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February 27, 2015

From Selma to Ferguson: Keep Hope Alive!

The demands for justice in Ferguson, coupled with the recent speeches by New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and FBI Director James Comey, are indeed reasons to keep hope alive!

Here's What Happened When Detroit Youth Got Real With Police

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Someone Should Have Warned Kid Rock Not To Mess With Queen Bey

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Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center

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The Reason I Do NOT Think This Is Blackface

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KKK Was Terrorizing America Decades Before Islamic State Appeared

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Black Lives Matter to Labor

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10 Must-See Black Landmarks At Your Fingertips

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Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women's Lives Intersect

Sybrina Fulton
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Bill Cosby Says His Career Is 'Far From Finished'

Bill Cosby
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Life in Prison for Selling $20 Of Weed

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America's Unfair Rules Of The Road

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When Whites Get A Free Pass

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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Derrick Rose Releases Inspirational Commercial Days After Injury News

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After Years Of Taking Questions, Obama Turns The Tables On One Teen

Barack Obama
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As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights

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50 Cent Shares His New Thoughts On Fox's 'Empire'

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Nevada GOP Pushes New Gun Law Reminiscent Of 'Stand Your Ground'

Roberson
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Everything We Know About The Alleged Dez Bryant Video

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Texas Sports Anchor Delivers Stirring Anti-Racism Speech

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San Francisco Police Officer Hits, Kicks Homeless Man Who Slept On Bus (VIDEO)

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Tennessee Lawmaker Denies Controversial Comments Were Racially Charged

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'Stand Your Ground' Laws Are Still On The Books In 22 States

Trayvon Martin
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Warren Moon: Marshawn Lynch ‘Isn't A Dumb Kid' When It Comes To The Media, Won't Retire'

Warren Moon
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U.S. Criminal Deportations and the Future of Black Immigrants

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Marissa Alexander, The One Who Lived

Marissa Alexander
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How My Dad Became A Black Queer Feminist

Queer Black Feminism
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STUDY: Diverse Casts Deliver Higher Ratings

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3 Sentenced For Racist Attack That Killed Black Man

Deryl Dedmon
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Science Shows What's Happening Inside The Brains Of Blind Musicians Like Stevie Wonder

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Raven-Symone To Play Gay Character On 'Black-ish'

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Bella Thorne Opens Up About That Controversial Zendaya Hair Comment

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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Nothing Good Ever Happens In A Basement

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HBO Is Determined To Tackle Its Diversity Problem

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5 Big Reveals From 'How To Get Away With Murder' Season 1 Finale

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Moschino Pays Homage To The Looney Tunes' Hip Hop Days

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Naomi Campbell Will Have You Feeling Déjà Vu (And Not In A Good Way)

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The Unsettling Racial Satire America Needs Right Now

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William Morrow

Halle Berry Always Has 'A Hard Time Getting Roles'

Halle Berry
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Kanye West: 'Exclusivity Is The New N-Word'

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Ice-T Reveals He's Actually The Voice Of 'Dora The Explorer'

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Oh No! Lupita's Oscar Dress Was Stolen

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7 Times When Cookie Spoke The Truth On 'Empire'

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No Respect For Hip-Hop's O.G.s: Why Many Legendary MCs Still Need To Hustle

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'Empire' Co-Creator Is 'Gutted' By The Bill Cosby Allegations

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Here's The Timberwolves' 'Welcome Home' Video For Kevin Garnett

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Apparently This Is How Kim Kisses Kanye

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Will Smith Continues His Nostalgia Streak With 'Summertime'

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Beyoncé's Workout Video Is BEYond Motivational

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Everything You Need To Know About That Beyoncé College Class

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Mic Check: Here's Why Hip Hop Hasn't Grown up Yet

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Kelly Osbourne Threatens To Quit Fashion Police' Over Zendaya Controversy

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Kanye West Just Debuted Another New Track

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LeBron James Wants College Coaches To Stop Recruiting His 10-Year-Old Son

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Damon Wayans Comedy Tour Sidelined

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Bobby Brown Cancels Australian Tour To Spend Time With Bobbi Kristina

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How 'Empire' Co-Creator Drew On His Firsthand Experience With Homophobia

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Shonda Rhimes Was Not A Fan Of Lady Gaga's Oscars Performance

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Watch LeBron James Diss McDonald's, Then Remember They Pay Him

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