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VIDEO - In his latest film, Chris Rock tries to get to the root of why so many African American women spend countless hours, thousands of dollars, and take serious risks - all in the pursuit of 'Good Hair'...
VIDEO - An Australian variety show host has apologized for a skit in which singers parodying the Jackson Five performed in blackface...
OPINION - Long and fake, short and natural and everything in between, black women's hair never seems to make the cut.

VIDEO - When it comes to hairstyles, black women have no shortage of options. No request is out of the ordinary at beauty salons nationwide...
OPINION - One health care reform argument is that a government requirement for individuals to have health care coverage is comparable to the state requirement that drivers have car insurance...
VIDEO - Throughout many other cultures a "Snitch or "Rat" is a criminal informant who provides privileged information to law enforcement and is looked down upon...

VIDEO - An Alabama judge is sitting on the opposite side of the bench, accused of improper relationships with inmates. Jury selection is underway...
VIDEO - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan pledged federal support on Wednesday to fight a surge in youth violence in Chicago and other cities...
OPINION - Without a clear awareness of acts of violence in the past, we discount our ability to eradicate a lot of violence in the present...

VIDEO - Slidell, Louisiana police are looking for a man who they said broke into a country club home while completely nude, taking a shower and cooking himself dinner before...
VIDEO -- A Chicago police officer is being accused of falsely charging almost two-dozen drivers with driving under the influence. And now they are using the own officer's own dash cam video...
President Barack Obama's approval ratings are starting to rise after declining ever since his inauguration, new poll figures show as America's mood begins to brighten. But concerns about the economy, health care and war persist, and support for the war in Afghanistan is falling...
OPINION - The "stop snitching" movement is a social construct enforced through various fears including fear of retribution...
OPINION - African-Americans will stick with Obama through the war. They will stick with him through health care. They will stick with him through hell, high water or the return...
OPINION - Figures released last week revealed that the national unemployment rate has reached 9.8 percent, the highest rate in 26 years. An even more disturbing trend however is the unemployment rate of Black men.
VIDEO - An investigation is underway in Michigan where two men are accused of bilking dozens of Michigan churches out of thousands of dollars...
VIDEO - ACORN's CEO responded to the recent allegations that the group misused federal dollars and gave advice to people posing as pimps and prostitutes...
Serena Williams reclaimed her No. 1 ranking with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the second round of the China Open on Tuesday...
VIDEO - Bonnie Brown knows what life would be like without help and without her almost 12-year-old daughter Myra...
From Timeslive.com># Filmmaker Tyler Perry has given details of his own childhhod abuse in his in latest e-mail to fans to promote “Precious”. Perry explains his attraction to the film “Precious,” which he is executive producing along with Oprah Winfrey....