Bring That Week Back: 'Hot Felon' Offered Modeling Contract

Plus, white news anchor calls Black hair expert "colored."

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Jeremy Meeks Lands Modeling Contract? - News anchor refers to Black people as "colored," plus more national news. -- Natelege Whaley and Nicole PhillipJeremy Meeks, whose mugshot went viral last week, is now being managed by GR Media Firm, a company that manages D-list celebrities and popular people of interest in the news. He is also being offered a $30,000 modeling contract by Blaze Models.  (Photo: Law Enforcement/Stockton Police Department)

The Kings' Legacy Honored With Congressional Medals - On June 24, the King Family gathered to share in the celebration of their parents Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, who were honored with Congressional Gold Medals. The ceremony was held in the U.S Capitol. Dr. Bernice A. King and her brothers Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King were in attendance. ?This is the first honor of this magnitude where my parents are honored together, reflecting the powerful partnership they shared in the struggle for freedom and justice," said Dr. Bernice A. King.(Photo: courtesy Bernice A. King)

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The Kings' Legacy Honored With Congressional Medals - On June 24, the King Family gathered to share in the celebration of their parents Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, who were honored with Congressional Gold Medals. The ceremony was held in the U.S Capitol. Dr. Bernice A. King and her brothers Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King were in attendance. “This is the first honor of this magnitude where my parents are honored together, reflecting the powerful partnership they shared in the struggle for freedom and justice," said Dr. Bernice A. King.(Photo: courtesy Bernice A. King)

Anchor Refers to Woman As "Colored" - 2014 is not a year you would expect to still hear anyone using the term ?colored?- let alone that person being a news anchor in a city with a high Black population. Atlanta?s CBS 46 anchor, Michelle Burdo, referred to a black woman as ?colored? during a hair segment. ?I?m not a colored woman, but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it?s?? before an awkward pause that was ended by an interjection from the hair expert. Burdo later issued an on-air apology. (Photo: CBS 46 Atlanta News)

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Anchor Refers to Woman As "Colored" - 2014 is not a year you would expect to still hear anyone using the term “colored”- let alone that person being a news anchor in a city with a high Black population. Atlanta’s CBS 46 anchor, Michelle Burdo, referred to a black woman as “colored” during a hair segment. “I’m not a colored woman, but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…” before an awkward pause that was ended by an interjection from the hair expert. Burdo later issued an on-air apology. (Photo: CBS 46 Atlanta News)

Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. Gets Reduced Bond - Last week, Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was originally given $100,000 bond, but it was later reduced to $20,000. Smith is also a suspect in the disappearence of his girlfriend Bianca Tanner. Tanner's son told investigators Smith had ?hurt Mommy in the face.?(Photo: courtesy the Charlotte Observer)

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Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. Gets Reduced Bond - Last week, Angelo Grayson Smith Jr. was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was originally given $100,000 bond, but it was later reduced to $20,000. Smith is also a suspect in the disappearence of his girlfriend Bianca Tanner. Tanner's son told investigators Smith had “hurt Mommy in the face.”(Photo: courtesy the Charlotte Observer)

Backlash After White Woman is Featured on Natural Hair Blog - White hair blogger ?Waterlily716? recently contributed a blog post to the popular natural-hair blog CurlyNikki and spoke of her journey to feeling comfortable wearing her own curlier tresses. But some felt there is no room for white women in the natural-hair conversation, as some naturalistas say it is a sacred space created by Black women.    (Photo: Jamilah Lemieux via Twitter)

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Backlash After White Woman is Featured on Natural Hair Blog - White hair blogger “Waterlily716” recently contributed a blog post to the popular natural-hair blog CurlyNikki and spoke of her journey to feeling comfortable wearing her own curlier tresses. But some felt there is no room for white women in the natural-hair conversation, as some naturalistas say it is a sacred space created by Black women.  (Photo: Jamilah Lemieux via Twitter)

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Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee: Now - While individual SNCC activists continued to play signi?cant roles in politics and the broader fight for civil rights, the group began to disintegrate in the late 1960s, after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. and as more radical philosophies became increasingly popular.  (Photo: Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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Black Student Forced to Resign as Student Body President - Maya Peterson, the first Black female student body president of Lawrenceville School, was forced to resign for posting photos online mocking white male students. She added the hashtags “#romney2016,” “#confederate,” and “#peakedinhighschool.” Peterson says the joke was inspired by a group of students who complained when she and other Black students posed with their fists raised in their yearbook photo.  (Photo: Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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New Poll Says African-Americans Are Responsible for Their Conditions - The majority of Americans — 63 percent — believe the African-American struggle to advance in society is their fault as opposed to racial discrimination. Solid liberals were the only group that believed racial discrimination was the main reason Blacks could not get ahead. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Sues Benjamin Moore Over Racist Paint Names - Clinton Tucker, a former African-American employee of Benjamin Moore, is suing the paint company for discrimination, claiming they named two brown paints after him: ?Tucker Chocolate? and ?Clinton Brown.? Tucker was also demoted while his two white co-workers were promoted.(Photo: Benjamin Moore Paints)

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Man Sues Benjamin Moore Over Racist Paint Names - Clinton Tucker, a former African-American employee of Benjamin Moore, is suing the paint company for discrimination, claiming they named two brown paints after him: “Tucker Chocolate” and “Clinton Brown.” Tucker was also demoted while his two white co-workers were promoted.(Photo: Benjamin Moore Paints)

Black Professor Arrested for Jaywalking - English professor at Arizona State University Ersula Ore was arrested by a campus police officer while crossing a street last month. Ore asked for clarification as to why he wanted to see her ID. The officer says that she should not have been walking in the street and proceeded to handcuff her. "I never once saw a single solitary individual get pulled over by a cop for walking across a street on a campus, in a campus location," she says.   (Photo: Courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

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Black Professor Arrested for Jaywalking - English professor at Arizona State University Ersula Ore was arrested by a campus police officer while crossing a street last month. Ore asked for clarification as to why he wanted to see her ID. The officer says that she should not have been walking in the street and proceeded to handcuff her. "I never once saw a single solitary individual get pulled over by a cop for walking across a street on a campus, in a campus location," she says. (Photo: Courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Black Enterprise Publishes List of Largest Black Businesses - On July 1, Black Enterprise published its list of the nation?s largest Black businesses. The top three companies on the list are World Wide Technology Inc., based in Maryland Heights, Missouri; ACT-1 Group, based in Torrance, California; and Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C., based in Detroit.   (Photo: Black Enterprise Magazine)

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Black Enterprise Publishes List of Largest Black Businesses - On July 1, Black Enterprise published its list of the nation’s largest Black businesses. The top three companies on the list are World Wide Technology Inc., based in Maryland Heights, Missouri; ACT-1 Group, based in Torrance, California; and Bridgewater Interiors L.L.C., based in Detroit.  (Photo: Black Enterprise Magazine)