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Why We Need More Diverse Faces On Every Magazine Staff

 At least eight magazines feature black women on their covers this September, which is a major move considering the September issue is the industry's most highly-anticipated release. While this is a step in the right the direction, some...Show More Summary

County That Gutted The Voting Rights Act Won't Be Paid For Its Effort

It's been more than two years since the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the case is still moving through the courts. But hopefully not for much longer. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Show More Summary

Jadakiss And Styles P Discuss Organic Health Initiative

Rappers Jadakiss and Styles P are using their influence to raise health awareness in their communities. The MCs, who are a part of the hip hop group The Lox, created a chain of juice bars called Juices For Life in 2011 after noticing...Show More Summary

The Global African: Interview with W. Kamau Bell

'+The Global African with Bill Fletcher, Jr. talks with comedian and social commentator W. Kamau Bell and discusses the continued economic crisis in the city of Detroit, MI.'

With A Bear - You Only Need To Run Faster Than Your Friend. On The Matter Of "DEVELOPING THE NEGRO", One Only Needs To Keep Him Focused On The Enemy That Is Preventing YOU From Delivering "Social Justice" As A Return On His Investments

IF 'FRAUD' Is NOT The Prevailing Agenda Item In The "Struggle" - Then We'd See MORE "BLACK LEADERS" Who Are Watching This "B.S." And Demanding That Black Americans "KEEP THEIR EYE ON THE PRIZE" Rather Than On "Donald Trump"

Syd tha Kyd + Matt Martians of The Internet Talk New Album 'Ego Death'

'Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians are the co-founders of the LA neo-soul crew The Internet, who developed their latest album while watching many of their peers have their egos checked.' -- +NPR Music

Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison

Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the nine years he spent in prison, he gave himself the name Shahid. It means "the witness" in Arabic. At 16, Betts pled guilty to carjacking in Virginia and was in prison until he was 24. Show More Summary

Joe Biden Has A Serious Drug Policy Problem

Joe Biden carries into any presidential run the burden of his own history -- in particular, his complicity in crafting a generation of drug policies now synonymous with failure. The vice president's long record of advocating laws that...Show More Summary

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Like most twelve-year-old kids, the name of my junior high school was nothing more than a bunch of letters cemented to the red brick façade at the front entrance. Only once during my three years in junior high school years did anyone ever question the name Rosenwald. Show More Summary

Baltimore Police Commander’s Son Charged With Murder in Death of Roommate

Melvin Russell, 28, the son of Baltimore Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the stabbing death of his roommate, the Baltimore Sun reports. His father heads the department's Community Collaboration Unit, which has been leading neighborhood outreach efforts, the news site notes.

Exes Ask Each Other The Hard Questions They Always Wanted Answered

Ali and Andrew are exes who met in college and dated for seven years. They broke up two years ago, after Andrew messed around with someone else.  In two new videos posted by Glamour magazine, the former couple get real about all the questions they left unresolved post-split. Show More Summary

Dikembe Mutombo Looked Like The Happiest Man On Earth After Hawks Announced His Number Retirement

Making Dikembe Mutombo happy is a universally good thing. A wildly philanthropic man with a huge heart, Mutombo was once named the most generous athlete in the world by Fox Sports. His relationship with society is purely symbiotic -- a rarity today, but one that deserves all the recognition available. So when Sept. Show More Summary

So, How Do You Feel About Vince Wilfork In Overalls?

If you haven't caught up to this season of HBO's "Hard Knocks," allow us to give you the only recap you need: Vince Wilfork is a gem, a treasure and the breakout star of this year's series.  To begin, we were reintroduced to the 12-year...Show More Summary

The Breastfeeding Corner

September is Childhood Cancer and Ovarian Cancer awareness month. Cancer is the leading cause of death among U.S. children between infancy and 15 years of age. Leukemia, a cancer of blood cells, accounts for about 30% of all childhood cancers; making it the most common of childhood cancers. Show More Summary

Md. Officer Pays for Food, Hotel Room for Woman Escaping Abusive Home

Last week was just another day at work for police Cpl. Che Atkinson, who was sitting at a desk filling out some paperwork.

Donald Trump Would Love To Run Against Kanye West For President

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard that Kanye West plans on running for president in 2020. The rapper made the announcement in a puzzling-yet-amazing 13-minute speech at the MTV VMAs. Ye captured the attention of the...Show More Summary

Black Twitter Weighs In On How Kermit the Frog Allegedly Left Miss Piggy for Some New Chick Named Denise 

When people—especially men—jump into relationships so soon after a break-up, the streets start talking. The lines seem blurred and people start speculating when things officially ended, and when things officially began.

Prosecution Scores Two Big Wins In Freddie Gray Case

Judge Barry Williams rejected a defense motion asking for the Office of the State's Attorney to be removed from the Freddie Gray case. The decision came at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, shortly after Williams had denied a defense motion...Show More Summary

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