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

(18) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:09 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 | 6:18 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 | 1:53 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 | 2:31 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 | 5:20 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

(10) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 2:30 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 | 1:59 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 | 2:30 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 | 5:01 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 | 2:12 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 | 9:28 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 | 11:38 AM

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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Proof That Solange Knowles Is Not One To Be Messed With

(68) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 10:45 AM

If you haven't seen the Solange and Jay-Z elevator video yet, well, that must be a nice rock you're living under. The story has not only consumed the news for the past few days, it has evolved into full-blown Cartergate as we try to figure out

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9 Things Black Twitter Would Have Discussed In 2005

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:45 AM

HuffPost turns 9 years old today!

As we scratched our heads, thinking about what the world was like nine years ago, we were shocked when we realized Twitter didn't exist in 2005. Which means Black Twitter didn't exist either.

Black Twitter has not only contributed to a number...

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Michael Jordan Reveals Struggle With Racism In New Book Chronicling Legend's Life

(514) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 3:09 PM

Michael Jordan's name may be etched in history as the greatest basketball player of all time, but the sports legend had to overcome several challenges on his journey.

In a new book entitled "Michael Jordan: The Life," Jordan shared his struggle with racism growing up in a North Carolina...

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Americans Need People Like Donald Sterling And Cliven Bundy

(338) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:06 PM

Yesterday, I was both shocked and pleasantly surprised when I heard NBA Commissioner Adam Silver say he had decided to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.

I'll admit, I'm a bit of a cynic, so I had braced myself for the league to slap Sterling with...

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Why We Aren't Changing The 'Once You Go Black' Headline

(151) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 2:32 PM

I work in the media and I write about race. It's a lethal combination that leaves me open to unsolicited feedback and criticism and, sometimes, racist attacks. But I do it because I've always thought race is one of those topics we still don't know how to discuss in this...

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'Scandal' Chat: 'The Price Of Free And Fair Elections' Was Full Of Twists And Turns But Lacked Luster

(22) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 4:05 PM

A few weeks ago, we looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible error, just as the third season enters its wild and crazy homestretch. Today, we're chatting about last night's UNBELIEVABLY INSANE season finale, "The Price of Free and...

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Poll On Changing Demographics Finds Most Americans Don't Consider Obama Black

(460) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 1:03 PM

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer blonde-haired and blue-eyed. And a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center explores Americans' feeling about the country's changing tapestry, and how perception of...

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'Scandal' Chat: 'The Fluffer' Was A Little Bit Of Fluff And A Whole Lot Of Drama

(52) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:22 PM

A few weeks ago, the two of us looked around and realized that HuffPost didn't have anybody recapping "Scandal." We are here to rectify that horrible error, just as the third season enters its wild and crazy homestretch. Today, we're chatting about last night's super-wild episode, "The Fluffer."

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