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Lil Wayne's Lawyer Issues Cease-and-Desist Over Alleged Sex Tape

Billboard | Brennan Williams | October 19, 2015 | Black Voices
Lil Wayne’s legal team has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blog that has been posting clips of a sex tape that allegedly features the rapper, according to TMZ.

The Sex Lives Of College Students

The Cut | Alanna Vagianos | October 19, 2015 | Women
It would seem to be a pretty confusing time to be a college student, at least as far as sex is concerned. The sexual revolution has been won, and many campuses resemble great drunken bacchanals in which men and women can choose to participate in no-strings-attached, or at least few-strings-attached,...

Eddie Murphy Nails Bill Cosby Joke In Rare Stand-Up Set

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | October 19, 2015 | Entertainment
Eddie Murphy delivered a rare stand-up set with the very thing he didn't want to do a few months ago: a Bill Cosby joke.  Murphy received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night, where he took to the stage for his first...

Eddie Murphy Receives Mark Twain Prize At Kennedy Center

AP | Jade Walker | October 19, 2015 | Comedy
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Lamar Odom Reportedly Gets Out Of Bed For First Time Since Hospitalization

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | October 19, 2015 | Sports
Since regaining consciousness from a four-day coma on Friday afternoon, Lamar Odom's health has continued to progress, but the former NBA star remains hospitalized in the ICU. Multiple reports on Saturday indicated that Odom, for the first time, could socialize and move. Odom was "conversational" on Saturday and was able to text and speak sentences, according to reports from ESPN and the Los Angeles Times. Most of his communication, however, comes through a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down, according to E! News.  Able to breathe on his own, Odom's bedridden 6-foot-10 frame was vertical once more as he was helped out of bed and onto a chair, E! News reported on Sunday. With his breathing tube removed, E! reported, Odom passed a swallow test -- another hurdle overcome as doctors gauge if he has suffered any brain damage.  Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, reportedly suffering from a drug overdose.  For visiting family and friends at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas, perhaps the most joyous bit of progress in Odom's recovery came in the form of a classic Odom smile. The caption for Kim Kardashian's Instagram on Sunday morning read, "I'm so happy Kendall & I could make you smile today!" A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Oct 17, 2015 at 9:44pm PDT Also on HuffPost:  (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})(); ">   " target="_hplink">Like |    " target="_hplink">Follow |   Contact...

Kim Kardashian Is 'So Happy' To Make Lamar Odom Smile During Hospital Visit

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | October 18, 2015 | Entertainment
Since Lamar Odom's hospitalization on Tuesday, members of the Kardashian family have been by the NBA player's side, hoping for his recovery. On Friday, multiple outlets reported that Odom had emerged from a coma and was breathing without the help of machinery. Kim Kardashian's latest Instagram...

Black Trans Woman Fatally Shot In Head In Suspected Hate Crime

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | October 17, 2015 | Gay Voices
For the second time this month, a black transgender woman has been killed. Authorities in Montgomery Village, Maryland, are investigating the killing of Zella Ziona as a hate crime, according to NBC Washington.  "We are not ruling out the possibility that this could be hate-based," Montgomery County police spokesman...

Jeb Bush Wants A Recession In Washington. For African-Americans, There Already Is One.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | October 16, 2015 | Politics
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said that if elected president, he plans to induce “a recession in Washington.” “We have the benefit now of all of this philosophy of offering free things to people not working,” the Republican presidential hopeful

Deputies Acquitted In Killing Of Inmate Matthew Ajibade

Reuters | Nico Pitney | October 16, 2015 | Politics
ATLANTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A jury acquitted two deputies of killing a Nigerian college student in a Savannah, Georgia jail cell last New Year's Day, but convicted them of lesser charges, a lawyer for the dead man's family said on Friday. Former deputies Jason Kenny and...

Welcome To The World's Only '90s Nostalgia Retreat Complex

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | October 16, 2015 | Comedy
Are you tired of the world we currently live in? Wanna get back to a simpler time, when things made sense? Maybe ... the '90s?! Introducing the new '90s Nostalgia Retreat! From the trends to the celebs to the day Kurt Cobain died, at the '90s Nostalgia Retreat,...

Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone Is Saving Lives, But Not All Police Departments Are On Board

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | October 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Amid the heroin epidemic, there is little disagreement over the effectiveness of naloxone, the medication that can revive opioid addicts from an overdose. It has come to be seen as an essential tool to combat the skyrocketing number of overdoses. It’s...

Texan Who Filmed 'Knockout' Of Elderly Black Man Is Going To Prison

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | October 16, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A 29-year-old white man from Texas who filmed himself committing a "knockout game" assault an elderly black man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison on Friday. Conrad Alvin Barrett was 27 when he attacked a 79-year-old black man in 2013, breaking his...

47 Years Ago, Olympian John Carlos Raised His Fist For Equality

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | October 16, 2015 | Sports
On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans John Carlos and Tommie Smith stepped onto an Olympic podium in the heart of Mexico City, bowed their heads to receive their medals and waited for the United States’ national anthem to begin. When the opening chords sounded, the two sprinters lifted their fists into...

Kardinal Offishall On Carding, Black Lives Matter, And The Politics Of Racism

Joshua Ostroff | October 16, 2015 | Canada Living
"We at least need to start dealing with the issues and not pretending they're not there."

Why This Man Respectfully Rejected His Wife’s Retouched Boudoir Photos

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | October 16, 2015 | Women
One guy was not happy with his wife's boudoir photos that she gave him for Christmas. And his reason is awesome.  On Oct. 12, boudoir photographer Victoria Haltom wrote a Facebook post that included a powerful letter from a past client's husband. In the post, Haltom describes...

Here's A Cutout 'Michael Jordan Crying Face' Halloween Mask For You

Justin Block | October 16, 2015 | Sports
Michael Jordan is known by casual basketball fans as the greatest basketball player ever, but he's known on Sports Twitter as the basis of the Internet's funniest meme. So to make the lives of all you basketball nerds so much easier, we decided to slap together a lifesize downloadable...

Black-And-White Photos Chronicle The Early Days Of Rhythm And Blues

Priscilla Frank | October 19, 2015 | Arts
It's not easy, as an artist, to make your primary subject a certain sound. For example, the sound of deep pain mixed with a flame of hope. Photographer Benny Joseph, however, made a career of it. Throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the photographer chronicled the bourgeoning roots...

'Scandal' Nailed The Degrading Way Women Of Color Are Discussed

Alanna Vagianos | October 16, 2015 | Women
Even as a badass professional fixer and Washington, D.C. power-broker, Olivia Pope still experiences the subtle sexism so many women of color face.  Thursday night's episode of "Scandal" focused on the biased, slut-shamey media coverage Kerry Washington's character faces after it is revealed that Pope is the President's...

This Simple Survey Could Help Close The Achievement Gap

Rebecca Klein | October 16, 2015 | Politics
Teachers, do you want your students to perform better in school? Then take the survey below, have your students take the survey and compare the answers you have in common.  (Full survey can be found here.) A recent study from Harvard University researchers found that a...

What Does It Mean To Be Latino?

Rahel Gebreyes | October 16, 2015 | Latino Voices
As demographics in the United States shift and the Latino population continues to grow, the conversation about Latinos also grows louder. But what does it mean to be Latino?   On Thursday, HuffPost Live discussed the breadth of the Latino experience and the incredible diversity within the community. "We're not just short, bronze-skinned [and] dark-haired,"  said HuffPost Latino Voices editor Carolina Moreno. "We represent all of the world's diversity. We can be Asian Latinos, Afro-Latinos, fair-skinned blonde Latinos." Moreno recently spearheaded Latinos Break The Mold, a HuffPost interactive photo project that showcases the diversity within the community and includes personal narratives about the Latino experience in the U.S. Freelance journalist Janel Martinez was one of the Latinas featured in the project. And while she is fiercely proud of her Afro-Latina heritage, Martinez told HuffPost Live she experienced an "identity crisis" growing up.  "For me, it was always a level of where do I fit into the equation as a black woman, which I totally embrace that identity, but [also] as a Latina," she said. "And growing up not necessarily having that terminology, a lot of my peers asking me, 'You are Latina? But why are you black? How can you possibly be both? And how can you be American, how can you be Latina, how can you be black?'" HuffPost producer Carly Figueroa and HuffPost assignment editor Marcos Saldivar, who also shared their stories in the photo project, joined the conversation and discussed their unique experiences. Figueroa explained why she consistently felt compelled to prove her Cuban identity and Saldivar described the duality of his experience as a Mexican-American. Watch a clip from the conversation on Latino identity above and the full HuffPost Live segment here. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. Also on...
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