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May 6, 2015

Baltimore Rising: How the Fight of an Abandoned City Is Challenging America's Integrity

Despite poetic mantras championing the American Dream and romanticized ideas of equality regarding race, gender and sexuality -- laws were not instituted to protect or factor morality.

The Fight To Release The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records Is Still Alive

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Rashad Robinson Is Leading The Social Justice Movement Into The 21st Century

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Rashad Robinson

New Montana Law Will Protect Innocent People From Having Their Property Seized By Police

Baltimore Police Chief: 'We Are Part Of The Problem'

Anthony Batts
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Prince Set To Hold 'Rally 4 Peace' Concert In Baltimore

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

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It's Now 5 Months Into Tamir Rice's Investigation, And Still No Answers

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What You Should Know About The Experience Of Black College Students

Officer Charged In Freddie Gray's Death Contends Arrest Was Legal

Marilyn Mosby
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Obama's Approval Rating Gets A Bump

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Vanita Gupta Is Setting The Tone For Obama's Civil Rights Division

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11 Things Daughters Of Strong Women Know

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Teen Asks Mom To Be His Prom Date For The Sweetest Reason

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Loretta Lynch Promises Police Reform In Baltimore

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Jamie Foxx Admits Parts Of His National Anthem Rendition Were 'A Little Off'

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'Django Unchained' Actress To Apologize To Police

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'Morning Joe' Interview With Freddie Gray Family's Attorney Gets Awkward

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Killer Mike: 'I've Watched Geraldo Rivera And Wolf Blitzer Pander To The Audiences Of Oppression'

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl's Question About Learning Disabilities

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Baltimore Activists Feed Protestors Through 'Culinary Solidarity'

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

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10 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

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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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John Lewis Honors The Freedom Riders 54 Years Later

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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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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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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Explains And Defends #BlackSpring

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Kenny Lattimore Joins VH1 Foundation For New Initiative

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Shonda Rhimes, Dee Rees Team For New FX Drama

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A Decade After 'Crash,' Paul Haggis Reflects On The Polarizing Racial 'Fable'

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'Key & Peele' Have The Secret To African Americans Avoiding Racism

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Chris Brown Dodges Las Vegas Battery Case

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Tony Allen's Defense On This Stephen Curry Shot Is Next Level

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Cinco De Mayo Isn't What You Think

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Manny Pacquiao Could Get Suspended For Far Less Than Beating A Woman

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Floyd Mayweather Says He Would Fight Manny Pacquiao Again

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Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Show To Avoid Stirring Tensions

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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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