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April 18, 2015

Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

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How Not to Compliment a Black Girl

The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

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Amber Rose Reveals Why She's Not Interested In Joining 'Fashion Police'

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16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

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Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

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R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

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Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

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Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

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#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

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Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

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Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

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Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

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Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

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'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

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Racist Posts On NY Cop Blog Raise Ire At Time Of Tension

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Harry Reid Says He'll Force A Vote On Loretta Lynch If GOP Doesn't Act 'Very, Very Soon'

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The Awkward Black Girl Who Is Going To Change Television

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FLOTUS: 'When There's Struggle, Gospel Music Is That Ray Of Hope'

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Ex-NFL Player's Cellmate Was Strangled To Death In Their Cell

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The NFL Has Reinstated Vikings Adrian Peterson

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Thousands Displaced After Deadly Anti-Immigrant Violence In South Africa

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Tiffany 'New York' Pollard Attempts To Fix Breast Implants On 'Botched'

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Vogue Paris Features Its First Black Cover Model In 5 Years

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There's Near-Universal Support For One Police Reform Proposal

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Another Death Row Inmate Walks Free

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Influential African-Americans To Be Celebrated For Achievements In Television

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White Cop Fired After Beating Black Driver

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Profoundly Bizarre Drawings Confront The State Of Racism In America Today

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Cops Asked To Falsify Training Records Of Deputy Who Shot Man: Report

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Here's the Issue That Even the ACLU & the Koch Brothers Agree Upon

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20 Black Poets You Should Know (And Love)

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Honoring Jackie Robinson Extends Into Orbit This Year

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Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

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The New 'Bold & Beautiful' Face Of Transgenderism

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Kanye's Old Pal Says The Superstar Hasn't Changed Over The Years -- Almost

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

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People Are Calling This The Alley-Oop Of The Year

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You're Definitely Gonna Want To Swipe Right On This

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Manny Pacquiao Got A Punching Bag With Floyd Mayweather's Face On It

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Watch Jay Z's New Video For His Blue Ivy Song 'Glory'

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Ludacris Performs 'Awkward' Gig At Tribeca Film Festival Opening

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LeBron James Sarcastically Picks Kevin Love As NBA MVP

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What It Was Like To Watch The 'SNL' Doc With Its True Star

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Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster And More Go Nude For Allure

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WATCH: Tyson Beckford Treats Interviewer To Impromptu Lap Dance

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Crazy Eyes & Poussey Debate Vee's Fate In New 'OITNB' Season 3 Clip

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Ready For More Ice-T And Coco On Your TV? It's Happening

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Curtis Granderson: Shortage Of Black Baseball Players Is A 'Big Problem'

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Ice Cube On N.W.A's 'Reality Rap' And 'Straight Outta Compton' Movie

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Black Films And Talent At The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival‏

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The Spooky Experience Whoopi Goldberg Had While Working At A Funeral Home

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Stephen Curry Hits 77 Threes In A Row At Practice

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9 Types Of People Who Simply Aren't Marriage Material

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Errol Morris On Walter Scott Shooting: 'Every Time Racism Goes Unpunished, Our Society Suffers'

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Kimora Lee Simmons Welcomes Fourth Child

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Former 'Cosby Show' Star Raven-Symone Opens Up About Weight Loss & Struggles

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Phylicia Rashad
isn't the only 'Cosby Show' star slimming down.

Actress, singer/songwriter, and all around media powerhouse, Raven-Symone, who played Olivia, the adorable four-year-old stepdaughter to Denise Huxtable on the groundbreaking sitcom has been seen out and about with a noticeably slimmer frame.

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BV's 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: And the Winners Are...

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This holiday season, BlackVoices.com decided to spread the holiday cheer by surprising twelve (12) of our avid readers with gifts courtesy of the season. Check out who the lucky winners are!

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Capping Off Amazing Year, Angelique Kidjo Garners Grammy Nod for 'OYO'

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For award-winning world music artist Angelique Kidjo, whom the New York Times lauded for her "chest-rattling alto," calling her a "superhero," 2010 has been one full of achievements.

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'Congo' Actor Ezra Mabengeza Channels Freedom Fighter Patrice Lumumba

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'A Season in the Congo', written by the late Aime Cesaire and produced by Jackie Jeffries and Rico Speight, explores the nation's first year of independence and the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba.

Through archival footage, music, and magnetic performances, the play unfolds in such a beautifully honest and heart-wrenching way.

To know the story of the Congo is to know the scars left by acts of inhumanity. It can leave one to ponder why some among us harbor the murderous motivation to control as many of the earth's natural resources as possible, and to wonder for how long. But, pain is not the only story.

There is also the story of resilience, often untold, but nevertheless present.

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Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On

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There is only one 'King of Pop' and his name is Michael Joseph Jackson.

The Gary, Indiana native was the consummate entertainer, with a music catalog that spans nearly half a century.

A childhood musical prodigy, he entered the public's heart as the pint-sized lead singer of the family band, the Jackson 5. From humble beginnings and a highly talented musical family, as well, Jackson went on to attain some of the highest honors in music and solidify himself as one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen.

Sadly, he passed away June 25, 2009 and although his physical presence is no longer with us; his musical legacy lives on.

Aug. 29 would've marked the King of Pop's 52nd birthday. Blackvoices.com celebrates the life and times of the man, the myth, the legend. Join us.

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Whitney Houston Turns 47

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Whitney Houston, the six-time Grammy Award-winning chanteuse who burst on the scene in 1985 with her self-titled debut, and within a quarter of a century became one of the best-selling vocalists of all time, is celebrating her 47th birthday.

Throughout the 1990s, the New Jersey native made headlines not only for her tremendous vocal range and Hollywood acting roles, but also for her tumultuous marriage to R&B bad boy Bobby Brown and rumors of drug abuse.

The two divorced in 2007, and Houston returned focus to her music career. The world eagerly anticipated her comeback with the 2009 release of 'I Look to You.' Despite mixed reviews of the album, legions of Houston fans continue to root for the pop diva.

In celebration of Houston's birthday, BlackVoices.com takes a look at the woman, the myth, the legend -- through the years.

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Sean Penn Fired Up Over Wyclef's Haiti Presidential Bid, Calls Him a 'Non-Presence'

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Haitian-born Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean, who once sang about what he would do if he were president, may actually have a chance to make his musings a reality.

This week, Jean appeared on CNN's 'Larry King Live' to announce that he would be putting in his bid for president of Haiti and address what has been on most people's minds as of late: Jean's financial management skills. One person who was vocal about Jean's desire to run Haiti was Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn.

Speaking of Jean's impact on the ground level in Haiti since the earthquake, Penn stated, "He has been virtually silent for those of us in Haiti; he has been a non-presence."

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Angelique Kidjo Kicks Off World Cup with Curtis Mayfield Classic

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Yesterday, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and activist Angelique Kidjo performed hr rendition of the 1970 Curtis Mayfield classic 'Move On Up' at the kick-off celebration for the 2010 FIFA World Cup at Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa. The performance was broadcast in the United States by ABC, ESPN, and Vevo.

2010 marks the first year that the tournament will be held on the African continent.

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Wyclef Jean: Just Call Him Dr. Fugee

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Grammy Award-winning artist and philanthropist Wyclef Jean can now add another distinguished honor to his long list of achievements: The Haitian-born Jean was awarded an honorary doctorate on May 23 from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.



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