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Ex-NBC Employee Admits to Helping Bill Cosby Pay Women Off

Frank Scotti alleges he helped entertainer send up to $2,000 a month to women

Ex-NBC employee alleges he helped Bill Cosby pay off women who he had sexual relations…

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Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dead at 78

Leader triumphed over drug scandal and served communities for decades

According to reports, former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has died. He was 78 years…

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Don Lemon Sparks Outrage After Interview with Alleged Rape Victim

CNN host asks controversial questions of latest woman to speak out in Cosby scandal

Don Lemon has sparked outrage with his latest interview with Joan Tarshis, a publicist who…

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Prison Programmers: Inmates At San Quentin Learn How To Code

The Last Mile offers technical skill and know-how to those who desire it

With an 85% recidivism rate, inmates at San Quentin are said to have no hope…

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Utah Prosecutors Argue That Darrien Hunt’s Death Was Justified

Twenty-two-year-old was shot seven times by police

The death of Darrien Hunt, a 22-year-old Utah native who was shot by police, …

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New Win For Marijuana: Washington, D.C. and Oregon Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Activists set sights on Federal recognition as DC, Oregon says Yes to weed

Activists set sights on federal recognition as Washington D.C and Oregon say yes to legalizing…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Reports: Adrian Peterson Will Plead No Contest

Minnesota Vikings running back may be reinstated

Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, will plead no contest to avoid an upcoming trial

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Michael Brown’s Parents Plan to Take Case To United Nations

Advocates pushing for 'global movement against excessive force by law enforcement'

Michael Brown’s parents plan to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss their son’s case with…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Coalitions: Prop 47 Set to Reverse Decades of Harm Caused By Mass Incarceration Of Minorities

Groups push California measure on November ballot to reduce prison population

California voters can help reverse over-incarceration and overcharging of low-level, nonviolent offenders, according to diverse…

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10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

Based on FBI data from all 17,000 agencies

Check out this list of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America, according to crime data.

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The NFL and Domestic Violence: Jovan Belcher’s Brain Showed Signs of CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012

Kansas City Chiefs player, Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012,…

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10 Superstar Athletes Involved in Major Scandals

A look back at career-tarnishing challenges and the aftermath

With the latest cases of athletes in scandals, we take a look back at how…

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Poll: 65% Of DC Likely Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

Latest findings indicate voters in the nation's capital overwhelmingly in support

Latest poll finds voters in the nation’s capital overwhelmingly in support legalizing marijuana.

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15 Reactions To Oscar Pistorius ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict

Social media on fire after verdict announced

Twitter blew up over Oscar Pistorius being found ‘not guilty’ for killing his girlfriend, Reeva…

By Kevin L. Clark

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25 Most Heartfelt #NeverForget Moments Dedicated to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the world pays its respects

Today marks the 13th anniversary since the attacks on American soil happened. Twitter remembers 9/11…

By Kevin L. Clark

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[WATCH] Ferguson Kids Send Message to White America About Racism

Six black children discuss the need to end racism

In video, six black youth from Ferguson, Missouri, discuss the need to end racism in…

By Courtney Connley

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Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Ray Rice Loses Nike and EA Sports Endorsements

Baltimore Ravens are also giving fans an opportunity to trade in their Rice jerseys

Former Baltimore Ravens player, Ray Rice, losing endorsements by Nike and EA Sports. Ravens are…

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CeeLo Green Continues to Suffer Consequences After Rape Comments

Entertainer cut from two festivals

According to reports, recording artist CeeLo Green is continuing to pay for the price for…

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Reports: NFL Player Ray Rice Contract Terminated

With social media and industry outraged, here are 30 Twitter reactions to wife's assault

Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice is currently being ethered by Twitter as the full video of…

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New Audio Allegedly Captures Darren Wilson Shooting Michael Brown

An unidentified neighbor records Michael Brown's last moments

In light of Michael Brown’s funeral, which found everyone from Spike Lee to Al Sharpton…

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Iyanla Vanzant Travels to Ferguson for Special ‘Fix My Life’ Episode

Life coach and author hopes to bring peace and healing to community

With the current uproar in Ferguson, Iyanla Vanzant has traveled to the city for a…

By Courtney Connley

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Offers to Pay for Michael Brown’s Funeral

Fraternity also challenges other black Greek organizations to take action against the latest attacks on young black men

Standing by their commitment to social justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has offered to…

By Courtney Connley

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By the Numbers: 10 Most Attractive Cars for Thieves

National Insurance Crime Bureau details top stolen vehicles by state

Pick up trucks top the list for the top stolen car based on a breakdown…

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Perspectives: 10 Candid Thoughts About #PostRacialAmerica

Twitter users weigh in about today's prejudices after Michael Brown shooting

President Barack Obama addressed the nation Aug. 18 about events that transpired in the U.S.…

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Sybrina Fulton Writes Heartfelt Letter to Michael Brown’s Family

Trayvon Martin's mother tells family their son's life will not be in vain

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wrote a heartfelt letter to the family of slain…

By Courtney Connley

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LGBT Advocates Stand In Solidarity With Michael Brown’s Family and Ferguson Protestors

Community speaks out against racial profiling and police brutality

The LGBT community rallies to support the family of Michael Brown, a black teen who…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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#JusticeForMikeBrown: #HBCUs Stand Together in Protest to Raise Awareness

HBCUs shoot powerful #HandsUpDontShoot pictures

In honor of unarmed Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown’s death, HBCUs across the nation have…

By Courtney Connley

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Job Applications: Criminal Record Question Could Be Banned

Report: "Ban the Box" movement growing in momentum and impacting hiring

Striking out the ‘have you been convicted’ questions could give ex-convicts a fair shake at…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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NFL Considers Tougher Penalties for Domestic Violence

Uproar of 2-game suspension given to Ray Rice has sparked concerns

After the Ray Rice 2-game suspension on his domestic violence case, the NFL received backlash…

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Two Reporters Arrested, Detained In Ferguson, Mo.

Protests after the shooting of Michael Brown met with extreme police response

Two reporters, one Black and one White, were arrested and detained in a McDonald’s located…

By Kevin L. Clark

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How Fake $100 Bills Avoided Detection

Forgeries were so good they were only detected by Fed Reserve

Clever counterfeiters evaded Secret Service for more than a decade. Here’s how.

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Michael Brown Shooting: NAACP Issues Statement

Reports say the unarmed 18-year-old was killed in his neighborhood

The death of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer outside an…

By Kevin L. Clark

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15 Most Influential #BlackLifeMatters Tweets You Should See

The latest shootings have the public and activists in an uproar

On the eve of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death at the hands of St. Louis police,…

By Kevin L. Clark

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From Prison to Entrepreneurship: App Developer’s Career Taking Off

Marcus Bullock's Flikshop sends photos to incarcerated loved ones

Flikshop is former inmate Marcus Bullock’s answer to sending messages to loved ones in prison,…

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George Zimmerman’s New Job? Security At a Gun Store

Trayvon Martin's attacker has authority, a badge and access to firearms

Trayvon Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, has a new job working as security at a place…

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Baltimore’s Mayor To Impose Curfew For City Teens

New rules give police authority to take violators to a curfew center

The Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has imposed a city-wide curfew for the city’s youth,…

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

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Pregnant Woman Allegedly Choked By NYPD Over BBQ Grill

This comes two weeks after Eric Garner's death

Rosan Miller, 27, who is seven-months-pregnant, was choked out by the NYPD. This follows the…

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John Hopkins Pays $190 Million Over Secret Gynecologist Recording

Hospital hopes settlement will bring peace to female victims

According to reports, Johns Hopkins Hospital will pay $190 million to settle a lawsuit over…

By Courtney Connley

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Inmate Stock-Picker Called ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Man serving 54-years-to-life for murder has uncanny ability with investing

A convicted murderer in San Quentin shows fellow inmates how to avoid debt and pick…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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‘Real Housewives’ Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud

Reality TV star gets leniency from judge, avoids 30-year imprisonment

Cast member and husband of Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was sentenced…

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20 Years Ago: Twitter Remembers The O.J. Simpson Murder Trial

Social media reflects on the "Crime of the Century".

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Scottie Pippen Accused of Felony Assault

According to family members the alleged victim was released from the hospital with broken teeth, a swollen mouth and head and back injuries

Former NBA player under investigation

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Morehouse Student Murdered Near School

Police are asking for assistance in solving the crime

A Morehouse student shot and killed while sitting in his car

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Remy Hair Heists on the Rise

The cuticles in Remy hair are kept intact, and so the hair looks natural

A competitive underground market for hair extensions emerges

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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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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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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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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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Televangelist Juanita Bynum Arrested

Bynum had a warrant out for her arrest

Popular television evangelist spends the night in jail

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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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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

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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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Black Man Wins $13 Million in Lawsuit After 13 Years of False Imprisonment

Cleveland police detectives withheld evidence in his case

African-American man wins 13 million in federal civil rights lawsuit

By Makkada B. Selah

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Gynecologist Allegedly Tapes Patients With Hidden Camera

Dr. Nikita Levy allegedly taped patients using secret device.

After being escorted off hospital grounds, Levy, 54 killed himself in his home on Feb.…

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Ex-NBA Player’s Girlfriend, Daughter Murderer Convicted

Lawyer found guilty

NBA player Eddy Curry was the father of the child of the woman who was…

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Buju Banton Awaiting Ruling on Mistrial Request

Do you think Buju should get a new trial?

A Florida newspaper has reported that a juror did improper research during Buju Banton’s trial…

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Maryland Mother Fights for Son who was Jailed for Defending Himself

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

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

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

Do you think he looks like Stringer?

He robbed a total of 11 banks.

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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

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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…

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‘Queen of Street Lit’ Wahida Clark Continues Her Publishing Reign

Entrepreneur talks Cash Money Content deal, second chances, family balance

Street lit veteran Wahida Clark continues brand expansion with more authors and lucrative Cash Money…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

George Zimmerman Has Been Arrested and Charged. Now What?

Here's how a second-degree murder trial could play out

Writer Zerlina Maxwell breaks down the legal standards to come for George Zimmerman, who was…

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1. Immediately after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., there was no arrest by police and no charges were filed. Also, The Miami Herald reports that police initially wanted to charge Zimmerman---and applied for a warrant---but prosecutors said there wasn't enough evidence to move forward with charges.

9 Side-Eye-Worthy Moments in the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

A snapshot of events that have raised eyebrows and outrage

As public outrage continues, BlackEnterprise.com takes a look at nine key outrageous moments after the…

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When Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

What to do when a family member steals your identity

Imagine if when you were a child, one of your parents opened a few credit…

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