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Black College Student Charged With 'Fleeing' Police After Driving To Well-Lit Area To Pull Over

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | July 6, 2015 | Crime
When 24-year-old DaJuawn Wallace saw flashing blue police lights in his rearview mirror while driving along a dark road in Kochville Township, Michigan, early one morning in February, he says he chose to proceed with caution. "I live in Detroit, and I know some people who were robbed by fake...

Kendrick Lamar To Geraldo Rivera: 'How Can You Take A Song That's About Hope And Turn It Into Hatred?'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | July 6, 2015 | Black Voices
Kendrick Lamar’s opening performance of his new single “Alright” at this year’s annual BET Awards sparked some debate over at Fox News last week. During a June 29 episode of Fox News’ “The Five” co-hosts Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, and Fox News...

Bill Cosby Admitted To Drugging Women In 2005 Deposition

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people, according to documents obtained Monday by The...

Girl And Guy Prank Complete Strangers With Some Extreme PDA

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 6, 2015 | Comedy
Definitely putting the P in PDA. Farah Brook, the comedian who went around Grand Central Station trying to kiss total strangers, is back with a new video, this time showcasing some very public displays of affection to a lot of unsuspecting New Yorkers. In honor of International Kissing Day, Brook and a guy friend innocently asked total strangers to take a picture of them. The couple then proceeded to get extremely affectionate while the stranger looked on, unsure of what to do next. Eventually, some strangers just simply walk away, awkwardly (and hilariously) laying the camera down on the ground, while Brook and the guy continue to go at it. Also on...

Just FYI, Russell Wilson And Ciara Aren't Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
We haven't heard that much about Russell Wilson and Ciara's relationship, until now.  The pair, who made their public debut as a couple back in April as they walked the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Dinner together, were rumored to have ended their...

Kelly Rowland Joins Empire Season 2, Find Out Who She's Playing

E Online | Brennan Williams | July 6, 2015 | Black Voices
Empire's VIP guest list for season 2 keeps growing!

South Carolina Senate Backs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds

Reuters | Paige Lavender | July 6, 2015 | Politics
CHARLESTON, S.C., July 6 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers took a major step on Monday toward passing legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by critics as a symbol of slavery. The bill passed a crucial second...

Video Released Of Florida State Quarterback De'Andre Johnson Allegedly Punching Woman In Face

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | July 6, 2015 | Sports
Warning: A video below contains violent images of De'Andre Johnson allegedly punching a woman in the face.   The Florida State Attorney's Office has released surveillance video allegedly showing Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a woman in the face during an argument last month. Hours after the video surfaced,

Inspired Luxe Is The Site For Handmade Wearable Art That's Ethical And Exquisite

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | July 6, 2015 | Style
Photo credit: Inspired Luxe There are few people within the fashion industry who are as dedicated to the art of handmade goods as Denise Bradley-Tyson. As the founder and CEO of the e-commerce site Inspired Luxe, Bradley-Tyson's mission is...

First Daughter Malia Obama Spotted On The Set Of HBO's 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | July 6, 2015 | Entertainment
There's a new girl in Lena Dunham's Brooklyn crew, and she just so happens to be the first daughter. Malia Obama was spotted on the set of HBO's "Girls" last week in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. According to photos from Page Six, the eldest first daughter, who...

Rashida Jones On Being Sex-Positive But Still Challenging The Porn Industry

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | July 6, 2015 | Women
One of the many disturbing moments in "Hot Girls Wanted," a new documentary produced by Rashida Jones, features young woman who, after filming a porn scene that she wasn't comfortable with, says: "I was terrified, I didn't know what to do. I didn't know if I could...

This 1-Minute Ad Shows Just How Fierce The 'American Woman' Is

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
The American woman is competitive, diligent and never gives up -- basically, she's a straight-up badass. A new Nike commercial puts that badassery on full display, starring the women of the U.S. National Soccer Team who triumphed over Japan in the finals of the World Cup on...

South Carolina Legislature Debates Removing Confederate Flag

Reuters | Reuters | July 6, 2015 | Politics
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 6 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began an emotional debate over legislation to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the state capitol in Columbia and has long been denounced by its critics as a symbol of slavery. The political discussion...

Clemson Faculty Push To Stop Honoring Unapologetic Racist Benjamin Tillman

Tyler Kingkade | July 6, 2015 | College
In the aftermath of the shooting that killed nine African-Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, a group of Clemson University professors is urging the school to change the name of Tillman Hall, a campus building named for the white supremacist South Carolina politician Benjamin Tillman....

Dr Dre Talks NWA Biopic And Pays Tribute To J Dilla During First 'The Pharmacy' Beats 1 Radio Show

NME.com | Brennan Williams | July 6, 2015 | Black Voices
Dr Dre's 'The Pharmacy' radio show launched on Apple Music's Beats 1 on Saturday (July 4).

20 Photos That Highlight The Beautiful Diversity Of Plus-Size Bodies

Alanna Vagianos | July 6, 2015 | Women
Corissa Enneking is here to remind everyone that there is a lot more diversity in the plus-size community than the few plus-size women we see in magazines and on the runway. In June, the fat-positive writer and fashion blogger created a body-positive campaign...

NASCAR Fans Ignore Request To Leave Confederate Flags At Home

Lydia O'Connor | July 6, 2015 | Sports
Confederate flags flew in full force at NASCAR's Coke Zero 400 race last weekend despite event officials asking fans to keep the controversial banner away from the event. While several major retailers stopped carrying the flag after a white gunman apparently obsessed with the racist symbol allegedly slaughtered...

This Video Calls For Fair Treatment In How Media Covers Black Protests Vs. White Riots

Taryn Finley | July 6, 2015 | Black Voices
"What if the media portrayed white rioters the same as black protesters?" That is the question proposed in a video addressing the media's troubling representations of various uprisings, often biased against Black Americans. “Seems like when the protestors are black, the media uses some pretty harsh words,”...

The American Girl Action Movie Dolls Aren't Ones You Want To Play Around With

Andy McDonald | July 6, 2015 | Comedy
They're kicking ass and then sewing up the hole in that part of the pants they just kicked! The American Girl Dolls were insanely popular in the late '80s and into the '90s, but they've now moved into the nostalgia phase. And as with the nostalgia phase of any beloved...

Never-Before-Seen Photos Bring The Story Of The Civil Rights Movement To Life

Priscilla Frank | July 6, 2015 | Arts
"What happened in the Misisssippi Delta was profoundly significant because it was a view of human potential that people still don't see when they see the civil rights movement," Mary Elizabeth King explains in her video on Kickstarter. ...
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