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April 21, 2015

Black Spirituality Matters Featuring OSHUN NYC

Black spirituality in America manifests itself in various ways. The black church, the mosque, traditional African practices and other religions aid African Americans in coping with being treated like second-class citizens.

Kim Kardashian's Second Marriage & 9 Other Things That Didn't Take As Long As Loretta Lynch's Confirmation

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Officer Caught In Violent Arrest Video Charged With Felonies

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Philly Opera Stars Discuss The Challenges Of Being A Black Opera Singer

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'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies

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Baltimore Launches Criminal Probe Into Death Of Man Injured In Police Custody

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Man Carrying Knife And Bible Fatally Shot By St. Louis Police

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Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

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What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About 'Black Lives Matter' Protests

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Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

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Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

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R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

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Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

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Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

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Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

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#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

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Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

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Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

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Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

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'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

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Black Voices Celebrates the True Old School

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Old School Hip-Hop

As we celebrate Black Music Month this June, we figured the best way to honor hip-hop music is to recognize the pioneers who made it all possible. In this series, we're not only taking it back to the old school but we're also connecting the dots to today's artists who've been essential in continuing...
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Old School Hip-Hop

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Top 10 Covers of Old School Rap Songs

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the hip-hop community generally considers it blasphemous to take a fellow rappers' lyrics. For that reason, it's rather uncommon to find emcees covering songs by other emcees. ('In tha Beginning There Was Rap,' a 1997 compilation of rap cover...
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Eric B. & Rakim

There's only one hip-hop group who can claim to have had a presidential-caliber DJ and a rapper known as 'The God MC': Eric B. & Rakim. The trailblazing rap duo elevated rap from mainly being party songs to music that placed a premium on deeply coded lyrics and undeniably soulful, sampled beats....
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Olivia's Top 5 Old School Hip-Hop Songs

It's hard to imagine a former member of G-Unit, not being a fan of hip-hop. So we asked Olivia to share her five favorite rap songs from back in the day. Though some might scoff at tunes from the mid-90s being considered 'old school,' you can't really argue about the quality of the tracks she's sele...
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5 Questions with Olivia

R&B sensation Olivia (Longott) is ready to blow up the scene with her dynamite vocal talent and irresistible style, this time as a solo artist on Universal Motown. The New York native, who is preparing to release her upcoming album, 'Show the World,' is attempting to rebrand herself after stints on ...
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Public Enemy

Public Enemy changed hip-hop with its blend of politically aware lyrics, dissonant beats and an inventive group dynamic. Chuck D's booming voice and complex lyrics touted black nationalism and critiqued societal inequity. Flavor Flav played the trickster/court jester. Terminator X, the DJ, spoke onl...
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April 21, 2015

Black Spirituality Matters Featuring OSHUN NYC

Black spirituality in America manifests itself in various ways. The black church, the mosque, traditional African practices and other religions aid African Americans in coping with being treated like second-class citizens.

Kim Kardashian's Second Marriage & 9 Other Things That Didn't Take As Long As Loretta Lynch's Confirmation

Kim Kardashian
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cop Cleared Of All Charges In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Black Woman

Rekia Boyd Lawsuit
RightsForRekia.com

Goodbye, Friend: Michael Eric Dyson On His Break With Mentor Cornel West

Cornel West
Monica Schipper via Getty Images

Woman Discovers Birth Mother At The Company Where She Works

Lasonya Mitchellclark
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Soldier Dad Surprises Son On Picture Day With Epic Photobomb

Soldier Dad
ABC 11

Officer Caught In Violent Arrest Video Charged With Felonies

William Melendez
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philly Opera Stars Discuss The Challenges Of Being A Black Opera Singer

Opera Philadelphia
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies

Ben Powers
Youtube

Baltimore Launches Criminal Probe Into Death Of Man Injured In Police Custody

Freddie Gray Protest
Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP

Man Carrying Knife And Bible Fatally Shot By St. Louis Police

Jon Belmar
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

Boko Haram
Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
Global Black Voices
 

Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

Johannesburg
MUJAHID SAFODIEN via Getty Images

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

Spike Lee
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What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About 'Black Lives Matter' Protests

Black Lives Matter
ROBYN BECK via Getty Images

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

Barack Obama
Mark Wilson via Getty Images

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Stenberg
Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images

Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

Dv1644056
Public domain

R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

Johnny Kemp
YouTube

Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

Justice League Staten Island
Twitter/Linda Sarsour
HuffPost Reports

Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

Kanye Time 100
Time Magazine

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

Charles Payne
Fox Business Network

#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

Fight 15
BYP100 Vimeo

Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

Robert Bates
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

Michael Jai White
Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images

Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

Youtube
YouTube

'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

Milajamimfromdriftwood
I'm From Driftwood / YouTube

Racist Posts On NY Cop Blog Raise Ire At Time Of Tension

Nypd Car
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

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Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

Bill Withers
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Dude Catcalls Women During Anti-Catcalling Report

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After Enduring 'More Drama,' Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Recent Scandals

Mary J Blige
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

15 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

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Joan Smalls is A Bombshell, And Here's How To Get Her Look

Joan Smalls
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Migos Members Reportedly Arrested For Drug Possession

Migos
Brad Barket via Getty Images

Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

Kendrick Lamar
Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Amber Rose Reveals Why She's Not Interested In Joining 'Fashion Police'

Amber Rose
Jason Merritt via Getty Images

The New 'Bold & Beautiful' Face Of Transgenderism

Bold And Beautiful
Gilles Toucas/Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Kanye's Old Pal Says The Superstar Hasn't Changed Over The Years -- Almost

Rhymefest
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

Kareem Abdul Jabbar
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People Are Calling This The Alley-Oop Of The Year

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Manny Pacquiao Got A Punching Bag With Floyd Mayweather's Face On It

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Watch Jay Z's New Video For His Blue Ivy Song 'Glory'

Jay Z Glory
Tidal

Ludacris Performs 'Awkward' Gig At Tribeca Film Festival Opening

Ludacris
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

LeBron James Sarcastically Picks Kevin Love As NBA MVP

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April 21, 2015

Black Spirituality Matters Featuring OSHUN NYC

Black spirituality in America manifests itself in various ways. The black church, the mosque, traditional African practices and other religions aid African Americans in coping with being treated like second-class citizens.

Kim Kardashian's Second Marriage & 9 Other Things That Didn't Take As Long As Loretta Lynch's Confirmation

Kim Kardashian
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cop Cleared Of All Charges In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Black Woman

Rekia Boyd Lawsuit
RightsForRekia.com

Goodbye, Friend: Michael Eric Dyson On His Break With Mentor Cornel West

Cornel West
Monica Schipper via Getty Images

Woman Discovers Birth Mother At The Company Where She Works

Lasonya Mitchellclark
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Soldier Dad Surprises Son On Picture Day With Epic Photobomb

Soldier Dad
ABC 11

Officer Caught In Violent Arrest Video Charged With Felonies

William Melendez
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philly Opera Stars Discuss The Challenges Of Being A Black Opera Singer

Opera Philadelphia
ASSOCIATED PRESS

'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies

Ben Powers
Youtube

Baltimore Launches Criminal Probe Into Death Of Man Injured In Police Custody

Freddie Gray Protest
Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP

Man Carrying Knife And Bible Fatally Shot By St. Louis Police

Jon Belmar
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Meet The 'Malala Of Africa'

Boko Haram
Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
Global Black Voices
 

Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

Johannesburg
MUJAHID SAFODIEN via Getty Images

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

Spike Lee
ASSOCIATED PRESS

What People Are Really Saying When They Complain About 'Black Lives Matter' Protests

Black Lives Matter
ROBYN BECK via Getty Images

Obama Torches Republicans Over Loretta Lynch Delays: 'This Is Embarrassing'

Barack Obama
Mark Wilson via Getty Images

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Stenberg
Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images

Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers

Dv1644056
Public domain

R&B Singer Johnny Kemp Dead At 55

Johnny Kemp
YouTube

Protesters Against Police Brutality Begin 9-Day March From NYC To DC

Justice League Staten Island
Twitter/Linda Sarsour
HuffPost Reports

Time's Most Influential List Includes Kanye, Kim K And Laverne Cox

Kanye Time 100
Time Magazine

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

Charles Payne
Fox Business Network

#BlackWorkMatters: 'It's A Fight For The Dignity Of Workers'

Fight 15
BYP100 Vimeo

Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Speaks Out

Robert Bates
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michael Jai White Writes A Letter Of Apology To His Ex-Girlfriends

Michael Jai White
Frederick M. Brown via Getty Images

Former NBA Player Explains In Detail How Millionaire Pros Go Broke

Youtube
YouTube

'I Literally Went Back to Zero': Woman Sacrificed Everything for This One Reason (VIDEO)

Milajamimfromdriftwood
I'm From Driftwood / YouTube

Racist Posts On NY Cop Blog Raise Ire At Time Of Tension

Nypd Car
Spencer Platt via Getty Images

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These Are The States With The Most Divorced Residents

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Stephen Marks via Getty Images

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

Bill Withers
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Dude Catcalls Women During Anti-Catcalling Report

Catcaller
YouTube.com

After Enduring 'More Drama,' Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Recent Scandals

Mary J Blige
Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

15 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

Anxiety
McMillan Digital Art via Getty Images

Joan Smalls is A Bombshell, And Here's How To Get Her Look

Joan Smalls
Getty

Migos Members Reportedly Arrested For Drug Possession

Migos
Brad Barket via Getty Images

Kendrick Lamar Just Revealed Who He Thinks The Best Rapper In The Game Is

Kendrick Lamar
Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Amber Rose Reveals Why She's Not Interested In Joining 'Fashion Police'

Amber Rose
Jason Merritt via Getty Images

The New 'Bold & Beautiful' Face Of Transgenderism

Bold And Beautiful
Gilles Toucas/Bell-Phillip Television Productions

Kanye's Old Pal Says The Superstar Hasn't Changed Over The Years -- Almost

Rhymefest
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

Kareem Abdul Jabbar
ASSOCIATED PRESS

People Are Calling This The Alley-Oop Of The Year

Alley Oop
Vine

You're Definitely Gonna Want To Swipe Right On This

Jamie
ABC

Manny Pacquiao Got A Punching Bag With Floyd Mayweather's Face On It

Punching Bag
Patrick O'Neal

Watch Jay Z's New Video For His Blue Ivy Song 'Glory'

Jay Z Glory
Tidal

Ludacris Performs 'Awkward' Gig At Tribeca Film Festival Opening

Ludacris
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

LeBron James Sarcastically Picks Kevin Love As NBA MVP

Kevin Love Lebron James
Mike Lawrie via Getty Images

What It Was Like To Watch The 'SNL' Doc With Its True Star

Leslie Jones
Robin Marchant via Getty Images