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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

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Vice President Joe Biden (Image: File)

On Wednesday, in a highly anticipated press conference from the White House Rose Garden, Vice President Joe Biden announced he will not enter his bid to run for 2016 president.

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president said that the window for a successful campaign “has closed,” while noting his family’s grief after his son Beau Biden succumbed to his battle with brain cancer.

[RELATED: From The Heart: Obama Pens Op-Ed As White House Continues Fight For Working Families]

“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along, as I’ve said time and again to others, that it may very well be that the process by the time we get through it closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president,” Biden said during the press conference. “I’ve concluded it has closed.”

While ending months of speculation about his political future as 2016 president, Vice President Biden did make it clear that he will not be silent during the time leading up to the election.

“While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent,” he said. …read more      

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Call Off Divorce

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have decided to stay married as the former NBA star continues his recovery a week after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.

Kardashian’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, filed a petition Wednesday to dismiss the reality star’s divorce filing from December 2013. A clerk granted the request in such a way that the divorce papers can be refiled at a later date.

The document doesn’t state a reason for the change but shows Odom signed off on dismissing the divorce Tuesday.

Kardashian has been by Odom’s side since he was found in extremely critical condition Oct. 13 at the Love Ranch brothel in the rural community of Crystal, Nevada, and hospitalized in Las Vegas. He regained consciousness Friday and was transported to Los Angeles on Monday.

Kardashian posted a statement to her website Monday saying Odom made “incredible strides” at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas and thanking the doctors and nurses “for their kindness and diligent work.”

The hospital and Odom’s relatives have not revealed his prognosis, but the family has hinted at a long road ahead, saying they realize his “continued improvement” won’t be easy.

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Master P’s Estranged Wife Sues Her Son Romeo In Messy Divorce

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Master P’s divorce from Sonya Miller is shaping up to be one of Hollywood’s messiest ever.

Miller just sued her son Romeo, claiming that he is working with his father to hide assets from the courts, making it seem like her estranged husband has less money than he says he does. She is currently seeking $67 million in their divorce.

According to TMZ, the most blatant example Miller brought up is his record label No Limit Forever, which Master P. founded with Romeo in 2010. But Miller claims it’s essentially the same label as the one that she and Master P. started together in the 90s. The only difference is that Miller can’t touch anything from No Limit Forever.

Miller also says that all of the profits from his show Master P’s Family Empire — which totaled around $75K — were given to Romeo by adding him to the payroll.

According to TMZ, Miller claims Romeo is not acting deliberately with his father, but is more likely an “unwitting pawn.”

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Photo Fab: Gabrielle Union Debuts Fresh New Braids on Instagram

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Gabrielle Union just debuted a new ‘do on Instagram and we’re loving it! The Being Mary Jane star who usually rocks a straight style took to Instagram to show off her look simply saying, “#Braidedbaby”Braided baby indeed! She’s giving us throw back Moesha vibes in the best way possible and we’re wondering if this is the beginning of a new hair era for Gabrielle. Even if it isn’t, the braids are definitely a cool way to switch things up! What do you think of her new look?

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

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Vice President Joe Biden (Image: File)

On Wednesday, in a highly anticipated press conference from the White House Rose Garden, Vice President Joe Biden announced he will not enter his bid to run for 2016 president.

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president said that the window for a successful campaign “has closed,” while noting his family’s grief after his son Beau Biden succumbed to his battle with brain cancer.

[RELATED: From The Heart: Obama Pens Op-Ed As White House Continues Fight For Working Families]

“As my family and I have worked through the grieving process, I’ve said all along, as I’ve said time and again to others, that it may very well be that the process by the time we get through it closes the window on mounting a realistic campaign for president,” Biden said during the press conference. “I’ve concluded it has closed.”

While ending months of speculation about his political future as 2016 president, Vice President Biden did make it clear that he will not be silent during the time leading up to the election.

“While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent,” he said. …read more      

Misty Copeland To Produce New Dance Drama Series On Fox

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Misty Copeland—ESSENCE’s September cover star and the first Black Principal Ballerina at the American Ballet Theater—is set to produce a dance drama for Fox.Misty Copeland Dances Onto the September Cover of ESSENCEWith the help of writer Tracy Oliver, the drama will follow a young, hip and diverse group of aspiring dancers as they compete for places in a top ballet company,

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The link between supporting workers’ rights and economic justice – the “race … – The Progressive Pulse

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The link between supporting workers’ rights and economic justice – the “race
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Stan Kimer [Editor’s note: Stan C. Kimer is a retired IBM executive and former President of the North Carolina Council of Churches. He now runs a firm which offers consulting services around diversity management and training, and talent/career development.

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MC Lyte Gives Aspiring College Student $50K In Scholarship Money

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I don’t usually care for Steve Harvey’s shenanigans but today, his latest episode of “The Steve Harvey Show” put a big smile on my face.

In it, Harvey honored the amazing MC Lyte as a Female Groundbreaker for her accomplishments as the first female solo rapper in history. Since 1988, Lyte has been making history as the first woman to put out a full length rap album, her famous work entitled “Lyte As A Rock.” Lyte was also the first woman to be nominated for a Grammy as a rap artist. Now, she’s putting out her first album in 12 years called “Legend.”

During the show, Lyte reminisced on her humble beginnings and the challenges she faced as a pioneer in the rap game. In Lyte’s own mind, she was just a regular girl but as an adult, she has a different perspective on her track in the music industry.

“I just was speaking for my neighborhood and talking about things that were real for me. I didn’t realize it until much later, until I became an adult, how difficult what I had done was.”

Lyte remembered one instance in particular in which she had to stand up <a target="_blank" …read more      

Pastor’s Daughter Gives Her Father A Certificate of Virginity On Her Wedding Day [PHOTOS]

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Brelyn Freeman, now Brelyn Bowman, the daughter of Maryland Pastor Dr. Mike Freeman, got married recently. It looked like a beautiful Black society wedding from the photos posted on social media.

But its not the wedding itself that has people talking. It’s what happened before the ceremony. Brelyn Bowman decided to give her father a special gift – proof of her virginity, which was confirmed by a signed certificate from a doctor.

Well, naturally, this had social media in an uproar. Brelyn, currently on her honeymoon with her new husband, Tim Bowman, Jr. remains unbothered by the social media storm. Her father’s social media postings are firmly in support of his daughter’s action.

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South Africa On The Brink: Police Clash With Students In Largest Protests Since Apartheid

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South Africa On The Brink: Police Clash With Students In Largest Protest Since Apartheid

South Africa On The Brink: Police Clash With Students In Largest Protests Since Apartheid

AFRICANGLOBE – Tear gas billowed and stun grenades exploded Wednesday as South African police pushed back students who had massed near the steps of parliament to protest university tuition hikes amid some of the biggest student demonstrations since white minority rule ended in 1994.

The violence in Cape Town erupted after students shoved their way through a parliament gate and scuffled with riot police, tossing water bottles and pushing up against the plastic shields of officers. Earlier, security guards inside parliament forcibly removed a group of opposition lawmakers from the floor after the legislators, who are sympathetic to the students, disrupted debate by chanting: “Fees must fall!”

Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South African universities

Student protests against apartheid were much bigger and were sometimes met with deadly force by the government, notably in the bloody crackdown on a 1976 uprising started by thousands of high school students in the Soweto area of Johannesburg. Yet the spectacle of furious students sparring …read more      

Film review: A vibrant Carey Mulligan enriches story of women’s voting rights … – Newser

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WATCH: Misty Copeland Makes Jimmy Kimmel & Guillermo’s Ballet Dreams Come True

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“It took 47-years and a hell of a lot of soul searching but today I finally discovered that my passion is ballet” Jimmy Kimmel said, all while wearing a pink tutu.

He and his assistant, Guillermo, decided it would be a great idea to show off their dance moves for the city of Brooklyn and they enlisted famed dancer, Misty Copeland to help them learn the art of ballet.

Check out the awkwardly hilarious clip of the host actually performing on stage with Misty at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House above.

Encore!

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DNC Approves #BlackLivesMatter Presidential Town Hall – Mediaite

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The Democratic National Committee has given its blessing to a presidential town hall held by leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter protest movement. Tuesday, a website associated with #BlackLivesMatter movement posted a petition demanding the DNC create …
DNC gives blessing to Black Lives Matter presidential town hall — but won’t Washington Post
The DNC Got Slammed by Black Lives Matter Activists- And Now They Have a IJ Review

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