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March 1, 2015

Prophet of Respect: Why Malcolm X Still Matters 50 Years After His Assassination

And Malcolm X stands for self-empowerment. He is proof that anyone, even those who have fallen far, can free himself. You just have to work harder. That's why his spirit is very much still alive in the whole wide world even 50 years after his death.

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

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The Power Of Embodying Black Mastery And Our Full Potential

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Former Knicks Player Anthony Mason Dies

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REPORT: City Of Cleveland Says Tamir Rice's Death Caused By His Own Actions

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Mo'Nique Debunks Lee Daniels' 'Blackball' Comments: 'There Were No Demands'

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How One Superintendent Is Improving Her Community By Improving Her Schools

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Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police

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Deshawnda Bradley: A Reminder That Self-Definition Is Essential To Our Survival

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How Boko Haram Uses Female Suicide Bombers To Terrorize Nigeria

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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Someone Should Have Warned Kid Rock Not To Mess With Queen Bey

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Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center

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The Reason I Do NOT Think This Is Blackface

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KKK Was Terrorizing America Decades Before Islamic State Appeared

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Black Lives Matter to Labor

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10 Must-See Black Landmarks At Your Fingertips

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women's Lives Intersect

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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Bill Cosby Says His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

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Life in Prison for Selling $20 Of Weed

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America's Unfair Rules Of The Road

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When Whites Get A Free Pass

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Derrick Rose Releases Inspirational Commercial Days After Injury News

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After Years Of Taking Questions, Obama Turns The Tables On One Teen

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As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights

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50 Cent Shares His New Thoughts On Fox's 'Empire'

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Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

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Everything We Know About The Alleged Dez Bryant Video

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Texas Sports Anchor Delivers Stirring Anti-Racism Speech

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San Francisco Police Officer Hits, Kicks Homeless Man Who Slept On Bus (VIDEO)

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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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The Unsettling Racial Satire America Needs Right Now

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Halle Berry Always Has 'A Hard Time Getting Roles'

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Kanye West: 'Exclusivity Is The New N-Word'

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Ice-T Reveals He's Actually The Voice Of 'Dora The Explorer'

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Oh No! Lupita's Oscar Dress Was Stolen

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7 Times When Cookie Spoke The Truth On 'Empire'

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No Respect For Hip-Hop's O.G.s: Why Many Legendary MCs Still Need To Hustle

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'Empire' Co-Creator Is 'Gutted' By The Bill Cosby Allegations

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Here's The Timberwolves' 'Welcome Home' Video For Kevin Garnett

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Apparently This Is How Kim Kisses Kanye

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Will Smith Continues His Nostalgia Streak With 'Summertime'

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Beyoncé's Workout Video Is BEYond Motivational

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Everything You Need To Know About That Beyoncé College Class

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Mic Check: Here's Why Hip Hop Hasn't Grown up Yet

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Kelly Osbourne Threatens To Quit Fashion Police' Over Zendaya Controversy

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Kanye West Just Debuted Another New Track

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LeBron James Wants College Coaches To Stop Recruiting His 10-Year-Old Son

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Damon Wayans Comedy Tour Sidelined

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Bobby Brown Cancels Australian Tour To Spend Time With Bobbi Kristina

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It gets no realer than 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Nene Leakes.

The in-your-face Queens, New York native is ready to let the world know that along with the sass and attitude comes a whole lot of smarts. Last night, the mother of two made her debut on the hit NBC series 'Celebrity Apprentice.' She wouldn't let the cat out of the bag concerning how long she lasts, but after hearing her take on former 'The View' co-host Star Jones, surviving a failed marriage and her aspirations to be a Hollywood actress, we're putting our money on Nene to go the distance.

BlackVoices.com sits down with Nene Leakes for 20 Questions.

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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

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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 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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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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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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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.



"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.

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

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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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Cee Lo Green 20 Questions
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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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