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Tyler Perry Just Successfully Trademarked “What Would Jesus Do?”

What would Tyler Perry Presents Tyler Perry’s Jesus™, starring Tyler Perry, do? We’re probably about to find out, because the omnipresent creator of the Madea franchise now controls the trademark on “What Would Jesus Do?” Read more.

Nick Cannon as Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ Biopic?

Nick Cannon is dropping some serious hints that he could portray Richard Pryor in a biopic about the  groundbreaking comedian that’ll be directed by Lee Daniels (The Butler). For example, he went on TMZ Live today and did everything but come right out and say “yeah, I’m playing Richard Pryor in a biopic about the groundbreaking comedian.” Read more.

Arab-Americans Tell Census, ‘We’re Not White’

Comedian Amer Zahr’s upcoming documentary challenges how the last Census classified Arab-Americans—as white—in the hopes that the next one will be different. But he’s not the only one who believes the nation’s decennial count misclassifies or just plain erases their identities. According to AJA, Hispanics comprise 90 percent of the 20 million individuals who, during the 2010 Census, checked “some other race.” Capturing how Americans increasingly do (or don’t) identify themselves matters as the Census determines everything from the apportionment of congressional districts to the distribution of $400 billion in federal aid programs and the enforcement of civil rights laws. Read more.

Bank Deposits $43,000 To Man’s Account In Error, Man Spends It

Imagine depositing a check at your local bank for $430 but getting credit for $43,000. Police say that’s what happened to a Roswell, New Mexico, man. Instead of notifying the bank, police say the man quietly spent all the cash. When the bank discovered the error, they told the man he must repay all of the money. Read more.

Rangel: ‘Hard to Distinguish’ Between Tea Party, Anti-Civil Rights Dixiecrats

Congressman Charlie Rangel talked about the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Hardball tonight, and he argued that modern-day tea partiers speaking out against the Obama administration have rather a lot in common with the Dixiecrats back in the 1960s who were very outspoken in their opposition to civil rights. Read more.

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