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March 4, 2015

DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

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Why Aren't More People of Color Labeled 'Gifted'? Unlocking the Genius in All of Us

Students (young and older) respond to instruction in the way that is expected of them. If taught as if they are slow, students will conform to that perception. Imagine what would happen if we treated all students, from the earliest years through their post-secondary studies, as if there were geniuses inside, simply waiting for recognition.

A Look At Race As A Social Construct

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama Treats Netanyahu Like He's 'One Of The Cops That Choked Eric Garner'

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Petition Calls On Alabama To Rename Historic Selma Bridge

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Oprah's Harpo Studios Is Closing

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'Phenomenal' Young Girls Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

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City Of Cleveland Blames Tamir Rice For His Own Death, Then Apologizes

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Florida Man Faces Racial Bigot In Bar, Met With Support

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Bill Cosby Accuser In 2005 Case Reveals Details Of Alleged Assault

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Ferguson Officials To Meet With U.S. Justice Department

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Here Are The States Where Obamacare Subsidies Could Disappear

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In Solidarity: When Caribbean Immigrants Become Black

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It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

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Darren Wilson Unlikely To Face Criminal Charges

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Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How.

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These Two Teens Aren't Just Sisters -- They're Twins

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Black Lives Will Matter When Our Tragedies Turn To Triumph: Let Ferguson Be A Start

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Selma To Montgomery: But What About SNCC?

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LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

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Ku Klux Klan Fliers Promoting Islamophobia Found In Washington State Neighborhood

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

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Former School Leader Charged In Cheating Conspiracy Passes Away

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Rev. Al Sharpton: The Time For Voter Rights Is Now

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Black Equality Doesn't End In February

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

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Covert 'Body Sculptor' Faces Severe Prison Time For Fatal Butt Injections

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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'Is White Culture Always Going To Be On The Fritz?'

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Chicago's Black Voters Key In Heated Race

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Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly

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Holder Plans Push For Lower Standard Of Proof In Civil-Rights Cases

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T-Boz Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary Of 'Creep'

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Apollo Theater Set To Commemorate 100th Birthday Of Billie Holiday

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Kanye West Rails Against Class Divisions

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The 7 Style Books That You Should Add To Your Library

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ESPN Anchor Goes To War With Iggy Azalea's Boyfriend

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Kobe Takes Blame For Miscarriage Wife Suffered During 2003 Rape Allegations

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Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

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Madonna Thinks Kanye 'Takes Things Too Seriously'

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'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett's Sister Played Denise On 'Full House'

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Richard Sherman Wants The SuperSonics Back In Seattle

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Michael Jordan Fails Yet Again To Win ‘Richest Person In The World' Title

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Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

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How Vince Young Found New Purpose After His NFL Dreams Crumbled

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The Definitive Ranking Of Every Empire Song (So Far)

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Kanye's New Album Gets A Title

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See The First Photo Of Alicia Keys' Baby Boy!

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From indieWire:

Yes, really. We've written about The Help extensively on this site, and now the drama set in the 1960s segregated South will be presented in a special advanced screening at the 102nd NAACP National Convention next week, on July 27, at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in Downtown Los Angeles.

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From the Los Angeles Times:

Twenty years ago this month, a small, hip-hop infused coming-of-age drama set in South-Central Los Angeles called 'Boyz N the Hood' was causing extreme reactions from two very different audiences.

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From MSNBC:

Lauryn Hill welcomed a bouncing baby boy on Saturday, but it wasn't all smooth for the singer or her new tot inside the delivery room.

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From indieWire:

It's no secret that Oprah's new joint venture television network with Discovery, now called the OWN network, has been struggling from day one. Not long ago, she let everyone know that plans were in the works to do some revamping. However, now comes word that her publication, O Magazine, is also struggling with ad sales.

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As gay couples in New York file into churches and courthouses to legally marry and later celebrate their nuptials, New York City's theater world has found its own unique ways to observe and celebrate the historic occasion.

Over the weekend Tony award winning actress and singer Audra McDonald of A Raisin in the Sun and Ragtime fame (and less so the Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice), sung at one of the first ceremonies in the state, one officiated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

"So honored and excited," McDonald tweeted.

Even gay puppets got in on the action.

According to Broadway.com, Avenue Q puppet characters Rod and Ricky got married at city hall before Sunday's show.

"To have this finally happen for us – especially so soon after Will and Kate – is unbelievable to me," Rod said in a statement, according to the website. "I realize there are a lot of broken hearts out there now that Ricky and I are off the market – step back, all you chorus boys! – but I've known since Day One that Ricky is the husband for me. He's the furry fellow I want to spend my life with both on and off the stage."

Later tonight other gays in the Broadway community plan on gathering at the St. James Theater tonight following an evening performance of Hair to wed.

"It's not just a summer of love," Rory O'Malley, star of The Book of Mormon and a co-founder of the gay rights group Broadway Impact, said at a press conference announcing the event. "It's a summer of equality."

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From the Telegraph:

Maybe this shouldn't come as a surprise – but the most gripping contribution to Eurepica. Challenge, a showcase of a dozen one-act dramas mapping the state of play in Europe today, comes courtesy of a founder member of the company presenting it (for too short a season) at the Almeida: Nikolai Khalezin of Belarus Free Theatre.

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From the Huffington Post:

Say it ain't so, Mercedes! Last week, 'Glee' showrunner Ryan Murphy dropped a bombshell when he announced that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would not be returning for the hit show's fourth season. Now, Amber Riley says her character might also graduate after this season.

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From People:

Just three days before she was found dead in her apartment on Saturday, Amy Winehouse appeared happy and healthy as she danced alongside her goddaughter, singer Dionne Bromfield, at a London venue.

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From Idolator:

Lauryn Hill warned us that some guys are only about "that thing" in her song "Doo Wop," and now her boyfriend has proved it.

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From the Associated Press:

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hadn't released an album in four years, hadn't had a hit in just as long, and when she performed on stage, the headlines she usually drew were for atrocious performances. She was an addict who, like so many performers before her, let her talents fall prey to a drugged-up lifestyle.

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