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UMass Guard Derrick Gordon Comes Out as First Openly Gay D-1 Player

It was reportedly a shocker to his teammates

This makes Gordon the first openly gay Division I basketball player

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Oakland Taps Black Ad Agency to Rebrand City

Carol H. Williams Advertising looks to give Oaktown a new image

The challenge is contending with media reports that highlight the historically blue collar city’s seedy…

By Alan Hughes

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Homeless Mom Who Left Kids in Car During Job Interview Pleads Not Guilty

Shanesha Taylor couldn't find a babysitter to watch her children

What do you think of this case?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Akintunde Ahmad Has a 5.0 GPA and is Headed To Ivy League

We are so happy for this kid

Oakland teenager has a choice of which schools he can attend in the Ivy League

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Al Sharpton Disputes Claims He Was An FBI Informant

The Smoking Gun reveals that the civil rights activist was a former snitch

Do you believe the story?

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NABJ Co-Founder and Veteran Journalist, Charles Stone Jr. Dead at 89

Founder of the National Association of Black Journalists has died

He died Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C. at an assisted living facility

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appoints Black Enterprise COO/CFO, City Finance Commissioner

Jiha will now oversee the agency which collects over $30 billion in tax collection every year.

de Blasio moved quick to replace Goldman

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Baltimore Mayor Announces Acts, Experiences for 2014 African American Festival

The festival will run for 2 days in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's city

Acts ranging from R&B to Gospel groups will be performing

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Is Dave Chappelle Returning to Standup this Summer?

Will you be attending?

Before Kevin Hart fame, Dave Chappelle was easily the highest rated, and paid, comedian in…

By Black Enterprise

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Virginia Couple Wins Lottery for the Third Time

Don't you wish you had their luck?

This Virginia couple continues to win the lottery

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Black Florida Residents Demand End to Unfair Prosecution of Blacks

Domestic violence survivor faces 60 years in prison for firing warning shot

Have you heard of the case of Marissa Alexander?

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Charlotte Mayor Arrested for Taking Bribes From the FBI

Cannon joined Charlotte's City Council in 1993

Do you believe Cannon would do such things?

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LAPD Investigating ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Over Alleged Bar Fight

The 31-year-old is best known for playing 'Harrison Wright' in the hit ABC series

Short has a history of run-ins with the law

By Darren Sands

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Judge Joe Brown Arrested and Thrown in Jail for Contempt of Court

Brown, 66, is running for public office in Shelby County

Would you vote for Judge Joe Brown?

By Darren Sands

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Tiger Woods Won’t Play Arnold Palmer Invitational

Woods says he'll work with doctors to get healthy for Augusta

The Masters Tournament is now officially in jeopardy for Tiger Woods

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President Obama Picks Michigan St. to Win it All

Obama says Spartans will win it all

Tom Izzo and the Spartans are in the spotlight

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Boston Columnist Notes Record Graduation Rates for Black Players in NCAA Men’s Basketball

Rates improve for athletes, columnist finds

Black graduation for players in the tournament is no longer March Madness.

By Darren Sands

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Stunningly Low Number of Black Students Admitted to Prestigous NYC School

Single-test rule is racially dicsriminatory, critics say

A lack of diversity at selective high schools in New York City has some critics…

By Darren Sands

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’12 Years a Slave’ Doubles Box Office Sales After Oscar Win

Are you surprised by the sharp uptick in sales?

Oscar award night was a good one for 12 Years a Slave, and the week…

By Sasha King

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Nia Long Talks ‘The Single Moms Club’

Nia Long talks co-starring with son Massai in the film 'Single Moms Club'

Nia Long can be found in countless movies over the course of her 43 years

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