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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 Homeless Man Pretended to be Doctor, Lived in Hospital Amazing! 14 People ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV Rapper Tone Loc Collapses on Stage in Iowa Larry Holmes Hospitalized for High Blood Sugar Two Steubenville Ohio Teens Found Guilty of Rape Black Student in Texas Invited to KKK Party in His Honor Michael Jordan May be Ordered to Take Paternity Test Gov. Chris Christie Makes Racist Gaffe During Talk at Black Church First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Backlash for Vogue Cover (Again) London Couple Creates African Doll Line Inspired by Daughters Kobe Bryant Out Indefinitely After Spraining Ankle Tamar Braxton Announces First Child on Good Morning America Child Abuse Linked to Asthma in Black Women Model Jessica White Lands Reality Show with Style Network Barack Obama Attends Daughter Sasha’s Basketball Game Essence Magazine Founder Says he Doesn’t Regret Selling to Time Inc. Man Wrongly Convicted of Rape Released After 14 Years in Prison Frank Ocean Hit With Lawsuit Over Song Credit Chicago 6-Month-Old Dead After Being Shot Five Times The Growth of “Super-White” Majority Counties in Atlanta Michael Vick Signs up for Dog Training Classes Fake Bomber Gets Through Newark Airport Security Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings Kwame Kilpatrick Found Guilty in Federal Trial 16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Plain-Clothes Cops After Pointing Gun NRA Airs New Ad Aimed at Minorities Retired Boxer Tony Martin Shot and Killed in Philly Rev. Jesse Jackson Plans to Attend Hugo Chavez Funeral First Lady Books Adele and Beyonce for her 50th Birthday Black Man Wins $13 Million in Lawsuit After 13 Years of False Imprisonment Eyewitness Account Released in FAMU Hazing Death Lebron James’ ‘Save the Date’ Wedding Invitations Released Michael Jordan Applies for Florida Marriage License Man Charged in Massive Girl Scout Cookies Heist Republican Marco Rubio Quotes Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z on Senate Floor Bobbi Kristina Turns 20, Leaves Whitney Houston a Message Former Essence EIC Says She Was Forced Out by White Management AKAs Respond to Human Rights Lawsuit Woman Missing After Celebrating ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award Why Black Liberals Loved Hugo Chavez New York City Controversial Teen Pregnancy Posters Cause Uproar Chris Brown Blows Up on Valet Over Ten Dollars He’s Not Mine! Michael Jordan Dismisses Paternity Lawsuit

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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.

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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…

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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.…

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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.

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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…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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?

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.”…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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

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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.

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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.

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Chicago Murders Breakdown: A 20-Year Look

A historical look at Chicago's violence.

When will it end?

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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

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Homeless Man Pretended to be Doctor, Lived in Hospital

The homeless man was wearing scrubs, a lab coat and a surgical mask at the time of his discovery

Homeless man posed as doctor to live in Louisville hospital

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Amazing! 14 People ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV

Of 70 people in the study, 14 were "functionally-cured"

Doctors announce HIV breakthrough

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Rapper Tone Loc Collapses on Stage in Iowa

'Wild Thing' rapper collapses in Des Moines bar

Get well soon Tone!

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Larry Holmes Hospitalized for High Blood Sugar

Former Heavyweight Champion boxer was hospitalized and released after 2 days

When will we learn to take care of ourselves better?

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Two Steubenville Ohio Teens Found Guilty of Rape

The two football players sent images of the naked victim in text messages to friends

Two teens nailed for rape through social media found guilty

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Black Student in Texas Invited to KKK Party in His Honor

Mother thinks the students responsible for racist bullying aren't being adequately punished

Black junior high student bullied by whites

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Michael Jordan May be Ordered to Take Paternity Test

Pamela Smith claims she and Michael Jordan had a love child in 1996

A judge could tell Michael Jordan to let his DNA do the talking

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Gov. Chris Christie Makes Racist Gaffe During Talk at Black Church

Chris Christie's recent talk at a black church in New Jersey didn't go over too well

The school voucher debate heats up in New Jersey

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First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Backlash for Vogue Cover (Again)

First Lady is accused of being 'too glamorous' on new ritzy cover.

On the Huffington Post’s site, over 500 user comments can be seen critiquing the first…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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London Couple Creates African Doll Line Inspired by Daughters

Frustrated with lack of diversity, Nigerian couple creates African doll line.

The doll line represents 12 African nations and are programmed to speak several African languages.

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Kobe Bryant Out Indefinitely After Spraining Ankle

The Lakers star player says injury is worst in 16-year career.

Bryant severely sprains his ankle after missing a shot in a loss to the Atlanta…

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Tamar Braxton Announces First Child on Good Morning America

And she only has a few months to go.

“I have a love on top! I am pregnant!,” Tamar Braxton told GMA personality Lara…

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Child Abuse Linked to Asthma in Black Women

Study finds increase in asthma development in women with history of abuse.

In Black Women’s Health Study, nearly 30,000 with asthma admitted to being abused before the…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Model Jessica White Lands Reality Show with Style Network

Model Jessica White puts the runway on hold for a spot on reality television.

Jessica White is making her solo reality TV debut on her new show with Style…

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Barack Obama Attends Daughter Sasha’s Basketball Game

POTUS takes care of daddy duties last weekend.

Barack Obama completes daddy duties at younger daughter’s Sasha basketball game last weekend.

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Essence Magazine Founder Says he Doesn’t Regret Selling to Time Inc.

Co-founder Edward Lewis defends Time Inc. sale after criticisms from former editor.

Lewis, who sold Essence in 2005, said he would do it all over again if…

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Man Wrongly Convicted of Rape Released After 14 Years in Prison

Innocence Project finds DNA evidence to exonerate Johnny Williams.

Santa Clara University students and lawyers prove that DNA on a t-shirt did not belong…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Frank Ocean Hit With Lawsuit Over Song Credit

Man claims Grammy-winner did not give him proper credits.

Micah Otano says he co-created and co-owned Ocean’s song called “Lost.”

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Chicago 6-Month-Old Dead After Being Shot Five Times

Chicago gunman opens fire on father changing daughter's diaper.

The infant’s father, allegedly has a known gang affiliation.

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The Growth of “Super-White” Majority Counties in Atlanta

Could Atlanta soon suffer Detroit's fate?

White suburbs secede from Atlanta

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Michael Vick Signs up for Dog Training Classes

Vick turns a new leaf with his pets.

Has he fully changed?

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Fake Bomber Gets Through Newark Airport Security

Newark Airport TSA employees fail security test by letting fake bombers through a checkpoint.

Newark International Airport fails security test after their B1 checkpoint is unknowingly breached by a…

By Amber McKynzie

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Black School Districts in Philly Rocked by 23 School Closings

Mostly black kids will be affected by the closings

Philly school board closes several schools for “underperforming”

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Kwame Kilpatrick Found Guilty in Federal Trial

Kwame Kilpatrick stepped down as mayor of Detroit in 2008

Former Detroit mayor found guilty of racketeering and extortion in federal court

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16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Plain-Clothes Cops After Pointing Gun

Two plain-clothes shot 16-year-old after encounter in Brooklyn.

Gray’s friends said they didn’t know he had a gun.

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NRA Airs New Ad Aimed at Minorities

Colion Noir gives his reasons on why you should arm yourself.

You think the NRA can sway our opinions on guns?

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Retired Boxer Tony Martin Shot and Killed in Philly

52-year-old retired boxer is murdered in his Philadelphia property.

Martin’s niece says a visitor of one his tenants got into verbal dispute with former…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Plans to Attend Hugo Chavez Funeral

Jackson admits knowing Chavez directly and personally.

Jackson is one of many black liberals who were Chavez supporters

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First Lady Books Adele and Beyonce for her 50th Birthday

Preparations underway for Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday.

Who else will she get to perform?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Black Man Wins $13 Million in Lawsuit After 13 Years of False Imprisonment

Cleveland police detectives withheld evidence in his case

African-American man wins 13 million in federal civil rights lawsuit

By Makkada B. Selah

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Eyewitness Account Released in FAMU Hazing Death

Defendant says hazing has been occurring at FAMU for years

Co-defendant in FAMU hazing death provides account

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Lebron James’ ‘Save the Date’ Wedding Invitations Released

The couple will wed in San Diego

Lebron James and Savannah Brinson prepare to tie the knot

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Michael Jordan Applies for Florida Marriage License

NBA legend will wed for the second time around.

Jordan and Cuban-American girlfriend have been engaged since December 2011.

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Man Charged in Massive Girl Scout Cookies Heist

Man allegedly swiped Thin Mint and Shortbread cookies

Man accused of stealing $19,000 Worth of Girl Scout cookies

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Republican Marco Rubio Quotes Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z on Senate Floor

Florida senator references hip-hop in support for Rand Paul's filibuster.

Rubio has previously professed his love for Tupac Shakur.

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Bobbi Kristina Turns 20, Leaves Whitney Houston a Message

Bobbi Kristina leaves a message for her mother for her 20th birthday.

Bobbi Kristina turns to Instagram for 20th birthday to leave her late mother a message.

By Amber McKynzie

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Former Essence EIC Says She Was Forced Out by White Management

Former editor Constance White says that white corporate ownership has changed the magazine

Former Essence magazine editor says she was forced out by white management

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Howard Students Sue for Alpha Kappa Alpha For Human-Rights Violations

AKAs Respond to Human Rights Lawsuit

AKAs say legacy status does not guarantee admittance in a particular chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha responds to allegations that they violated pledges’ human rights

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Woman Missing After Celebrating ‘Teacher of the Year’ Award

Terrilynn Monette was last spotted in parking lot outside Parlay's Bar.

Let’s pray she is found safe and sound

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Why Black Liberals Loved Hugo Chavez

Hollywood stars sought out relationships with the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

What did you think of the late leader?

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New York City Controversial Teen Pregnancy Posters Cause Uproar

Planned Parenthood tells Mayor Bloomberg posters stigmatize young mothers.

Opponents of the campaign say posters ignore the racial, economic and social factors in teenage…

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Chris Brown Blows Up on Valet Over Ten Dollars

23-year-old singer and his entourage intimidate valet parker.

In a video, Chris Brown is seen telling valet, “F– ten dollars.”

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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He’s Not Mine! Michael Jordan Dismisses Paternity Lawsuit

Six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan, claims paternity claims by Pamela Smith are false.

Do you believe this woman?

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Meet Caroline Clarke, Host of Women of Power TV

Get to know Caroline Clarke, new host of Women of Power TV.

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Women of Power Legacy Award Honoree: 10 Facts About Pam Grier

Black Enterprise is honoring the great Pam Grier with the 2015 Legacy Award at the…

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