black Colleges
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Experts: Convictions Unlikely In Baltimore Police Trial

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Police Wanted Us To Believe Freddie Gray Killed Himself. We've Heard Stories Like This Before

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WATCH: Rival Gangs Work Together To Restore The Peace In Baltimore

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Martin O'Malley Says Baltimore Is Where He Would Announce Presidential Run

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Explains And Defends #BlackSpring

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Baltimore Gang Members Open Up To Larry Wilmore Over A Slice Of Pie

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The Chilling Connection Between Racist Google Searches And Black Mortality Rates

Police Kill Woman In Gunfight Inside Atlanta Cop Car

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Black Mothers Wonder If Their Lost Babies Are Still Alive

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Manny Pacquiao Could Get Suspended For Far Less Than Beating A Woman

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Exclusive Photos From The 2015 Met Gala

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Floyd Mayweather Says He Would Fight Manny Pacquiao Again

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Diddy Releases Steamy New Fragrance Commercial Featuring Cassie

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11 Album Titles Kanye West Could Use For His Next LP

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Get Your Reusable Police Brutality Reaction Videos!

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Floyd Mayweather Says He'd Fight Manny Pacquiao Again

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Rihanna Steals The Show In A Gorgeous And Gigantic Gown At The Met Gala 2015

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All The Red Carpet Fashion From The 2015 Met Gala

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Kim Kardashian Basically Wore A Beyoncé Dress To The Met Gala

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Are A Dream On The Met Gala 2015 Red Carpet

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Attention, World: Waists Don't Need To Be 'Trained'

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How Diana Ross' Daughter Discovered Her Dad Was Berry Gordy

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It's Been A Year Since That Solange-Jay Z Elevator Fight

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Kanye West Just Changed The Title Of His Next Album

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Floyd Mayweather Beats Manny Pacquiao

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Steve Harvey On Bruce Jenner: 'I Can't Wrap My Mind Around It At All'

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B.B. King Hospitalized, Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

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Floyd Mayweather's Domestic Abuse Doesn't Make Manny Pacquiao A Hero

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Tracy Chapman Singing 'Stand By Me' Will Break Your Heart

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Definitive Proof That Floyd Mayweather Is A Dick

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Carmelo Anthony Spotted Amid Baltimore Protests

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Chanel Debuts Latest Campaign Starring Pharrell Williams And Cara Delevingne

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Say Hello To Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant's New Coach

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Jesse Williams: 'There Is Nothing 'Black' About Rioting'

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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.

    ABC Family

    '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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