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  4. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton to Memorialize Journalist George Curry

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  6. Leslie Jones’ Website Hacked, Nude Photos and Personal Info Exposed

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    1. Mother of Boy Who Cried ‘Affluenza’ Released From Home Confinement

    2. NJ Man Told 2-Year-Old to Put Up His Fists Before Punching Him to Death: Report 
    3. South Africa’s 1st Black Female Pilot Sets Stage for Others to Follow
    4. Minn. Man Accused of Beating 7-Month-Old to Death After Discovering He Wasn’t the Father 
    5. Wash. Community Bands Together to Remove Racist Vandalism Covering Black Family’s Home
    6. Questions Remain After Indianapolis Cop Shoots Homeowner 
    7. Investigation Launched After NC State Trooper Fatally Shoots Deaf Man 
    8. 1st Child With Double Hand Transplant Is Making Amazing Progress
    9. Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Giving Butt Injections to Woman Who Later Died
    10. Man Dead After Date With Woman He Met Online
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    1. Andrea Lewis, Former Degrassi Star, Announces Women’s #EmpowermentWknd

    2. $17,500,000 Reasons The Birth of a Nation Is Coming to a Theater Near You
    3. Say Goodbye to Rio, Where Black Women’s Bodies Were Celebrated
    4. What Would Nat Turner Do?
    5. Luvvie Ajayi Is Only Judging You Because She Wants You to Do Better
    6. Al Sharpton on Nate Parker: Hollywood Trying to ‘Smear the Messenger’
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    8. Gabby Douglas and the Damning of Black Women
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    10. 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive Into This Summer
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    6. Our Power, Our Promise: When Thought Leaders Conjoin 
    7. Boyz n the Hood Cast at 25: Where Are They Now?
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    9. Tennis Royalty: The Williams Sisters Love to Serve
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