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July 28, 2015

Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can't Afford

While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.

Rapper Styles P Opens Up About His Daughter's Suicide

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The Complicated Problem Of Race And Special Education

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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Suggests Sandra Bland Could Have Used Cigarette As A Weapon

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Sheriff Where Sandra Bland Died Says There's No Racism In His County

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This App Could Help Combat Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops

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Jail Defends Procedures Amid Scrutiny Of Sandra Bland's Death

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Ralkina Jones Dies In Jail In Cleveland Suburb

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Bobby Brown Speaks Out After Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Death

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Instagram Restricted Sandra Bland Hashtag To Block Hate Speech

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Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

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Progressive Group Incorporates #BlackLivesMatter Into Endorsement Process

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Sandra Bland Wasn't The Only Woman Abused By Male Cops In Texas

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Democratic Senate Field Shaping Up To Be Most Diverse Ever

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Kenyan Artist Makes Unique Eyewear Out Of Recycled Electronics

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Celebrities Honor Bobbi Kristina Brown On Twitter And Instagram

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Jim Crow-Era Folk Artist Captures The Haunting Ways We Envision Death

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Autopsy Planned For Bobbi Kristina Brown

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Loretta Lynch: Sandra Bland Case Highlights 'Frustration' With Police

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Obama Jokes About Birth Certificate During Kenya Visit

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Here's Why We Don't Hear About More Unjustified Police Shootings

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Black Trooper In Powerful Viral Photo With White Supremacist Reveals What Really Happened

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Hundreds Mourn Sandra Bland As Questions Remain Over Her Death

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Barbershop Outreach Gets Black Boys Reading

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11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

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Obama Reunites With Half-Sister In Kenya

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Jesse Williams Shares 24 Powerful Tweets On Sandra Bland's Death

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Ramarley Graham's Mother Tells DOJ To Stop Dragging Its Feet

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Community-Led Cooking Classes In African Cuisine Are Helping People Lose Weight, Eat Healthier

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Dylann Roof Wasn’t Charged With Terrorism Because He’s White

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On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies

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Texas Officials Really, Really Want You To Know Sandra Bland Had Marijuana In Her System

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Uber’s Convenient Racial Politics

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Questlove Was Only 16 When He Was Held At Gunpoint By Police

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Dylann Roof Gets Famed Anti-Death Penalty Attorney For Federal Trial

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Meet Cyborg, The Badass Black Superhero You Should Know

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Jeb Bush: Martin O'Malley Shouldn't Apologize For Saying 'All Lives Matter'

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23 Black Stars Who Shined On Broadway Through The Years

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Video Shows NYPD Officers Beating Brooklyn Man After He Appears To Surrender

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Tyrese Gibson Calls Out 'White' Radio Stations For Being Racist

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Rihanna Was Reportedly Blocked From Playing A Free Concert

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Police Officer Shares Meal With Homeless Man To Make Him Feel like 'Just Another Person'

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100 Queer Characters Of Color Who Show Why Media Should Diversify

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Coco And Ice T Are Expecting Their First Child Together

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Dionne Warwick Remembers Bobbi Kristina Brown

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The Moment Charlamagne Tha God Stopped Defending Bill Cosby

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Patriarch Of Musical Jackson Family Suffers A Stroke

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Paul Mooney On Cosby's Legacy: He Got His 'N****r Wake-up Call'

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‘Empire’ Star Derek Luke Slams Followers For Criticizing Wife's Race

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'Key & Peele' To End After Current Season

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Charlamagne Tha God Weighs In On The Accusations Against Drake

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50 Cent Ordered To Pay Additional $2 Million In Sex Tape Case

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Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift's Drama Is Officially 'Over'

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Being An Athlete Isn't Just About Playing Sports, And It Shouldn't Be

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7 South African Fashion Brands That Will Make You Swoon

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The Problem With Asking Football Players To Act Like White Guys

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How This Hip-Hop Pioneer Demanded Her Place In The Industry

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Bill Cosby Cut From Documentary About Stuntmen

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From Law to Medicine: S. Epatha Merkerson Back on TV With New Series

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S. Epatha Merkerson, who spent 17 seasons playing NYPD Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the long-running NBC police procedural drama series 'Law & Order' until the show was cancelled in 2010, will be returning to TV on CBS' untitled Susannah Grant supernatural medical drama pilot.

Jonathan Demme ('Beloved,' 'The Manchurian Candidate') is directing the pilot, which centers on Michael (played by Patrick Wilson), an ultra-competitive surgeon whose life is changed forever when his ex-wife (played by Jennifer Ehle), a doctor running a free clinic, dies and begins teaching him what life is all about from the hereafter. Merkerson will play Michael's assistant, Rita, stated Deadline.com.

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Eddie Murphy to Receive Comedy Icon Award

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Comedy legend Eddie Murphy will be honored as the recipient of the inaugural Comedy Icon Award at The Comedy Awards, the first-ever multinetwork, multiplatform event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy.

The distinguished award will be presented annually to a modern icon -- an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to comedy and whose impact and innovations have changed the landscape and inspired future generations of entertainers.

Murphy will be honored for his work in stand-up, sketch, film and television, among other numerous pioneering achievements.

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Boris Kodjoe Gets Another Shot at TV Series With 'Georgetown'

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Boris Kodjoe has been cast in the ABC pilot 'Georgetown,' an ensemble drama about young staffers on Capitol Hill.

The hour-long project, written by Will Fetters, is described as a sexy soap centered around the young people behind the power brokers of Washington, D.C. It centers on Andrew Pierce (played by Jimmy Wolk), an effortlessly charming and brilliant Yale graduate and the youngest presidential speech writer on record who was once idealistic but is now cynical as he sees how compromise has eroded the administration's promise.

Kodjoe will play the Democratic president's fiercely intelligent senior adviser, stated Deadline.com.

Kodjoe's last TV series, the J.J Abrams' NBC spy drama 'Undercovers,' which paired him with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, was canceled in 2010 after low ratings. Only 11 of 13 episodes aired.

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Harry Belafonte Documentary 'Sing Your Song' to Be Shown on HBO

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HBO has picked up the U.S. TV rights for the documentary 'Sing Your Song,' which tells the rich story of the life of Harry Belafonte.

Directed by filmmaker Susanne Rostock, the film will debut in Fall 2011, exclusively on HBO.

Inspired by singer and actor Paul Robeson, Belafonte rose to fame as a singer, despite trying tours across a segregated country, and his provocative crossover into mainstream Hollywood. Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement, while impacting many other developments in social justice.

'Sing Your Song' reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands-on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and took action to counter gang violence, prisons and the incarceration of youth.

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Brandon T. Jackson Gets Lead Role in CBS' P.I. Series 'Hail Mary'

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Actor Brandon T. Jackson, who's currently gracing the big screen opposite Martin Lawrence in 'Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,' has been tapped as the male lead opposite Minnie Driver in CBS' buddy P.I. pilot 'Hail Mary.'

The series centers on Mary Beth Baker (played by Driver), a suburban single mom in Atlanta who, after her teen son gets killed, teams up with her son's best friend, KZ (played by Jackson), a fast-talking con artist from the streets, to solve her son's murder and other crimes, stated Deadline.com.

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Marc Anthony Added to Jada Pinkett Smith's 'HawthoRNe' Cast

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Grammy-winning recording artist and actor Marc Anthony, who appeared as a guest star in two episodes of TNT's 'Hawthorne,' has now been added to the cast as a regular, joining Jada Pinkett Smith.

Anthony will reprise the newly expanded role of police detective Nick Renata in the powerful drama series, which stars and is executive-produced by Pinkett Smith.

Anthony joins the the third season of the show just as Pinkett Smith's Christina Hawthorne, chief nursing officer of James River Hospital, struggles with news that she is pregnant. The two developed a strong bond last season while Renata investigated a pair of criminal cases involving the hospital. But Christina, whose on-again, off-again romance with Dr. Tom Wakefield (played by Michael Vartan), has been a mess of mixed signals and bad timing, told Nick she was not ready to jump into a new relationship.

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'Avatar's Laz Alonso Ready To 'Breakout' In New TV Series

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For some actors, stardom comes either on their very first film, which may have been in a blockbuster, or in a lead role. For others, fame comes gradually, after some growing pains and paying their dues in the business.

After appearing in small roles on sitcoms and films, such as 'Jarhead,' 'Stomp The Yard,' and 'This Christmas,' actor Laz Alonso finally got his big break when Spike Lee cast him opposite Michael Ealy and Derek Luke in the war film, 'Miracle at St. Anna.'

While the film didn't do big numbers at the box office, it was enough for Alonso to be seen in a bigger spotlight than his previous gigs.

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Taraji P. Henson Lands Female Lead Role In New J.J. Abrams TV Series

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The days of yore -- when film actors were only film actors -- are long gone.


Maybe it's the economy, or maybe it's just actors diversifying their portfolio, but there seems to be a growing trend of Academy Award-caliber thespians -- such as Laurence Fishburne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Terrence Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles), Kathy Bates ('Harry's Law') and Forest Whitaker ('Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' ) -- taking jobs on television.

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The 'Curious Case of Benjamin Button' star has been cast in producer J.J Abrams' new CBS drama series, 'Person of Interest.'

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According to New York magazine, the series tells the story of an ex-CIA agent who is recruited by a crazy billionaire to help fight crime in New York City.

Already cast in the series is Michael Emerson, who last starred in Abram' other show, 'Lost.' He will play the billionaire, while Henson will play a female detective named Carter on the series.

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Kerry Washington, Columbus Short Set for New Shonda Rhimes TV Pilot

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Kerry Washington and Columbus Short are set to star in 'Grey's Anatomy's creator Shonda Rhimes' new pilot for ABC, 'In Crisis.'

The pilot will based on the career of famous crisis management consultant Judy Smith. It revolves around the life and work of professional fixer Olivia Price (played by Washington) and her dysfunctional staff. Olivia Price is described as something of a legend, a formidable, driven, insightful, intuitive and fearless woman. Short will play a lawyer on her team, stated Deadline.com.

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