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January 28, 2015

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down

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Court Clears Civil Rights Protesters Of Crimes 54 Years Later

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Details Emerge About CBS Sports Analyst's Prostitution Arrest

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Texas Sending Man to Death Chamber on Thursday Based on 'Of Mice and Men'

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Loretta Lynch Says She Doesn't Support Marijuana Legalization

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GOP Senator Says DOJ Challenge To His Voting Law Is A Waste Of Resources

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NFL Actually Considering Fining Marshawn Lynch Because Of This Cap

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Open Letter to Young Black Hollywood: Ending Segregation

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'Key & Peele' Give Us A Fresh Batch Of Ridiculous Football Player Names

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What Tahj Blow's Police Encounter Reveals About Student Activism in the #Blacklivesmatter Movement

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Obama's Pick For Attorney General Faces Heated Confirmation Debate

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J. Cole Lays Out His Generous Plan For Single Mothers

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Black Americans Are Four Times More Likely to Be Victims of Homicide

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Marissa Alexander Released

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'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

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Former UNC Athlete Says He's Suing School To Protect Athletes' Education

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Grandma Busts A Move To 'DLow Shuffle,' Teaches The Kids A Thing Or Two

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Nzingha Stewart Talks Latest Film 'With This Ring'

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Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

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A Closer Look At Survivors Of Boko Haram Attacks Across Northern Nigeria

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All Women Of Color Interviewed In STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Wrong, And He's Not Afraid To Admit It

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A Clear Timeline Of The Tamir Rice Shooting

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One View From the Black Middle Class

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Steve Scalise To Meet With Civil Rights Leader

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Badass Woman Celebrates Her 40th By Marrying Herself

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A Blizzard Couldn't Stop These People From Helping Those In Need

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This Man Could Die Tonight Despite Being Labelled Intellectually Disabled

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DC Plans to Invest $20M in Minority Male Students

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These States Are Actually Considering Ways To Make Voting More Convenient

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Mom Goes On Strike To Protest 'Out Of Control' Teen Daughters

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Here's How Much Less Women Make In Each State

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'Django Unchained' Actress Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct

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Yale Responds To Officer Holding Student At Gunpoint, Says It's Not Ferguson

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Marshawn Lynch's Finally Talks To The Media In Hilarious Skittles Ad

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This Is What New York Looks Like Without All The People Thanks To Snowstorm Juno

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All Jokes Aside, 'The Bachelor' Has A Diversity Issue

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The Powerful Message That Helped Condoleezza Rice Thrive Amid Racism In The '60s

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90-Year-Old Kenyan Woman Goes To School, Learns To Read And Write Alongside Great-Great-Grandkids

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Black Lives Matter, So Do Our Voices

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3 Black Adoptees Speak Out About Life With White Parents

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A Former Knick Just Said Some Stuff Every New Yorker Can Relate To

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5 Kerry Washington Quotes That Prove She 'Handles It'

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David Oyelowo Defends Benedict Cumberbatch After 'Colored' Comment

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In Praise Of Women With Braids

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Watch Ava DuVernay's Perfect Response To Her 'Selma' Oscar Snub

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Ludacris Wins Full Custody Of Daughter

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How Wearing The Wrong Jewelry Can Get You Locked Up

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Gabrielle Union Says 'The World Isn't Going To End' If We See More Diversity In Women On TV

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The Most Showstopping Super Bowl Halftime Outfits Of All-Time

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Sly Stone Wins Lawsuit

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Jill Scott On Why She Only Dates For Six Months

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Mickey Guyton And The Trailblazing Black Women Of Country Music

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WATCH: 'This Is How We Do It'...At Buffalo Wild Wings?

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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes For Race Comments

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This Could Be The Next Shonda Rhimes Show

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Diana Ross Returns To Las Vegas With Mini-Residency

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Watch A Sneak Peek Of The New 'How To Get Away With Murder'

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11 Habits Of Insanely Fashionable People

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Big Sean Reveals New Album Title

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Kid Cudi Dishes On Making Out With A Dude

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Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Get Super Steamy For GQ

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Tracey Edmonds Opens Up On Staying Ahead As A Black Producer

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Former Backup Singer Declared As James Brown's Wife

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Ava DuVernay's Passion Project

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Jon Stewart Was NOT Expecting This

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Kim And Kanye Get Matchy-Matchy In All-Black Balmain

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Viola Davis' Natural Hair Is Her Crowning Glory

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Muppets-Biz Markie Mashup Is Just What You Need

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Rihanna Just Dropped A New Song With Kanye & Paul McCartney

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Kanye Finally Explains Why He Doesn't Smile

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How Sherri Shepherd Responds To Critics Who Said 'You Can't'

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From Good.Is:

I was 11 when Snoop Dogg's first album, 'Doggystyle,' came out. That was gangsta rap's heyday, when MTV still played music videos by people like Snoop, Dr. Dre, Warren G, and the Dogg Pound Gangstaz, much to the dismay of my mother. At that time my mom was a principal at a middle school serving mostly low-income minorities in Tucson, Arizona. For her, gangs and the violence they wrought were an everyday reality, not entertainment. When I asked her if she'd buy me Doggystyle in a Wherehouse music store one afternoon, it was as if I'd asked her to buy me crack or a switchblade. "Absolutely not!" she gasped. That day, I had to make do with Digable Planets.

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From Variety:

More than two years after winning a supporting actress Oscar for "Precious," Mo'Nique has settled on her next feature project, as the thesp is in talks to play a supporting role in the indie dramedy "Bumped."

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From Show Biz 411:

Someone's sure got it in for L.A. Reid as he arrives at Epic Records. This is worse than when he took over Arista Records a decade ago. Reid has just arrived at Epic under Doug Morris's new regime at Sony Music. He had a hugely successful run at Island DefJam before that. Today's Page Six–totally manipulated and without one fact or named source–paints Reid as "Mr. Nasty" who only wants "beautiful people" in the office.

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From Racialicious:

Is it more realistic to paint a world where interracial relationships don't matter at all, or one where race is just one of many issues? In most projects that make it to both the large and small screen race is either the largest issue for the couple being portrayed, or it isn't mentioned at all. Two new shows spent the summer season exploring the tangled world of race and relationships.

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From the Atlantic:

Fox News has, over the years, taken it's shots at hip-hop--most recently in the person of Common. But in fact, the virus of hip-hop has long infected the network from the top down. Given the current conflict embroiling Fox News' parent company, this seems like a really good time to remember that James Murdoch, heir apparent to the Empire, is responsible for some of the best hip-hop music of our time.

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From Posterous:

You may want to brush up on your Othello before watching this performance. The piece is, in essence, a dialogue with Shakespeare's original play. And, although writer Toni Morrison would not call herself a feminist, the result of this dialogue is a womanist revision of the play's characters and the norms set by the era in which they lived. Morrison's masterful tracing of sly, systemic modes of enslavement--of women, of Africans, of "others" and "villains"--is carefully brought to the fore through a series of monologues delivered by Desdemona (played by Elizabeth Marvel) in the afterlife.

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From Jezebel:

The terrifyingly titled Steve Harvey book 'Act Like a Lady,' Think Like a Man is being turned into a movie. And starring in that movie will be everyone's favorite convicted felon, Chris Brown.


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From Nola.com:

Born Helen Folasade Adu to a Nigerian father and an English mother, the future Sade moved from Nigeria to England at age 4. In 1981, she joined a British Latin soul band called Pride.

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From People:

It's a boy for Maya Rudolph. The Bridesmaids star, 38, and director Paul Thomas Anderson welcomed their third child, son Jack, on July 3, her rep tells PEOPLE.

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From the Telegraph:

The internationally-televised tour, which included 300 fans whose holidays were paid by Australia's tourism agencies, was tipped by Tourism Australia to be worth $360 million (£237 million) in global publicity. But the flailing economy and the rising Australian dollar appear to have dented the impact of the much-touted "Oprah effect".

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