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November 28, 2014

Response to Ferguson: Systemic Problems Require Systemic Solutions

Ferguson ASSOCIATED PRESS

Decades of segregation and inequality in Ferguson, as well as most American metropolitan areas, have fostered a racial inequality exacerbated by the criminalization of not just poverty, but the criminalization of black and brown bodies. Too many whites are too willing to believe that a black body poses a threat.

Michael Brown's Legacy Continues To Evolve

Michael Brown
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Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

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Family Of Chicago Woman Slain By Police Share What They'd Tell Mike Brown's Family

Rekia Boyd Lawsuit
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Ferguson Protesters Target Black Friday Sales

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AP

Ferguson Gives Thanks After A Quiet Night

Ferguson
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Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virgina Tribe

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This Is What The Black Voices Family Is Thankful For

Black Thanksgiving
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'They're Murdering Our Kids And Getting Away With It'

Police Victims

For Some Protesters, It Doesn't Matter If Michael Brown's Hands Were Up Or Not

Ferguson
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The Light in the Darkness

Ferguson Protests
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Legally Blind Single Mother Living On $21,000 Is Just Grateful To Finally Have A Turkey This Year

Hunger Single Mothers
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Family Of 12-Yr-Old Killed By Police Speaks Out

Tamir Rice
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Obama: Turkey Pardon Will Be My 'Most Talked About Executive Action This Month'

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WATCH: 15 Family Films To Watch During Thanksgiving Weekend

The Butler
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Bill Cosby Gave Interview To Keep Other Sexual Assault Allegation Quiet

Bill Cosby Interview
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The Rules Of The Game Of Life (When You're Black)

Cole Train
Gears of War

Black Men Don't Need a Guardian Angel. We Need Our Guardian Slave.

Ferguson
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What HuffPost Staffers Are Grateful For This Year

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Amid Ferguson Cleanup, Locals Look For Their Community To Rise Above The Damage

Coffee House
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Police Gunned Down A 12-Year-Old And Somehow Local News Decided To Run This Story

Tamir Rice
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Brown's Mom: Darren Wilson's 'Demon' Account Adds 'Insult After Injury'

Michael Brown

WATCH: Ferguson Police Arrest And Drag A Protestor Away

Deray Mckesson
HuffPost Live

Ferguson Protesters In Boston Stop Outside Jail, Chant 'Black Lives Matter'

Ferguson
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Cops Release Video Of 12-Year-Old Killed By Police

Tamir Rice
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Former Model And Restaurateur Goes Missing

Barbara Smith Resturant
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12 Things White People Can Actually Do After the Ferguson Decision

Ferguson
ASSOCIATED PRESS

What Your Black Friend Might Think but Not Say About Ferguson

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Car Plows Through Michael Brown Rally (GRAPHIC)

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My Son After Ferguson: ‘I Feel Like I'm Wearing the Losing Team's Jersey'

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Why Do Black Men Die With Their Hands Up?

Ferguson
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Authorities To Release Video Of 12-Year-Old Boy Shot By Police Officer

Tamir Rice
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Attorney: Ferguson Prosecutor Had ‘No Interest' In Indicting Darren Wilson

Robert Mcculloch
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'Police Don't Care - He's Black,' Says Grandma Of Man Shot During Ferguson Protests

Deandre
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Boy Shot Dead By Cleveland Police Did Not Point Replica Gun At Officer

Tamir Rice
Justice For Tamir Rice

Darren Wilson: There's 'No Way' Michael Brown Put His Hands Up

Darren Wilson
ABC News

If You Think Looters And Arsonists Are The Only Ones Protesting Ferguson, Think Again

Ferguson Peaceful Protests
Keenan Jarman

Self-defense Claim Remains Big Hurdle For Feds In Brown Killing

Darren Wilson
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's office

Niece Of Man Killed By Detroit Cop: 'When I See A Police Officer, I Literally Cringe'

Errol Shaw
Katina Crumpton

Ben Carson: Race Relations Are Worse Under Obama

Ben Carson
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How Do We Hold On to Hope in Times of Injustice?

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Guard Reinforcements Contain Damage In Ferguson

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Frank Ocean Just Released A New Song

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15 Songs You'll Want To Have On Your Thanksgiving Playlist

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Best R&B Albums Of 2014

Pharrell Girl
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We're Thankful For Curvy Models, Curly Hair And More!

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LISTEN: Wu-Tang Clan Respond To Police Shootings On New Track

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Pharrell Williams' Remarks About Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior Surface

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Q-Tip On Ferguson Verdict: 'We're Not Going To Stand By This Anymore'

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Former Police Officer Explains Why He's Backing Protesters In Ferguson

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Documentary Examines Fact From Fiction Behind Rising Violence In Chicago

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Bill Cosby Allegedly Leaked Story About Daughter's Drug Problem

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Rappers, Singers Speak Out, Protest Ferguson Decision

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LeBron And Other Sports Stars React To Ferguson Decision

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Rapper Killer Mike Delivers Powerful Speech About Ferguson

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'Justice League' Hip Hop Music Producers Tweet "Bill Cosby Gets a Pass" on Rape Accusations

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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.