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Kenan Thompson Reportedly Leaving 'SNL' After This Season

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | September 22, 2014 | Entertainment
Season 40 will be Kenan Thompson's last as a repertory player on "Saturday Night Live." The longtime cast member will leave the show at the end of this season, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, Thompson was going to leave after Season 39, but Lorne Michaels, the...

Districts In Florida, Georgia Split School Prize

AP | Rebecca Klein | September 22, 2014 | Politics
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- In a first for the prestigious education award, districts in Florida and Georgia will split the $1 million Broad Prize - the largest education award given to U.S. public schools. On Monday, the Gwinnett County Public Schools in metro Atlanta and the Orange County Public Schools...

Grand Jury Reviews Fatal Police Shooting At Ohio Wal-Mart

AP | Steven Hoffer | September 22, 2014 | Crime
XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury is looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart to determine whether charges should be filed in the racially charged case. An official says the special Greene County grand jury was seated Monday morning in Xenia (ZEEN'-yah)....

Street Style At Chef Roble's Everyday People Brunch

Scripts & Sightings | Dana Oliver | September 22, 2014 | Black Voices
Chef Roble and Saada’s Everyday People monthly brunch party has become one of the coolest events for New York City’s cool crowd. Beyond the food, musical performances, and celebrity VIP, some of the most fashionable people in the city show up to show off their unique style. This past Sunday,...

Anonymous Threat Puts Women's Dorm At University Of Alabama On Lockdown

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | September 22, 2014 | College
An anonymous threat against residents of an all-female dorm and members of Greek life at the University of Alabama prompted a partial lockdown on campus Sunday night. Students living at Tutwiler Hall, a women's residence hall at the Tuscaloosa campus, and members of the university's Greek system received a copy...

Doug E Fresh Highlights BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014 (PHOTOS)

AP | Brennan Williams | September 22, 2014 | Black Voices
ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on...

Teens Sing Along To Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video, Then Question Its Portrayal Of Women

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | September 22, 2014 | Teen
So, we've heard a lot about Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video over the past month. But what does its target audience think? Get a fresh perspective on the controversial clip by watching a group of teenagers react to the video in the latest episode of...

NY Times Public Editor Says Shonda Rhimes Piece Was 'Astonishingly Tone-Deaf'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | September 22, 2014 | Media
Add New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan to the list of people strongly objecting to the paper's piece on television titan Shonda Rhimes. The Times' Alessandra Stanley set the Internet alight when she wrote about Rhimes last Friday. Her depiction of Rhimes as an "angry black woman,"...

Bad Rabbits' 'Better Days' Is The Underdog's New Funk Rock Anthem

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | September 22, 2014 | Entertainment
After releasing their debut LP, "American Love," in 2013, and reimagining several tracks from that album and 2009's "Stick Up Kids," on the "Dusted" EP earlier this year, Bad Rabbits is preparing for a 2015 sophomore album. HuffPost Entertainment is proud to premiere the band's new single, "Better Days." Setting aside their typical themes of booties and general sex-positivity, Bad Rabbits drop an electrifying anthem of optimism, soaked in a bouncy soundtrack that can best be defined as a healthy dose of tropical sunshine. "'Better Days' is a song for the underdogs," drummer Sheel Davé told HuffPost Entertainment. "We wanted the song to represent the light at the end of the tunnel: popping corks & victory dances, per se. We feel we got there with the help of longtime friend and songwriter Ryan Hunter [formerly of Envy on the Coast], as well as with the help of producer David Kahne [Lana Del Ray, Sublime]. Picture yourself in a flock of sardined, emotionless people using public transit and you notice one person in the midst of it all, smiling with headphones on. That person is probably listening to this song." Bad Rabbits hits the road on Tuesday, touring across the whole United States, with a few stops in Canada, sharing the stage with Allen Stone on numerous dates. You can check out the dates below and purchase tickets on their website. Bad Rabbits North American Tour Dates: Sept. 23: San Diego - House of Blues Sept. 24: Pomona, California - The Glass House Sept. 25: Los Angeles - Mayan Theatre Sept. 27 Las Vegas - Bunkhouse Saloon* Sept. 28 Mesa, Arizona - Club Red Theatres Sept. 30 Dallas - Granada Theatre Oct. 1: Austin, Texas - Emo’s* Oct. 4: Atlanta - Center Stage* Oct. 5: Nashville - 3rd & Linsley Oct. 7: Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club Oct. 9: New York City - Terminal 5* Oct. 10: Patchogue, New York - 89 North Oct. 11: Philadelphia - Union Transfer* Oct. 12: Boston - House of Blues Oct. 13: Montreal - Cabaret Underworld Oct. 14: Toronto - Pheonix Concert Theatre Oct. 16: Chicago - Vic Theatre* Oct. 17: Indianapolis, Indiana - The Vogue* Oct. 18: St Louis, Missouri - The Ready Room* Oct. 19: Minneapolis - Fine Line Music Café* Oct. 20: Kansas City, Missouri - The Record Bar Oct. 22: Englewood, Colorado - Gothic Theatre* Oct. 24: Spokane, Washington - Knitting Factory Oct. 25: Portland, Oregon - Roseland Theatre* Oct. 26: Vancouver - Vogue Theatre* Oct. 27: Seattle - The Crocodile Oct. 29: Sacramento, California - Assembly Oct. 30: San Francisco - DNA Lounge *with Allen...

Lauryn Hill Angers Concertgoers With Tardiness, Unintelligible Remixes

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | September 22, 2014 | Entertainment
Lauryn Hill has a bit of a reputation for showing up late to concerts and performing incomprehensible renditions of her songs. That's apparently what happened this weekend, and fans were quick to vocalize their displeasure. Hill reportedly arrived 90 minutes late on Saturday for a concert at London's O2 Academy....

'Not Alone' Reminds Us Women Who Have Abortions Are Our Daughters, Mothers, Grandmothers And Friends

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 22, 2014 | Women
"Not afraid. Not ashamed. Not alone." That's the tagline of Not Alone, a website that offers women a platform to share their abortion experiences through video testimonies and essays. "We are here to let women who have had abortions know that they are part of a community," the...

High School Football Player Will Make You Believe In Everything

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | September 22, 2014 | Teen
He's a teen Tony Robbins in shoulder pads: a high school football player turned a postgame interview into one of the most inspiring motivational speeches you may ever hear. Apollos Hester had just helped East View High School of Georgetown, Texas, overcome a 14-point halftime deficit...

Democrats Sink Controversial Obama Nominee Michael Boggs

Jennifer Bendery | September 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Progressives appear to have won their fight to sink President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs. The New York Times reported Monday that Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview that Boggs lacks the support to pass...

Black University Student Leaders Form New Coalition For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | September 22, 2014 | Black Voices
The explosive wave of reactions to the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t lost its momentum just yet. Black student leaders have come together in support of racial equality with the formation of a multi-university group, the Black Ivy Coalition. ...

South African Artist Showcases The Beautiful Peculiarities Of The Human Face

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | September 22, 2014 | Arts
The face is one of the most analyzed, stereotyped, idolized and judged aspects of the human body. From the eyebrows to the chin, people across the globe expect a certain arrangement of aesthetically pleasing features, symmetrically positioned if possible. Even the slightest deviation from the typical appearance can throw the...

Obama's Mixed Record On Immigration

Sara Bondioli | September 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down.

TV Reporter Makes Unbelievable Exit On Air: 'F*ck It, I Quit'

Catherine Taibi | September 22, 2014 | Media
Local Anchorage reporter Charlo Greene has decided to leave her job as a newswoman to focus on legalizing marijuana in Alaska. OK, you're thinking, nothing too interesting there. But the way she decided to leave her job was absolutely, positively spectacular. After reporting a segment on pot on Sunday night,...

DeShawn Shead Proposes To Jessica Martinez On The Field After Seattle Seahawks Game

Ed Mazza | September 22, 2014 | Sports
The game may have been over, but DeShawn Shead of the Seattle Seahawks wasn't done. After his team beat the Denver Broncos, 26-20, on Sunday in Seattle, Shead summoned his girlfriend Jessica Martinez onto the field, took a knee and proposed. And with Bruno Mars playing over...

Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

Nick Visser | September 22, 2014 | Green
NEW YORK -- More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are...

Colin Kaepernick Fined For Using N-Word: REPORT

Alana Horowitz | September 22, 2014 | Sports
Last week, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined more than $11,000 and penalized for apparently using inappropriate language on the field. On Sunday, FoxSports offered new details on the incident. Referees told Fox's Jay Glazer that Kaepernick said the n-word during a skirmish with the Chicago...
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