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'Scandal' Recap: Season 4 Gets Off To A Steamy, Wild Start

(15) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 7:09 PM

Welcome to our "Scandal" chat! Each week, we'll review the ups and the mind-bogglingly twisted downs of everyone's favorite bonkers show. This week, we're discussing the Season 4 premiere, "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia."

JACK:

Danielle,

First, how incredibly delightful is it that "Scandal" is back? The world was...

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21 Numbers That Will Help You Understand Why Ferguson Is About More Than Michael Brown

(497) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:33 PM

The shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown has sparked nationwide protest and outrage as the country continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination and police brutality, especially against African-Americans. Brown's name is one of the latest additions to a long list of...

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Darren Wilson Identified As Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown

(1784) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:47 AM

After almost a week, Police Chief Thomas Jackson has identified Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri.

Jackson also announced Friday that the department would release video of a "strong-armed robbery" that took place in the...

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9 PHOTOS montrant que Ferguson est devenue une zone de guerre

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Depuis le meurtre de l'adolescent Michael Brown par un officier de police, la ville de Ferguson (Missouri) connaît depuis plusieurs jours une vague d'émeutes sans précédent.

Les policiers ont lancé des gaz lacrymogènes sur les manifestants et l'administration de l'aviation fédérale a...

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9 Powerful Photos That Show Ferguson Is Pretty Much Being Treated Like A War Zone

(655) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 11:02 AM

Since the fatal shooting of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown at the hands of a local police officer, the town of Ferguson, Missouri, has erupted in unrest as citizens have taken to the streets in outrage for more than three days.

Police have fired...

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Ferguson Police Department Will Not Release Name Of Officer Involved In Michael Brown Shooting

(1101) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:12 PM

The Ferguson police department will not release the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an incident that has grabbed the nation's attention and sparked outrage in the local community.

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Benjamin Crump Representing Michael Brown's Family After Teen's Fatal Shooting

(14) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 8:15 PM

Benjamin Crump, the attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family, has stepped forward to represent the family of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this Saturday.

Crump's participation was announced during a press conference Monday, where Brown's...

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Oprah Channels Diana Ross On Latest O Magazine Cover, And We Love It!

(4) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:09 PM

There aren't enough reasons to love Oprah. She's a media-mogul, a bona-fide boss and an all-around saint. But she has just done something that has made us love her even more!

The media mega-woman is stunning on the September issue of O magazine in a Manrico cashmere jumpsuit...

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

(20) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:09 PM

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...

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The 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call Is So Offensive It Will Make Your Jaw Drop

(451) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 7:18 PM

The folks over at Universal Pictures have made a great deal of progress with the upcoming film "Straight Outta Compton," which will tell the story of the infamous West Coast rap group N.W.A.

The biopic, produced by former N.W.A members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre along with Tomica Woods-Wright,...

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Troy Davis' Nephew Is Raising Money To Pay For His Sophomore Year At Morehouse

(10) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 2:53 PM

The last few years have been difficult for Antone De'Juan Davis Correia.

In September 2011, his uncle, Troy Davis, was executed in Georgia after his case grabbed the nation's attention and sparked widespread controversy. Less than three months later, Correia's mother, Martina Correia who had been the...

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This 25-Year-Old Reaction To 'Do The Right Thing' Still Pisses Spike Lee Off

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 3:31 PM

As Spike Lee's film "Do The Right Thing" celebrates its 25th anniversary. The legendary director has reflected on the movie's groundbreaking approach to race relations and tensions in inner-city neighborhoods.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lee shared one of his least favorite memories: a response...

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Black Actors' Roles Are No Longer 'Just The Black Best Friend Or The Crackhead'

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 6:20 PM

There's no doubt that things are changing in Hollywood. In an industry where black actors and actresses were once exclusively relegated to roles as servants, or supporting characters or drug addicts, African-Americans have broken barriers and given way to what some have called the Black Hollywood Renaissance.

After...

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5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

(11) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Oftentimes, when we discuss fatherhood we assume that African-American men aren't part of that conversation, largely because a number of studies and reports have repeatedly told us that black fathers are overwhelmingly absent from their children's lives.

However, while these numbers are nothing to ignore, they contribute...

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Michelle Obama's Tribute To Maya Angelou Will Give You Chills

(89) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 2:59 PM

On Saturday, family and friends gathered at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to honor the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou, who died in May at age 86. The award-winning novelist, poet and activist was celebrated during a private ceremony by a number of notable attendees, including former...

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Rachel Jeantel Graduates High School, Chases Her Dreams With The Help Of A Village

(67) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:30 PM

The last few years have been tough for Rachel Jeantel. After the death of her friend, Trayvon Martin, she not only had to serve as a witness at his shooter's trial, but she was also subjected to public criticism and ridicule. But the young woman refused...

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'Mandela' Screenwriter Blames '12 Years A Slave' For Sucking 'Up All The Guilt About Black People'

(26) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Steve McQueen's film "12 Years a Slave" not only received incredible praise from moviegoers and film gurus, it also snagged an Academy Award for Best Picture. But not everyone was happy about the film's success.

William Nicholson, screenwriter for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom," spoke out against...

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Watching Maya Angelou Recite Her Poems Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 3:12 PM

On Wednesday, award-winning novelist, poet and activist Maya Angelou died at age 86. As the world mourns the loss of an international icon and one of society's most influential voices, her incredible words of wisdom and beautiful poetry will continue to live on.

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Maya Angelou Dead: Award-Winning Poet, Author And Activist Dies At 86

(566) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 10:28 AM

Award-winning author, poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has reportedly died at age 86.

According to MyFox8, Angelou died at her Winston-Salem home Wednesday. The news was reportedly confirmed by the town's mayor, Allen Joines, and Angelou's publicist Helen Brann.

Angelou was set to receive the Beacon...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses White Supremacy And 'The Case For Reparations'

(521) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 12:38 PM

In his groundbreaking piece "The Case for Reparations," Ta-Nehisi Coates presents a powerful argument deconstructing the effects of white supremacy on the lives and economic standing of black Americans.

In an interview with Bill Moyers, Coates explains why he advocates for a systematic approach to solving the issue...

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