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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…

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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?

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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…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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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.

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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.…

By Sasha King

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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

Follow the live updates here.

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,…

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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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Pres. Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence

Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists

Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit

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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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Prominent Black Neurosurgeon Criticizes Obamacare

Dr. Carson says the "PC police are out in force everywhere"

Head of Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins says Obamacare is a bureaucracy

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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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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.

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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…

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Alabama High School Coach Makes Comments About First Lady’s Posterior

Teacher/coach is suspended without pay

An Alabama high school coach has been suspended without pay for making comments about the…

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Skeet- Shooting Obama Action Figure Released

Action figure of the president released days after White House photo showing him skeet-shooting

President Obama made headlines recently when a photo was released of him skeet shooting at…

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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.

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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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Obama Administration Designing New Oval Office

The Oval Office is getting an upgrade

Obama will be moved into a replica Oval Office during renovations

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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…

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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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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

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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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President Obama Fires a Gun in Newly Released Photo

Obama says he engages in skeet shooting all the time

White House releases a photo of President Obama discharging a shotgun

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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…

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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…

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Judge Delays Black Texas Woman’s Execution Until April

Kimberly McCarthy will not be put to death tonight, after all.

It is rare and often times unexpected to here of a woman being sentenced to…

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NYC Comptroller: Lack of Minority Participation in City Contracts is a Plague

John Liu looks to bring inclusion into other branches of the city’s government

John Liu’s policies of inclusion and transparency has led to significant city bond underwriting deals…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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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Rosa Parks Statue Planned for Capitol Hill

Parks will be the first African-American woman depicted in a statue on Capitol Hill

Congress to unveil a statue of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

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Teach a Child How to Shoot, the Answer to School Shootings?

Is creating a gun safety course a good or bad idea?

The “South Carolina Gun Safety Program” is a proposed bill by Republican Senator Lee Bright.

By Sasha King

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Former Secretary of State Condi Rice Moves to CBS News

Rice began her work on Face the Nation Sunday

CBS News hires former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a contributor

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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Nation Celebrates MLK Day as Obama is Inaugurated

Do you think MLK would be proud?

What a coincidence that both are on the same day.

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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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President Obama’s Official Portrait for Second Term Released

In the first official portrait the president was straight-faced; In his second, he's smiling

The White House releases President Obama’s official portrait for his second term

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

By Black Enterprise

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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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Allen West’s “Nuts” Letter for Sale on eBay

West's letter is described as "possibly the shortest letter from Congress in US History."

CAIR puts a letter Allen West wrote to them up for sale to raise funds

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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.

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Rangel Calls Obama’s Cabinet Picks ‘Embarrasing’

Three appointments in a row have been white men

Rep. Charlie Rangel from New York criticizes President Obama’s recent cabinet picks

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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?

By Amber McKynzie

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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Obama Inaugural Souvenir Shop Now Open

One of the goodies in the store is a commemorative poster by Chuck Close

A souvenir store has been opened for Obama’s Inaugural celebration

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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…

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Fiscal Cliff Deal May Extend Tax Cuts

Is this the deal either side wanted?

Lawmakers are seeking to avert more than $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts…

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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…

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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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President Obama and First Lady Release Kwanzaa Holiday Message

The President and First Lady send best wishes to those Americans celebrating Kwanzaa

The President and First Lady release a statement via the White House commemorating Kwanzaa

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Lisa Jackson, Head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to Resign

Lisa Jackson, a hero to many environmental groups, is stepping down

Head of the EPA has announced that she will be resigning soon after Obama embarks…

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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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Former New York Yankee Gets Arrested on Christmas

Baseball player brings in the holidays in jail.

Holidays can be a volatile time. Expectations are high and many people are reveling. This…

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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,…

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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.

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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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

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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…

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News Outlets Say Romney Overcharged Them

Did the Romney campaign overcharge people?

Several news organizations are claiming that Romney overcharged them during his campaign

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Ursula Burns, Kenneth Chennault Approached About Cabinet Positions

Obama administration sources say both Ursula Burns and Ken Chennault are on the short list of possible additions to Obama's cabinet

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and American Express CEO Kenneth Chennault are both in talks with…

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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…

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Gov. Nikki Haley Appoints Rep. Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate

Scott will become the only black U.S. Senator

South Carolina has made history by appointing its first black U.S. Senator since Reconstruction

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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…

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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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