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June 3, 2015

This Unarmed Black Man Is Lucky to be Alive

Every time I hear that a policeman has killed another unarmed black man in the United States, I think about how lucky I am to be alive.

40 Reasons Why Our Jails Are Full of Black And Poor People

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'Are Fried Chicken And Watermelon Racist?'

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The Taye Diggs Fatherhood Rap You've Been Missing Your Whole Life

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The Impossible Expectations We Place On Celebrity Trans Women

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Black Cops Aren't Better Just Because They're Black

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Kerry Washington Wants To Save Your Life (Seriously!)

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Tyler Perry: 'I'm Not The Person To Ask About Racism In Hollywood'

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Lawyers Go After 'Dank And Dangerous' Conditions At Aging Baltimore Jail

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This Comic Strip Nails Why Poor Americans Aren't Just 'Asking For Handouts'

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Artist Unravels Confederate Flag, Asking How Far We've Come Since Civil War

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Adrian Peterson Is Returning To The Minnesota Vikings

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St. Louis Police Turn Stun Guns On Non-Violent Protesters Near Busch Stadium

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Meet The Women With The Flyest Afros On Instagram

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North Carolina Put On Lawsuit Notice Over Declining Voter Registration

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Chicago Schools Chief Resigns Amid Federal Probe

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The Real Reason Why We Celebrate Black Music Month

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Watch This Fashion Icon Strip Down And Reveal Her Greatest Accomplishment

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REPORT: Police Have Shot Dead 385 People This Year

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This Stereotype Of Black Women Has Serious Implications

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Meet The Farmers Who Want To Feed Their War-Torn Nation

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Airports Are About To Become Less Terrible For Breastfeeding Moms

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Prosecutor: Court Must Correct Judge's Errors In Brelo Acquittal

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Dad's Viral Video Has A Message For Parents Who Publicly Humiliate Their Kids As Punishment

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Teen Mom Who Was Once Homeless Becomes High School Valedictorian

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Tracy Morgan Cries In First TV Interview Since Crash On 'Today' Show

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Ex-Cop To Stand Trial In Dashcam Beating Of Unarmed Motorist

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Kanye West Gave The Most Kanye West Graduation Speech Ever

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Tracee Ellis Ross On Self-Worth And Sexism In Hollywood

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Feds: Mississippi Man's Hanging Death Not A Homicide

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Emails Show How Quickly The Oklahoma SAE Scandal Unfolded

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We're Paying A Shocking Amount Of Money For Police Misconduct

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How One Massachusetts Jail Cut Its Population By 30 Percent In 6 Years

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'Stand Your Ground' Redux In Zimmerman Shooting

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School May Be The Best Place To Address PTSD In Young People, But Resources Are Spread Thin

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42 Black Filmmakers Take Over Twitter To Raise Awareness Around Diversity In Cinema

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The Moment That Prompted DL Hughley To Make A Life-Changing Promise To His Daughter

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Dai-Jon Parker Dead At 22

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High School Teammates Carry Out Deceased Football Player's Final Wish

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Roxane Gay: ‘We Demand Perfection Of Feminists. We Do Not Need To Do That.'

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Powerful 'Mugshot' Photos Reverse Ugly Stereotypes Of Black Men

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This Stained Glass Depiction Of LeBron James Will Give You Nightmares

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Pharrell Shows Up To Receive Fashion Award Wearing ... Jeans

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Jaden Smith Goes To Prom With 'Hunger Games' Actress Amandla Stenberg

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Floyd Mayweather's Psychological Torture On Full Display In Court Filings

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How To End Bad Hair Days Forever

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Kim Kardashian Is Pregnant Again!

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'Empire' Season 2 Gets September Premiere Date

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For Some In Chicago, Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Has A Title That Rankles

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No, Sony Isn't Removing Beyonce's Songs From Tidal

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Lil Mama's 'Sausage' Is All About Safe Sex

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Atlanta Falcons Waive Player Accused Of Killing Girlfriend's Dog

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18 Women Share The First Time They Were Harassed

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Keke Palmer Joins Cast Of Fox's 'Grease: Live!'

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The Roots, Billie Holiday Among This Year's Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame Honorees

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Mariah Carey Calls 'American Idol' The 'Worst Experience' Of Her Life

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Beyonce Shares Family Vacation Photos Just Like The Rest Of Us

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The Greatest Jokes Ever Told, According To Your Favorite Comedians

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Nia Long Is Engaged To Longtime Boyfriend

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The Jewelry That Looks Great With Almost Every Skin Tone

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Watch Kendrick Lamar's Stunning Performance On 'Ellen'

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Molestation Claim Against Michael Jackson's Estate Dismissed

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Tracy Morgan Settles With Wal-Mart

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Charles Barkley Rips NFL For Its 'Serious Issue With Concussions'

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Nina Simone Biopic Starring Zoe Saldana To Be Released This Year

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Azealia Banks Joins RZA For Musical Drama

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Amy Schumer Takes On Bill Cosby

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Why Tamar Braxton's New Clothing Line Will Be Your Summer Shopping Obsession

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Chrissy Teigen Is Beyond Stunning In Nude Shoot For DuJour

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Ciara Looks Stunning In New Ad Campaign

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#BeyoncéAlwaysOnBeat Hashtag Proves Queen Bey's Dancing Knows No Bounds

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How 'The Wiz' Went From Nearly Closing On Opening Night To Becoming A Tony-Winning Hit

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Tracee Ellis Ross Receives Honorary Doctorate From Alma Mater

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11 Times Lenny Kravitz's Accessories Were Cooler Than Yours

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This Is What Happens When Black Women Try On 'Nude' Clothing

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It's Not Just Nail Salons, Hairstylists Face Serious Health Problems Too

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Damon Dash Responds To Jay Z's 'Stream Of Consciousness' YouTube, Spotify Diss

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Some Black Celebrities Just Can't Stop Saying Messed-Up Stuff About Racism

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Steve Harvey Gives Tips On The Minds Of Men

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Lil B Threatened To Curse James Harden, And Then Harden Lost His Powers

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