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October 4, 2015

Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

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We have little time to argue over the man or one individual, when our people are dying every day, at the hands of our system or at the hands of each other.

23 Black Actors Who Voiced Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

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Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Reflects On The Origins Of The Movement

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Help Support Reporting In Ferguson For The Next Year

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Trevor Noah: America Should Elect Trump As Its 'First African President'

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9 Times Barack Obama And Arne Duncan Were White House BFFs

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Tech Leaders Come Together To Solve Industry's Diversity Problem

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21 Undeniably Talented Girl Groups We'll Never Forget

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Black Women Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train File Lawsuit

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The St. Louis County Police Is Obsessed With Its SWAT Team

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Dad-To-Be Weeps 'Tears Of Joy' After Learning His Wife Is Pregnant

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Hear Will Smith's First New Song In A Decade

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Artist Paul Rucker Is Taking Back The Racist Symbols Of America's Past

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Elizabeth Warren Set The Bar On Race For 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

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Three More Women Have Stepped Forward To Accuse Cosby Of Sexual Assault

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How A Public Art Fest Made A Real Change In A Detroit Neighborhood

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FBI Director Says He Can't Force Police To Provide Shooting Data

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Here's How The Latest Cover Of Philadelphia Magazine Should Have Looked

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Classic '90s Cartoons Get Remixed With This Hilarious Hashtag

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Why It Isn't Possible For Black Americans To Appropriate African Culture

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11 Carefree Kids Show The Beauty And Joy Of Black Hair

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NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

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'The Daily Show' Attempts To Find Out If All Cops Are Racist

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Ben Carson Jokes About Police Brutality

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Captivating Portraits From West Africa Reveal 100 Years Of Life Across The Atlantic

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Police Arrest Mom Of Man In Wheelchair Who Was Fatally Shot

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21 Incredibly Talented Kids We Want To Be Like When We Grow Up

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The Negro Leagues Aren't Dead

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Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear

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Sheriff Indicted After Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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Queen Latifah Won't Take Misogyny In Rap Lying Down

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A Murder Unleashes Chaos In The Central African Republic

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Shonda Rhimes On The Motivation Behind Her Weight Loss Journey

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Brown University Is Latest School To Revoke Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

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Education Secretary: Want To Save On Prisons? Spend More On Schools.

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Photographers Reimagine Iconic Movies With Black Characters -- And It's Amazing

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South Africans Applaud Trevor Noah's Debut As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Of The Atlantic Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

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The Festival Of Praise Fall Tour 2015 Is Coming To A City Near You

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Janet Jackson Postpones Las Vegas Tour Date To Rest Vocal Cords

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Black Stars on Broadway

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    On Nov. 17, Kerry Washington made her Broadway debut with David Mamet's newest play 'Race' at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The acclaimed actress, who wowed mainstream movie audiences in the Academy Award winning 2005 Ray Charles biopic, said she is "thrilled" about this latest career move. The show also stars James Spader, David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas.

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    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    Fans of the hit ABC medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' know that Chandra Wilson has a knack for playing tough broads. This summer, the award-winning actress returns to her theater roots with a role in the legendary Broadway musical, 'Chicago.' From June 8 through July 5, the woman known to many as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the Shonda Rhimes-produced series will take on the celebrated role of reigning cellblock diva Matron "Mama" Morton at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre. The Houston native and three time Emmy Award nominated thespian's previous Broadway credits include 'Caroline, or Change,' 'Avenue Q' and 'On the Town.'

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    Black Stars Light Up the Great White Way
    Phylicia Rashad, who warmed millions of TV viewers' hearts in the 1980s as Clair Huxtable on the groundbreaking NBC sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' has taken on a role like none other. Making a triumphant return to Broadway this spring, the Tony Award-winning star of plays such as 'A Raisin in the Sun,' 'Gem of the Ocean' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' exposes an emotional depth and acting range that is unparalleled. In the Pulitzer prize-winning play 'August: Osage County,' Rashad portrays Violet Weston, the pill-popping, acid-tongued, no-holds-barred central figure of a dysfunctional clan experiencing the sudden loss of its patriarch.

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    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    After years of toiling on TV shows and films, acclaimed actors Ernie Hudson (of 'Oz' fame) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (previously seen in 'The Fighting Temptations') made their Broadway debuts in the critically acclaimed revival of the August Wilson play 'Joe Turner's Come And Gone,' which opened at the Belasco Theatre on April 16, 2009. The story is set in a Pittsburgh boarding house circa 1911 and features a colorful cast of characters played by Chad L. Coleman, Roger Robinson, Aunjanue Ellis, Andre Holland, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Arliss Howard, Danai Gurira, Michael Cummings and Amari Rose Leigh.

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    Hollywood heavyweight Cedric The Entertainer joined Tony Award nominee John Leguizamo and Academy Award nominee Hayley Joel Osment in a November 2008 revival of David Mamet's classic play, 'American Buffalo,' which played a short riun at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. Following three small-time crooks who wax philosophically about society while conspiring to steal a rare and valuable coin from a neighborhood collector, the Oscar Joyner produced production marked the funnyman's debut on The Great White Way.

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    'American Idol' Season 1 finalist Tamyra Gray blazed a new trail on Broadway when she revamped the look of lead character Mimi, a drug addicted HIV positive spitfire in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical 'Rent.' It wasn't the first time around the track for the former Georgia pageant queen; she previously starred in the Indian inspired outing, 'Bombay Dreams.'

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    Academy Award winning film veteran Morgan Freeman made a return to The Great White Way in April 2008. The last time the 'Million Dollar Baby' actor appeared on the Broadway stage before: 1988's 'The Gospel at Colonus.' As Frank Elgin, the Memphis native took on a roll traditionally played by a white actor in the Mike Nichols-directed revival.

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    Hip-hop superstar Sean "Diddy" Combs won rave reviews as Walter Lee Younger in the 2002 revival of the classic play 'A Raisin in the Sun.'

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    Sexy 'Soul Food' star Boris Kodjoe stepped up his acting game by filling in for Terrence Howard during a break in production of the sell-out, all-black version of Tennessee Williams' play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.' Though it was only two weeks, the former fashion model turned pin-up hunk received high marks for taking on the lead role as sexually tormented jock, Brick. He held his own alongside Tony Award winning thespians James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad and Anika Noni Rose.

    Black Stars Light Up The Great White Way
    'Law & Order' powerhouse S. Epatha Merkerson returned to her theater roots with her critically acclaimed turn in 'Come Back, Little Sheba.'

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