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Bobby Jindal Sued By His Allies Over Common Core

Joy Resmovits | July 22, 2014 | Politics
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent Tuesday fending off a legal attack from his allies. Two years ago, Jindal visited a charter school operated by the Choice Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages a chain of charter schools in Louisiana. Jindal was there to announce his support for the...

Researchers Think They Know Why College-Educated People Support The Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | July 22, 2014 | Politics
College-educated supporters of the tea party might change their political tune if they mingled more with those less educated than themselves. Researchers from the University of Notre Dame said college graduates are more likely to support tea party ideas if they live in counties characterized by high levels...

Clippers Interim CEO: Doc Rivers Said He Will Quit If Donald Sterling Remains Team Owner

AP | Chris Greenberg | July 22, 2014 | Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at a trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell...

Beyoncé Just Morphed Into The Feminist Icon Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | July 22, 2014 | Women
Whether you like Beyoncé's certain brand of feminism or not, Queen B is confident in her beliefs -- and wants you to know about them. On Tuesday, July 22 the superstar Instagrammed a ***Flawless photo of her in the famous Rosie The Riveter pose. All...

Vine User Blasts Employees Following Him Around Stores In Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
While shopping in a series of convenience stores, Vine user Rashid Polo realized that something was up: the store employees around him were ostensibly hard at work, bending to rearrange products for sale, busying themselves with drink machines, but they kept popping up wherever he went. This...

39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color

BuzzFeed | Jessica Dickerson | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
For people of color, the writing industry can seem an especially challenging space, particularly for those just starting out. We spoke with 20 established writers of color – cultural writers, investigative reporters, broadcast journalists, and freelancers – and asked them three questions about the advice that they’d give beginning writers:...

The Newest 'Dear White People' Trailer Will Have You Rolling On The Floor With Laughter

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
The buzz around "Dear White People" has flourished since its introduction at Sundance. Much of which can be accredited to a bundle of trailers and public announcement parodies released on the film's YouTube page. The newest trailer, posted on Tuesday, is...

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed At The White House

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
In the latest episode of Snoop Dogg's GGN News, guest Jimmy Kimmel asked the rapper what frankly we've all been wondering: If Snoop has ever gotten high at the White House. "In the bathroom. Not in the White House, but in the bathroom," Snoop told Kimmel. ...

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | Brennan Williams | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro College Fund from the conservative Koch brothers, which has pitted the needs of black students against liberals' insistence that the Kochs are pursuing a racist...

Michael Rapaport Fires Back At 'Shit Stain' Spike Lee: Say It To My Face

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
The feud between filmmakers Spike Lee and Michael Rapaport continues. In the most recent round, during a visit to HuffPost Live Tuesday, Rapaport called Lee a "shit stain" who is playing the race card when he discusses gentrification in New York. He also had some choice words for Lee's filmmaking....

HBO's 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay Z' Gets Premiere Date

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
HBO's adoration of Beyonce and Jay Z continues with the premiere date for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z." The special will debut on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m. ET. The network announced the couple's first HBO concert event will be taped on Sept. 12...

Spike Lee Posts Video Proving Chokehold Victim, Eric Garner, Is The Real Life Radio Raheem

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
After a disturbing video of New York resident Eric Garner being placed in a chokehold and restrained by police went viral, critics have publicly spoken out against the NYPD's repeated examples of police brutality and use of excessive force particularly in inner city communities. On...

Sherri Shepherd's Estranged Husband, Lamar Sally, Adds More Drama To Divorce Battle

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | July 22, 2014 | Black Voices
As television personality Sherri Shepherd continues to manage her public divorce battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally, new reports have surfaced regarding the couple's soon-to-be-born child. According to TMZ, Sally, a television writer, is reportedly drafting legal documents in an effort to ensure that Shepherd, a...

Dad And Daughter Perform Insanely Cool Dance Routine To Ariana Grande's 'Problem'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | July 22, 2014 | Parents
Dad London Johnson has great rhythm, cool dance moves, and a very talented 7-year-old daughter whose (living room) stage name is Lil' London. Here, the two perform her choreography to Ariana Grande's hit song, "Problem." Now, we've got one less problem because this video exists. (Hat tip:...

Beyonce And Jay Z Divorce Rumor Has Everyone Freaking Out

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
Sometimes the Internet can be a place of pure joy, filled with cuddly kittens and laughing babies. Other times, it's a place where Beyonce and Jay Z breakup rumors fester. On Saturday, July 19, the New York Post's Page Six published a report that Beyonce and Jay...

Everyday Sexism Isn't So Subtle When It Happens To Men

Alanna Vagianos | July 22, 2014 | Women
While it shouldn't take a gender-swapped video to illustrate just how skewed our treatment of women is, this one certainly does the trick. A new video from Buzzfeed titled "If Men Were Women" shows every day scenarios -- but the genders of those involved are reversed. ...

McDonald's Fired Mom Whose Daughter Played Outside While She Worked, Lawyer Alleges (UPDATE)

Jillian Berman | July 22, 2014 | Business
Debra Harrell, the South Carolina woman who was arrested after her 9-year-old daughter was found playing alone outside while she was at work, has been fired from her job at McDonald's, her lawyer said on Tuesday. "She is currently unemployed,” Harrell’s attorney Robert Phillips told The Huffington Post,...

The Head-To-Toe Guide To Shopping Marshalls' Beauty Section

Chanel Parks | July 22, 2014 | Style
Shopping for beauty products is a bittersweet experience I've yet to grow tired of. Bitter, because it means I'm spending money, but sweet because there are few pleasures in the world that compare to getting a new tub of rejuvenating body scrub. Yet it seems that with...

A$AP Rocky Faces Lawsuit For Allegedly Slapping Fan At Festival

Matthew Jacobs | July 22, 2014 | Entertainment
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By KORY GROW A$AP Mob kingpin A$AP Rocky is facing a lawsuit after he allegedly slapped fan Lisamarie Wade at last September's Made in America Festival so hard that she hit the ground. The incident supposedly occurred as Rocky, whose...

Feds: 75 Percent Of Newark Police Pedestrian Stops Unconstitutional

Ryan J. Reilly | July 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- A three-year federal investigation into the conduct of the Newark Police Department found that the vast majority of pedestrian stops conducted by police were unconstitutional, that many officers used unreasonable force and that some officers even stole from prisoners, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. DOJ's Civil...
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