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Shamontiel (pronounced Shu mawn T L) Latrice Vaughn is the author of two novels ("Round Trip" and "Change for a Twenty"). As a lover of vegan food and all things maroon, the FT copy editor and freelance journalist has a variety of posts in print and online publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, CBS Chicago, Yahoo!, STN and more. Contact her at Shamontiel.com.
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Should ride-sharing companies do more to embrace disabled riders?

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MOVIES TV RADIO

Contract calls: The highs and lows of bringing books and comics to TV and movies

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The Huang family sing Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" at the dinner table. Watch a scene from Fresh Off The Boat - Season 2, Episode 2: "Boy II Man." Subscr...

LOCAL NEWS WORLD NEWS POLITICS

Should voters have the right to vote and 'judge' judges on Election Day?

Election season is upon us, and there’s more to it than judging Donald Trump’s latest antics and email conspiracies from Hillary Clinton. Key word here: judging.

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CELEBRITIES MUSIC RADIO

200-plus artists see a fine line in 'Blurred Lines' lawsuit results

“Blurred Lines” did a helluva job blurring the lines between creativity and artistic influence. Some people were on the side of Marvin Gaye’s family, believing “Blurred Lines” was...
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Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell
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HEALTH & FITNESS FOOD & DRINK

10 tips to ‘remind’ yourself to snack less

Got a favorite meal? Picture it right now. Apparently pondering on a past meal can make people eat less instead of salivate for it all over again, according to a recent Psychology...
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CELEBRITIES TV

From child actor to adult years, Brandon Q. Adams is still 'bad'

He’s 5’11 now and gained some muscles, but even without the trademark curly hair, 29-year-old* actor Brandon Adams still looks the same as he did as a child star.

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