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Former Raven Ray Rice, wife Janay expecting second child

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, are expecting their second child, according to a spokesman for the Rice family.

The two were married in March 2014 -- the day after Ray Rice was charged with aggravated assault against Janay Palmer, then his fiancee -- and have a 4-year-old daughter, Rayven. Ray, 29, and Janay, 28, will welcome their newest addition in early fall.

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Taking on Asian representation in the media with #whitewashedOUT

Our weekly digest This Week in Black Twitter details the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the Web. Today, we have a special edition, focusing on Asian representation in Hollywood. 

When was the last time you saw a movie with a prominent Asian lead? How often do you see Asians cast in a sidekick type role? Do you know of any books with Asians as main characters?

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Oprah Winfrey will star in 'Henrietta Lacks' movie, but who will play Rebecca Skloot?

When it was announced this week that Oprah Winfrey will star in the film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," much of the Internet could barely contain its glee.

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Maryland's Jared Nickens, Jaylen Brantley dance on 'Ellen,' receive custom underwear

Of course they did the #RunningManChallenge.

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'The Voice' contestant Adam Wakefield discusses his Baltimore music roots, competition

Randallstown's Joe Maye wasn’t the only contestant with ties to the Baltimore area on this season of “The Voice.” It turns out country-rock crooner Adam Wakefield called Baltimore home once upon a time, as well. 

(Not only that, but the show’s stage drummer, Nate Morton, hails from Columbia.) 

Originally from New Hampshire, Wakefield moved to Baltimore around 2003 to pursue music.

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Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO film 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

Oprah Winfrey has signed to star in the HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” based on the story of a Baltimore County woman whose cells, taken from her while she was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1951 and later harvested without her or her family’s knowledge, developed into the first immortal cell line and continue to be used in medical research.

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