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July 29, 2015

Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can't Afford

While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.

Black Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Alleges New Sexual Assault

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Sandra Bland Memorial In Ottawa Defaced With Racial Slurs

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In Just A Few Days, These Girls Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying

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Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

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New Footage Of Sandra Bland Released

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This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

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Jail Defends Procedures Amid Scrutiny Of Sandra Bland's Death

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There Have Been 132 Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Since The Charleston Shooting

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Country's Youngest Convicted Killer Gets Released

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The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

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White House: Criminal Case Against Darren Wilson Closed For Good

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North Carolina GOP Chair Ties Hillary Clinton To The KKK

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Rapper Styles P Opens Up About His Daughter's Suicide

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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

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Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

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Sheriff Where Sandra Bland Died Says There's No Racism In His County

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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Bobby Brown Speaks Out After Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

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Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech

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Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

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Progressive Group Incorporates #BlackLivesMatter Into Endorsement Process

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Sandra Bland Wasn't The Only Woman Abused By Male Cops In Texas

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Democratic Senate Field Shaping Up To Be Most Diverse Ever

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Celebrities Honor Bobbi Kristina Brown On Twitter And Instagram

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Jim Crow-Era Folk Artist Captures The Haunting Ways We Envision Death

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Autopsy Planned For Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Loretta Lynch: Sandra Bland Case Highlights 'Frustration' With Police

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Obama Jokes About Birth Certificate During Kenya Visit

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Here's Why We Don't Hear About More Unjustified Police Shootings

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Black Trooper In Powerful Viral Photo With White Supremacist Reveals What Really Happened

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Hundreds Mourn Sandra Bland As Questions Remain Over Her Death

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Barbershop Outreach Gets Black Boys Reading

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11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

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How Many More Sandra Blands?

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Obama Reunites With Half-Sister In Kenya

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Jesse Williams Shares 24 Powerful Tweets On Sandra Bland's Death

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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

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Community-Led Cooking Classes In African Cuisine Are Helping People Lose Weight, Eat Healthier

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Jay Pharoah Opens Up About His Painful Battle With Depression

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Raven-Symoné Was Told What To Eat As A Child Star After 'Getting Fat'

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How Excusing Tyga And Kylie Jenner's Relationship Validates The Sexualization of Young Girls

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New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah: 'I'm A Connoisseur Of Racism'

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'Empire' Costars Grace Gealey And Trai Byers Engaged

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New York Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

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What You Need To Know About 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

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Jaden Smith Walks Around Italy With A Giant Mug In New 'Scarface' Video

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7 More Documentaries To Stream On Netflix

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Tyrese Gibson Calls Out 'White' Radio Stations For Being Racist

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Danielle Brooks Shows Off Body Confidence With Gym Selfie

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Rihanna Was Reportedly Blocked From Playing A Free Concert

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Police Officer Shares Meal With Homeless Man To Make Him Feel like 'Just Another Person'

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100 Queer Characters Of Color Who Show Why Media Should Diversify

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Coco And Ice T Are Expecting Their First Child Together

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Dionne Warwick Remembers Bobbi Kristina Brown

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The Moment Charlamagne Tha God Stopped Defending Bill Cosby

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Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family Suffers A Stroke

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These Photos Prove Iman Is More Fierce And Flawless Than Ever!

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Paul Mooney On Cosby's Legacy: He Got His 'N****r Wake-up Call'

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‘Empire’ Star Derek Luke Slams Followers For Criticizing Wife's Race

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'Key & Peele' To End After Current Season

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Charlamagne Tha God Weighs In On The Accusations Against Drake

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50 Cent Ordered To Pay Additional $2 Million In Sex Tape Case

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Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift's Drama Is Officially 'Over'

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Being An Athlete Isn't Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn't Be

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7 South African Fashion Brands That Will Make You Swoon

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'It Takes Us' Photo Project Shows Survivors Of Gun Violence

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J. Cole Joins Janet Jackson In New Video For 'No Sleeep'

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Kandi Burruss Is Pregnant, Expecting Child With Husband Todd Tucker

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Jose Antonio Vargas Discusses Unpacking Race In New Doc 'White People'

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Ohio State's Cardale Jones Destroys Man Who Thinks He Should Only Worry About Football

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NBA Hall Of Famer Dominique Wilkins Opens Up About His Personal Struggle With Diabetes

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Taylor Swift Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For 'Missing The Point'

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Trevor Noah Expected 'Backlash' Over Replacing Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

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Nick Cannon Shares Selfie From Hospital Bed On Instagram

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Parents Around The World Celebrate #BumpDay With Beautiful Maternity Photos

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Azealia Banks Slams VMAs, Says 'America Doesn't Like Opinionated Black Women'

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Black Music Notes June 2

6/2/10: Ryan Leslie
Singer-songwriter Ryan Leslie is set to make a special appearance at New York's Bowery Ballroom on June 22 and 23. Leslie, who recently wrapped up his international tour with Ne-Yo, will also give fans a preview of select songs from his third solo project 'Les Is More.' Doors open at 7 pm.

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6/2/10: Dr. Dre
Hip Hop's favorite music physician, Dr. Dre will be honored with the ASCAP Founders Award at this year's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The 23rd annual event, which is set to take place June 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will honor Dre for his musical legacy and influence. "Dre is one of the most important voices in modern music," said ASCAP president Paul Williams. "He created a unique, recognizable sound that dominated rap music in the early '90s...and continues to inspire artists and producers across all genres with his musical techniques."

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5/28/10: Kanye West
Despite shying away from the media since his 2009 MTV Video Music Award tirade, Kanye West is slowing making his way back into the spotlight. Last weekend in Manhattan, West made a special appearance at club CV and it turned into a mini album listening party of his forthcoming opus. "Kanye leaned over and said, 'Play track three,'" DJ Scram Jones told MTV News. "They all went nuts, Kid Cudi was dancing on the table, and then we cut it off at about a minute-and-a-half ... By the end of the process, we played four records."

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5/28/10: Robert Cray
Five-time Grammy Award-winner Robert Cray is set to release his new live album entitled 'Cookin' In Mobile' on July 27. The 13-song project , which features a bonus DVD with behind the scenes footage, was recorded earlier this year at the Saenger Theater in Mobile, AL. Longtime Cray fans can expect to hear classic hits such as 'Right Next Door' and 'Smoking Gun,' in addition to recent hits such as 'I Can't Fail' and 'That's What Keeps Me Rockin'.'

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5/28/10: Lil Kim
While many people are making comparisons between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim, the Queen Bee has reportedly inked a new deal with a fellow Brooklyn mogul. According to various reports, Kim is the latest signee of Jay-Z's record label, Roc Nation. Although details regarding the deal have yet to surface or confirmed, a rep for Kim and Jay's camp was unavailable for comment at press time.

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5/28/10: Miles Davis
Miles Davis' landmark album 'Bitches Brew' drew critical acclaim throughout the music world during the early 1970s. In honor of the timeless classic, Columbia/Legacy will reissue the album as a super-deluxe Collector's Edition on Aug. 31. The all new collector's edition will find four bonus tracks from alternate versions of 'Spanish Key' and 'John McLaughlin.'

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5/20/10: Lionel Richie
As Memorial Day steadily approaches, Lionel Richie and PBS are set to celebrate the holiday with the annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day concert. The May 30 event, which takes place on the West Lawn of the US Capital, will feature an array of performers including Richie, Yolanda Adams, and others paying homage to our fallen U.S. troops. This year's concert will also recognize the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

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5/20/10: Kelly Rowland
Following her departure from longtime manager, Matthew Knowles last year, Kelly Rowland has inked a deal with Universal Motown Records. For label president, Sylvia Rhone, signing the former Destiny's Child member was inspirational. "I think Kelly is an immensely talented, gracious, and beautiful woman, and I am thrilled about the opportunity to work with her on what's turning out to be an amazing album," she explained. "For an artist whose career began as a member of a landmark group like Destiny's Child, Kelly has truly come into her own and I am deeply inspired by her incredible energy." Rowland's as-yet-untitled album features collaborations from Stargate, Salaam Remi, Ne-Yo, Rico Love, and Esther Dean. No release date was set at press time.

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5/20/10: Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has proven once again that he is "music" with his recent contraband jail incident. In fact, the Grammy Award-winning MC called his personal DJ, Scoob Doo to give him the details on what exactly happened, which surfaced online via YouTube. "Ain't too much, I got in a little trouble and whatnot, you feel me," Wayne explained about being caught with headphones and a MP3 charger. "Yeah, they tried to bang me with that. ... But I can't live without my music, Scoob. You know how it is, man. I needed my music. It's all good. I had to take my little slip up. I ain't trippin'. Players f--- up."

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5/14/10: Eminem/ Jay-Z
Following collaborating on the popular music video game DJ Hero, hip hop heavyweights Eminem and Jay-Z are teaming up once again for yet another business venture. According to published reports, the rap kingpins will be apart of a two part Live Nation produced concert event to be held at each of their hometown's baseball stadiums. "These shows are like a dream come true," Hov said. "I've always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come?" Eminem will headline a concert Sept. 2 at Comerica Park in Detroit, while Jay-Z will perform at Yankee Stadium Sept. 13.

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