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May 5, 2015

How Do We Prevent Another Freddie Gray?

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From Justice for Freddie Gray to Undoing Racism

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We should not have to take to the streets every time a Black person is killed by police. Demanding accountability for individual injustices is very important. But we also need to use our voices and our power to change the systemic, structural inequality that will continue to result in police violence and abuse against Black people.

Kerry Becomes First Secretary Of State To Visit Somalia

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Baltimore Activists Feed Protestors Through 'Culinary Solidarity'

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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'

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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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Baltimore Photographer Captures Iconic Images Of Protests: 'I Want People To See The Truth'

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Baltimore Cop To Demonstrators: 'I'm Here For You' (VIDEO)

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

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John Lewis Honors The Freedom Riders 54 Years Later

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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'

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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

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

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

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Michigan Assistant Prosecutor Resigns After Calling For Baltimore Protesters To Be Shot

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

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May Day Rallies Address Police Brutality, Race In Cities Nationwide

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A Look At The Civil Rights Struggles Of Today

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Man Who Filmed Freddie Gray Arrest Detained By Baltimore Police, Along With Ferguson Video Activists

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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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Duke Student Writes Open Letter About Why They Left A Noose On Campus

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The Chilling Connection Between Racist Google Searches And Black Mortality Rates

The Big Problem With The Term 'Mass Incarceration'

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Don't Fall For These Horrible Hoax Photos Of Supposed 'Baltimore Loot Crew'

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Residents Say Racism Accusations Don't Tell Full Story Of Cops Who Quit After Town Elected Its First Black Mayor

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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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Which Spurs Player Got The Most Drunk After They Lost To The Clippers?

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Lauryn Hill's Acoustic Version Of 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' Is The Best Home Video

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Floyd Mayweather Displays His Big, Fat $100 Million Check

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This Is How Women REALLY Feel About Men In Shorts

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Report: Stephen Curry Wins The 2014-2015 NBA MVP

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Kanye West Just Changed The Title Of His Next Album

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The 11 Most Important Statistics To Remember During Tonight's Fight

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Floyd Mayweather Beats Manny Pacquiao

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Laverne Cox Taught The 'OITNB' Cast A Lot About Trans Issues

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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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These Photos Prove Birthmarks Are Beautiful

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Carmelo Anthony Spotted Amid Baltimore Protests

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Queen Latifah Opens Up On Nude Scene In HBO's 'Bessie'

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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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This Is How Far 'The Force Awakens' Stars Are Going To Keep The Movie A Secret

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Black Dads On TV & In Film

    Father Knows Best: Black Dads On TV & In Film
    Various images of African American fathers have graced television and motion picture screens over the years. From Bill Cosby's lovable Cliff Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show' to Terry Crews' comic relief on 'Everybody Hates Chris,' it's easy to cite memorable father figures. Following his role as the father in 'Dr. Dolittle,' Eddie Murphy returns to the big screen as another dad, Evan Danielson, in 'Imagine That.' The film hits theaters June 12. See some of the others.

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    Bill Cosby: Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable
    There wasn't a more even-tempered, junk food-craving and all-around loveable television father than Bill Cosby. During the '80s, Cosby reigned supreme as Cliff Huxtable, the patriarch of 'The Cosby Show.' Cosby had almost total creative control on the series, in which he played an obstetrician raising his five children with his attorney wife, Clair, in Brooklyn Heights, New York. The show stressed the importance of family and higher education, the latter of which Cosby has advocated for and financially supported for decades.

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    Denzel Washington: John Q
    Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington hasn't played the role of father many times in his career, although he has four children of his own. Yet in the 2002 'John Q,' the 54-year-old Mount Vernon, N.Y., native effortlessly conveyed how one father, John Quincy Archibald, holds a hospital hostage until his son's name is put on the heart transplant list.

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    Duane Martin: Robert James
    The UPN sitcom 'All of Us,' loosely based on Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's blended family, found actor Duane Martin as Robert James, a divorced entertainment reporter trying to keep the peace between his ex-wife, Neesee, and his fiancée, Tia, for the sake of his son. The show ran for four seasons before being canceled in 2007.

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    Eddie Murphy: Dr. Dolittle
    In the family comedy 'Dr. Dolittle,' Eddie Murphy plays the title character, a doctor who discovers that he can talk to animals. In real life, the Academy Award nominee is a father of eight. In the film, the former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member plays a father to two daughters, Charisse, played by Raven-Symone, and Maya, played by Kyla Pratt. Two follow-ups were released and another is said to be in production.

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    Eddie Murphy: Evan Danielson
    On June 12, comedian Eddie Murphy will play father to another little girl in 'Imagine That.' The film follows Murphy as Evan Danielson, a successful financial executive who turns to his 7-year-old daughter for help with his business problems. The 'Beverly Hills Cop' star played a father in the film 'Dr. Dolittle' and is the second highest grossing actor in motion picture history.

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    Flex Alexander: Flex Washington
    Being a single father is not a story that gets broadcast too often, but Flex Alexander nailed the role of Flex Washington on 'One on One.' This former Salt 'N' Pepa background dancer played a full-time dad whose daughter moves in with him when his ex-wife takes a job overseas. Flex also created and produced the UPN sitcom, which ran for five seasons, from 2001 until 2006.

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    Ice Cube: Durell
    In the comedy 'First Sunday,' Ice Cube plays Durell, a man who plots to rob a church with his best friend to pay off a debt and keep his son's mother from moving to Atlanta. The former NWA rapper lucks up and is able to prevent his ex from uprooting and taking their son down South.

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    James Earl Jones: King Jaffe Joffer
    Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones played royalty in the 1988 comedy 'Coming to America.' As his Majesty King Jaffe-Joffer of Zamunda, Jones' character allowed his son, Akeem (played by Eddie Murphy), to visit America in search of a wife before returning home to go through with his arranged marriage.

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    John Amos: James Evans Sr.
    For three seasons, Emmy Award-winner John Amos portrayed James Evans on 'Good Times,' a sitcom about a family living in an apartment in a Southside Chicago housing project. After the third season, James was killed, leaving wife Florida to raise their three children without the strong hand and discipline of her husband.

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