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Maya Rudolph Scores Her Own Variety Show! Janelle Monae, Craig Robinson & Raphael Saadiq to Appear

Maya Rudolph Scores Her Own Variety Show! Janelle Monae, Craig Robinson & Raphael Saadiq to Appear

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Film blog Shadow & Act is reporting that former Saturday Night Live alumna and Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph will return to primetime TV next month.

Rudolph, who appeared on SNL for over a decade (from 2000-2011), will debut the Maya Rudolph Show on May 19.

According to reports, the project will be an update of the classic variety show, featuring comedy skits and music performances by Rudolph…

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Dating Don’ts: Love In The Age Of Instagram

Dating Don’ts: Love In The Age Of Instagram

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I have an inveterate aversion to the unexpected. I hate surprise parties. I conduct extensive consumer research before I purchase anything, from new shoes to vacuum cleaners. The idea of plunging blind into a situation fills me with a mounting dread, a gnawing in the pit of my stomach knowing that I have no say in the outcome. This charming quirk has led me on a lifelong journey to impart…

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New Study: Young Women View Incidents of Sexual Assault as Normal

New Study: Young Women View Incidents of Sexual Assault as Normal

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 5.23.08 PMA study conducted by Marquette University offers insight into why many victims don’t report incidents of sexual assault. Researchers analyzed interviews with 100 young people between the ages of 3 and 17 and found young women fear being labeled a “whore,” believe men can’t help themselves, and view many inappropriate acts as “normal.”

“They grab you, touch your butt, and try to, like, touch you…

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Pew Center: Only a Quarter of Americans Consider Pres. Obama ‘Black’

Pew Center: Only a Quarter of Americans Consider Pres. Obama ‘Black’

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According to new survey data from the Pew Research Center, only a 27 percent of Americans consider President Obama “Black,” while just over half (52%) view him as “mixed race.” The data prompted many declare the findings “fascinating” and wonder if this signals yet another (slow) shift toward Post-Racial America. But there’s just one problem.

Can’t a person be both?

As Jenée Desmond-Harris write…

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Militants Abduct 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls, Bomb Capital City of Abuja

Militants Abduct 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls, Bomb Capital City of Abuja

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Members of Boko Haram are believed to be behind the attack on a northeastern Nigerian school late last night. Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted.

“Many girls were abducted by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the school in a convoy of vehicles,” says education official Emmanuel Sam.

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One girl, who managed to escape, told BBC she and fellow students were sleeping when armed men…

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Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs Will Deliver Howard University’s 2014 Commencement Address

Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs Will Deliver Howard University’s 2014 Commencement Address

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Earlier today, Howard University announced it’s 2014 commencement speaker, and it’s none other than former student, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.

On May 10th, Combs will not only give the commencement speech, but he will also receive an honorary doctorate in humanities.

“We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker,” said interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick. “His entrepreneurial spirit…

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Missouri Man Who Never Served 13-Year Prison Term Awaits His Fate

Missouri Man Who Never Served 13-Year Prison Term Awaits His Fate

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Cornealious “Mike” Anderson was all set to serve his 13-year prison term for the armed robbery of a Burger King manager back in 1999. But once he posted bail, no one looked for him – until the end of his sentence.

“He then waited and waited and waited for the Missouri Department of Corrections to give him a date to surrender and begin serving his sentence,” Anderson’s attorney, Patrick Michael…

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A White Guy Discovers It’s Hard On Twitter When He Poses As A Black Woman

A White Guy Discovers It’s Hard On Twitter When He Poses As A Black Woman

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A couple of weeks ago, a few Twitter users participated in #RaceSwapExp for a week. #RaceSwapExp was started by Mikki Kendall, who launched #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen.

As part of #RaceSwapExp Black women exchanged their Twitter user photos for white men. Christopher Carbone, a writer based of New York City, swapped his photo out for a Black woman’s photo.   In a recent post of Thought Catalog,…

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Bow Down: Serena Williams Looks AH-MAY-ZING on the Cover of ‘Fitness’

Bow Down: Serena Williams Looks AH-MAY-ZING on the Cover of ‘Fitness’

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Tennis champ Serena Williams is known for her amazing game on the court, and her banging body off of it. But according to the 32-year-old star, it hasn’t always been that way. 

“When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete—long and lean—not with a womanly figure,” she explained in the May issue of Fitness magazine. “But then people my age started coming up to me and saying,…

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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Will Stop Using Slur

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Will Stop Using Slur

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Logo TV have recently come under fire for the use of the term “she-male”.  The repeated use of the term caused an uproar in the transgender community. Activists called the term transphobic and disrespectful to transgender people.

During one incident in particular, there was a mini-challenge  titled“Female or She-male”. Contestants had to identify whether a photo showed a…

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