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New World Trade Center Vandalised With Racist Graffiti

Racist scrawl covers the bathrooms in the new World Trade Center

Vile comments pollute the new World Trade Center construction site

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Chicago Mother Loses Fourth Son to Shooting

Mother loses another child after gun violence explodes in the streets of Chicago.

A Chicago mother loses a second son to open gunfire in Chicago.

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History! Indiana’s 1st Black Physician Honored With Headstone

Dr. Samuel A. Elbert gets a headstone at the Crown Hill Cemetery

Elbert challenged the Medical College of Indiana in 1871 after they refused to grant him…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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A Thief? Mogul Russell Simmons Denies Accusations

Russell Simmons speaks out about scamming former employee out of millions.

Russell Simmons accused of taking millions from former Run Athletics President.

By Amber McKynzie

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Stevie Wonder Performing Super Bowl Weekend

Legendary Motown singer will hit the stage February 2nd in New Orleans

Can you believe Stevie is still belting out those tunes?

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T.I. and Tiny Discusses Black Love in EBONY

Rapper T.I. and Tiny Talk Marriage in Ebony Magazine’s “Black Love” Issue

The rapper/actor and his wife, Tiny, former Xscape singer, prove that not all celebrity couples…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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White Couple’s Black Child Booted Out of BMW Dealership in Brazil

BMW salespeople thought the seven year old black boy was a beggar and a vagrant

Adopted seven year old black son of white Brazilian couple racially-profiled

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Audit Shows HBCU Employee Received $60K Extra Pay in Error

The HBCU violated state law by paying an employee extra money

N.C. Central University tries to recoup over $60,000 from an employee they paid extra money

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Roland S. Martin will serve in a special advisory role for the National Association of Black Journalists.

NABJ Appoints Roland Martin Honorary Convention Chair

Martin: "I'm not running for president of NABJ"

Martin will join forces with NABJ in a special role for its 2013 convention.

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Employers Fire Workers After Showing Support for Obamacare

Companies across the country fire employees for supporting Obama and Obamacare initiatives.

Employers across the country exercise their right to fire employees for political affiliation.

By Amber McKynzie

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Cornel West Disappointed in President Obama’s Use of MLK’s Bible

Dr. Cornel West speaks out against President Obama being sworn in using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible.

Cornel West expresses disappointment in President Obama during panel at George Washington University.

By Amber McKynzie

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Alicia Keys Plans Her Own Version of the National Anthem for Super Bowl

Is that a risky move?

The Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Sunday, Feburary 3rd and it features a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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A Diminishing Legacy: Postal Job Cuts Threaten Black Middle Class

Budget cuts lead to more economic challenges for minority workers

U.S. Postal Service having eliminated 168,000 jobs since 2006. More cuts are expected, meaning more…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Jennifer Hudson: “American Idol Should go out on Top”

The former contestant thinks it's time for the show to end

Do you agree?

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Black Viewers Boost OWN’s Ratings

Are black folks saving OWN?

Analyst says new shows appealing to African-Americans have saved Oprah’s once fledgling network

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Former Miss America Says her Seat was Moved Because She’s Black

Former Miss America, Ericka Dunlap, claims producers removed her from her seat during the Miss America pageant

Is she making a big deal out of this?

By Amber McKynzie

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Lupe Fiasco Thrown Off-Stage During Inaugural Concert

Organizers say they're all for free speech but Lupe went on for too long

Rapper Lupe Fiasco delivers anti-Obama speech and song at Inauguration party and is asked to…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Russell Simmons and Rev. Run Accused of Cheating Business Partner

Rev Run's "Pastry" Shoe Line is worth 50 million

A business partner in Rev. Run Athletics “Pastry” Shoe Line accuses Simmons brothers of hiding…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted for Bribery

Nagin is the first New Orleans mayor to be indicted on federal corruption charges in the town's entire 295-year history

Former mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin has been indicted by a federal grand jury…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Dick Gregory Calls Spike Lee Out on “Django Unchained” Comments

It seems as if Spike Lee is all by himself regarding his comments on Django Unchained

Do you agree with Gregory?

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“Diff’rent Strokes” Star Conrad Bain Dead at 89

Was this one of your favorite shows growing up?

Bain died in his home in California

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Robin Roberts Plans Her Return to GMA in February

Popular Good Morning America host is making a successful return to ABC

Do you watch GMA?

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Join us Tuesday at 11a.m. for a Twitter Chat with Comedienne Sommore

The popular comedienne chats with our Black Enterprise audience about anything and everything.

She will talk about her career as a comedian, tips on entering the business, and…

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Is “Olivia Pope” Just Another Reality Show Chick?

Do you think Scandal's Olivia Pope is a class act or not?

Scandal’s Olivia Pope is compared to the home-wrecking “wh****” of reality TV

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Why Doesn’t Skin Bleaching go Away?

One in three women on the African continent use skin lighteners

A new report shows skin bleaching on the African continent is rampant

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Ft. Lauderdale Airport Janitor Finds $13k, iPad; Turns it in

What would you have done?

An airport janitor finds valuables left behind by a passenger and immediately turns them in.

By Makkada B. Selah

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CEO: “I Will Start Killing People if Obama Introduces Tighter Gun Control”

CEO calls Obama a "dictator," posts a ranting video online

One CEO says he’s willing to go to outrageous lengths to protect his right to…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Can Celebrities Keep Their Privacy?

Does being a public figure mean you have to give up your privacy?

What do you think of the lack of privacy celebrities have?

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Kobe Bryant’s Ex-Wife Selling Post-Divorce Mansion for $3.2 Million

Kobe Bryant's ex-wife sells one of three million-dollar mansions obtained from her divorce.

Vanessa Bryant finally signs off on paper work to sell her million-dollar Newport Beach mansion.

By Amber McKynzie

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Freeway Ricky Ross Takes Rapper Rick Ross to Court

Maybach Music Group CEO being sued for allegedly stealing the name and life of former drug dealer Freeway Ricky Ross

Do you think the rapper should change his name?

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Hollywood’s Favorite Holiday Moments Caught on Twitter

Hollywood's favorite celebrities share their best holiday moments on Twitter.

Which one of these stand out to you?

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Black Prep School Teacher Files Racial Discrimination Suit

School claims the black male teacher sent inappropriate text messages to a female student

A math teacher from a wealthy Philadelphia prep school files a lawsuit after he was…

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Study Shows Racial Pride Enhances Learning

Teaching kids to be proud of their race may have beneficial effects on their G.P.A.

New research finds that racial pride facilitates learning in children

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Colleges Still Not That Diverse, Study Finds

Racial diversification of college campuses has slowed since the 1960s and 70s

Georgetown University professor claims racial diversification at U.S. college campuses is slowing down

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Jackson 5 Cartoon Series Now on DVD, Blu-Ray

The Jackson 5 cartoon aired from 1971 to 1972

Dreamworks Classics is making the beloved 1970s Jackson 5 cartoon series available for purchase

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jackson Estate Pays Model $55,000 for “Thriller” Video

Michael Jackson estate agrees to $55,000 settlement with Ola Ray.

After suits filed in 2009 against the Michael Jackson estate for back payments, the estate…

By Amber McKynzie

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Listener Calls ESPN’s Jemele Hill a ‘Spear-Chucker,’ Jungle Bunny

Hill says she receives racist hate mail on a regular basis

In a letter filled with racial slurs, a listener urges ESPN’s management to get rid…

By Makkada B. Selah

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High School Freshman Gives Black Female Classmate a Noose

The perpetrator of the "joke" was suspended from school

A high school freshman has been suspended from school after he gave a black classmate…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nevada NAACP Elects White President for First Time Ever

Local lawyer Jeffrey Blanck has a long history of service with the NAACP

Local chapter of the NAACP elects the first white president in its 66 year history

By Makkada B. Selah

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Italian Soccer Player Walks Off Field to Protest Racism

Other players and the game officials walked off too

An Italian soccer player of Ghanian descent walks off the field in protest after fans…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is the Title of National Geographic’s “Wild Wives of Africa” a Racist Play?

Are you offended by the title?

With all of the reality tv shows to choose from, Nat Geo must have thought…

By Sasha King

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Stores Recall Nap Nanny Chairs After 5 Deaths

Major retailers are warning consumers not to buy Nap Nanny recliners

After several complaints, even deaths, stores are recalling Nap Nanny recliners

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Robin Roberts Reaches Important 100-Day Milestone

The star anchor is now reunited with her dog.

How has Robin inspired you?

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Tyra Banks: “I Won’t be Happy If I’m not a Mother”

Top Model wants to fulfill life dream of being a mother

Tyra says she wants her dream of motherhood to come true “very soon.”

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Girl Scouts Partners With Sorority to Promote STEM Careers Among Girls

New initiative will provide educational access to minority youth

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) partnered with Sigma Gamma Rho to help build awareness…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Kentucky Man Erects Watermelon-Eating Obama Effigy

Kentucky man says his effigy of Obama eating a watermelon is popular in his all-white neighborhood

A man in Kentucky is defending his Obama effigy as freedom of speech

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Terry Glover, Managing Editor of Ebony Magazine, Dies on Christmas Eve

Glover had been with the magazine for 6 years.

Terry Glover, managing editor of Ebony Magazine since 2009, passed away Christmas Eve.

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Chris Brown and Rihanna: Does Love Truly Conquer All?

Are Chris Brown and Rihanna experiencing true love?

Yes, by now, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos of Chris Brown and Rihanna sitting,…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Rihanna and Chris Brown Come out Publicly at Lakers, Knicks Game

Their first public appearance together in a long time on national television.

Do you care about these two or not?

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Transgender Poses as Michelle Obama for Candy Magazine

Connie Fleming poses as Michelle Obama on magazine cover

Candy Magazine is dedicated to transversal style

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Austin Brown says ‘It’s Been an Uphill Battle’

Being an offspring of the famous Jackson family doesn't guarantee success in the music business

Who is Austin Brown? He’s only the nephew of Michael Jackson, son of Rebbie Jackson.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Woman Threatens to Kill School Kids With a Shovel

Do you think she should have been arrested?

A Pennsylvania woman exhibited threatening behavior to school children

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Photo of Michael Jackson’s Last Driver’s License Released

Why is his driver's license photo important to be released?

Jackson, full name Michael Joe Jackson, is shown in a black dress shirt in a…

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Rapper Capital Steez Dead at 19

Rapper Joey Bada$$ tweeted the news of Steez' death.

No details have been released on his death.

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Tamar Braxton Backpedals on Her Beyonce Statements

Do you think Tamar Braxton is doing damage control?

Tamar Braxton now says she didn’t say she was skeptical about Beyonce’s pregnancy

By Makkada B. Selah

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Buju Banton Awaiting Ruling on Mistrial Request

Do you think Buju should get a new trial?

A Florida newspaper has reported that a juror did improper research during Buju Banton’s trial…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Rock Settles Lawsuit with Hungarian Model

Chris Rock claims he was set-up but settles lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a Hungarian model against actor-comedian Chris Rock has been settled

By Makkada B. Selah

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Reality TV Mom Won’t Let Daughter Play Outside: ‘She’ll Get Too Dark’

Do you think black men prefer lighter-skinned women?

A mother on ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ won’t let her daughter play outside in the sun…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Katt Williams Slams ‘Django Unchained,’ Calls Jamie Foxx Gay

Do you think Katt Williams is hatin?

During a recent stand up act in L.A., Katt Williams calls actor Jaime Foxx gay

By Makkada B. Selah

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Beyonce, Chris Rock and Others Star in Gun Control Video

Celebrities are joining the fight for gun control legislation

A nonprofit organization fighting for gun control laws, has asked stars Beyonce, Chris Rock,…

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Rev. Al Sharpton: “I Will Protest Against the NRA”

Civil rights leader calls for a real movement against guns.

Sharpton mentioned the near murder of Democrat Gabrielle Giffords last year and the shootings at…

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Who was the 1st Black Man to see Jesus?

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., discusses the first black man who may have seen Jesus

The New Testament refers to a number of black people as well, including Simon of…

By Black Enterprise

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Ray Lewis Tries to Stop Former Girlfriend from Getting More Child Support

The Baltimore Ravens linebacker claims what his child's mother currently receives is enough

A judge must decide if the mother of NFL linebacker Ray Lewis’ child deserves more…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Maryland Mother Fights for Son who was Jailed for Defending Himself

Though Brandon Jackson was fending off a mob of white males, he was the one charged and jailed

A black Maryland man has been jailed for attempted murder, but sources say he was…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare

The pizza chain founder files one of many pending lawsuits against Obamacare

Founder sues the Federal government saying providing mandatory contraception and abortions is immoral.

By Makkada B. Selah

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ESPN’s Rob Parker Questions Quarterback’s Blackness, Gets Suspended

Parker said the Redskins Quarterback is 'not really down with the cause.'

Rob Parker has been suspended from ESPN indefinitely pending an investigation of his comments.

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Jazz Saxophonist’s Daughter One of Victims in Conn. School Shooting

Her older brother also attended the school but was unharmed in the incident.

The New York Amsterdam News is reporting that jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter was one…

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Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post

City commissioner mocked Obama, blacks and Latinos on his Facebook page

John Sims apologized publicly after making a racially-charged Facebook post

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Al Roker and Jennifer Lopez Being Sued Over Show “Big Easy Justice”

Spike TV reality show produced by the pair is being taken to court

19-year-old says he was falsely labeled a crook on the show “Big Easy Justice.”

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

Reed says "marriage is a fundamental right for everyone."

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage.

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Homeless Man Sleeping in Dumpster Crushed by Compactor

Homeless man was just seeking a warm place to sleep

A Fort Worth, Texas man who sought a warm place to sleep in a garbage…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Serena Williams Declines to Comment on White Player’s ‘Impersonation’

Do you think the prank was racist?

Dutch tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki poked fun at Serena Williams’ appearance during a tennis match.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Meteorologist Fired for Responding to ‘Racist Anti-Afro’ Facebook Post

Male viewer criticized the appearance of black woman meteorologist

ABC meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired after she responded to a criticism of her hair…

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Bounce TV Acquires Broadcast Network Rights To The American Bible Challenge and Catch 21

Univision Television to Carry Bounce TV in Several Markets

Bounce will now be seen in 24 of the top 25 African American Markets.

The African American-focused tv station will now have 68% U.S. coverage and affiliates in 24…

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Notorious B.I.G. Autopsy Report Revealed

TMZ.com shows the official never before seen report

Christopher Wallace’s autopsy report revealed 15 years later

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Junior High History Lesson: Create a Business Plan for Enslaving Africans

Students received imaginary tools including manacles, whips, thumb screws, iron brands, muskets and barracoons

Junior high school history lesson asked kids to devise a business proposal for enslaving Africans

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Predominantly White Sorority’s ‘Racially-Insensitive’ Photo Angers Many

What do you think of this photo?

After a Mexican-themed party, sorority girls post a photo on Facebook and Tumblr.

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Jet Magazine Features First Male Gay Couple in Weddings Section

How do you feel about Jet's decision?

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince are now newlyweds.

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Stringer Bell’ Look-a Like Captured by Cops After Robbing Banks

Do you think he looks like Stringer?

He robbed a total of 11 banks.

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Katt Williams Bailed Out by Suge Knight

Police say Katt struggled with officers

Did you ever know these two were affiliated?

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Morgan State University Player’s Alleged Killer Caught

Police think there was previous beef between the two

A man has been charged in the murder of a Morgan State University football player

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Burglar Gets Black Eyes and Stitches After Breaking into Home

When burglar gets beat up by homeowners

He had it coming, didn’t he.

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Four Hofstra Basketball Players Arrested for String of Dorm Room Break-ins

The four players have been suspended from the team

Four Hofstra basketball players have been charged with stealing cash, iPhones and iPads from dorm…

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Kiss My A**’: Lawman’s Letter to Ku Klux Klan Goes Viral

Attorney General of Alabama had a few choice words for the KKK in 1976

He wasn’t scared of the Klan at all.

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NPR’s Michele Norris’ ‘Race Card’ Project Sparks Dialogue

Journalist solicited 'race cards' from all over the world

Award-winning journalist gets people to write down six words on a card about race

By Makkada B. Selah

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Two Struggling Rappers Attempt to Extort Son of Goldman Sachs Big-shot

The struggle rappers said 'put up the money for our record or we'll kill your girlfriend and your family.'

Extortionists were arrested.

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NBA Players Halloween Costumes Show Them Shooting Referee

Did you ever expect this from Spurs players?

If the photos are real, expect heavy suspensions.

By Black Enterprise

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Kansas City Chief’s Jovan Belcher Kills His Girlfriend, Then Himself

Belcher thanked his coaches before killing himself

Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs has been involved in a tragic…

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Lawyer for Jordan Russell Davis Family Downplays ‘The Race Card’

Davis' family doesn't want the media to make this about race.

A tragic end for a young black man.

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Fist Fight Erupts in Court After Judge Gives Sentence

Man killed a six-year-old while driving under the influence

Angry family members of a slain six year old come to blows with family members…

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Chris Brown Off The Hook For Snatching Cellphone

Brown was accused of snatching a woman's iPhone

The Miami District Attorney won’t be filing charges against singer Chris Brown.

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Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Beach Country Club

'He won't be invited back' they said

Michael Jordan didn’t follow the dress code at a Miami Beach country club.

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White Coeds Put on Blackface, Call Themselves ‘True Negroes’

"We kinda look like apes right now...Planet of the Apes...Planet of the Negroes"

Do you believe their explanation?

By Makkada B. Selah

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George Zimmerman Sending Handwritten Thank You Cards to Donors

Lawyers say his money is running low

Zimmerman defense team announces that donors to George ZImmermans defense fund will receive a hand-written…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

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The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors?

Neighbors say All Star NBA'er was a neighborhood nuisance

Who do you believe?

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Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay

Do you think he's lost his cotton-picking mind?

Glenn Beck listed an item on sale on Ebay which featured an Obama figurine in…

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Parents Discover Daughter’s Death on Facebook

The parents were not officially notified

Parents of a 17-year-old freshman are very upset after school failed to notify them of…

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Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Puts on Blackface, Calls it ‘Obama-Style’

He claims he's not a racist

Do you agree that he’s not a racist?

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Miami Dolphins Player Collared for Allegedly Choking Cabbie

Cabbie says the 6'2'' NFLer got "aggressive"

When will these athletes ever learn?

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Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity

The organization will help kids from broken homes

Former boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson hopes to help children who are at-risk achieve their…

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Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools

Blacks and Latinos make up less than one in four students at top schools.

“There are significant inequities in the quality of education and certainly the outcomes for students…

By Laurence Afums

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In Ghana, the World’s Most Religious Country, Non-Believers Struggle to Find Their Place

Ghana is the world's most devout nation.

Businesses begin their days with morning prayers in Ghana.

By Laurence Afums

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Katt Williams Sued For Awful Concert Performance

During the show Katt took his clothes off

A concertgoer has filed a class action lawsuit for Katt Williams’ non-performance on November 16

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New Edition Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Bobby Brown fails to mention Whitney during his acceptance speech

For its 25th anniversary, the show honored the 80s R&B band New Edition

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Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Prompts Scramble for House Seat

A mad scramble has ensued for Jackson Jr's seat.

Who will replace Jackson Jr?

By Laurence Afums

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New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case

DNA evidence later exonerated five black and Latino teenagers who spent years behind bars

A new film by Sarah Burns and Ken Burns takes a look at one of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Halle Berry’s Ex, Fiance Fight on Thanksgiving

Aubry became angry after Martinez told him 'it's time to move on'

After Gabriel Aubry comes to pick up his and Halle Berry’s daughter on Thanksgiving morning,…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Cop Quits After Saying He’d Assassinate Obama

Cop claims his comments were hyperbole.

Have you ever seen this level of anger towards a U.S. president?

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Boxer Hector Camacho Dead at 50 After Shooting

A legend passes.

He was declared clinically brain dead on Thursday and placed on life support.

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Black Street Gangs a Hit on Native American Reservations

The true story of the current struggle of Native Americans has remained largely untold and misunderstood.

According to the FBI, Native American gang membership has sharply risen in the last decade.

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Few People Arrested In New York For Marijuana Possession

Cyrus Vance, the powerful D.A. for Manhattan, said that there are considerable long-term economic consequences for the people arrested.

The study tracked arrests over a 15-year period.

By Laurence Afums

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Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers

The man allegedly stole two DVD players

Black Friday weekend turns deadly as a suspected shoplifter at Walmart dies after being apprehended…

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Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Documentary Flops in Ratings

The Lee film struggled against tough competition: NFL games on NBC and The X-Factor on Fox.

Show was dedicated to the King of Pop’s 1987 landmark album.

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New Jimi Hendrix Album Will be Released March 2013

Music from the album was produced in 1968 and 1969

A new Jimi Hendrix album will be released featuring previously unheard tracks

By Makkada B. Selah

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Fox Host: Being on Food Stamps Would Help me Lose Weight

The discussion on Fox News centered around Cory Booker's food stamp channel.

“Could you live on 133 bucks a month for food?”

By Laurence Afums

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Black Man Killed by Cop Car in New York Gets a Closer Look

Witness accounts of the accident contradict the NYPD's report

The NYPD has hired an independent accident reconstruction expert to determine how Tamon Robinson died

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling

The sign warns against teenagers of the 'Afro American race'

A sign posted in a Houston apartment complex encourages residents to profile black teenagers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Vanessa Williams’ ’666 Park’ Show Cancelled

Williams played an Upper East Side Manhattan socialite

ABC has decided not to renew Vanessa Williams’ prime time drama

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Casey Anthony Attorney Will Represent Detective in Trayvon Martin Case

Detective wanted manslaughter charges, not second degree murder

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s attorney, will be representing police detective Chris Serino in the George…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Ja Rule Will Be Released from Prison Soon

Will you be happy to see him return to the hip-hop game?

According to his website, Ja Rule is set to be released in three months

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin “Voice of Elmo” Clash Resigns from Sesame Street

A new person has come forward accusing Clash of underage sex with a teenage boy

Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street amid accusations from two men that he had…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Death Row Inmate Confesses to O. J. Simpson Murders

The serial killer told his family that he did it

Could it be?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Billy Scott, 70′s R&B Singer, Dead at 70

The beloved singer had battled cancer

Scott was one of the champions of “Carolina Beach” music.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rare Record of Ole Bluesman, Robert Johnson, Found

Robert Johnson was one of the architects of modern blues

While digging in the crates in Pittsburgh a man finds a rare Robert Johnson record…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review

Inmates say they feel like lepers

A federal judge will soon be deciding if it’s legal to isolate inmates with H.I.V.…

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New Academic Standards Based on Race Spark Controversy in Virginia

What do you think of Virginia's decision?

Virginia’s decision to set different academic benchmarks based on race has sparked controversy

By Laurence Afums

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White Administrator Allowed to Sue Texas Southern University for Discrimination

What do you think of this case?

A law school dean said she was being forced out because of her race.

By Laurence Afums

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Cop Caught on Tape Beating up Clown

The clown was reportedly chasing cars with a toy gun.

What do you think of this clip?

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Scientists Study Freestyle Rappers’ Brains

The results provide insight into how we improvise

Scientists in Bethesda, Maryland think freestyle rappers have something to contribute to science

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Cory A. Booker and Tech Executives Call for Policies to Support Growth and Job Creation

Cory Booker Bets Twitter Follower to Live Off Food Stamps For a Week

Offensive challenge or not?

A Twitter exchange over the role of government leads to a wager

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Allen West Granted a Recount In Florida

A judge had previously denied his request for a recount

Do you think he should concede already?

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Controversial Martin Luther King Biopic is Back On

King's estate reportedly exerted pressure on the filmmakers to shelve it

Do you want to see a MLK biopic?

By Laurence Afums

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Poll Watcher Caught On Video Expressing Suspicions About Black Voters

Man: 'I saw "double or triple the amount" of people of color that I see at the mall.'

Did you see any poll watchers acting like this Colorado one did?

By Laurence Afums

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Black Student Racially Attacked at Ole Miss

The freshman said he feared for his life

The FBI and civil rights organizations are investigating a hate crime on the campus of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Student Accused of Murdering Her Roommate Found Not Guilty

The two roommates at the HBCU had a contentious relationship all semester

The jury decided that Alexis Simpson acted in self-defence in the fatal stabbing of her…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Solange Knowles’ Hair Earns a Closer Inspection From the TSA

It's "discrim-FRO-nation," the singer joked

Has this happened to you?

By Laurence Afums

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Court Strike’s Down Michigan’s Ban on Using Race in College Admissions

Justices said the ban violated the rights of minority applicants

A Michigan appeals court invalidated a ballot measure that prohibited colleges and universities there from…

By Laurence Afums

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Deion Sanders Calls Out White Reporter for Racism

Sanders called the reporter a racist.

NFL veteran Deion Sanders responds to allegations from a white reporter that his charter school…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Katt Williams Arrested — Again

The comedian allegedly hit someone over the head with a bottle in the club

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested again for assault — just another arrest in a…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Domestic Violence Charges get Dropped for Dez Bryant

Judge offers counseling for star wide receiver

ez Bryant, the wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys is getting a reprieve in court.…

By Sasha King

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Problems?! Lil Scrappy Cheated by Concert Promoter

Vows to never work with the promoter again

According to reports, rapper Lil Scrappy was scheduled to perform in a concert in Louisville,…

By Sasha King

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Man Tells Cops He’s ‘Ready To Die’ as Shots Ring Out

Man pulled a gun on officers

Man pulled a gun on officers

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Business Owner Kills Himself Over Obama Win?

A Key West man is found dead with the words 'F**k Obama' written over his will

A Key West man is found dead with the words ‘F**k Obama’ written over his…

By Makkada B. Selah

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24-Year-Old Sheldon Stephens Identified as Kevin Clash Accuser

He has quite a lengthy rap sheet

He has quite a lengthy rap sheet

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Black Lacrosse Player Protests ‘Ninja Please’ Tag Line

His boycott could cost him his career

His boycott could cost him his career

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Michael Jackson Aide Files Class Action Suit Against AEG

MJ's personal assistant claims AEG is financially responsible for Dr. Conrad Murray's incompetence

MJ’s personal assistant claims AEG is financially responsible for Dr. Conrad Murray’s incompetence

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Voice of Elmo’ Kevin Clash’s Abuse Accuser Recants Underage Sex Claim

Did you believe Clash was guilty of engaging in sex with a minor?

Did you believe Clash was guilty of engaging in sex with a minor?

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Drunken Racist Tries to Start Fight in Airport with Black Man

Both men go at it in airport waiting area

Altercations in airports should be taboo, but if you are drunk it seems like common…

By Sasha King

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Fight Breaks Out On Line for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Video game violence gets displayed on the street

Do you ever wonder how people seem to catch fights on video like they know…

By Sasha King

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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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BE Launches New Women of Power Website

We can hardly wait for the Women of Power Summit in March, and judging by all…

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