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September 18, 2014

In New York, Justice 'Only Available To Those Who Can Afford It,' Says Report

Jail
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No, Charles Barkley, Spanking Kids Isn't A Black Thing

Charles Barkley
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4 Black People Receive the MacArthur ‘Genius' Grant

Steve Coleman Jazz
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Americans' Trust In Media Is At An All-Time Low Again

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Another NFL Player Arrested For Domestic Violence

Jonathan Dwyer
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#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action On Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy
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Apparently 'Blunt Roller' Is A Job And It Pays $50,000 A Year

Waka Flocka Flame
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What #MyBlackFamily Looks Like

Myblackfamily
Twitter

Obama Insists U.S. Forces 'Do Not And Will Not' Have Combat Mission In Iraq

Barack Obama
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Happy Citizenship Day! Are You 'American' Enough To Pass The Test?

Citizenship
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Panthers Star Removed From Active Roster Amid Domestic Violence Case

Greg Hardy
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Ezell Ford Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks $75 Million

Ezell Ford
KTLA

High School Football Players Say They Were Victims Of Racist Prank

North Plainfield High School
CBS 2

Vikings Reverse Course On Adrian Peterson, Place Him On Exempt List

Adrian Peterson
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Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Prison
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Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks, Protests Continue

Chicago Police Shootings
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Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

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Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The '90s

Obamacare Uninsured Survey
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WATCH
Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story

Michael Brown Darren Wilson
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Wisconsin Voter ID Law Opponents Want New Hearing

Scott Walker
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ferguson Shooting Made It 'Clear' We Needed A Study On Police Bias

Eric Holder
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Large Racial Gap In Poll Of The Media's Ferguson Coverage

Ferguson Media
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45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line

Poverty Los Angeles
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REPORT: Adrian Peterson Accused Of Injuring Another 4-Year-Old Son

Adrian Peterson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

White House Backs Use Of Body Cameras By Police

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An Unlikely Ballerina, The Rise Of Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland
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Reunited: 'A Different World' Cast On Show's Major Impact, 20 Years Later

Own Oprah Where Are They Now A Different World
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Shinique Smith Is The Renaissance Woman Of Contemporary Art

Bright Matter

Mapei's New Album Is The Soundtrack To Your Next House Party

Mapei
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'Sesame Street' Characters Confirm: Michelle Obama 'Gives The Best Hugs'

Michelle Obama Sesame Street
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30 Years Later, 'Cosby' Kid Is Busier Than Ever

Malcolmjamal Warner
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Why The Ashish Runway Show Is Much More Than A Kimye Sweatshirt

Ashish Spring 2015
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Lost Interview Of Michael Jackson Talking About His 'Destiny' Resurfaces

Michael Jackson Destiny Tour
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NYC Jazz Musicians Fear Poverty In Retirement

Jimmy Owens
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The Most Beautiful Women We Spotted On The Streets Of London

London Fashion Week Street Style
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This Is What Viola Davis Really Thinks About 'Mammy-ish' Roles

Viola Davis How To Get Away With Murder
ABC

Lupita Nyong'o's 'Sesame Street' Bit On Skin Is Truly Wonderful

Lupita Sesame Street
Sesame Street

So, How Exactly Do Employees Pull Off Stealing $400,000 Worth Of Clothing?

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Tommy Davidson Talks 'Black Dynamite' Season 2

Black Dynamite
Cartoon Network

New Whitney Houston Album In The Works

Whitney Houston Live Her Greatest Performances
Legacy Recordings

Notable/Quotable: Former Heavyweight Champ Mike Tyson Talks Charlie Sheen

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"Charlie, he'll get it together. Listen, he passed all the drug tests. If the drug tests say he's clean, he's clean. Maybe he's got some emotional issues, maybe, and maybe he's not a drug addict. Let's get him checked on that and see how's the outcome. He might be clean on that. He might be okay. And Charlie is just Charlie, and we all need to get some of that new drug Charlie Sheen is on... I love Charlie."

- Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson commenting on bad boy actor Charlie Sheen ('Access Hollywood Live')


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Celebrity Stage/Government Names

What's In A Name?
Assuming a new identity is nothing new for celebrities who find success in the entertainment industry. It seems as though everyone, from Academy Award-winning funnyman Jamie Foxx to Carmen Electra has a stage name. And even teenage rap sensation Soulja Boy, doesn't use the one he was legally born with. There are many others who prefer to be known by their pseudonyms. Some like Lil' Kim and Redman are obvious. Others like Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore may surprise you. Take a look at the real names of some of your favorite celebrities.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Michelle Williams
Real Name: Tenitra Michelle Williams
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Actress
Factoid: While touring across the globe with her former group Destiny's Child, she may have picked up a few entrepreneurial skills from Mathew Knowles. In 2006, Williams was named a minority owner of the WNBA's, Chicago Sky.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Lady GaGa
Real Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Profession: Singer-Songwriter
Factoid: It has been reported that Lady GaGa bleached her hair blonde to avoid being mistaken for Amy Winehouse by the media while being discovered.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

The Game
Real Name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor
Profession: Rapper, Actor
Factoid: In addition to being a close friend and high school teammate, NBA star Baron Davis is also reportedly the godfather of Game's eldest son Harlem.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

FloRida
Real Name: Tramar Dillard
Profession: Rapper
Factoid: Before FloRida was rapping about Apple Bottom jeans and topping music charts, he was discovered by none other than Jodeci's own, DeVante Swing.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Tom Cruise
Real Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother, IV
Profession: Actor, producer
Factoid:Born in Syracuse, New York Cruise has also lived Ottawa, Ontario; Louisville, Kentucky; Winnetka, Illinois; and Wayne, New Jersey

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Sting
Real Name: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Profession: Music Genius
Factoid: As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has sold more than 100 million records and received sixteen Grammy Awards for his work.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Stage Name: Jamie Foxx
Real Name: Eric Marlon Bishop
Profession: Actor, Singer
Factoid: In between the success of 'In Living Color' and his big-screen role in 'Booty Call,' Jamie Foxx released his debut music recording, 'Peep This,' in 1994.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Demi Moore
Real Name: Demetria Gene Guynes
Profession: Actress
Factoid: In June of 1998 Bruce Willis and Demi Moore announced the ending of their marriage of 11 years. Since then, the actress has stepped up her cougar status by marrying Ashton Kutcher – another sought after actor, 16 years her junior.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

Bob Dylan
Real Name: Robert Allen Zimmerman
Profession: Singer-Songwriter, Author
Factoid: Dylan previously mentioned that some of his biggest musical influences are Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton, and Leadbelly, among others.

Celebrity Stage/Government Names

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