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January 30, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter Should Contend With Community Violence, Too

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Officer Who Arrested 69-Year-Old Man With Golf Club Reassigned To Desk Duty

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Two Years Later, Chicago Recalls Hadiya Pendleton's Promise

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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

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The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

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Ex-Cab Driver Lands On FBI's Most Wanted List Of Terrorists

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Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on Selma

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The Black Panthers and the Rise of Revolutionary Culture

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George Zimmerman Assault Case Dropped After Ex-Girlfriend Recants Story

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Arizona Tried To Keep KRS-One Out Of Classrooms, So He Went There Himself

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Texas Executes Man With IQ Of 67

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Says He May Run Against Steve Scalise

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Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'He Was Never A Hero Of Mine'

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MLK Children Working To Settle Legal Dispute

Martin Luther King Children
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GOP Holds and Will Continue to Hold Lynch Hostage to Holder

Loretta Lynch
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The Tech Diversity Story That's Not Being Told

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Former Detroit Leader Fears For His Son's Life At The Hands Of Police

Kevyn Orr
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'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

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St. Louis City Hall Meeting Interrupted By Brawl

St Louis City Hall Fight
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Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

Loretta Lynch
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What's in a Name: Senate Subcommittee Drops 'Civil Rights and Human Rights' From Name

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Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After Haiti Earthquake Tore Them Apart

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It's Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

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The New Republic Confronts Its 'Perceived Legacy Of Racism'

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Little Rock School District To Be Controlled By State

Little Rock School District
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Seattle Cops Sorry About Arresting 70-Year-Old Black Vet For No Reason

Old Black Hand On Cane
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SCOTUS Could Gut Key Civil Rights Law Right When Segregation Is Getting More Sophisticated

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South Sudan's Nuba Refugees Strive For Independence – In Pictures

South Sudan Nuba Refugees
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Iggy Azalea Responds After Eve & Jill Scott Diss Her 'Blaccent'

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Kanye & Drake Appear On The Same Song For The First Time In Forever

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Why Did Scandal Dumb Down Olivia Pope?

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Missy Elliott Will Join Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

Missy Elliott
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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: "Mommy's Home"

How To Get Away With Murder Mitchell Haaseth
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8 Things Even Football Fans Don't Know About The Super Bowl

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If Only Olivia Pope Could Look After Herself As Well As She Does Everyone Else...

Scandal
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Jay Z Is Taking On Spotify

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This Is How Fox's Targeted Marketing Paid Off For 'Empire'

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Eddie Murphy Is Returning To 'SNL' For The First Time Since 1984

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How To Be As Fierce As Olivia Pope In 5 Simple Steps

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Jessica Williams On Dating While Feminist

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Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

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North West Is The Star Of Kanye's New Music Video

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'Supergirl' Casts 'True Blood' Star As Jimmy Olsen

Mehcad Brooks
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A Former Knick Just Said Some Stuff Every New Yorker Can Relate To

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5 Kerry Washington Quotes That Prove She 'Handles It'

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David Oyelowo Defends Benedict Cumberbatch After 'Colored' Comment

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In Praise Of Women With Braids

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Watch Ava DuVernay's Perfect Response To Her 'Selma' Oscar Snub

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Ludacris Wins Full Custody Of Daughter

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How Wearing The Wrong Jewelry Can Get You Locked Up

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Gabrielle Union Says 'The World Isn't Going To End' If We See More Diversity In Women On TV

Gabrielle Union
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The Most Showstopping Super Bowl Halftime Outfits Of All-Time

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Sly Stone Wins Lawsuit

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Jill Scott On Why She Only Dates For Six Months

Jill Scott
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Mickey Guyton And The Trailblazing Black Women Of Country Music

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WATCH: 'This Is How We Do It'...At Buffalo Wild Wings?

Montell Jordan
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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes For Race Comments

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This Could Be The Next Shonda Rhimes Show

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Diana Ross Returns To Las Vegas With Mini-Residency

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Watch A Sneak Peek Of The New 'How To Get Away With Murder'

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