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March 28, 2015

Cookie Lyon of Fox's 'Empire' Sheds Rare Light on Black Women's Incarceration and Reentry

Unfortunately, the damage resulting from the nearly decade long apex of black female confinement is substantial.

Kenyans Sweep Races At World Cross Country Championships

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I Wasn't Prepared For The Horror Story That Is Online Dating While Black

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Nigeria Votes In Election Amid Boko Haram Violence

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Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

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In Liberia, Children Affected By Ebola Need Our Support

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Is It Time To Stop Reading Books By White Men?

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Strengthening the Connections Between African Americans and National Parks

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Black Man Beaten By Police In Michigan Says Drugs Were Planted

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Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

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Student Indicted For Hanging Noose Around Ole Miss Statue Honoring James Meredith

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Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race

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How Ethiopia Is Shaking Off Its Famine-Stricken Image

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Nevada GOP Moves To Limit Early Voting On Sundays, Weeknight Evenings

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Airport Pat-Downs Of Black Women's Hairstyles Deemed Discriminatory

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The Real Reason Tyrese Didn't Reunite With Taraji P. Henson On 'Empire'

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UNC Students: Why Are We Still Honoring A KKK Leader In 2015?

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SAE Fraternity Members Learned Racist Song At National Leadership Event, University Finds

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Southern Baptists Confront Racist Past

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'Help! My Boys Were Stopped Three Times By Police For Being Outside Unsupervised'

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Colorado Lawmakers Use Slideshow With Racial Slurs When Pushing Bill For Native American Mascot Ban

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

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Police Settle Suit Over Use Of Tear Gas During Missouri Protests

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Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

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Does Ballet Have a Color?

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Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

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Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

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Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

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Kendrick Lamar Has The First No. 1 Album With 'Pimp' In The Title

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Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

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Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her Love Triangle With Chris Brown And Rihanna

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Watch Mariah Carey Casually Sing Along To Her Greatest Hits

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Cookie Heads To 'SNL'

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Rihanna Is Releasing Some New Music On Thursday

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Fox Is Suing 'Empire Distribution' To Protect Its Rights To 'Empire'

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'Ethnic' Actors Aren't Stealing White Roles: The Racist, Clueless Backlash To TV's Greatest Season Begins

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Idris Elba Eyed For Villain Role In 'Star Trek 3'

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