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CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

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Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.
 
Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives in Southeast next door to a close friend who only sees his child once a week.

‘Purple Rain at 30′

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Already a rising superstar on the music scene, courtesy of the groundbreaking and innovative 1999 album, the Purple Rain movie and accompanying soundtrack of the same name catapulted the diminutive genius Priince Rogers Nelson to transcendent megastardom who possessed all-time talent within his 5-foot-2 frame.
 
The movie was the figurative soundtrack for the X and Y generations and told the quasi-biographical tale of a tortured musical savant who almost followed in his father’s self-destructive path before being whisked from self-immolation by his music and his woman.

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

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WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. 
 
The National Bar Association also sent a Preservation of Evidence Notice to both entities requesting that they preserve the police officers' raw notes of all statements, observations, and data collected from the scene of the incident, specifically including the officer involved and all responding officers, officer detail logs from the crime scene, and video & photographic evidence related to the August 9, 2014, fatal shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent arrests of protestors in the City of Ferguson.

Joe Morton, Uzo Aduba Win Emmys

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Two top black actors took home awards from last night’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., including Joe Morton for his wildly popular role as Elijah Pope on ABC’s Scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter. And Uzo Aduba won for her portrayal of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
 
Aduba earned the Outstanding Guest Actress trophy, while Morton garnered the Outstanding Guest Actor award for his role as Olivia Pope’s father.

Autopsy shows Michael Brown shot six times

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FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.
 
Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front.
 
"It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."