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Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee Boycott Academy Awards

Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are boycotting the 2016 Academy Awards due to the lack of diversity among the nominees.

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Medical marijuana dispensaries set to open in New York

New York is joining team medical marijuana. Eight weed dispensaries are set to open throughout New York, including one prime location on East 14th Street in Manhattan.

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5 times David Bowie proved he was down with the cause

David Bowie is best known for his art, but his progressive stance on social issues also made him a pioneer among his peers.

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Why Taraji P. Henson’s Golden Globe win is a smaller success than you think

There’s no doubt Henson deserved a Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyon, a woman who spent 18 years in prison and is now staking her claim to her ex-husband’s towering hip-hop record label. However Black actors are often honored only when they portray criminals or subservient characters.

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It’s official: Trump says 'bromance is over' with Cruz

After a heated exchange between Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at Thursday night's GOP debate, Trump declared that their "bromance is over."

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Mos Def tries to use world passport in South Africa, gets arrested and banned

Mos Def, who was born Dante Terrell Smith but now uses the name Yasiin Bey​, was arrested in South Africa on Thursday for violating local immigration laws,

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The Academy's response to #OscarsSoWhite isn't enough for Black Hollywood

The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences won’t escape #OscarsSoWhite criticisms unscathed.

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Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for president

Donald Trump just earned a major endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Palin said.

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White college students view Asians as 'more competent' than other minorities

The myth that Asians are perceived as the "model minority" is real, according to a new study from Baylor University.

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Applebee's Customer Allegedly Finds Fingertip in Chicken Salad

A pregnant woman in Atascadero, Calif. has filed a lawsuit against an Applebee’s in Paso Robles after allegedly finding a bloody fingertip in her salad.

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Watch the Explosive New Trailer for Matthew McConaughey's Civil War Movie 'Free State of Jones'

Matthew McConaughey is aiming for another Academy Award with his latest film. Free State of Jones is an explosive Civil War drama that stars McConaughey as Newt Knight, a former Confederate soldier who becomes disenchanted with the South’s cause and creates a free territory for escaped slaves in Jones County, Miss.

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President Obama and Jerry Seinfeld's Car Ride Hits 7 Million Views

Jerry Seinfeld recent car ride with President Obama for his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, garnered more than 7 million hits.

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Kendrick Lamar Guest Stars on ABC's Black-ish

The To Pimp a Butterfly rapper isn’t co-starring on next week’s episode, but he does appear in a catchy one-minute promo set to his popular song, “Alright.”

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Sean Penn Interviews El Chapo for Rolling Stone

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, a notorious Mexican drug kingpin, was captured and transported back to prison on January 8. However, actor Sean Penn interviewed Guzman for Rolling Stone while he was in hiding from law enforcement officials.

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El Chapo Arrested in Sex Motel in Los Mochis

Mexican authorities captured and arrested Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán on Jan. 8, but the infamous drug kingpin took law enforcement on a wild six-hour chase through the sewers of Los Mochis.