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March 4, 2015

'Rape Trumps Race': Is Bill Cosby's Image Tarnished in Black History?

Bill Cosby ASSOCIATED PRESS

As Black History Month comes and goes, television shows that foster black pride also come and go. I understand that many black men attached their self worth and their manhood to the character Bill Cosby made famous. In retrospect, I do not believe we need to look at television to give us our self worth.

St. Louis Alderman On Ferguson Police Chief: 'He Needs To Go'

Antonio French
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DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

Darren Wilson
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Marissa Alexander Speaks Out

Marissa Alexander
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lionel Richie: 'I Don't Think It's Ok For A Black Man To Use The N-Word'

Lionel Richie Kanye West
Getty

Debunking The Myth That Black Men Are Immune To Harm (VIDEO)

Young Black Men
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Inside Chicago's Legacy Of Police Abuse: Violence 'As Routine As Traffic Lights'

Chicago Police Brutality
ASSOCIATED PRESS

"It's The Blackness That Scares Everybody": Why White People Favor "African-Americans"

Black Hands
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10 Ways White People Are More Racist Than They Realize

Racism
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Prince's Middle School Basketball Photo Is Just The Best

Prince Super Bowl
ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Creative Way This Woman Is Helping Detroit's Homeless Keep Warm

Veronika Scott
Scott: Jonathan Fambrough, Coat: AOL/The HP

Ferguson Police Department May Fold Due To DOJ Probe

Ferguson Police
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Mo'Nique: Lee Daniels Had A Problem With My Oscar Speech

Monique
ABC

DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

Ferguson Police
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New Obama Plan Aims To Get Tens Of Millions Of Girls In School Worldwide

Let Girls Learn
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This Satire About Race In America Is Seriously Funny

The Sellout
FSG

Ben Carson: Being Gay Is 'Absolutely' A Choice

Carson
CNN

NBA Team Apologizes For, Uh, Odd Black History Month Campaign

Kingleonsis
Washington Wizards

A Look At Race As A Social Construct

Twins
WorldWide Features/Barcroft/Landov

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He's 'One Of The Cops That Choked Eric Garner'

Rush Limbaugh
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Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

Edmund Pettus Bridge
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Oprah's Harpo Studios Is Closing

Harpo
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'Phenomenal' Young Girls Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Girls
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City Of Cleveland Blames Tamir Rice For His Own Death, Then Apologizes

Tamir Rice Death Probe
AP

Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

Marissa Alexander
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Florida Man Faces Racial Bigot In Bar, Met With Support

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Bill Cosby Accuser In 2005 Case Reveals Details Of Alleged Assault

Bill Cosby
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Ferguson Officials To Meet With U.S. Justice Department

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Here Are The States Where Obamacare Subsidies Could Disappear

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The Huffington Post

In Solidarity: When Caribbean Immigrants Become Black

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It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

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Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

Darren Wilson
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Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How.

Melissa Harrisperry
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These Two Teens Aren't Just Sisters -- They're Twins

Twins
WorldWide Features/Barcroft/Landov

Black Lives Will Matter When Our Tragedies Turn To Triumph: Let Ferguson Be A Start

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Selma To Montgomery: But What About SNCC?

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

Lapd Shooting
Facebook/Anthony Blackburn

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Everyone Is Saying That Will Smith Is Over

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Netflix Pays Nearly $12,000,000 To Stream African War Film When It Hits Theaters

Idris Elba
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One Quote Sums Up Why John Legend Is The Voice For Justice Music Desperately Needs

John Legend Stage
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This Is By Far The Best Kanye Instagram Account Yet

Kanye West
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Derrick Rose Opens Up About Gun Violence In New Documentary

Derrickrose
YouTube

Malik Yoba Denies Outing 'Empire' Co-Star As Gay

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Chris Brown Is Reportedly A Father

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T-Boz Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary Of 'Creep'

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Apollo Theater Set To Commemorate 100th Birthday Of Billie Holiday

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Kanye West Rails Against Class Divisions

Kanye West
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The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Library

Style Books
Amazon

ESPN Anchor Goes To War With Iggy Azalea's Boyfriend

Youngtweets
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Kobe Takes Blame For Miscarriage Wife Suffered During 2003 Rape Allegations

Kobe Doc
TMZ/Showtime

Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

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Madonna Thinks Kanye 'Takes Things Too Seriously'

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'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett's Sister Played Denise On 'Full House'

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Richard Sherman Wants The SuperSonics Back In Seattle

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YouTube

Michael Jordan Fails Yet Again To Win ‘Richest Person In The World' Title

Michael Jordan
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Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

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How Vince Young Found New Purpose After His NFL Dreams Crumbled

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OWN

Rockets Troll LeBron James On Twitter After Extremely Testy Game

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The Definitive Ranking Of Every Empire Song (So Far)

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Kanye's New Album Gets A Title

Kanye West
ASSOCIATED PRESS

See The First Photo Of Alicia Keys' Baby Boy!

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Kobe Bryant's New Documentary Goes Beyond Basketball To Explore Fatherhood And Failure

Kobe
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Kelly Osbourne Quits 'Fashion Police'

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Raven-Symone To Play Gay Character On 'Black-ish'

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Bella Thorne Opens Up About That Controversial Zendaya Hair Comment

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Nothing Good Ever Happens In A Basement

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HBO Is Determined To Tackle Its Diversity Problem

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5 Big Reveals From 'How To Get Away With Murder' Season 1 Finale

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Moschino Pays Homage To The Looney Tunes' Hip Hop Days

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Naomi Campbell Will Have You Feeling Déjà Vu (And Not In A Good Way)

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Notable/Quotable: Peter Thomas Speaks His Mind on 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'

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"I can't stand Phaedra's ass. I think Kim is crazy as f*ck. Nene has a big-ass mouth. And Sheree's not cute! She thinks she's cute, but she's not cute. And this is on the record. The only one I like is Kandi, and she's too soft. That's why she got played with Kim. And that's how I truly feel."



-- 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' husband and entrepreneur Peter Thomas, weighing in on his wife Cynthia Bailey's cast-mates. (Uptown Magazine)


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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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