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March 31, 2015

'Rapping While Black'

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Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

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When a child actress is called a vile name by an long-running satire site, a beautiful young singer is labeled a stoner for wearing dreadlocks and a phenomenal 13-year old-female athlete is called a slut, they deserve more than a canned, robotic mea culpa.

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

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Raven-Symoné: 'I Am From Every Continent In Africa Except For One'

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Michigan Cop In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 30 Years On Death Row Is Denied Restitution

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HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: A Daily Roundup Of Solutions-Based Stories

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Is Fibre Optic Cable Key To Africa's Economic Growth?

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The Role Of Parents In Improving School Diversity

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Here's What You Need To Know About Trevor Noah, New 'Daily Show' Host

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The Liberal Fight Over Banning 'Birth Of A Nation'

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Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

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Democrats and Republicans In Congress Actually Found Something To Agree On

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

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Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

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All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

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We Need Real Talk About Black Girls And Women

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A Boston Cop Shooting And Our Post-Truth Era

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Roger Moore: Comments About Idris Elba Were Taken Out Of Context

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Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race

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Kenyans Sweep Races At World Cross Country Championships

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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Allegation

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Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

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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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