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Entries by Michelle Marques from 06/2012

Florida Voting Restrictions Blocked By Florida Judge

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

A federal judge in Florida has blocked parts of a state law that put "harsh and impractical" restrictions on civic groups that help new voters registe...

Iman Defends Black Makeup Brands At WWD Beauty Summit

Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

Iman is tired of black beauty products being relegated to the back walls of "ethnic sections" in major retailers. The model and beauty mogul spok...

James Earl Jones Wins Marian Anderson Award

Posted 06.05.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- James Earl Jones has been named the 2012 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership benefits humani...

Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Delays Filing For New Bond Hearing

Posted 06.05.2012 | Black Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An attorney for the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin is delaying his request for a new bond he...

Prince's Birthday: Singer Turns 54

Posted 06.07.2012 | Black Voices

The purifying waters of Lake Minnetonka have definitely been a fountain of youth for Prince. Today the 'Purple Rain' star turns 54 and after all these...

Man Gets 35 Years In Prison For Skipping His Tab At Waffle House

Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Do you think he deserves 35 years? ...

10 Influential Black TV Comedians

Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices

For decades black comedians have used stand up comedy as an outlet to discuss experiences unique to our community. Today the tradition continues in th...

Sasha Obama Celebrates 11th Birthday

Posted 06.12.2012 | Black Voices

The youngest of President Barack Obama’s two daugthers, Nathasha “Sasha” Obama, celebrated her 11th birthday on Sunday....

Gay Pride Month: Black LGBT Icons (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

Obama's recent endorsement of same sex marriage has been a huge triumph in both the LGBT and black community. The fight for LGBT equality in the b...

Deion Sanders Speaks About Relationship With Tracey Edmonds

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

Deion Sanders is opening up about his new relationship with television producer Tracey Edmonds. Speaking with Hip Hollywood, Sanders said of his new f...

Teaching Your Children How To Save Money

Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

How do you teach your children how to save? This is a very important question that I think needs more attention and an issue that a lot of parents ca...

Ruby Dee Shares Stories About Her Life And Love Ossie Davis

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

When we think of iconic Black love, the first couple that comes to mind is legendary actress Ruby Dee and her late husband, actor Ossie Davis. Their l...

Whitney Houston's Family Says Cissy Is Exploiting Daughter's Death

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Is Whitney Houston’s mom pulling a Joe Jackson? Whitney’s family is accusing Cissy Houston cashing in on her child’s tragic death by planning...

Tracy Martin, Father Of Trayvon Martin, Releases Father's Day Video On Stand Your Ground Laws

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

As families across the country come together to celebrate the fathers in their lives, this Sunday is the first year that Tracy Martin will spend the h...

Our Favorite Black TV and Movie Dads

Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's Father's Day, and it's time for all of us Daddy's girls and boys to celebrate the man that was partly responsible for our place in this world. ...

Nicki Minaj May Be On Her Way To The White House

Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

Nicki Minaj may have landed herself an invitation to the White House, coincidentally after tweeting about the health care crisis and the affects it h...

NABJ Condemns Layoffs at Newhouse Gulf Coast Newspapers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON, Jun 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is deeply disappointed by the massive layoffs at the ...

Jay-Z Sued For Stealing Parts Of His Own Memoir

Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices

Did Jay-Z plagiarize parts of his best-selling book “Decoded”? That’s what Patrick White is alleging in a lawsuit he filed against the supers...

Sue Simmons Signs Off After 32 Years on Ch. 4 In New York

Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices

If Sue Simmons had a farewell speech for her 32 years at Ch. 4, she never got a chance to deliver it Friday night on her last newscast, mostly because...

45 Years Ago Muhammad Ali Convicted Of Violating Selective Service Laws

Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

Before he became known for "The Fight of the Century" with undefeated champion Joe Frazier and his "Rumble in the Jumble" with George Foreman, Muhamma...

Why Black People Must Take Vitamin D

Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is common among African-Americans? And did you know that this deficiency causes greater susceptibility to illne...

Detroit Judge: I'll Keep Rosa Parks Case

Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- A judge accused of misconduct in a dispute over the estate of Rosa Parks says he won't step aside from the case. Wayne County Probate Judg...

D'Angelo Returns To Stage For 2012 BET Awards

Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

Now this is worth getting excited about! BET just announced they are adding D’Angelo to their already star studded BET Awards lineup!...

Russell Simmons Urges Peace In Israel

Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

To hip hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like "a rap beef" that can be resolved through dialogue and understa...

Watching TV Can Lower Children's Self Esteem, Study Finds

Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

Busy parents have become master multitaskers. But as making dinner, cleaning the house and doing laundry are all underway, the TV is often on in the b...