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August 2, 2015

I Just Want to Be Held and Spun Around: On Black Life, Death, Love and Exhaustion

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Fearing for your life every time you walk outside, every time you get behind the wheel, every time you see a police officer, every time you breathe, is exhausting. Living in a world in which your blackness and woman-ness makes you less than human -- a hypersexual, angry or subservient caricature, the constant target of catcalling, rape and assault -- is exhausting.

Ben Carson Doesn't Understand Black Lives Matter

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Cincinnati Shooting Begs The Question: What Kind Of Limits Should Campus Police Have?

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Police Union Files Grievance To Get Ray Tensing His Job Back

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WATCH: Bill Cosby's Lawyer Speaks Out On HuffPost Live

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Officers Involved In Samuel DuBose Shooting Were Sued In Earlier Death Of Unarmed Black Man

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Handcuffed Hit-And-Run Suspect Dies In San Francisco Police Custody

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Black Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In 'Les Miz' And Makes History

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Martin Luther King Jr. Had A Surprising Role In Saving 'Star Trek'

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder Mourns 'Senseless Murder' Of Sam DuBose

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Bill O'Reilly Compares #BlackLivesMatter Movement To Gestapo

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What Cops And Their Supporters Are Saying About The Sam DuBose Video

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What Racist Scumbag Put Confederate Flags Around Martin Luther King Jr.'s Church?

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Cop Pleads Not Guilty In Killing Of Sam DuBose

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Jail Defends Procedures Amid Scrutiny Of Sandra Bland's Death

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In His Own Words, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet Recounts Journey From Homelessness To Hope

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Three Other Black Men Have Died In Altercations With University Of Cincinnati Police

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We Weep For African Lions. But What About Black Lives?

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The Public Still Can't See The Eric Garner Grand Jury Records, Court Rules

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Black Activists Pressure Obama To Defend Stateless Dominicans

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Black Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Alleges New Sexual Assault

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Sandra Bland Memorial In Ottawa Defaced With Racial Slurs

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Russell Simmons Inks HBO Deal To Develop TV Programming

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How White People Sound When They Argue About Racism

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

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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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