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Paula Patton Talks Split with Robin Thicke on ‘GMA’

Originally posted on 93.1 WZAK:

Up until now Paula Patton hasn’t said much if anything about her split from Robin Thicke.

But earlier today the actress appeared on “Good Morning America” with Robin Roberts to talk about new life as a single woman.

“I’m doing really well,” Patton said. “I mean, the honest truth is it has been challenging, but it’s been a year of growth, learning about all new things. My son’s happy and I’m very — you know, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And then you have to move on and grow from there.”

“The thing is you can’t wallow in sadness or stay in bed when you have a child. And they’re so full of life and wonder. And he brings me so much joy,” she added, referring to the couple’s four-year-old son Julian.

Read more of this story at http://blackamericaweb.com/2015/03/06/paula-patton-talks-split-with-robin-thicke-on-gma-watch/

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Dame Dash Addresses NY Daily News Linking Jay Z To A DEA Informant

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In May of 2014, the New York Daily News ran a story about New York Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez and his relationship to an alleged DEA informant named Desiree Perez. The report claimed Perez was advising Rodriguez in the Biogenesis case that ultimately resulted in Rodriguez being suspended for 162 games. The report also claimed Perez was “a Manhattan nightclub manager with a lengthy criminal record and close links to hip-hop mogul Jay Z,” and described her as having “a long and wild history as a DEA cooperating witness and then a fugitive.”

When Sway Calloway brought up the subject of his relationship with Jay Z, fellow Roc-A-Fella co-founder, Damon Dash, referenced the allegations of a relationship between Perez and Jay Z.

“This is the one time that the paper did scared me, and I was like…

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Hi Haters: KKK Buys Billboard Near Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge Honoring Racist Founder

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The Ku Klux Klan Posts Billboard Near Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma

Via NYDailyNews

WelKKKome to Selma!

Within sight of the bridge where President Obama will commemorate the 1965 Bloody Sunday march is a billboard set up by a group dedicated to honoring Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The sign, set up in recent days, invites visitors to see “Selma’s War Between The States Historic Sites.” But it also features a picture of the Confederate flag and an image of Forrest, who was also a Confederate general.

Beside Forrest’s picture is a quote adopted by his men: “Keep the skeer on ’em.”

In a bizarre twist, the other side of the billboard — a straight shot and about a half-mile east of the Edmund Pettus Bridge — contains a welcome message to President Obama.

“Selmapostherald.com Welcomes President Barack Obama and you to Selma,” it reads.

Obviously, the folks…

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Man Awarded $9.1 Million 20 Years After Wrongful Conviction & Contracting HIV From Prison Rape

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Man Awarded Millions After Being Wrongfully Convicted & Contracting HIV From Prison Rape

via Washington Post

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered the District government Friday to pay a record $9.2 million in damages to Kirk L. Odom, 52, who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 22 years in the rape and robbery of a woman in her Capitol Hill apartment in 1981.

The amount, set by Judge Neal E. Kravitz, is the second — and largest — award in a case tried before a District judge under the District’s wrongful conviction law, which was approved in 1980. It also is one of the largest non-jury awards in an exoneration case in the United States.

“Mr. Odom spent more than twenty-two years of what should have been the prime of his adult life behind bars for a crime he did not commit,” Kravitz wrote in a 37-page opinion that recounted…

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Could Rosa Parks Or Harriet Tubman Be On The $20 Bill By 2020?

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Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, has been the face of the $20 bill since 1928. 87 years later, a women’s group called WomenOn20 are waging an interesting battle to give the bill a new, empowering look! WomenOn20 want to see a historic and significant woman on the bill and have listed fifteen heroines for the Obama administration to consider, including Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks.

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It sounds a bit sudden or random, but there is some math to WomenOn20’s logic to change the all-boys club of currency. In 2020, it’ll be the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that solidified a woman’s right to vote in America. Susan B. Anthony famously led the woman’s suffrage to get that amendment passed and in memory of the women who made

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Emmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?

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Remember the historic whiteout that hit Hollywood on Jan. 15, 2015?

We’re not talking about the weather, of course, but rather this year’s Oscar nominations — in which not a single person of color snagged one of the 20 major acting nominations.

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