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Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

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From left to right: Rodriguez, EW correspondent Nina Terrero, Radio Personality Angie Martinez and Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez.

Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last we

Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

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In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after

She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

Georgiana Simpson.

Georgiana Simpson

They Did It First: Three women are actually credited with being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the U.S.

Let’s start with some numbers. In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois published e Talented Tenth.ere he introduced the term by which he

How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

Wykesha Reid.

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women's lives at risk.

Like many sisters, Wykesha Reid looked in her mirror and longed for a bigger butt. Nature carved her curves, but she thought enh

Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

Michelle Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. 

Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own messag

50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

Bernice King.

On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Right

Alicia Watkins Was A Homeless Veteran 5 Years Ago. Now She's A Student At Harvard University

Alicia Watkins Harvard Student.

Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and watched her colleagues die. But it wasn't any of her combat experiences that broke

Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

From left to right: Rodriguez, EW correspondent Nina Terrero, Radio Personality Angie Martinez and Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez. Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last week with a story that illustrates how important it is for young people to see characters on screen that they can relate to. As one of the hosts at P&G’s Orgullosa forum “Nuevas Latina...

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Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

  In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the state’s motion to vacate his murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler. State District Judge Ramona Emanuel on Monday took the step...

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She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

Georgiana Simpson They Did It First: Three women are actually credited with being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the U.S. Let’s start with some numbers. In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois published The Talented Tenth. Here he introduced the term by which he meant the “college-bred Negroes,” the race’s “exceptional men” who would lift up and lead the black “masses.” But at the turn of the century, only 3,000 out of 8.9 million African...

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How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women's lives at risk. Like many sisters, Wykesha Reid looked in her mirror and longed for a bigger butt. Nature carved her curves, but she thought enhancing what she’d already been gifted would make her even more attractive. Her family says she visited a salon in Dallas for a first, then a second, then a third round of...

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Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark.  Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. "No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you...

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50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights, my father's "How Long? Not Long" speech, from which the quote above is taken, electrified the crowd and served as a reminder that, 50 years later, once more,...

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Alicia Watkins Was A Homeless Veteran 5 Years Ago. Now She's A Student At Harvard University

Alicia Watkins Was A Homeless Veteran 5 Years Ago. Now She's A Student At Harvard University

Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and watched her colleagues die. But it wasn't any of her combat experiences that broke Watkins' spirit; it was the fact that she retired from the military and found herself homeless. In 2010, Watkins' allowed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to document her life as...

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Headline News

Arkansas governor urges changes to relig…

01-04-2015

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and... Read more

Arkansas governor sends religion bill ba…

01-04-2015

Arkansas governor sends religion bill back for rewrite

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Wednesday he is sending the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the... Read more

Protesters again disrupt U.S. Supreme Co…

01-04-2015

Protesters again disrupt U.S. Supreme Court proceedings

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted U.S. Supreme Court proceedings for the third time in just over a year on Wednesday, with several... Read more

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State…

01-04-2015

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's defense minister says security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over the Islamic State group in Tikrit.... Read more

Man accusing police in Detroit suburb of…

01-04-2015

By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A man who was dragged from his car, struck several times in the head and Tasered by suburban... Read more

Other News

Noose Found Hanging From Tree On Duke Un…

01-04-2015

Noose Found Hanging From Tree On Duke University Campus, School Officials Investigating

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Man Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel …

01-04-2015

Man Arrested After Throwing Banana Peel At Dave Chappelle On New Mexico Stage

Source: Rick Kern / Getty... Read more

Comedy Central Stands By Trevor Noah Aft…

01-04-2015

Comedy Central Stands By Trevor Noah After “Offensive” Tweets Surface

On Monday, a handful of questionable tweets from comedian... Read more

Indiana HIV Outbreak Tied To Closure Of …

01-04-2015

Indiana HIV Outbreak Tied To Closure Of Planned Parenthood Clinics

Just days after Indiana... Read more

News Roundup: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Nige…

01-04-2015

News Roundup: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Nigeria’s Presidential Election…AND MORE

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Entertainment

Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 People in…

01-04-2015

ASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated...

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Tom Brady Enlists Michael Jordan for Apr…

01-04-2015

Fresh off winning his fourth Super Bowl championship,...

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Wendy Williams Earns First Daytime Emmy …

01-04-2015

Congratulations are in order for...

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Sports News

Cowboys bring back linebacker McClain on…

01-04-2015

Cowboys bring back linebacker McClain on 1-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The Cowboys are bringing back linebacker... Read more

Northern Iowa and Ben Jacobson agree to …

01-04-2015

Northern Iowa and Ben Jacobson agree to 10-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Northern Iowa coach... Read more

Ex-Aabama player's accuser recants domes…

01-04-2015

Ex-Aabama player's accuser recants domestic violence claim (Yahoo Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Police say the woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of domestic violence has recanted her allegations.... Read more

Still scoring after all these years, Ove…

01-04-2015

Still scoring after all these years, Ovechkin gets 50th goal (Yahoo Sports)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways... Read more

Business News

These 8 narrow chokepoints are critical …

01-04-2015

These 8 narrow chokepoints are critical to the world's oil trade

Over half of the world's oil supply moved through set maritime routes in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), often aboard massive... Read more

Here's where the world's 'rogue regimes'…

01-04-2015

Here's where the world's 'rogue regimes' sent weapons in 2014

Reuters/KCNA KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets a women's subunit during a rocket launching drill Several countries have managed to build massive arsenals... Read more

At the start of the year, ad-tech compan…

01-04-2015

At the start of the year, ad-tech company Fiksu was on a hiring spree and preparing to go public — now it has scrapped its IPO plans and is cutting 10% of its workforce

At the turn of the year, everything was looking rosy for mobile marketing and ad-tech firm Fiksu: It was preparing for an IPO and planned... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg hopes this book will hel…

01-04-2015

Mark Zuckerberg hopes this book will help shape his vision for Facebook

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Political News

House panel inquiring into former energy…

01-04-2015

House panel inquiring into former energy official's $1.7 million job

AP Photo The House Oversight Committee wants to know more about Dan Poneman’s past discussions with Centrus Corp., which just... Read more

Laura Ingraham's new site: LifeZette.com

01-04-2015

Laura Ingraham's new website will be called LifeZette and will brand itself as "a cultural and political web destination for... Read more

The week Mike Pence's 2016 dreams crumbl…

01-04-2015

With the black marble of the Indiana House of Representatives behind him, Gov. Mike Pence in January trumpeted a laundry... Read more

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