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July 4, 2015

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

I was raised to be a strong, black woman who could handle her own emotions -- not ask someone to help me sort them out. How dare I need treatment for feeling worthless and for being bullied when I come from a lineage of ancestors who used strength and endurance as a way to survive?

The Haircut That Got A 5-Year-Old Sent Home From School

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Black Women Share Their 'Degrading' Encounters With Police

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George Takei Apologizes For Calling Clarence Thomas A 'Clown In Blackface'

SAE Fraternity Hires Woman To Lead Diversity Efforts

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I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife -- And Our Kids Are Better For It

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Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos Of Black People As ‘Gorillas'

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This Year's Essence Festival Is Taking A Bold Approach To Declare Black Lives Matter

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Political Activists Throw Blood Back In Christopher Columbus' Face

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Black Woman's 'Lynching' Arrest Sparks Debate Over California Law

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Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Doing Her Thing

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Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches?

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Thousands Of Black Students Attend Schools Honoring Racist Leaders

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Africa Twitter Campaign Shatters Stereotypes, Lets People Tell Their Own Stories

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Rihanna's '#BBHMM' Video Is Brilliant, Terrifying, Complicated

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These Are The Last Remaining Followers Of African American Spiritual Leader Father Divine

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This Is Why Americans Have No Idea What Really Happens In Prisons

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Prosecutor Offers Deal To Charged Cleveland Police Supervisors

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It's Not Black Folks' Burden To Forgive Racist Killers

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Kendrick Lamar's 7- Minute Video For 'Alright' Is A Must-Watch

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Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

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94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

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Baltimore To Put Cameras In Police Vans, Review Riot Gear

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5-Year-Old Girl Wows Audience With Her Adorable Rendition Of 'Frozen' Song

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Fire At Black Church In South Carolina Is Latest In String Of Blazes

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Unretouched Portraits Illustrate 19 Bare, Bold And Beautiful Women

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Teen Gives Valedictorian Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

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US Police On Track To Kill 1,100 People This Year

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Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans

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MLK Statue Will Soon Stand Outside Of Georgia's Statehouse

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R&B Singer Kem On His Battle Overcoming Addiction

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Gary Younge: Summer Is Here And Somewhere In America, A Black Man Is About To Be Killed

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Report: Intimidating Police Tactics In Ferguson Incited More Unrest

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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Female Principal In American Ballet Theatre History

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Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained

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Two Sisters Tell ‘Heart Felt' Tale Of Taking Down Bad Cholesterol

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Kid President Has An Important Message For Parents Planning Family Vacations

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

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Redefining The ‘Traditional' American Family In 7 Stunning Images

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Pop Culture Highs And Lows Of 2015 Thus Far

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Veteran NFL Star Turns Self In To Face Strip Club Assault Charge

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4 Fabulous Ways To Wear A Headwrap

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Here's A Video Of Riley Curry Swimming In Floaties Just Because

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Beyonce Celebrates Pride In Awesome Remake Of Her '7/11' Video

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DeSean Jackson Feels Eagles 'Persecuted' Him Because Of His Background

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Prince Dropped A New Surprise Song, 'HARDROCKLOVER,' And It's Really Sexy

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Laurence Fishburne Set For 'Roots' Remake

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Beyoncé Poses In Cutout Swimsuit While On Vacation With Blue Ivy And Jay Z

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Anthony Mackie To Play MLK In HBO's 'All The Way'

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Misty Copeland's First Ballet Teacher Will Give You Many Feels Today

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Here Comes The Dunk. There Goes The Backboard And Rim.

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8 Things Women Have Successfully Fought For Since NOW Was Founded

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Kanye West vs. Freddie Mercury On 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is No Contest

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N.W.A. Reunites For First Live Performance In 26 Years

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BET Awards Viewership Dips From 2014 Show

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Marlon Wayans Wants To Make 'White Chicks 2'

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Lee Daniels Inks News Deal With Fox

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NeNe Leakes Quits 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

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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

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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

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Lupe Fiasco Explains Why The Concept Of White Supremacy Is False

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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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Reality Bites

    Miss New York
    Affiliation:'Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' on VH1
    Side note: The upstate New York drama queen competed for hip-hop hype-man Flavor Flav's love twice and was rejected both times.

    Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
    Affiliation: 'The Apprentice' on NBC and 'The Surreal Life' on VH1
    Side note:The former White House intern proudly became the superbitch of reality TV.

    Jamie Foxworth
    Affiliation: 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' on E
    Side note: The former 'Family Matters' star made headlines when it was discovered she appeared in a porn video, which landed her on Oprah Winfrey's show.

    Deion Sanders and Pilar
    Affiliation: 'Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love' on Oxygen
    Side note: During his time with the Dallas Cowboys, the hunky jock was considered to be the highest paid defensive player in the NFL banking a seven year, $35 million contract.

    Gordon Ramsay
    Affiliation:'Hell's Kitchen' on FOX
    Side note: The Scotland born celebrity chef (pictured with season two winner Rock Harper) is putting his magic touch to the menu at West Hollywood's newest, hot hotel property, The London.

    J "Miss Jay" Alexander
    Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN and The CW
    Side note: The gender bending runway coach also designs clothes in his spare time and has reportedly handmade all of his drag on 'America's Next Top Model.'

    Salt-N-Pepa
    Affiliation: 'The Salt-N-Pepa Show' on VH1
    Side note: The Queens, New York divas are solidified in Hip-Hop history by being the top-selling female rap group with over 13 million albums and singles sold.

    Eva Marcelle Pigford
    Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN
    Side note: The Cycle 3 winner has starred in movies such as 'Crossover' and 'Premium' and recently appeared on the TV series 'Tyler Perry' House of Payne' and the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless.'

    Dr. Ian K. Smith
    Affiliation: 'Celebrity Fit Club' on VH1 and 'College Hill' on BET
    Side note: A native of Danbury, Connecticut, the identical twin authored the novel, 'The Blackbird Papers' in 2004.

    Mr. T
    Affiliation: 'I Pity the Fool ' on TV Land
    Side note: It is rumored that rap superstar/actor Ice Cube will play the role of Sgt. "B. A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus in a forthcoming film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series 'A-Team.'

"Blood feuds are good for ratings and good for the Donald!!

Have you ever noticed the nastier you are - the further you get on the 'Celebrity Apprentice'? It's not personal, it's business. That's the tag line for the show and it definitely worked for me!

The second edition of the 'Celebrity Apprentice' will air on Sunday with a three hour finale and I am very eager to watch this bloodbath because it's going to put Donald Trump in the hot seat where he LIKES to be!

The Joan versus Annie showdown will come down to the most fundamental elements of our show: 1) MONEY (which Annie has plenty of access to) and 2) CELEBRITY (which Joan has hundreds on speed dial).

Having been the ONLY person to ever appear on two seasons of the 'Apprentice' (the first season and the 7th season) I feel very confident that the bloodbath will get even gorier before when this is all over.

How we got here is simple; Donald dropped from four to two last week. First to go was the "Apprentice Barbie" Brande [Roderick], and one of the most underwhelming contestant on the celebrity version Jesse [James], last week after interviews with last years winner "Pissy" Piers Morgan.

**Side note, I thought that Clint Black's commercials was one of the most distasteful commercial I have ever seen in the entire eight seasons of the show. Detergent-enhanced masturbation? Seriously, Clint???

The name calling is petty, but par for the course. Annie calls Joan a bitch and Joan calls her Hitler. Annie wants Joan to DIE! These two women have taken the tradition of personal attacks, started last year by me and Pissy Piers, to a new all time low!!

Although Joan has behaved badly, I still believe that she should win the competition. After all the show is called the 'Celebrity Apprentice,' not "Charity Apprentice," not "Omarosa Apprentice," not "British Apprentice" and definitely not "No Limit, Hold em' Poker Apprentice!"

It's CELEBRITY Apprentice folks!!

So Donald if you're listening please choose Joan Darling!!!"

-- The live season finale of 'Celebrity Apprentice' airs on NBC May 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

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    (L-R) Celebrity elves Angell Conwell, Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth, Liana Mendoza and Siedah Garrett attend and help at New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation at Westin Hotel on December 18, 2008 in Long Beach, California..New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation.Westin Hotel.Long Beach, CA United States.December 18, 2008.Photo by Arnold Turner/WireImage.com..To license this image (56392610), contact WireImage.com

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