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So Sad — The First African-American Actor To Play Jean Valjean In Les Misérables on Broadway Has Died Unexpectedly

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This is so sad.

Kyle Jean-Baptiste made history when he became the first African-American actor to play Jean Valjean of Les Misé​rables in a Broadway production, a run on which he had performed throughout the summer.

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Now, though, show spokesman Marc Thibodeau has confirmed Jean-Baptiste died Friday night after falling from a fire escape in New York City. He was just 21 years old.

In addition to making history with his role, Les Mis had been Jean-Baptiste's Broadway debut after graduating from college earlier this year.

Our thoughts are with his family, his fellow cast mates, and all those affected by his death.

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NAACP Issues A Statement On Rachel Dolezal — And It Might Not Be What You Expect!

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Rachel Dolezal, former president of the Spokane Branch of the NAACP, is under extreme scrutiny right now.

In case you haven't heard, a reporter seems to have uncovered that despite her claims to the contrary, Rachel is NOT an African American woman!

And her parents confirmed it!

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While a municipal investigation is underway to uncover whether Rachel's falsification on official forms requires legal consequences, the NAACP has its own response.

In an official statement, they totally defend Dolezal, saying:

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Madonna Chimes In On Gender Equality - And Possibly Pisses Off A Lot Of People While Doing So! Quote Of The Day!

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"People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period. It's moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass…

To me, the last great frontier is women… Women are still the most marginalized group. You're still categorized — you're either a virgin or a whore. If you're a certain age, you're not allowed to express your sexuality, be single or date younger men."

- Madonna's recent interview in Out magazine.

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Keke Palmer Makes History On Broadway As The First African American Cinderella!

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Out with Carly Rae Jepsen and in with Keke Palmer!

This girl is makin' moves, y'all!

Not only did the former True Jackson, VP star become the youngest person to have their own talk show, she's about to become the first African American to be Cinderella on Broadway!

The producers of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella announced that Keke is set to make her debut as the well known princess on September 9th!

She's definitely super excited about her new gig!

Keke said in a statement:

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17 Former Celebrity Homecoming Queens!!

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We always knew these women were beautiful, but did you know they were ALSO voted their school's Homecoming Queens?!

From Dakota Fanning to Jessica Simpson these beauties were all once Queen's for a day!

Plus, did you know Halle Berry was her high school's first African American homecoming queen!?


If you're curious to see who else has won the esteemed title of Homecoming Queen then…

CLICK HERE to see the a gallery of "17 Former Celebrity Homecoming Queens!!!"

CLICK HERE to see the a gallery of "17 Former Celebrity Homecoming Queens!!!"

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CLICK HERE to see the a gallery of "17 Former Celebrity Homecoming Queens!!!"

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