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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 Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family in Letter Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at Age 34 First Black Italian Cabinet Minister Bombarded With Racial Slurs Man Kicked Out of Harlem Church Near Death in ICU Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List George Zimmerman Waives Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Another Seizure, Released Earlier Today Jermaine Jackson Headed to Jail for Missing $30K in Child Support Payments RadioShack And Beats By Dr. Dre Partner On New Campaign With Robin Thicke Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low Chris Tucker Sells L.A. Mansion, Collects $1Million Profit Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface NC Racist, Who Shot Up Outback Steakhouse, on Trial for Murder Congratulations! Michael Jordan Gets Hitched Again Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested for DWI in New York Women Shot in Chris Dorner Manhunt Receive 4.2 Million 7th Grade Girl Beats Up Male Middle School Teacher OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery How Russell Westbrook Tore His Meniscus [Video] John Boehner’s Daughter Set to Wed Jamaican-Born Rasta Arrests Made in Virginia State University Hazing Deaths Southwest Cuts 300 Atlanta Airtran Workers Arrest Finally Made After Trina’s Brother Gunned Down Nick Cannon Named Honorary Chair of the Kidney Walk Wisconsin Jails More Black Men Than Any State in USA Rapper R. Prophet Beaten By Police in Kentucky Beyoncé Bans Professional Photographers From World Tour Inmate Fathers 4 Kids With Prison Guards, Makes $16k a Month in Jail Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards Republican Newsletter Jokes About Killing Pro-Obamacare GOPers Florida Woman Crashes Car into Target DMX Upset With Oprah After Iyanla Vanzant Interview Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested Lauryn Hill Faces Eviction as her Sentencing Nears NJ Woman Suing CVS for $1M Over Racist Receipt Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection Are Michael Jackson’s Kids Really His? Trayvon Martin’s Parents Pen Letter to Family of Boston Bombing Victim Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose Indiana Sorority Girls Throw Homeless-Themed Party 13-Year-Old Saves Life of Father With CPR Rev. Al Sharpton Comments on CNN False Arrest Statements Montana Football Star Takes Special Needs Student to Prom Too Gruesome: NY Daily News Edits Boston Marathon Photos Is Blanket Michael Jackson’s Only Biological Child? Race Plays a Factor in the Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell Black Teenager Dies After Game of ‘Punching Tag’ Buffalo Bills Player Stevie Johnson Comments on North Korea Chicago Teen Speaks Out Against Gun Violence Kim Zolciak Accuses Kandi Burrus of Suing for Publicity Purposes Mariah Huq Regrets ‘Married to Medicine’ Brawl Coolio Arrested For Attacking His Baby’s Mother Bombing Reported at Boston Marathon Site Black Passengers Sue U.S. Airways for Discrimination Keep Them Up! Louisiana Town Bans Sagging Pants Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets Kim Porter Fires Back at Nanny Who Accused Her of Drugging Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI AKAs Accused of Witness Tampering in Hazing Case Georgia Governor Refuses to Laud Town’s First Integrated Prom Melissa Harris-Perry Hits Back at Critics Over New Ad Black Doctor Withdraws as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker Handlers of Circus Elephant Offer $32,000 For Capture of Shooter Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago Rand Paul Clashes With Student During Speech At Howard University Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Sues Drake and W.i.P. News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox Network Off Air Over Aereo Dispute Man Pulls Out BB Gun as Obama’s Motorcade Passes Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad Michael Clarke Duncan’s Sister to Investigate Omarosa Over Will Philly Man Stiffed for Missing Girl’s Reward Money Mike Tyson Asks Obama to Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson Chris Brown Back in Court, Ordered to Return in June Wesley Snipes Released From Prison Man Arrested After Beating Daughters With Cable Wire for ‘Twerking’ Obama Budget Proposal to Cut Social Security Scottsboro Boys Pardoned by Alabama Legislature Magic Johnson Opens Up on Support for Gay Son Cops Catch Gang Members Through Facebook and Twitter Posts Pastor Claims Obama is Racist Because Mother ‘Hated Being White’ Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued for a Fifth Time Want to Intern for Diddy? Charity Buzz Offers you the Chance for a Price Black Fox News Contributor: “Poverty Can Feel A Little Comfortable” MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity Do You Agree? Dr. Ben Carson Calls White Liberals Racist AEG Live to Bring Up Michael Jackson’s Past, Drug Addiction in Lawsuit Soledad O’Brien Signs Off of CNN New York Politicians Arrested For Trying to Rig Mayoral Election Georgia Town Requires Households to Own Gun Two Pregnant Women’s Violent Fight Ends Tragically 100 Percent of Chicago Urban Prep Graduates College-Bound GOP Warns of ‘Fake’ Gay Marriages by Straight People for Benefits 4-Year Old Girl Fatally Shot in Car in Miami Members of En Vogue Battle Over Legal Rights to Group’s Name Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students Singer Prince to be Called as Witness in Michael Jackson Case? Diddy to Host WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey Fresh Prince’s Original “Aunt Viv” Agrees to Reunion Michael Jordan Files Countersuit Against Alleged Baby Mama Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment Lil Wayne: ‘I’ve Had a Bunch of Seizures’ Michigan Radio Station Bans Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s Music A Look at the Life of Fantasia Barrino … in Quotes Whitney’s Sister-in-Law Pat Houston Has Suicide Scare Network Wars: NBC Bans Ann Curry from Tweeting Sympathy to ABC’s Robin Roberts? Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer for Black Men Real Housewives Drama! Kordell Stewart to Divorce Porsha Stewart Reports Claim Current NFL Player Plans to Reveal He’s Gay George Zimmerman’s Brother Tweets that Blacks are ‘Risky’ Central African Republic President Overthrown by Rebels Abortion Rate 4x Higher Amongst Black Teens [Study] Shocking! Georgia Baby Shot Dead in Stroller by Two Teens Delta Sigma Theta Hazing Investigation Heats Up at FAMU Black Woman Techie Fired After Outing Sexist Jokesters at Conference Arrest Warrant Issued for Rapper Gucci Mane Rihanna Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Stalker Starbucks CEO Says ‘Sell Your Stock’ if You’re Anti- Gay Marriage Rihanna Visits Chicago High School Students Deadbeat Dad Busted After Flaunting Wads of Cash on Facebook ATL Security Guard Goes to Jail After Melee in the Mall Tony Bennett Rages Against Assault Weapons in Harlem Shocking! Philly Gunman Traps Men in Chinese Takeout Spot Meet Ron Finley, the Los Angeles “Guerilla Gardener” Bobby Brown Serves His Shortest Jail Sentence Ever In 29 States It’s Legal to Fire Employees for Being Gay ‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82 Omarosa Sues LaToya Jackson Over Remarks on Late Fiance’s Death After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White? Publishing, Record Companies Fight Over Aaliyah’s Music Rihanna’s 10 Tour Buses Stopped, Weed Found Michael Baisden Gets ‘Locked Out’ of His Syndicated Radio Show California Attorney General Kamala Harris Talks Trafficking in Our ‘Impact Players Series’ Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued Over Alleged Meth Sex Parties Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher’s Stepson Pres. Obama Says Michelle Obama Pulled a Beyonce and “Upgraded Him” Malcolm X’s Grandson Speaks: ‘They Drew Guns on My Mom and Me’ Michael Jordan Paternity Suit is Dropped Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve Lil Wayne Released From Hospital After Health Scare Chicago Murders Breakdown: A 20-Year Look Let’s Make it Official: Tiger Woods Says He’s Dating Lindsey Vonn Satan Character in Film Bears Striking Resemblance of President Obama The Disparity Between School and Prison Investment in Chicago

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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?

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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

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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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Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family in Letter

Do you think the apology came too late?

Rapper Lil Wayne has come to his senses and apologized to Emmett Till’s family for…

By Michael Smith

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at Age 34

Kriss Kross is best known for their hit 1992 song "Jump"

CBS Atlanta is reporting that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly from the group Kriss Kross was…

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First Black Italian Cabinet Minister Bombarded With Racial Slurs

Cecile Kyenge was born in the Congo

Italy’s race problem rears its ugly head with appointment of black cabinet minister

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Man Kicked Out of Harlem Church Near Death in ICU

Disturbance occurred during a gospel performance

Drunken man severely injured when kicked out of Harlem church

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Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List

Experts say high unemployment and easy access to guns are a problem

Detroit is the most dangerous city in America, according to new study

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George Zimmerman Waives Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing

Accused killer would rather take a chance with a jury than to face a judge regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s murderer has decided to take his chances with a jury in waiving his…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Another Seizure, Released Earlier Today

Many are worried about the rapper's health

Wayne suffered a single seizure

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Jermaine Jackson Headed to Jail for Missing $30K in Child Support Payments

Jermaine Jackson is back in court for missing more than $30,000 in child support payments.

Just two years after trying to dodge nearly $100,000 in child support payments, Jermaine Jackson…

By Amber McKynzie

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RadioShack And Beats By Dr. Dre Partner On New Campaign With Robin Thicke

Make a qualifying purchase and receive a free remix

Will you make a purchase at Radio Shack to get the Robin Thicke remix?

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Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal

The bombing ignited the Civil Rights movement

Congress considering Congressional Medal for 1963 Alabama church bombing victims

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Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger

The local chapter of the NAACP has called for Platko's removal

Gloria Platko, white woman township clerk, caught on tape making racial slur

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Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low

Experts say that preschool is in a "state of emergency"

The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for preschool funding

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Tucker Sells L.A. Mansion, Collects $1Million Profit

After waiting two years, Chris Tucker finally sells his L.A. mansion.

While the market is still not what it used to be, Chris Tucker finally sold…

By Amber McKynzie

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Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface

Asian fraternity was jamming to "Suit and Tie"

Fraternity says they aren’t racist for wearing Blackface

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NC Racist, Who Shot Up Outback Steakhouse, on Trial for Murder

Gamez gunned down black male teenagers

Gabriel James Gamez said he planned to “kill “n*ggers on their high horse”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Congratulations! Michael Jordan Gets Hitched Again

There were fireworks after the ceremony

Michael Jordan marries former model Yvette Prieto

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Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested for DWI in New York

Jeffrey Wright was arrested for DWI and booked in New York precinct.

Actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for a DWI after being pulled over for a traffic…

By Amber McKynzie

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Women Shot in Chris Dorner Manhunt Receive 4.2 Million

A mother and daughter were injured

Women who were shot at by LAPD receive financial settlement

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7th Grade Girl Beats Up Male Middle School Teacher

Fight occurred in one of Oakland's toughest schools

Substitute teacher and middle school girl come to blows

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

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How Russell Westbrook Tore His Meniscus [Video]

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly may be responsible for Russell Westbrook's meniscus tear.

Check out the video of the play.

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John Boehner’s Daughter Set to Wed Jamaican-Born Rasta

Boehner's daughter Lindsay lives in Hollywood, Florida

Daughter of Speaker of the House to wed in May

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Arrests Made in Virginia State University Hazing Deaths

Virginia State University is a historically black college outside of Richmond

Two VSU students drowned in hazing ritual

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Southwest Cuts 300 Atlanta Airtran Workers

Southwest owns Airtran Airways

Airtran lays off workers in Atlanta

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Arrest Finally Made After Trina’s Brother Gunned Down

Miami authorities finally make arrest after Trina's brother was gunned down Tuesday morning.

Police finally make arrest after Trina’s brother was murdered Tuesday morning.

By Amber McKynzie

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Nick Cannon Named Honorary Chair of the Kidney Walk

After a brief scare last year with the condition of his kidneys, the actor takes a role in awareness of this organ

Cannon brings more awareness to the cause that almost took his life.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wisconsin Jails More Black Men Than Any State in USA

1 out of 8 black men in Wisconsin are in state prison or jail

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee uncovered the amount of black men incarcerated…

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Rapper R. Prophet Beaten By Police in Kentucky

Police claim rapper was resisting arrest.

Do you think it was an excessive beating?

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Beyoncé Bans Professional Photographers From World Tour

Beyoncé puts her foot down, and says no photographers during her world tour.

Annoyed with unflattering press photos, Beyoncé has told all professional photographers not to bother coming…

By Amber McKynzie

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Inmate Fathers 4 Kids With Prison Guards, Makes $16k a Month in Jail

Inmate accused of smuggling also fathered children by female officers.

After a rigorous investigation, several Maryland correction officers were charged with drug trafficking and money…

By Sasha King

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Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight

Rapper Trina's brother, William "Gonk" Bain, was gunned down in Miami in broad daylight by a "friend."

Friends described him as a “good kid”

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Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards

Young Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, partakes in a dance off to celebrate the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Quvenzhané Wallis becomes more than just the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Republican Newsletter Jokes About Killing Pro-Obamacare GOPers

Obamacare calls for the expansion of Medicaid

Arkansas GOP newsletter threatens lawmakers with bodily harm

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Florida Woman Crashes Car into Target

A driving lesson gone wrong

Elderly woman crashes car through front door of Target store

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DMX Upset With Oprah After Iyanla Vanzant Interview

DMX seeking legal action against OWN for slanderous interview.

DMX ready to take legal action against Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network for “set up” interview.

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Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested

Bynum had a warrant out for her arrest

Popular television evangelist spends the night in jail

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Lauryn Hill Faces Eviction as her Sentencing Nears

Things are not looking good for The Fugees member

Will Lauryn Hill ever get out of her troubles?

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NJ Woman Suing CVS for $1M Over Racist Receipt

CVS did not fire the employee

Woman reportedly receives receipt with racial slur

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Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus

The suspect has been arrested

Two Livingstone students recovering after being attacked

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Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection

Illegal butt injections can be lethal

Woman’s quest for bigger butt ends tragically

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Are Michael Jackson’s Kids Really His?

There has been some question about the paternity of Michael Jackson's kids since 2009

MJ’s mom reportedly worried about Debbie Rowe spilling the beans

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Pen Letter to Family of Boston Bombing Victim

The 8-year old Boston Marathon bombing victim was said to have created art work in support of Trayvon

Trayvon’s parents reach out to family of bombing victim

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Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose

Rose has still not returned from a torn ACL

Bulls guard Derrick Rose has still not returned from an injury he suffered last postseason.

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Indiana Sorority Girls Throw Homeless-Themed Party

One sign read: "Will Twerk for food"

Sorority girls in Indiana make fun of the homeless

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13-Year-Old Saves Life of Father With CPR

Shardae Simmonds was only 10 years old when she first learned how to perfrom CPR.

Life saving actions was taught three years before.

By Sasha King

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Rev. Al Sharpton Comments on CNN False Arrest Statements

Media cited a "dark-skinned male" as perpetrator

Was King wrong in announcing that?

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Montana Football Star Takes Special Needs Student to Prom

Montana's Central High School football star courts special needs student to the prom.

Montana special needs student asks star high school football player to court her to the…

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Too Gruesome: NY Daily News Edits Boston Marathon Photos

Competing news outlet outraged by misrepresentation of the tragedy.

The New York Daily News is being criticized for editing a photo that is in…

By Sasha King

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Is Blanket Michael Jackson’s Only Biological Child?

The mud-slinging is just starting in this $40 billion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against AEG

Were Prince and Paris fathered by another man other than Michael Jackson?

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Race Plays a Factor in the Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Reports from employees claims white patients were treated better

If you are not familiar with the Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial, here are the facts.…

By Sasha King

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Black Teenager Dies After Game of ‘Punching Tag’

Warn your kids about this game.

High school freshman went unconscious on the floor of the school’s cafeteria

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Buffalo Bills Player Stevie Johnson Comments on North Korea

Controversy in North Korea gets varying response from spectators.

The controversy in North Korea has been on everyone’s minds of late.

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Chicago Teen Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

Friend of Hadiya Pendleton relives the incident that took her life and left him injured.

The memory of Hadiya Pendleton is not too far from the mind of Lawrence Sellers.…

By Sasha King

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Kim Zolciak Accuses Kandi Burrus of Suing for Publicity Purposes

Former friends and cast-mates are suing each other

What’s the reality of these lawsuits between Kandi and Kim Zolciak?

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Mariah Huq Regrets ‘Married to Medicine’ Brawl

'How does a business woman stoop to such a level?' she asks

Mariah Huq takes to her blog to talk about how ‘ashamed’ she is

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Coolio Arrested For Attacking His Baby’s Mother

He is the latest artist caught up in domestic violence charges

Will this trend of rappers behaving badly ever end?

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Bombing Reported at Boston Marathon Site

More updates to come.

Video and photos are being spread of the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line…

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Black Passengers Sue U.S. Airways for Discrimination

Do you think first-class passengers should be expected to dress a certain way?

Two black men think they were treated differently because of race

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Keep Them Up! Louisiana Town Bans Sagging Pants

The ACLU claims the move is unconstitutional

Louisiana parish says ‘Pull ‘em up!’

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Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

Firing range targets bore the likeness of Trayvon Martin

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Kim Porter Fires Back at Nanny Who Accused Her of Drugging

Kim Porter and Sean "Diddy" Combs are the parents of twin girls

Sources say allegations against Diddy’s baby mother aren’t true

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Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI

Hart reportedly admitted that he was drunk

Comedian popped for driving drunk

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AKAs Accused of Witness Tampering in Hazing Case

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded at Howard University

Judge says sorority is using scare tactics to keep potential witnesses away

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Georgia Governor Refuses to Laud Town’s First Integrated Prom

Blacks and whites attend separate proms in Wilcox, Georgia

Georgia governor wants to “remain neutral” on segregated proms

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Melissa Harris-Perry Hits Back at Critics Over New Ad

Melissa Harris-Perry thinks it takes a village to raise a child

MSNBC talk show host defends herself against Republican critics

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Black Doctor Withdraws as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker

Dr. Carson has been a vocal critic of President Obama

Dr. Benjamin Carson, famed neurosurgeon, will no longer speak at Hopkins’ commencement

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Handlers of Circus Elephant Offer $32,000 For Capture of Shooter

Carol, an Asian elephant who performs with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was shot once in the neck by an assailant in a vehicle in Tupelo, Miss.Animal is recovering in Springfield, Miss., reports say

Animal is recovering in Springfield, Miss., reports say

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Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago

First Lady holds back tears in front of Chicago crowd.

Mrs. Obama urges business leaders to support fight against gun violence.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rand Paul Clashes With Student During Speech At Howard University

Republican politician attempts to sway black voters to support GOP.

Man interrupts Paul during speech with a banner that said university does not support “white…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Sues Drake and W.i.P.

Patrick Strickland sues for unspecified damages for injuries he sustained at the New York nightclub

When will the lawsuits end in this case?

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News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox Network Off Air Over Aereo Dispute

Media conglomerate threatens to make Fox paid subscription in light of legal dispute.

Online service Aereo under fire by TV industry, which sees it as a threat to…

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Man Pulls Out BB Gun as Obama’s Motorcade Passes

Man brought into custody after pulling out BB gun during President's Connecticut visit.

Obama was in Connecticut to meet with families who lost loved ones during the Sandy…

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Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad

Police say Grandma bought grandson a new red car and tatts for shooting granddad in the back on the way to his dialysis appointment

64 year old grandmother allegedly conspires with grandson to kill grandad

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Sister to Investigate Omarosa Over Will

Duncan's sister accuses fiance of taking advantage of actor's health.

Judy Duncan investigates how Omarosa became main beneficiary of actor’s will.

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Philly Man Stiffed for Missing Girl’s Reward Money

Man says calls and email to City Hall have gone unanswered

Has the city of Philadelphia reneged on reward money it promised?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mike Tyson Asks Obama to Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was arrested for traveling with a white woman across state lines

Mike Tyson has joined the fight for a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Brown Back in Court, Ordered to Return in June

The domestic violence case is still in dispute over actual time the singer spent doing community service

Do you think Chris cooked the books?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Wesley Snipes Released From Prison

Snipes is no longer Inmate #43355-018

Wesley Snipes returns after serving jail time for tax evasion

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Man Arrested After Beating Daughters With Cable Wire for ‘Twerking’

The beating video received over 2 million views

Dayton, Ohio man arrested for child endangerment

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Obama Budget Proposal to Cut Social Security

President to release budget proposal that reduces increases in Social Security.

President Obama compromises with congressional Republicans by offering cuts to benefit programs.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Scottsboro Boys Pardoned by Alabama Legislature

The death penalty case involving nine black boys was first heard in Scottsboro, Alabama

Alabama legislature votes unanimously to pardon the Scottsboro Boys

By Makkada B. Selah

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Magic Johnson Opens Up on Support for Gay Son

Basketball legend says he knew son was gay before he told him.

Magic Johnson candidly speaks on son’s sexuality in exclusive interview with TMZ.

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Cops Catch Gang Members Through Facebook and Twitter Posts

Who needs a forensic team when you have social media?

NYPD arrest 63 gang bangers by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Pastor Claims Obama is Racist Because Mother ‘Hated Being White’

Pastor says president rejects white heritage because his mother hated being white.

Jesse Lee Peterson says Obama is evil, a socialist and possibly a Muslim.

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued for a Fifth Time

Former voice of Elmo is accused of sexual impropriety yet again.

Kevin Kiadii says he and Clash had sex when he was 16-years-old.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Want to Intern for Diddy? Charity Buzz Offers you the Chance for a Price

Charitybuzz bidding chance to intern at Diddy's popular record label.

Once lucker bidder will get a chance to work alongside Diddy’s manager and learn about…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Black Fox News Contributor: “Poverty Can Feel A Little Comfortable”

Charles Payne criticizes U.S. assistance programs on Fox News' "Cavuto on Business."

Payne’s commentary echoes a political trend to stigmatize public assistance.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity

Karen Finney joins Melissa Harris-Perry as the only two black female weekend anchors.

Finney’s appointment comes after MSNBC was criticized for its lack of diversity.

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Do You Agree? Dr. Ben Carson Calls White Liberals Racist

Airs views on the Mark Levin show

John Hopkins University neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson had some strong comments to make about white…

By Sasha King

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AEG Live to Bring Up Michael Jackson’s Past, Drug Addiction in Lawsuit

Concert promoter to defend itself in Michael Jackson wrongful death case.

AEG will reportedly bring up Jackson’s past molestation charges and drug addiction as a defense.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Soledad O’Brien Signs Off of CNN

Her show, 'Starting Point,' has ended after just one year

Is there a ‘blackout’ going on at CNN?

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New York Politicians Arrested For Trying to Rig Mayoral Election

Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran were arrested by FBI agents early Tuesday morning.

The pair allegedly bribed other politicians to get Smith on Republican mayoral ballot.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Georgia Town Requires Households to Own Gun

Small town in Georgia passes bill that requires every head of household to own gun.

People with disabilities, felons, and those who oppose gun ownership based on religious doctrine are…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Two Pregnant Women’s Violent Fight Ends Tragically

The man who was caught in the middle of the fight bragged about their rivalry

Two Houston women fought over a man; one was seriously injured

By Makkada B. Selah

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100 Percent of Chicago Urban Prep Graduates College-Bound

Urban Prep is an all-male charter school that is predominately African-American

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago continues its tradition of excellence

By Makkada B. Selah

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GOP Warns of ‘Fake’ Gay Marriages by Straight People for Benefits

To date there is no evidence of widespread gay marriage fraud

Will straight people enter into fake gay marriages to obtain benefits?

By Makkada B. Selah

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4-Year Old Girl Fatally Shot in Car in Miami

Another child may have pulled the trigger

Another tragic loss from gun violence has occurred

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Members of En Vogue Battle Over Legal Rights to Group’s Name

Two original members awarded legal right to group's name.

Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis sued Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones for illegally touring under…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students

The bottom line is outweighing the value of an education

Aside from the teachers, those who will be most heavily affected are the students that…

By Sasha King

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Singer Prince to be Called as Witness in Michael Jackson Case?

Katherine Jackson's lawyers include Prince in long list of witnesses.

Prince reportedly has relevance in the case of Michael Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Diddy to Host WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey

Hip-Hop's King of New York gears up to bring the wrestling extravaganza to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

Will you watch Wrestlemania 29 because Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is hosting?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Fresh Prince’s Original “Aunt Viv” Agrees to Reunion

Janet Hubert is ready to mend.

After a publicized back and forth with talk show host Wendy Williams, Janet Hubert is…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Michael Jordan Files Countersuit Against Alleged Baby Mama

Jordan doesn't want alleged baby mama to get off the hook so easily

MJ says he wants alleged baby mama to pay for his court costs

By Makkada B. Selah

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Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment

Woman scammed co-op board that dead aunt was alive but couldn't have visitors

Woman scammed co-op board into believing her dead aunt was alive

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil Wayne: ‘I’ve Had a Bunch of Seizures’

Do you think the mix of drugs and him having epilepsy causes his seizures?

Time to quit the drugs Wayne!

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michigan Radio Station Bans Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s Music

Both rappers' complete body of work have been pulled out of station's rotation

A radio station censors Lil Wayne and Rick Ross

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A Look at the Life of Fantasia Barrino … in Quotes

Her responses to her major life events

Fantasia has seen some ups and downs living life in the spotlight.

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Whitney’s Sister-in-Law Pat Houston Has Suicide Scare

Pat Houston rushed to hospital after taking pill medication.

Houston says she took medication for her back, turned off her phone and fell asleep.

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Network Wars: NBC Bans Ann Curry from Tweeting Sympathy to ABC’s Robin Roberts?

Network allegedly prevents friendly tweet in fear of 'aiding the enemy.'

NBC executives allegedly tell Curry not to tweet health-stricken Roberts out of network competition.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Link Between Early Baldness and Prostate Cancer for Black Men

University of Pennsylvania researches black men and prostate cancer.

The University of Pennsylvania is the first study to look only at African American men.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Real Housewives Drama! Kordell Stewart to Divorce Porsha Stewart

Porsha Stewart no longer an Atlanta Housewife.

Sad news to report in the world of reality TV.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Reports Claim Current NFL Player Plans to Reveal He’s Gay

NFL gay rights discussion loud as ever.

Who could it be?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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George Zimmerman’s Brother Tweets that Blacks are ‘Risky’

Robert Zimmerman Jr. is suspected murderer George Zimmerman's older brother

Robert Zimmerman Jr. takes to Twitter to explain why blacks are natural born killers

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Central African Republic President Overthrown by Rebels

President Francois Bozize flees Central African Republic to undisclosed location.

Unraveled peace treaty forced the coup.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Abortion Rate 4x Higher Amongst Black Teens [Study]

Black women make up 13% of the population, but account for 30% of abortions.

The numbers are startling.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Shocking! Georgia Baby Shot Dead in Stroller by Two Teens

Two teens face criminal charges in shooting of 13-month-old baby.

The world is getting crazier by the day

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Delta Sigma Theta Hazing Investigation Heats Up at FAMU

Pledges allegedly had to do squats for long periods of time

FAMU Deltas in the hot seat over alleged hazing incident

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Woman Techie Fired After Outing Sexist Jokesters at Conference

The tech community is divided over Richards' firing

An outspoken black female software developer is fired

By Makkada B. Selah

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Rapper Gucci Mane

Rapper hits fan in the head with a champagne bottle.

A fan says Gucci Mane struck him while trying to get an autograph.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rihanna Gets Permanent Restraining Order Against Stalker

Crazed fan attempts to break into singer's L.A. home.

A court orders man to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna for three…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Starbucks CEO Says ‘Sell Your Stock’ if You’re Anti- Gay Marriage

Starbucks corporate leadership actively supports efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sticks to his guns on gay marriage

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rihanna Visits Chicago High School Students

Rihanna shows up five hours late to Chi-town high school.

School won the visit through the “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” contest.

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Deadbeat Dad Busted After Flaunting Wads of Cash on Facebook

Facebook has helped authorities figure out if someone is lying about their financial situation in the past

Christopher Robinson didn’t know authorities were checking his Facebook page

By Makkada B. Selah

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ATL Security Guard Goes to Jail After Melee in the Mall

Security guard made a name for himself as a no-nonsense crime fighter

Overzealous security guard goes to jail

By Makkada B. Selah

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Tony Bennett Rages Against Assault Weapons in Harlem

The singer is a native of Queens

86-year-old singer rallies people in Harlem on 125th Street

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shocking! Philly Gunman Traps Men in Chinese Takeout Spot

Police post video of the shooting on Youtube

Philly police seek public’s help in finding a gunman

By Makkada B. Selah

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Meet Ron Finley, the Los Angeles “Guerilla Gardener”

Finley is the founder of L.A. Green Grounds.

Ron Finley wants to help his community by changing the amount of young black children…

By Sasha King

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Bobby Brown Serves His Shortest Jail Sentence Ever

Only 9 hours served in an L.A. jail

Brown has a sketchy past when it comes to his drug and alcohol abuse.

By Sasha King

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In 29 States It’s Legal to Fire Employees for Being Gay

Lack of legal protection for gay Americans in the workforce.

It’s technically legal for employers to place job ads that read, “Gays need not apply.”…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

Famed author of internationally renowned book passes away.

Achebe died following a brief illness, said his agent, Andrew Wylie.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Omarosa Sues LaToya Jackson Over Remarks on Late Fiance’s Death

The two 'Celebrity Apprentice' divas square off.

LaToya Jackson accuses Omarosa of pulling the plug on late fiance Michael Clarke Duncan.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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After CNN Dumped Martin and Soledad, Is Cable News Becoming Too White?

Cable news appears to be white-washed, say critics.

Commentators criticize CNN and MSNBC for lack of diversity on anchor line-up.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Publishing, Record Companies Fight Over Aaliyah’s Music

Publishing company claims record label is illegally selling singer's music.

Reservoir Media Management claims to own rights to Aaliyah’s platinum albums, “One in A Million,”…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rihanna’s 10 Tour Buses Stopped, Weed Found

Ten of singer's tour buses were stopped on the road for marijuana.

Rihanna was not on any of the tour buses at the time of the search.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Michael Baisden Gets ‘Locked Out’ of His Syndicated Radio Show

Negotiations weren't going well and after the radio announcer says farewell to his fans, Cumulus responds by locking out his staff

Can Baisden bounce back from this?

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Talks Trafficking in Our ‘Impact Players Series’

Harris discussed the issues she's encountering in relation to crime

The state’s first female Attorney General sat down with Reuters Impact Players host Robert Wolf…

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued Over Alleged Meth Sex Parties

Man claims Elmo puppeteer lured him to sex parties at 16 years old.

Sheldon Stephens says he and Clash began a sexual relationship after meeting at networking event.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Usher’s Stepson

Man pleads not guilty to reckless operation of a boat.

According to reports, Jeffery Simon Hubbard crashed into the boat that killed Kile Glover.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Pres. Obama Says Michelle Obama Pulled a Beyonce and “Upgraded Him”

President Obama opens up about family life alongside wife Michelle in April issue of 'Vogue' magazine.

Michelle Obama covers the April issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine, while her husband tells the publication…

By Amber McKynzie

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Malcolm X’s Grandson Speaks: ‘They Drew Guns on My Mom and Me’

Malcolm Shabazz says the FBI expressed concern over his 'international travels'

Malcolm X’s grandson speaks for the first time since his arrest in February

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jordan Paternity Suit is Dropped

Woman who claims Jordan fathered her son withdraws lawsuit.

Jordan’s lawyers say there was no settlement of money paid to Pamela Smith.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Black College Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

African-American college ballers are scoring in the classroom.

The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports conduct annual report.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Lil Wayne Released From Hospital After Health Scare

Rapper Mack Maine tweets that Wayne has returned home.

After reports suggesting he was on his death bed, rapper is released from hospital.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chicago Murders Breakdown: A 20-Year Look

A historical look at Chicago's violence.

When will it end?

By Sasha King

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Let’s Make it Official: Tiger Woods Says He’s Dating Lindsey Vonn

Announcement comes just weeks before The Masters tournament

Will this help him with his golf game?

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Satan Character in Film Bears Striking Resemblance of President Obama

History Channel film series "The Bible" casts controversial satan-Obama look alike.

Film producers have not commented on accusations that the character purposely resembles the president.

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The Disparity Between School and Prison Investment in Chicago

Higher expectations for African Americans to end up in prison

Funding is going to imprison kids and not educate them

By Sasha King

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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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