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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

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Teen Who Got Heart Transplant Dies In Crash During Police Chase

Anthony Stokes
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Mumia Abu-Jamal Suffering From Diabetes Complications

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

Chris Rock
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Katrina Police Shooting Was A Homicide: Coroner

Henry Glover
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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'

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

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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
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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

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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!

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

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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

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

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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

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Vine

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

Kesh
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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

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Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

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

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Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

Trevor Noah
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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

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Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

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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

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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

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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

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

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

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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

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Naïve Records

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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.

Black Music Notes June 2

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."

Black Music Notes June 2

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."

Black Music Notes June 2

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'.'

Black Music Notes June 2

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.

Black Music Notes June 2

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.'

Black Music Notes June 2

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.

Black Music Notes June 2

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.

Black Music Notes June 2

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."

Black Music Notes June 2

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.

Black Music Notes June 2

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