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D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’ Release Moved Up as Response to Protests [Audio]

D’Angelo’s "Black Messiah" wasn't released Dec. 14 just to appease his eager fans.

The early release serves, in part, as the singer's response to the ongoing protests, stemming from two recent cases of police officers fatally shooting unarmed civilians: Staten Island, N.Y., resident Eric Garner and Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown.

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Peter Tosh’s Estate Giving Share of ‘Equal Rights’ Income to Families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown [Video]

The families Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the victims of fatal police shootings, are getting a financial boost from a reggae icon's 1970s rallying song.

With thousands preparing to mass in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, for the National Action Network's Justice for All March, Grammy Award-winning musician Peter Tosh's estate today announced that, over the next year, 10 percent of all net income from streaming and downloads of Tosh's song "Equal Rights" will be donated to the families.

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President Barack Obama Took Over ‘The Colbert Report’ Monday Night

"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours."

'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert has been teasing his biggest show ever for awhile now, including a stopover in Washington, D.C. and a long-form chat with President Barack Obama, but even he can't possibly have foreseen how that event would turn out. Essentially, it resulted in the talk show host losing his job...to President Obama, who swept on to stage and hijacked the show from an aghast -- but totally willing -- Colbert, only to put his own spin on what it means to host a political chat show. Does Colbert have something to worry about? We vote yes.

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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Send Food Trucks to New York Protesters

Singer-songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, on Sunday lent their support to demonstrators in New York protesting the Eric Garner and Ferguson grand jury decisions by sending out a fleet of food trucks to serve free food to them.

Neither Legend, 35, nor Teigen, 29, appeared at the rally nor took direct credit, but Teigen retweeted this message to her followers: "Thank you @johnlegend @chrissyteigen 3-6pm. FREE food trucks by Trader Joe's Union Sq. @ophelporhush #FergusontoNYC #NYC2Ferguson."

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President Barack Obama Talks with BET About Unrest Following Grand Jury Decisions On Fatal Shootings [Video]

In an exclusive interview with BET News, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions and hopes to find meaningful solutions.

"This isn't going to be solved overnight," Obama said in an excerpt of the interview released by BET Networks.

BET’s “106 & Park” will air a portion of the interview at 5 p.m. EST Monday (Dec. 8), BET Networks announced Sunday. The full interview will air immediately following at 6 p.m. EST Monday in “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”

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Macklemore Joins Ferguson Protesters in Seattle, Says ‘It’s About Mike Brown, Not About Me’ [Video]

Across the nation, thousands of people went into the streets on Monday (Nov. 24) to protest the grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed Michael Brown. In Seattle, rapper Macklemore was spotted among the protesters during a late-night rally near Interstate 5.

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CNN Reporters Hit with Tear Gas in Ferguson, Missouri [Video]

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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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Dave Brandon Reportedly Out as U-M Athletic Director

Multiple media outlets are reporting that University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has resigned his post.

U-M has scheduled a 1:30 p...

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Michael Jordan Destroys President Barack Obama’s Golf Game [Video]

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, but it's his comments about the president's talent on the links that are making waves now.

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