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May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Events In Brooklyn Black Culture Will Be Flourishing

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 'We Must Respect' Michael Brelo Acquittal

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Racist Letter Tells Black Family To Leave Neighborhood

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Yet Another Reason Advertisers Should Embrace Body Diversity

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Viva La Diva! Melba Moore Is Back On Stage

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B.B. King Viewing Draws More Than 1,000 In Las Vegas

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Univision Buys Leading
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Brothers Johnson Founder Dead At 60

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Bishop T.D. Jakes May Be The Healer America Needs Right Now

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Missing Georgia College Student Found Safe In Another State

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A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom

#SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Matter, Too

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The Roots Aim To Expand Music Festival Following Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

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Kobe Has 'Indicated To Me That This Is It,' Says Lakers GM

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Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case

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Refugees Are At A Higher Risk For Mental Illness

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Google Maps No Longer Shows The White House When You Search For 'N---- House'

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Here's Why You're Able To Enjoy That Memorial Day Barbecue Instead Of Working

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Wall Street Could Win Big If SCOTUS Guts Key Civil Rights Law

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Hundreds Protest Police Shooting Of 2 Unarmed Suspects In Washington

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African-Americans Who Attended Desegregated Schools Have Better Language Skills Years Later

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New Orleans Restaurant Under Fire For Racist Receipt

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This School Is Taking A 'Proactive' But Controversial Approach To Tackling Racism

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Poet Confronts Police Brutality Against Black Women

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Kanye Makes Record Donation To Chicago-Based Youth Program

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Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation

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Officer Shoots Two Unarmed Black Men Who Allegedly Tried To Steal Beer

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This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History

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Police Reform Advocates Call Bratton's Remarks On Filming Officers 'Outrageous' And 'Disgraceful'

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Ray Rice's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dismissed

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Model Sues Bill Cosby For Defamation Over Rape Claims

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Cleveland Patrolman Found Not Guilty In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Suspects

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Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

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Cop Accused Of Falsifying Reports After Assaults

Michael Brown Is Getting A Permanent Memorial In Ferguson

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New Video Of Freddie Gray's Arrest Emerges

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Forest Whitaker Tells Grads: 'Life Is An Active, Not A Passive, Journey'

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Family Of Rosa Parks Reflect On Memorabilia At Library Of Congress

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Akon Launches Academy To Provide Electricity To 600 Million In Africa

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Arkansas Family Receives Pizza With Racial Slurs Inside Box

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This Is What Happens When Black Women Try On 'Nude' Clothing

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It's Not Just Nail Salons, Hairstylists Face Serious Health Problems Too

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Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z's 'Stream Of Consciousness' YouTube, Spotify Diss

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Some Black Celebrities Just Can't Stop Saying Messed-Up Stuff About Racism

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Steve Harvey Gives Tips On The Minds Of Men

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Lil B Threatened To Curse James Harden, And Then Harden Lost His Powers

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Diddy: 'We Are Committing Genocide On Ourselves'

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Flavor Flav Arrested For Multiple Charges Including DUI, Possession Of Marijuana

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Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Shares The Story Behind The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

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Shaquille O'Neal Kissed A Fan On The Cheek And She Absolutely Lost It

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Drake's New Song Featuring Beyoncé May Have Just Leaked

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Young, Gifted & Black: Damien Sneed, Multifaceted Music Maestro

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Mariah Carey's Label Boss Says It's Not 'Realistic' To Expect Another Number One Hit

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Exclusive: Vivica A. Fox Talks 'Independence Day 2'

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Whoopi Returns To 'The View' After Brother's Death

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21 Photos That Show What Real Full Lips Look Like

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Jamie Foxx's Impressions Just Took Over 'The Tonight Show'

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Azealia Banks Slams 'Bogus' BET Awards, And Nicki Minaj

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Kanye West Says He Was 'Over-Censored' At Billboard Awards

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21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

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Baseball Great Darryl Strawberry Opens Up About His Big Regret

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UNCF Announces New Michael Jackson And Ray Charles Scholarships

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Kelly Price Accuses L.A. Pharmacy Of Racism

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33 Messy Braid Hairstyles That Prove Perfection Is Overrated

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Maya Rudolph Ends Commencement Speech With Beyonce-Inspired National Anthem

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Nicki Minaj And Beyoncé Have An Awesome Summer Party In 'Feeling Myself' Video

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Jaden Smith Goes To Prom As A Superhero

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Remembering B.B. King: 7 Of Our Favorite Live Performances

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Jay Z Blasts YouTube, Spotify, Google And Apple In Freestyle At Tidal Show

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Gay College Basketball Player Says He Encountered 'Blatant Homophobia'

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'Empire' Cast Reunites For Performance At Billboard Music Awards

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The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Since premiering in the fall of 2008, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' has become the highest rated series in the 'Housewives' franchise and the highest rated series on the Bravo network. The show's line-up has shifted since the first season, but the ladies of The Peach State have consistently kept fans tuned in to see whether someone's wig would be snatched off, a party would be crashed and if Kim Zolciak really does have the chops to become a singer. The ladies myriad of personalities is sure to keep the people tuned in for years to come.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Nene Leakes
Queens, New York native Nene Leakes (born Linnethia Monique Johnson) has continuously been the firecracker amongst the 'Housewives.' Never one to mince words, the former stripper published her memoir 'Never Make the Same Mistake Twice' in 2009 and also founded a non-profit called Twisted Hearts Foundation to support women who have suffered domestic violence. Leakes, who has lived in Atlanta for twenty years and was raised in Athens, is married to former real estate mogul, Gregg, and has two songs Bryson and Brennt.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Sheree Whitfield
Single mother of three, Sheree Whitfield previously owned a popular Atlanta clothing store called Bella Azul. Since closing her store, the Ohio native began to focus her efforts on releasing her first clothing line called She by Sheree. Previously married to NFL player Bob Whitfield, Whitfield is now concentrating on becoming an actress and in 2010 made her acting debut in the Kendrick D. Young's stage play 'Heaven I Need A Hug.'

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Lisa Wu Hartwell
Lisa Wu Hartwell is the career woman of the group. In addition to owning her own real estate firm, Hartwell & Associates, she also has a jewelry line, baby clothing line and women's clothing like called Closet Freak. Like Sheree Whitfield, the bi-racial beauty is an aspiring actress. The Inglewood, California native is the mother of three boys and married to former NFL player Ed Hartwell. Her ex-husband is R&B singer Keith Sweat.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kim Zolciak
Divorcee Kim Zolciak is the lone white woman on the series. The mother of two girls, teenager Brielle and Ariana, divorced from her ex-husband when she was pregnant with their youngest daughter. The 'Tardy for the Party' singer has previously been romantically involved with a married mystery man, who she refers to as Big Poppa -- and though she briefly dated a woman, she also dated Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Denene Millner
Nene Leakes enlisted the help of veteran entertainment journalist Denene Millner to co-write her memoir, 'Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.' Millner, who resides in Atlanta with her husband and three kids, also co-wrote the New York Times Best-Seller 'Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man' by Steve Harvey and the book, 'Dreamgirls,' which is the novelization of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which was adapted into an Oscar-winning movie of the same name. The Hofstra University grad supported Leakes on her quest to find her birth father on season two of 'Housewives.'

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Kandi Burruss
This former Xscape front-woman joined the cast of 'Housewives' in its second season after NBA wife DeShawn Snow got the axe. Her ex-fiancé, A.J. Jewell was tragically killed before the second season was getting underway. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, and proud single mother, most famously penned 'No Scrubs' for TLC and she famously wrote her co-star Kim Zolciak's dance hit 'Tardy for the Party.'

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Eric Snow
DeShawn Snow and her ex-husband NBA veteran Eric Snow were college sweethearts. Eric began his professional basketball career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1995. He has since played for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Philadelphia 76ers and when he appeared sporadically on the first season of 'Housewives' he was a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also previously named co-captain of the Cavaliers, a leadership position he shared with LeBron James. The religious couple split and he is an NBA TV analyst.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Big Poppa
For two seasons, Kim Zolciak had an on-again, off-again relationship with a man known as Big Poppa. It has since been discovered that the mystery man was married real estate developer Lee Najjar, a popular figure on the Atlanta social scene, who had hosted Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin at his home. His children were also featured on MTV's 'Teen Cribs.' And, though it was finally revealed that he was only separated from his wife, Kim, and not divorced, on the second season of 'Housewives,' he allegedly popped the question to the 'Tardy for the Party' singer.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta

Phaedra Parks
An Atlanta-based entertainment attorney, Phaedra Parks previously represented Bobby Brown and a host of other athletes and entertainers as owner of the boutique entertainment firm, The Parks Group, P.C. The Wesleyan University grad – who has been romantically linked to rappers Mystikal, Mannie Fresh and Too Short, joined the cast of 'Housewives' during the third season and is a friend of both Dwight Eubanks and Kandi Burruss. The Athens, Georgia native and her new ex-con husband, Apollo Nida, welcomed their first child, a boy, into their family in May.

The Real Deal on The Real Housewives of Atlanta



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