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October 31, 2014

There's History Behind Those Halloween Blackface Fails

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Nelly Reveals Why He's Worried About What May Soon Happen In Ferguson

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Boyz II Men: We 'Represented Our Race' With Future Artists In Mind

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Walking The Streets Of Baltimore With The Other Barksdale

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Advocates Demand The NYPD Stop Handcuffing 5-Year-Olds

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Man Convicted Of Double Murder In Landmark Case Released From Prison

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The Problem With That Catcalling Video: They Edited Out All The White Guys

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On White Supremacy And A Life Of Struggle

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It's About Time Someone Other Than Straight White Males Got To Be Superheroes

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Twitter Account Leaking Details About Ferguson Investigation Was Hacked, Prosecutor Claims

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Why Black Women Are Less Likely To Survive Breast Cancer

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Halloween: The Season for Culturally-Insensitive Fashion

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Mitt Romney: Obama Hasn't Given The Poor And Minorities Enough Gifts

Mitt Romney
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Beyond Ferguson -- Unrepresentative Democracy in City Elections

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Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis for Black Women

Here Is Why 'Redskins' Shouldn't Be Heard On Television

No Honor In Racism
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California Health Officials Investigate Illness At NAACP Conference

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Chicago Man Says Police Stormed His Home After He Was Just Walking Down The Street

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Cosby Has No One to Blame But Cosby for His Sullied Image

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Watch Nas React To Seeing An Ancestor's Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

Nas Finding Roots
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Republicans Fear Price To Pay For Attacks On Black Interests

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Zambian President Michael Sata Dies

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Ebola Appears To Be Slowing In Liberia: WHO

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Giants Are World Series Champions!

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Another Nigerian Town

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Watch This Dancing Traffic Cop Tear Up The Roads With His Sweet Moves

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Meet The Guy Who Just Bought 6,000-Plus Neglected Properties In Detroit

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Kansas City Star's Stunning Royals Front Page

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Coke Is Targeting Nations That Don't Have An Obesity Epidemic... Yet

New Bill Sets A Precedent For ‘The Erosion Of Free Speech'

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New York Police Study Reveals 'Stark Racial Biases'

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When It's OK To Use The 'R-Word'

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Meet 3 People Working To Ensure The Next Hurricane Sandy Doesn't Take Such A Terrible Toll

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White House Fears Cyberattack Underway

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How Felons' Right To Vote Protects American Democracy

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Freedom Summer, 2015

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23 Things Any 'Scandal' Fan Knows To Be True

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What Nelly Tries To Remember About Raising Kids Today

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Why Deion Sanders Will Never Be On 'DWTS'

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Chris Rock Shows A Totally Different 'Prince' In 'SNL' Promos

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Rihanna Gets Risqué For AmfAR

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The Real Story Behind Boyz II Men's Estranged Fourth Member

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'SNL's' Michael Che Takes Heat For Street Harassment Comments

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Things You Don't Know Your Natural Hair Can Do

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This Is What Happens When Fred Armisen & Ice-T Play Video Games

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Marvel's Making A 'Black Panther' Movie

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Man Arrested For Pot Tells Cops He's Denzel Washington

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13 Real-Life Struggles Of Perpetually Forgetful People

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Dionne Warwick: Don't Call Me A Diva

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That Time Blake Griffin Attended A 'White Party' At Donald Sterling's House

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David Oyelowo Talks 'Selma'

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How Beyoncé & Jay Z Spent Their Monday Night

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Angela Bassett Really Doesn't Want To Sing On 'American Horror Story'

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IT'S A GIRL!

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A Day in the Life With Angela Simmons: Girl Boss on the Rise

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BlackVoices.com has learned that Grammy Award-winning rap act Salt-N-Pepa are embarking on a 20-city Legends of Hip-Hop Tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their first album release, 1986's 'Hot, Cool, & Vicious.'

Continue reading Call It A Comeback: Queens of Hip Hop Salt-N-Pepa Embark on Legends Tour

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

Continue reading 'Congo' Actor Ezra Mabengeza Channels Freedom Fighter Patrice Lumumba

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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.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's Legacy Lives On

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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.

Continue reading Whitney Houston Turns 47

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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."

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

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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.

Continue reading Angelique Kidjo Kicks Off World Cup with Curtis Mayfield Classic

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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.



Continue reading Wyclef Jean: Just Call Him Dr. Fugee