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Teacher Buys Students ’50 Shades of Grey’ 16 Philly Residents Charged with Welfare Fraud Assata Shakur Becomes First Woman on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List Brooklyn Apartment Building Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks Ex-NBA Player: Jason Collins is Making Black Men Look Bad Lil Wayne Apologizes to Emmett Till’s Family in Letter Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at Age 34 First Black Italian Cabinet Minister Bombarded With Racial Slurs Man Kicked Out of Harlem Church Near Death in ICU Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List George Zimmerman Waives Right To “Stand Your Ground” Hearing Lil Wayne Hospitalized for Another Seizure, Released Earlier Today Jermaine Jackson Headed to Jail for Missing $30K in Child Support Payments RadioShack And Beats By Dr. Dre Partner On New Campaign With Robin Thicke Birmingham’s ’4 Little Girls’ May Receive Congressional Medal Michigan Democrat Caught on Tape Calling Town Official a N*gger Man Arrested For Sending Ricin Laced Letter To President Obama Pre-School Funding at an All-Time Low Chris Tucker Sells L.A. 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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.

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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…

By Aaron Morrison

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Aaron Morrison

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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?

By Aaron Morrison

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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.

By Amber McKynzie

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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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Kriss Kross Rapper Mac Daddy Found Dead In Atlanta

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…

By C. Daniel Baker

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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…

By Sasha King

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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?

By Sasha King

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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…

By Amber McKynzie

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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”

By Sasha King

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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.

By Amber McKynzie

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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.

By Amber McKynzie

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Pen Letter to Family of Boston Bombing Victim

The 8-year old Boston Marathon bombing victim was said to have created art work in support of Trayvon

Trayvon’s parents reach out to family of bombing victim

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Crazy Bulls Fan is Trying to Sue Derrick Rose

Rose has still not returned from a torn ACL

Bulls guard Derrick Rose has still not returned from an injury he suffered last postseason.

By Darren Sands

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Indiana Sorority Girls Throw Homeless-Themed Party

One sign read: "Will Twerk for food"

Sorority girls in Indiana make fun of the homeless

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13-Year-Old Saves Life of Father With CPR

Shardae Simmonds was only 10 years old when she first learned how to perfrom CPR.

Life saving actions was taught three years before.

By Sasha King

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Rev. Al Sharpton Comments on CNN False Arrest Statements

Media cited a "dark-skinned male" as perpetrator

Was King wrong in announcing that?

By Sasha King

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Montana Football Star Takes Special Needs Student to Prom

Montana's Central High School football star courts special needs student to the prom.

Montana special needs student asks star high school football player to court her to the…

By Amber McKynzie

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Suspicious Substance Found in Letter to the President

Substance not confirmed by Secret Service

The Secret Service has found a suspicious substance in a letter to the President.

By Sasha King

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Too Gruesome: NY Daily News Edits Boston Marathon Photos

Competing news outlet outraged by misrepresentation of the tragedy.

The New York Daily News is being criticized for editing a photo that is in…

By Sasha King

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Is Blanket Michael Jackson’s Only Biological Child?

The mud-slinging is just starting in this $40 billion dollar wrongful death lawsuit against AEG

Were Prince and Paris fathered by another man other than Michael Jackson?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Race Plays a Factor in the Trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Reports from employees claims white patients were treated better

If you are not familiar with the Dr. Kermit Gosnell trial, here are the facts.…

By Sasha King

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Black Teenager Dies After Game of ‘Punching Tag’

Warn your kids about this game.

High school freshman went unconscious on the floor of the school’s cafeteria

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Buffalo Bills Player Stevie Johnson Comments on North Korea

Controversy in North Korea gets varying response from spectators.

The controversy in North Korea has been on everyone’s minds of late.

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Chicago Teen Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

Friend of Hadiya Pendleton relives the incident that took her life and left him injured.

The memory of Hadiya Pendleton is not too far from the mind of Lawrence Sellers.…

By Sasha King

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Kim Zolciak Accuses Kandi Burrus of Suing for Publicity Purposes

Former friends and cast-mates are suing each other

What’s the reality of these lawsuits between Kandi and Kim Zolciak?

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Mariah Huq Regrets ‘Married to Medicine’ Brawl

'How does a business woman stoop to such a level?' she asks

Mariah Huq takes to her blog to talk about how ‘ashamed’ she is

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Coolio Arrested For Attacking His Baby’s Mother

He is the latest artist caught up in domestic violence charges

Will this trend of rappers behaving badly ever end?

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Bombing Reported at Boston Marathon Site

More updates to come.

Video and photos are being spread of the bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line…

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Black Passengers Sue U.S. Airways for Discrimination

Do you think first-class passengers should be expected to dress a certain way?

Two black men think they were treated differently because of race

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Keep Them Up! Louisiana Town Bans Sagging Pants

The ACLU claims the move is unconstitutional

Louisiana parish says ‘Pull ‘em up!’

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

Firing range targets bore the likeness of Trayvon Martin

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Kim Porter Fires Back at Nanny Who Accused Her of Drugging

Kim Porter and Sean "Diddy" Combs are the parents of twin girls

Sources say allegations against Diddy’s baby mother aren’t true

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI

Hart reportedly admitted that he was drunk

Comedian popped for driving drunk

By Makkada B. Selah

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AKAs Accused of Witness Tampering in Hazing Case

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded at Howard University

Judge says sorority is using scare tactics to keep potential witnesses away

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Georgia Governor Refuses to Laud Town’s First Integrated Prom

Blacks and whites attend separate proms in Wilcox, Georgia

Georgia governor wants to “remain neutral” on segregated proms

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Melissa Harris-Perry Hits Back at Critics Over New Ad

Melissa Harris-Perry thinks it takes a village to raise a child

MSNBC talk show host defends herself against Republican critics

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Black Doctor Withdraws as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker

Dr. Carson has been a vocal critic of President Obama

Dr. Benjamin Carson, famed neurosurgeon, will no longer speak at Hopkins’ commencement

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Handlers of Circus Elephant Offer $32,000 For Capture of Shooter

Carol, an Asian elephant who performs with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was shot once in the neck by an assailant in a vehicle in Tupelo, Miss.Animal is recovering in Springfield, Miss., reports say

Animal is recovering in Springfield, Miss., reports say

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Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago

First Lady holds back tears in front of Chicago crowd.

Mrs. Obama urges business leaders to support fight against gun violence.

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Rand Paul Clashes With Student During Speech At Howard University

Republican politician attempts to sway black voters to support GOP.

Man interrupts Paul during speech with a banner that said university does not support “white…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Sues Drake and W.i.P.

Patrick Strickland sues for unspecified damages for injuries he sustained at the New York nightclub

When will the lawsuits end in this case?

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News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox Network Off Air Over Aereo Dispute

Media conglomerate threatens to make Fox paid subscription in light of legal dispute.

Online service Aereo under fire by TV industry, which sees it as a threat to…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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White House to Propose Market Interest Rates for Student Loan Debt

Policy makers show growing concern for economic effects of student debt.

White House proposes fixed student debt interest rates should not determined by Congress.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Robin Kelly to Succeed Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Congressional Seat

Former Illinois state representative wins special election.

Robin Kelly’s campaign received $2 million from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Man Pulls Out BB Gun as Obama’s Motorcade Passes

Man brought into custody after pulling out BB gun during President's Connecticut visit.

Obama was in Connecticut to meet with families who lost loved ones during the Sandy…

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Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad

Police say Grandma bought grandson a new red car and tatts for shooting granddad in the back on the way to his dialysis appointment

64 year old grandmother allegedly conspires with grandson to kill grandad

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Sister to Investigate Omarosa Over Will

Duncan's sister accuses fiance of taking advantage of actor's health.

Judy Duncan investigates how Omarosa became main beneficiary of actor’s will.

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Philly Man Stiffed for Missing Girl’s Reward Money

Man says calls and email to City Hall have gone unanswered

Has the city of Philadelphia reneged on reward money it promised?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mike Tyson Asks Obama to Pardon Boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson was arrested for traveling with a white woman across state lines

Mike Tyson has joined the fight for a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson

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Chris Brown Back in Court, Ordered to Return in June

The domestic violence case is still in dispute over actual time the singer spent doing community service

Do you think Chris cooked the books?

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Wesley Snipes Released From Prison

Snipes is no longer Inmate #43355-018

Wesley Snipes returns after serving jail time for tax evasion

By Makkada B. Selah

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Man Arrested After Beating Daughters With Cable Wire for ‘Twerking’

The beating video received over 2 million views

Dayton, Ohio man arrested for child endangerment

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Inappropriate? Pres. Obama Calls Kamala Harris ‘Best Looking Attorney General’

Some people thought the comment was inappropriate

Do you think Pres. Obama’s statement was over the top?

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Obama Budget Proposal to Cut Social Security

President to release budget proposal that reduces increases in Social Security.

President Obama compromises with congressional Republicans by offering cuts to benefit programs.

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Scottsboro Boys Pardoned by Alabama Legislature

The death penalty case involving nine black boys was first heard in Scottsboro, Alabama

Alabama legislature votes unanimously to pardon the Scottsboro Boys

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Magic Johnson Opens Up on Support for Gay Son

Basketball legend says he knew son was gay before he told him.

Magic Johnson candidly speaks on son’s sexuality in exclusive interview with TMZ.

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Cops Catch Gang Members Through Facebook and Twitter Posts

Who needs a forensic team when you have social media?

NYPD arrest 63 gang bangers by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Obama Returns 5% of His Salary to Show Solidarity With Workers

The President will write a check every month for the portion due.

More than 70,000 federal employees have received notices that their agencies intend to furlough them…

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Pastor Claims Obama is Racist Because Mother ‘Hated Being White’

Pastor says president rejects white heritage because his mother hated being white.

Jesse Lee Peterson says Obama is evil, a socialist and possibly a Muslim.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Sued for a Fifth Time

Former voice of Elmo is accused of sexual impropriety yet again.

Kevin Kiadii says he and Clash had sex when he was 16-years-old.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Want to Intern for Diddy? Charity Buzz Offers you the Chance for a Price

Charitybuzz bidding chance to intern at Diddy's popular record label.

Once lucker bidder will get a chance to work alongside Diddy’s manager and learn about…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Black Fox News Contributor: “Poverty Can Feel A Little Comfortable”

Charles Payne criticizes U.S. assistance programs on Fox News' "Cavuto on Business."

Payne’s commentary echoes a political trend to stigmatize public assistance.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity

Karen Finney joins Melissa Harris-Perry as the only two black female weekend anchors.

Finney’s appointment comes after MSNBC was criticized for its lack of diversity.

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Do You Agree? Dr. Ben Carson Calls White Liberals Racist

Airs views on the Mark Levin show

John Hopkins University neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson had some strong comments to make about white…

By Sasha King

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AEG Live to Bring Up Michael Jackson’s Past, Drug Addiction in Lawsuit

Concert promoter to defend itself in Michael Jackson wrongful death case.

AEG will reportedly bring up Jackson’s past molestation charges and drug addiction as a defense.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Soledad O’Brien Signs Off of CNN

Her show, 'Starting Point,' has ended after just one year

Is there a ‘blackout’ going on at CNN?

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New York Politicians Arrested For Trying to Rig Mayoral Election

Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran were arrested by FBI agents early Tuesday morning.

The pair allegedly bribed other politicians to get Smith on Republican mayoral ballot.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Georgia Town Requires Households to Own Gun

Small town in Georgia passes bill that requires every head of household to own gun.

People with disabilities, felons, and those who oppose gun ownership based on religious doctrine are…

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Two Pregnant Women’s Violent Fight Ends Tragically

The man who was caught in the middle of the fight bragged about their rivalry

Two Houston women fought over a man; one was seriously injured

By Makkada B. Selah

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100 Percent of Chicago Urban Prep Graduates College-Bound

Urban Prep is an all-male charter school that is predominately African-American

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago continues its tradition of excellence

By Makkada B. Selah

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GOP Warns of ‘Fake’ Gay Marriages by Straight People for Benefits

To date there is no evidence of widespread gay marriage fraud

Will straight people enter into fake gay marriages to obtain benefits?

By Makkada B. Selah

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4-Year Old Girl Fatally Shot in Car in Miami

Another child may have pulled the trigger

Another tragic loss from gun violence has occurred

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Members of En Vogue Battle Over Legal Rights to Group’s Name

Two original members awarded legal right to group's name.

Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis sued Dawn Robinson and Maxine Jones for illegally touring under…

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students

The bottom line is outweighing the value of an education

Aside from the teachers, those who will be most heavily affected are the students that…

By Sasha King

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Singer Prince to be Called as Witness in Michael Jackson Case?

Katherine Jackson's lawyers include Prince in long list of witnesses.

Prince reportedly has relevance in the case of Michael Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Diddy to Host WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey

Hip-Hop's King of New York gears up to bring the wrestling extravaganza to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey

Will you watch Wrestlemania 29 because Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is hosting?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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President Obama Delivers Easter Message

POTUS celebrates Easter with his family.

President Barack Obama delivered his yearly Easter message, reminded all of the Passover holiday earlier…

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Fresh Prince’s Original “Aunt Viv” Agrees to Reunion

Janet Hubert is ready to mend.

After a publicized back and forth with talk show host Wendy Williams, Janet Hubert is…

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Religious Leaders Ask Pres. Obama to Stop Drone Strikes

Religious leaders challenge the Obama administration's concept of 'Just War'

For Easter,six rabbis, reverends, and priests create a short video sharing why they oppose drone…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jordan Files Countersuit Against Alleged Baby Mama

Jordan doesn't want alleged baby mama to get off the hook so easily

MJ says he wants alleged baby mama to pay for his court costs

By Makkada B. Selah

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Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment

Woman scammed co-op board that dead aunt was alive but couldn't have visitors

Woman scammed co-op board into believing her dead aunt was alive

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lil Wayne: ‘I’ve Had a Bunch of Seizures’

Do you think the mix of drugs and him having epilepsy causes his seizures?

Time to quit the drugs Wayne!

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Michigan Radio Station Bans Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s Music

Both rappers' complete body of work have been pulled out of station's rotation

A radio station censors Lil Wayne and Rick Ross

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Sasha and Malia Obama’s Spring Break Trip Criticized by Republicans

GOP rips President Obama for sending daughters to Bahamas for Spring Break.

Rep. Steve King says Obama should show some ‘austerity’ amid America’s recovering economy.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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A Look at the Life of Fantasia Barrino … in Quotes

Her responses to her major life events

Fantasia has seen some ups and downs living life in the spotlight.

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Cool Jobs: Television Executive Micheline Bowman Balances Career and Side Hustle

Fox News’ Micheline Bowman has more than 15 years experience in television and has a…

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Women of Power: 10 Black Industry Leaders in Television and Film

Though the representation of women of color on TV and in film is still lagging…

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