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Richard Sherman Wants The SuperSonics Back In Seattle

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | March 2, 2015 | Sports
"We need more rings in Seattle."

'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett's Sister Played Denise On 'Full House'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | March 2, 2015 | Entertainment
Were you one of the 13.8 million viewers who tuned in to "Empire" last week? Have you ever felt like you know actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal, from somewhere? Well, he's a former child actor and so is his sister, whose work you probably...

Attorney: Ex-superintendent Charged In Cheating Scandal Dies

AP | Rebecca Klein | March 2, 2015 | Politics
ATLANTA (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died. Hall's attorney J. Tom Morgan confirmed her death in an email on Monday.

Ku Klux Klan Fliers Promoting Islamophobia Found In Washington State Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | March 2, 2015 | Politics
Ku Klux Klan fliers are rattling a city in Washington state, after residents found the anti-Muslim propaganda thrown in their driveways last month. “You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” read the front of the fliers, while the back contained Islamophobic hate speech, according to the...

Madonna Thinks Kanye West 'Takes Things Too Seriously'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | March 2, 2015 | Entertainment
Madonna has reigned supreme over award shows since first rolling around at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984, and now she has some advice for Kanye West: calm down. "Don't go to awards shows looking for justice," Madonna said in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "That's...

Upcoming DOJ Ferguson Findings Likely To Reveal No Criminal Charges For Darren Wilson

AP | Lilly Workneh | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks...

Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | March 2, 2015 | Latino Voices
Hollywood’s diversity problem is far from shocking. Over the past few years, studies have highlighted the profitability of diverse casting and the lack of minority representation both in film and television. But a new study, released by UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African...

Michael Jordan Fails Yet Again To Win 'Richest Person In The World' Title

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | March 2, 2015 | Sports
Poor guy.

The Obstacle Course

The Marshall Project | Tyler Kingkade | March 2, 2015 | College
The country’s largest state university system says it doesn’t discriminate against former prison inmates. Applicants say otherwise.

Supreme Court Justices Raise Doubts About Arizona Redistricting Commission

Reuters | Reuters | March 2, 2015 | Politics
(Adds details from argument, paragraphs 9-11) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in an bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The nine-justice...

How Vince Young Found New Purpose After His NFL Dreams Crumbled (VIDEO)

Lynn Okura | March 2, 2015 | OWN
At just 31 years old, Vince Young is officially retired from the NFL -- not where the young superstar quarterback thought he would be at this stage in his career. Though he had a promising start with a winning college record, Young's pro football dreams didn't...

Covert 'Body Sculptor' Says Clients Chose Her Over Surgeons

AP | Jessica Dickerson | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for black-market "body sculpting" has been hospitalized with chest pains and won't be back on the witness stand in her murder trial until at least Wednesday. A Philadelphia prison spokeswoman says Padge-Victoria Windslowe fell ill at the courthouse...

Three Years After Trayvon Martin, A New Civil Rights Movement Grows In Strength

The Guardian | Jessica Dickerson | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices

The Definitive Ranking Of Every 'Empire' Song (So Far)

Mic | Jessica Dickerson | March 2, 2015 | Black Voices
The hit TV show "Empire" is breaking records left and right, from streaming to viewership to ratings. The show follows the saga of fictional hip-hop record label Empire and the family who runs it. But the best story to come out of "Empire" is its original music, produced by none...

Houston Rockets Troll LeBron James By Calling James Harden 'The New King' After Testy Game

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | March 2, 2015 | Sports
They stole his nickname and gave it to Harden.

Race: Past, Present, And Future Tense

Katherine Brooks | March 2, 2015 | Arts
February 15, 2015 — “White culture has been on the fritz lately and I’m not sure it is coming back.” So wrote one of my undergraduate students on her final exam a few years back. I remember laughing out loud at the time, but her pithy sentence stuck with me....

Chicago's Black Voters Key As Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia Battles To Defeat Rahm Emanuel In Mayoral Race

Reuters | March 2, 2015 | Politics
By Mary Wisniewski and Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO, March 2 (Reuters) - Winning more support from Chicago's black community, which makes up about one third of the electorate, will be essential if Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is to cause one of the biggest political upsets of recent years by defeating incumbent Rahm...

LAPD Caught On Video Shooting Homeless Man To Death

Kelly Chen | March 2, 2015 | Crime
Los Angeles police fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday in a disturbing encounter that was caught on video. According to the Los Angeles Times, the man, whom witnesses called "Africa," was pronounced dead at the hospital. The incident, which occurred around noon in the city's...

Will Smith's 'Focus' Tops Box Office With $19.1 Million

Christopher Rosen | March 2, 2015 | Entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on...

Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dead

Lauren Zupkus | March 1, 2015 | Entertainment
Charmayne Maxwell, part of the 90s R&B group Brownstone, died Friday night in L.A. after her husband found her bleeding from a cut to her neck, TMZ has learned.
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