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Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is adding another achievement to her already impeccable resume: L’Oréal Paris spokesperson.

On Tuesday (September 10), it was announced that the 54-year-old How to Get Away With Murder star will be the face of the company’s L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect line.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Viola admitted that this all feels “surreal,” especially since she has never felt linked to the concepts of “beauty and femininity.”

“It fe

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Premiering August 14th on OWN is the coming-of-age story David Makes Man from Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan.

Best known for his work in Moonlight, David Makes Man is Tarell Alvin McCraney’s debut in television. He serves as series creator and is alongside an impressive team of executive producers that include Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. This is the first of a series of projects that Jordan has launched under his Out

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The trailer for the much-anticipated Harriet Tubman biopic has finally arrived.

Focus Features released the trailer for “Harriet,” which stars Cynthia Erivo in the title role, on Tuesday morning. “Eve’s Bayou” director Kasi Lemmons leads the film that tells the incredible true story of how Tubman escaped slavery in 1849 and later helped free hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. Janelle Monáe and Leslie Odom Jr. also star in the film.


Watch the full trailer above. “Ha

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"Thank you @Netflix for believing in this story and letting me tell it the exact way I wanted,” the director wrote on Twitter.

Ava DuVernay’s series “When They See Us,” which told the stories of five black and Latino men who were wrongly convicted of a brutal crime as teenagers, earned the most Emmy nominations for Netflix this year, The Hollywood Reporter reported

The limited series scored 16 noms on Tuesday, which topped the list for the streaming service platform, which saw a total of

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Contestants for the Miss Black America pageant line up on stage in front of a panel of judges during the evening gown competition in the early 1970s.
(Photo: Leo Vals, Getty Images)

The Miss Black America pageant is not to be regarded as a black Miss America pageant.

Since its founding in 1968, the organization has forged its own path – with its own syndicated television network – to proudly celebrate the beauty, talent and intelligence of black women, long excluded from mainstream pageants

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Contestants for the Miss Black America pageant line up on stage in front of a panel of judges during the evening gown competition in the early 1970s.
(Photo: Leo Vals, Getty Images)

The Miss Black America pageant is not to be regarded as a black Miss America pageant.

Since its founding in 1968, the organization has forged its own path – with its own syndicated television network – to proudly celebrate the beauty, talent and intelligence of black women, long excluded from mainstream pageants

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It should have been a happy week for Leslie Jones.

Crowned one of the new Ghostbusters, Jones joined Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig in the reboot, which survived months of vitriol to take the No. 2 spot at the box office last weekend (almost beating out The Secret Life of Pets, which nudged ahead).

But behind the Hollywood rollout was another ugly storm brewing on social media. On Monday, Jones began retweeting the ugly, racist hatred that has been coming her way on Twitter.

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Hearing the term red-lining in 2015 may seem oxymoronic. Right? Not necessarily, at least according to some new data.

Americans have been making a collective mistake: thinking that wealthy non-whites do not face discrimination anymore, and can, therefore, live wherever they prefer. It was a complaint brought up by the National Fair Housing Alliance this year that showed the issue is still alive and relevant. This is happening fifty years after the abolishment of housing discrimination by Con

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(PHOTO: THI'SL) St. Louis, Missouri, rapper Thi'sl.

Christian rapper Thi’sl, a St. Louis-based artist who says he’s always used his platform to address racial and social issues, released a new project last month titled Heavy Is the Head — inspired by events in Ferguson and New York surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Thi’sl covers various topics on the 14-song mixtape that launched Aug. 5, including fatherlessness in the inner city and police brutality. On a song titled “Lord Help Me,” the rapper expresses his frustratio

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An exasperated Sandra Bland left what is now a haunting voicemail on her friend’s phone shortly after seeing a judge. 

“I’m still just at a loss for words honestly at this whole process,” Bland said on the message obtained byKTRK. “How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this, I don’t even know.”

The 22-second voicemail left July 11, is the latest piece of the puzzle that is still unclear as to how 28-year-old Sandra Bland went from being arrested during a traffic stop on J

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LAS VEGAS -- Becky Hammon made history when she became the first female head coach in NBA summer league. Leading the San Antonio Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League championship just made the experience that much sweeter.

Hammon coached the Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday in the title game.

"It was a grind," Hammon said. "They've been together for 17 days. They really started to jell the last two or three games. They listened, and they played really hard for me. I

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by chris benjamin


I want to let you know you are doing a great job fathers of the this great nation and worldwide, but there is more to be accomplished with our time here. We must beat the drum for Championship Fathering! As you know God has called us fathers to do more than stand on the sidelines and watch our families fall apart and fail. It truly is time for all us fathers to plant our feet in the ground and make a stand to guide the physical, mental, and spiritual destiny of our families. S
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by Olawale Ogunsola


"But I want you to be without care. 
He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord- how he may please the Lord. 
But he who is married cares about the things of the world- how he may please his wife." 1 Corinthians 7:32-33

A common desire of every female, irrespective of her age, is to have a "caring husband". This is good and worthy of being desired. Any responsible married man must be caring. Any man who is not ready to do this is not prepared to be married. 
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Best of the week's blogs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick Jameis Winston with No. 1 Pick in NFL Draft. 


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Jameis Winston to help them become relevant again.  The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was selected with the first overall pick in the NFL draft

Tennessee Titans Pick Marcus Mariota with No. 2 Pick in NFL Draft

Despite a near constant stream of trade rumors, the Titans held onto their No. 2 pick and landed Marcus Mariota. The 2014 Heisman Trophy win

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Protesters block the streets in Berkeley, Missouri on Wednesday, Dec. 24. over the death of Antonio Martin, who was shot and killed by a police officer after he allegedly pulled a gun on Tuesday,

Dec. 23.

Tia Carrie is as sweet a teenage girl as you can image.

Nothing about her — not her big smile wired with colorful braces, or her florescent pink sweatshirt and elaborately dressed hair — would make you think she is angry.

But she is “damn angry.”

It showed on Wednesday night only when the 1

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by Dr. Henderson Ward 


I've had a few different careers during my working life, and they seem to have one important thing in common. Each required specific technical training and skills in order for one to become competent. Accordingly, by way of building technology and management, I finally ended up as a professional teacher, having gone to a teacher's training college and graduated with a distinction.

Sometimes you hear things, but they do not resonate, they don't hammer home their impact with
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Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California.

“I feel like you have to prove yourself on every level,” said Ferreira, 39, who patrols about 30 miles east of San Francisco. “You have to prove yourself to the black community, you have to prove yourself to all of your co-workers, you have to prove yourself to society.”

With the nation roiled by two grand juries’ recent decisions not to indict white

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Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was accused of not being Black enough and essentially called an ‘Uncle Tom,’ within the confines of his own locker room. It’s unfortunate that every person in that locker room that looks like Wilson doesn’t see him a as a brother because Wilson embodies everything that is Black and everything that is American.

He is the great-great grandson of a slave to a Confederate colonel, who was freed after the Civil War. His grandfather

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Grammy-Award winning rapper Lecrae recently appeared on the New York City radio station “Hot 97 The Morning Show” where he discussed being censored due to his lyrical content being informed by his Christian faith.

“I’m more censored than the most drugged out violent rapper,” Lecrae told host Ebro who asked if he runs into barriers due to being a Christian rapper. “They censor me more than anybody. I’m marginalized, put in a box, so it’s kind of weird. I’m sitting here trying to put substan

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Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley’s relentless criticism aimed at President Barack Obama has made dozens of headlines throughout the commander-in-chief’s presidency. And though, some may have questioned the political commentator’s motive behind his personal analysis, he recently insisted during an interview on HuffPost Live that his commentary is rooted in holding Obama accountable as the nation’s president. 

“I don’t have a monopoly on the truth. There is the truth, and then there is the way to the

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