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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

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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

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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.”

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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?

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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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Slammer-Time! Rapper MC Hammer Arrested, Cries he was Racially Profiled

Hammer says he thought the officer was 'dangerous'

MC Hammer claims he was a victim of racial profiling after cop pulled him over…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Akon Sued For Injuring Man During Concert Dive

Man says singer negligently caused permanent injury during 2009 concert

A former concert worker sues Akon for medical expenses and mental anguish.

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‘The Onion’ Tweets Vulgar Comment about Quvenzhane Wallis

The magazine has yet to apologize

The satirical magazine calls 9-year-old Oscar nominee a four-letter-word

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Snoop Dogg and Suge Knight Friends Again?

Snoopy D-O double G still hangs like when he was on Death Row Records.

Can you believe these two are cool now?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Ohio Woman Claims She Was Fired Because She Voted for Obama

The company claims she was fired for "economic reasons"

Woman says she was fired after her boss asked about her voting preferences

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Cops Try to Notify Mom About Son’s Death on Facebook

Cops contacted woman on Facebook through a "fake" account

Atlanta Woman is angry because police contacted her on Facebook about son’s death

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cameroonian Women Against Custom; Breast-Ironing

Cameroonian young girls suffer body mutilation in an attempt to protect young women

Young women are now fighting back against the practice

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Kanye West Goes off on Rant Dissing Justin Timberlake

Ye' was going to let them finish but it seems he changed his mind.

Are you shocked by anything Yeezy says anymore?

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JET Magazine Responds to Fantasia Instagram Comments

Do you think Fantasia has a real beef?

Apparently, JET felt the photos Fantasia and her team sent over were not befitting for…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Arrest Warrants Issued For Suge Knight

Former Death Row Records CEO Wanted.

He never seems able to escape trouble

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Former NFL Stars Back Gun Control in New Ad for Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help make public service announcement for gun control.

Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk help Mayors Against Illegal…

By Amber McKynzie

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Soledad O’Brien Criticizes CNN

Soledad steps down from her CNN morning show in May

O’Brien claims CNN never supported her show “Starting Point”

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Former Temptations Singer, Damon Harris Dead at 62

Harris loses a 14-year-long battle with prostate cancer.

Rest in Peace

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FAMU Law School Receives Warning

American Bar Association says it's concerned the school isn't preparing its 600 students adequately for bar exam

FAMU law school put on notice by American Bar Association

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Missing Detroit Woman’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Detroit missing woman body found with bullet wound in the back of head.

What a sad story

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Actor Alec Baldwin Allegedly Calls Black Photographer a ‘Coon’

Baldwin claims he was being harassed

’30 Rock’ star accused of hurling racial slur at photographer

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First Black Illinois Congresswoman Dies at 81

Leaves behind a 24 year legacy in Congress

Collins passed away Sunday evening after suffering from a stroke.

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Young Jeezy Claims He Doesn’t Owe Partner 5 Million Dollars

Alleged business partner says he was down with Jeezy before he got his record deal

Alleged business partner says rapper owes him back pay for work on his albums

By Makkada B. Selah

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TJ Jackson Reaches Out to MJ Estate for Children’s Financial Support

Tito "TJ" Jackson is asking a judge to grant a monthly allowance from MJ's Estate.

TJ Jackson is seeking financial support for the Michael Jackson Estate to continue caring for…

By Amber McKynzie

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Father Pays $200 to Daughter to Shut Down Facebook Account

A Massachusetts father signs a $200 agreement with his daughter to stay off Facebook.

A Massachusetts father agrees to pay his daughter to stay off Facebook.

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Rapper Kenny Clutch Killed in Sin City Shootout, Car Crash

Clutch died a block from where Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996

Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch was shot and killed in Las Vegas

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‘Slavery’ Math Problems Cause Uproar in Manhattan School

The fourth graders had to add, subtract and multiply slaves and number of whippings

Teacher at elementary school assigns ‘slavery’ math problems for homework

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What!? Ohio Landlord Accused of Whipping Tenant Over Late Rent

Landlord charged with assault for whipping 29-year-old tenant with belt.

Tenant submitted to whipping because he was “scared” and “wanted to get it over with.”

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‘MAD TV’ Star Aries Spears’ Wife Files For Divorce

Comedian's wife files for divorce and demands spousal support.

Spears’ wife is asking for full custody of their three-year-old son.

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Soledad O’Brien Leaves Host Gig at CNN, Starts Media Company

Journalist enters partnership with CNN with new media company.

O’Brien’s show “Boiling Point” gets the axe after poor ratings.

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Amber Rose Gives Birth to Baby Boy “Sebastian”

Congratulations to the couple

Do you like Wiz and Amber as a couple?

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Cory Booker Outraged by Viral Video on World Star Hip Hop

Displays violence in the community

A video of a beating that took place last summer has left the video sharing…

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Judge Rules Against NYC for “Central Park Five” Footage

Filmmaker Ken Burns doesn't have to turn over footage from his documentary

What did you think of this case?

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Gay Man Attacked by Women on NYC Subway Train

23-year-old man says he and his partner were called gay slur.

A group of women and one man harassed Urena Morel Frankelly and his partner on…

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Dwyane Wade Accused of Depriving Children of Asthma Medication

Dwayne Wade's ex-wife is taking the NBA player to court for failure to provide Asthma medicine for their children.

Siovaughn recently filed new documents demanding the court to step in.

By Amber McKynzie

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Credit Rapper The Game for Osama Bin Laden Killing?

A Navy Seal Team Six member says listening to Game's Red Nation got them in mood to kill Bin Laden

How surprised are you about a Navy Seal member listening to rap?

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Robin Roberts Returns to ‘Good Morning America’

Long-time anchor makes comeback after bone marrow transplant

Roberts returned to a standing ovation from the “GMA” studio.

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Christopher Dorner’s Death Pictures Up For Sale

Pictures of cop killer's body are being shopped to media.

Photographs revealed part of Dorner’s head was missing, as well as his arm and part…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Mississippi Becomes Last State to Ratify 13th Amendment

The state of Mississippi finally ratifies the 13th Amendment after an oversight.

One hundred and forty eight years after the 13th Amendment was passed, the state of…

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Medical Supervision

Legal troubles and a bipolar disorder put a strain on the former congressman.

What are your thoughts on this news?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Clive Davis Comes Out as Bisexual to ‘Katie’ Show

The music legend opens up about his sexuality in new book.

Do you think this is just to sell books?

By Amber McKynzie

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Man Pays Child Support for Son Who Died 25 Years Ago

Court says no one notified them that son was deceased.

Detroit man, Lional Campbell, is still paying child support 25 years after his son died…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Police Mistakenly Arrest Metta World Peace’s Family Members

Later released when identity was confirmed.

The LAPD responded to a call about armed men around the Laker player, Metta World…

By Sasha King

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“Daddy Killed Two Black Men” Daughter Witnesses Murder

Many unanswered questions

Laureano “Larry” Romero has been charged with the shooting deaths of two black young men,…

By Sasha King

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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Tweets N-Word & Photo With Lena Dunham

Photo Caption Outraged Many Social Media Users

The self described “Lovable Queen of Mean” continues her shock & awe routine.

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Stephon Marbury Demanded to Finish Mistress Pay-Off

A New York judge rules Stephon Marbury finish paying his mistress--more than $300,000.

Stephon Marbury ruled to finish paying mistress for $900,000 hush money agreement.

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Chicago Teen Shot to Death After Sister Attended Obama’s Gun Speech

Teen gunned down while visiting friends

Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago

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Lil Wayne’s Skate Park More a Nuisance Than Fun

Truckstop Skate Park another worry for Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne can’t seem to stay out of trouble

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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White Man who Slapped Black Baby on Flight, Fired From Job

Passenger accused of racism was a highly-placed business executive

CEO announces that Joe Hundley is no longer with the company

By Makkada B. Selah

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Manhattan Deli Apologizes to Forest Whitaker; We’re Not Racist

Manhattan Deli that accused Forest Whitaker of shoplifting attempts to rectify situation.

What do you think of this situation?

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5th Graders Bring Gun to School to Kill “Annoying” Classmate

Two elementary school boys had a 'hit list.'

Two kids in Seattle bring weapons to school in plot to kill their ‘annoying’ classmate

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Pres. Obama to Deliver Commencement Speech at Morehouse College

This will be Obama's second commencement speech at an HBCU

Morehouse College president announces that Pres. Obama will deliver this year’s commencement speech

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Rapper 2 Chainz Post Pics with Cops After Getting Arrested

Apparently, the rapper was pulled over by police officers when traveling in a white van with six other people.

2 Chainz was the only person arrested at that time.

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Actor Forest Whitaker Frisked in NYC Deli

Actor treated like a suspected shoplifter

Award-winning black actor humiliated in New York deli

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Carnival Sued for ‘Horrifying’ Triumph Cruise

Passenger says Carnival failed to provide a sea-worthy vessel

A passenger from the ill-fated Triumph Cruise Ship sues Carnival

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Herman Cain Joins Fox News

Former presidential candidate is hired as a contributor

What are your thoughts about Herman Cain?

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Chris Dorner’s Mother Expresses Sympathy for His Victims

Dorner was living with his mother at the time of the attacks

Nancy Dorner, mother of dead fugitive gunman, releases a statement

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Is Essence Magazine in Trouble?

Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White was walking out the door

Where does that leave the matriarch of African-American women’s magazines?

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Lil Wayne Signs Daughter to Young Money Entertainment

Rapper signs his own daughter

Daughter Reginae Carter is among recent signings to rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment

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Howard Univ. Med School Students Protest Bravo’s New Show

Med school students think Bravo's new reality show will show black female doctors in a negative light

Med school students petition against Bravo’s new reality show

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That’s So Raven Star ‘Thankful’ Chris Dorner is Dead

He was scared to go out in public.

Rondell Sheridan, who bears a striking resemblance to Christopher Dorner, can go out in public…

By Sasha King

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White Passenger Uses N Word and Slaps Baby on Plane

Rickey Hundley allegedly slaps a baby and calls him the 'N' word

According to the Smoking Gun, an incident took place at the end of a flight…

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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for Outstanding Warrants

Never argue with a police officer if you're wrong.

Do you think he should have been arrested?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Donald Trump Gives Beyoncé Half-Time Show Thumbs Down

Donald Trump: Beyoncé half-time show moves too "suggestive".

Is it time for him to just go away?

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Ex-NBA Player’s Girlfriend, Daughter Murderer Convicted

Lawyer found guilty

NBA player Eddy Curry was the father of the child of the woman who was…

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Club Brawl Pits Chris Brown and Drake in Lawsuit

Lawsuit seeks to place blame on brawl beginnings

Allegedly the fight started over comments about Rihanna whom Brown has since reconciled with.

By Sasha King

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New Zealand Woman Dies From Coca-Cola Addiction

Coroner's report released three years after 30-year-old woman dies of a heart attack.

A 30-year-old New Zealand woman dies of a heart attack after consuming gallons of Coca-Cola…

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Lil Wayne Takes a “Beating” Over Emmett Till Reference

Rapper takes heat for the mention of the slain black man

What’s your take?

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Are the Remains from the Big Bear Cabin Christopher Dorner’s?

LAPD yet to confirm

After a shoot out and a raging fire subsided at a cabin in Big Bear,…

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Rapper DMX Arrested Again for Driving Without a License

Driving without a license or driving while black?

DMX has been in trouble with the law quite a few times in various states.…

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Here Come the Bad Guys: Infamous Cop Shooters

Check out the 5 men who led police on manhunt's after shooting their own.

Ex-LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner, leads this gallery of infamous police shooters

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Christopher Dorner Exchanges Gunfire With Police at Big Bear

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In this handout picture provided by Los Angeles Police Department, the alleged suspect Christopher Jordan…

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Richmond Chief of Police Resigns Amongst Chris Brown Scandal

LA County District Attorney alleges Brown violated probation

A mutual decision was reached between Norwood and the Mayor of Richmond’s office for…

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Ex-LAPD Cop, Christopher Dorner, Shopped for Scuba Gear Days Before Murder Spree

Surveillance shows Dorner days before murders began

Dorner went shopping for scuba equipment two days before his alleged killing spree began.

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Woman Donates Kidney to Husband for Valentine’s Day

What would you give up for love?

Melissa Degesso- Jones didn’t know she would have been a kidney match for her husband,…

By Sasha King

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Heart Attack Grill's Unofficial Spokesperson Dies from a Heart Attack

Heart Attack Grill’s Unofficial Spokesman Dies from Heart Attack

Restaurant holds Guinness World Record for "most calorific burger"

Yes again, the Heart Attack Grill lives up to its name.

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Mary J. Blige: “Whitney’s Death Made me Stop Binge Drinking”

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul admits that Houston's death helped her stop drinking alcohol

Goes to show you how events can make you change your life.

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Two Charged for Hadiya Pendleton Murder

The slain teen's mother said that she is 'ecstatic'

Two charged in connection with slaying of 15-year-old in Chicago

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Pope Benedict Announces Resignation

Pope Benedict is the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages

Pope Benedict XVI steps down at the end of the month

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$1 Million Reward Offered for Fugitive Christopher Dorner

Dorner is the subject of the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history

Former cop who allegedly killed three police officer is still at-large

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PETA Ridicules Beyoncé for Superbowl Ensemble

PETA protests Beyoncé's animal skin Superbowl outfit.

PETA is protesting Beyoncé’s animal skin Superbowl ensemble just weeks after criticizing her black mink…

By Amber McKynzie

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Lil Wayne Being Sued for Alleged Skateboard Assault

Lil Wayne being taken to court again for an alleged assault

Seems like Lil Wayne is in the courtroom more than he is in the studio…

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Florida Man Awarded $1.3 Million After a Slip-and-Fall in Walmart

Man left with lifelong deformity

Florida man wins his case against Walmart

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The Embrace of Black History Month in Canada

Not just significant for Americans

s we continue to celebrate the accomplishments and innovations of the black race for Black…

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Bishop Eddie Long Accuser Releasing Tell-All Book

Will you buy this book?

What do you think of this whole scandal?

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Malcolm X’s Grandson Arrested by FBI

The FBI hasn't confirmed where he is or what the arrest was about

FBI arrests the grandson of Malcolm X while he is enroute to Iran

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Black Family Claims Child Was Snubbed by Racist Rabbit at Disneyland

Lawyer for family says incident is part of a disturbing trend at Disney

San Diego family sues Disneyland for racism

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Justin Timberlake Named Creative Director of Bud Light Platinum

Justin Timberlake “Suits Up” as Creative Director of Bud Light Platinum

Timberlake will star in a new commercial that debuts during the Grammy Awards

On the heels of releasing his return single “Suit & Tie,” Timberlake signs on with…

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First Lady to Attend 15-Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence

She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

By Sasha King

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She’s Back! Robin Roberts Returns to GMA on February 20

Popular anchor will be returning to her post on a limited schedule

Anchor Robin Roberts will make miraculous return starting February 20th

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Racist Term Used to Describe Black Italian Football Star

The player had recently been acquired by the team

When will the racism in soccer end?

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History! Washington Post Names Kevin Merida, First Black Managing Editor

Merida joins John Temple at the reigns

Kevin Merida became the first African American managing editor of the Washington Post when the…

By Sasha King

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Oldest African-American Person Alive Dies at 113

She was born in 1899.

Hines worked as a riveter during World War II, raised three children and owned a…

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GOP Official Sends Shocking Tweets About Trayvon Martin

Republican Todd Kincannon also sent offensive tweets about Hurricane Katrina victims

GOP official Todd Kincannon is in trouble over offensive tweets about Trayvon Martin and Hurricane…

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Rooftop Horror! Teenager Throws Boy Off Roof, Captured by Cops

Leaves scene and returns to apartment

In the Bronx a teenager is accused of throwing a 9 year old boy off…

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Prisoner Recaptured After Paperwork Blunder Allows Him to go Free for Two Days

Steven Robbins was mistakenly released by the Cook County Jail

The case been closed in 2007 several years before the transfer was put through.

By Sasha King

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Malcolm X’s Daughter Not Happy with Mother’s Portrayal in ‘Betty and Coretta’

The Shabazz sisters were not consulted during film's production

Ilyash Shabazz calls Lifetime’s new movie ‘Betty and Coretta’ fiction

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Eight People Killed in Tour Bus Crash in California

Bus flips and plows into a pickup truck

At least eight are dead and 38 were transported to hospital’s in California after a…

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Super Bowl XLVIII May be too Cold for Performance

Officials may be concerned with cold weather conditions for halftime show.

Do you like the idea of a cold weather Super Bowl?

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Reunited! Father Awarded Custody of Child Over Adoptive Parents

Daughter put up for adoption without his consent

How often do you see a father getting custody of his child or children?

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3 Men Charged With Hate Crime After Beating up Interracial Couple

Attack caught on parking lot surveillance

Three white men were prosecuted recently for beating the couple (a black woman and white…

By Sasha King

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Zimmerman Attorney’s Request To Delay June Trial

Attorney's request more money from supporters for defense fund

The case against George Zimmerman is set to go to trial in June. His lawyers…

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Obama Speaks Out on Ban on Gay Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts could end gay ban

President Obama expresses support for gay boy scouts during interview

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Tracy Morgan’s Fiancée Megan Wollover is Expecting

The comedian is expecting his fourth child this year

Are you a big Tracey fan?

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Tea Party Republicans Leave Facebook, Launch Own Community

Members of new site say they were "bullied by liberals" on Facebook

Tea Party Repubs defect to a new conservative alternative to Facebook

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Reward Increased for Slain Chicago Teen, Funeral Arrangements Announced

Teen will be laid to rest February 8

Funeral arrangements and reward money announced for 15-year-old gunned down in Chicago

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Harvard Students Suspended in Cheating Scandal

More than half of a government class at the ivy league college were caught sharing answers on a final exam

A dean at Harvard metes out punishment to cheating undergrads

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Oprah Winfrey Hit With Sex Discrimination Suit

Former employee says her pregnancy changed her standing in the company

Former employee at OWN files a lawsuit against Oprah’s company

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Nation Responds to Gang-Related Shooting of Chicago 15-Year-Old

15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was murdered in the streets of Chicago just weeks after performing at the president's inauguration.

Hadiya Pendleton made an anti-gang violence video before being gunned down

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Miami-Dade PD Hires an African American as Director

J.D. Patterson Jr. has been selected to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department

He will lead the 8th largest police department in the United States.

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Shocking! Shots Heard at Atlanta Middle School

Two are reportedly injured in the shooting.

Police say they have two people in custody in connection with the shooting.

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Ray Lewis Responds to Rant of Wife of Patriots Wide Receiver

All is forgiven

Anna Burns Welker wife of New England Patriot wide receiver Wes Welker took to Facebook…

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Taye Diggs Apprehends Burglar in Home, Allegedly

Confronted burglar after award show

Last year we had LL Cool J apprehending someone in his home and apparently Taye…

By Sasha King

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Teacher Allows Students to Wear KKK Robes for Class Project?

What about the historical context?

A teacher in Las Vegas, NV allowed his students to dress up in KKK robes…

By Sasha King

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The Roots to Headline Super Bowl Tailgating Party

The Philadelphia-grown group is working on their upcoming 13th studio album, “& Then You Shoot Your Cousin."

If there is a band that can be labeled the hardest working band in show…

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Kwame Kilpatrick Spends Weekend in Jail

The Michigan Corrections Department facility was former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's home for a few days.

What is your opinion of Kilpatrick?

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CNN Revamps Brand, New Morning Show Planned

Role of current host, Soledad O'Brien, unclear

In an effort to bolster ratings CNN has hired some new talent to replace or…

By Sasha King

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Quality Connections: How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Professional Brand

Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit panelist LC Johnson teaches women how to brand themselves…

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Legacy Award Honoree: How Charlayne Hunter-Gault Helped Desegregate Schools

Legacy Award recipient and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first blacks to desegregate…

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