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David Oyelowo Comes To Benedict Cumberbatch's Defense Over 'Colored' Comment

AP | Jessica Goodman | January 28, 2015 | Entertainment
LONDON (AP) — "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," said at the film's European premiere in London on Tuesday that people...

South Carolina Court Clears 'Friendship Nine' Of Civil Rights Crimes 54 Years Later

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Jan 28 (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday vacated the 54-year-old trespassing convictions of a group of black civil rights protesters credited with reinvigorating the 1960s U.S. sit-in movement against segregated lunch counters. The "Friendship Nine," a group of mostly students at the now-closed Friendship College, agreed to...

Former UNC Athlete Says He's Suing School To Protect Athletes' Education

AP | Alexandra Svokos | January 28, 2015 | College
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of two ex-University of North Carolina athletes suing the school and NCAA says the goal is to ensure college athletes receive a quality education. In a statement posted Tuesday on Twitter, Devon Ramsay says UNC's academic fraud scandal is part of "a national problem." He...

The Most Showstopping Super Bowl Halftime Outfits Of All-Time

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | January 28, 2015 | Style
While the sports world is tackling the NFL's "deflategate" scandal and bracing themselves for Marshawn Lynch to unleash his "Beast Mode" on Sunday night, the HuffPost Style editors are placing bets on what Jeremy Scott designs Katy Perry will wear for the

Growing Black Travel Movement Challenges Perceptions Of The Typical Globetrotter

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Black Americans are at the forefront of a growing travel movement -- one that includes an extensive network of globetrotters, a knack for finding the best flight deals and some serious online momentum. With groups like the 9,000-member-strong Nomadness Travel Tribe monitoring fare glitches and distributing deals...

Let's Take A Second To Remember Who Got Blamed And Fired During The NCAA's ‘Deflategate'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | January 28, 2015 | Sports
After an investigation by USC, the school determined it was, of course, the student manager?

5 Things You Didn't Know About The New England Patriots

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | January 28, 2015 | Sports
For one, George R.R. Martin wrote the New England Patriots into Game of Thrones.

Grandma Busts A Move To 'DLow Shuffle,' Teaches The Kids A Thing Or Two

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | January 28, 2015 | Good News
It's clear that when this grandma gets on the dance floor, she's not there to mess around. A video uploaded to Facebook by Marvin Hunter captures a spunky grandmother doing the "DLow Shuffle," and proving to the kids around her that dance moves only get...

Sly Stone Wins $5M In Lawsuit Against Ex-Manager After Period Of Homelessness

Yahoo | Brennan Williams | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Legendary funk artist Sly Stone, who sued his former manager and an entertainment attorney, saying they diverted and misappropriated royalties owed him for more than 20 years, was awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury Tuesday.

The Enemy Within: A Closer Look At Survivors Of Boko Haram Attacks Across Northern Nigeria, Part II

The Washington Post | Jessica Dickerson | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
On Sunday, Boko Haram insurgents swept through the northeast Nigerian city of Maidguri in one of their boldest attacks yet. The group staged what has become a more familiar tactic in their assaults, which is to first destabilize military soldiers. The attack occurred just a few hours after the country’s...

Jill Scott On Why She Only Dates For Six Months

ESSENCE | Brennan Williams | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Jill Scott is no stranger to love. After all, this ESSENCE Black Women in Music honoree has written some of the most sensual and heartwarming love ballads of the last two decades.

Mickey Guyton And The Trailblazing Black Women Of Country Music

The Guardian | Jessica Dickerson | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Mickey Guyton’s debut single Better Than You Left Me has the country music world all abuzz. The ballad scored the biggest radio debut in country music history when it hit airwaves two weeks ago, earning first-week adds on 79 stations across America. While that record may have much to do...

100% Of The Women Of Color Interviewed In STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias

Mashable | Jessica Dickerson | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color. According to a recent report conducted by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, a whopping 100% of women of color interviewed in the study said they've experienced gender bias, compared to...

100% Of The Women Of Color Interviewed In STEM Study Experienced Gender Bias

Mashable | Jessica Dickerson | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
Being a woman in STEM research is tough, but it's significantly worse for women of color. According to a recent report conducted by the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, a whopping 100% of women of color interviewed in the study said they've experienced gender bias, compared to...

A.P.C. Founder, Jean Touitou, Uses The N-Word To Describe Latest Collection And Kanye West Allegedly Approves

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | January 28, 2015 | Black Voices
The N-word is never in vogue. However, A.P.C.'s founder Jean Touitou clearly didn't get that memo. The french designer used the expletive several times during the presentation of his fall 2015 Men's collection in Paris on Sunday. While models stood dressed in a range of casual sportswear...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Admits He Was Wrong On Deflategate

Ed Mazza | January 28, 2015 | Sports
"This is simply an oversight on my part, and I'm glad so many stepped forward to correct it."

Marissa Alexander, Woman Jailed In 'Warning Shot' Case, Released

Hilary Hanson | January 28, 2015 | Crime
(Updates with reaction outside court house, quotes from defendant) By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan 27 (Reuters) - A Florida woman who says she fired a warning shot at her abusive husband was released from a Jacksonville jail on Tuesday under a plea deal that capped her sentence to...

Steve Scalise To Meet With Civil Rights Leader

Amanda Terkel | January 28, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has agreed to meet with the head of a civil rights organization who criticized the congressman for speaking to a white supremacist group in 2002. Scalise will sit down with Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and fellow Louisianan. Morial...

Obamas Honor Work Of 12-Year-Old Child Slave Turned Activist During India Trip

Robbie Couch | January 27, 2015 | Impact
Promoting gender equality was vital in President Obama's message to India, so it made sense that a 12-year-old female activist who has overcome incredible odds was there to draw attention to the American leader's message. And to share a heartfelt moment with the first lady, too. During a stop on...

Badass Woman Marries Herself To Celebrate Her 40th Birthday

Emma Gray | January 28, 2015 | Women
Yasmin Eleby hadn't met anyone she wanted to marry on her 40th birthday -- so she just did the damn thing by herself. According to MySanAntonio.com, Eleby had made a promise that if she hadn't found long-lasting love by the time she hit 40, she would have a...
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