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Predominantly White Sorority’s ‘Racially-Insensitive’ Photo Angers Many Jet Magazine Features First Male Gay Couple in Weddings Section ‘Stringer Bell’ Look-a Like Captured by Cops After Robbing Banks Susan Rice’s Record in Africa Scrutinized Katt Williams Bailed Out by Suge Knight Morgan State University Player’s Alleged Killer Caught Burglar Gets Black Eyes and Stitches After Breaking into Home Four Hofstra Basketball Players Arrested for String of Dorm Room Break-ins ‘Kiss My A**’: Lawman’s Letter to Ku Klux Klan Goes Viral NPR’s Michele Norris’ ‘Race Card’ Project Sparks Dialogue Two Struggling Rappers Attempt to Extort Son of Goldman Sachs Big-shot NBA Players Halloween Costumes Show Them Shooting Referee Kansas City Chief’s Jovan Belcher Kills His Girlfriend, Then Himself Lawyer for Jordan Russell Davis Family Downplays ‘The Race Card’ Fist Fight Erupts in Court After Judge Gives Sentence Chris Brown Off The Hook For Snatching Cellphone Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Beach Country Club White Coeds Put on Blackface, Call Themselves ‘True Negroes’ President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House George Zimmerman Sending Handwritten Thank You Cards to Donors Trayvon 2? Black Teen Killed in Florida by White Man Over ‘Loud Music’ The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors? Glenn Beck Selling ‘Obama in P**’ on eBay Council Says Black Women Must Stand up for Susan Rice Parents Discover Daughter’s Death on Facebook Israeli Defense Forces Spokesman Puts on Blackface, Calls it ‘Obama-Style’ Miami Dolphins Player Collared for Allegedly Choking Cabbie Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity Motorcycle Club Honors, Assists Soldiers Offering Their Lives Overseas Blacks, Latinos, Underrepresented at NYC’s Most Selective High Schools Kevin Clash’s Departure From ‘Sesame Street’ Unsettles Cast In Ghana, the World’s Most Religious Country, Non-Believers Struggle to Find Their Place Katt Williams Sued For Awful Concert Performance New Edition Wins Lifetime Achievement Award Lawrence Guyot, Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 73 Beyonce, Jay-Z, Share Photos of Daughter Blue Ivy With Fans Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Prompts Scramble for House Seat New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case Halle Berry’s Ex, Fiance Fight on Thanksgiving Florida Cop Quits After Saying He’d Assassinate Obama Boxer Hector Camacho Dead at 50 After Shooting Black Street Gangs a Hit on Native American Reservations Were Racial ‘Code Words’ Used to Insult Susan Rice? Black Leaders Seek More Attention From White House In Second Obama Term Few People Arrested In New York For Marijuana Possession Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers Spike Lee’s ‘Bad 25′ Documentary Flops in Ratings New Jimi Hendrix Album Will be Released March 2013 Fox Host: Being on Food Stamps Would Help me Lose Weight Black Man Killed by Cop Car in New York Gets a Closer Look Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling Vanessa Williams’ ’666 Park’ Show Cancelled NFL Teams with the Most Thanksgiving Appearances Casey Anthony Attorney Will Represent Detective in Trayvon Martin Case Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress Rapper Ja Rule Will Be Released from Prison Soon Kevin “Voice of Elmo” Clash Resigns from Sesame Street Florida Death Row Inmate Confesses to O. J. Simpson Murders Billy Scott, 70′s R&B Singer, Dead at 70 Rare Record of Ole Bluesman, Robert Johnson, Found Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review New Academic Standards Based on Race Spark Controversy in Virginia White Administrator Allowed to Sue Texas Southern University for Discrimination Cop Caught on Tape Beating up Clown President Obama and Gymnast’s ‘Not Impressed’ Photo Goes Viral Scientists Study Freestyle Rappers’ Brains Cory Booker Bets Twitter Follower to Live Off Food Stamps For a Week Allen West Granted a Recount In Florida Does Romney’s Bad Showing Show Why Businesses Need Diversity? Controversial Martin Luther King Biopic is Back On Poll Watcher Caught On Video Expressing Suspicions About Black Voters Black Student Racially Attacked at Ole Miss Obama Nominates Openly Gay Black Judge Student Accused of Murdering Her Roommate Found Not Guilty Black Man Who Integrated Ole Miss, Urges Black Students To Keep Focus Solange Knowles’ Hair Earns a Closer Inspection From the TSA Court Strike’s Down Michigan’s Ban on Using Race in College Admissions Mayor Blames Chris Christie for Obama Skipping Atlantic City Deion Sanders Calls Out White Reporter for Racism Katt Williams Arrested — Again Domestic Violence Charges get Dropped for Dez Bryant Problems?! 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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Rock Settles Lawsuit with Hungarian Model

Chris Rock claims he was set-up but settles lawsuit

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Do you think black men prefer lighter-skinned women?

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Do you think Katt Williams is hatin?

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

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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…

By Black Enterprise

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Who was the 1st Black Man to see Jesus?

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

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

By Black Enterprise

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News Outlets Say Romney Overcharged Them

Did the Romney campaign overcharge people?

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Maryland Mother Fights for Son who was Jailed for Defending Himself

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Domino’s Pizza Founder Sues Government Over Obamacare

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Black Enterprise

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Florida City Commissioner Apologizes for Racist Facebook Post

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

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

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

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

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

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Homeless Man Sleeping in Dumpster Crushed by Compactor

Homeless man was just seeking a warm place to sleep

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Susan Rice Withdraws Name From Consideration for Secretary of State

What do you think of her decision?

Rice said the process would be disruptive to the country.

By Black Enterprise

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

Do you think the prank was racist?

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Landlord Threatens to Raise Rent on Obama Supporters

Landlord rages against Obama's 'continued assault on small business'

Do you think your landlord is an Obama hater?

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Male viewer criticized the appearance of black woman meteorologist

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Univision Television to Carry Bounce TV in Several Markets

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

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

By C. Daniel Baker

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The Notorious B.I.G. Autopsy Report Revealed

TMZ.com shows the official never before seen report

Christopher Wallace’s autopsy report revealed 15 years later

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Could Republican Tim Scott Be Our Next Black U.S. Senator?

Scott is a Tea Party Caucus conservative

U.S. Representative Tim Scott is widely believed to be likely chosen to succeed Jim DeMint…

By Makkada B. Selah

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

What do you think of this photo?

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jet Magazine Features First Male Gay Couple in Weddings Section

How do you feel about Jet's decision?

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince are now newlyweds.

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Do you think he looks like Stringer?

He robbed a total of 11 banks.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Susan Rice’s Record in Africa Scrutinized

There is another way to think about the prospective nomination of Susan Rice for secretary of state.

In any discussion of Susan Rice’s career, there is no escaping Africa.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Katt Williams Bailed Out by Suge Knight

Police say Katt struggled with officers

Did you ever know these two were affiliated?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Morgan State University Player’s Alleged Killer Caught

Police think there was previous beef between the two

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Burglar Gets Black Eyes and Stitches After Breaking into Home

When burglar gets beat up by homeowners

He had it coming, didn’t he.

By Makkada B. Selah

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

The four players have been suspended from the team

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

He wasn’t scared of the Klan at all.

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Journalist solicited 'race cards' from all over the world

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

Extortionists were arrested.

By Makkada B. Selah

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NBA Players Halloween Costumes Show Them Shooting Referee

Did you ever expect this from Spurs players?

If the photos are real, expect heavy suspensions.

By Black Enterprise

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

Belcher thanked his coaches before killing himself

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

A tragic end for a young black man.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Fist Fight Erupts in Court After Judge Gives Sentence

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Chris Brown Off The Hook For Snatching Cellphone

Brown was accused of snatching a woman's iPhone

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jordan Banned From Miami Beach Country Club

'He won't be invited back' they said

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

Do you believe their explanation?

By Makkada B. Selah

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President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House

The two former rivals talk turkey over salad

Mitt Romney visited President Obama in the White House for lunch and the two talked…

By Makkada B. Selah

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George Zimmerman Sending Handwritten Thank You Cards to Donors

Lawyers say his money is running low

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

Is this another Trayvon?

What punishment does the killer of Davis deserve?

By Makkada B. Selah

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The Case of Andrew Bynum Vs. Racist Neighbors?

Neighbors say All Star NBA'er was a neighborhood nuisance

Who do you believe?

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Council Says Black Women Must Stand up for Susan Rice

Do you think Ambassador Susan Rice is being treated unfairly?

“Time to stand up for Susan!”

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Parents Discover Daughter’s Death on Facebook

The parents were not officially notified

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

He claims he's not a racist

Do you agree that he’s not a racist?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami Dolphins Player Collared for Allegedly Choking Cabbie

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

When will these athletes ever learn?

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mike Tyson Launches Children’s Charity

The organization will help kids from broken homes

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Motorcycle Club Honors, Assists Soldiers Offering Their Lives Overseas

There’s perhaps a surprising connection between bikers and soldiers

New York motorcycle “Clutch Divaz” hosted a fundraiser to support U.S. troops serving abroad and…

By Donovan X. Ramsey

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

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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Kevin Clash’s Departure From ‘Sesame Street’ Unsettles Cast

The Elmo puppeteer left after allegations of sexual impropriety with two young men

Production of the final episodes of the 2013-14 season of “Sesame Street” went on a…

By Laurence Afums

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

Ghana is the world's most devout nation.

Businesses begin their days with morning prayers in Ghana.

By Laurence Afums

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Katt Williams Sued For Awful Concert Performance

During the show Katt took his clothes off

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Edition Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Bobby Brown fails to mention Whitney during his acceptance speech

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Lawrence Guyot, Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist, Is Dead at 73

Guyot fought racism with Fannie Lou Hamer and Medgar Evars

May he rest in peace.

By Laurence Afums

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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Share Photos of Daughter Blue Ivy With Fans

Who do you think Blue Ivy looks like?

The Carter’s take to Tumblr to share photos of their baby.

By Laurence Afums

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

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

Who will replace Jackson Jr?

By Laurence Afums

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New Film Revisits Central Park Jogger Case

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Halle Berry’s Ex, Fiance Fight on Thanksgiving

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Cop Quits After Saying He’d Assassinate Obama

Cop claims his comments were hyperbole.

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Boxer Hector Camacho Dead at 50 After Shooting

A legend passes.

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Street Gangs a Hit on Native American Reservations

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Were Racial ‘Code Words’ Used to Insult Susan Rice?

Dems say Rice being used as a scapegoat

Rep. James Clyburn and other House Democrats think the recent criticisms of Ambassador Susan Rice…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Leaders Seek More Attention From White House In Second Obama Term

Will Obama pay black voters back for their loyalty?

Black unemployment remains at over 14 percent.

By Laurence Afums

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Few People Arrested In New York For Marijuana Possession

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

The study tracked arrests over a 15-year period.

By Laurence Afums

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Shoplifter Dies After Being Tackled By Walmart Workers

The man allegedly stole two DVD players

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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New Jimi Hendrix Album Will be Released March 2013

Music from the album was produced in 1968 and 1969

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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

Witness accounts of the accident contradict the NYPD's report

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sign in Houston Apartment Complex Promotes Racial Profiling

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Vanessa Williams’ ’666 Park’ Show Cancelled

Williams played an Upper East Side Manhattan socialite

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

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Dallas Cowboys: America's Team has played the second most games (44) on Thanksgiving and share the tradition with The Detroit Lions. They started in 1966 and outside of 2 years, they've played every Thanksgiving since. 

Their record, which is the best of these 5 teams listed here, is 28-15-1.

NFL Teams with the Most Thanksgiving Appearances

Aside from the Cowboys and Lions, who has the most appearances.

The top 5 NFL teams that have played on Thanksgiving

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Casey Anthony Attorney Will Represent Detective in Trayvon Martin Case

Detective wanted manslaughter charges, not second degree murder

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Tenders His Resignation from Congress

The Chicago Congressman has not yet settled his Federal investigation

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress amid an investigation into his campaign finances and treatment…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rapper Ja Rule Will Be Released from Prison Soon

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Kevin “Voice of Elmo” Clash Resigns from Sesame Street

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

The serial killer told his family that he did it

Could it be?

By Makkada B. Selah

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

The beloved singer had battled cancer

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

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Rare Record of Ole Bluesman, Robert Johnson, Found

Robert Johnson was one of the architects of modern blues

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Isolation of HIV Positive Inmates in Alabama Under Review

Inmates say they feel like lepers

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

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New Academic Standards Based on Race Spark Controversy in Virginia

What do you think of Virginia's decision?

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

By Laurence Afums

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White Administrator Allowed to Sue Texas Southern University for Discrimination

What do you think of this case?

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

By Laurence Afums

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Cop Caught on Tape Beating up Clown

The clown was reportedly chasing cars with a toy gun.

What do you think of this clip?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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President Obama and Gymnast’s ‘Not Impressed’ Photo Goes Viral

It was the president's idea to take the photo

A photo of a scowling President Obama and Olympic Gold medalist McKayla Maroney is…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Scientists Study Freestyle Rappers’ Brains

The results provide insight into how we improvise

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

Offensive challenge or not?

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

By Laurence Afums

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Allen West Granted a Recount In Florida

A judge had previously denied his request for a recount

Do you think he should concede already?

By Laurence Afums

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Does Romney’s Bad Showing Show Why Businesses Need Diversity?

Might a more diverse campaign have helped?

Romney ran on his business acumen and his purported ability to find pragmatic solutions to…

By Laurence Afums

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Controversial Martin Luther King Biopic is Back On

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

Do you want to see a MLK biopic?

By Laurence Afums

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Poll Watcher Caught On Video Expressing Suspicions About Black Voters

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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Black Student Racially Attacked at Ole Miss

The freshman said he feared for his life

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Obama Nominates Openly Gay Black Judge

Judge William L. Thomas is under consideration for U.S. District Court

President Obama has nominated his first openly gay black judge for the federal court

By Makkada B. Selah

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Student Accused of Murdering Her Roommate Found Not Guilty

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Black Man Who Integrated Ole Miss, Urges Black Students To Keep Focus

Says students should not "let foolishness deter their purpose"

James Meredith urged black students at the university to ignore the racially charged protests that…

By Laurence Afums

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Solange Knowles’ Hair Earns a Closer Inspection From the TSA

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

Has this happened to you?

By Laurence Afums

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

Justices said the ban violated the rights of minority applicants

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

By Laurence Afums

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Mayor Blames Chris Christie for Obama Skipping Atlantic City

The on-going beef between the two New Jersey politicians continues

Has Chris Christie been giving Atlantic City the short end of the stick when it…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Deion Sanders Calls Out White Reporter for Racism

Sanders called the reporter a racist.

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Katt Williams Arrested — Again

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Domestic Violence Charges get Dropped for Dez Bryant

Judge offers counseling for star wide receiver

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

By Sasha King

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Problems?! Lil Scrappy Cheated by Concert Promoter

Vows to never work with the promoter again

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

By Sasha King

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

Man pulled a gun on officers

Man pulled a gun on officers

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Business Owner Kills Himself Over Obama Win?

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

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

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

He has quite a lengthy rap sheet

He has quite a lengthy rap sheet

By Makkada B. Selah

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Romney Says Obama Won Because of ‘Gifts’ to Latinos, Blacks

Mitt Romney recently explained to his donors why he thinks he lost

He told his supporters that President Obama won because of the “the gifts.”

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Black Lacrosse Player Protests ‘Ninja Please’ Tag Line

His boycott could cost him his career

His boycott could cost him his career

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Woman Who Initiated Petraeus Probe Hires ‘Scandal’ Muse

Jill Kelley of the Petraeus scandal hires the real-life 'Olivia Pope'

Judy Smith, a former Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to George H. W. Bush,…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Michael Jackson Aide Files Class Action Suit Against AEG

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

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Drunken Racist Tries to Start Fight in Airport with Black Man

Both men go at it in airport waiting area

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

By Sasha King

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

Video game violence gets displayed on the street

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

By Sasha King

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

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

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

By Sasha King

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Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘Rockefeller Republican in Blackface’

West says Obama doesn't care about poor people

West says Obama doesn’t care about poor people

By Makkada B. Selah

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Another Four Star General Linked to Petraeus Scandal

Gen. John Allen is under investigation for 20,000 to 30,000 pages of 'potentially inappropriate' emails

The FBI has uncovered more emails.

By Makkada B. Selah

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

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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After Obama’s Re-election, Where Did the Racist Tweets Come From?

Mississippi and Alabama were the biggest culprits, a study found

A study that looked at which regions produced the most racist tweets following President Obama’s…

By Laurence Afums

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. May Resign from Congress

The Congressman could go to jail for misuse of campaign funds

Jesse Jackson Jr., is now in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice for a…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Will Gov. Deval Patrick Become the Next Black Senator?

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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Mitt Romney Losing Facebook Friends

He's losing an average of 847 friends per hour

The GOP candidate has had more than 55,025 users unlike him at a rate of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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

The CEO plans on passing payroll costs to consumers and workers

The CEO plans on passing payroll costs to consumers and workers

By Makkada B. Selah

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Petraeus’ Mistress Sent Emails That Triggered Probe

Mistress sent angry emails to his other lady friend in Tampa

Mistress sent angry emails to his other lady friend in Tampa

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President Obama Wins Florida

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

He carries the coveted swing state for the second time

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Petraeus Resigns as CIA Director

The four star general was having at least one affair

The four star general was having at least one affair

By Makkada B. Selah

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Sherman Hemsley’s Will Is Valid, Judge Rules

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

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

By Laurence Afums

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‘White People Mourning Romney’ Shows Serious Racial Divides

A jokey tumblr spotlights some real racial divisions in our politics, one writer says

A jokey tumblr spotlights some real racial divisions in our politics, one writer says

By Laurence Afums

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Young Dro Fails to Respond to Court Orders on Maserati Payments

Why do rappers invest in such expensive cars?

Why do rappers invest in such expensive cars?

By Laurence Afums

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

May he rest in peace

May he rest in peace

By Laurence Afums

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on the Voting Rights Act

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

By Laurence Afums

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CNN’s Don Lemon Says Actor Jonah Hill Snubbed Him

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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

The actress wants to live in France with her new beau

The actress wants to live in France with her new beau

By Makkada B. Selah

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Activists Paste Posters of Battered Rihanna to Protest Chris Brown Concert

Activists in Sweden are protesting Chris Brown’s upcoming concerts in the country by pasting up…

By Laurence Afums

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Milton Bradley Accused of Domestic Violence — Again

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

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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Condi Rice: GOP Sent ‘Mixed Messages’ to Women, Voters Of Color

She said the GOP is losing ground with important demographics

She said the GOP is losing ground with important demographics

By Laurence Afums

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CEO Fires Workers Because of Obama’s Re-election

The business owner says Obamacare and looming extra payroll taxes have forced him to take action

The business owner says Obamacare and looming extra payroll taxes have forced him to take…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Rep. Allen West Files Election Lawsuit, Won’t Concede Seat

The Tea Party Caucus member claims there were "disturbing irregularities" at the polls and demands recount

The Tea Party Caucus member claims there were “disturbing irregularities” at the polls

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Kenyan Mom Names Newborn Twins Mitt and Barack

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

Sibling rivalry, indeed.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Video Catches Nurses Performing Sex Acts on 98-year old

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

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

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

The GOP strategist calls Obama's campaign "divisive"

The GOP strategist calls Obama’s campaign “divisive”

By Laurence Afums

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REGISTER NOW: Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit’s 10th Anniversary

It will be a landmark year for the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit in…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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