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Nelson Mandela Remains in Serious Condition

Family asks for continued thoughts and prayers for the 94-year-old former leader

Recurring lung infection hospitalized South African hero on Saturday.

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Woman in Iconic Gordon Parks Photo Honored

Photo captured the casual nature of Jim Crow era segregation

Joanne Wilson received a gift color print at foundation’s annual awards gala in New York…

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Woman Arrested for Mailing Poisonous Letters to Obama, Bloomberg

How dare she pass it off to someone else?

Texas woman allegedly sent ricin-laced letters to lawmakers

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Man Who Fathered 22 Kids by 14 Different Women Can’t Pay Child Support

State pays over $7K a month to support man's children

Tennessee man could face jail time over failure to pay child support for 22 kids

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Black Unemployment Rate Went Up in May

Analysts say the sequester may be affecting the new numbers

Unemployment numbers for blacks spike again

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Smithsonian Hosts Black Women’s Hair Forum

Few discussions are of greater interest to African American women, says museum director

Panel discussion on natural versus chemically-straightened hair is free and open to the public.

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Miguel’s Rep Insists That he Practiced his Jump Twice

Now it's a matter of who should accept blame if this suit goes forward

Should producers of the Billboard Award share responsibility if the suit proceed?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Remy Hair Heists on the Rise

The cuticles in Remy hair are kept intact, and so the hair looks natural

A competitive underground market for hair extensions emerges

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Judge Says Minorities ‘Prone to Violence’

Judge was a frontrunner for the Supreme Court under George W. Bush in 2005

Federal judge allegedly makes racist statements at lecture about the death penalty

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jackson’s Daughter, Paris, Tries to Commit Suicide

The Jackson family is embroiled in a civil suit with AEG Live

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris tries to overdose on pills

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Black Hedge Fund Manager Is a Fraud, Prosecutors Say

Claimed to manage billions in assets through firm

Fredrick D. Scott, who presented himself as a well-heeled hedge fund manager who sought in…

By Darren Sands

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Boss Moves: Delta Sigma Theta Set to Open School in Haiti

Big year for organization as it celebrates its centennial

As Delta Sigma Theta celebrates it’s 100th year, the organization is partnering with Water in…

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Maryland Workers Stage Protest Against Workplace Discrimination

Arundel County activists say unfair practices seen in county government

Activists held a protest Tuesday outside of the Arundel Center in Arundel County, Maryland, aiming…

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N.C. Repeals Its Death Penalty Racial Bias Law

State's increasingly conservative legislature ends lifeline for death row inmates

The 152 people awaiting executions on death-row will lose a lifeline in capital punishment cases.

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Houston Police Chief Calls Chad Holley Beating ‘Sickening’

The ex-officers who are charged in beating face up to a year in jail if convicted

Houston police chief says officers did not follow proper procedure

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Cheerios Exec Says Controversial Ad Reflects ‘An American Family’

Interracial couples in America are on the rise

General Mills stands by ad featuring an interracial couple and mixed-race child

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Sherri Shepherd is Having a Baby Through a Surrogate

'The View' personality and her husband are using a surrogate to add to the family

Are you surprised she is using a surrogate to have a baby?

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Supreme Court OKs DNA Swabs at Arrest Without Warrants

Some states, like Maryland, have already begun the practice

Police can now take DNA as well as fingerprints

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Feds: Blacks Have Been Singled-Out for Weed Arrests

Racial disparity in arrests grew steadily over the last decade, data shows

In some states, African Americans were as much as eight times more likely to be…

By Aaron Morrison

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George Zimmerman Lawyer Apologizes for Trayvon Martin “Fight” Video

Jury selection for Zimmerman's trial begins June 10

Zimmerman lawyer backtracks on statement he made about Trayvon Martin

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