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December 28, 2014

High School Bans 'I Can't Breathe' T-Shirts

I Cant Breathe Shirts

New York Police Commissioner: Rift Between Mayor, Police Will 'Go On For A While'

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Ferguson Protestor Charged With Arson

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Is Watching Football A Sin?

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Neil Tweets Up A Christmas Controversy

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7 Decorating Ideas To Steal From The 2015 HGTV Dream Home

Hgtv Dream Home

6 Big Takeaways From Michael Sam's Interview With Oprah

Own Oprah Prime Michael Sam Oprah Winfrey
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Black Teen Fatally Shot By Police 2 Miles From Ferguson

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What You Should Know About Kwanzaa

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President Obama Gets A Holiday Ratings Boost

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Rush Limbaugh Can't Stand The Idea Of A Black James Bond

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North Korea Says Obama Was Behind Release Of 'The Interview'

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Antonio Martin's Girlfriend Grieves: 'He Didn't Deserve To Die'

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14 Religious Moments That Give Us Hope As 2014 Draws To A Close

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The 85 Most Powerful Comings Out Of 2014

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5 Times In 2014 When Students Stood Up For Their Beliefs

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A Glance At Key Police Shootings In The St. Louis Area


Antonio Martin Protesters Shut Down Missouri Highway Amid Gunshots, Looting, Arrests

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New Yorkers Defy Mayor's Request To Pause Demonstrations


Berkeley Mayor: Antonio Martin Is Not Michael Brown

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15 Times We Broke Down Stereotypes To Build Progress This Year


Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Makes Amazing Progress

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Prosecutor: Guns, Including AK-47, Have Smugged Onto Passenger Planes For Years

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LAPD Launch Probe Over Song Mocking Michael Brown's Death

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No Indictment For Houston Cop Who Killed Unarmed Man

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Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

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Andrew Sullivan Fires Back At Ta-Nehisi Coates' Criticism Of TNR

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Shaneka Nicole Thompson's Life Matters Too

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Republicans Warm To Obama's Attorney General Pick

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Eric Garner's Daughter Visits Memorial Site Of Slain NYPD Officers

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Two More Women Join The Long List Of Bill Cosby Accusers

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These Are The States Where Minority And Poor Students Get The Least Qualified Teachers

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Rihanna Celebrates The Holidays In A Christmas Red Bikini


Not Everyone Is Happy With 'Selma'

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The Secrets Behind The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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'Selma' Director Thanks Christmas Day Viewers

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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Just Landed Themselves A Pretty Major Gig


Maya Angelou's Hip-Hop-Poetry Music Video Is Here And It's Amazing

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Bill Cosby's Sexual Allegations May Cost Him Support In The Black Community

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LeBron Jr. Is Already Dazzling On Court

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First Look: Jill Scott, Regina Hall And Eve In Lifetime's 'With This Ring'

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Q-Tip, T.I. & Azealia Banks Engage In Twitter Exchange Over Iggy Azalea

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11 Unforgettable Black Entertainment Moments Of 2014

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Watch 330 Movies From 2014 In One Supercut

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Nicki Minaj's New Breakup Film Will Make Your Heart Ache


David Schwimmer Will Defend O.J. Simpson In New Ryan Murphy Show

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Watch Darlene Love's Final 'Christmas' Performance On Letterman

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Azealia Banks' Emotional Explanation For Her Problem With Iggy Azalea

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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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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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