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September 14, 2014

At 9 Years Old, Grace Has Already Beaten Cancer. Now She's Taking On Child Homelessness

Grace Callwood
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Everything You Need To Know About Michael Brown's Record

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Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In To Police

Adrian Peterson
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The Worst Jobs For Your Health

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Tavis Smiley: 'Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama'

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How Obamacare Could Be A Huge Boon To 'Alt-Labor' Groups

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‘Why Didn't You Just Leave?’

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New Details Emerge In Zimmerman Road Rage Incident

Zimmerman Road Rage
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4 Things You Should Buy In Bulk -- And 3 You Shouldn't

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School Hallway Monitor Who Strangled Prostitutes Is Dead

Kendall Francis Dies
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Rarely-Seen Photos Spotlight The 1970s Social Scene Of South Side Chicago

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Michael L. Abramson

Olive Garden And Its Flavorless Pasta Get Ripped Apart In 294-Page Report

Black Elementary Students Are Absent At Alarming Rate In This State

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Report: Death Toll In Central African Republic Tops 5,000

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WATCH: NFL Broadcaster's Impassioned Plea For The NFL To Address Domestic Violence

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Illinois GOP Senator Fundraising Off Possibility Michelle Obama Could Challenge Him

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Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Racist Remarks Revealed

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10 High Schools That Beat The Odds

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Black People And Asian Men Have A Much Harder Time Dating On OKCupid

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Mr. Cory's Back To School Video Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Day

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Democratic Congressman Hilariously Recommends 'Sexting' As An Organizing Tool

Jim Clyburn
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Could Ebola Lead To Liberia's Collapse?

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Bill Cosby: Blacks Must Prepare To Fight Voter Suppression

Bill Cosby
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A Thank You Note To HuffPost Readers

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Ballerina Misty Copeland: No, All Black Women Don't Have The Same Body

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Obama: U.S. Will 'Intensify' Sanctions On Russia

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Black Men's Excuses For Ray Rice Sound A Lot Like The Ones Darren Wilson's Supporters Used

Ray Rice
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We All Remember Where We Were On September 11. These Are Your Stories.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Tops The Root 's 100 List Of Black Influencers

Tanehisi Coates
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Police Chief Defends Vast Inequalities In Arrests

Bill Bratton
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Paul George's Controversial Comments On Ray Rice Case

Paul George
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New Video Reveals Details Behind Mike Brown Shooting

Michael Brown
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Idris Elba And Dolphins Take The Box Office

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FLASHBACK: Marvin Gaye Delivers Iconic Anthem At 1983 NBA All-Star Game

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Kanye West Demands Wheelchair-Bound Audience Member Stand Up

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Beverly Johnson Is ‘Angry' To See So Few Black Faces On The Runway

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Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Finally Performed 'Flawless' Remix Live

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Michael Che Makes Comedy History

Michael Che Weekend Update
Mindy Tucker

Comedy Sketch Nails Media Portrayal Of Black Victims To The Wall

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You Can't Go Wrong Wearing These Colors At Fashion Week

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Steve Harvey Pinpoints A Big Reason Success Often Feels Just Out Of Reach

Steve Harvey Oprah Lifeclass Success
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'The Real' Promises To Live Up To Its Name

The Real Tamar Braxton
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Black Twitter Won't Let Vogue Forget Epic Article Fail

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Tyler Perry Makes History, AGAIN!

Tyler Perry The Haves And The Have Nots

Little Girl Understandably Bummed Obama Is Not Beyoncé

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CBS Pulls Rihanna From 'Thursday Night Football' Amid Ray Rice Scandal

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The Definition of Beauty for Black Women Is Still in Flux -- Why?

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Elise Neal Lands Role In Aaliyah Biopic

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Actually, Vogue, The Era Of The Big Booty Began A Long Ass Time Ago

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Terry Crews Speaks Out About Domestic Violence

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5 NYFW Trends You Can Bring From The Runway Into Your Home

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10 Things You May Not Know About Keke Palmer

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Dispute Over Duke Ellington Royalties Lands In Court

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Kanye West Hospitalized In Australia

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Jon Stewart Says What Everyone's Thinking About the NFL

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Pharrell On Ferguson: 'This Is Going To Be The Longest Hangover In Race Relations, Ever'

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You've Never Seen Nicki Minaj Quite Like This

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Showtime's hit comedy series 'Nurse Jackie' starring Edie Falco returns for a third season this week, and brings with it Anna Deavere Smith, who comes back to play Gloria Akalitus, the old-guard, by-the-book ER administrator.

The Baltimore native and noted playwright, whose career spans more than 20 years and has included several critically acclaimed one-woman shows, such as 'Fires in the Mirror' and 'Twilight: Los Angeles,' is currently midrun with 'Let Me Down Easy' at the Philadelphia Theater Company.

The play tells the human side of the health-care story now unwinding in politics, by bringing to light questions about the human body, the resilience of the spirit and the price of care.

Continue reading Anna Deavere Smith Gets Funny

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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.

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

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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.

Continue reading Eddie Murphy to Receive Comedy Icon Award

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Continue reading 'Avatar's Laz Alonso Ready To 'Breakout' In New 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.

Taraji P. Henson
is the latest acclaimed actress to sign up for the boob tube.

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


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.

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

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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.

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