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Quvenzhané Wallis served a fun performance of the updated version of "Hard Knock Life" last night on Dancing with the Stars.  11-year-old Wallis is gearing up for the opening of 'Annie' on December 19, and this only increased my excitement to see her lead the film.

Michael Brown's parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr, issued a measured statement to press via their attorney Benjamin Crump shortly after St. Louis County prosecuting attorney announced that the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson.

Previously, BuzzFeed perfectly captured what it's like to be the only black friend or the only black person in the office. And now they're back with another hilarious video, "Things Women with Natural Hair are Tired of Hearing."

In the following video, YouTube vlogger Blvck Nostalgia [sic] (real name Jazmyne) breaks down why the Black community needs to stop relying on the government and other institutions to help repair the issues that have historically and systematically affected us.

While she may not be pulling off a stunt like last year's secret album release, Beyoncé absolutely knows how to generate a buzz.

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At South Shore Fine Arts, Indigo and her friends are given the opportunity to participate in visual and performance arts after school. But when school ends for the summer, it's up to the parents in south shore to find a safe and affordable 'education' for their daughters. Despite finical and family troubles, parents enroll their kids in summer programs with the hope of preparing them for more than just the fall semester. In Chronicles of the Summer, we see how much the girls learn as they deal with the personal and artistic challenges that shape their identity during a critical age. Confronting notions of a 'poor education', this community redefines what is worth learning.

Lacey Schwartz grew up believing that she looked different from her the rest of her Jewish family because of a dark-skinned Sicillian grandmother. It wasn't until she was an adult that her mother revealed that her biological father was a Black man she'd had an affair with.

Toni Morrison is a one-woman literary institution. Her work is a gift to the world, but rarely do we get to see her as irreverent and joyful as we did during her appearance on the Colbert Report.

Tina Knowles, the ever-so-fabulous mother of Beyoncé and Solange, discussed her youngest daughter's recent nuptials to Alan Ferguson on yesterday's Entertainment Tonight.

Jessica Williams is inarguably one of the best parts about The Daily Show. And on Monday night's episode, she made us love her even more during her segment on Detroit's water cut-off to low-income residents.