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‘Django’ actress handcuffed, accused of prostitution after kissing white husband

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A black actress says she was handcuffed and detained by police after being mistaken for a prostitute while out with her white husband.

Daniele Watts, who played slave CoCo in the award-winning film Django: Unchained, posted the news on her Facebook page. She said her arm was cut during the encounter with police in Hollywood. 

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The Path and Means to Police Accountability

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A lot of my pieces often deal with creating more understanding for the ‘other side’ of things. In previous pieces I have called for more empathy and understanding concerning young black males, police officers, and even murderers like Theodore Wafer. I do these pieces because empathy is my own personal ethic, I believe it has the power to change the world. When we can see, even glimpse a certain ‘knowing’ of others as full human beings with imperfections and talents and skills just like yourself, I think it becomes harder to simply label, stereotype, and treat others with disrespect. And to be clear, we all do it unfortunately.

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Ray Rice blames alcohol for elevator altercation, swears off drinking

Ray Rice says hard liquor acted as the fuel that triggered his elevator rage against his then-fiance Janay Palmer.

The former Ravens running back also says he hasn’t touched the stuff in months. 

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Man says George Zimmerman threatened to kill him

Florida police have confirmed yet another run-in with George Zimmerman.

According to officers, a man called 911 saying Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident. 

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Rebellious Maryland students bring more Confederate flags to school

Not even a week after a Maryland student was reprimanded for bringing a Confederate flag to school property, two more students have committed the same offense.

A photo circling the Internet shows students at Glenelg High School raising the Confederate flag at the school’s football game last Friday. 

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Video: Sportscaster James Brown addresses domestic violence during broadcast

Sportscaster James Brown took the opportunity to speak about domestic violence before yesterday’s NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

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The Purge

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By: Tiara Phalon

“If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?

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In Kansas City, ‘Buy Black’ movement gains progress

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Black-owned business owners urged Kansas City’s African-American community to only shop at their businesses earlier this week.

As part of the National Black United Front’s “Blackout Monday” initiative, the organization wants the community as a whole to take note of what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Viola Davis sticks up for her daughter’s hair

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It seems like it’s open season on natural hair, especially when it belongs to the child of a famous person. Blue Ivy has been the butt of many jokes for what critics call Jay Z and Beyonce’s “poor choice in styling.”

Now, actress Viola Davis is coming under fire for choosing to keep her daughter’s hair natural. But instead of ignoring the criticism, Davis is sticking up for her child, and her parenting choices. 

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‘Forgotten Four’ film tells story of four black men who integrated the NFL

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Most of us know about Jackie Robinson being the first black professional Major League Baseball player, but few know about the men responsible for breaking the color barrier in the NFL. 

But a new EPIX documentary will tell the story of four black pro sports players, Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley and Bill Willis, who first integrated the National Football League.

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