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Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’ With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign 7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97 Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence ‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’ Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’ Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments Nelson Mandela on Life Support John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76 Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him ‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count” Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency Suspect Arrested for Murder of Lil Snupe Paula Deen’s Show Axed from The Food Network CA Ordered to Free Inmates From Overcrowded Prisons GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl Paula Deen Admits to Using ‘N-Word’, Wanted Blacks to Dress as Slaves at Wedding George Zimmerman Jury Selection Enters Next Phase Dating Sites Are in ‘Singles’ Game Night Business NY Teacher Raises $14K to Take Underprivileged Kids to ‘American Girl’ Rapper J.Cole Blackmailed by Fan on Twitter Lil Wayne Tramples on American Flag in New Video NSA Searched Phone Records of Less Than 300 People Sanford Police Chief Works to Ease Racial Tensions Survey: Most Men Aspire to be Dads University Student Expelled for Being Lesbian Must Repay Scholarship Beyoncé Settles Lawsuit with Video Game Company DJ Quik’s Daughter Charged With 1st Degree Murder Supreme Court Ruling: Gene Tests Could Get Cheaper Layoffs: Chicago School System Issues 850 Pink Slips Obama On Father’s Day: “Good Parenting Isn’t Easy” Cathy Hughes Named to Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions Morehouse Student Murdered Near School George Zimmerman’s Dad Releases $3.99 E-Book Calling Blacks ‘Racist’ Dunkin Donuts to Honor Workers Who Endured Racist Rant Zimmerman Jury to be Sequestered iSource Sues Rocawear for Over $450,000 Halle Berry is Having a Baby Boy Soledad O’Brien’s New Gig: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Stop-And-Frisk: NYPD Facing Federal Takeover NY Restaurant Eliminates Tips, Pays Servers Living Wage Instead Wildwood, N.J. Set to Hit Saggy Jeans Offenders in the Pocket Judge: Movie Studio Interns Should Have Been Paid Southern Baptists Re-elect its First Black President Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7 Aja Brown,31, Wins Compton Mayoral Race Daycare Worker Fired for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock Medgar Evers’ Widow Keeping Husband’s Legacy Alive Reality Star Kenya Moore Countersues Landlady for ‘Lying’ Chris Brown May Face Charges in Frank Ocean Fight George Zimmerman’s Murder Trial Begins Nelson Mandela Remains in Serious Condition Woman in Iconic Gordon Parks Photo Honored Woman Arrested for Mailing Poisonous Letters to Obama, Bloomberg Man Who Fathered 22 Kids by 14 Different Women Can’t Pay Child Support Black Unemployment Rate Went Up in May Smithsonian Hosts Black Women’s Hair Forum Miguel’s Rep Insists That he Practiced his Jump Twice Remy Hair Heists on the Rise Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’ Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Paris, Tries to Commit Suicide Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’ Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’ Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants Feds: Blacks Have Been Singled-Out for Weed Arrests George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin “Fight” Video Jermaine Dupri May Lose So So Def Music Actor Shemar Moore Accused of Assault Virginia School Board Member Sends Racist Michelle Obama Emails Marvin Junior, Lead Singer of the Dells, Passes Away at 77 Harvard Law Student Graduates at 22 Miami Police Put 14-Year-Old in Choke Hold for ‘Dehumanizing Stares’ Racists Hate Cheerios’ New Interracial Commercial Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity U.S.-Run South African Fund Collapses Miguel’s Legdrop on Fan May Cost Him Some Money Evelyn Lozada Finally Goes to a High School Prom! Harlem Woman Claims She Got Herpes from Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick Are Racism and PTSD Linked? Busta Rhymes Sued by L.A. Recording Studio Oprah Winfrey All Set to Address Harvard Grads More Working Moms Bringing Home the Bacon Harvard’s First Black Dean to Step Down Chris Brown’s Hit-and-Run May Place Him in Prison Judge: Trayvon Martin’s Past Not Relevant For Trial 50 Cent Pays for Horse-Drawn Carriage for D’aja Robinson’s Funeral NYC Has Nation’s Largest Bike Sharing Program Boston Marathon Winner Donates Medal To Victims Dental Industry Fights Over Teeth Whitening Man Tries to Open Exit Door During Flight Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught Black Churches Struggle in Harlem Under Gentrification Black Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’ in Class New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters Bullied Queens Girl Hangs Herself Evander Holyfield to Surrender Driver’s License Over Nonsupport Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos Illinois House Approves Carry of Concealed Guns Pennsylvania Woman Stabs Husband-to-Be on Their Wedding Day The 50th Anniversary of the African Union: Has it Lived Up to its Promise? Cost of Obamacare Insurance Premiums in California Revealed Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised 2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth Mary J. Blige Hit With $3.4M Tax Lien

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Postal Service Issues March On Washington Stamp

Postage commemorates demonstrators on National Mall for 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom

The 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone.

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Civil Rights and LGBT Leaders Join Forces for 50th Anniversary March on Washington Events

Jobs, immigration reform, voting rights, and LGBT equality are top priorities

Will you be there in support?

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Bernice King Defends Herself against gay comments

Bernice King Defends Herself Against Anti-Gay Remarks

MLK’s youngest child struggles with separation of church and state

Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, defends herself after making Anti Gay comments

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

National Unemployment Rate Drops While Most States Hemorrhage Jobs

The jobless numbers in 28 states worsened.

States continue to struggle.

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US Manufacturing Industry Making a Comeback

Research shows pick-up in American factories

Major US manufacturers are reporting opening or expanding US operations in what could help ease…

By Alan Hughes

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Paula Deen Race Discrimination Suit Dismissed

Southern culinary cook off the hook as a judge rules white staffer cannot sue over racial discrimination against black coworkers

Race discrimination claims and a lawsuit filed by a former Savannah restaurant employee against Paula…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don Peebles spoke before a gathering at a economic forum for New York City's mayoral candidates Tuesday.

In Harlem, NYC Mayoral Candidates Spar On Economic Growth for Minorities

Candidates detail economic plans, articulate challenges of minority businesses

Made up of some of New York’s most powerful minority firms and entrepreneurs, the newly-formed…

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Obama To Honor Oprah and Gay Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin

Four African Americans among 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama will award 16 recipients with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, of which…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Black Enterprise Education Action Guide

What Common Core means for black families

How to help your child prepare for the new Common Core State Standards

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Do People of Color Pay a ‘Respectability Tax’

Author Noel King of Marketplace discusses the price people of color must pay to be accepted in America

“Respectability tax” is a term we invented. It refers to the extra lengths that some…

By Sasha King

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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Vibe and KFC Partner to Celebrate Dads With ‘Fresh Fathers’ Campaign

KFC and VIBE magazine developed a custom video series celebrating famous fathers.

Dad’s are so important to every child’s life.

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7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Small Slurpee Drinks

7-Eleven Celebrates 86th Birthday with Free Slurpee Drink Promotion

Customers can get a free 12 ounce Slurpee today at participating stores

7-Eleven has celebrated its birthday on July 11 for decades, but it wasn’t until 2002…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Being a Workplace Bully Pays Off? One Study Says Yes

Bullies get more benefits than reprimands by supervisors

Reports say new study shows that workplace bullies are seeing more benefits than reprimands in…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Howard Univ. Deans Urge Dismissal of Chief Financial Officer

Academic deans and university president at odds on financial direction of the school

Academic deans say CFO needs to go

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Judge Dismisses Cases Against Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash

Judge says the men waited too long to bring suit

Kevin Clash doesn’t have to face trial for sexual abuse

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rena Price, Catalyst For Watts Riots, Dead At 97

Martin Luther King Jr. blamed the riots on "general despair" over conditions for blacks in the area

Race- and class-related violence resulted in 34 deaths, thousands wounded and nearly $100 million in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Another One! Jermaine Dupri Owes IRS $800K

Jermaine Dupri has had a number of financial challenges the last few years

Dupri served with a new federal tax bill

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Congressman Apologizes for ‘Uncle Thomas’ Tweet Aimed at Clarence

Democratic congressman deleted the Tweet

Congressman from Minnesota calls Justice Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’

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‘Selfie’ of George Zimmerman’s Attorney Goes Viral

Zimmerman defense team confirmed that the photo was of West

Bizarre and inappropriate photo of Zimmerman’s attorney surfaces

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Paula Deen’s New Cookbook Canceled by Publisher

Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot are just a few of the companies that have cut ties with Paula Deen

Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen loses book deal

By Makkada B. Selah

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NYC Mayor: City’s Minorities Are Stopped ‘Too Little’

Critics push back on three-term mayor's "irresponsible rhetoric"

A spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg says critics are “fabricating outrage over an absolutely accurate comment.”

By Aaron Morrison

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Home Facing Forfeiture

Both homes owned by the former congressman could be taken away

Motion to seize homes filed days before former congressman and his wife will be sentenced…

By Aaron Morrison

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Young Intellectual Phenom: Two-Year-Old Joins Mensa Ranks

Toddler can read Shakespeare and speak three languages

Adam Kirby can do many things at the tender age of two that many of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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New York City Sick Leave Law Gives Workers Relief

New law could have impact on decisions of other states, cities

A new law passed by New York City requires business owners and companies to provide…

By Janell Hazelwood

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After 19 Months, FAMU Band to March Again

Interim president did not say when the first return performance will happen

The school’s interim president says a zero-tolerance hazing policy will prevent the circumstance surrounding drum…

By Aaron Morrison

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Paula Deen’s Diabetes Drug Deal in Jeopardy

Drug company joins Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart in distancing themselves from the celebrity cook

The former Food Network personality was paid $6 million for a two-year contract to promote…

By Aaron Morrison

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Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson for Help on ‘N-Word Gate’

Rev. Jackson says Paula Deen can be 'redeemed'

In an attempt to save her brand, Deen calls Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Chick-fil-A CEO Tweets it’s a ‘Sad Day’ After DOMA Passes

Chick-fil-A has donated more than $5 million to anti-gay Christian groups

Chick-Fil-A president tweets, then deletes his opinion on DOMA

By Makkada B. Selah

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Obama’s Promises to Africa in Spotlight on Rare Trip

President has final term in office to establish legacy on the continent

For a second time, the president skips a visit to his father’s birthplace of Kenya.

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Nelson Mandela: Media in Dispute Over Icon’s Condition

Officially, the South African icon remains hospitalized in critical condition

Spokesman for the South African presidency says journalists have been unethical and wrong in their…

By Aaron Morrison

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Will.i.am Suing Pharrell for Trademark Infringement

Trouble over the I Am versus i am OTHER moniker

Should Will.i.am have discussed his beef with Pharrell before taking legal action?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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School Apologizes for Trying to Ban Afro Puffs and Twisted Braids

School's new dress code had stated: 'Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands are NOT permitted'

School apologizes for dress code perceived as racist

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon Martin’s Friend Testifies About Teen’s Final Moments

Young woman testifies hearing Trayvon saying "Get off. Get off," before the phone went dead

A star witness for the prosecution takes the stand

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Nelson Mandela on Life Support

94-year-old South African statesman under close observation

Mandela’s condition has worsened

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John L. Dotson Jr., First Black Newspaper Publisher, Dies at 76

Dotson spoke openly about the pressures on African-American executives in a mostly white publishing industry

Prominent journalist led Ohio newspaper to a Pulitzer Prize for its series on race relations.

By Aaron Morrison

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Black Woman Set For Texas’ 500th Execution

Woman was sentenced to death for the 1997 robbery and fatal stabbing of a retired professor

If it goes as planned, Kimberly McCarthy becomes the first woman put to death in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Interracial Couple Launches ‘We are the 15 Percent’ Website

Site was built in response to a Cheerios ad

Interracial couple creates online community for other mixed race families

By Makkada B. Selah

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Witness Says Fan Called Scottie Pippen the N-Word, Spit on Him

Sources say the fan was intoxicated

Police investigate an altercation involving Scottie Pippen

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Meh’: Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action

Driving force behind challenge to race-based admissions says ruling will restore colorblind principles

With both sides claiming victory, blockbuster case is sent back to the lower court.

By Aaron Morrison

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Russia Provides Passage to ‘Whistleblower’ Edward Snowden

Russia does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Edward Snowden is still at-large

By Makkada B. Selah

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Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods operates world's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina

Meat processor Smithfield Foods cuts ties with Paula Deen

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Brown is Accused Of Assaulting Woman

A rep for the singer denies the allegations

Why can’t Chris stay out of trouble?

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NAACP to Hold Sanford Town Hall at Start of Zimmerman Trial

The George Zimmerman Trial is one of the biggest trials in Sanford's history

The NAACP will hold a town meeting offering Sanford community support

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Brown’s Bold Bid to Become Maryland’s Next Governor

The following excerpts are from an exclusive interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle

His campaign to become the first black to run the statehouse seeks advanced education, minority…

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Paula Deen: Angry Patrons Defending Celebrity Cook

A brow-raising video resurfaces, showing Deen discussing race relations in the south

Black and white fans of the now former Food Network personality believe Deen isn’t racist…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized since June 8

Doctors say the African statesman’s condition has deteriorated

By Makkada B. Selah

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Billboard: “Jay-Z’s Samsung Release Won’t Count”

Under promotional deal, rapper's album is technically already platinum

Rules stipulate bulk album sales that are given away for free aren’t counted in total…

By Aaron Morrison

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Afro-Latina Seeks Costa Rican Presidency

Barr would be the first Afro-Latina to serve as president of a country

Black Costa Rican woman running for president

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Suspect Arrested for Murder of Lil Snupe

Lil Snupe had recently signed a recording deal with Meek Mill’s DreamChasers label.

Winnfield, Louisiana police arrests 36 year old man in rapper’s murder

By Makkada B. Selah

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Paula Deen’s Show Axed from The Food Network

Deen releases statement thanking the Food Network for "11 great years"

The Food Network decides to cut ties with embattled TV chef over racial comments

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CA Ordered to Free Inmates From Overcrowded Prisons

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has vowed to push back on judge panel's order

If state officials followed the order, about 10,000 inmates could be freed by the end…

By Aaron Morrison

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GOP Official Sends Racist Email About Black Female GOP Candidate, Resigns

Erika Harold is a black GOP candidate running for Illinois state Congress

State GOP chairman says racism “has no place in our Republican Party.”

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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

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Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl

The raid in which the 7 year old was killed was videotaped for the TV show 'The First 48'

Jury could not agree on manslaughter charges in Detroit cop trial

By Makkada B. Selah

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Paula Deen Admits to Using ‘N-Word’, Wanted Blacks to Dress as Slaves at Wedding

Deen admits to racist jokes and use of the n-word in deposition.

Paula Deen is known for her southern cooking and big personality. A personality that may…

By Sasha King

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George Zimmerman Jury Selection Enters Next Phase

Race and ethnicity of the juror relevant given the allegations against defendant

Twenty-seven of the 40 potential jurors are white, seven are black, three are mixed race…

By Aaron Morrison

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Dating Sites Are in ‘Singles’ Game Night Business

Match.com will host 30 events through the fall in its top markets

About half of singles who attended website’s events said they met someone they would like…

By Aaron Morrison

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NY Teacher Raises $14K to Take Underprivileged Kids to ‘American Girl’

'I decided I had to help change their perception of themselves and their worth,' the teacher said

Brooklyn teacher gives his young black girls a lesson about their worth

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper J.Cole Blackmailed by Fan on Twitter

J. Cole's 2nd album 'Born Sinner' was released today on Roc Nation records

J. Cole retweeted a fan’s message who had a gun to a little girl’s head

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil Wayne Tramples on American Flag in New Video

Lil Wayne is working on a video for his new song "God Bless Amerika"

Are his actions sacrilege or artistic license?

By Makkada B. Selah

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NSA Searched Phone Records of Less Than 300 People

The Bush-era Patriot Act grants the government permission to track calls

Database contains tens of millions of Americans’ phone records.

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Sanford Police Chief Works to Ease Racial Tensions

Town has more than Trayvon Martin's death to heal from

Many black residents in Sanford have deep distrust of the police department.

By Aaron Morrison

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Survey: Most Men Aspire to be Dads

Men want to carry on their family names and traditions more than women do

Men without children were on par with childless women in saying they wanted to be…

By Aaron Morrison

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University Student Expelled for Being Lesbian Must Repay Scholarship

Grace University's student handbook states that "Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation"

College student expelled after counselor reveals she’s a lesbian

By Makkada B. Selah

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Beyoncé Settles Lawsuit with Video Game Company

'Starpower: Beyoncé' was the name of the proposed video game

A lawsuit over a proposed video game has been settled amicably

By Makkada B. Selah

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DJ Quik’s Daughter Charged With 1st Degree Murder

2 year old was allegedly disciplined for wetting the bed with a beating that killed him

Davieanna Blake’s boyfriend allegedly beat their son to death

By Makkada B. Selah

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Supreme Court Ruling: Gene Tests Could Get Cheaper

Several testing companies announce plans to offer tests for breast cancer gene

Company at center of SCOTUS case no longer has monopoly on tests for the breast…

By Aaron Morrison

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Layoffs: Chicago School System Issues 850 Pink Slips

Cuts are said to include approximately 550 teachers

School board officials have identified $52 million in budget cuts that don’t include the savings…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama On Father’s Day: “Good Parenting Isn’t Easy”

President says he's still working on being a good dad

Lamenting how his own father was absent, president still works on being a good dad…

By Aaron Morrison

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Cathy Hughes Named to Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board

Radio One founder joins The TMCF

Businesswoman will help in making sure students get an adequate education through scholarship.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions

Detroit owes over $2 billion to creditors

Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is on the brink of financial ruin

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Morehouse Student Murdered Near School

Police are asking for assistance in solving the crime

A Morehouse student shot and killed while sitting in his car

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George Zimmerman’s Dad Releases $3.99 E-Book Calling Blacks ‘Racist’

George Zimmerman's father is white and his mother, Hispanic

Robert Zimmerman Sr., says his son was persecuted by blacks

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Dunkin' Donuts Customer Freaks Out Over Not Getting A Receipt

Dunkin Donuts to Honor Workers Who Endured Racist Rant

A video of the incident at a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dunkin’ Donuts was posted on YouTube.

Dunkin Donuts says they will “honor” two workers for their patience

By Makkada B. Selah

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Zimmerman Jury to be Sequestered

Zimmerman trial expected to take 2 to 4 weeks

Judge says that the jury will be sequestered for the duration of the trial

By Makkada B. Selah

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iSource Sues Rocawear for Over $450,000

Company is accused of not paying the remaining balance of a million dollar order

Should Jay-Z just pay the bill out of his own pocket?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Halle Berry is Having a Baby Boy

She and Oliver Martinez haven't revealed the due date of the new addition to the family

This will be Halle Berry’s second child

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Soledad O’Brien’s New Gig: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

O'Brien will join fellow "Today" show alum Bryant Gumble

Deal gives network first look at projects done through the veteran journalist’s production company.

By Aaron Morrison

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Stop-And-Frisk: NYPD Facing Federal Takeover

Ruling in 10-week civil trial expected in the coming weeks

Justice Department plans to ask judge for federal oversight of city police if she rules…

By Aaron Morrison

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NY Restaurant Eliminates Tips, Pays Servers Living Wage Instead

Most food servers receive only $2.13 per hour and depend on tips to make ends meet

Do you think this is a good decision?

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Wildwood, N.J. Set to Hit Saggy Jeans Offenders in the Pocket

Opinion split on pertinence of vote

Does it make sense for local governments to attempt to control what people wear?

By Darren Sands

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Judge: Movie Studio Interns Should Have Been Paid

Case could have broad implications for unpaid workers

Case could have broad implications for the estimated half a million unpaid internships completed each…

By Aaron Morrison

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Southern Baptists Re-elect its First Black President

Rev. Fred Luter Jr. was first elected in 2012

The historically racist organization renounced its defense of slavery, racial segregation and white supremacy in…

By Aaron Morrison

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Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7

Officer testifies the grandmother may have bumped him or grabbed his gun

Girl was killed in 2010 when police raided the wrong Detroit apartment in search of…

By Aaron Morrison

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Aja Brown,31, Wins Compton Mayoral Race

Brown wins mayorship by a landslide

City of Compton elects young, female mayor

By Makkada B. Selah

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Daycare Worker Fired for Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock

Her boss allegedly told her: "Fornication is a sin."

Unwed employee at church daycare in North Carolina fired after she becomes pregnant

By Makkada B. Selah

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Medgar Evers’ Widow Keeping Husband’s Legacy Alive

Evers' legacy has often been overshadowed by civil rights peers King and Malcolm X

Last civil rights figure to be remembered with series of events in Mississippi.

By Aaron Morrison

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Reality Star Kenya Moore Countersues Landlady for ‘Lying’

Kenya claims she's been "shunned by friends" since the eviction story broke

Real Housewives of Atlanta star says she’s being wrongfully evicted

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Brown May Face Charges in Frank Ocean Fight

The singer is spending more time in court than he is on stage these days

Will Chris Brown wind up in jail?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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George Zimmerman’s Murder Trial Begins

Trayvon Martin case reaches long-awaited milestone

Florida vigilante gets first look at the potential jurors who’ll decide if he murdered Trayvon…

By Aaron Morrison

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Nelson Mandela Remains in Serious Condition

Family asks for continued thoughts and prayers for the 94-year-old former leader

Recurring lung infection hospitalized South African hero on Saturday.

By Aaron Morrison

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Woman in Iconic Gordon Parks Photo Honored

Photo captured the casual nature of Jim Crow era segregation

Joanne Wilson received a gift color print at foundation’s annual awards gala in New York…

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Woman Arrested for Mailing Poisonous Letters to Obama, Bloomberg

How dare she pass it off to someone else?

Texas woman allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to lawmakers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Man Who Fathered 22 Kids by 14 Different Women Can’t Pay Child Support

State pays over $7K a month to support man's children

Tennessee man could face jail time over failure to pay child support for 22 kids

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Unemployment Rate Went Up in May

Analysts say the sequester may be affecting the new numbers

Unemployment numbers for blacks spike again

By Makkada B. Selah

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Smithsonian Hosts Black Women’s Hair Forum

Few discussions are of greater interest to African American women, says museum director

Panel discussion on natural versus chemically-straightened hair is free and open to the public.

By Aaron Morrison

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Miguel’s Rep Insists That he Practiced his Jump Twice

Now it's a matter of who should accept blame if this suit goes forward

Should producers of the Billboard Award share responsibility if the suit proceed?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Remy Hair Heists on the Rise

The cuticles in Remy hair are kept intact, and so the hair looks natural

A competitive underground market for hair extensions emerges

By Makkada B. Selah

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Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’

Judge was a frontrunner for the Supreme Court under George W. Bush in 2005

Federal judge allegedly makes racist statements at lecture about the death penalty

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Paris, Tries to Commit Suicide

The Jackson family is embroiled in a civil suit with AEG Live

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tries to overdose on pills

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm

Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…

By Darren Sands

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

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Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination

Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government

Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…

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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

By Aaron Morrison

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Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’

The ex-officers who are charged in beating face up to a year in jail if convicted

Houston police chief says officers did not follow proper procedure

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Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’

Interracial couples in America are on the rise

General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate

'The View' personality and her husband are using a surrogate to add to the family

Are you surprised she is using a surrogate to have a baby?

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants

Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice

Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints

By Makkada B. Selah

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Feds: Blacks Have Been Singled-Out for Weed Arrests

Racial disparity in arrests grew steadily over the last decade, data shows

In some states, African Americans were as much as eight times more likely to be…

By Aaron Morrison

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George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin “Fight” Video

Jury selection for Zimmerman's trial begins June 10

Zimmerman lawyer backtracks on statement he made about Trayvon Martin

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Jermaine Dupri May Lose So So Def Music

Dupri founded the So So Def label in Atlanta, Georgia

Dupri could lose rights to music if he doesn’t pay off a loan

By Makkada B. Selah

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"Criminal Minds" Actor Shemar Moore Launches Kickstarter Campaign And Commits To Matching Funds

Actor Shemar Moore Accused of Assault

Moore also accuses the woman of assaulting him

A house party at Shemar Moore’s turns ugly

By Makkada B. Selah

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Virginia School Board Member Sends Racist Michelle Obama Emails

School board members say they have received similar emails in the past

Va. School Board member may lose job over racist emails

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Marvin Junior, Lead Singer of the Dells, Passes Away at 77

Marvin Junior's career spanned 57 years

The lead singer for the pioneering R & B group The Dells passes away

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Harvard Law Student Graduates at 22

There is no age requirement for admission to Harvard Law

Cortlan Wickliff will be one of the youngest to graduate from Harvard Law

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami Police Put 14-Year-Old in Choke Hold for ‘Dehumanizing Stares’

Police said the 14 year old was giving officers 'dehumanizing stares'

14-year-old arrested over Memorial Day weekend in Miami

By Makkada B. Selah

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Racists Hate Cheerios’ New Interracial Commercial

Anti-racial mixing messages forces cereal maker to disable YouTube comments

General Mills had to disable comments on its YouTube channel because of hateful, anti-racial mixing…

By Aaron Morrison

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Universities Slipping On Income-Based Diversity

Giving poor students a leg up in admissions is expensive for public institutions

If the Supreme Court rules against affirmative action next month, achieving diversity could grow tougher.

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U.S.-Run South African Fund Collapses

Public filings indicate troubles could cost American taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

Mismanagement and unchecked corruption spelled the end for a post-apartheid initiative.

By Aaron Morrison

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Miguel’s Legdrop on Fan May Cost Him Some Money

The fan that the singer inadvertently kicked in the head, Khyati Shah, is considering legal action

Should Miguel be sued for his accidental kick?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Evelyn Lozada Finally Goes to a High School Prom!

Lucky 19-year-old, Anthony Nelson, gets to take the reality TV star as his date

Reality TV star states that going to the prom was something she wasn’t able to…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Harlem Woman Claims She Got Herpes from Rihanna’s MAC Lipstick

Concert-goer says she hopes lawsuit will influence the company to "be more sanitary in the future"

Have you tried RiRi Woo lipstick?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Are Racism and PTSD Linked?

New research shows exposure to racism has long-lasting psychological effects

In new diagnosis manual, PTSD and racism are linked

By Makkada B. Selah

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Busta Rhymes Sued by L.A. Recording Studio

Busta was billed about $2K per recording session

Busta Rhymes allegedly stiffed recording studio $70K

By Makkada B. Selah

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Oprah Winfrey All Set to Address Harvard Grads

Forbes listed the media mogul as the 11th most powerful woman in the world last year

The elite university’s president calls Winfrey one of the great American success stories.

By Aaron Morrison

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More Working Moms Bringing Home the Bacon

Less than a third of Americans think this is a good for society

The number of women who make more than their spouses has hit a milestone.

By Aaron Morrison

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Harvard’s First Black Dean to Step Down

Evelynn Hammonds says Harvard officials did not ask her to step down

Evelynn Hammonds will remain on the faculty and will lead a new program on race…

By Aaron Morrison

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Chris Brown’s Hit-and-Run May Place Him in Prison

If prosecutors believe what's being reported, they could haul him into court

Does Chris Brown have anger issues?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Judge: Trayvon Martin’s Past Not Relevant For Trial

Defense's request for a trial delay is also denied

Trayvon Martin’s social media postings, suspension records, and toxicology report cannot be used during trial…

By Aaron Morrison

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50 Cent Pays for Horse-Drawn Carriage for D’aja Robinson’s Funeral

The rapper and business owner opens his wallet to help pay for the funeral of the unintended victim of gunshot fire

Why isn’t something like this big news in media?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NYC Has Nation’s Largest Bike Sharing Program

Fifteen thousand bikers are signed up for New York's program, transportation official says

Citi Bike debuted with 6,000 bikes spread around at 300 stations and plans a significant…

By Aaron Morrison

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Boston Marathon Winner Donates Medal To Victims

Ethiopian runner pledges to return to next year's marathon

“Sport should never be used as a battleground,” says Ethiopian athlete Lelisa Desisa, during a…

By Aaron Morrison

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Dental Industry Fights Over Teeth Whitening

Licensed dentists report making $25,000 annually on the service

Entrepreneurs argue that dental regulatory boards have set up unfair barriers to the industry.

By Aaron Morrison

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Man Tries to Open Exit Door During Flight

One passenger put the suspect in a choke hold while others helped to restrain him

An Air Alaska flight interrupted when a man tries to open plane’s emergency exit

By Makkada B. Selah

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Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught

Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March

Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins

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Black Churches Struggle in Harlem Under Gentrification

Tourists fill the balconies of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, while pews for members go empty

Membership and tithing drop at Harlem churches

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Black Spanish Teacher Fired for Using the Word ‘Negro’ in Class

Negro is the word for the color "black" in Spanish

Do you think the word “negro” is offensive?

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters

In the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma, the NAACP investigated disaster preparedness among African-Americans

NAACP’s report shows blacks are more often displaced after disasters

By Makkada B. Selah

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Bullied Queens Girl Hangs Herself

The school, IS 109, has a history of harassment back to at least 2010 and earned a “C” for its school environment in the city's 2012 progress reports

Do you think anyone will be held accountable?

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Evander Holyfield to Surrender Driver’s License Over Nonsupport

Holyfield defaulted on his payment plan

Former boxing champ owes over $300K in back child support

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos

America's "toughest sheriff" plans to appeal judge's ruling

Do you think he’s a racist?

By Aaron Morrison

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Illinois House Approves Carry of Concealed Guns

Proposal faces stiff opposition from Chicago politicians

Illinois is the only state in the nation that bans residents from carrying concealed weapons.

By Aaron Morrison

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Pennsylvania Woman Stabs Husband-to-Be on Their Wedding Day

Groom dies the day he's supposed to get married

Woman allegedly could not believe her fiance was dead

By Makkada B. Selah

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The 50th Anniversary of the African Union: Has it Lived Up to its Promise?

President of Ghana says Africans have the responsibility to 'be each other's keeper'

President of Ghana says the African Union is serving the continent

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cost of Obamacare Insurance Premiums in California Revealed

California has the highest number of uninsured residents

California’s Obamacare premiums announced

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised

A visitor found an image of "Little Black Sambo"

The family is shocked and dismayed by the discovery of graffiti on actor’s grave

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2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed

Student bodies have become poorer and more heavily black and Latino, study finds.

Report warns of a widening gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.

By Aaron Morrison

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Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth

Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Columbus, Ohio among the growing cities

Marriages and births are down, but densely populated locales are experiencing an unexpected population boom.

By Aaron Morrison

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Mary J. Blige Hit With $3.4M Tax Lien

Singer owes substantial amounts for the last three tax years

A representative says the Grammy Award winning singer is working with a new team to…

By Aaron Morrison

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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