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Etta James died at the age of 73 Friday morning, according to her manager Lupe De Leon (Image: Getty)

Legendary Singer Etta James Dies at 73

The six-time Grammy-winning artist died from complications from leukemia on Friday

Etta James, whose powerhouse voice sparked such hits as “The Wallflower,” Something’s Got a Hold…

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LL Cool J to Host 54th Annual Grammy Awards

James Todd Smith, commonly known as LL Cool J, was named this year’s Grammy Awards host

Rap pioneer and NCIS: Los Angeles James Todd Smith, commonly known as actor LL Cool…

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Perry Ends Bid for President, Endorses Gingrich

Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandons his presidential bid

Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race in North Charleston, South Carolina…

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Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) Joins Twitter

The first lady has launched a twitter account, personalizing her tweets with her initials “mo”

Michelle Obama joined Twitter Thursday and, in less than 24 hours, gained well over 100,000…

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2012 Consumer Electronics Show: Day 1 Recap

Check in all week for news, tips, and reviews of the latest tech products of 2012

The first day of the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV culminated…

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Unemployment Drops, 200,000 New Jobs Added to Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 % last month

A forceful 200,000 new jobs were added to the economy in December, the U.S. Department…

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Herman Cain Announces ‘Revolution Solution’ Bus Tour

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO keeps 999 alive with the launch of his tour

Herman Cain announced Wednesday on Fox News he will start a “Revolution Solution” bus tour…

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Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance

The Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment links black people to government assistance

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comment ties black people to public assistance.

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Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Republican Race

The third-term Minnesota congresswoman is gracefully bowing out of the presidential campaign

After placing sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday she is…

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Mitt Romney Victorious in Iowa Caucus

Republican presidential candidate wins by eight votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was declared winner of the Iowa caucuses early Wednesday morning,…

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Anti-obesity Ads Under Attack

Stark ad campaign has some within the public health community disturbed

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life campaign—a $50 million advertising project to be rolled out over…

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as they tore down the barricades that surrounded Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve

The New York Police Department reported 68 people were arrested, with at least one person…

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Soledad O’Brien’s Morning Show Named

CNN announced the news anchor’s show will be called Starting Point, debuting January 2, 2012

CNN announced Wednesday that Soledad O’Brien’s morning show will be called Starting Point. It’s set…

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In the News: Bishop Eddie Long’s School Shuts Down; Report Shows Youth Vote Set to Drop in 2012 and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Minority Firm Receives Historical Investment in the Big Apple

NYC Pension Funds invest $225M with Vista Equity Partners

NYC Pension Funds invest $225M with Vista Equity Partners

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Examining the 2012 GOP Candidates’ Chances of Getting Nominated

The primary field of Republican candidates get sized up on their ability to lead the country in 2012

As the Iowa caucus approaches political analysts and voters prepare to review the 2012 GOP…

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Florida Rep Wilson to Offer Federal Anti-Hazing Bill

The death of Florida A&M student Robert Champion sparked the Democrat's bill proposal

The recent death of Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion has led US Representative Frederica…

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In the News: Sears Holdings to Close 100-120 Stores; Forgotten Black WWII Veteran Recognized and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

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It's a week before the Iowa Caucus (Jan. 3) and details are sorely missing from the proposed policies by the 2012 Republican presidential primary field. The GOP candidates are eager to point fingers at President Obama and what they view as his failures on the economic front. “When it comes to economic policy, there's a Chinese wall between President Obama’s economic policy proposals and those of the Republican candidate,” says Georgia Tech economist Thomas Boston. “The primary difference is that the president has proposed comprehensive economic policy, while no Republican candidate has.”
This is not to say that Obama has all of the answers, however.
“What's missing from the president's proposals are checks and balances to guarantee that the benefits of his proposals filter down to African-Americans,” Boston adds. “In the final analysis, there's no question that economic policies Obama proposes are better than those offered by Republican candidates. At the same time, there's significant room for improvement.” Here's a hard look at the candidates.—Joyce Jones

Iowa Caucus 2012: The Candidates’ Positions on the 4 Main Issues

With less than a week before the launch of primary season with the Iowa Caucus,…

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When The N-Word Comes Home to Roost

A Dutch fashion mag's racist slur against singer Rihanna shows that racism is still one of America's biggest exports

The worst thing about Dutch fashion mag Jackie’s racist slur against Rihanna? Basic, good journalism…

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