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Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET Awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event since recent nationwide mass protests broke out over systemic racism.

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NASA names D.C. headquarters for engineer Mary W. Jackson of ‘Hidden Figures’ fame

The early African-American women at NASA will not be hidden anymore.

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Aunt Jemima being retired by Quaker Oats

America’s painful struggles over racism have finally caught up with Aunt Jemima, that ubiquitous fixture served up at breakfast tables for 131 years.

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Beyonce drops new surprise single on Juneteenth; sales to benefit Black businesses

Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called “Black Parade.”

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Feds sue Stafford County over law blocking Islamic cemetery

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia county for “imposing restrictive zoning requirements” that blocked an Islamic nonprofit from building a cemetery.

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Actor Jamie Foxx to play heavyweight champ Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is in the gym muscling up for what he hopes will be a knockout performance.

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FBI finds no hate crime in old noose in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway last weekend on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality.

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LGBT activists see had work ahead despite U.S. Supreme Court victory

LGBT rights activists are elated by a major U.S. Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.

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Michael Jordan donating $100M to racial equality and social justice organizations

Basketball legend Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.

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