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November 21, 2014

Raven-Symone Speaks Out Against Rumors That Bill Cosby Assaulted Her

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This 5-Year-Old Gives Homeless Kids Care Packages That Make Them Feel Right At Home

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Facts On Stop And Frisk Reform That Shatter Right-Wing Media Fears

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'Urban Militia' Group Offers Bounty For Location Of Officer Darren Wilson

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Cosby Controversy: 6 Signs Of Rape Culture

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Police Arrest 6 Protesters In St. Louis

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Ferguson and the 'Us vs. Them' Illusion

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Calling Nevada's Incoming Speaker Racist And Sexist Would Be A Huge Understatement

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Daniel Handler's Offensive NBA Jokes Prove Book Industry Has A Long Way To Go

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Rand Paul Honestly Thinks He's Congress' Biggest Defender Of Minority Rights

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Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Be Worried About

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Man Who Spent 39 Years In Prison To Be Freed After Witness Admits He Lied

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NFL Star Finds Wallet, Goes To Owner's House To Return It

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Jane Doe 10 From Cosby Case Goes Public With Claims

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Ballerina Of Our Dreams Misty Copeland Is Getting A Reality Show

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Florida Cops On What Ferguson Can Learn From Trayvon

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Getting Beyond Ferguson

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The Rape Accusations Against Bill Cosby Must Not Be Ignored

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Standing Your Ground in Journalism, Even When Diversity Isn't Valued

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Black-Owned Food Trucks Give New Meaning to Meals on Wheels

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Meet The Teach For America Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond

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Sharpton: Activists In Ferguson Are Ready

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Why One Ferguson Store Owner Refuses To Board Up His Windows

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Study Shows White Americans Draw Distinctions Between African-Americans And Blacks

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Mo'ne Davis Has A Memoir Coming Soon -- And She's Only 13

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Reflections on Ol' Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality

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Racial Disparity In Ferguson Arrests Is Big, But Not As Big As Other Places

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Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dead At Age 78

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Corporate Buyout: Why Legacy Civil Rights Groups Are on the Wrong Side of History

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A Unique Love Story About a Ugandan Transgender Woman

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Will The National Guard Really Help Keep Peace In Ferguson?

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Tanzania Is Uprooting 40,000 People For The Most Despicable Reason

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Ferguson Remains On Edge Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

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Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Racist Tweet They Believe Was Sent By Administrator

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Justice Department Probe Of Ferguson Police Could Spur Broad Change

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Ferguson Protesters Fear Police Crackdown After Grand Jury Decision

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The Human Toll of 'Stop and Frisk'

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Dwight Howard Investigated For Child Abuse

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We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

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Tennessee Man Raises Money For #PantsUPDontLOOT Billboard In Ferguson

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An Open Letter From Ferguson Protestors And Allies: 'We will Disrupt Life Until We Can live'

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National Guard Prepares For More Ferguson Unrest

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Ferguson Area Gun Store Sees 700 Percent Spike In Sales Ahead Of Jury Verdict

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Chuck Todd Defends NBC's Coverage Of Bill Cosby

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Ferguson Mayor: 'I Regret Saying' There's No Racial Divide

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Shanesha Taylor Allegedly Spent Donations On 'Baby Daddy's Rap Album'

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Governor Nixon's (More Honest) Declaration of a State of Emergency

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Here Are The 10 Events Where The National Guard Was Used To Quell Racial Tensions

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Firestone And The Warlord

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Is The Media Escalating Tensions In Ferguson?

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Ferguson Response Network: Protesters Launch Nationwide Engagement Campaign

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Hacker Group Goes To War With The KKK Over Ferguson Protests

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Ferguson Correctional Officer Raped Pregnant Woman, Lawsuit Alleges

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Hundreds Of Michael Brown Protesters Stage 'Die-In' In Missouri

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Protesters Gather Outside Courthouse Where Grand Jury Weighs Ferguson Case

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Surgeon Being Treated For Ebola In Nebraska Dies

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From Eric Garner to Michael Brown: The Misuse of a Grand Jury

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CNN To Premiere New Installment Of 'Black In America'

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Recordings Released From The Day Michael Brown Was Shot

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Gizzy Fowler Death Marks 10th Known Murder of Trans Woman of Color in US in 2014

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Teacher Fired After Derogatory Tweets About Ferguson

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Race Matters, Even Though It Shouldn't

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Michael Brown's Family Urges Police, Protester Restraint

Michael Brown
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Awaiting Ferguson Grand Jury, Activists Drill Protest Tactics

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Clergy Prepare Sanctuaries And Prayers Ahead Of Grand Jury Decision

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Man Who Claimed To Be 'Delivered' From Being Gay Speaks Out

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Patriots Celebrate Twitter Milestone With N-Word

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Betsy Hodges

Murder Charges For Man Who Allegedly Killed Woman After She Rejected Him

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Florida Executes Inmate Who Killed Wife And Stepdaughter

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Michael Brown Family Attorneys Discuss 'Great Concern' Over Upcoming Grand Jury Decision

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A Collective Prayer For Ferguson

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What Ferguson Needs Is Compassion: Faith Leaders

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Affirmative Action Could Go Back To The Supreme Court

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Ferguson Grand Jury To Hear Key Testimony As Decision Looms

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Jury Way Out on a Federal Prosecution of Darren Wilson

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La La Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony Land New VH1 Reality Show

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Now that the Denver Nuggets have solidified Carmelo Anthony's trade to the New York Knicks, VH1 has announced plans to chronicle Anthony and wife La La Vazquez's transition to the Big Apple.

This August, the network is planning to premiere the couple's latest docu-series tentatively titled, 'La La's Full Court.' The 10 episode, 30-minute show will resume where their previous series, 'La La's Full Court Wedding' left off as the two relocate to their home state of New York.

As the former MTV VJ and four-time NBA All-Star adjust to the bright city lights, viewers will have the chance to see Anthony and Vazquez shuffle between their family life with son, Kiyan, and professional careers including maintaining their production company, Krossover Entertainment. Not to mention the 31-year-old aspiring actress seeking advice from group of celebrity friends 50 Cent, Kelly Rowland, Trina, Serena Williams, Ciara.

"Viewers connect with La La because despite the fairy tale wedding and NBA star husband, she is a real, down to Earth, hardworking woman who stays true to herself," said Executive Vice President of VH1 programming Jeff Olde. "The best thing about the new series is that while pursuing and realizing her dreams, La La gets to take us back to her home in New York, where her story began."

The couple produced the critically-acclaimed 2008 Mike Tyson documentary, 'Tyson'





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Successful Spouses

Doing Their Own Thing
While gold digging hoochie mamas vying to marry rich and successful men will never get old, there is a flip side to that: women with talent and skill and a drive to stand on their own. Blackvoices.com takes a quick look at the successful spouses of famous men.

Successful Spouses

Tracey Edmonds
When it comes to a woman handling her business in the boardroom while maintaining flawless beauty, Tracey Edmonds definitely qualifies among the elite! The savvy 15-year entertainment mogul and award winning producer proved that she could stand on her own two feet despite parenting two sons with former husband Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds. Edmonds serves as the CEO of her own production company, Edmonds Entertainment and COO/President of Our Stories Films where she oversees the development and production of projects for urban audiences.

Successful Spouses

Keisha Whitaker
Before tying the knot with the 'Last King of Scottland' actor Forest Whitaker, Keisha Whitaker tied herself to a profitable career as a model with the Ford and Elite agencies where she later ventured off and founded her very own lip gloss line. Although Whitaker had a focus on keeping women's lips moist and shining, she managed to broaden her horizons by executive producing 2008 documentary 'Kassim the Dream.'

Successful Spouses

Earlitha "Cookie" Johnson
Being the wife of a famous athlete is one thing – but nothing compares to being the beloved spouse of the one and only Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Knowing him since 1977 -- they became college sweethearts -- and then enduring his very public disclosure of having the AIDS virus in 1991, Earlitha "Cookie" Johnson is a true testament of a ride or die chick (with all respect due). Nearly 20 years since the news broke, the couple have been an emblem of dexterity and sharp business acumen; while he's aligned with movie theaters, coffee shops, banks and furniture rental companies, she pens a column for Essence magazine and recently founded her own jeans line.

Successful Spouses

Kai Milla Morris
Stevie Wonder may have 25 Grammy Awards to his credit, but one of his most recent prizes is his wife Kai Mila Morris, whom he married in 2001. The Washington, D.C. are native is a former freelance art director who has turned her eye for style into a successful career as a fashion designer. First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Eva Mendes, and Salma Hayek are just a few of the boldfaced names who have worn her flowing designs, which have gotten high marks amongst the fashion media.

Successful Spouses

Donna Richardson Joyner
A Silver Spring, Maryland native, Donna Richardson-Joyner is a renowned fitness and aerobics instructor, author and sports commentator. Though she's married to influential radio personality Tom Joyner, she has her own media empire, releasing a series of fitness videos, and producing and hosting the TV shows 'Mind, Body, & Spirit' and which air and 'Sweating In The Spirit,' respectively. She has served on the Women's Sports Foundation Board of Trustees and is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Successful Spouses

Kimora Lee
Baby Phat founder Kimora Lee didn't allow her humble beginnings of growing up in St. Louis deter her focus in becoming one of the most influential fashion designers in the hip hop fashion industry. In addition to befriending fellow model and media personality Tyra Banks, Lee also two children with former husband, hip hop impresario Russell Simmons and one newborn son with actor Djimon Hounsou.

Successful Spouses

Alani "LaLa" Vasquez
Making a name for herself as an Atlanta radio DJ early in her career -- alongside chart-topping rapper Ludacris -- helped bigger opportunities to open for Alani "LaLa" Vasquez. After the Brooklyn-bred beauty made her rounds through Howard University's communications program and relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue her career in radio, MTV Networks contracted the Latina to audition for a VJ spot, which she later landed. In March 2007, Vasquez gave birth to her first and only child, Kiyan Carmelo Anthony, with NBA baller Carmelo Anthony.

Successful Spouses

Shante Broadus
Although many were concerned for Snoop Dogg's wife, Shante Broadus, following misleading reports in April 2009 speculating that she was dead in the rapper's basement, she still remains strong by his side. Despite the rapper filing for divorce in 2004, (seven years into the couple's marriage), the couple managed to rekindle their flame and reconcile their wedding vows in January 2008. Today, the pair are happily marred with three children, Corde, Cordell and Cori. Broadus, known as "Boss Lady," manages recording artists, including former chart-topper Lady of Rage. She also launches a clothing line called Cocoa Reed.

Successful Spouses

Tracy Mourning
As the old adage goes: "beside every good man there's a good women." Hence the unique bond and chemistry that former NBA all-star Alonzo Mourning and wife Tracy Mourning have. The happily married couple remains proactive in various charitable events, in addition to opening up their very own high school, the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus in Sept. 2009. The school is expected to enroll an estimated 600 9th and 10th graders. Within two years the school will accommodate grades 9-12 with an estimated 1,600 students.

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