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Beyoncé: I feel a lot more like a woman

Beyoncé: I feel a lot more like a woman

Beyoncé's path to motherhood was rocky, but now that she's mom to one-year-old Blue Ivy, the entertainer says her life has opened up.

"I feel like I have something that has grounded me so much more,"

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare/CNN

Farrakhan on Lifetime movie’s ‘mis-education’

Farrakhan on Lifetime movie’s ‘mis-education’

Minister Louis Farrakhan has declared anew that "I did not kill Malcolm X."

That declaration is part of Farrakhan's response to the release of "Betty and Coretta" – a movie airing this month on the Lifetime channel.

The film's executive producer is nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, who stars as Dr. Betty Shabazz, the widow of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (widely known as Malcolm X). Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Is Scandal’s Olivia Pope the ‘Magical Negro?’

Is Scandal’s Olivia Pope the ‘Magical Negro?’

On the "Feminist Wire," male feminist Brandon Maxwell writes that "Scandal" is actually nothing special. It presents stereotypes with which Americans are comfortable, like patriarchal characters and a strong black woman who repeatedly saves the day, like the "magical negro" archetype.

Here's an excerpt from Maxwell's take:

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  • Written by The Root

Top 5 moments at the Grammys

Top 5 moments at the Grammys

Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards were as much about the performances as it was the actual statues handed out.

The evening saw some powerful collaborations among artists, and all eyes were on one controversial performer. Here are the top 5 moments of the night:

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  • Written by Lisa Respers France/CNN

Tina Turner applies for Swiss citizenship

Tina Turner applies for Swiss citizenship

Singer Tina Turner is giving up her American passport to become a citizen of Switzerland, according to news reports.

"I am very happy in Switzerland, and I feel at home here. I could not imagine a better place to live," Turner told the Blick, a German newspaper. Turner, once part of the duo of Ike and Tina Turner, has lived since the mid-1990s in Kuesnacht, Switzerland, a suburb of Zurich.

Zuerichsee-Zeitung, a Lake Zurich, Switzerland, web portal for regional newspapers, reported that local authorities have approved Turner's citizenship application. State and federal authorities, however, must give their individual thumbs up.

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  • Written by New America Media

Countdown to Valentine’s Day

Countdown to Valentine’s Day

Can you just feel it in the air? There's nothing like love, huh?

It's "Boo Season #2" – better known to the masses as St. Valentine's Day! It's that one day a year that you have to prove to that special someone how much you care...because the other 364 days just really don't matter.

It's also that one day per year that most guys seem to have a shortage of creativity. I've seen guys stand in line on Feb. 14th with an arm load of candy and roses and leftover cards from Walgreens because they waited to the last minute and simply did not do their proper planning.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/08/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/08/2013

For movies opening February 8, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Identity Thief" (R for profanity and sexuality) Crime comedy about an account rep's (Jason Bateman) attempt to wrest control of his name back from the con artist (Melissa McCarthy) 2,000 miles away who stole his identity and went on a spending spree. Ensemble cast includes Amanda Peet, T.I., Jon Favreau, Morris Chestnut, John Cho and Robert Patrick.

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