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New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters Bullied Queens Girl Hangs Herself Evander Holyfield to Surrender Driver’s License Over Nonsupport Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos Illinois House Approves Carry of Concealed Guns Pennsylvania Woman Stabs Husband-to-Be on Their Wedding Day The 50th Anniversary of the African Union: Has it Lived Up to its Promise? Cost of Obamacare Insurance Premiums in California Revealed Eric Holder Allegedly Playing Key Role in ‘Criminalizing Journalism’ Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised 2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth Mary J. 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Comedian Sinbad Files For Bankruptcy ‘The Root’s Managing Editor Resigns Anti-Gay Killing in Greenwich Village Called Hate Crime Pres. Obama Gives Rousing Morehouse College Commencement Address Singer Akon Ordered to Pay $5K a Month Child Support Dwayne Wade: ‘I Was Probably a Terrible Husband’ 75 Year Old Man Accused of Running Prostitution Ring in Senior Housing Father and Son to Graduate Morehouse Together Allen West Signs on as Fox News Contributor Beyonce Pregnant with Second Child Rihanna Sues British Retailer, Topshop, for $5M LisaRay McCoy to Appear on Another Reality Show Usher’s Former Nanny Files Suit for Unpaid Overtime Obama’s Scandals Mars 2nd Term Agenda Winnie Mandela Ordered to Sell Possessions to Pay Debt Wall Street Investment in Rental Properties Raises Concern Acting Director of IRS Resigns 13 States Where Students Are Drowning in Student Loan Debt Blood Alcohol Limit: It Could be Lowered Soon Dr. Dre’s $70 Million USC Donation Seeks Innovators Why Wasn’t GOP Angry When IRS Audited NAACP in 2004? Another Italian Soccer Match Stopped Due to Racist Fans NFL Player LeSean McCoy’s Accuser ‘Had no Visible Injuries’ Chuck D to Receive an Honorary Doctorate from Adelphi Matthew Knowles Owes IRS More Than $1.2 Million in Back Taxes Malcolm X’s Grandson: Arrests Made in Killing Memphis School Cheating Architect Gets 7 Years Pres. Obama Chides IRS for Targeting Tea Party O.J. Simpson To Ask Judge For New Las Vegas Trial Little Richard’s Childhood House Being Moved Maxine Waters Steps Up as Leader of House Financial Services Committee Bill Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured Kid President Speaks a Special Mother’s Day Message to Moms Everywhere Charles Ramsey Takes Rescue Story To D.C. Anthony Brown Launches Campaign for Maryland Governor Are U.S. Company Ads Getting More Racist? Student Debt Keeps the Young From Big Spending Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire Spelman and Morehouse Students Speak Out About Rape Allegations Who Pays the Higher Cost for Tax Evasion, Black or White Celebrities? Good News Friday: Spelman College Twins Become the School’s First Co-Valedictorians ATM Thieves Take $45 Million in Just Hours Boston Police Didn’t Know About FBI Warning on Tsarnaev Waffle House Brawl Gets Ugly When Employee Rips Co-Worker’s Hair Out Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Murdered Black Voters Really Showed Up In 2012: Census Columbia University Football Player Charged with Hate Crime Rapper Eve Wants to Raise Color-Blind Kids Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey a Repeat Domestic Abuser? Lil Kim Sued for $15 Million by Former Business Partner Last Minute: Mississippi Man’s Execution Postponed Robin Roberts Is ‘Most Trusted’ TV News Personality New Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson Black Farmers Defend USDA Settlement After Critical New York Times Story Extended Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed from Taking Jobs Jason Collins Speaks on Regret of Hurting Former Girlfriend Chris Brown’s Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms Meet Charles Ramsey, Missing Ohio Teen’s Savior Politician Shot Dead While Drinking Beer on Beach Chicago Teen Shooting Victim Returns to School NFL’s Plaxico Burress Ponies Up Cash to Crash Victim Senate Bill Helps States Tax Internet Shopping Smartphone Thieves Beware Of “Kill Switch” Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly 911 Call Released Jay-Z Bids to Revamp Nassau Coliseum Magic Johnson is Latest Victim of L.A. 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Prophet Beaten By Police in Kentucky Beyoncé Bans Professional Photographers From World Tour Inmate Fathers 4 Kids With Prison Guards, Makes $16k a Month in Jail Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards Republican Newsletter Jokes About Killing Pro-Obamacare GOPers Florida Woman Crashes Car into Target DMX Upset With Oprah After Iyanla Vanzant Interview Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested Maureen Dowd Says Obama ‘Has Not Learned How to Govern.’ Lauryn Hill Faces Eviction as her Sentencing Nears NJ Woman Suing CVS for $1M Over Racist Receipt Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection Are Michael Jackson’s Kids Really His?

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New Report Says Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Natural Disasters

In the wake of the tornado in Oklahoma, the NAACP investigated disaster preparedness among African-Americans

NAACP’s report shows blacks are more often displaced after disasters

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Bullied Queens Girl Hangs Herself

The school, IS 109, has a history of harassment back to at least 2010 and earned a “C” for its school environment in the city's 2012 progress reports

Do you think anyone will be held accountable?

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Evander Holyfield to Surrender Driver’s License Over Nonsupport

Holyfield defaulted on his payment plan

Former boxing champ owes over $300K in back child support

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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos

America's "toughest sheriff" plans to appeal judge's ruling

Do you think he’s a racist?

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Illinois House Approves Carry of Concealed Guns

Proposal faces stiff opposition from Chicago politicians

Illinois is the only state in the nation that bans residents from carrying concealed weapons.

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Pennsylvania Woman Stabs Husband-to-Be on Their Wedding Day

Groom dies the day he's supposed to get married

Woman allegedly could not believe her fiance was dead

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The 50th Anniversary of the African Union: Has it Lived Up to its Promise?

President of Ghana says Africans have the responsibility to 'be each other's keeper'

President of Ghana says the African Union is serving the continent

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Cost of Obamacare Insurance Premiums in California Revealed

California has the highest number of uninsured residents

California’s Obamacare premiums announced

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Eric Holder Allegedly Playing Key Role in ‘Criminalizing Journalism’

Justice Dept. claims they don't plan to file any charges against the reporter

Eric Holder personally signs off on warrant to search reporter’s personal email

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalised

A visitor found an image of "Little Black Sambo"

The family is shocked and dismayed by the discovery of graffiti on actor’s grave

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2-Year Colleges Getting Less Funding Than Needed

Student bodies have become poorer and more heavily black and Latino, study finds.

Report warns of a widening gap between community colleges and four-year institutions.

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Fast Life: U.S. Cities Show Strong Growth

Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Columbus, Ohio among the growing cities

Marriages and births are down, but densely populated locales are experiencing an unexpected population boom.

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Mary J. Blige Hit With $3.4M Tax Lien

Singer owes substantial amounts for the last three tax years

A representative says the Grammy Award winning singer is working with a new team to…

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama Pick, Sri Srinivasan, Unanimously Confirmed by Senate

Could he be a potential Supreme Court nominee?

Obama’s pick, Srinivasan, breezes through confirmation hearings

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Trayvon Martin Case: Defense Releases Texts and Photos on Trayvon’s Phone

In one text, Trayvon talks about smoking "weed"

An upcoming hearing to determine if photos and texts can be used

By Makkada B. Selah

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Homeless Teen Graduates as Valedictorian, Will Attend Spelman

Her advice: 'Do what you have to do right now so that you can have the future that you want'

Teen who lived in mother’s car and ‘went hungry sometimes’ excels in school

By Makkada B. Selah

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JetBlue Airways Takes Flight to Philadelphia International Airport

Five daily nonstop flights between Boston and Philadelphia begin today

Starting today, JetBlue will serve Philadelphia International Airport with nonstop flights from Boston’s Logan Airport

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Makes No. 4 on Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ List

Mrs. Obama was right behind Melinda Gates

Michelle Obama named one of the World’s ‘Most Powerful Women’

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Gospel Singer Files Suit Against McDonalds Over Chicken Sandwich

The sandwich was allegedly purchased at the McDonalds near the World Trade Center

Brooklyn woman says she will never be the same

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Lessons on Customer Engagment from the Detroit Auto Show

U.S. Automakers Trim Traditional Summer Breaks

Major automakers speeding up production to meet growing demand for new cars and trucks

What do you think of this move?

By Aaron Morrison

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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Overhaul Bill

Protection for same sex couples did not make the cut

Historic measure would create a path to citizen ship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

By Aaron Morrison

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Virginia Walmart Suspects White Father of Kidnapping Biracial Daughters

The interracial couple has been married for ten years

Walmart shoppers think biracial daughters “don’t fit” with white father

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12-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed During Robbery Attempt

"It's really a shame you can't even let your kids play outside," the mother said

Boy killed during a robbery attempt on the streets of New Jersey

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Retailers Facing Backlash Over Factory Conditions

Beyonce pushing swimsuit for H&M that is mass produced in Bangladesh

H&M says its leading an effort to hold factory owners accountable for unsafe facilities.

By Aaron Morrison

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I.R.S. Scandal Hearings Kick Off in Congress

Some Republicans looking for ways to tie scandal to Obama's White House

Republicans are out for blood over reports that tax officials targeted tea party groups.

By Aaron Morrison

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Obama’s Budget Would Cut Deficit by $1.1 Trillion

Democrats and Republicans have not agreed to come to table about it

President’s budget proposal includes higher taxes on high-income families, millionaires and tobacco.

By Aaron Morrison

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Winning $590M Powerball Ticket Bought In Florida

Sunshine State has had more Powerball winners than any other state

For the sole winning ticket holder, the jackpot includes a nearly $376.9 million cash payment…

By Aaron Morrison

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More Controversy! Obama Admin. Spied on a Fox News Reporter

President may have a hard time defending assertion he's all for free press

Justice Department collected reporter’s phone records, tracked his movements and seized two days of personal…

By Aaron Morrison

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Not a Joke! Comedian Sinbad Files For Bankruptcy

It's the comedian's second time doing so

It’s ‘A Different World’ for Sinbad as he is now flat broke.

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‘The Root’s Managing Editor Resigns

No reason was given for the departure

Popular African-American news site ‘The Root’ loses a managing editor

By Makkada B. Selah

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Anti-Gay Killing in Greenwich Village Called Hate Crime

A suspect is in custody

Man killed in ‘liberal’ New York, simply for being gay

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Pres. Obama Gives Rousing Morehouse College Commencement Address

Obama tells newly-minted 'Morehouse men' there's "no time for excuses"

Obama addresses fatherhood, responsibility and good deeds

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Singer Akon Ordered to Pay $5K a Month Child Support

Akon makes seven different child support payments per month

Akon steps up to the plate and asks to pay child support

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Dwayne Wade: ‘I Was Probably a Terrible Husband’

Dwayne Wade and Siovaughn Funches have been apart for 6 years

Is Dwayne Wade coming clean?

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75 Year Old Man Accused of Running Prostitution Ring in Senior Housing

A lack of adequate security is said to have contributed to the problem

Senior citizen accused of pimping senior citizen women

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Father and Son to Graduate Morehouse Together

President Obama will deliver the commencement address at Morehouse this weekend

A father and son will both be awarded bachelor degrees at Morehouse this weekend

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Allen West Signs on as Fox News Contributor

Allen West served Florida in Congress until last fall

Is anyone surprised by this?

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Beyonce Pregnant with Second Child

Beyonce and Jay-Z already have a one year old daughter named Blue Ivy

Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting another bundle of joy

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Rihanna Sues British Retailer, Topshop, for $5M

Singer takes Arcadia Group to court over T-Shirts bearing her likeness without her permission

Will the fashionable singer win her case against European giant, Topshop

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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LisaRay McCoy to Appear on Another Reality Show

She will be featured on the upcoming Oxygen reality show, 'Pastors of LA'

Will you tune in to see LisaRaye? The new LisaRaye with a preacher boyfriend?

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Usher’s Former Nanny Files Suit for Unpaid Overtime

Usher's former nanny is suing for six-figures worth of unpaid overtime.

Usher’s former nanny is suing the R&B superstar for an undisclosed amount of money due…

By Amber McKynzie

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Obama’s Scandals Mars 2nd Term Agenda

Benghazi, I.R.S., and Justice Department controversies are big distractions for White House

This has not been a good week for the Obama White House.
Intense focus on the…

By Aaron Morrison

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Winnie Mandela Ordered to Sell Possessions to Pay Debt

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a member of South Africa's parliament

Winnie Mandela owes a school in South Africa

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wall Street Investment in Rental Properties Raises Concern

Fed allows banks to rent properties without trying to sell them

Government backed agencies are helping Wall Street fat cats buy housing

By Makkada B. Selah

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Acting Director of IRS Resigns

A head has rolled at the IRS over the Tea Party scandal

In wake of ‘scandal’ surrounding Tea Party, IRS Commissioner resigns

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13 States Where Students Are Drowning in Student Loan Debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called on Congress to lower the interest rate on education debt

In 13 states, student loan delinquency rates soar

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Blood Alcohol Limit: It Could be Lowered Soon

National safety board says fatalities have stalled under current level limit

National Transportation Safety Board recommends states cut the legal limit by one-third.

By Aaron Morrison

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Dr. Dre’s $70 Million USC Donation Seeks Innovators

California university will name business innovation academy after music producer

The first class of 25 students will kick off the program in fall 2014.

By Aaron Morrison

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Why Wasn’t GOP Angry When IRS Audited NAACP in 2004?

The NAACP was audited in 2004 under George W. Bush

Former NAACP president Julian Bond says the GOP has a double standard

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Another Italian Soccer Match Stopped Due to Racist Fans

Black soccer player Mario Balotelli was acquired by AC Milan in February

What is it with Italy and racism?

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NFL Player LeSean McCoy’s Accuser ‘Had no Visible Injuries’

Woman was riding on a 'party bus' with LeSean McCoy and 15 other women

Woman says she was attacked on McCoy’s ‘party bus’

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Chuck D to Receive an Honorary Doctorate from Adelphi

The Public Enemy front man will also speak at the commencement ceremony

A Hip Hop elder receives his just due from the college he graduated from

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Matthew Knowles Owes IRS More Than $1.2 Million in Back Taxes

Matthew Knowles has become the latest celebrity on the IRS back-tax list.

Matthew Knowles owes IRS more than $1.2 million from the final years managing Beyonce’s career.

By Amber McKynzie

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Malcolm X’s Grandson: Arrests Made in Killing

After beating, Malcolm Shabazz left with fatal skull, jaw and rib fractures

Investigation reveals gruesome, troubling details of Malcolm Shabazz’s death.

By Aaron Morrison

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Memphis School Cheating Architect Gets 7 Years

Veteran teacher made more than $120,000 recruiting stand-ins to take credential tests

Veteran educator paid stand-ins to take credential tests for substitute teachers in Memphis.

By Aaron Morrison

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Pres. Obama Chides IRS for Targeting Tea Party

GOP lawmakers calling for IRS Commissioner's head to roll

IRS allegedly gave conservative groups more scrutiny in 2012

By Makkada B. Selah

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O.J. Simpson To Ask Judge For New Las Vegas Trial

Nevada judge agrees to hear arguments for retrial

Former football hero says the lawyer on his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping case was…

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Little Richard’s Childhood House Being Moved

Macon, Georgia plans to place a highway at the location

Little Richard’s childhood home will be moved instead of razed to make way for new…

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Maxine Waters Steps Up as Leader of House Financial Services Committee

Waters has been a congresswoman for 22 years

Waters plays nice with bankers in her new role

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Bill Clinton Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard

Clinton mentions Obama in his speech

Former president advocates for cooperation in HU commencement speech

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Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured

Three suspects reportedly fled the scene

A second line parade in New Orleans on Mother’s Day disrupted by gunfire

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Kid President Speaks a Special Mother’s Day Message to Moms Everywhere

Kid President leaves a special message for moms "on behalf of kids everywhere."

Kid President, better known as Robby Novak, has 10 things to say to moms around…

By Amber McKynzie

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Charles Ramsey Takes Rescue Story To D.C.

Cleveland hero tells radio listeners how the heroic rescue almost didn't happen

Radio host flies Cleveland hero out for a whirlwind tour around the nation’s capital.

By Aaron Morrison

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Anthony Brown Launches Campaign for Maryland Governor

Weekend of events to include appearance with Gov. Martin O'Malley

Decorated army veteran would be the state’s first African American to hold the office.

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Are U.S. Company Ads Getting More Racist?

Tyler, The Creator inadvertently created one of the most racist ads in recent memory

Sadly, some of the ads are being created by young, African American artists.

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Student Debt Keeps the Young From Big Spending

Marriage, homes and car purchases delayed because of enormous debt burdens

Study finds young people without student loans buy homes and cars sooner, but make less…

By Aaron Morrison

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Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire

Parents upset because the school didn't immediately call the police

Two eighth grade girls set another girl’s hair on fire

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Spelman and Morehouse Students Speak Out About Rape Allegations

What do you think of the allegations?

News broke last week that four Morehouse students had been arrested in connection with two…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Who Pays the Higher Cost for Tax Evasion, Black or White Celebrities?

TheUrbanDaily.com dissects the consequences between black and White celebrities facing tax evasion.

In lieu of Lauryn Hill’s recent jail sentence for tax evasion, TheUrbanDaily.com looks at the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Good News Friday: Spelman College Twins Become the School’s First Co-Valedictorians

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner become Spelman College's first co-valedictorians.

Kristie and Kirstie Bronner become the first twin duo to take on the title of…

By Amber McKynzie

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ATM Thieves Take $45 Million in Just Hours

Law enforcement officials are calling it one of the largest cybercrime attacks ever committed

With computers and rigged ATM cards, network of bank robbers commit one of the largest…

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Boston Police Didn’t Know About FBI Warning on Tsarnaev

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings

Two law enforcement agencies failed to communicate about Tsarnaev threat

By Makkada B. Selah

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Waffle House Brawl Gets Ugly When Employee Rips Co-Worker’s Hair Out

It's not clear why the women were fighting

Four waitresses fight in a Waffle House

By Makkada B. Selah

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Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Murdered

It's not clear why Malcolm Shabazz was in Tiajuana, Mexico

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X, mysteriously murdered in Mexico

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Black Voters Really Showed Up In 2012: Census

More whites stayed home on election day, but so did the young

White voter turnout dropped below the black rate for the first time since 1996.

By Aaron Morrison

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Columbia University Football Player Charged with Hate Crime

The football player is African-American

Columbia University football player accused of using racial slurs

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Rapper Eve Wants to Raise Color-Blind Kids

Eve is dating Maximillian Cooper

Eve wants her kids to be without racial bias

By Makkada B. Selah

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Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey a Repeat Domestic Abuser?

Did anyone see this coming?

Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey has been revealed as a wife-beater by The Smoking Gun.

By Black Enterprise

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Lil Kim Sued for $15 Million by Former Business Partner

Lil Kim's former business partner is suing her for $15 million for contract losses.

Lil Kim sued by ex-business partner after allegedly costing their company $15 million in a…

By Amber McKynzie

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Last Minute: Mississippi Man’s Execution Postponed

Justice Department offers to help state officials test for additional DNA evidence

What saved Manning’s life?

By Aaron Morrison

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Robin Roberts Is ‘Most Trusted’ TV News Personality

Reader's Digest has the Good Morning America Anchor at #12 on their “The 100 Most Trusted People in America” List

Everyone loves them some Robin Roberts

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New Child Molestation Charges Filed Against Michael Jackson

Wade Robson met Michael Jackson when he was 5 years old

Choreographer Wade Robson is seeking money from MJ estate for child molestation

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Farmers Defend USDA Settlement After Critical New York Times Story

Black farmers have been systematically discriminated against by the USDA in years past

Black Farmers speak out against New York Times article

By Makkada B. Selah

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Extended Benefits Didn’t Keep Unemployed from Taking Jobs

Some people got as many as 99 weeks of unemployment

Unemployment checks didn’t make people lazy, new study finds

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Jason Collins Speaks on Regret of Hurting Former Girlfriend

Regarding former WNBA player, Carolyn Moss, "I wish I would have told her the complete truth at that time"

Basketball player has second thoughts on breaking his former girlfriend’s heart

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Chris Brown’s Private Jet Makes Emergency Landing

Smoke on the plane forces it to turn around

It seems as if Chris Brown just stays in the news

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black Workers Claim Racial Bias at Farms

African-African farm workers say they've been fired because of race and national origin

Southern farmers all but admit they’ve turned to the guest worker program because Mexicans expect…

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Meet Charles Ramsey, Missing Ohio Teen’s Savior

"I barbeque with this dude," Cleveland man says of neighbor suspected in kidnapping

Cleveland man says he had no idea his neighbor was keeping the women captive.

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Politician Shot Dead While Drinking Beer on Beach

Helmin Wiels' Pueblo Soberano party campaigns for independence from the Netherlands,

Caribbean politician shot dead while enjoying a beer

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Chicago Teen Shooting Victim Returns to School

Victim's cousin was killed in the same attack

Teen who survived shooting hopes to graduate

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NFL’s Plaxico Burress Ponies Up Cash to Crash Victim

Plaxico Burress plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Burress forced to sell his home to pay crash victim

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Senate Bill Helps States Tax Internet Shopping

Tax-free online transactions in the U.S. could soon be a thing of the past

Where do you stand on this?

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Smartphone Thieves Beware Of “Kill Switch”

Law enforcement agencies lean on smartphone makers to curb high rate of device theft

Have you been the victim of cell phone theft recently?

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly 911 Call Released

TMZ recently acquired the 911 call Chris Kelly's mother made Wednesday afternoon.

After saying goodbye to ’90s rapper, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, TMZ got a hold of…

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Jay-Z Bids to Revamp Nassau Coliseum

Jay-Z joins group of bidders to renovate Nassau Coliseum.

Jay-Z pitches Roc Nation as new developer for Nassau Coliseum.

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Magic Johnson is Latest Victim of L.A. Swatting Prank

Magic Johnson falls victim to L.A. swatting prank.

Yesterday afternoon, Magic Johnson was added to the long list of celebrity names recently swatted…

By Amber McKynzie

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Fox News Host: ‘Is Malia Obama Going on Birth Control?’

Malia Obama is in the ninth grade

Andrea Tantaros brings up the first daughter Malia’s sex life

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Homeless Teen Earns Full Scholarship to College

Homeless teen had a 3.9 grade point average

Homeless teen gets full ride to college

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16-Year-Old Charged with Felony for ‘Science Experiment’

Critics wonder if a white student would have been charged with two felonies for a harmless experiment

Florida teen charged with two felonies for science experiment

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Clarence Thomas Makes Smug Remark About Pres. Obama

Clarence Thomas says he and Obama don't have much of a relationship

Black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas calls Obama a media darling

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Inappropriate? Teacher Buys Students ’50 Shades of Grey’

The 14-year-old student asked to read '50 Shades of Grey' so the teacher went online and got it for him

Mother outraged after son gets erotic book from ninth grade teacher

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16 Philly Residents Charged with Welfare Fraud

Ringleader was not on welfare but was a clerical worker at the welfare office

Conspirators received stolen money on welfare debit cards

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Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List

She has been living in Cuba since 1984 with political asylum

Will the authorities ever catch her?

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Brooklyn Apartment Building Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks

Black applicants were allegedly told no apartments were available while white applicants were shown apartments

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn building investigated for discrimination

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Ex-NBA Player: Jason Collins is Making Black Men Look Bad

Jason Collins is the first openly gay NBA player

Basketball Wives star Eric Williams slams Sports Illustrated and Jason Collins for ‘gay’ issue

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Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family in Letter

Do you think the apology came too late?

Rapper Lil Wayne has come to his senses and apologized to Emmett Till’s family for…

By Michael Smith

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at Age 34

Kriss Kross is best known for their hit 1992 song "Jump"

CBS Atlanta is reporting that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly from the group Kriss Kross was…

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First Black Italian Cabinet Minister Bombarded With Racial Slurs

Cecile Kyenge was born in the Congo

Italy’s race problem rears its ugly head with appointment of black cabinet minister

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Man Kicked Out of Harlem Church Near Death in ICU

Disturbance occurred during a gospel performance

Drunken man severely injured when kicked out of Harlem church

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Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List

Experts say high unemployment and easy access to guns are a problem

Detroit is the most dangerous city in America, according to new study

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George Zimmerman Waives Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing

Accused killer would rather take a chance with a jury than to face a judge regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s murderer has decided to take his chances with a jury in waiving his…

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Another Seizure, Released Earlier Today

Many are worried about the rapper's health

Wayne suffered a single seizure

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Jermaine Jackson Headed to Jail for Missing $30K in Child Support Payments

Jermaine Jackson is back in court for missing more than $30,000 in child support payments.

Just two years after trying to dodge nearly $100,000 in child support payments, Jermaine Jackson…

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RadioShack And Beats By Dr. Dre Partner On New Campaign With Robin Thicke

Make a qualifying purchase and receive a free remix

Will you make a purchase at Radio Shack to get the Robin Thicke remix?

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Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal

The bombing ignited the Civil Rights movement

Congress considering Congressional Medal for 1963 Alabama church bombing victims

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Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger

The local chapter of the NAACP has called for Platko's removal

Gloria Platko, white woman township clerk, caught on tape making racial slur

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Man Arrested For Sending Ricin Laced Letter To President Obama

Suspect is a martial arts instructor from Tupelo, Mississippi

Former Republican candidate arrested for sending Ricin laced letter to president

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Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low

Experts say that preschool is in a "state of emergency"

The 2011-2012 school year was the worst in a decade for preschool funding

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Chris Tucker Sells L.A. Mansion, Collects $1Million Profit

After waiting two years, Chris Tucker finally sells his L.A. mansion.

While the market is still not what it used to be, Chris Tucker finally sold…

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Black Mayor to be Named Obama’s Secretary of Transportation

Anthony Foxx is the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Obama picks Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation

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Asian Fraternity Makes Jay-Z Video in Blackface

Asian fraternity was jamming to "Suit and Tie"

Fraternity says they aren’t racist for wearing Blackface

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NC Racist, Who Shot Up Outback Steakhouse, on Trial for Murder

Gamez gunned down black male teenagers

Gabriel James Gamez said he planned to “kill “n*ggers on their high horse”

By Makkada B. Selah

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Congratulations! Michael Jordan Gets Hitched Again

There were fireworks after the ceremony

Michael Jordan marries former model Yvette Prieto

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Actor Jeffrey Wright Arrested for DWI in New York

Jeffrey Wright was arrested for DWI and booked in New York precinct.

Actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested for a DWI after being pulled over for a traffic…

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Women Shot in Chris Dorner Manhunt Receive 4.2 Million

A mother and daughter were injured

Women who were shot at by LAPD receive financial settlement

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Ex-French President Top Gifter to Obamas

The gifts included premium golf gear

Nick Sarkozy and wife Carla Bruni gave Obamas $41,000 in gifts in 2011

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7th Grade Girl Beats Up Male Middle School Teacher

Fight occurred in one of Oakland's toughest schools

Substitute teacher and middle school girl come to blows

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OKC Point Guard Russell Westbrook to Undergo Surgery

Westbrook has never missed a game in his five seasons in the NBA.

OKC point guard, Russell Westbrook, will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his right…

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How Russell Westbrook Tore His Meniscus [Video]

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverly may be responsible for Russell Westbrook's meniscus tear.

Check out the video of the play.

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John Boehner’s Daughter Set to Wed Jamaican-Born Rasta

Boehner's daughter Lindsay lives in Hollywood, Florida

Daughter of Speaker of the House to wed in May

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Arrests Made in Virginia State University Hazing Deaths

Virginia State University is a historically black college outside of Richmond

Two VSU students drowned in hazing ritual

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Southwest Cuts 300 Atlanta Airtran Workers

Southwest owns Airtran Airways

Airtran lays off workers in Atlanta

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Arrest Finally Made After Trina’s Brother Gunned Down

Miami authorities finally make arrest after Trina's brother was gunned down Tuesday morning.

Police finally make arrest after Trina’s brother was murdered Tuesday morning.

By Amber McKynzie

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Nick Cannon Named Honorary Chair of the Kidney Walk

After a brief scare last year with the condition of his kidneys, the actor takes a role in awareness of this organ

Cannon brings more awareness to the cause that almost took his life.

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Wisconsin Jails More Black Men Than Any State in USA

1 out of 8 black men in Wisconsin are in state prison or jail

A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee uncovered the amount of black men incarcerated…

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Rapper R. Prophet Beaten By Police in Kentucky

Police claim rapper was resisting arrest.

Do you think it was an excessive beating?

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Beyoncé Bans Professional Photographers From World Tour

Beyoncé puts her foot down, and says no photographers during her world tour.

Annoyed with unflattering press photos, Beyoncé has told all professional photographers not to bother coming…

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Inmate Fathers 4 Kids With Prison Guards, Makes $16k a Month in Jail

Inmate accused of smuggling also fathered children by female officers.

After a rigorous investigation, several Maryland correction officers were charged with drug trafficking and money…

By Sasha King

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Rapper Trina’s Brother Murdered in Broad Daylight

Rapper Trina's brother, William "Gonk" Bain, was gunned down in Miami in broad daylight by a "friend."

Friends described him as a “good kid”

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Quvenzhané Wallis Enters Dance Battle After MTV Movie Awards

Young Oscar nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, partakes in a dance off to celebrate the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Quvenzhané Wallis becomes more than just the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Republican Newsletter Jokes About Killing Pro-Obamacare GOPers

Obamacare calls for the expansion of Medicaid

Arkansas GOP newsletter threatens lawmakers with bodily harm

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Florida Woman Crashes Car into Target

A driving lesson gone wrong

Elderly woman crashes car through front door of Target store

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DMX Upset With Oprah After Iyanla Vanzant Interview

DMX seeking legal action against OWN for slanderous interview.

DMX ready to take legal action against Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network for “set up” interview.

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Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested

Bynum had a warrant out for her arrest

Popular television evangelist spends the night in jail

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Maureen Dowd Says Obama ‘Has Not Learned How to Govern.’

Do you think Obama is doing all he can to pass gun control?

NY Times Op-Ed columnist says Obama failed gun control

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Lauryn Hill Faces Eviction as her Sentencing Nears

Things are not looking good for The Fugees member

Will Lauryn Hill ever get out of her troubles?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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NJ Woman Suing CVS for $1M Over Racist Receipt

CVS did not fire the employee

Woman reportedly receives receipt with racial slur

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Livingstone Students Stabbed Off-Campus

The suspect has been arrested

Two Livingstone students recovering after being attacked

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Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection

Illegal butt injections can be lethal

Woman’s quest for bigger butt ends tragically

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Are Michael Jackson’s Kids Really His?

There has been some question about the paternity of Michael Jackson's kids since 2009

MJ’s mom reportedly worried about Debbie Rowe spilling the beans

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On the Move: Jocelyn Allen to Lead GM Diversity Efforts; Chicago Defender Gets First Female Exec Editor

Both General Motors and the Chicago Defender appoint female power players to top leadership positions.

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Meet Dariany Santana, Co-Host of Women of Power TV

Model and actress Dariany Santana is one of the hosts of Women of Power TV.…

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