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May 22, 2015

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Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Events In Brooklyn Black Culture Will Be Flourishing

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.

Google Maps No Longer Shows The White House When You Search For 'N---- House'

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The Roots Aim To Expand Music Festival Following Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

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Here's Why You're Able To Enjoy That Memorial Day Barbecue Instead Of Working

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Wall Street Could Win Big If SCOTUS Guts Key Civil Rights Law

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Hundreds Protest Police Shooting Of 2 Unarmed Suspects In Washington

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African-Americans Who Attended Desegregated Schools Have Better Language Skills Years Later

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New Orleans Restaurant Under Fire For Racist Receipt

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This School Is Taking A 'Proactive' But Controversial Approach To Tackling Racism

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Poet Confronts Police Brutality Against Black Women

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Kanye Makes Record Donation To Chicago-Based Youth Program

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Donna Brazile Urges Black Women To Become Leaders At Spelman College Graduation

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Officer Shoots Two Unarmed Black Men Who Allegedly Tried To Steal Beer

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This Striking Image Shows A Different Side Of America's Racist History

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Tyler Shields

Police Reform Advocates Call Bratton's Remarks On Filming Officers 'Outrageous' And 'Disgraceful'

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Ray Rice's Domestic Violence Charges Have Been Dismissed

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Model Sues Bill Cosby For Defamation Over Rape Claims

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'Justice For Tony': Protesters Storm Wisconsin Capital

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Suicide Among Elementary-Aged Black Children Is On The Rise

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Cop Accused Of Falsifying Reports After Assaults

Michael Brown Is Getting A Permanent Memorial In Ferguson

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New Video Of Freddie Gray's Arrest Emerges

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Forest Whitaker Tells Grads: 'Life Is An Active, Not A Passive, Journey'

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Family Of Rosa Parks Reflect On Memorabilia At Library Of Congress

Rosa Parks
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Akon Launches Academy To Provide Electricity To 600 Million In Africa

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Arkansas Family Receives Pizza With Racial Slurs Inside Box

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5 Things You Should Know About Head Start On The Program's 50th Anniversary

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Cop Didn't Ask If Mercedes 'Was Stolen': Mom's Post About Trooper Goes Viral

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Allen Iverson On The Justice System: 'It Gets Better And Then It Gets Worse'

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Jon Strauss

No Charges For White Off-Duty Officer Who Shot, Killed Black Teen

Vonderrit Myers
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Harry Belafonte On What's Really Being Said With 'Thug'

Harry Belafonte
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Policing For Profit Nets Mississippi Cops A New Police Station And A Fresh Fleet Of Police Cruisers

America's Oldest Park Ranger, 93, Is A Fierce Advocate For Young Women Of Color Everywhere

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Muslim Women's Hip-Hop Collective Confronts Stereotypes And Breaks Up The Boys' Club

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Shonda Rhimes Nails How Much Easier It Is To Be A Man, In One Flawless Speech

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Los Angeles Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

If You Type 'N---- House' Into Google Maps, It Will Take You To The White House

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Obama's New Twitter Account Just Broke A World Record

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Duke University Professor Stands By Racist Comments

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NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Mulls Pardoning 1.2 Million Low-Level Offenders

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Missouri Bus Driver Fired For Telling Little Girl She's Gay, Will Burn In Hell

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It's Not Just Nail Salons, Hairstylists Face Serious Health Problems Too

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Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z's 'Stream Of Consciousness' YouTube, Spotify Diss

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Some Black Celebrities Just Can't Stop Saying Messed-Up Stuff About Racism

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Steve Harvey Gives Tips On The Minds Of Men

Steve Harvey
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Lil B Threatened To Curse James Harden, And Then Harden Lost His Powers

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Diddy: 'We Are Committing Genocide On Ourselves'

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Flavor Flav Arrested For Multiple Charges Including DUI, Possession Of Marijuana

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Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Shares The Story Behind The 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

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Shaquille O'Neal Kissed A Fan On The Cheek And She Absolutely Lost It

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Drake's New Song Featuring Beyoncé May Have Just Leaked

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Young, Gifted & Black: Damien Sneed, Multifaceted Music Maestro

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Mariah Carey's Label Boss Says It's Not 'Realistic' To Expect Another Number One Hit

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Exclusive: Vivica A. Fox Talks 'Independence Day 2'

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Whoopi Returns To 'The View' After Brother's Death

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21 Photos That Show What Real Full Lips Look Like

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Jamie Foxx's Impressions Just Took Over 'The Tonight Show'

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Azealia Banks Slams 'Bogus' BET Awards, And Nicki Minaj

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Kanye West Says He Was 'Over-Censored' At Billboard Awards

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See '90s TV Stars Then & Now

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21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

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Baseball Great Darryl Strawberry Opens Up About His Big Regret

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UNCF Announces New Michael Jackson And Ray Charles Scholarships

Michael Jackson
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Allen Iverson On Why He Respects NBA Coaches So Much

Iverson
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Kelly Price Accuses L.A. Pharmacy Of Racism

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33 Messy Braid Hairstyles That Prove Perfection Is Overrated

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Maya Rudolph Ends Commencement Speech With Beyonce-Inspired National Anthem

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Nicki Minaj And Beyoncé Have An Awesome Summer Party In 'Feeling Myself' Video

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Jaden Smith Goes To Prom As A Superhero

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Remembering B.B. King: 7 Of Our Favorite Live Performances

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Jay Z Blasts YouTube, Spotify, Google And Apple In Freestyle At Tidal Show

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Gay College Basketball Player Says He Encountered 'Blatant Homophobia'

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'Empire' Cast Reunites For Performance At Billboard Music Awards

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Wendy Williams Not Afraid to Ask Aretha Franklin Tough Questions in Queen of Soul's First Post-Op TV Interview

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Leave it to Wendy Williams to get her wish.

The daytime talk show host of 'The Wendy Williams Show' who nailed the first televised phone interview with Aretha Franklin after her surgery was able to convince the Queen of Soul to also give her the first on-camera TV interview.

For the intimate conversation, which will air March 2 on 'The Wendy Williams Show,' the New York Times best-selling author and newly announced 'Dancing With the Stars' competitor traveled to Detroit to have high tea at the Townsend Hotel with Franklin.

The 'Respect' singer was frank about her dramatic weight loss, the recent Grammy Awards tribute, her career and love life.

Continue reading Wendy Williams Not Afraid to Ask Aretha Franklin Tough Questions in Queen of Soul's First Post-Op TV Interview

Sugar Ray Leonard, Wendy Williams & Romeo on Board for 'Dancing With the Stars'

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The cast for the 12th season of ABC's hit competition series 'Dancing With the Stars' was just announced, and there are several notable personalities ready to learn some complicated dances in front of millions of television viewers.

Daytime talk show host and former syndicated radio jock Wendy Williams, actor/rapper Romeo and former world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard are all onboard for the new season.

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Terrell Owens Returns for Third Season of 'The T.O. Show'

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Terrell Owens is definitely in a place of transition in his personal and professional lives, and VH1 cameras are along for the ride again - to capture the NFL wide receiver in his attempt to reinvent himself and bounce back.

The cable network announced that the flamboyant football player will return in a few months for a third season of 'The T.O. Show.'

The second season of the baller's hit VH1 reality show, 'The T.O. Show,' ended with the 37-year-old Alabama native proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Kari. Meanwhile, his business partner and publicist, Monique, quit.

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20 Questions With Actress Tatyana Ali

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Tatyana Ali might have made a name for herself as Ashley Banks on the 1990s hit sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' but these days, she's showing more of her own personality on the Martin Lawrence-produced TV One comedy 'Love That Girl!'

Ali is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards - which takes place on March 4 - a clear nod that her latest career step is making the critics take notice.

BlackVoices.com sat down with the 32-year-old Brooklyn-born triple threat to chat about television today, why she hasn't given up on the idea of recording another album and why she can't get enough of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta.'

Here's 20 Questions with Tatyana Ali.

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20 Questions With 'For Colored Girls' Star Anika Noni Rose

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Several notable movie critics and mainstream news publications were quick to point out the lack of diversity with film nominees this awards season. One person not biting her tongue is 'For Colored Girls' star Anika Noni Rose.

We sat down with the Tony Award-winning thespian to talk about who she felt deserved to be recognized, how much fun she's been having with her stint on 'The Good Wife,' and why the Bloomfield, Connecticut native just has to get in the studio with Cee Lo Green sometime soon.

Here's 20 Questions with Anika Noni Rose.

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No More Pork For Aretha Franklin; Queen Of Soul Discusses Weight Loss Regimen

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This past Sunday, Aretha Franklin turned up on the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards – her first television appearance since undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment in December.

Following a star-studded Grammy Awards tribute and the show's opening number by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride and Florence Welch, the Queen of Soul appeared noticeably slimmer in a video clip, where she thanked fans for their cards, flowers and prayers.
And, if the 68 year-old vocal powerhouse has her choice, she will keep shedding more pounds in the near future.

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"I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size," the 'Respect' singer told the Associated Press this week.

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20 Questions With R&B Singer/Songwriter Eric Benét

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R&B crooner Eric Benét had his share of collaborative hits, including 'Georgy Porgy' with Faith Evans and 'Spend My Life With You' featuring Tamia, but the crux of his notoriety came from his highly publicized marriage to Halle Berry, where Benét's infidelity ultimately ended things.

That's all in his past now.

The Grammy Award nominee is newly engaged, and his daughter, India, is following in his footsteps by pursuing her own singing career. Fresh off touring with Fantasia and Kandi Burruss, Benét has been promoting his latest offering, 'Lost in Time.'

The 44-year-old singer sat down with BlackVoices.com to chat about how he proposed to the new lady in his life and how he's grown since his controversial breakup.

Here's 20 Questions With Eric Benét.

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20 Questions With Grammy Award Winning, Alternative Hip Hop/Soul Crooner Cee Lo Green

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He's rapped about 'Soul Food' in his Goodie Mob days, sang us 'Crazy' as the frontman for Gnarls Barkley and most recently had a pop anthem with 'F**k You,' the 2010 Grammy Award-nominated hit that gives the middle finger to gold diggers everywhere.

In just a few days, the beloved chameleon entertainer known as Cee Lo Green will do the unexpected in an out-of-the-box Grammy performance.

But first, the self-proclaimed 'Lady Killer' filled BlackVoices.com in on Atlanta's music scene, why he's not into men wearing high heels and just how great he's feeling while on the cusp of another major career moment.

Here's 20 Questions with Cee Lo Green.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: Expecting a Boy and a Girl

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In December, Nick Cannon shared with the world that he and wife Mariah Carey are expecting twins. Now, comes news that the couple is expecting a boy and a girl.

The 'We Belong Together' singer told Life & Style magazine, "Even before we announced it was twins, I was trying to keep everything gender-neutral because I didn't want to impose an identity on them too soon."

Continue reading Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: Expecting a Boy and a Girl

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