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April 23, 2014

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

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Major Shakeup At Ebony Magazine

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This 23-Year-Old Will Restore Your Faith In Politicians

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How Americans Feel About Affirmative Action Policies

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Obamas Pay Tribute To 'Godfather' Of House Music

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This NYPD Idea Backfired Horribly On Twitter

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You Won't Believe What This Southern Baptist Preacher Said

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Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

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'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

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5 Black Environmentalists That Are Saving The World

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2 Executions Stayed By Okla. Court

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Two Men Shot Near National Zoo During Annual Easter Monday Family Event

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Alabama Student Government Finally Votes For Integrating Greek System

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South Carolina Republicans Skip Event Honoring Judge Who Helped Bring Down Segregation

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KKK Forms Neighborhood Watch Group

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DOJ To Overhaul Clemency Process For Drug Offenders

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At Last: Jeans Made For Athletes With Muscular Legs

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Keke Palmer Set To Make Television History!

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This Boy Saved His Money For A PlayStation, But Then Tragedy Struck And He Helped His Community Instead

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'Love & Hip Hop' Star: 'We Didn't Do Anything Wrong'

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From the Awl:

"Sounds so soulful, don't you agree?"

That's Jay-Z, breaking in to admire the long, pitched-down passage from "Try A Little Tenderness" that opens "Otis," the second official leak from Jay and Yeezy's Watch The Throne. The track on "Otis" alternates between interpolation and staccato bursts, as if torn between literalism (reverence?) and avoiding a lawsuit (its own kind of nostalgia). Since it's 2011, and Otis Redding's estate is well advised of its rights and powers, Redding is credited as a featured artist on the track, a featured role that almost makes it seem like "Otis" is the King of Soul's posthumous tribute to himself, "Unforgettable" minus the filial right, or attachment, to the seance.

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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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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).

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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