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March 30, 2015

Michelle Obama: 'Black Girls Rock!'

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Cookie Lyon of Fox's 'Empire' Sheds Rare Light on Black Women's Incarceration and Reentry

Unfortunately, the damage resulting from the nearly decade long apex of black female confinement is substantial.

Roger Moore: Comments About Idris Elba Were Taken Out Of Context

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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

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Kenyans Sweep Races At World Cross Country Championships

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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Allegation

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I Wasn't Prepared For The Horror Story That Is Online Dating While Black

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Nigeria Votes In Election Amid Boko Haram Violence

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Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

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In Liberia, Children Affected By Ebola Need Our Support

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Is It Time To Stop Reading Books By White Men?

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Black Man Beaten By Police In Michigan Says Drugs Were Planted

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Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

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Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

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Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race

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How Ethiopia Is Shaking Off Its Famine-Stricken Image

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Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

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Airport Pat-Downs Of Black Women's Hairstyles Deemed Discriminatory

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The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

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UNC Students: Why Are We Still Honoring A KKK Leader In 2015?

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SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event, University Finds

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Southern Baptists Confront Racist Past

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'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times By Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

Little Kid On Bike
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Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With Racial Slurs When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

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Police Settle Suit Over Use Of Tear Gas During Missouri Protests

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Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

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Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

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Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

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Kendrick Lamar Has The First No. 1 Album With 'Pimp' In The Title

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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

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Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her Love Triangle With Chris Brown And Rihanna

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OWN

Watch Mariah Carey Casually Sing Along To Her Greatest Hits

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Cookie Heads To 'SNL'

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This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

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Rihanna Is Releasing Some New Music On Thursday

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Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' To Protect Its Rights To 'Empire'

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'Ethnic' Actors Aren't Stealing White Roles: The Racist, Clueless Backlash To TV's Greatest Season Begins

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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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