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April 1, 2015

Non-Profit Executive Challenges Black Men to Be Mentors

Gale Nelson grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Toledo as a recipient of the coveted Coca Cola "We Mean Business Scholarship" in 1992. Armed with a newly-minted Corporate Finance degree, Nelson had big dreams to cash in on Wall Street.

University Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker

Common
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Teen Who Got Heart Transplant Dies In Crash During Police Chase

Anthony Stokes
WSBTV

Mumia Abu-Jamal Suffering From Diabetes Complications

Mumia Abujamal
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Zoe Kravitz Reveals How She Confronted Her 'Demons' With Anorexia

Zoe Kravitz
Complex

Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. How Many More Will It Take?

Eric Garner Protest
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chris Rock Takes A Selfie After Cops Stop Him For The 3rd Time In Under 7 Weeks

Chris Rock
Instagram

Katrina Police Shooting Was A Homicide: Coroner

Henry Glover
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dave Chappelle Hit By Banana Peel During Standup Show Performance

Dave Chappelle
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Here's The Problem With Calling Lupita Nyong'o 'The New Face Of Beauty'

Lupita Nyongo
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Police Search Florida Landfill For Clues In Young Woman's Disappearance

Brittany Foote
Black and Missing But Not Forgotten

Nigeria's Vote Could Mark Turning Point In Country's History

Nigeria
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A Maya Angelou Play Is Finally In The Works

Maya Angelou
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Prisoners Turning Prisoners into Programmers

Brothers For All
Robyn Scott

Raven-Symoné: 'I Am From Every Continent In Africa Except For One'

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

Jumeaux Twins
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CNN Panel Gangs Up On Trevor Noah Critic

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CNN

Black Woman Details 'Intrusive' Hair Searches By TSA

Novella Coleman
HuffPost Live

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

Kamal Quadir
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Will Jay Z's Tidal Survive The Wave Of Streaming Music?

Tidal
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Take A Look Inside 160 Pages Of Basquiat's Personal Diaries

Basq

85 Years After Infamous Lynching, Another Noose Stirs Tension In Indiana Town

Noose
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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Tony Robinson
AP

Gender Equality Is Here! Sexism Is Dead! We Can All Go Home Now!

Rip Sexism
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Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling The Number Of Commutations He's Issued

Obama
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From Gangs & 'Gladiator School' to L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Arc
Caitlin Ahearn

Bucknell University Expels 3 For Racist Radio Broadcast

Bucknell
WNEP

'Empire' Star Explains Why She Never Felt Like A 'Light-Skinned Black Woman'

Terrence Howard Grace Gealey
FOX

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

Trevor Noah Comedian
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It's Official: Blue Ivy Is The Coolest 3-Year-Old Ever

Blue Ivy
Instagram

What The New James Bond Movie Would Look Like With Idris Elba As 007

Idris Elba
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Laurence Fishburne's Mother Says She's Facing Eviction

Laurence Fishburne Mother
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'Straight Outta Compton' Trailer Tells The Origin Story Of N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton
Universal

Stephen Curry's Crossover Against CP3 Sends The Internet Into A Tizzy

Vine
Vine

Versace 'Rip-Off' Of An American Apparel T-Shirt Sells For Hundreds Of Dollars

Kesh
KESH/Instagram

Chanel's Paris-Salzburg Show In NYC Was Insane. Here's Why.

Chanel Salzburg
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Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

Melissa Forde Rihanna
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Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

Trevor Noah
Byron Keulemans

Rewatch Snoop Dogg Teaching Martha Stewart To Make 'Special' Brownies

Martha Stewart Snoop Dogg
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Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

Trevor Noah
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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

Nathalie Emmanuel
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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

Jamie Foxx
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Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

Rihanna
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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

Destinys Child
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Rihanna's 'Home' Beats Out 'Get Hard' At The Box Office

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Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

Kids Choice Awards 2015
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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

Larry Wilmore
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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

Kevin Durant
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Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

Ludacris
HuffPost Live

Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

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

Kendrick Lamar
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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

Meshell Ndegeocello
Naïve Records

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.

    NBC

    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.

    New Line

    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.

    Cliff Lipson, CBS

    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.

    20th Century Fox

    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.

    Paramount

    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.

    UPN

    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.

    Sony

    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.

    Everett Collection

    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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