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July 23, 2014

About a "Girl" Who Refused to Just Shut up and Take Orders

Donald Sterling ASSOCIATED PRESS

You could argue that the woman on the recording didn't really set up the man on the recording; instead, she let events play out in a way that seemed quite characteristic for the Clippers owner.

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

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Vine User Gets Back At Store Employees Following Him In Best Possible Way

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39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

Black Professionals
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Chokehold Death Puts New York's Controversial Police Chief Back In The Spotlight

Bill Bratton
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These 3 Governors Are Definitely Not Good Neighbors

Deval Patrick
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not 'In Great Distress'

Eric Garner
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President Obama Expands Plan To Help Minority Boys

My Brothers Keeper
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Why The Case Of The NYPD Officer Who Put A Man In A Chokehold Is 'Indefensible'

Eric Garner
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Luxury New York Condo Will Have A 'Poor Door' For Lower-Income Residents

Poor Door
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Renisha McBride Shooting Death Trial To Begin

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Eric Garner's Cause Of Death 'Pending Further Studies'

Eric Garner
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Why I Can't Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

Eric Garner
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Town Stunned By Cops With KKK Ties

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NYPD Officer Stripped Of Badge, Gun After Chokehold Death

Chokehold
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New Raw Video Surfaces In NYPD Chokehold Death (GRAPHIC)

Eric Garner
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The NYPD Has A Long History Of Killing Unarmed Black Men

Sean Bell Nypd
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NYC Mayor Postpones Vacation In Light Of Man's Chokehold Death

Mayor De Blasio
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Mom Avoids Charges For Leaving Kids In Hot Car

Shanesha Taylor
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A Blow To The War On Drugs

Eric Holder
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You Won't Believe What These Homes Look Like Now

Befores
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Split Rumors Surround Beyonce And Jay Z

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Michael Rapaport Fires Back At 'Sh*t Stain' Spike Lee

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A$AP Rocky Is Facing A Lawsuit For Allegedly Slapping A Fan

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Newest 'Dear White People' Trailer Will Have You In Stitches

Dear White People Trailer
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Ray J Charged With 10 Crimes

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Celebrities React To Eric Garner's Death On Twitter

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The World's Got One Less Problem Thanks To This Dad-Daughter Dancing Duo

Dad And Daughter Dancing
YouTube

HBO Takes 'On The Run' Tour To Next Level

Beyonce Jay Z On The Run
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Snoop Dogg Says He Got High At The White House

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This Photo Of Blue Ivy Is Just. Too. Precious

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Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Jill Scott
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Here's The Best Of What Kanye West Told GQ

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Apollo Blasts Phaedra

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The Oscar-Winning Role Vanessa Williams Passed On

Own Oprahs Master Class Vaness Williams
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John Oliver Calls Out Our Racist, Broken Prison System & American Apathy

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Ex Destiny's Child Member Arrested

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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.

Continue reading Raphael Saadiq Moves 'Down the Line' In New Video

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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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