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Terry Crews talks Ray Rice, shares his experiences with domestic violence

Terry Crews has responded to the Ray Rice abuse incident by opening up about his own experiences with domestic violence.

The 46-year-old actor/comedian shared how the Ray Rice elevator altercation affected him, as well as what he witnessed in his household growing up. 

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Feature: Black men’s excuses for Ray Rice sound a lot like the ones Darren Wilson’s supporters used

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This post is from The Washington Post. It was written by Julian Long.

By: Julian Long

Black men. Fellas. Brothers.

Stop complaining about Ray Rice’s (much deserved and yet woefully insufficient) punishment. Right now.

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Ferguson protests continue, 35 arrested during standoff in highway

Demonstrators attempting to block Interstate 70 in St. Louis on Wednesday to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown a month ago were barred by the police from entering the highway.

According to authorities, 35 people have been arrested, most for unlawful assembly but four for assaulting officers. 

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Source: Police sent Ray Rice video tape to NFL in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer to an NFL executive five months ago.

This is a sharp contradiction to league executives’ story that they didn’t see the violent images until this week when they were released by TMZ Sports. 

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#YesAllBlackWomen Are Janay Rice

By: Samantha Master

Trigger Warning: violence against women; misogyny

One of my earliest and most vivid memories was at five or six years old. My mother and I went to a local Hampton Inn after one of my step-father’s drunken rages left her black-eyed and busted-lipped. At the check-in counter of the hotel, my mother encountered a deep cocoa-colored woman, not much bigger than herself. Knowingly, the woman looked at my mother with child in-tow and refused to accept payment for the night’s stay. She ushered us to a room and gave me quarters to play Ms. Pac Man in the make-shift arcade while my momma let me eat Fruit Loops for dinner—the only apology she could muster for not being able to assuage my sobs after the beating I’d witnessed.

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High school students in Newark walk out in protests

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Students from three Newark high schools have walked out of class in protest of the state’s control of New Jersey’s largest school district.

Community activists and parents joined students from Science Park High, Arts High School and Central High School as they walked out of class on Tuesday. 

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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look.

Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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NFL player DeAngelo Williams dyes hair pink in honor of mom, breast cancer awareness

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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has dyed his trademark locs pink in honor of his late mother Sandra Hill, who lost her battle with breast cancer in May.

The NFL star also painted his toe nails pink in memory of his mom, and to spread awareness about the deadly disease. 

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Feature: Black Women Find a Growing Business Opportunity: Care For Their Hair

The following post is from The New York Times. It was written by Vivian Yee.

By: Vivian Yee

Not much seems unusual about Judian and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where every block seems to have its own African hair-braiding salon.

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NBA star Luol Deng responds to racist comments made by Hawks General Manager

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NBA player Luol Deng has responded to comments made by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry.

Ferry, on a business call discussing whether to sign Deng, said that “[Deng] has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back.” Deng’s statement was featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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