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January 31, 2015

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Jordan Davis' Parents Open Up About Coping With Their Son's Death

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NYPD Unveils Anti-Terrorism Unit To Deal With Protesters

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$50 Million Lawsuit Planned In Shooting Of Akai Gurley

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Town Rallies Behind Doctor, 88, Who May Lose License For Treating Poor Patients From His Car

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What Happens When Transnational Adoptees Learn About Race

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#BlackLivesMatter Should Contend With Community Violence, Too

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Officer Who Arrested 69-Year-Old Man With Golf Club Reassigned To Desk Duty

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Soon, Not Even 1 Percent Of Fortune 500 Companies Will Have Black CEOs

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Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

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The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

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Ex-Cab Driver Lands On FBI's Most Wanted List Of Terrorists

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Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

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The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

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George Zimmerman Assault Case Dropped After Ex-Girlfriend Recants Story

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'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

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Arizona Tried To Keep KRS-One Out Of Classrooms, So He Went There Himself

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Texas Executes Man With IQ Of 67

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

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Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'He Was Never A Hero Of Mine'

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MLK Children Working To Settle Legal Dispute

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GOP Holds and Will Continue to Hold Lynch Hostage to Holder

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The Tech Diversity Story That's Not Being Told

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Former Detroit Leader Fears For His Son's Life At The Hands Of Police

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St. Louis City Hall Meeting Interrupted By Brawl

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Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

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What's in a Name: Senate Subcommittee Drops 'Civil Rights and Human Rights' From Name

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Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After Haiti Earthquake Tore Them Apart

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It's Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

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John Legend On 'Selma' Snubs: 'It Was Oscar-Worthy Work'

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This 1 Quote Proves Terry Crews Should Be Everyone's Favourite Feminist

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Kanye & Drake Appear On The Same Song For The First Time In Forever

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Missy Elliott Will Join Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: "Mommy's Home"

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8 Things Even Football Fans Don't Know About The Super Bowl

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If Only Olivia Pope Could Look After Herself As Well As She Does Everyone Else...

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Jay Z Is Taking On Spotify

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Eddie Murphy Is Returning To 'SNL' For The First Time Since 1984

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How To Be As Fierce As Olivia Pope In 5 Simple Steps

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Jessica Williams On Dating While Feminist

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Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

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5 Kerry Washington Quotes That Prove She 'Handles It'

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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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