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Viola Davis and Denzel Washington shine in stirring 'Fences' trailer

It's a little early to be making Oscar predictions, but if the first trailer for "Fences" is any indication, expect to see Viola Davis and Denzel Washington on some critics' lists.

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VIDEO: Girl weeps over police shootings at tense Charlotte meeting

A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting.

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Drake's 'Views' breaks Apple Music record with 1 billion streams

Drake is certainly enjoying the view.

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Sharpton holds rally in Tulsa for Terence Crutcher

Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network lead a march and rally in Tulsa, Okla. on Tuesday for a "National Prayer Call for Justice March” for police shooting victim Terence Crutcher.

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Firefighter killed in Bronx house explosion

A 17-year New York fire department veteran was killed Tuesday after an explosion sent parts of a home's roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers, authorities said.

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Clinton delivers in first debate

Hillary Clinton showed up at the debate of the century and delivered. Donald Trump started out strong, then struggled.

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Obama: African-American museum helps tell fuller story of America

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the new Smithsonian museum devoted to African-American history elevates the often-overlooked impact of black Americans and will help others better understand the breadth of the American story.

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‘The Journey Is the Destination’ makes world premiere in Toronto

Last week marked the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Bronwen Hughes’ “The Journey Is the Destination.”

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A Forthright brunch

It was a Saturday morning. You can take the women out of the city, but you can’t take the brunch out of the women.

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Talking SCHOP! Three days, three nights in Austin Part I

Just finished the first leg of my Midwest/West Coast excursion.

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Las Vegas: The adult Disneyland

“Sin City.” “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Best known as “Adult Disneyland” (I made that last one up, but you get it), Las Vegas is what you get if you imagine Times Square in the desert, with wall-to-wall slot machines and 2000 percent more heat. Sound like fun? Excellent! Let’s proceed.

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Columbia Choice, Davis tribute, Tolliver, Ware fundraiser

Stage presence has always been a questionable affair when it comes to jazz musicians.

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Author delivers debut with ‘Counting Descent’

With “Counting Descent,” writer, teacher, Harvard Ph.D. candidate and award-winning poet Clint Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates Black humanity while living in a world that often renders Blackness a caricature.

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Tulsa officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was booked at the local county jail early Friday morning and released shortly after on $50,000 bond.

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The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates its honorees

The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2016 last Wednesday at the prestigious New York Downtown Athletic Club in Midtown Manhattan.

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NBA training camps set to get underway

As the summer gives way to fall, NBA teams across the league are preparing to open their training camps for the 2016-17 season, all hunting the defending champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Golden State Warriors, who after winning a record 73 games in the regular season were defeated by the Cavaliers 4-3 in the finals.

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Liberty look to regain momentum in playoffs

It’s been a rough stretch for the New York Liberty since WNBA play resumed after the Olympic break. Despite being just 3-5 since Aug. 26, the Liberty held on to the third best record in the league, thanks to early season success.

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Author delivers debut with ‘Counting Descent’

With “Counting Descent,” writer, teacher, Harvard Ph.D. candidate and award-winning poet Clint Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates Black humanity while living in a world that often renders Blackness a caricature.

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Printed lady looks are Bëts for Spring ’17

Print it! From head to toe, Xuly Bët’s collection offers a glimpse into yesterday’s fashion closets, but their styles show off today’s fashion flair.

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Jets get an additional boost from Enunwa and Forte

With the first two weekends of the NFL season completed, the New York Jets have already faced adversity.

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