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July 31, 2015

Prosecution Is Only One Aspect of a Comprehensive Justice System

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In order to truly make our communities safer, we must make sure that people who have served their time are able to fully and productively engage in our society -- whether through education or employment or some other constructive means.

Officers Involved In Samuel DuBose Shooting Were Sued In Earlier Death Of Unarmed Black Man

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What The Video Shows Vs. What The Officer Claims About Sam Dubose's Killing

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Handcuffed Hit-And-Run Suspect Dies In San Francisco Police Custody

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Black Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In 'Les Miz' And Makes History

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Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving 'Star Trek'

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Teen Perfectly Illustrates The Problem With NBC's Sam Dubose Tweet

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Mourns 'Senseless Murder' Of Sam DuBose

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8 Times Vivica Fox Slayed The Big Screen

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Bill O'Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo

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What Cops And Their Supporters Are Saying About The Sam DuBose Video

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What Racist Scumbag Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church?

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Cop Pleads Not Guilty In Killing Of Sam DuBose

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Jail Defends Procedures Amid Scrutiny Of Sandra Bland's Death

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In His Own Words, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet Recounts Journey From Homelessness To Hope

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Three Other Black Men Have Died In Altercations With University Of Cincinnati Police

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We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

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The Public Still Can't See The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records, Court Rules

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Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

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#BlackLivesMatters Co-Founder ‘Mortified' By O'Reilly's 'Anarchistic' Comment

County Removes Confederate Flag, Replaces It With Another Confederate Flag

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Black Activists Pressure Obama To Defend Stateless Dominicans

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4 Huge Ways Obama Spoke Up For Women On His Historic Kenya Trip

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Boy, 8, Is First Child Ever To Receive Double Hand Transplant

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Black Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Alleges New Sexual Assault

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Sandra Bland Memorial In Ottawa Defaced With Racial Slurs

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In Just A Few Days, These Girls Designed Apps To Make Studying More Fun And Fight Bullying

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Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

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New Footage Of Sandra Bland Released

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This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

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There Have Been 132 Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Since The Charleston Shooting

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Country's Youngest Convicted Killer Gets Released

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The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

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White House: Criminal Case Against Darren Wilson Closed For Good

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North Carolina GOP Chair Ties Hillary Clinton To The KKK

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Rapper Styles P Opens Up About His Daughter's Suicide

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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

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Sheriff Where Sandra Bland Died Says There's No Racism In His County

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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Bobby Brown Speaks Out After Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

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Mariah Carey Will Direct A Movie For The Hallmark Channel And It'll Probably Be A Glorious Mess

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-- Grammy Award-winning rapper turned singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green on being sexually active with multiple women in his life. (The Sun UK)



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Celebrity 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 reality TV diva Nene Leakes, mainstream media bad boy Charlie Sheen and Grammy Award winner Cee Lo Green has a stage name. There are many others who prefer to be known by their pseudonyms. Check them out.

Celebrity Government Names

NeNe Leakes
Real Name: Linnethia Monique Johnson/Lenithia Bonita Smith
Profession: Reality TV Star, Author
Factoid: Many people think the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' diva was born in Athens, Georgia. She was actually born in the St. Albans section of Queens, N.Y. and was raised in Georgia. For the first thirty years of her life, she was led to believe her legal name was Linnethia Monique Johnson but later discovered it was really Lenithia Bonita Smith.

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Stage Name: Ne-Yo
Real Name: Shaffer Chimere Smith
Profession: Singer-Songwriter
Factoid: The chart-topping hit maker started using his legal name in the credits for 'Battle: Los Angeles' in an attempt for people to take his acting career seriously.

Celebrity 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.

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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.

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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.

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Charlie Sheen
Real Name: Carlos Irwin Estevez
Profession: Actor
Factoid: Before Michael Keaton, the 'Two and a Half Men' star was once considered for the role of 1989 version of 'Batman.'

Celebrity 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 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 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.

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