At the BET Awards, Civil Rights Weighed Just as Heavily as Any Note
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At the BET Awards, Civil Rights Weighed Just as Heavily as Any Note

Soraya Nadia McDonald, THE WASHINGTON POST     LOS ANGELES (The Washington Post) — You could…

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Jay Z and Beyoncé are Following a Rich Tradition
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Jay Z and Beyoncé are Following a Rich Tradition

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is…

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The Black Athlete: Where are Today’s Muhammad Ali-like Athletes?
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The Black Athlete: Where are Today’s Muhammad Ali-like Athletes?

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist   The revolutionary and iconic stance of the great Muhammad…

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Beyonce Responds to Baltimore Riots: ‘People Are Hurting’
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Beyonce Responds to Baltimore Riots: ‘People Are Hurting’

Alex Ungerman, ET ONLINE (ETonline.com) — As six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges,…

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There’s a Disturbing Truth to John Legend’s Oscar Statement about Prisons and Slavery
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There’s a Disturbing Truth to John Legend’s Oscar Statement about Prisons and Slavery

Max Ehrenfreund, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—The artists John Legend and Common received an Academy Award Sunday…

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Ferguson Makes a Reappearance at the Grammys. Here’s Why it Matters.
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Ferguson Makes a Reappearance at the Grammys. Here’s Why it Matters.

Nia-Malika Henderson, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—While the protests around Ferguson and the…

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Nicki Minaj Talks Racism, Why More Black Artists Aren’t Speaking Up: ‘Look What Happened to Kanye’
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Nicki Minaj Talks Racism, Why More Black Artists Aren’t Speaking Up: ‘Look What Happened to Kanye’

Rebecca Macatee, E! ONLINE   (EOnline.com)—Nicki Minaj isn’t one of the artists caught up in…

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NFL Players Sporting ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Message
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NFL Players Sporting ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Message

Joseph White, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A week after their “Hands Up,…

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