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‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae joins Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

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Each year, Forbes releases their 30 Under 30 Entertainment list  The list reflects some of the hottest online entertainment executives, who are paving their way to stardom via YouTube and other social media platforms.

This year, “Awkward Black Girl” and “Rachetpiece Theater” creator Issa Rae has joined the ranks. 

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Florida state attorney files motion to block Marissa Alexander’s bond

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Florida State Attorney Angela Corey filed a motion to revoke Marissa Alexander’s bond on Monday.

The move comes week’s after a judge ruled that Alexander could be freed as she awaits trial.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ hires first black female cast member in 7 years

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After a swarm of backlash about the cast’s lack of diversity when it comes to women of color, the hit sketch comedy Saturday Night Live has hired its first black female cast member in 7 years.

Sasheer Zamata has joined the long list of famous comedians such as Chevy Chase, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd who originally got their start on the show.

Zamata will be the first black female in the cast since Maya Rudolph left as a regular cast member in 2007.

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‘Beast of the Southern Wild’ star Quvenzhané Wallis to earn more than $1.5M for ‘Annie’ remake

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Quvenzhané Wallis is back. The young star who made history as the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Actress will star in a remake of “Annie,” and get paid more than $1.5 million for the role. 

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50% of black males will be arrested before turning 23

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According to a new study published in the Crime & Delinquency journal, 50 percent of black males and almost 40 percent of white males in the country are arrested at least once by the age of 23. 

The findings shows a connection between the risks of arrest and race and gender.

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The harmful affects of eviction on communities of color

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Matthew Desmond, a Harvard assistant professor who studies poverty, housing and eviction, found that 1 in 14 black residents in Milwaukee renting households is evicted each year. The proportion does not include the number of families whose lives are disrupted by involuntary displacement. 

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Man who slapped baby on plane to be sentenced

A man who pleaded guilty slapping a crying toddler on a Delta airline flight is due in federal court today for sentencing.

Joe Rickey Hundley, who is white, pleaded guilty in October after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. 

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15-year-old sentenced to 118 years, 6 consecutive life sentences for robbery

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23-year-old Travion Blount has spent 8 years behind bars for a bad decision he made at just 15.

The young man is currently serving a sentence of 118 years, plus 6 consecutive life sentences for robbery in Norfolk with two older teenagers.

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Spread the word:10 scholarships that every black college student should know about

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The main thing every college student of color needs to know is that there is money out there. Each year, several times a year, companies, organizations and celebrities give out thousands of dollars in support of educational advancement. 

Here’s a few scholarships to look out for with deadlines this month. 

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Man ordered to serve jail time despite paying child support debt

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A Texas man who has paid his back child support debt in full has been sentenced to jail.

Clifford Hall says when the amount of child support for his 11-year-old son was modified, no one told him. 

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