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Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dead At Age 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer’s children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no details about the cause of death. […]

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NAACP probes assistant principal’s ‘offensive’ tweet

The NAACP is demanding answers about an assistant principal’s tweet that some Norfolk students say is racist. Amy Strickland, the assistant principal at Booker T. Washington High School, re-tweeted a post by the parody account “OrNahhTweets” in June. The tweet was a picture of a number of high-school aged couples in prom apparel — all the […]

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Cornel West and Questlove Talk About Black Revolution and Blues Music

Many years ago, before he was a familiar presence on television, film, and radio, before he dropped his Reader in 1999—a decades-spanning collection of his passionate, polymathic essays—and was recognized, rightly, as one of the most dynamic public intellectuals in America, some people couldn’t get a grip on Cornel West. “ ‘What are you?’ they asked […]

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CNN anchor Don Lemon crosses line with Bill Cosby rape accuser Joan Tarshis: ‘There are ways not to perform oral sex’

CNN anchor Don Lemon faced biting criticism after suggesting to Bill Cosby rape accuser Joan Tarshis that she take a bite out of the comedian’s penis rather than perform oral sex. Tarshis, who came forward on Sunday, claimed she was sexually assaulted by Cosby as a 19-year-old aspiring actress in 1969. She appeared with Lemon […]

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Meet The Teach For America Official Charged With Bringing Change To Ferguson And Beyond

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) on Tuesday announced the 16 members of the Ferguson Commission, which was established to address issues of racial and economic inequality in the St. Louis region following the shooting of Michael Brown. One of the commission’s members is the top Teach for America official in St. Louis, who has been […]

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Misty Copeland Lands Reality Series on Oxygen

The Oxygen network is trying to rebrand its image, and Misty Copeland is going to help it do just that. Oxygen’s newest reality show, The Misty Copeland Project, will follow a group of young dancers as they pursue their dreams in New York City. According to a press release from Oxygen, Copeland will star as a […]

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NBC and Netflix Pull Bill Cosby Projects Amid Rape Allegations

In the latest fallout from the sexual assault accusations involving the comedian Bill Cosby, NBC and Netflix have set aside projects with Mr. Cosby, and a lawyer for him issued a denial of a new claim from a woman who said he raped her decades ago. NBC said on Wednesday that it had dropped plans […]

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7-Year-Old Girl Plays Her Violin in Hopes of Bringing Peace to Ferguson

At the young age of 7 years old, Leah Flynn is a disciplined violinist. “I like practice because it makes me get better and better and better each day,” said Flynn. The Sanford 2nd grader has performed as a soloist at numerous concerts and venues. She started playing at just 5 years old, and ever […]

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Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault during 1982 hotel meetup

With rape allegations against Bill Cosby mounting, supermodel Janice Dickinson tells ET in a new interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982. Dickinson, now 59, recalls first meeting Cosby, now 77, when her agent set up a meeting with him to hire her for a role on The Cosby Show. After they had […]

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Bill Cosby rape accusations putting pressure on NBC to cancel planned comic’s TV comeback

As rape accusations continue to surface surrounding Bill Cosby, there is pressure mounting on NBC to scuttle a planned TV sitcom that was supposed to mark the comic’s triumphant return to the network. But not even a laugh track is going to be able to drown out the chorus of accusers that have come forward […]

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