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Tragedy: Missing Girl, Jade Morris Found Dead After Casino Stabbing

December 28th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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The body of 10-year-old Jade Morris was found in a Nevada desert on Thursday, according to family members.

The discovery was made by a man walking his dog near an unfinished housing development in the northern stretches of the Las Vegas Valley, Las Vegas Metro Police said.

Family members told the Black and Missing Foundation that they visually identified the remains for police, who have not yet released a statement positively identifying the body.

Read the statement from the family and the rest of the story surrounding Jade’s disappearance and subsequent death at Black Voices.com

Peep This List: Power Couples of Black Culture

November 12th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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It’s often said there’s power in numbers, and in celebration of Black culture’s most dynamic duos, there is no shortage of power couple candidates. From television to film, music to politics, journalists to philanthropists, athletes to authors, the following are 21 runners-up to our list of America’s most famous and influential celebrity duos.

Read more at BlackVoices.com.

Brown Girls Can’t Wear Brown Leggings? Girl Kicked Out Of Class For Skin-Tone Tights

September 14th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Deja, an 11-year-old in Sunland, California, was sent to the principal’s office at her middle school last week over a supposedly “racy” pair of clothing: her pants.

KTLA reports that the middle schooler was called in for discipline over the dark brown leggings she was wearing, which got her dismissed from class on Friday. She returned to school on Tuesday.

Deja’s mother, Yolanda Tunstill, says that the incident was related to her daughter’s skin color, as she’s never been called in for wearing leggings before she wore this dark brown pair. “I felt discriminated against,” she said. “I can understand if they said okay, this type of material, this type of clothing [was inappropriate]. But for you to make a remark to state because the pants were brown and to make a remark about my daughter’s skin color… That was not right to me.” She’s planning to take legal action.

Check out more on this story and the school’s policy on BlackVoices.com.

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Did You Know These Black Celebs Were Republican?

August 27th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Sure, we all know the major black republicans like Allen West, Artur Davisand Clarence Thomas. But some famous faces have managed to slip under the radar when it comes to their affiliation with the GOP. Even though the party’s presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, is capturing zero percent of the black vote, there are still a number of African Americans who align themselves with the Republicans.

Check out the surprising list on BlackVoices.com.

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Deuces! Venus And Serena Cover NY Times Magazine

August 24th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Given their record-breaking Olympic wins and a bevy of other championship titles, it’s safe to say that tennis titans Venus and Serena Williams are in a league of their own. Covering the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine, the glowing sisters posed defiantly aside one another, hands clenched and a formidable pair of rock-hard abs on display.

In the cover story titled “Venus and Serena Against the World,” the Williams sisters look back on their long journey to athletic stardom. Their parents and coachesRichard Williams and Oracene Price, who are also spoken about in detail, recalled the Williams’ earlier years when their daughters trained in the inner city neighborhood of Compton, California.

Check out the sisters’ real feelings on being black in a predominantly white sport on BlackVoices.com.

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Sitcom Sneak Peek: TV Land’s New Series, ‘The Soul Man’

June 11th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (Cedric The Entertainer) was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he got “the calling” and decided to relocate to St. Louis with his family to become a preacher in his father’s church. However, his family members – including wife Lolli (Niecy Nash) and daughter Lyric (Jazz Raycole) – are not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for their new humble one.

That’s the plot of the new comedy series “The Soul man” which also stars John Beasley (“Everwood”) as Boyce’s father, Barton, and Wesley Jonathan (“What I Like About You”) as his brother, Stamps. “The Soul Man” premieres Wednesday 10/9c on TV Land.

Check out the full pilot episode of the new series on BlackVoices.com and tell us if you’ll be tuning in.

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Lyrical Inspiration: Melanie Fiona Reveals Her Black Music Icons

June 6th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Following in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Sade, and Lauryn Hill is something that Melanie Fiona has always admired throughout her career. In support of Black Music Month, the Canadian-bred Grammy Award-winner opened up to the Huffington Post exclusively on the five black music icons and how they have inspired her to embark on a recording career.

“I think each one of those artists brings something very unique to their story and what their story is and what their passion is,” the 28-year-old explained. “And I think that you know it stems from great song writing and great voices really. I just think that that’s definitely what I’m inspired by.

“You know Sam Cooke and Whitney Houston I’d probably say are my two ultimate favorite favorites for voices. Bob Marley is just so…so powerful in showing that music can have a message and how that can effect and change the world. Sade; grace and class, beauty…you know, just amazing.”

Check out what Melanie Fiona had to say about Lauryn Hill as well as an exclusive performance of five tracks from her new album, “The MF Life,” on BlackVoices.com

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Look and Listen: The Most Memorable Album Covers of All Time

June 4th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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The Ohio Players ‘Ecstacy’ made BlackVoice/Huffington Post’s Memorable Black Album Covers list.

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Recording a masterful opus requires various elements upon completion including producers, songwriters, and musicians just to name a few. Not to mention an artist and a photographer to help showcase and convey the album’s visual concept for its front cover.

In celebration of Black Music Month, we gathered a vast collection of memorable album covers through the years, ranging from Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland” to Nas’ 1994 debut hip-hop classic “Illmatic.”

See which albums made the cut at BlackVoices.com

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Where Are You Going This Summer?

June 1st, 2012 - By madamenoire
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For Teri Johnson and Andrea Adams, traveling the world is a year-round pursuit. But with summer (unofficially) underway, it’s as good a time as any to knock some cities off your travel bucket list. For the next eight weeks, the Travelistas are taking us along as they explore the sights and sounds and culinary delights of eight destinations, from the closer to home (New Orleans and Detroit) to the farther flung (Italy, Antigua, Mali and Johannesberg) — but first, New York City!

Find out where Teri and Andrea are vacationing this summer at BlackVoices.com. 

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Things You Won’t See: Stephanie Mills’ Story on “Unsung”

May 30th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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Since its debut in 2008, TV One’s hour-long music series, “Unsung,” has been one of the network’s crown jewels, covering the sometimes tragic careers of an array of celebrated music acts such as Teddy Pendergrass, DeBarge, Teena Marie, Melba Moore, Alexander O’Neal, Minnie Ripperton and Phyllis Hyman. Earlier this year the NAACP Image Award-winning series earned its highest rated, most successful season to date as it started airing in 27 percent more homes via various cable carriers.

Though the African-American targeted network is set to premiere the show’s sixth season with Sly and the Family Stone on June 25, one veteran music act who viewers will never see on the series is Stephanie Mills.

The Brooklyn-bred songstress, who catapulted to the top of music charts in the 1980s and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Michael Jackson and Pendergrass after acclaimed stints on Broadway in “The Wiz” and “Maggie Flynn,” seems to have a story that’s ripe for “Unsung,” which is often considered “the black version of ‘Behind The Music’ — VH1’s longtime biographical series.” But according to the sometimes reclusive Mills, the retrospective show is just not her cup of tea.

“I don’t like that show,” the Grammy Award winner revealed in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “They have approached me quite a few times, but I [won’t] do that show.”

“I’ve always been very private and at 55 I don’t want to open up my life to that,” the “Never Knew Love Like This Before” belter continued. “They’ve done Angela Winbush and they even wanted me to say something about her on that show, and I love Angela, we’re sisters. But I had to tell her, ‘I don’t want to do that.’ … I’m not that girl.”

Find out the other reasons Mills is not having it at BlackVoices.com. 

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