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March 27, 2015

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.

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

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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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Here's Yet Another Sober Reminder We're Not Living In A Post-Racial Society

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Broadway Star Audra McDonald Slams Indiana Governor Over Anti-Gay Bill

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Naturi Naughton On Her 'Frustrating' Experiences From Being A Black Woman In Hollywood

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Rapper Killer Mike Deplores Prosecution Of McKinley Phipps: 'We Must Stand With Artists Like Mac'

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White Man In St. Louis Tells Former Cardinal To ‘Go Back To Ferguson'

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Family Of Anthony Hill, Unarmed Man Killed By Police, Launches Own Investigation

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Students Of Color Are Denied School Sports, Protestors Say

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Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

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USC Responds To Taraji P. Henson's Claims Of Her Son Being Racially Profiled

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Ferguson Police Shooting Suspect Didn't Fire Gun: Attorney

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Watch Obama Geek Out About 'The Wire' And Criminal Justice Reform With David Simon

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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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Kendrick Lamar Has The First No. 1 Album With 'Pimp' In The Title

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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

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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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Cookie Heads To 'SNL'

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This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

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Rihanna Is Releasing Some New Music On Thursday

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Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' To Protect Its Rights To 'Empire'

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'Ethnic' Actors Aren't Stealing White Roles: The Racist, Clueless Backlash To TV's Greatest Season Begins

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How To Get Curly Hair With A... Sponge?

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Idris Elba Eyed For Villain Role In 'Star Trek 3'

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Kevin Hart And Will Ferrell Address 'Get Hard' Criticism

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Kelly Rowland Gets Real About The Pressures Of Raising A Black Son In America

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Vivica A. Fox Returns For 'Independence Day 2'

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The Story Of How Rihanna Got Famous Will Make You Love Her Even More

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T.I. Responds To Latest Gaye Family Lawsuit

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Broadway Actress Tonya Pinkins Is 'One Tough Broad'

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Jay Z Paternity Case Nears Shock Settlement

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Will Ferrell Says Racist Frat Song 'A Real Argument For Getting Rid' Of Fraternities Altogether

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The Debate Everyone Should Be Having About Around Kendrick Lamar's New Album

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Kanye West Is The Centerpiece Of Kelly Rowland's Vision Board

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Celebrity Breakups

    Damon Dash & Rachel Roy: Four Years
    The marriage of the former hip hop titan and the successful fashion designer has officially run its course. Roy, who has two daughters with Dash, recently filed for divorce in NYC. Luckily for the cash-strapped Dash, she's seeking "non-monetary relief."

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    Wayne Brady & Mandie Taketa: Nine Years
    Cheesy singer/game-show host/comedian Wayne Brady and his wife of nine years Mandie Taketa split in April 2008 after a long separation. The official reason for the divorce was "irreconcilable differences," but Mandie was probably just tired of him spontaneously breaking into song.

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    Tracy Morgan & Sabina Morgan: 22 Years
    In 2007, Sabina Morgan threatened to divorce her well-known husband, Tracy, who spent a good part of that year with a court-ordered alcohol-monitoring bracelet around his ankle. She didn't go through with it until January of 2008. She cited the '30 Rock' star's drinking problem as her reason. Do you blame her?

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    Pink & Carey Hart: Two Years
    They started out as an unorthodox couple -- singer Pink was the one who did the proposing to her motocross-star boyfriend, Carey Hart -- and they ended up an unorthodox divorced couple. The two say their relationship became stronger after they split in February.

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    Morgan Freeman & Myrna Colley-Lee: 24 Years
    When Morgan Freeman got in a serious car accident on a lonely Mississippi highway back in August of '08 with a woman who was not his wife, he probably figured the cat was out of the bag. Before he left the hospital, Freeman announced he was undergoing divorce proceedings with his wife of 24 years.

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    Madonna & Guy Ritchie: Eight Years
    The union of Madonna and director husband Guy Ritchie came to an end last fall, weeks after tabloids began speculating about an affair between Madge and baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez. The tabs aren't always wrong: Madonna and A-Rod spent quite a bit of quality time together after she and Guy officially split.

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    Swizz Beatz & Mashonda: Four Years
    Producer Swizz Beatz and singer Mashonda's separation last year seemed like ordinary marital discord, but the situation turned scandalous when rumors surfaced that Alicia Keys might be to blame. All parties have denied the allegations, but the rumors definitely made the divorce fodder for gossip blogs.

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    Kanye West & Alexis Phifer: Six Years (on and off)
    Kanye West has been on love lockdown since breaking his engagement with his longtime girlfriend, Alexis Phifer, back in April of 2008. After losing his mother and his girl in a matter of months, its no wonder 'Ye sounds so melancholy on '808's and Heartbreak.'

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    Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds: A Few Days
    Eddie and Tracey made a fast transition from happily married to bitterly divorced. Two weeks after an unofficial ceremony in Bora Bora on New Year's Day 2008, the couple announced their official break up. Everyone from Mama Murphy to Johnny Gill has been blamed, but only Murphy and Edmonds know the truth.

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    Star Jones & Al Reynolds: Four Years
    They said it wouldn't last... and they were right. Star and Al's improbable union, which began in November of 2004 with a highly-publicized New York City extravaganza, ended when the former 'View' co-host filed divorce papers in March of '08. What's Al Reynolds to do now that he's no longer Mr. Star Jones?

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The Queens-born MC, who also has a 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with author Carmen Bryant, was even thinking about a contest to help name his baby boy.

"I've been thinking about kinda putting something online: Choose his name, [where] you get a couple stacks for that. But we're thinking now," he said.

Kelis and Nas, who have collaborated musically on several songs, including Kelis' 'In Public,' met in 2002 at an MTV Video Music Awards after party thrown by Sean "Diddy" Combs. They dated for two years before tying the knot in a celebrity-studded ceremony in Atlanta on July 28, 2005.

Rumors of an impeding split have swirled for months.

Kelis' rep has asked the media "to respect her privacy during this very difficult time."

A rep for Nas was not available at press time.



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    FILE - In this April 20, 2009 file photo, Rapper Nas attends a special screening of Sony Picture Classics' 'Tyson' on Monday, April 20, 2009 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 20: NAS attends Sony Pictures Classics' screening of "Tyson" at the AMC Loews 19th Street on April 20, 2009 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Rapper Nas performs at the "Yes We Will" BET Inauguration celebration at the BET studios on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Rapper Nas performs at the "Yes We Will" BET Inauguration celebration at the BET studios on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Rapper Nas attends the album release party for Q-Tip's "The Renaissance" hosted by Target at the Bowery Hotel on October 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 17: Recording Artist Nas performs during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 17: Recording Artist Nas performs during the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards Rehearsals Day 2 at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 17, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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    Nas performs the Smirnoff Experience at Capitale on October 7, 2008 in New York City..Smirnoff Experience New York - Show.Capitale.New York, NY United States.October 7, 2008.Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com..To license this image (55909515), contact WireImage.com

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    Shay, Pharrell, Grandmaster Flash, Nas and Buckshot attend a press conference for the Smirnoff Experience at the Bowery Hotel on October 7, 2008 in New York City..Smirnoff Experience New York - Press Conference.Bowery Hotel.New York, NY United States.October 7, 2008.Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com..To license this image (55905647), contact WireImage.com

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    Nas attends a press conference for the Smirnoff Experience at the Bowery Hotel on October 7, 2008 in New York City..Smirnoff Experience New York - Press Conference.Bowery Hotel.New York, NY United States.October 7, 2008.Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com..To license this image (55905509), contact WireImage.com

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