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Tatyana Ali suing Warner Bros over ‘The Real’

Somebody over at Warner Bros and Telepictures TV has got some ‘splainin’ to do as far as Tatyana Ali is concerned because she’s filed a lawsuit that the two entities stole her idea. In court ...
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Cops Walked Off The Job At A WNBA Game After ...

In wake of the Philando Castile and Alton Sterling killings at the hands of police last week, there have been “Black Lives Matter” protests all across the country. Tensions between the black community and law ...
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North Korean defector on living in the West: ‘We are ...

Yeonmi Park, 22, is in the rare position of being able to contrast Western societies with the secretive, authoritarian state of North Korea. Park, who grew up in the North Korean city of Hyesan, told ...
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Michelle Alexander Challenges Black Community: Something More is Required of ...

Michelle Alexander – I have struggled to find words to express what I thought and felt as I watched the videos of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile being killed by the police. Last night, I ...
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The Story Behind the Striking Photo of a Woman in ...

The Story Behind the Striking Photo of a Woman in a Dress Next to Armed Police in Baton Rouge  A photo of a black woman in a flowing dress, standing alone calmly while facing heavily-armed ...
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Chemotherapy Didn’t Stop This Driven Young Woman from Becoming Youngest ...

The lives of disabled students can be difficult and stressful, because balancing treatment and education is no easy task. In some cases, schools are unaccommodating and peers can be mean-spirited. Nyla Smith, a 20-year-old motivational ...
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Nitty Scott, MC talks sexism in hip-hop, healing & Afro-Latina ...

Brooklyn-based rapper Nitty Scott, MC has never shied away from talking about her feminism or Afro-Latin identity and the ways it’s had an effect on her music. During her recent tour stop in Toronto for ...
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EMPOWERED: LaVita Tuff : works with the local policy team to improve online access to government information. Her work focuses on analyzing and writing about government data disclosure in addition to providing feedback on adoption and ...
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Meet Officer Nakia Jones and Watch Her Chilling Reaction to ...

Warrensville, OH:  A black OH police officer said in an emotional Facebook Live video that she’s ashamed to be in the same company as the cops involved in the killing of Alton Sterling. “What hurts ...
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Read Beyonce’s open letter in response to the deaths of ...

The superstar artist Beyoncé is the latest and most high-profile musician to issue a statement in response to the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minn. ...
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Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Jesse Williams Haters With One Tweet

Shonda Rhimes has somehow managed to shut down the Jesse Williams haters and secure the return of Williams’ fan favorite “Grey’s Anatomy” character all before lunchtime. The “Grey’s” actor was honored at the BET Awards with ...
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Former Pharmaceutical Exec Who Quit to Care for Ailing Sister

Christi Shaw was U.S. president of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis when she stunned the business world by walking away from it all. She did it to care for her older sister, Sherry Whitford, who was ...