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October 13, 2015

What Broken Windows Policing Looks Like

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'You Talk White:' Being Black and Articulate

All of my black friends have been told at some point or another during their lifetime that they "talk white." The person who says it likely doesn't know many black people. Black people are generally seen as uneducated thugs. I do not appear to be an uneducated thug. Therefore, I must talk white.

Will CNN Ask About Black Lives Matter In The First Democratic Debate?

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T.I.: 'I Can’t Vote For The Leader Of The Free World To Be A Woman'

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Chrissy Teigen Is Pregnant!

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Delicate Watercolors Combat Oversimplified 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype

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Edward Snowden And Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Had A Great Dialogue About Surveillance

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Texas Cops Use Stun Gun On Councilman Outside Of His Home


Rihanna Opens Up About Facing Racism In The Industry

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Donald Trump Gets Burned In This Hilarious Obama Diss Track Parody

Alphacat Obama Parody Spoof

Raven-Symone's Non-Apology Reveals Her Own Identity Issues

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Trans Activist On Keisha Jenkins Murder: 'It Feels Like I'm Next'

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Hillary Clinton Tweets Support For Tamir Rice's Family

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People Claiming #ColumbusWasAHero Are On The Wrong Side Of History

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Temple Looks To NBC's Tamron Hall To Replace Bill Cosby On Board

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Raven-Symoné's Dad Says Daughter 'Says Some Dumb S#%T!'

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Students Demand Brown University Do More To Honor Native Americans

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Frat Says No One Wore Blackface At 'Kanye Western' Party

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Survey: Stop Treating Native American Culture Like A Costume

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Hundreds Rally Against Confederate Symbol On Mississippi Flag

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Is A Lifetime Ban The Answer To Domestic Violence In Football?

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Video Shows Cop In School Grabbing Teen By Neck, Slamming Him To Floor

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Raven-Symoné Said She Wouldn’t Hire Someone With A 'Black' Name

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Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says

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Kenyan Schoolgirls Dread Their Periods. Simple Changes Could Help.

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11 Black Podcasts Leading The Golden Age Of Audio

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Black Men Rally In D.C. For 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March

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The Supreme Court Let A Man Die. He Was Executed With The Wrong Drug

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This T-Shirt Is Helping To Make Racial Inequality More Visible

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Judge Refuses To Throw Out Defamation Suit Against Cosby

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How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

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Melanie Fiona Addresses Police Brutality In New Video

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Misty Copeland Shows How She Defied The Odds Of Ballet In New Film

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Outraged Mom Claims Son's Toy Set Came With A Slave Character

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McGraw-Hill CEO Says It Has Done Enough To Fix Its Description Of Slaves As ‘Workers'

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6 Words And Phrases You Didn’t Know Were Rooted In Racism


Piers Morgan's Totally Ridiculous Tweet To Black Lives Matter Activist

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Civil Rights Activist Honors Man Who Died Taking Bullet Meant For Her

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Solange Reveals She Dated A Famous R&B Hearthrob And You'll Never Guess Who

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Kanye West Wants To Be The Next 'American Idol'

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Obama Gives Kanye West Some Advice About Getting into Politics

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Janelle Monae's Hair Stole The Show At Paris Fashion Week

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Taylor Swift Doesn't Want To Talk About Her Feud With Nicki Minaj, OK?

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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),feedConfig,entry&id=776997&pid=776996&uts=1300297629

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

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

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 Government Names

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