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April 18, 2014

7 Lies We Need To Stop Telling About Young African-American Men

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We've All Seen These Iconic Photos. Here's The Remarkable Footage That Brings Them To Life.

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Meet The Preacher Behind Moral Mondays

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Half Of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws, But Many Question Their Effectiveness

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How Segregation Has Crept Back Into U.S. Schools

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Even Babies Can Be Racially Biased

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Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

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Blogger's Death Highlights Need To 'Redefine What Strong Is' In Black Community

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Bicyclist's Beating Caught On Helmet Cam

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Pressure Mounts To Investigate NYPD Killing Of Unarmed Black Teen

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Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above?

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Obama, Biden To Announce Large Sum For Job Grants

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MLB Honors Jackie Robinson On 67th Anniversary Of His Debut

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These Maps Show Just How Segregated NYC Really Is

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Harvard Makes History!

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You've Probably Never Heard Of This Pulitzer Winner, But You Should

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Puffy Daddy Is Going To Be A Commencement Speaker

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This 'Partition' Parody Is The Best Thing We've Seen All Day

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Columbus Short In His Own Scandal After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Wife

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Drake Reportedly Being Sued For Stealing Song Sample

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B.B. King Apologizes For Big Bust

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The Smith Family

Will Smith and Jada Pinkeet-Smith recently opened their 25,000 sq ft home to the readers of Architectural Digest in their upcoming September issue.

Sporting a meditation room, a lake, tennis courts and a circular design, the Smiths spared no expense to make their 9 bedroom Calabasas home a perfect fit for their family's needs.

"Everything needed to be done by hand," Will says. "We wanted to feel the love and labor that went into every piece of this place."

Jada agreed adding, "We're very earthy, organic people. We wanted to create a family retreat, something made by hand and as natural as possible, something that ties back to the land."

The exterior of their 9 bedroom home:

The exterior of Will Smith's home


The living room:

Will Smith's Living Room

You can see more photos of their beautiful home here.

Continue reading Inside Will and Jada's 25,000 Square Ft. Home

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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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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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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

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

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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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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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Barack Obama and Malia Obama

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'

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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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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.

Read more here.