"That a homerun ball leaving the park wasn't "hi-yoooo!" it was "boo-yahhhh!" And, you got the difference, for us, the kids from broken homes with cousins named Pookie, who wrote out rap lyrics in our notebooks and signed our names in bubble letters."
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"The movie Selma opened to high praise on Christmas Day — Variety says director Ava DuVernay delivers "a razor-sharp portrait of the civil rights movement.""
"It's not simply that all black lives matter; it's that, for Coates, there is no other race he'd rather be. As he tells it, being black forced the writer to confront the world — and all the racist myths perpetuated in it — with "imposed rigor.""
"In the age of digital media, many people have taken their fight against racism online in an attempt to shame racist celebrities, politicians, business owners and others who have exposed themselves in a society that appears to be less tolerant of racism."
"Cuffing season is in full swing. But before you and bae decide to get all cozy and, er ... freaky, you might want to have a serious discussion about babies, and here’s why: Women are more likely to conceive in the month of December than at any other time of the year."
"The New York Post's Christmas edition carried a red, but hardly festive banner on its front page: "War on Cops." The hyperbole aptly captures the perspective of the New York Police Department, which indeed has behaved like it's at war since officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in their patrol care last week. "
"In what might be the best study of the year, a report in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and highlighted this week by Science of Relationships revealed that couples who cuddled after sex felt more satisfied with their sex lives and with their relationship. In fact, post-sex cuddling mattered more to sexual and relationship satisfaction than foreplay or the duration of sex"
"Before Maya Angelou died in May at the age of 86, she had been working on a rather unique project that blended her beautiful poetry with contemporary hip-hop music."
"Five black students have been selected as Rhodes Scholars in one of the highest academic achievements for U.S. college students, according to the Rhodes Trust, which administers the program, and the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education."
"Under increasing outrage and public pressure about how a woman who clearly lied on the stand was allowed to testify before the grand jury. . .the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney appeared on a radio program on Friday to explain why he allowed the witness’s perjured testimony to be heard."
"Responding to a widening scandal in the wake of leaked emails from Sony that referred to him as a “whore,” actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Hart delivered the perfect response in an Instagram post Thursday."
"Fox News pundit and talking mustache Geraldo Rivera has some very racist advice for NBA players wearing "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts."
"Glover is now set to write, executive produce, and act in a comedy show he created about two cousins in Atlanta’s rap scene. Tentatively titled Atlanta, the show will star Glover as Earnest “Earn” Marks, a college dropout who finds fame when he teams up with his estranged relation."
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"at a performance in New Orleans on Thursday, the comedian's abrasive humor took a personal turn when he spoke out about getting choked by a New Orleans police officer while filming a movie when he was a teenager."
"Black communities have been speaking out against the racist police officers who have been given the responsibility of patrolling their neighborhoods, but from the viewpoint of the officers themselves the discussion shouldn’t be just about racist officers—it should be about an entire country of racist people."
"A bill passed by both chambers of Congress and headed to President Barack Obama's desk will require local law enforcement agencies to report every police shooting and other death at their hands. That data will include each victim's age, gender and race as well as details about what happened."
"This could be due to the $3 billion in sales that Beats Music did over the year, which helped earn Dre an estimated $620 million, beating out Beyoncé, the highest paid female musician, who came in second at $115 million."