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May 4, 2015

From Justice for Freddie Gray to Undoing Racism

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We should not have to take to the streets every time a Black person is killed by police. Demanding accountability for individual injustices is very important. But we also need to use our voices and our power to change the systemic, structural inequality that will continue to result in police violence and abuse against Black people.

Obama Says He'll Continue To Work On Racial Equality After He Leaves Office

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Morgan Freeman Blasts Baltimore Coverage: 'F*** The Media'

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This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average

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Baltimore Photographer Captures Iconic Images Of Protests: 'I Want People To See The Truth'

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John Lewis Honors The Freedom Riders 54 Years Later

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S.C. Cops Won't Release Dashcam Video Of Fatal Shooting

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Who Is This Objectively Badass Attorney Running The Freddie Gray Investigation?

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Superhero Kid Gives President Obama Super Awesome Fist Bump

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Why We Must Not Forget Black Women Are Victims Of Police Brutality, Too

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Soledad O'Brien Says Journalists Need To Stop Using The Word 'Thug'

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Mitt Romney Says Hillary Clinton Politicized Baltimore Tragedy To Get Support From The Black Community

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Ben Carson Officially Announces Run For President In 2016

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'Meet The Press' Knocks Obama For Not Going To Baltimore

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Police Research Group Shocked By Predatory Ticketing Practices In St. Louis County

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This Inspiring Teacher Has A Rather Unusual Way Of Getting His Students To Learn

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Google Is Embedding Engineers At HBCU Campuses To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

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Experts: Convictions Unlikely In Baltimore Police Trial

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Police Wanted Us To Believe Freddie Gray Killed Himself. We've Heard Stories Like This Before

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WATCH: Rival Gangs Work Together To Restore The Peace In Baltimore

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Martin O'Malley Says Baltimore Is Where He Would Announce Presidential Run

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Explains And Defends #BlackSpring

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Israelis, Many Of Ethiopian Descent, Stage Mass Protest In Tel Aviv Demanding Equality For All

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Michigan Assistant Prosecutor Resigns After Calling For Baltimore Protesters To Be Shot

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Baltimore Gang Members Open Up To Larry Wilmore Over A Slice Of Pie

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May Day Rallies Address Police Brutality, Race In Cities Nationwide

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A Look At The Civil Rights Struggles Of Today

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Man Who Filmed Freddie Gray Arrest Detained By Baltimore Police, Along With Ferguson Video Activists

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Police Kill Woman In Gunfight Inside Atlanta Cop Car

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'Stand By Me' Singer Ben E. King Dead 76

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Black Mothers Wonder If Their Lost Babies Are Still Alive

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Duke Student Writes Open Letter About Why They Left A Noose On Campus

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The Chilling Connection Between Racist Google Searches And Black Mortality Rates

The Big Problem With The Term 'Mass Incarceration'

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Don't Fall For These Horrible Hoax Photos Of Supposed 'Baltimore Loot Crew'

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Residents Say Racism Accusations Don't Tell Full Story Of Cops Who Quit After Town Elected Its First Black Mayor

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Attention, World: Waists Don't Need To Be 'Trained'

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How Diana Ross' Daughter Discovered Her Dad Was Berry Gordy

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It's Been A Year Since That Solange-Jay Z Elevator Fight

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Which Spurs Player Got The Most Drunk After They Lost To The Clippers?

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Lauryn Hill's Acoustic Version Of 'Doo Wop (That Thing)' Is The Best Home Video

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Floyd Mayweather Displays His Big, Fat $100 Million Check

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This Is How Women REALLY Feel About Men In Shorts

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Report: Stephen Curry Wins The 2014-2015 NBA MVP

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Kanye West Just Changed The Title Of His Next Album

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The 11 Most Important Statistics To Remember During Tonight's Fight

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Floyd Mayweather Beats Manny Pacquiao

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Laverne Cox Taught The 'OITNB' Cast A Lot About Trans Issues

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Steve Harvey On Bruce Jenner: 'I Can't Wrap My Mind Around It At All'

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B.B. King Hospitalized, Daughter Claims Elder Abuse

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Floyd Mayweather's Domestic Abuse Doesn't Make Manny Pacquiao A Hero

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Tracy Chapman Singing 'Stand By Me' Will Break Your Heart

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Definitive Proof That Floyd Mayweather Is A Dick

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These Photos Prove Birthmarks Are Beautiful

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Carmelo Anthony Spotted Amid Baltimore Protests

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Queen Latifah Opens Up On Nude Scene In HBO's 'Bessie'

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Chanel Debuts Latest Campaign Starring Pharrell Williams And Cara Delevingne

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Say Hello To Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant's New Coach

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Jesse Williams: 'There Is Nothing 'Black' About Rioting'

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This Is How Far 'The Force Awakens' Stars Are Going To Keep The Movie A Secret

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Wendell Pierce Set To Play The Role Of Clarence Thomas In Upcoming Flick

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Cissy Houston 'Will Fight To The Grave' For Bobbi Kristina's Estate

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See The Avengers As '90s Pop Stars

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'Bessie' Director On The Surprisingly Open Sexuality Of 1920s Black Artists

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D'Angelo Hits the Studio With Questlove for New Album

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Great news for music fans across the globe, D'Angelo's long-awaited follow-up to 2000's 'Voodoo,' 'James River,' may finally see the light of day before next January. And despite previous reports of the crooner setting a 2010 release date in the past, this time around appears to be pretty certain.

Earlier this week long time D'Angelo collaborator and Roots member, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson confirmed via Twitter that the Grammy Award-winner is back in the studio crafting tracks. "Most people use midnight as a time to sleep. Others are working on their 11 year follow-up. This of course being hour number one," he wrote during a July 12 studio session with the singer.

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BV's Fourth of July Playlist

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It's that time of the year again, when barbecues blaze and fireworks dazzle. And, of course, you have to have the right music to groove to. We gathered some of our favorite summer songs - past and present – to create a special Fourth of July playlist for y'all. Enjoy!

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Tracy Morgan Returns to Nashville to Apologize

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After facing a hailstorm of criticism stemming from anti-gay remarks made on June 3 during a comedy show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Tracy Morgan has decided to try to redeem himself by returning to the city.

The '30 Rock' star made his way back to Nashville on Tuesday to apologize to anyone who took offense to his homophobic tirade, claiming that he would "pull out a knife and stab" his son to death if he admitted to being gay.

"I apologize to ... the people that were at the show," he professed. "I want to apologize to my friends and my family and my fans and everyone in every community who were offended with this. ... I don't have a hateful bone in my body."

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Katt Williams Arrested, Again

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As if Katt Williams' track record with the law could get any worse, the comedian turned actor has landed himself in hot water once again. Over the weekend the 39-year-old funnyman was reportedly arrested following a run-in with a tractor driver.

According to TMZ, law enforcement officials stated that a man, who was doing landscaping on the Palmdale, California home where Williams was staying, suffered facial injuries stemming from an attack in which three women approached his tractor and began throwing rocks at him on Saturday afternoon.

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Notable/Quotable: Wanda Sykes on Equality in the Gay Community

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"I'm not talking about the history of black people, of African Americans. I'm talking about at this point right now... I don't know of organizations and groups like Focus on the Family and such anti-gay organizations who are putting up so much money – millions and millions of dollars – into stopping me from, you know, being black or telling me I can't exercise my blackness. There's no equality. There's no equality for the LGBT community."


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Patti LaBelle Sued Over Airport Attack

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Rule of thumb. If you're ever lucky enough to run into Patti LaBelle at the airport, make sure you give her enough space or be prepared to face her 'New Attitude.' The latter appears to have been the fate of a 23-year-old West Point cadet, who is reportedly now suing LaBelle following an alleged assault by her body guards in March.

ABC News reports that Richard King was standing next to LaBelle's luggage in the passenger pickup area outside George HW Bush intercontinental airport in Houston when LaBelle ordered her bodyguards to confront him.

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LisaRaye McCoy Returns to the Top of Television as a 'Single Lady'

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If you haven't heard by now, the debut of VH1's newest hour-long scripted series, 'Single Ladies' has already made history following its May 30 premiere. With the help of the season three premiere of 'Basketball Wives,' the romantic comedy series landed the network its highest rated night since October 2009. Drawing in over 2.8 million total viewers.

Executive produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the comedic drama follows three best friends (played by Charity Shea, Stacey Dash and LisaRaye McCoy) with three different relationship philosophies living in Atlanta.

For LisaRaye, who recently wrapped up the second season of her TV One Reality show 'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy,' being a single lady is nothing new. The 44-year-old actress has been hard at work resurrecting her career following her divorce from the former premier of Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick, in addition to raising her 21-year-old daughter, Kai.

We talked to LisaRaye prior to the show's premiere on preparing for her latest role, the possibility of shooting a third season of her top-rated TV One reality series, and the launch of her forthcoming line of women's jeans, among other things.

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Notable/Quotable: Ciara Embraces Her Body, Nude

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"I feel the sexiest when I'm by myself, walking around nude. I have this new obsession with nudity, it's really weird. It may sound weird, but I just really love embracing the body."



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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ciara opens on her obsession with nudity. (Us Weekly)

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Keyshia Cole & Daniel 'Boobie' Gibson Tie the Knot

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Following the birth of their first child, Daniel Hiram Gibson, Jr., on March 2, Keyshia Cole and Cleveland Cavaliers player, Daniel Gibson have tied the knot.

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