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#blackonblackcrime Where the Phrase 'Black-on-Black Crime' Came From (via @brentinmock)

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Goldie Taylor

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How long will he be allowed to carry on this charade?

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Jonathan Capehart

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Kaine understands the world as it is and how the United States fits into it.

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T.D. Jakes

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We welcome our #tpheMembers and international #tphonline audience, thank you for joining us!

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Marc Lamont Hill

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You don't have to barter, brother. I'll send you a free book. DM a mailing address.

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T.D. Jakes

@BishopJakes

In the name of JESUS, the enemy's defeated and we will shout it out, shout it out! We have the VICTORY! #tphonline

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Goldie Taylor

@goldietaylor

How long will he be allowed to carry on this charade? https://t.co/q3jmxyQ2Bz

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MINISTER FARRAKHAN

@LouisFarrakhan

Stop complaining and start learning how to be grateful. https://t.co/Ekgkugp4j2

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Gene Demby

@GeeDee215

#blackonblackcrime Where the Phrase 'Black-on-Black Crime' Came From https://t.co/hGMmHtOcwV (via @brentinmock)

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Iyanla Vanzant

@IyanlaVanzant

When you are feeling bad about yourself, do something you love. https://t.co/xwDF9nFsjQ

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Mike Epps

@TheRealMikeEpps

I don't know what I'd do without the lord. https://t.co/8xHgu6opIv

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Kirk Franklin

@kirkfranklin

I pray that after we've laid these beautiful souls to rest, we will continue this conversation on how to heal this issue of race...

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Kirk Franklin

@kirkfranklin

Forgetting is easier than working. God can only heal what we reveal.

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Gabrielle Union

@itsgabrielleu

Congrats on yet another amazing race @LewisHamilton !!!! So proud fam! #Inspired

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Ava DuVernay

@AVAETC

Made my morning. Hugs to her, @thekirakelly. xo! https://t.co/nFCmLi2ixe

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A white Massachusetts mayor refuses to remove a #BlackLivesMatter banner at city hall: https://t.co/RIRk2XTVQN https://t.co/BxNRYOqgcl

Sun Jul 24 2016 10:40:01 am

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Relationship 'hall passes' are not a smart idea: https://t.co/Lh89h4ZWsE https://t.co/kgYCHmzLwD

Sun Jul 24 2016 10:20:10 am

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RT @AfAmEducation: 10 STEM Summer Camps for Students of Color https://t.co/7CLowHsqpH via @TheRoot

Sun Jul 24 2016 10:18:17 am

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'The Fire This Time: Anthology' explores the black experience in America: https://t.co/hkZm8Wwszb https://t.co/JzruG823Mk

Sun Jul 24 2016 10:00:54 am

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According to some columnists of color, Donald Trump's appeal is not a good one: https://t.co/bDlgsBRnTR https://t.co/fyh2hFMEna

Sun Jul 24 2016 09:40:10 am

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The man who filmed #AltonSterling's death is not allowed to return to work: https://t.co/SJ6FoKrDLu https://t.co/heE46KwrlJ

Sun Jul 24 2016 09:20:20 am

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Gov. of Virginia restores voting rights to 200,000 ex-felons: https://t.co/s2PGbcWItD https://t.co/Z0Wdsrb0cA

Sun Jul 24 2016 09:01:06 am

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Ohio attorney faces jail time for refusing to remove #BlackLivesMatter button https://t.co/tUVCeFhbMV https://t.co/0RkYeYUdEH

Sat Jul 23 2016 09:00:30 pm

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Rihanna set to play legendary shower role on A&E’s 'Bates Motel' https://t.co/t8GkOkfNvn https://t.co/Hk00LNSVy8

Sat Jul 23 2016 08:40:08 pm

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#BlackGirlsRock: Roxane Gay becomes first black women to ever write Marvel comic book https://t.co/7NZO31j4kz https://t.co/TK1oj848b5

Sat Jul 23 2016 08:20:15 pm

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North Miami cop in therapist shooting identified; autistic man's sister releases statement https://t.co/tzCfl4qIAa https://t.co/9wGFIqexUO

Sat Jul 23 2016 08:00:30 pm

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Black Seem to be cool with Clinton’s VP Pick, but Sanders’ peeps not pleased with email leak https://t.co/5TKFnqiG2p https://t.co/44ygI1kDqI

Sat Jul 23 2016 07:40:31 pm

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From poli-tricks to celeb drama, subscribe to #UniqueViews podcast for all the current news https://t.co/H3wAgYsfCZ https://t.co/Wz1PHxQiAj

Sat Jul 23 2016 07:20:15 pm

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Nice day for a ‘White’ wedding: The problem with whiteness in bridal magazines: https://t.co/c9NlBhUvtN https://t.co/DgQRTN4wM0

Sat Jul 23 2016 07:00:32 pm

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Prenups are for poor people: https://t.co/LvW62EsoQu https://t.co/RQV7uqbcT0

Sat Jul 23 2016 06:40:10 pm

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The RNC is over, but can we talk about pastor Mark Burns? https://t.co/1s0OjZ86sz https://t.co/XjTveGXLbY

Sat Jul 23 2016 06:20:05 pm

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The one reaction many should've had with Donald Trump's GOP convention speech: https://t.co/z2RpadPniC https://t.co/Gdh3XCqnv3

Sat Jul 23 2016 06:00:19 pm

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Facing a disablity head-on through a comic book: https://t.co/FX4c9LxJH2 #SDCC2016 https://t.co/pIpllWHz2z

Sat Jul 23 2016 05:40:32 pm

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Officials claim Floria officer who shot unarmed therapist was aiming for autistic patient: https://t.co/5XydGXPUkB https://t.co/j0F0l8t4pB

Sat Jul 23 2016 05:20:11 pm

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A homeless teen from Baltimore gets the final golden buzzer on 'America's Got Talent' https://t.co/8yIuOIVKaW https://t.co/itr0rRQhnR

Sat Jul 23 2016 05:00:14 pm

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@IssaRae flattered me to death with this Sweat Shirt?????? Love her! #insecurehbo https://t.co/aqbkHNa987

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Such an uplifting #TonyAwards evening! So. Much. Talent. Thank you, @JasonWu, @HugoBoss and @TiffanyAndCo! https://t.co/odq2vw3gKH