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April 1, 2015

'Rapping While Black'

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Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

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When a child actress is called a vile name by an long-running satire site, a beautiful young singer is labeled a stoner for wearing dreadlocks and a phenomenal 13-year old-female athlete is called a slut, they deserve more than a canned, robotic mea culpa.

Black Woman Details 'Intrusive' Hair Searches By TSA

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

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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

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Bucknell University Expels 3 For Racist Radio Broadcast

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

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

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Michigan Cop In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force

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

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 30 Years On Death Row Is Denied Restitution

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HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: A Daily Roundup Of Solutions-Based Stories

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Is Fibre Optic Cable Key To Africa's Economic Growth?

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The Role Of Parents In Improving School Diversity

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Here's What You Need To Know About Trevor Noah, New 'Daily Show' Host

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The Liberal Fight Over Banning 'Birth Of A Nation'

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

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Democrats and Republicans In Congress Actually Found Something To Agree On

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Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

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All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

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WaPo's Jonathan Capehart Urges Forgiveness For Expelled Oklahoma Student

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We Need Real Talk About Black Girls And Women

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Man Killed By Police On L.A.'s Skid Row Had Studied Physics, Wanted to Be Actor

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Gorgeous Black-And-White Portraits Explore The Meaning Of Multiracial Identities

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A Boston Cop Shooting And Our Post-Truth Era

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Nigeria Is Holding Elections While Thousands Are Still Displaced By Violence

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

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Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

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

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Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

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Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

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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'

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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

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

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

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

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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

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Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her Love Triangle With Chris Brown And Rihanna

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Watch Mariah Carey Casually Sing Along To Her Greatest Hits

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Cookie Heads To 'SNL'

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This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

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First Look At Lauryn Hill's Baby Boy

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From BlackCelebKids.com

Proud sisters Selah,12, and Sarah,3, Marley hold on to their new baby brother! Singer Lauryn Hill welcomed her sixth child this past weekend(July 23rd, 2011), as first reported by Blackcelebkids.com.

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50 Cent Threatens To Withhold New Album ... Again

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From MTV News:

50 Cent is no stranger to controversy, and the G-Unit general has once again caused a stir with some early morning tweets saying he won't release another album on Interscope and threatening to leak Dr. Dre's new single "Psycho" later in the day on Wednesday (July 27).

Read more here.

Beyonce Will Not Publish Soul Food Cookbook

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From the Huffington Post:

Beyonce's publicist told Today.com that Beyonce has no plans for a cookbook. "This is untrue," she said.

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6 Hip Hop Wives With Their Own Hustle

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From the Atlanta Post:

Hip Hop is hard on marriage. Any fame is. But what can be helpful to any union, prominent or otherwise, is meaningful work. Engaging in your own thing is a good mental health move and helps take the pressure off of a relationship. The Atlanta Post has rounded up six women who've seen beyond the current spoils of marriage to build something of their very own.

Read more here.

Lauryn Hill Confirms That Rohan Marley Is Not The Father of Her Newborn Baby

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From Bossip:

Looks like Lauryn Hill seed numero seis doesn't belong to that shady Rohan Marley after all...

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Radio & TV Talk Atlanta-Based 'The Mo'Nique Show' Canceled

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Comedienne and actress Mo'Nique's late-night talk show, The Monique Show, has been canceled, according to her sidekick Rodney Perry. Sources close to Mo'Nique's camp say that Perry announced the news via text yesterday noting that the show will be on an "indefinite hiatus."

According to Rodney Ho of the Atlanta Journal's Radio & TV Talk Blog, BET confirmed the cancellation via email, stating that "The Mo'Nique Show will be on production hiatus beginning in the fall." ... Mo'Nique Hicks and The Mo'Nique Show are important to the BET Networks family and we look forward to continuing our relationship our with her."

Rumors have it that Monique and the execs could not come to a mutual agreement while others say the cancellation was due to low ratings. The show debuted in October 2009.

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Get Into Another Fight?

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From Media Take Out:

For the second time in nearly a month, Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend Safaree got into a heated altercation.

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Raphael Saadiq Moves 'Down the Line' In New Video

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Grammy Award-winner singer, songwriter Raphael Saadiq has remained pretty consistent in releasing music throughout his illustrious career. And this week mark the release of his latest single off of his fifth solo album, 'Stone Rollin,' titled 'Movin' Down The Line (Don't You Go Away).'

The former Tony Toni Tone frontman revealed that the video is a reflection of his evolution as an musician. "This song is really close to my heart, and the video reflects my entire journey as a musician, and life on the road," he said in a statement. "Not even my family get a chance to view me this way. Moving Down The Line captures the best feeling ever, in your soul heart and mind."

Check out Raphael Saadiq's journey in 'Movin' Down The Line (Don't You Go Away)' below.

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Random Midday Hotness: Jamming With James, Michael and Prince

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From PostBourgie:

When someone mentioned this to me a little while ago, I thought it was a joke. A sweaty James Brown jams with his band, and then invites Michael Jackson, who is in the audience, to join them. Michael then whispers something to James, and the two of them yield the stage to Prince.

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