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Bushwick Bill Dead at 52 Due to Pancreatic Cancer

One incident can change the course of life. Before Bushwick Bill got shot in the eye, he didn’t think he had much to live for. He told us so in the lyrics of his 1992 hit “Ever So Clear.” Claiming ...

Cardinals Sign Top Pick Murray To Four-Year Deal

The Arizona Cardinals have signed Kyler Murray in time for their rookie minicamp. Arizona signed the No. 1 overall draft pick to a four-year contract Thursday worth about $35 million with a team option for a fifth. It includes a ...

'Where is Stephon's justice?' Tension remains after more than 80 arrested in Sacramento protest

Dozens of protesters bearing bearing photos of Stephon Clark and Black Lives Matter signs were arrested Monday night in a show of disobedience against the decision to not file charges against the police officers who killed Clark.
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Terrence Howard breaks his silence after arrest of co-star and TV son Jussie Smollett

Actor Terrence Howard is supporting his television son, Jussie Smollett, after he was accused of staging a hate crime attack last month in Chicago.
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Regina King's Oscar win puts her in very cool company

Regina King is now an Oscar winner. The actress was awarded the best supporting actress statue on Sunday for her role in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," in which she plays Sharon Rivers, a matriarch whose spirit is ...
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‘Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History’ is an ode to heroism

While lessons on Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson are being taught in schools across the country, self-proclaimed “comedy rock star” Kevin Hart has taken a lesson of his own to Netflix to celebrate the less acknowledged minds and ...
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Chair Coleman Files Bill to Make Our Schools Safer

This week, I filed House Bill 1623 that continues my work on improving the safety of our schools. Please see below for information on the new bill, as well as information on my past legislation that improves safety in our ...
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How Jackie Robinson’s Wife, Rachel, Helped Him Break Baseball’s Color Line

Jackie Robinson, who would have turned 100 on Jan. 31, is often remembered for his courage, athleticism, tenacity and sacrifice. By confronting Jim Crow – both as a baseball player and as a civil rights activist – he changed America.
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Spike Lee earns first Oscar nomination for directing

More than 30 years after the release of his first feature film, legendary director Spike Lee has earned his first Oscar nomination for best director and his first nomination for best picture.
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Family of the Black Wrestler Who Was Forced to Cut His Dreadlocks Speaks Out

The parents of the 16-year-old black varsity wrestler who was forced to cut his dreadlocks before a match have spoken out for the first time since the incident.
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Tech the Halls

You walk into the mall and you hear it. Christmas music. It seems like yesterday you were celebrating Halloween and you can’t believe that the holiday season is already in full swing. All year long you’ve been waiting for grandma’s ...
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George H.W. Bush's funeral and memorial services plan

The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94, was released Saturday evening.
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The Houston Museum of African American Culture Announces The Opening of A Burning House

The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is pleased to announce the November 17, 2018 opening of A Burning House, curated by Dominic Clay and John Guess, Jr. A Burning House will be on display through January 12, 2019.
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Arthur Mitchell, Co-founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American dancer who called himself "the grandfather of diversity," has died, according to the Dance Theatre of Harlem's Facebook page.
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The hypocrisy of the Nike outrage

Conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson has tweeted and retweeted a handful of rebukes of Nike for choosing to use Colin Kaepernick in its latest "Just Do It" campaign. The ad features a headshot of the former NFL quarterback with ...
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