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September 5, 2015

Baltimore Freddie Gray Case Needs Justice and Peace

Baltimore Protest Freddie Gray Police ASSOCIATED PRESS

Much of Baltimore will be waiting for the outcome while holding their collective breath---not wanting a repeat of the April riots. And yet, legal decisions cannot rest on what might happen in the City of Baltimore.

The 'Ferguson Effect' Isn't Real, And The New York Times Shouldn't Act Like It Might Be

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60 Real Women Front The Limited's 'New Look Of Leadership' Campaign

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Inmate Offers To Be Bone Marrow Donor For Judge Who Helped Put Him In Prison

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Shonda Rhimes' Epic Story On How Her Mom Shut Down Anyone Who Doubted Her

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Veteran, 3-Year-Old Girl From Iconic Katrina Image To Finally Reunite

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Viola Davis Just Called Out Hollywood For Ignoring Dark-Skinned Women

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5 Things To Tell Anyone Who Blames Black Lives Matter For Violence Against Cops

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Poor Kids In Chicago Have More Options For Where To Go To School, But That's Not Necessarily Good

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South Carolina Will Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

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15 Janet Jackson Dance Moves That Will Bring You BACK

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The Influential Black Panther You've Never Heard Of

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Virginia Cop Indicted In Murder Of Unarmed Black Teen

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Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison

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You May Not Know These Black Millennials, But They're Helping Detroit Make Its Comeback

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Baltimore Officers To Be Tried Separately Over Freddie Gray Death

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Teen Who Texted Mom 'I'm Scared' Found Dead

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Why Isn't Serena Williams More Celebrated?

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KKK Cop Fired After Nazi Salute Photo Surfaces

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Roland Martin: Bill O’Reilly Should 'Shut The Hell Up' About #BlackLivesMatter

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Olympia Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Men Was Justified, Court Finds

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

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Slave Trade Video Game Edited After Backlash

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College Football Player Used Drugs Before Texas Police Shooting: Autopsy

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'Provocative' Police Tactics Inflamed Ferguson Protests, Experts Find

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Photographer Wants To Open Your Eyes To The Brutal Realities Of The American Prison Complex

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The Beautiful Lesson Lenny Kravitz Learned From His Grandfather

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Women Speak Out About Their Ignored Rape Allegations At HBCUs

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A White Southerner Runs The Only Museum Solely Memorializing Slavery

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The Surprising Fact About Women Of The Black Panther Party

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Why We Need More Diverse Faces On Every Magazine Staff

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Prosecution Scores Two Big Wins In Freddie Gray Case

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Hospital Patient's Shooting Has Medical Community Up In Arms

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Donald Trump Would Love To Run Against Kanye West For President

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'Fear The Walking Dead' Showrunner Defends Black-Only Deaths

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Convicted Rapper's Freedom In Hands Of Combative Louisiana Lawyer

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Amandla Stenberg’s New Project Is A Tribute To All Badass Black Women

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What Terrified Maya Angelou In The Wake Of 9/11

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Calling Idris Elba 'Too Street' Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

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Cop Houses Homeless Mom And Baby In Hotel Room Using Own Money

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Steve Harvey Shares How Women Can 'Trick' Their Man Into Being A Better Lover

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These Stunning Silk Scarves Are Helping Save The Earth

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Beyoncé Doesn't Have To Talk If She Doesn't Want To

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The One Thing Patti LaBelle Refuses To Do On 'Empire'

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'Empire' Releases Pitbull & Ne-Yo Songs From Season 2

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N.Y.U. Removes Bill Cosby's Name From Film Workshop

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Man Charged In Connection To 1994 Theft Of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy

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The 'Musically Schizophrenic' Genius Of Gary Clark Jr.

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Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video Has a Major Race Problem

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Teyana Taylor And Iman Shumpert Are Expecting Their First Child Together

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'Welcome To Death Row' Movie Set To Start Production As N.W.A.'s Aftermath Story

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Speak At Women In Technology Luncheon

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Rapper Kevin Gates Accused Of Kicking Woman During Show

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Donald Trump's Response To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed Is As Childish As You'd Expect

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Andy Roddick On The Ugly Truth Behind How We Treat Serena Williams

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Janet Jackson's New Album Drops In October And Features A Missy Elliott Collaboration

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Jimmy Kimmel Proves Some Americans Still Think Barack Obama Is Muslim

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Misty Copeland's Success Story Is a Model for Black Women in Every Career

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Reality Bites

Reality Bites
The reality TV show phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down -- as long as viewers keep watching the shows. BlackVoices.com takes a quick look at some of the most notable personalities within the reality series realm. Join us.

Reality Bites

Russell Simmons
Affiliation: 'Running Russell Simmons' on Oxygen
Side Note: Before the Def Jam co-founder got his own reality show, he appeared sporadically on his business partner and ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons' hit E! show 'Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane.'

Reality Bites

Melanie Brown
Affiliation: 'Mel B: It's a Scary World' on The Style Network
Side Note: Mel B is affectionately known as Scary Spice from the British pop group the Spice Girls, but she made a career comeback on the competition series 'Dancing With the Stars.'

Reality Bites

Kandi Burruss
Affiliation: 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Side Note: Though she was in her own platinum-selling girl group, Xscape, this Atlanta native won her only Grammy Award for penning 'No Scrubs' for fellow ATL girl group TLC.

Reality Bites

Fantasia Barrino
Affiliation: 'Fantasia For Real' on VH1
Side note: The 'American Idol' champion (2005) is a best-selling author ('Life is Not a Fairytale') and garnered critical acclaim as Miss Celie in the Broadway musical 'The Color Purple.'

Reality Bites

Holly Robinson Peete
Affiliation: 'The Celebrity Apprentice 3' on NBC
Side Note: The 'Hanging with Mr. Cooper' actress and her husband/former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete created the HollyRod Foundation in 1997 to honor her late father Matt Robinson who died of Parkinson's Disease and also to raise money for families who are affected by autism.

Reality Bites

Al B. Sure
Affiliation: 'Donald J. Trump Presents: The Ultimate Merger'
Side note: While vying for Omarosa's love during the show's first season, the former 'Apprentice' star described the R&B crooner as; "the ultimate romantic and perfect gentleman. He sets the tone for all of the bachelors on how to properly court a woman."

Reality Bites

Trey Songz
Affiliation: 'Trey Songz: My Moment' on BET
Side Note: Born Tremaine Aldon Neverson, this Virginia native, originally put out diss mixtapes aimed at R. Kelly, but quashed his beef with the legendary Chicago crooner when he enlisted Kels help to produce 'Grub On' off his 2007 album 'Trey Day.'

Reality Bites

Dwight Eubanks
Affiliation: 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'
Side Note: Although he remains a flamboyant bi-sexual, Eubanks, who owns his own Atlanta hair salon owner, told Essence magazine in 2009 that he was engaged to be married to an Atlanta woman.

Reality Bites

Brandi Simpkins
Affiliation: 'House of Glam' on Oxygen
Side Note: The Howard University graduate's The B. Lynn Group quickly became the go-to image agency after stylist Crystal Streets nailed Jay-Z as her third client – helping him craft his style persona.

Reality Bites

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