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March 31, 2015

'Rapping While Black'

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Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

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When a child actress is called a vile name by an long-running satire site, a beautiful young singer is labeled a stoner for wearing dreadlocks and a phenomenal 13-year old-female athlete is called a slut, they deserve more than a canned, robotic mea culpa.

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

Trevor Noah Comedian
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Michigan Cop In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 30 Years On Death Row Is Denied Restitution

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HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: A Daily Roundup Of Solutions-Based Stories

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Is Fibre Optic Cable Key To Africa's Economic Growth?

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The Role Of Parents In Improving School Diversity

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Here's What You Need To Know About Trevor Noah, New 'Daily Show' Host

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The Liberal Fight Over Banning 'Birth Of A Nation'

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Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

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Democrats and Republicans In Congress Actually Found Something To Agree On

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

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Michelle Obama Declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

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All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

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WaPo's Jonathan Capehart Urges Forgiveness For Expelled Oklahoma Student

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We Need Real Talk About Black Girls And Women

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Man Killed By Police On L.A.'s Skid Row Had Studied Physics, Wanted to Be Actor

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Gorgeous Black-And-White Portraits Explore The Meaning Of Multiracial Identities

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A Boston Cop Shooting And Our Post-Truth Era

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

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Nigeria Is Holding Elections While Thousands Are Still Displaced By Violence

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Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

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Troubled Waters: Why Africa's Largest Lake Is In Grave Danger

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Roger Moore: Comments About Idris Elba Were Taken Out Of Context

Idris Elba
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Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race

James Knowles
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Kenyans Sweep Races At World Cross Country Championships

Geoffrey Kamworor
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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Allegation

Taraji Henson
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Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

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Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

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Rewatch Snoop Dogg Teaching Martha Stewart To Make 'Special' Brownies

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Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

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Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

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It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

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Rihanna's 'Home' Beats Out 'Get Hard' At The Box Office

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Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

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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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This $12.95 Million Penthouse Is The Clear Answer To Your 'Empire' Withdrawals

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The Spark with Amanda Diva

'The Spark' Episode 36: Raekwon the Chef and Wu-Tang's Power Talk History, Oprah & More

"Can I get a suuuuu?!" This week is Wu week on The Spark as guests Raekwon and Oliver "Power" Grant stop by! The legendary MC and executive producer, sit down with Amanda Diva and weigh in on how major issues like gentrification, hip-hop, and Oprah effect the Black community. Also, the final instal...
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\'The Spark\' Episode 36: Raekwon the Chef and Wu-Tang\'s Power Talk History, Oprah & More

'The Spark' Episode 35: Writer Mums da Skeemer Talks Hip Hop & More!

This week on The Spark, poet, actor, and writer Mums da Skeemer stops through to talk hip hop on all levels, from where the female emcees went to who made it hip POP and more, with the bgirl herself Amanda Diva! Plus another installment of "Sad Moments in Black History". This week, Dave Chappelle. ...
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\'The Spark\' Episode 35: Writer Mums da Skeemer Talks Hip Hop & More!

'The Spark' Episode 34: Double O of Hip-Hop Duo Kidz in the Hall and Bevy Smith Talk Halle Berry & More!

This week on 'The Spark,' Double O of the hip-hop duo Kidz in the Hall and Bevy Smith sit down and talk it up about Halle Berry's nasty paternity suit, Juelz Santana's arrest and more! It is Black History Month, and Amanda keeps you laughing with the first installment of "Sad Moments in Black Histo...
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\'The Spark\' Episode 34: Double O of Hip-Hop Duo Kidz in the Hall and Bevy Smith Talk Halle Berry & More!

'The Spark' Episode 33: Q-Tip and Lola Ogunnaike Talk Oprah, Aretha and More!

This week on 'The Spark,' legendary MC and producer Q-Tip and journalist Lola Ogunnaike stop by to talk Oprah; the teen pregnancy boom at a Memphis, Tenn., high school; and Aretha Franklin seeing Halle Berry as her look-alike! Plus, we give the T-Pain microphone a run for its money with a new produ...
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\'The Spark\' Episode 33: Q-Tip and Lola Ogunnaike Talk Oprah, Aretha and More!

'The Spark' Episode 32: Legendary Actor Ben Vereen, the Deev Dishes on 'Basketball Wives' & More!

This week on 'The Spark,' legendary actor and song and dance man Ben Vereen ('Roots,' 'Idlewild,' 'All That Jazz') sits down with host Amanda Diva to discuss how he's managed to be so multifaceted, his thoughts on the current images of blackness in entertainment, his new project 'Stepping Out' (drop...
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\'The Spark\' Episode 32: Legendary Actor Ben Vereen, the Deev Dishes on \'Basketball Wives\' & More!
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