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by yesha callahan

Last week the world witnessed several New York City Police Department officers place a Staten Island man, who was seemingly doing nothing, in a choke hold in an attempt to arrest him....
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The culture section of Time magazine’s website has been, as they say, ‘turnt up’ recently. From articles about white gay men co-opting the mannerisms of black women, to articles about hip-hop, you can assume the website is trying to reach a different...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Ask yourself this question? Is there any more room on television for another reality-TV show featuring black people? Well according to Lifetime there is. This show isn’t aiming to be the stereotypical reality show featuring hip-hop love triangles and...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Michael Rapaport and Spike Lee’s feud over gentrification has been an ugly one. In February, Spike Lee went on a curse filled rant about Brooklyn, New York becoming more gentrified by the day. During a speech at Pratt Institute for a Black History...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Whitney Houston’s mother has spoken, and she’s not pleased with Lifetime’s decision to go through with the biopic about her late daughter’s life....
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Last week’s death of Eric Garner, who was killed by NYPD officers who used an illegal chokehold during his arrest, has sparked outrage not only throughout New York City, but also throughout the country and online....
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Two weeks ago, news about the sexual assault against 16-year-old Jada from Houston went viral. #JusticeforJada trended across the country and overseas, as the brave young girl didn’t hide behind her story, but chose to speak publicly about it....
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Ray J’s rough night in May is coming back to haunt him.  After a wild night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., the “I Hit It First” singer has been charged with 10 misdemeanors....
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Richard Pryor Jr. took his first step in what could end up being an all out legal war over his father’s biopic. Richard Jr. is alleging that his father’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, tricked his father into signing over the rights to his name. The...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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At times I look at my 15-year-old son and think to myself, “Is it too late to have another child?” As a woman slowly approaching 40, I can hear my reproduction clock slowly ticking in the distance. It seems as though every year I age, it gets a few...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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When I was growing up in New Jersey, my siblings and I typically spent our summers crammed in the back of my grandmother’s station wagon, heading to the Jersey Shore. With blankets and coolers in tow, we would start our days at sunrise and end them...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Former Missouri linebacker, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the NFL’s first openly-gay player, Michael Sam is currently attending his first day of training camp, in hopes of securing a place on the ST. Louis Ram’s roster. Sam made history this...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sherri Shepherd’s estranged husband, Lamar Sally, will sue the talk show host if she doesn’t mother the child she is expecting via surrogate. Sally is attempting to legally force Shepherd to assume parental responsibilities and a relationship with...
From: The Root | By: Yesha Callahan | Monday, July 21, 2014
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