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Jamie Foxx Lands Role in ‘Robin Hood: Origins’

Academy Award–winning actor set to play Little John in 'gritty' film

Jamie Foxx is set to play Little John in “Robin Hood: Origins,” a Lionsgate film…

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Preview: Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Here's what to watch for during President Obama's final SOTU address

Many of the prominent politicians attending tonight’s address will be accompanied by guests who personify…

By Hailey Wallace

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House Passes Bill to Protect Unpaid Federal Interns From Discrimination

Democrats push for a bill that will also protect interns in the private sector

Currently, paid interns are covered under anti-discrimination policies but there is no law that protects…

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Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degree Revoked By George Washington University

University rescinds honor amidst the ongoing controversy

On Monday, Jan. 11, George Washington University joined the growing number of colleges to take…

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[WATCH] ‘American Crime Story’: Why Cuba Gooding Jr. Didn’t Contact O.J. Simpson

Set for a Feb. 2 TV debut, series covers one of the most scandalous crime cases

Cuba Gooding Jr., who’s set to play O.J. Simpson in FX’s upcoming crime drama, reportedly…

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Golden Globes: Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, and Jamie Foxx Highlight the Night

Fans in uproar after Sylvester Stallone forgets to thank 'Creed' star and director

Here are some major highlights of Sunday night’s Golden Globes, where African American Hollywood heavyweights…

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4 Things To Know If You Win The $1.4 Billion Powerball Jackpot

Should you become an overnight millionaire, Wells Fargo Advisors offers these money management tips

If by chance you become an overnight millionaire, Wells Fargo Advisors offers these money manatement…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Uber Cuts Prices In Over 100 Cities

For some cities, this is the third consecutive year the company has lowered prices

Starting Saturday, Uber has lowered prices in over 100 cities throughout Canada and the U.S.,…

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Black “Bachelor” May Finally Be Coming to ABC

ABC president Paul Lee says, "It's likely"

After airing for 14 years, the infamous The Bachelor franchise may finally be adding some…

By Cristie Leondis

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Entertainment to Politics to Business: 20 Global Power Women of Color to Watch in 2016

These leading ladies hold power positions, impact lives, and set trends

Whether rising stars or seasoned professionals, these global power women will be watched in their…

By Janell Hazelwood

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NAACP Announces Theatre Award Nominees

'Porgy & Bess,' 'Above the Fold,' and Taraji P. Henson among top nominees

The NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch’s Theatre Viewing Committee announced nominations for the 25th Annual NAACP…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Bounce TV Posts Strongest Year in its History

Platform is fastest-growing African American network

Bounce TV, touted as the nation’s “first-and-only broadcast TV network for African Americans,” had…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Replacing Pay Phones With Free Wi-Fi Stations

Five hundred expected to be installed by July 2016

The project, which is called LinkNYC, is run by CityBridge, a joint venture of three…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation for Norovirus Outbreak

Inspection of a California restaurant after outbreak reportedly found numerous safety violations

The Simi Valley norovirus outbreak reportedly made 234 people ill, and a Ventura County Public…

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First Medicinal Marijuana Facility Opens in New York

Only certified patients suffering from specific conditions can be helped at the centers

New York is opening eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of syrups, concentrates and other…

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Ken Griffey Jr. to Be Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball great was voted in almost unanimously

Griffey, known as “Junior,” comes from a legacy of baseball greatness. He’s the son of…

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Why Just Tweet When You Can Whistle a Whole Tune?

Twitter toying with idea of a 10,000-character limit

Twitter is rumored to be working on a feature that would allow users to create…

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Minimum Wage Increase: NYC Mayor Upping the Ante to $15

Plan will cost city more than $230 million and boost pay for contract, union workers

Workers in the Big Apple can expect to earn at least $15 an hour by…

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Reports: Janet Jackson Having Surgery to Remove Tumor on Vocal Cords

Family, supporters and fans send well wishes via social media

Actress and singer Janet Jackson will have throat surgery to treat a suspected cancerous growth.

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Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Sprinkles Black Girl Magic on Cancer Research

Physicist was awarded $1.1 million grant to develop a groundbreaking treatment.

Strides are currently being made in cancer research thanks to the contributions of Dr. Hadiyah-Nichole…

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