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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 Reports of Man Intentionally Spreading HIV Turns out to be Hoax Students Sue Alpha Kappa Alpha For Human Rights Violations Drunk NYPD Cop Allegedly Punches 3-Year-Old Son in Face Kanye West Rants About MTV’s ‘Hottest MCs’ List U.S. Housing Market Finally Returning to Normal Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Dead at 58 Florida Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on School Bus Body of Slain Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Beaten and Burned FBI Releases Its Records on Whitney Houston Email Links AEG to Michael Jackson’s Death Would You? Man Returns $1800 After ATM Mistake Manslaughter Charges Added in FAMU Hazing Death Oprah Chosen as Harvard’s Commencement Speaker Bobby Rogers, Founder of Motown group “The Miracles,” Dead at 73 Teen Survives 15 Shots During Murderous Gang Shooting in Atlanta Dennis Rodman Visits North Korea on President Obama’s Behalf? Black Lawmaker Under Fire for Statement about Female Interns HIV-Infected Infant Cured, Doctors Say White Man Denies Sexually Abusing Haitian Kids Report Shows Decrease in African American Women Incarcerated Suspect Arrested in Usher’s Stepson Jetski Accident Fraternity Under Fire for Racist Pledging Incident Is American Audience Ready For A Black Bachelorette? Fan Shot and Killed Outside French Montana’s Tour Bus Gynecologist Allegedly Tapes Patients With Hidden Camera Rapper Ja Rule to Be Released from Jail in July Massachusetts Schools Send ‘Fat Letters’ Home to Parents Mississippi Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead, Man Taken Into Custody WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw Faces 65 Years in Prison Businessweek Magazine’s New Cover Called “Racist & Offensive” Black Student Shot and Killed Outside College Dorm Bobby Brown Sentenced to Jail For Third DUI Georgia Cemetery has Clean “White” Side and “Messy” Black Side Trayvon Martin’s Mother Declares It ‘Hoods Up Day’ Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Advances to House Vote Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty to Weed Possession Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same New York Politician Celebrates Jewish Holiday in Blackface High School Students Wear KKK Robes at Hockey Game New York Gun Buyback Program Offers Beyonce Tickets as Exchange Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama’s Oscars Appearance ‘Negro’ Will No Longer Appear on U.S. Census Students Protest Emory President’s Slavery Statements U.S. High School Graduation Rate to Reach 90 Percent African Cardinal Peter Turkson Makes Controversial Comment on Gay Priests

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

By Darren Sands

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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…

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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…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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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…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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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

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

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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?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Reports of Man Intentionally Spreading HIV Turns out to be Hoax

Man accused of spreading HIV responds via Facebook.

NYC Department of Health confirms Internet frenzy is false.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Students Sue Alpha Kappa Alpha For Human Rights Violations

Students claim their Human Rights were Violated by Hazing

2 students claim the nation’s oldest black sorority engaged in hazing & namecalling

By C. Daniel Baker

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Drunk NYPD Cop Allegedly Punches 3-Year-Old Son in Face

NYPD detective Jason Sharp allegedly punched his son after argument with wife.

The 10-year veteran admitted to having a few a drinks the night of incident.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Kanye West Rants About MTV’s ‘Hottest MCs’ List

The father-to-be can't seem to be happy about anything these days

Do you think Kanye has a point?

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U.S. Housing Market Finally Returning to Normal

New prediction expects home prices to increase over the next five years.

Report reveals 2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing market appeared normal.

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Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President, Dead at 58

Contriversal President dies after 2 year battle with Cancer

The controversial and polarizing president dies after a hard battle with Cancer

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Florida Student Suspended After Disarming Gunman on School Bus

A Florida high school student is suspended for protecting his peers from a school bus shooter.

A 16-year-old Fort Meyers, Florida high school student is suspended after “doing the right thing,”…

By Amber McKynzie

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Body of Slain Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Beaten and Burned

Openly gay politician was dragged and beaten, according to authorities.

Lawrence Reed, 22, was charged with murder without bond in McMillian’s death.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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FBI Releases Its Records on Whitney Houston

FBI releases 128-page file on deceased singer.

Records reveal investigations of fan mail and criminal threats to singer.

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Email Links AEG to Michael Jackson’s Death

Email exchange suggests concert promoter pressured Jackson's doctor.

Prosecutors say AEG threatened Conrad Murray to get an exhausted Jackson to rehearsals.

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Would You? Man Returns $1800 After ATM Mistake

He could have used that but he decided to be honest

Man decides to give money back ATM gave by mistake

By Makkada B. Selah

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Manslaughter Charges Added in FAMU Hazing Death

Hazing victims had to run down the center of the bus while being punched and kicked by senior members of the band

Prosecutors have added a manslaughter charge in FAMU hazing death

By Makkada B. Selah

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Oprah Chosen as Harvard’s Commencement Speaker

This will be Harvard's 362nd Commencement

Oprah Winfrey to address Harvard graduates this year

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Bobby Rogers, Founder of Motown group “The Miracles,” Dead at 73

Motown songwriter dies at 73.

Rogers’ voice can be heard on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Teen Survives 15 Shots During Murderous Gang Shooting in Atlanta

An Atlanta teen is shot 15 times for attempting to leave the city's Young Mob gang.

Gang violence isn’t going anywhere

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Dennis Rodman Visits North Korea on President Obama’s Behalf?

Ex-NBA star says Kim Jong Un wants to talk basketball with President Obama.

Rodman spoke about his recent trip to North Korea with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This…

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Black Lawmaker Under Fire for Statement about Female Interns

State Congressman says forbidding himself female interns "keeps him good"

Do you think men should have male interns only?

By Makkada B. Selah

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HIV-Infected Infant Cured, Doctors Say

Doctors say this is the first instance of someone being "cured" through treatment

Infant “functionally-cured” of HIV researchers say

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Man Denies Sexually Abusing Haitian Kids

Matthew Andre Carter denies using his center in Haiti as a hoax to abuse minors.

Can you believe this story?

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Report Shows Decrease in African American Women Incarcerated

Societal change can be achieved

There has been a decrease in African American women being incarcerated from 2000 to 2009.

By Sasha King

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Suspect Arrested in Usher’s Stepson Jetski Accident

The man charged may have been a friend of the family

Man charged for the death of Usher’s stepson

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Fraternity Under Fire for Racist Pledging Incident

Does racism still exist in 2013?

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Washington University has been suspended from campus due to…

By Sasha King

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Is American Audience Ready For A Black Bachelorette?

Will Americans watch men of all races vie for a black woman's heart?

You think the show would be a success?

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Fan Shot and Killed Outside French Montana’s Tour Bus

Rapper was inside tour bus while shot were fired at group of fans.

Police say the rapper or his entourage were not targets.

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Gynecologist Allegedly Tapes Patients With Hidden Camera

Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly taped patients using secret device.

After being escorted off hospital grounds, Levy, 54 killed himself in his home on Feb.…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Rapper Ja Rule to Be Released from Jail in July

Rapper set to be released after serving two-year sentence.

36-year-old served time for gun possession and tax evasion of more than $3 million.

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Massachusetts Schools Send ‘Fat Letters’ Home to Parents

Parents outraged over letters sent home about children's obesity.

Parents argue that the letters are hurtful to their children’s self-esteem.

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Mississippi Gay Mayoral Candidate Found Dead, Man Taken Into Custody

Marco McMillian's body found 15 miles from hometown.

A man identified as the driver of McMillian’s vehicle was taken into custody.

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WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw Faces 65 Years in Prison

Former baller charged for firing gun at ex-girlfriend's car.

Holdscla was hit with six criminal charges including two counts of aggravated assault.

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Businessweek Magazine’s New Cover Called “Racist & Offensive”

Cover depicts a stereotypical African-American family

Bloomberg Businessweek’s new cover has some asking “who approved this?”

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Black Student Shot and Killed Outside College Dorm

Anthony Darnell Liddell, 19, killed by unidentified shooter.

Officials say there were 4 to 5 shots on campus of Coastal Carolina University.

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Bobby Brown Sentenced to Jail For Third DUI

Troubled singer to spend 55 days in jail with probation

In addition to jail time, Brown was ordered to 18 months in rehab.

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Georgia Cemetery has Clean “White” Side and “Messy” Black Side

Maintenance neglected until ownership is established

In Hamilton, GA a cemetery is divided by a chain link fence. One side has…

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Declares It ‘Hoods Up Day’

A remembrance for her son

Yesterday made one year since Trayvon Martin was taken from this earth.

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Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Advances to House Vote

Executive committee approves same-sex marriage bill.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has already vowed to sign the bill into law.

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Ex-NBA Player Pleads Guilty to Weed Possession

Other charges dropped

Cars, drugs, and alcohol are all the part of the recipe for life in the…

By Sasha King

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Black College Enrollment Suffers Due to High Loans

Changes to U.S. Dept. of Education cause a dip in college enrollment.

Is college just unaffordable now?

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Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure

Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.

How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?

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Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same

Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.

Do you think these laws will ever change?

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New York Politician Celebrates Jewish Holiday in Blackface

Assemblyman Dov Hikind wears blackface costume at Brooklyn home.

Politician says he didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings.

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High School Students Wear KKK Robes at Hockey Game

Three students wore KKK-like robes during high school game.

Principal says students’ parents were contacted and “appropriate action” was taken.

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New York Gun Buyback Program Offers Beyonce Tickets as Exchange

Music mogul suggests free Beyonce tickets in exchange for illegal firearms.

Michael “Blue” Williams, who managed Outkast, has so far raised $75,000 for gun program.

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Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama’s Oscars Appearance

Right-wing blogger says first lady feels 'entitled'

Conservative bloggers criticize Obama’s ties to Hollywood.

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‘Negro’ Will No Longer Appear on U.S. Census

Research found most think the term 'negro' is offensive

Do you agree with their decision?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Students Protest Emory President’s Slavery Statements

Students and faculty members say it's part of a pattern of insensitivity toward minorities by the Emory administration

Emory president’s positive view of the dehumanizing “three-fifth’s compromise” offends many

By Makkada B. Selah

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U.S. High School Graduation Rate to Reach 90 Percent

Minority graduation gap close causes surge in nation's high school performance.

By 2020, the U.S. high school graduation rate is expected to reach an all-time high.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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African Cardinal Peter Turkson Makes Controversial Comment on Gay Priests

Pope contender says homosexuality is to blame for scandals in the church.

Turkson says Africa’s “taboo” on homosexuality have prevented scandals in the continent.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Radio Show ‘Café Mocha’ Partners with MadameNoire

Syndicated show that caters to African American women, Cafe Mocha, partners with MadameNoire.com to expand…

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Women of Power: The Award-Winning Legacy of Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Esteemed journalist Charlayne Hunter–Gault will receive the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit Legacy Award…

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