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April 18, 2015

Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

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How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

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Amber Rose Reveals Why She's Not Interested In Joining 'Fashion Police'

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16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

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Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

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R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

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Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

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Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

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#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

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Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

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Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

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Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

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Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

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'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

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Racist Posts On NY Cop Blog Raise Ire At Time Of Tension

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Harry Reid Says He'll Force A Vote On Loretta Lynch If GOP Doesn't Act 'Very, Very Soon'

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The Awkward Black Girl Who Is Going To Change Television

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FLOTUS: 'When There's Struggle, Gospel Music Is That Ray Of Hope'

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Ex-NFL Player's Cellmate Was Strangled To Death In Their Cell

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The NFL Has Reinstated Vikings Adrian Peterson

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Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

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Tiffany 'New York' Pollard Attempts To Fix Breast Implants On 'Botched'

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Vogue Paris Features Its First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

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There's Near-Universal Support For One Police Reform Proposal

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Another Death Row Inmate Walks Free

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Influential African-Americans To Be Celebrated For Achievements In Television

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White Cop Fired After Beating Black Driver

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Profoundly Bizarre Drawings Confront The State Of Racism In America Today

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Cops Asked To Falsify Training Records Of Deputy Who Shot Man: Report

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Here's the Issue That Even the ACLU & the Koch Brothers Agree Upon

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20 Black Poets You Should Know (And Love)

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Honoring Jackie Robinson Extends Into Orbit This Year

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Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

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The New 'Bold & Beautiful' Face Of Transgenderism

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Kanye's Old Pal Says The Superstar Hasn't Changed Over The Years -- Almost

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

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People Are Calling This The Alley-Oop Of The Year

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You're Definitely Gonna Want To Swipe Right On This

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Manny Pacquiao Got A Punching Bag With Floyd Mayweather's Face On It

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Watch Jay Z's New Video For His Blue Ivy Song 'Glory'

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Ludacris Performs 'Awkward' Gig At Tribeca Film Festival Opening

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LeBron James Sarcastically Picks Kevin Love As NBA MVP

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What It Was Like To Watch The 'SNL' Doc With Its True Star

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Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster And More Go Nude For Allure

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WATCH: Tyson Beckford Treats Interviewer To Impromptu Lap Dance

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Crazy Eyes & Poussey Debate Vee's Fate In New 'OITNB' Season 3 Clip

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Ready For More Ice-T And Coco On Your TV? It's Happening

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Curtis Granderson: Shortage Of Black Baseball Players Is A 'Big Problem'

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Ice Cube On N.W.A's 'Reality Rap' And 'Straight Outta Compton' Movie

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Black Films And Talent At The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival‏

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The Spooky Experience Whoopi Goldberg Had While Working At A Funeral Home

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Stephen Curry Hits 77 Threes In A Row At Practice

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9 Types Of People Who Simply Aren't Marriage Material

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Errol Morris On Walter Scott Shooting: 'Every Time Racism Goes Unpunished, Our Society Suffers'

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Kimora Lee Simmons Welcomes Fourth Child

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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.

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