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Secret Behind Prince and His Private Philanthropy Revealed

Secret Behind Prince and His Private Philanthropy Revealed

Originally posted 04/23/2016 01:10PM

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Rev. Al Sharpton Leads #OscarsSoWhite Protest Near the Academy Awards

Originally posted 02/28/2016 07:25PM

Rev. Al Sharpton is taking a stand against the Oscars.

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Whoopi Goldberg Blasts Idea of Skipping Oscars: 'Boycotts – to Me – Are a Pain in the Butt'

Originally posted 02/28/2016 07:15PM

Whoopi Goldberg didn't hold back when she was asked about the Oscars boycott.

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Breakfast with Bernie: Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem

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Breakfast with Bernie: Sanders Meets with Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem

Originally posted 02/10/2016 04:15PM

One day after his triumph in the New Hampshire primary, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met Rev. Al Sharpton for breakfast at Harlem's famous Sylvia's restaurant.

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Al Sharpton and Ava DuVernay React to Academy's Pledge to Increase Diversity: 'Just Get It Done'

Al Sharpton and Ava DuVernay React to Academy's Pledge to Increase Diversity: 'Just Get It Done'

Originally posted 01/22/2016 08:20PM

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday it is introducing a "sweeping series" of measures to deliver on their promise to double the number of diverse members by 2020.

Following the news, several celebrities took to social media to share their reactions amid controversy over all-white acting nominees for the Oscars.

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Al Sharpton Announces Plans for Oscars Boycott: 'You Can Move Ratings and Advertisers'

Al Sharpton Announces Plans for Oscars Boycott: 'You Can Move Ratings and Advertisers'

Originally posted 01/19/2016 08:40PM

Al Sharpton is calling for an Oscars boycott with a strategy aimed to affect ratings and advertisers.

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Spike Lee Takes to the Streets to Protest Gun Violence after Chi-Raq Premiere – and Blasts Chicago Mayor Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Spike Lee Takes to the Streets to Protest Gun Violence after Chi-Raq Premiere – and Blasts Chicago Mayor Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Originally posted 12/02/2015 01:30PM

Spike Lee and the cast of his new feature film Chi-Raq opted to mark the movie's premiere on Tuesday night with a political protest rather than a star-studded party.

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Prince and Stevie Wonder Perform Private Concert at White House

Prince and Stevie Wonder Perform Private Concert at White House

Originally posted 06/15/2015 06:15PM

There are drawbacks to being the president – long hours, constant criticism, life under a microscope. But the job also has its perks, like having Prince and Stevie Wonder come over to your house for a private concert!

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How Al Sharpton Dropped an Astounding 176 Lbs.

How Al Sharpton Dropped an Astounding 176 Lbs.

Originally posted 10/31/2014 05:20PM

The Rev. Al Sharpton is truly a shadow of his former self.

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Michael Brown's Father Pleads for Day of Silence

Michael Brown's Father Pleads for Day of Silence

Originally posted 08/25/2014 11:15AM

The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.

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