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NEW YORK (AP) — For Ruby Dee, acting and activism weren't contradictory things. They were inseparable, and they were intertwined...
theGRIO REPORT - Jabre White said he was stunned and angry when he claims his teacher implied White was his slave and the teacher was his master...
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — As the minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, Smith is helping to lead an effort to recruit African-American voters in pivotal states, a priority for a heavily white party staring with uncertainty at a country that is fast becoming more brown...

NEW YORK (AP) — The lethal romp "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" got a lot of love at Sunday night's Tony Awards, nabbing the best new musical trophy on a night that also saw Audra McDonald make Broadway history, Bryan Cranston win as a rookie and four-time host Neil Patrick Harris get his own award...
NEW YORK (AP) — Maxwell is looking to produce something this year that has nothing to do with music...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will add her voice to those honoring Maya Angelou at a memorial service for the poet and author this weekend...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders pressed for greater diversity in NBA front offices in a meeting with Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday amid discussions about racial issues raised by the ouster of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling...
TORONTO (AP) - A Canadian couple endured a roller-coaster ride of emotions when a lottery ticket worth $50 million went missing only to be found and returned by someone at their church...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said...

(AP) Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it's up to others whether the deal goes through...
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams lost in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday, her earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago...
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country's chief of defense said Monday...
(AP) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized to Trayvon Martin's family on Thursday over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the TV series "The Shield," was charged with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home...
ATLANTA (AP) — Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport on Wednesday, with the opening the swanky bar's third location...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a rare view of President Barack Obama: strolling along the National Mall with suit jacket slung over his shoulder.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Five friends of Oscar Grant, the man who was fatally shot by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer, have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit against the agency, officials said...
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games...
WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (AP) — The police commissioner of a small U.S. town has resigned after he admitted using a racial slur to describe President Barack Obama, a town official said Monday...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP said Monday that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a "wreck" and almost crying after a television interview in which Sterling derided Magic Johnson as a role model...