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Who was the 1st Black Man to see Jesus? Ray Lewis Tries to Stop Former Girlfriend from Getting More Child Support Maryland Mother Fights for Son who was Jailed for Defending Himself Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare ESPN’s Rob Parker Questions Quarterback’s Blackness, Gets Suspended Jazz Saxophonist’s Daughter One of Victims in Conn. School Shooting Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post Al Roker and Jennifer Lopez Being Sued Over Show “Big Easy Justice” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Publicly Supports Gay Marriage Homeless Man Sleeping in Dumpster Crushed by Compactor Serena Williams Declines to Comment on White Player’s ‘Impersonation’ Meteorologist Fired for Responding to ‘Racist Anti-Afro’ Facebook Post Univision Television to Carry Bounce TV in Several Markets The Notorious B.I.G. 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Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’ The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors? Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay Parents Discover Daughter’s Death on Facebook Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Puts on Blackface, Calls it ‘Obama-Style’ Miami Dolphins Player Collared for Allegedly Choking Cabbie Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools In Ghana, the World’s Most Religious Country, Non-Believers Struggle to Find Their Place Katt Williams Sued For Awful Concert Performance New Edition Wins Lifetime Achievement Award Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Prompts Scramble for House Seat New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case Halle Berry’s Ex, Fiance Fight on Thanksgiving Florida Cop Quits After Saying He’d Assassinate Obama Boxer Hector Camacho Dead at 50 After Shooting Black Street Gangs a Hit on Native American Reservations Few People Arrested In New York For Marijuana Possession Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Documentary Flops in Ratings New Jimi Hendrix Album Will be Released March 2013 Fox Host: Being on Food Stamps Would Help me Lose Weight Black Man Killed by Cop Car in New York Gets a Closer Look Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling Vanessa Williams’ ’666 Park’ Show Cancelled Casey Anthony Attorney Will Represent Detective in Trayvon Martin Case Rapper Ja Rule Will Be Released from Prison Soon Kevin “Voice of Elmo” Clash Resigns from Sesame Street Florida Death Row Inmate Confesses to O. 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Simpson Murders Billy Scott, 70′s R&B Singer, Dead at 70 Rare Record of Ole Bluesman, Robert Johnson, Found Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review New Academic Standards Based on Race Spark Controversy in Virginia White Administrator Allowed to Sue Texas Southern University for Discrimination Cop Caught on Tape Beating up Clown Scientists Study Freestyle Rappers’ Brains Cory Booker Bets Twitter Follower to Live Off Food Stamps For a Week Allen West Granted a Recount In Florida Controversial Martin Luther King Biopic is Back On Poll Watcher Caught On Video Expressing Suspicions About Black Voters Black Student Racially Attacked at Ole Miss Student Accused of Murdering Her Roommate Found Not Guilty Solange Knowles’ Hair Earns a Closer Inspection From the TSA Court Strike’s Down Michigan’s Ban on Using Race in College Admissions Deion Sanders Calls Out White Reporter for Racism Katt Williams Arrested — Again Domestic Violence Charges get Dropped for Dez Bryant Problems?! 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Stacey Dash Pens Post-Election Screed on Romney Loss Ted Nugent Calls Obama supporters ‘Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats’ You’re Fired! Bus Driver who Beat up Woman Gets Fired History on Hold! 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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.…

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Laurence Afums

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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?

By Laurence Afums

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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.…

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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,…

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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

By Sasha King

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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BET’s ‘Don’t Sleep’ Gets Expanded Segment

Show goes from two hours a week to a one hour weekly segment

Show goes from two hours a week to a one hour weekly segment

By Sasha King

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Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘Rockefeller Republican in Blackface’

West says Obama doesn't care about poor people

West says Obama doesn’t care about poor people

By Makkada B. Selah

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Harvard’s Rev. Jonathan Walton Represents Black Church’s Shift

A new generation of post-Civil Right era church leaders influenced by hip-hop

A new generation of post-Civil Right era church leaders influenced by hip-hop

By Laurence Afums

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Will Gov. Deval Patrick Become the Next Black Senator?

He may have a chance to appoint himself in the coming months

He may have a chance to appoint himself in the coming months

By Laurence Afums

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Kevin Clash, Voice of Elmo, Allegedly had Sex with Teenage Boy

The puppeteer admits to the affair, but says the accuser was of legal age

The puppeteer admits to the affair, but says the accuser was of legal age

By Laurence Afums

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Papa John’s Pizza Will Reduce Workers’ Hours Because of Obamacare

The CEO plans on passing payroll costs to consumers and workers

The CEO plans on passing payroll costs to consumers and workers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Petraeus’ Mistress Sent Emails That Triggered Probe

Mistress sent angry emails to his other lady friend in Tampa

Mistress sent angry emails to his other lady friend in Tampa

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sherman Hemsley’s Will Is Valid, Judge Rules

The actor's burial was delayed by a heated legal fight

The actor’s burial was delayed by a heated legal fight

By Laurence Afums

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Herbert Carter, One of the Original Tuskegee Airmen, Is Dead at 95

May he rest in peace

May he rest in peace

By Laurence Afums

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on the Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court is set to hear and rule a key part of the Voting…

By Laurence Afums

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CNN’s Don Lemon Says Actor Jonah Hill Snubbed Him

Hill says: 'What do you want me to do? Move in with you?'

Hill says: ‘What do you want me to do? Move in with you?’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Judge Denies Halle Berry’s Request to Leave Country with Daughter

The actress wants to live in France with her new beau

The actress wants to live in France with her new beau

By Makkada B. Selah

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Milton Bradley Accused of Domestic Violence — Again

This is the third time the outfielder has been accused of hitting his wife

This is the third time the outfielder has been accused of hitting his wife

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kenyan Mom Names Newborn Twins Mitt and Barack

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Video Catches Nurses Performing Sex Acts on 98-year old

The stroke victim is aware of what's happening but can't call for help

The stroke victim is aware of what’s happening but can’t call for help

By Makkada B. Selah

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Van Jones, Mary Matalin Square Off Over Obama’s Second Term On CNN

The GOP strategist calls Obama's campaign "divisive"

The GOP strategist calls Obama’s campaign “divisive”

By Laurence Afums

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Damon Dash Discusses Estrangement From Jay-Z

'It was a business arrangement,' he says

‘It was a business arrangement,’ he says

By Laurence Afums

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Judge Orders Woman to Wear ‘Idiot’ Sign for Reckless Driving

She drove on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus

She drove on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rush Limbaugh Vents About President’s Re-Election Win

Shock-jock claims "small things beat big things on Tuesday."

Shock-jock claims “small things beat big things on Tuesday.”

By Sasha King

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Teacher Gets Bullied by Student at Baltimore High School

Where is the discipline? Where is the respect?

What kind of world do we live in when a teacher is bullied by a…

By Sasha King

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91 year-old Granny Wins the Lottery—Again!

Great-grandmother hits the lottery twice in three months

Great-grandmother hits the lottery twice in three months

By Makkada B. Selah

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Stacey Dash Pens Post-Election Screed on Romney Loss

The 'Clueless' actress congratulates the president, yet defends her right to endorse the candidate of her choice

The ‘Clueless’ actress congratulates the president, yet defends her right to endorse the candidate of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Ted Nugent Calls Obama supporters ‘Pimps, Whores & Welfare Brats’

The rocker vents on Twitter about Obama's re-election

The rocker vents on Twitter about Obama’s re-election

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You’re Fired! Bus Driver who Beat up Woman Gets Fired

Bus driver says he doesn't know what he could have done differently

Bus driver says he doesn’t know what he could have done differently

By Sasha King

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History on Hold! GOP Hopeful Mia Love Loses Utah

A rough end to what could have been history in the making

Republican Mia Love put up a good fight and faced plenty of adversity throughout her…

By Sasha King

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Detroit Museum Presents 44 Busts of Obama

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

By Makkada B. Selah

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Bloomingdale’s Launches Jimi Hendrix Menswear

The clothing line will be available for purchase later this month

The clothing line will be available for purchase later this month

By Makkada B. Selah

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Virginia Senate Candidate Defends Racist State Song

The song contains the words "darkie" and "massa"

The song contains the words “darkie” and “massa”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Skip Gates: The World’s First Black President Was In Mexico

Skip Gates on Vincente Guerrero, the first black president in history

Skip Gates on Vincente Guerrero, the first black president in history

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Denzel Washington’s Latest, ‘Flight,’ Surprises With Strong Numbers

The movie star continues his run as one of the most reliably bankable leads in Hollywood

The movie star continues his run as one of the most reliably bankable leads in…

By Gene Demby

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Morehouse College Employee’s Adult Video Causes Controversy

The tape focuses on gay black men

The tape focuses on gay black men

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Spike Lee Fired From James Brown Biopic

Lee replaced with a less experienced, white writer

Lee replaced with a less experienced, white writer

By Makkada B. Selah

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NeNe Leakes Sparks Controversy As Ebony’s ‘Power 100′ Covergirl

Does the magazine's choice send the wrong message?

Does the magazine’s choice send the wrong message?

By Black Enterprise

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Lansing, MI Is America’s Capital Of Biracial Kids

One out of every 25 people in the city identifies as mixed race

One out of every 25 people in the city identifies as mixed race

By Black Enterprise

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Venus, Serena, Head to Soweto To Give Tennis Lessons To Kids

The duo hope to inspire and instill confidence in African girls

The duo hope to inspire and instill confidence in African girls

By Gene Demby

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business

Most Workers Fixing New York Subways are Black, Latino

Subway cleanup after Hurricane Sandy comes with serious health risks

Subway cleanup after Hurricane Sandy comes with serious health risks

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White Staten Islanders Refuse to Help Black Mom Whose Sons Were Swept Away By Sandy

Two black Staten Island boys are believed to be Hurricane Sandy's youngest victims

Two black Staten Island boys are believed to be Hurricane Sandy’s youngest victims

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Accuser Says Cee-Lo Slipped Her Ecstasy, Had Sex With Her

Cee-Lo's lawyer says accuser demanded money before she went to police

Cee-Lo’s lawyer says accuser demanded money before she went to police

By Makkada B. Selah

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Balcony Where MLK Was Shot Will Open to Visitors

The scene has been untouched in the four decades since

The scene has been untouched in the four decades since

By Black Enterprise

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Black Unemployment Above 10 Percent for Last Half Century

Black unemployment keeps rising and politicians are paying no mind

Black unemployment keeps rising and politicians are paying no mind

By Black Enterprise

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White Couple Hangs Chair in Effigy Meant to Represent Obama

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

But they say they hold no animosity toward blacks

By Black Enterprise

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Spelman Scraps Intercollegiate Sports To Focus On Wellness

The HBCU plans to push students to participate in sports they can continue after they graduate

The HBCU plans to push students to participate in sports they can continue after they…

By Gene Demby

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Cory Booker Invites Hurricane Sandy Victims to His Home Via Twitter

He fed them fried fish and collard greens

He fed them fried fish and collard greens

By Makkada B. Selah

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Hurricane Sandy Unearths Coffins Near Baltimore

Pair of coffins rose on Halloween

Pair of coffins rose on Halloween

By Makkada B. Selah

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‘Jeffersons’ Actor Sherman Hemsley Still Not Buried

Body sits frozen while folks fight over $50k estate

Body sits frozen while folks fight over $50k estate

By Makkada B. Selah

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Halloween Antics: Chris Brown a “Terrorist”

Halloween costume distasteful for many Americans

Halloween costume distasteful for many Americans

By Sasha King

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Con Ed Estimates Power to Be Restored by Nov. 10

Overhead wires the biggest problem.

Overhead wires the biggest problem.

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Black Hockey Player Jeered in the Czech Republic

Team was fined for their fans' racial slurs

Team was fined for their fans’ racial slurs

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cee-Lo Green Accused of Sexual Assault

The 'Crazy' singer says the claim is bogus

The “Crazy” singer says the claim is bogus

By Makkada B. Selah

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Will White Supremacist Groups Spark a Race War if Obama Wins?

Do you fear what may happen if Obama is re-elected?

Do you fear what may happen if Obama is re-elected?

By Makkada B. Selah

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School officials believe new program to make college affordable to local students will bring hope to the city's youth.

Chicago Surpasses Last Year’s Murder Count

'Chiraq' reaches 436th homicide victim this year

‘Chiraq’ reaches 436th homicide victim this year

By Makkada B. Selah

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Women Smokers Who Quit Before 40 Extend Their Lives

Stopping before 40 greatly reduces your risk

Stopping before 40 greatly reduces your risk

By Makkada B. Selah

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108-Year-Old Woman Casts Vote for 1st Time Ever

Joanna Jenkins casted her vote for President Obama

Joanna Jenkins casted her vote for President Obama

By Black Enterprise

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‘MLK Was a Republican’ Billboard Sparks Outrage

Are you offended by this billboard?

Are you offended by this billboard?

By Black Enterprise

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Is Brooklyn Home to the World’s First Black Female Chess Master?

Rochelle Ballantyne may be on her way to history

Rochelle Ballantyne may be on her way to history

By Black Enterprise

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Top 5 NFL Performances in Week 8

Did you have any of these players on your fantasy team?

Did you have any of these players on your fantasy team?

By Black Enterprise

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Teacher Suspended After Posting Insulting Facebook Comments

Parents are calling for her removal

Parents are calling for her removal

By Gene Demby

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Toni Braxton Accused of Fraud

Court documents say the R&B star gave over $50,000 to avoid paying money she owes

Court documents say the R&B star gave over $50,000 to avoid paying money she owes

By Gene Demby

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Evelyn Lozada to Let Restraining Order Against Chad Johnson Expire

Will Evelyn and Chad reconcile?

Will Evelyn and Chad reconcile?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Prison Distorting our Picture of Black Progress?

"The effects of large-scale imprisonment makes it hard to effectively craft social policy," says Pettit

“The effects of large-scale imprisonment makes it hard to effectively craft social policy,” says Pettit

By Gene Demby

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Will Smith Freestyles at Gabrielle Union’s Birthday Party

Actor rocks the mic at a star-studded party in Miami

Actor rocks the mic at a star-studded party in Miami

By Makkada B. Selah

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Women of Power

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Female Leaders Winning: Bethann Hardison, a Leader in Fashion

Fashion industry leader Bethann Hardison talks her journey to diversify the industry.

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United Nations Hosts Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

On Nov. 19, the UN celebrates female entrepreneurs of 144 countries.

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