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April 1, 2015

Non-Profit Executive Challenges Black Men to Be Mentors

Gale Nelson grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from the University of Toledo as a recipient of the coveted Coca Cola "We Mean Business Scholarship" in 1992. Armed with a newly-minted Corporate Finance degree, Nelson had big dreams to cash in on Wall Street.

University Cancels Common As Commencement Speaker

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Teen Who Got Heart Transplant Dies In Crash During Police Chase

Anthony Stokes
WSBTV

Mumia Abu-Jamal Suffering From Diabetes Complications

Mumia Abujamal
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Zoe Kravitz Reveals How She Confronted Her 'Demons' With Anorexia

Zoe Kravitz
Complex

Over 100 People Were Killed by Police in March. How Many More Will It Take?

Eric Garner Protest
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Chris Rock Takes A Selfie After Cops Stop Him For The 3rd Time In Under 7 Weeks

Chris Rock
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Katrina Police Shooting Was A Homicide: Coroner

Henry Glover
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Dave Chappelle Hit By Banana Peel During Standup Show Performance

Dave Chappelle
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Here's The Problem With Calling Lupita Nyong'o 'The New Face Of Beauty'

Lupita Nyongo
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Police Search Florida Landfill For Clues In Young Woman's Disappearance

Brittany Foote
Black and Missing But Not Forgotten

Nigeria's Vote Could Mark Turning Point In Country's History

Nigeria
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A Maya Angelou Play Is Finally In The Works

Maya Angelou
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Prisoners Turning Prisoners into Programmers

Brothers For All
Robyn Scott

Raven-Symoné: 'I Am From Every Continent In Africa Except For One'

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Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

Jumeaux Twins
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CNN Panel Gangs Up On Trevor Noah Critic

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CNN

Black Woman Details 'Intrusive' Hair Searches By TSA

Novella Coleman
HuffPost Live

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

Kamal Quadir
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Will Jay Z's Tidal Survive The Wave Of Streaming Music?

Tidal
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Take A Look Inside 160 Pages Of Basquiat's Personal Diaries

Basq

85 Years After Infamous Lynching, Another Noose Stirs Tension In Indiana Town

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Tony Robinson
AP

Gender Equality Is Here! Sexism Is Dead! We Can All Go Home Now!

Rip Sexism
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Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling The Number Of Commutations He's Issued

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From Gangs & 'Gladiator School' to L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Arc
Caitlin Ahearn

Bucknell University Expels 3 For Racist Radio Broadcast

Bucknell
WNEP

'Empire' Star Explains Why She Never Felt Like A 'Light-Skinned Black Woman'

Terrence Howard Grace Gealey
FOX

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

Trevor Noah Comedian
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It's Official: Blue Ivy Is The Coolest 3-Year-Old Ever

Blue Ivy
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What The New James Bond Movie Would Look Like With Idris Elba As 007

Idris Elba
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Laurence Fishburne's Mother Says She's Facing Eviction

Laurence Fishburne Mother
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'Straight Outta Compton' Trailer Tells The Origin Story Of N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton
Universal

Stephen Curry's Crossover Against CP3 Sends The Internet Into A Tizzy

Vine
Vine

Versace 'Rip-Off' Of An American Apparel T-Shirt Sells For Hundreds Of Dollars

Kesh
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Chanel's Paris-Salzburg Show In NYC Was Insane. Here's Why.

Chanel Salzburg
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Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

Melissa Forde Rihanna
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Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

Trevor Noah
Byron Keulemans

Rewatch Snoop Dogg Teaching Martha Stewart To Make 'Special' Brownies

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Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

Trevor Noah
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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

Nathalie Emmanuel
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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

Jamie Foxx
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Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

Rihanna
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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

Destinys Child
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Rihanna's 'Home' Beats Out 'Get Hard' At The Box Office

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Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

Larry Wilmore
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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

Kevin Durant
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Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

Ludacris
HuffPost Live

Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

Unlocking The Truth
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Kendrick Lamar Has The First No. 1 Album With 'Pimp' In The Title

Kendrick Lamar
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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

Meshell Ndegeocello
Naïve Records

Mo'Nique to Support 'Bumped'

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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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Someone's Got It In For L.A. Reid with Epic Attack

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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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Mixed Media Watch: Love Bites and Single Ladies Showcase Interracial Relationships

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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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James Murdoch: Hip-Hop Head

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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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Toni Morrison's Desdemona Delivers a Haunting, Powerful "Re-membering"

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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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Chris Brown to Star in 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man'

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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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Sade Sounds Off on Her Creative Process, Making Mistakes and Black Sabbath

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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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Maya Rudolph Welcomes a Son

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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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Oprah Winfrey's Australia Visit Fails to Boost Tourism

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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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