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October 5, 2015

Why I March! #JusticeOrElse

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We have little time to argue over the man or one individual, when our people are dying every day, at the hands of our system or at the hands of each other.

Cosmo Declares The Kardashians 'America's First Family'


CeCe McDonald Reflects On Life And Activism Since Her Release From Prison

A Wife's Biggest Question For Her Gay Husband

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What Went Down When 4 Black Women Were Denied At A Nightclub

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Ben Carson Is The Smartest Guy In The Room. And The Weirdest.

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23 Black Actors Who Voiced Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

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Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Reflects On The Origins Of The Movement

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Help Support Reporting In Ferguson For The Next Year

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Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says

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Trevor Noah: America Should Elect Trump As Its 'First African President'

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9 Times Barack Obama And Arne Duncan Were White House BFFs

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Tech Leaders Come Together To Solve Industry's Diversity Problem

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21 Undeniably Talented Girl Groups We'll Never Forget

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Black Women Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train File Lawsuit

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The St. Louis County Police Is Obsessed With Its SWAT Team

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Dad-To-Be Weeps 'Tears Of Joy' After Learning His Wife Is Pregnant

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Hear Will Smith's First New Song In A Decade

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Artist Paul Rucker Is Taking Back The Racist Symbols Of America's Past

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Elizabeth Warren Set The Bar On Race For 2016 Presidential Candidates

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Black Americans Would Be Hit Hardest By A Government Shutdown

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Three More Women Have Stepped Forward To Accuse Cosby Of Sexual Assault

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How A Public Art Fest Made A Real Change In A Detroit Neighborhood

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FBI Director Says He Can't Force Police To Provide Shooting Data

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Here's How The Latest Cover Of Philadelphia Magazine Should Have Looked

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Classic '90s Cartoons Get Remixed With This Hilarious Hashtag

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Why It Isn't Possible For Black Americans To Appropriate African Culture

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11 Carefree Kids Show The Beauty And Joy Of Black Hair

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NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

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'The Daily Show' Attempts To Find Out If All Cops Are Racist

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Ben Carson Jokes About Police Brutality

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Police Arrest Mom Of Man In Wheelchair Who Was Fatally Shot

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21 Incredibly Talented Kids We Want To Be Like When We Grow Up

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The Negro Leagues Aren't Dead

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Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear

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Sheriff Indicted After Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

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Queen Latifah Won't Take Misogyny In Rap Lying Down

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A Murder Unleashes Chaos In The Central African Republic

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Shonda Rhimes On The Motivation Behind Her Weight Loss Journey

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Brown University Is Latest School To Revoke Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

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And Now 'Lethal Weapon' May Be Getting A TV Series

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Denzel Washington On The Important Life Lesson He'll Never Forget

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5 Beauty Subscription Boxes Made Especially For Women Of Color

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OK, America, Here's A How-To Video On How To Not Murder Someone

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The Festival Of Praise Fall Tour 2015 Is Coming To A City Near You

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Mom's Viral Breastfeeding Selfie Sends A Strong Message

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Janet Jackson Postpones Las Vegas Tour Date To Rest Vocal Cords

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Tamar Braxton Brings More Than Good Vocals To New Album, 'Calling All Lovers'

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Anthony Anderson Hooked Amber Rose Up With A Role On 'Black-ish'

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'Empire' Drama: Taraji P. Henson And Terrence Howard Clash On Set

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LeBron James Speaks Out After Local Child’s Accidental Drive-By Death

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Snoop Dogg Goes Off On Steelers Player Like Only Snoop Dogg Can


Soap Star's Pattern Of Forming Unhealthy Bonds Began In Preschool

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How Olivia Pope's Closet Sometimes Gets In Kerry Washington's Way

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Watch Don Lemon Ask Donald Trump If He's Homophobic And Racist

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The Real Garfunkel Covers The Weeknd With Black Simon & Garfunkel


Satin Pillowcases Are The Beauty Trick You Should Try Right Now

Serena Williams' Missed Shot At Tennis History Broke Her Heart

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Cam Newton Gives Reporter Hilarious Death Stare For The Ages

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Queen Latifah Discusses Helping Her Mother Battle A Major Health Issue

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Nicki Minaj Comedy Gets ABC Family Series Commitment

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'Soul Food' Sequel In The Works At Fox

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LL Cool J's Son Arrested After Restaurant Fight

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Man Convicted Of Murdering Adrian Peterson's Son

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Strange Advice From Bill Cosby Takes On New Meaning For Kenan Thompson


Quincy Jones To Be Feted At All-Star Jazz Salute

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Here's D-Rose's Version Of Events Surrounding His Alleged Sexual Assault

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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince Among Acts Slated For Huge Charity Concert

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Bride's Dad Stops Wedding So Stepdad Can Walk Down The Aisle Too

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Jurnee Smollet Rumored to Star as Florence Ballard in Singer's Biopic "Blondie"

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From indieWire:

The last time this project and its cast were discussed here was back in November of last year at the old site; when Tambay reported Faith Evans would portray singer Florence Ballard in her big screen biopic. At the time, Taraji P. Henson was also rumored to have been offered the role of Diana Ross. Well now, it looks like both Evans and Henson are out of the picture.

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The New Spider-Man: Half-black, All Hero

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From USA Today:

Revealed in Marvel Comics' Ultimate Fallout Issue 4, out Wednesday, the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is a half-black, half-Hispanic teen named Miles Morales. He takes over the gig held by Peter Parker, who was killed in Ultimate Spider-Man Issue 160 in June.

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Black Surfer Documentary 'Whitewash' Narrated by Ben Harper, Black Thought Gets Release Date

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From indieWire:

Narrated by Ben Harper and Tariq "Black Thought" of The Roots, the 75-minuted documentary film 'Whitewash' will be available on DVD and VOD on October 4, 2011.

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Fantasia Confirms Pregnancy, Says She's Not Hiding It Anymore

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From Clutch:

After much speculation, rumor and Internet innuendo, Fantasia recently announced that she was pregnant with her second child.

The announcement came as the former American Idol singer was performing at the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, FL (Why she was there? I have no idea).

Continue reading Fantasia Confirms Pregnancy, Says She's Not Hiding It Anymore

'Red Tails' Trailer And Release Date

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From the Huffington Post:

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas conceived of a film about brave fighter pilots. No, not "Star Wars," but the true-life tale of the barrier-shattering World War II squadron, The Tuskegee Airmen.

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Who Killed the R&B Group?

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From the Root:

At Washington, D.C.'s DAR Constitution Hall, the crowd -- a mix of distinguished salt-and-pepper goatees and shellacked updos -- awaits Charlie Wilson, former front man for the Gap Band. But first En Vogue, the once ubiquitous, platinum-selling R&B group from the '90s, is opening the show.

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Obama Has Ideas For Malia's First Car, Including A 'Boy Ejector'

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From Huffington Post:

While the President isn't too worried about aging himself ("Michelle still thinks I'm cute," he reassured NPR), he does have concerns about his daughters growing up too fast.

According to CNN, on Friday in a speech to members of the auto industry, Obama quipped:

"It's only a matter of time until Malia gets her learner's permit. So I'm hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles an hour. The ejector seat any time boys are in the car. So, hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline."

Continue reading Obama Has Ideas For Malia's First Car, Including A 'Boy Ejector'

Watch Trailer for 'Boys of Summer'

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From indieWire:

Tribeca and ESPN Films documentary Boys of Summer, directed by Keith Aumont, stars Vernon Isabella and the Curaçao All-Star Team. The documentary film won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 NY International Latino Film Festival last summer.

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T-Pain Takes on Auto-Tune Maker in New Lawsuit

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From Billboard:

Ah, auto-tune, the popular vocal effect used by producers to correct a singer's pitch. It's impossible to turn on modern hip-hop radio these days without hearing it. Now T-Pain, the R&B singer and producer widely credited with popularizing auto-tune, is suing Antares Technologies, the company that first developed it.

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