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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 Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone Homeless Teen Graduates as Valedictorian, Will Attend Spelman JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia International Airport Michelle Obama Makes No. 4 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ List Gospel Singer Files Suit Against McDonalds Over Chicken Sandwich U.S. Automakers Trim Traditional Summer Breaks Virginia Walmart Suspects White Father of Kidnapping Biracial Daughters 12-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed During Robbery Attempt Retailers Facing Backlash Over Factory Conditions Winning $590M Powerball Ticket Bought In Florida More Controversy! Obama Admin. Spied on a Fox News Reporter Not a Joke! Comedian Sinbad Files For Bankruptcy ‘The Root’s Managing Editor Resigns Anti-Gay Killing in Greenwich Village Called Hate Crime Pres. Obama Gives Rousing Morehouse College Commencement Address Singer Akon Ordered to Pay $5K a Month Child Support Dwayne Wade: ‘I Was Probably a Terrible Husband’ 75 Year Old Man Accused of Running Prostitution Ring in Senior Housing Father and Son to Graduate Morehouse Together Allen West Signs on as Fox News Contributor Beyonce Pregnant with Second Child Rihanna Sues British Retailer, Topshop, for $5M LisaRay McCoy to Appear on Another Reality Show Usher’s Former Nanny Files Suit for Unpaid Overtime Winnie Mandela Ordered to Sell Possessions to Pay Debt Wall Street Investment in Rental Properties Raises Concern 13 States Where Students Are Drowning in Student Loan Debt Blood Alcohol Limit: It Could be Lowered Soon Dr. Dre’s $70 Million USC Donation Seeks Innovators Another Italian Soccer Match Stopped Due to Racist Fans NFL Player LeSean McCoy’s Accuser ‘Had no Visible Injuries’ Chuck D to Receive an Honorary Doctorate from Adelphi Matthew Knowles Owes IRS More Than $1.2 Million in Back Taxes Malcolm X’s Grandson: Arrests Made in Killing Memphis School Cheating Architect Gets 7 Years O.J. Simpson To Ask Judge For New Las Vegas Trial Little Richard’s Childhood House Being Moved Bill Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured Kid President Speaks a Special Mother’s Day Message to Moms Everywhere Charles Ramsey Takes Rescue Story To D.C. Anthony Brown Launches Campaign for Maryland Governor Are U.S. Company Ads Getting More Racist? Student Debt Keeps the Young From Big Spending Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire Spelman and Morehouse Students Speak Out About Rape Allegations Who Pays the Higher Cost for Tax Evasion, Black or White Celebrities? Good News Friday: Spelman College Twins Become the School’s First Co-Valedictorians ATM Thieves Take $45 Million in Just Hours Boston Police Didn’t Know About FBI Warning on Tsarnaev Waffle House Brawl Gets Ugly When Employee Rips Co-Worker’s Hair Out Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Murdered Columbia University Football Player Charged with Hate Crime Rapper Eve Wants to Raise Color-Blind Kids Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey a Repeat Domestic Abuser? Lil Kim Sued for $15 Million by Former Business Partner Last Minute: Mississippi Man’s Execution Postponed Robin Roberts Is ‘Most Trusted’ TV News Personality New Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson Black Farmers Defend USDA Settlement After Critical New York Times Story Extended Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed from Taking Jobs Jason Collins Speaks on Regret of Hurting Former Girlfriend Chris Brown’s Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms Meet Charles Ramsey, Missing Ohio Teen’s Savior Politician Shot Dead While Drinking Beer on Beach Chicago Teen Shooting Victim Returns to School NFL’s Plaxico Burress Ponies Up Cash to Crash Victim Smartphone Thieves Beware Of “Kill Switch” Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly 911 Call Released Jay-Z Bids to Revamp Nassau Coliseum Magic Johnson is Latest Victim of L.A. Swatting Prank Fox News Host: ‘Is Malia Obama Going on Birth Control?’ Homeless Teen Earns Full Scholarship to College 16-Year-Old Charged with Felony for ‘Science Experiment’ Inappropriate? Teacher Buys Students ’50 Shades of Grey’ 16 Philly Residents Charged with Welfare Fraud Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List Brooklyn Apartment Building Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks Ex-NBA Player: Jason Collins is Making Black Men Look Bad

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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?

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Aja Brown,31, Wins Compton Mayoral Race

Brown wins mayorship by a landslide

City of Compton elects young, female mayor

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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…

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone

In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"

An upcoming hearing to determine if photos and texts can be used

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Homeless Teen Graduates as Valedictorian, Will Attend Spelman

Her advice: 'Do what you have to do right now so that you can have the future that you want'

Teen who lived in mother’s car and ‘went hungry sometimes’ excels in school

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JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia

JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia International Airport

Five daily nonstop flights between Boston and Philadelphia begin today

Starting today, JetBlue will serve Philadelphia International Airport with nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan Airport

By C. Daniel Baker

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Makes No. 4 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Mrs. Obama was right behind Melinda Gates

Michelle Obama named one of the World’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

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Gospel Singer Files Suit Against McDonalds Over Chicken Sandwich

The sandwich was allegedly purchased at the McDonalds near the World Trade Center

Brooklyn woman says she will never be the same

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Lessons on Customer Engagment from the Detroit Auto Show

U.S. Automakers Trim Traditional Summer Breaks

Major automakers speeding up production to meet growing demand for new cars and trucks

What do you think of this move?

By Aaron Morrison

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Virginia Walmart Suspects White Father of Kidnapping Biracial Daughters

The interracial couple has been married for ten years

Walmart shoppers think biracial daughters “don’t fit” with white father

By Makkada B. Selah

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12-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed During Robbery Attempt

"It's really a shame you can't even let your kids play outside," the mother said

Boy killed during a robbery attempt on the streets of New Jersey

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Retailers Facing Backlash Over Factory Conditions

Beyonce pushing swimsuit for H&M that is mass produced in Bangladesh

H&M says its leading an effort to hold factory owners accountable for unsafe facilities.

By Aaron Morrison

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Winning $590M Powerball Ticket Bought In Florida

Sunshine State has had more Powerball winners than any other state

For the sole winning ticket holder, the jackpot includes a nearly $376.9 million cash payment…

By Aaron Morrison

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More Controversy! Obama Admin. Spied on a Fox News Reporter

President may have a hard time defending assertion he's all for free press

Justice Department collected reporter’s phone records, tracked his movements and seized two days of personal…

By Aaron Morrison

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Not a Joke! Comedian Sinbad Files For Bankruptcy

It's the comedian's second time doing so

It’s ‘A Different World’ for Sinbad as he is now flat broke.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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‘The Root’s Managing Editor Resigns

No reason was given for the departure

Popular African-American news site ‘The Root’ loses a managing editor

By Makkada B. Selah

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Anti-Gay Killing in Greenwich Village Called Hate Crime

A suspect is in custody

Man killed in ‘liberal’ New York, simply for being gay

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Pres. Obama Gives Rousing Morehouse College Commencement Address

Obama tells newly-minted 'Morehouse men' there's "no time for excuses"

Obama addresses fatherhood, responsibility and good deeds

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Singer Akon Ordered to Pay $5K a Month Child Support

Akon makes seven different child support payments per month

Akon steps up to the plate and asks to pay child support

By Makkada B. Selah

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Dwayne Wade: ‘I Was Probably a Terrible Husband’

Dwayne Wade and Siovaughn Funches have been apart for 6 years

Is Dwayne Wade coming clean?

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75 Year Old Man Accused of Running Prostitution Ring in Senior Housing

A lack of adequate security is said to have contributed to the problem

Senior citizen accused of pimping senior citizen women

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Father and Son to Graduate Morehouse Together

President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse this weekend

A father and son will both be awarded bachelor degrees at Morehouse this weekend

By Makkada B. Selah

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Allen West Signs on as Fox News Contributor

Allen West served Florida in Congress until last fall

Is anyone surprised by this?

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Beyonce Pregnant with Second Child

Beyonce and Jay-Z already have a one year old daughter named Blue Ivy

Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting another bundle of joy

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Rihanna Sues British Retailer, Topshop, for $5M

Singer takes Arcadia Group to court over T-Shirts bearing her likeness without her permission

Will the fashionable singer win her case against European giant, Topshop

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LisaRay McCoy to Appear on Another Reality Show

She will be featured on the upcoming Oxygen reality show, 'Pastors of LA'

Will you tune in to see LisaRaye? The new LisaRaye with a preacher boyfriend?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Usher’s Former Nanny Files Suit for Unpaid Overtime

Usher's former nanny is suing for six-figures worth of unpaid overtime.

Usher’s former nanny is suing the R&B superstar for an undisclosed amount of money due…

By Amber McKynzie

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Winnie Mandela Ordered to Sell Possessions to Pay Debt

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a member of South Africa's parliament

Winnie Mandela owes a school in South Africa

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Wall Street Investment in Rental Properties Raises Concern

Fed allows banks to rent properties without trying to sell them

Government backed agencies are helping Wall Street fat cats buy housing

By Makkada B. Selah

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13 States Where Students Are Drowning in Student Loan Debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called on Congress to lower the interest rate on education debt

In 13 states, student loan delinquency rates soar

By Makkada B. Selah

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Blood Alcohol Limit: It Could be Lowered Soon

National safety board says fatalities have stalled under current level limit

National Transportation Safety Board recommends states cut the legal limit by one-third.

By Aaron Morrison

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Dr. Dre’s $70 Million USC Donation Seeks Innovators

California university will name business innovation academy after music producer

The first class of 25 students will kick off the program in fall 2014.

By Aaron Morrison

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Another Italian Soccer Match Stopped Due to Racist Fans

Black soccer player Mario Balotelli was acquired by AC Milan in February

What is it with Italy and racism?

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NFL Player LeSean McCoy’s Accuser ‘Had no Visible Injuries’

Woman was riding on a 'party bus' with LeSean McCoy and 15 other women

Woman says she was attacked on McCoy’s ‘party bus’

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Chuck D to Receive an Honorary Doctorate from Adelphi

The Public Enemy front man will also speak at the commencement ceremony

A Hip Hop elder receives his just due from the college he graduated from

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Matthew Knowles Owes IRS More Than $1.2 Million in Back Taxes

Matthew Knowles has become the latest celebrity on the IRS back-tax list.

Matthew Knowles owes IRS more than $1.2 million from the final years managing Beyonce’s career.

By Amber McKynzie

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Malcolm X’s Grandson: Arrests Made in Killing

After beating, Malcolm Shabazz left with fatal skull, jaw and rib fractures

Investigation reveals gruesome, troubling details of Malcolm Shabazz’s death.

By Aaron Morrison

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Memphis School Cheating Architect Gets 7 Years

Veteran teacher made more than $120,000 recruiting stand-ins to take credential tests

Veteran educator paid stand-ins to take credential tests for substitute teachers in Memphis.

By Aaron Morrison

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O.J. Simpson To Ask Judge For New Las Vegas Trial

Nevada judge agrees to hear arguments for retrial

Former football hero says the lawyer on his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping case was…

By Aaron Morrison

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Little Richard’s Childhood House Being Moved

Macon, Georgia plans to place a highway at the location

Little Richard’s childhood home will be moved instead of razed to make way for new…

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Bill Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard

Clinton mentions Obama in his speech

Former president advocates for cooperation in HU commencement speech

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Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured

Three suspects reportedly fled the scene

A second line parade in New Orleans on Mother’s Day disrupted by gunfire

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Kid President Speaks a Special Mother’s Day Message to Moms Everywhere

Kid President leaves a special message for moms "on behalf of kids everywhere."

Kid President, better known as Robby Novak, has 10 things to say to moms around…

By Amber McKynzie

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Charles Ramsey Takes Rescue Story To D.C.

Cleveland hero tells radio listeners how the heroic rescue almost didn't happen

Radio host flies Cleveland hero out for a whirlwind tour around the nation’s capital.

By Aaron Morrison

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Anthony Brown Launches Campaign for Maryland Governor

Weekend of events to include appearance with Gov. Martin O'Malley

Decorated army veteran would be the state’s first African American to hold the office.

By Aaron Morrison

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Are U.S. Company Ads Getting More Racist?

Tyler, The Creator inadvertently created one of the most racist ads in recent memory

Sadly, some of the ads are being created by young, African American artists.

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Student Debt Keeps the Young From Big Spending

Marriage, homes and car purchases delayed because of enormous debt burdens

Study finds young people without student loans buy homes and cars sooner, but make less…

By Aaron Morrison

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Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire

Parents upset because the school didn't immediately call the police

Two eighth grade girls set another girl’s hair on fire

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Spelman and Morehouse Students Speak Out About Rape Allegations

What do you think of the allegations?

News broke last week that four Morehouse students had been arrested in connection with two…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Who Pays the Higher Cost for Tax Evasion, Black or White Celebrities?

TheUrbanDaily.com dissects the consequences between black and White celebrities facing tax evasion.

In lieu of Lauryn Hill’s recent jail sentence for tax evasion, TheUrbanDaily.com looks at the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Good News Friday: Spelman College Twins Become the School’s First Co-Valedictorians

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner become Spelman College's first co-valedictorians.

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner become the first twin duo to take on the title of…

By Amber McKynzie

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ATM Thieves Take $45 Million in Just Hours

Law enforcement officials are calling it one of the largest cybercrime attacks ever committed

With computers and rigged ATM cards, network of bank robbers commit one of the largest…

By Aaron Morrison

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Boston Police Didn’t Know About FBI Warning on Tsarnaev

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings

Two law enforcement agencies failed to communicate about Tsarnaev threat

By Makkada B. Selah

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Waffle House Brawl Gets Ugly When Employee Rips Co-Worker’s Hair Out

It's not clear why the women were fighting

Four waitresses fight in a Waffle House

By Makkada B. Selah

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Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Murdered

It's not clear why Malcolm Shabazz was in Tiajuana, Mexico

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, mysteriously murdered in Mexico

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Columbia University Football Player Charged with Hate Crime

The football player is African-American

Columbia University football player accused of using racial slurs

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Rapper Eve Wants to Raise Color-Blind Kids

Eve is dating Maximillian Cooper

Eve wants her kids to be without racial bias

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey a Repeat Domestic Abuser?

Did anyone see this coming?

Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey has been revealed as a wife-beater by The Smoking Gun.

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Lil Kim Sued for $15 Million by Former Business Partner

Lil Kim's former business partner is suing her for $15 million for contract losses.

Lil Kim sued by ex-business partner after allegedly costing their company $15 million in a…

By Amber McKynzie

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Last Minute: Mississippi Man’s Execution Postponed

Justice Department offers to help state officials test for additional DNA evidence

What saved Manning’s life?

By Aaron Morrison

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Robin Roberts Is ‘Most Trusted’ TV News Personality

Reader's Digest has the Good Morning America Anchor at #12 on their “The 100 Most Trusted People in America” List

Everyone loves them some Robin Roberts

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New Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson

Wade Robson met Michael Jackson when he was 5 years old

Choreographer Wade Robson is seeking money from MJ estate for child molestation

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Farmers Defend USDA Settlement After Critical New York Times Story

Black farmers have been systematically discriminated against by the USDA in years past

Black Farmers speak out against New York Times article

By Makkada B. Selah

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Extended Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed from Taking Jobs

Some people got as many as 99 weeks of unemployment

Unemployment checks didn’t make people lazy, new study finds

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Jason Collins Speaks on Regret of Hurting Former Girlfriend

Regarding former WNBA player, Carolyn Moss, "I wish I would have told her the complete truth at that time"

Basketball player has second thoughts on breaking his former girlfriend’s heart

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Brown’s Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing

Smoke on the plane forces it to turn around

It seems as if Chris Brown just stays in the news

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms

African-African farm workers say they've been fired because of race and national origin

Southern farmers all but admit they’ve turned to the guest worker program because Mexicans expect…

By Aaron Morrison

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Meet Charles Ramsey, Missing Ohio Teen’s Savior

"I barbeque with this dude," Cleveland man says of neighbor suspected in kidnapping

Cleveland man says he had no idea his neighbor was keeping the women captive.

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Politician Shot Dead While Drinking Beer on Beach

Helmin Wiels' Pueblo Soberano party campaigns for independence from the Netherlands,

Caribbean politician shot dead while enjoying a beer

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Chicago Teen Shooting Victim Returns to School

Victim's cousin was killed in the same attack

Teen who survived shooting hopes to graduate

By Makkada B. Selah

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NFL’s Plaxico Burress Ponies Up Cash to Crash Victim

Plaxico Burress plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Burress forced to sell his home to pay crash victim

By Makkada B. Selah

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Smartphone Thieves Beware Of “Kill Switch”

Law enforcement agencies lean on smartphone makers to curb high rate of device theft

Have you been the victim of cell phone theft recently?

By Aaron Morrison

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly 911 Call Released

TMZ recently acquired the 911 call Chris Kelly's mother made Wednesday afternoon.

After saying goodbye to ’90s rapper, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, TMZ got a hold of…

By Amber McKynzie

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Jay-Z Bids to Revamp Nassau Coliseum

Jay-Z joins group of bidders to renovate Nassau Coliseum.

Jay-Z pitches Roc Nation as new developer for Nassau Coliseum.

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Magic Johnson is Latest Victim of L.A. Swatting Prank

Magic Johnson falls victim to L.A. swatting prank.

Yesterday afternoon, Magic Johnson was added to the long list of celebrity names recently swatted…

By Amber McKynzie

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Fox News Host: ‘Is Malia Obama Going on Birth Control?’

Malia Obama is in the ninth grade

Andrea Tantaros brings up the first daughter Malia’s sex life

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Homeless Teen Earns Full Scholarship to College

Homeless teen had a 3.9 grade point average

Homeless teen gets full ride to college

By Makkada B. Selah

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16-Year-Old Charged with Felony for ‘Science Experiment’

Critics wonder if a white student would have been charged with two felonies for a harmless experiment

Florida teen charged with two felonies for science experiment

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Inappropriate? Teacher Buys Students ’50 Shades of Grey’

The 14-year-old student asked to read '50 Shades of Grey' so the teacher went online and got it for him

Mother outraged after son gets erotic book from ninth grade teacher

By Makkada B. Selah

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16 Philly Residents Charged with Welfare Fraud

Ringleader was not on welfare but was a clerical worker at the welfare office

Conspirators received stolen money on welfare debit cards

By Makkada B. Selah

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Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

She has been living in Cuba since 1984 with political asylum

Will the authorities ever catch her?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Brooklyn Apartment Building Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks

Black applicants were allegedly told no apartments were available while white applicants were shown apartments

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn building investigated for discrimination

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ex-NBA Player: Jason Collins is Making Black Men Look Bad

Jason Collins is the first openly gay NBA player

Basketball Wives star Eric Williams slams Sports Illustrated and Jason Collins for ‘gay’ issue

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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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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