WATCH: Taraji Henson Talks About Life as Cookie in ‘Empire’

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  Taraji P. Henson describes how her character Cookie on “Empire” has quickly become one of the most iconic women on television. In a new installment of The Hollywood Reporter, where Henson speaks with other notable actresses, including Viola Davis, Lizzy Caplan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Lange and Ruth Wilson, Henson…

NAACP Responds to Questions About Washington State Leader’s Race

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© Provided by Associated Press 16, 2015, file photo, Rachel Dolezal, center, Spokane’s newly-elected NAACP president, smiles as she meets with Joseph M. King, of King’s Consulting, left, and Scott Finnie, director and senior professor of Eastern… NAACP officials responded Friday to questions about the racial identity of the woman…

25 Moments That Changed America

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On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, TIME proclaimed that his death was “the moment that changed America.” “There is little doubt that his death and its circumstances set loose the darker instincts of the American psyche,” TIME’s editor Nancy Gibbs wrote then. And, looking back…

African American History Museum to Host Artifacts from Wrecked Slave Ship

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Thousands of artifacts will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens next year, yet few will have the historical significance of those that were recognized in a ceremony in Cape Town on Tuesday. The African American history museum officially announced during…