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October 4, 2015

Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

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We have little time to argue over the man or one individual, when our people are dying every day, at the hands of our system or at the hands of each other.

Despite Cancelled Afropunk, All Not Lost With Volunteer Work

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A Wife's Biggest Question For Her Gay Husband

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What Went Down When 4 Black Women Were Denied At A Nightclub

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Ben Carson Is The Smartest Guy In The Room. And The Weirdest.

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23 Black Actors Who Voiced Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

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Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Reflects On The Origins Of The Movement

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Help Support Reporting In Ferguson For The Next Year

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Trevor Noah: America Should Elect Trump As Its 'First African President'

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9 Times Barack Obama And Arne Duncan Were White House BFFs

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Tech Leaders Come Together To Solve Industry's Diversity Problem

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21 Undeniably Talented Girl Groups We'll Never Forget

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Black Women Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train File Lawsuit

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The St. Louis County Police Is Obsessed With Its SWAT Team

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Dad-To-Be Weeps 'Tears Of Joy' After Learning His Wife Is Pregnant

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Hear Will Smith's First New Song In A Decade

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Artist Paul Rucker Is Taking Back The Racist Symbols Of America's Past

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Elizabeth Warren Set The Bar On Race For 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

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Three More Women Have Stepped Forward To Accuse Cosby Of Sexual Assault

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How A Public Art Fest Made A Real Change In A Detroit Neighborhood

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FBI Director Says He Can't Force Police To Provide Shooting Data

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Here's How The Latest Cover Of Philadelphia Magazine Should Have Looked

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Classic '90s Cartoons Get Remixed With This Hilarious Hashtag

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Why It Isn't Possible For Black Americans To Appropriate African Culture

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11 Carefree Kids Show The Beauty And Joy Of Black Hair

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NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

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'The Daily Show' Attempts To Find Out If All Cops Are Racist

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Ben Carson Jokes About Police Brutality

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Captivating Portraits From West Africa Reveal 100 Years Of Life Across The Atlantic

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Police Arrest Mom Of Man In Wheelchair Who Was Fatally Shot

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21 Incredibly Talented Kids We Want To Be Like When We Grow Up

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The Negro Leagues Aren't Dead

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Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear

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Sheriff Indicted After Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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Queen Latifah Won't Take Misogyny In Rap Lying Down

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A Murder Unleashes Chaos In The Central African Republic

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Shonda Rhimes On The Motivation Behind Her Weight Loss Journey

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Brown University Is Latest School To Revoke Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

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Education Secretary: Want To Save On Prisons? Spend More On Schools.

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And Now 'Lethal Weapon' May Be Getting A TV Series

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Denzel Washington On The Important Life Lesson He'll Never Forget

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5 Beauty Subscription Boxes Made Especially For Women Of Color

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OK, America, Here's A How-To Video On How To Not Murder Someone

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The Festival Of Praise Fall Tour 2015 Is Coming To A City Near You

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Mom's Viral Breastfeeding Selfie Sends A Strong Message

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Janet Jackson Postpones Las Vegas Tour Date To Rest Vocal Cords

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Tamar Braxton Brings More Than Good Vocals To New Album, 'Calling All Lovers'

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Anthony Anderson Hooked Amber Rose Up With A Role On 'Black-ish'

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'Empire' Drama: Taraji P. Henson And Terrence Howard Clash On Set

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LeBron James Speaks Out After Local Child’s Accidental Drive-By Death

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Snoop Dogg Goes Off On Steelers Player Like Only Snoop Dogg Can


Soap Star's Pattern Of Forming Unhealthy Bonds Began In Preschool

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How Olivia Pope's Closet Sometimes Gets In Kerry Washington's Way

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Watch Don Lemon Ask Donald Trump If He's Homophobic And Racist

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The Real Garfunkel Covers The Weeknd With Black Simon & Garfunkel


Satin Pillowcases Are The Beauty Trick You Should Try Right Now

Serena Williams' Missed Shot At Tennis History Broke Her Heart

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Cam Newton Gives Reporter Hilarious Death Stare For The Ages

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Queen Latifah Discusses Helping Her Mother Battle A Major Health Issue

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Nicki Minaj Comedy Gets ABC Family Series Commitment

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'Soul Food' Sequel In The Works At Fox

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LL Cool J's Son Arrested After Restaurant Fight

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Man Convicted Of Murdering Adrian Peterson's Son

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Strange Advice From Bill Cosby Takes On New Meaning For Kenan Thompson


Quincy Jones To Be Feted At All-Star Jazz Salute

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Here's D-Rose's Version Of Events Surrounding His Alleged Sexual Assault

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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince Among Acts Slated For Huge Charity Concert

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Bride's Dad Stops Wedding So Stepdad Can Walk Down The Aisle Too

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20 Questions With Best Selling Author/Spiritual Guru Iyanla Vanzant

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If you turned on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' a few weeks back and saw Oprah having a heated sit-down with Iyanla Vanzant, you might have thought she was just another crazy black female.
In fact, she's an attorney, motivational speaker, life coach, former talk-show host and has over eight million books in print.

Since her talked about fallout and recent reconciliation with one of America's media darlings, Vanzant has come to terms with some of her darkest moments and truly is in a peaceful place. So much so, she penned a book to help inspire others to get through the tough times and see the other side of the rainbow. 'Peace From Broken Pieces,' the NAACP Image Award winner's newest memoir and inspirational tome is already a New York Times Best Seller.

Iyanla Vanzant filled in on how it feels to share her story, why she really went broke and why she has nothing bad to say about Oprah Winfrey.

Here's 20 Questions with Iyanla Vanzant.

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Toccara: Sexy, Single and Ready to Find Her Perfect Man

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Former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant Toccara Jones never ceases to entertain.

The plus-size beauty shed pounds on VH1's 'Celebrity Fit Club,' appeared as a spokesperson for Ashley Stewart, interviewed a who's who of entertainers as a correspondent for the now-defunct BET show 'The Black Carpet' and even nailed more pages in the much-buzzed-about all-black issue of Vogue Italia magazine than her mentor Tyra Banks (14, to be exact).

These days, she's not opposed to striking a pose, but Toccara is on the hunt for a man and ready to let America in on the action.

TV One announced a few months ago that she'd be replacing Omarosa on the second season of 'Donald Trump Presents the Ultimate Merger' -- something she's beyond excited about.

"Right now, I am in La La Land because I'm fantasizing and think everyone is going to be 6'3. I feel like I am doing a dating show and I want to broaden my horizons so I told them, [I'm open to] any nationality, but I do like height," she gushed to in the midst of hosting an event in Atlanta recently.

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All Hail the Queen: BlackVoices Celebrates Aretha Franklin on Her 69th Birthday

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March 25, 2011 marks the one and only Aretha Franklin's 69th birthday. The Queen of Soul is undisputedly one of the most recognizable soul singers of all time. And for good reason, too. There is no one like her.

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20 Questions With Hip Hop Mogul and Producer Mona Scott

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For years, Mona Scott-Young has been behind the scenes effortlessly crafting the careers of Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and 50 Cent, to name a few.

While filming a reality television show documenting the life of Harlem rapper and her client Jim Jones, Scott got a unique perspective about the complex relationship between his longtime girlfriend and mother.

Through her Momami Entertainment company, she teamed with VH1 for 'Love and Hip Hop,' the natural transition from 'Basketball Wives' and 'Football Wives,' which uncovers the lives of the women behind some of the most famous rap stars out.

Share got the scoop from Mrs. Scott-Young on if these women should throw in the towel with their relationships, the future of hip hop music and why her show is different from the rest.

Here's 20 Questions With Mona Scott-Young

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20 Questions With Singer/Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius

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It's been quite a journey to the Billboard charts for former Floetry singer Marsha Ambrosius. She's gone from having Michael Jackson cover her 'Butterflies' song and guesting on tracks for The Game, Fabulous and Jamie Foxx, to name a few, to parting ways with Aftermath and giving fans little hope that they'd ever hear her long-delayed solo debut.

But signing with J Records in 2009 proved just the right move for the six-time Grammy-nominated British singer/songwriter. Her debut, 'Late Nights & Early Mornings,' debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Album chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

Share talked to Marsha about her current critical acclaim, any possibility for a Floetry reunion and her thoughts on the passing of Teena Marie and her old friend Michael Jackson.

Here's 20 Questions with Marsha Ambrosius.

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LisaRaye to Return With Second Dose of Reality in April

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If actress LisaRaye McCoy knows anything, she certainly knows how to keep it really real. And having a reality TV show is a natural fit for the former first lady of Turks and Caicos. For that reason, TV One decided to bring back her top-rated series, 'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy,' for a second season.

The cable network and the actress announced that she was filming nine new episodes at their New York Upfront presentation in January.

Now we have a date.

"We've come a long way since we first started taping season one of this show," said McCoy, who is better known just as LisaRaye. "I am very excited to be back with TV One for season two, and to share with viewers the many exciting developments and blessings in my life over the past year."

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VIDEO: Men of McCafe Casting Call Wows Charlotte's CIAA Tournament

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For the past several months, McDonald's has been on a search for African-American men who are creating change and positively impacting their communities around the country.

Last weekend, the annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament took place in Charlotte, N.C., and McDonald's and a few of their celebrity brand ambassadors were on hand to culminate their latest Men of McCafé Search, to identify five community service-driven men.


The food service giant previously kicked off the search at the Atlanta Football Classic, where historically black college and university (HBCU) rivals Florida A&M University and Tennessee State University battled it out at the Georgia Dome.

The lucky contest winners will win an all-expense paid trip to the 2011 Essence Music Festival. was on location to catch all of the action.

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Insider's Advantage: A Look at Disney's Dream Cruise Ship

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Disney's cruise ship, Disney Dream, is the cruise line's newest ship and most innovative to date. Not only does it boast 14 towering decks and accommodates 4,000 passengers, it even features a cruise-industry first; the AquaDuck, which is the first-ever water coaster at sea.

The family friendly cruise line has taken a great deal of initiatives by creating unique dining experiences, teen-only lounges, a myriad of lounges for adult entertainment and, of course, plenty of opportunity to meet and greet Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Share was on the scene to get a sneak peak at all the fun the new ship has to offer.

Check out our Insider's Advantage video, which will give you an exclusive glimpse of the inner workings of this magical adventure.

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Kevin Frazier Makes History With Move to 'The Insider'

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For years, Kevin Frazier has lent his reporting to two of television's biggest entertainment shows, 'Entertainment Tonight' and "The Insider.'

Today, CBS announced that the former ESPN 'SportsCenter' host has been named the new co-anchor of 'The Insider.' He will work alongside 'The Insider' anchor Lara Spencer.
Frazier will be the first African-American male to host a daily entertainment news show on a major television network - an opportunity he doesn't take lightly.

"I'm really exciting," he told today.

"It's an amazing opportunity and there has not been an African-American male hosting a show like this before. It's a female-dominated genre and so that's why you haven't seen African-American males in this genre. It's a little historic and it's a great responsibility more than a great opportunity."


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