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June 30, 2015

Bree Took a Stand. Will You?

Bree Newsome ASSOCIATED PRESS

Newsome's action was a reminder to abandon the comfort and relative safety of insipid discontent. If we want more, we have to demand more.

Washington University Made An Effort To Increase Diversity, And It Worked

Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right

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Ava DuVernay: Activist Bree Newsome Is A 'Black Superhero'

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The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

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Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer

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John Lewis, Civil Rights Veteran, Asks Black Clergy To 'Fix' Voting Rights Act

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At Least 5 Black Churches Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week

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Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case

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NAACP Leader Compares Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag To Rosa Parks

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4 Reasons Why Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Isn't As Great As It Seems

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Nicki Minaj Wins Big At 2015 BET Awards

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The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Heal

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Joe Biden Makes Surprise Visit To Charleston Church

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Investigation Underway Of Another Fire At A Black Church In The South

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NASCAR Chief: Ban Confederate Flag

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Why Charleston's Church Massacre Is An Act Of Terrorism

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Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

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Under The Rainbow -- Black, Queer And Not In The Mood For Pride

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Episcopal Church Elects Its First Black Presiding Bishop

Episcopal Church Salt Lake City
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How Sheryl Lee Ralph Plans To Make More People Aware Of HIV

Sheryl Lee Ralph National Hiv Testing Day
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Meet The 63rd Black Woman In American History With A Physics Ph.D.

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Where You Live Helps Determine Whether You'll Survive HIV/AIDS

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The Dominican Republic Wants To Deport 60,000 Stateless Kids

Stateless
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This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

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'No Cheap Grace For White America' In Aftermath Of Charleston Shooting

Dylann Roof
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Thousands Mourn Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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Please Just Stop, Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas
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Watch Obama Lead A Powerful Rendition Of 'Amazing Grace'

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Obama Gives Impassioned Eulogy At Clementa Pinckney's Funeral

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Ecstasy And Despair On This Historic Day

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50 Years Of Cutting Cane May Not Be Enough To Keep Dominican Republic From Deporting You

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Clarence Thomas Thinks Slavery Kept Everyone's Dignity Intact

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Community Around The World Sends Words Of Comfort To Charleston #Honorthe9

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Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Could Cut Crime, Reduce Recidivism And Save Money

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Washington Cathedral Dean On Confederate Flags: ‘It Is Time To Take Those Windows Out'

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White Supremacists More Dangerous Than Foreign Terrorists: Study

Dylann Roof
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White Americans Support Protests, But Not So Much When Protesters Are Black

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Obama To Deliver Eulogy For Slain South Carolina Pastor Clementa Pinckney

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Maryland Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Man, Thought He Had A Weapon

Baltimore County Police
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Supreme Court Keeps Key Housing Discrimination Protections Intact

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'Dope' Star Tony Revolori Is Your New Favorite Latino Nerd

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14-Year-Old Mo'ne Davis Is Taking Over the Sports World

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13 Women On The Politics Of Paying On The First Date

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Definitive Proof Haters Should Not Mess With Zendaya (Again)

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Kanye West Covered 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' And Nothing Else Really Matters

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Kobe Bryant Forgives Rape Tweet By Lakers Draft Pick

Kobe Bryant
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Rapper DMX Arrested In NYC Over Unpaid Child Support

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2015 Class Of Oscar Voters Adds Diversity

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Dyana Williams: Who Is She And Why Is She 'The Godmother Of Black Music Month'?

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Two NBA Draftees Learn The Hard Way That Their Tweets Are Public

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Warren Sapp Charged With 3 Counts Of Domestic Abuse

Warren Sapp
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Lupe Fiasco Explains Why The Concept Of White Supremacy Is False

Lupe Fiasco
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Taye Diggs Is A Glittering, Gorgeous Hedwig In First-Look Photo

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Michael Jackson, King Of Pop, Wanted To Be An Actor

This Program Is Empowering Young Latinas To Follow Their Dreams

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Nick Gordon Sued For Allegedly Abusing & Stealing From Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Nas Shares Passionate Instagram Post About Racial Inequality

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Now In Hospice Care

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Fashion Retailer Faces Allegations Of Racial Bias

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The 11 Realest Solange Knowles Quotes

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LeBron James Emerges From 2-Month Social Media Blackout

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Solange's 10 Best Outfits, Ranked

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Rapper Rick Ross Arrested On Kidnapping, Assault Charges

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Global African Artists Explore The Meaning Of Disguise In The 21st Century

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Taraji P. Henson Lands Another Major Magazine Cover

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Here's Stephen Curry Being Cute Back When He Was Around Riley's Age

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Pentatonix Journeys Across The Evolution Of Michael Jackson With Some Sweet Melodies

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Maya Rudolph Does The Rachel Dolezal Impression You've Been Waiting For

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Lauryn Hill Wows At Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Music Festival

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Jon Stewart Slams Fox News Over Charleston Coverage

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Hear Janet Jackson's First New Song In Seven Years

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Oprah Hair Transformation

    This was Oprah in 1986, the same year 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' entered national syndication. Oprah brought her style of emotional reporting to the main stream wearing a short hair style with feathered bangs. Winfrey's look said "working mother" not "power broker." (Photo: AP)

    Perhaps inspired by shocking '80s hair styles, Oprah teased her hair to towering heights in 1987. By this time, her show was the highest rated talk show in television history. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Fast forward to 1996: Almost ten years later, Winfrey's look is considerably more stylish. By this time she has established her media dominance, becoming the third woman in entertainment history to found her own production facility, Harpo Studios. (Photo: Chris Kasson, AP)

    In the year 2000, Oprah began to take her hair to new lengths, while keeping a demure sensibility. This was also the year she launched O, The Oprah Magazine. (Photo: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

    By 2004, Oprah took her magazine game to the next level with the introduction of O at Home. Her hair was spunkier and younger, with layers that finally gave it a modern silhouette. (Photo: Carlo Allegri, Getty Images)

    Oprah also began exploring more feminine hair styles in 2004. She looked almost girlish in chin-length curls as she received the United Nations Association's Global Humanitarian Action Award that year. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Winfrey finally began looking more like a woman of power in 2005. She softened a severe bob by bending the ends under slightly for a sophisticated finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

    At the 60th annual Tony Awards later in 2006, Oprah seemed to take two steps back with her hair, perhaps looking to keep it simple. Her hair lacked volume and shine, but at least it looked like it was all real! (Photo: Seth Wenig, AP)

    In a look almost inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Oprah wore a softer bob in early 2006. (Photo: Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images)

    In 2007, Oprah often wore soft curls. While not her first attempt at rocking this hair style, the more recent rendition looked more natural. (Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)



"Am I wearing a weave? Everybody's like, 'Oprah, we love your weave.' This is not a weave, this is my hair," she announced, before putting up a photo of herself with pre-pressed and pre-curled hair.

Her gal pal Gaye King, who also co-hosts the "Friday's Live" styled show yelled "Yowzer!" as the studio audience gasped in amazement.
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Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

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    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the 'In My Name' global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

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    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O'Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O'Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

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