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March 4, 2015

DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

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Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

A Look At Race As A Social Construct

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

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Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

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Oprah's Harpo Studios Is Closing

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'Phenomenal' Young Girls Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

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

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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

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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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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

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

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

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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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LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

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Ku Klux Klan Fliers Promoting Islamophobia Found In Washington State Neighborhood

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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Former School Leader Charged In Cheating Conspiracy Passes Away

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Rev. Al Sharpton: The Time For Voter Rights Is Now

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Black Equality Doesn't End In February

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

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Covert 'Body Sculptor' Faces Severe Prison Time For Fatal Butt Injections

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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'Is White Culture Always Going To Be On The Fritz?'

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Chicago's Black Voters Key In Heated Race

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Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

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Holder Plans Push For Lower Standard Of Proof In Civil-Rights Cases

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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

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The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Library

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ESPN Anchor Goes To War With Iggy Azalea's Boyfriend

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Kobe Takes Blame For Miscarriage Wife Suffered During 2003 Rape Allegations

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

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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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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

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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

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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: Cee Lo Green on Sleeping With Three Women a Day

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"I'm definitely having more sex than the average man. Yes, two or three women a night, trust me. The other day I slept with two women -- not at the same time -- because I was at home and they missed me. But you know, these are my friends; we missed each other. So I just want to give joy and good tidings, that's what it's all about."

-- 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.

Celebrity Government Names

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.

Celebrity 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 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 Government Names

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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