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July 30, 2015

Portraits of the Participants: The Movement for Black Lives Conference

During our weekend together, joy sat right next to pain, our celebration of life right next to our grieving of death. I left feeling affirmed and hopeful.

What The Video Shows Vs. What The Officer Claims About Sam Dubose's Killing

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Mourns 'Senseless Murder' Of Sam DuBose

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8 Times Vivica Fox Slayed The Big Screen

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Bill O'Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo

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What Cops And Their Supporters Are Saying About The Sam DuBose Video

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What Racist Scumbag Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church?

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Cop Pleads Not Guilty In Killing Of Sam DuBose

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In His Own Words, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet Recounts Journey From Homelessness To Hope

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Three Other Black Men Have Died In Altercations With University Of Cincinnati Police

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We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

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The Public Still Can't See The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records, Court Rules

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Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

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Jail Defends Procedures Amid Scrutiny Of Sandra Bland's Death

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#BlackLivesMatters Co-Founder ‘Mortified' By O'Reilly's 'Anarchistic' Comment

County Removes Confederate Flag, Replaces It With Another Confederate Flag

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4 Huge Ways Obama Spoke Up For Women On His Historic Kenya Trip

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Boy, 8, Is First Child Ever To Receive Double Hand Transplant

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Black Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Alleges New Sexual Assault

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Sandra Bland Memorial In Ottawa Defaced With Racial Slurs

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In Just A Few Days, These Girls Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying

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Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

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New Footage Of Sandra Bland Released

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This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

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There Have Been 132 Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Since The Charleston Shooting

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Country's Youngest Convicted Killer Gets Released

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Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

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The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

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White House: Criminal Case Against Darren Wilson Closed For Good

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North Carolina GOP Chair Ties Hillary Clinton To The KKK

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Rapper Styles P Opens Up About His Daughter's Suicide

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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

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Sheriff Where Sandra Bland Died Says There's No Racism In His County

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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Bobby Brown Speaks Out After Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

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Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech

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Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

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Progressive Group Incorporates #BlackLivesMatter Into Endorsement Process

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Sandra Bland Wasn't The Only Woman Abused By Male Cops In Texas

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Democratic Senate Field Shaping Up To Be Most Diverse Ever

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Now Watch This Amazing TV Reporter Whip, Watch Him Nae Nae

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Why It's Harder To Be a Model Today, According To Tyra Banks

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Queen Latifah And Mary J. Blige To Join NBC's 'The Wiz Live!'

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Son Of Imprisoned Rapper Mac Phipps Says 'It's A Good Feeling' Dad May Be Home Soon

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The Weeknd Is Literally On Fire In 'Can't Feel My Face' Music Video

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Jay Pharoah Opens Up About His Painful Battle With Depression

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Raven-Symoné Was Told What To Eat As A Child Star After 'Getting Fat'

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How Excusing Tyga And Kylie Jenner's Relationship Validates The Sexualization of Young Girls

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New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah: 'I'm A Connoisseur Of Racism'

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'Empire' Costars Grace Gealey And Trai Byers Engaged

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New York Summer Camp Gives Homeless Children A Chance To Just Be Kids

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What You Need To Know About 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

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Jaden Smith Walks Around Italy With A Giant Mug In New 'Scarface' Video

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7 More Documentaries To Stream On Netflix

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Tyrese Gibson Calls Out 'White' Radio Stations For Being Racist

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Danielle Brooks Shows Off Body Confidence With Gym Selfie

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Rihanna Was Reportedly Blocked From Playing A Free Concert

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Police Officer Shares Meal With Homeless Man To Make Him Feel like 'Just Another Person'

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100 Queer Characters Of Color Who Show Why Media Should Diversify

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Coco And Ice T Are Expecting Their First Child Together

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Dionne Warwick Remembers Bobbi Kristina Brown

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The Moment Charlamagne Tha God Stopped Defending Bill Cosby

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Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family Suffers A Stroke

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These Photos Prove Iman Is More Fierce And Flawless Than Ever!

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Paul Mooney On Cosby's Legacy: He Got His 'N****r Wake-up Call'

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‘Empire’ Star Derek Luke Slams Followers For Criticizing Wife's Race

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'Key & Peele' To End After Current Season

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Charlamagne Tha God Weighs In On The Accusations Against Drake

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50 Cent Ordered To Pay Additional $2 Million In Sex Tape Case

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Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift's Drama Is Officially 'Over'

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Being An Athlete Isn't Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn't Be

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7 South African Fashion Brands That Will Make You Swoon

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'It Takes Us' Photo Project Shows Survivors Of Gun Violence

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The Problem With Asking Football Players To Act Like White Guys

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Naomi Campbell Will Face-Off With Lady Gaga In 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

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Kandi Burruss Is Pregnant, Expecting Child With Husband Todd Tucker

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Reality Bites

Terrell Owens
Affiliation: 'The T.O. Show' on VH1
Side note: Alabama's very own football star simply known as "T.O." -- literally let it all hang out for the photo shoot promoting his new reality series, in July 2009. The show revolves around his life off the field as he searches for love, repair family relationships and make the move from Dallas to Buffalo.

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Ray Cunningham
Affiliation: 'College Hill: Virginia State University' on BET
Side note: One of the more memorable characters from the Black Entertainment Television network reality ranks, Cunningham has become an openly gay LGBT advocate, budding actor and busy blogger, who was featured in Adam Bouska's groundbreaking NoH8 Campaign, which assembled California notables responding to the state's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Cunningham was also cast in acclaimed filmmaker Maurice Jamal's new forthcoming TV project 'Friends and Lovers.'

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Miss New York
Affiliation:'Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' on VH1
Side note: The upstate New York drama queen competed for hip-hop hype-man Flavor Flav's love twice and was rejected both times.

MC Hammer
Affiliation: 'Hammertime' on A&E
Side note: Stanley Kirk Burrell seems to have done it all: Joined the navy; won Grammy Awards; danced for KFC popcorn chicken; fathered six children; wiggled his manhood in a Speedo bikini on a music video; went bankrupt; became a preacher; and now doing reality TV. 'Hammertime' is a look inside the family life of the man formerly known as one of the riches entertainers of his era.

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Keyshia Cole
Affiliation: 'The Way It Is' on BET
Side note: In an interview, thuggish ruggish rap icon Young Jeezy claimed that the hip-hop soul songstress asked him to marry her but he turned her down.

Mo'Nique
Affiliation: 'Charm School' on VH1
Side note: While promoting the movie 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,' Mo'Nique told Oprah Winfrey that co-star Martin Lawrence once gave her invaluable advice about show business.

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth
Affiliation: 'The Apprentice' on NBC and 'The Surreal Life' on VH1
Side note:The former White House staffer proudly became the superbitch of reality TV.

Tyra Banks
Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN and The CW
Side note: A supermodel of the highest degree, the Inglewood, Los Angeles native sought power behind the scenes and inked a lucrative deal to produce projects for Warner Bros. Television.

Snoop Dogg
Affiliation: 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood' on E!
Side note: In March 2008, Snoop released his ninth solo album 'Ego Trippin.'

Harlem Heights
Affiliation: BET's latest reality show revolving around young, black, urban professionals.
Side note: Created by MTV industry insiders Randolph Sturrup and Kurt Williamson, the show features a diverse cast of eight young adults from various backgrounds with Harlem as its backdrop.

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