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Dubuque, Iowa Officials Admit To Housing Discrimination Against Blacks
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced an agreement with the city of Dubuque, Iowa (pictured), that effectively settles allegations…
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Transgender Student Wants To Move Into Male Dorms After Sextual Transition
A transgender student at George Fox University, in Newburg, Ore., is requesting permission from the institution to move into the male dormitories after completing his…
NewsOne Minute: Harvard Accepts Record Number Of Black Students
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Visits Atlanta BeltLine Project

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WORLD NEWS

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Pistorius Trial: Defense Tries To Build Case
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned…
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Pistorius Accused Of Staging Outbursts At Trial
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of…
Police: Blast In Nigerian Capital Kills 71
Blast Rips Up Busy Bus Station In Nigerian Capital

ENTERTAINMENT

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PASS THE POPCORN: Rihanna To Star In Fierce New Film Role [VIDEO]
Rihanna seems to be taking her acting bug seriously and is using her voice to prove it. The superstar is the voice of a lead…
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Bluesman Apologizes For St. Louis Concert Gone Bad
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a…
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Kanye & Common Team Up To Bring 20,000 Jobs To Chicago Youth
AM BUZZ: The Carters Going On Tour; August Alsina Goes Off On ’106 & Park’ Host & More…

POLITICS

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Obama Seeks Inmates Worthy Of Commutation Power
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences. Obama has directed the Justice Department…
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Obama, Biden To Announce $600M For Job Grants
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million…

BUSINESS

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It’s Not Business, It’s Personal: 4 Ways To Get Your Life Together With A Plan
Most successful professionals have, at one point in time, made a plan or list of goals that they would like to fulfill during their career…
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US Retail Sales Up Strong 1.1 Percent In March
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture…
April 15 Not Much Of A Deadline For Most Taxpayers
NAN Panel: A Discussion On Fatherhood And Mentorship

SPORTS

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Sharper Challenges His No-Bail Status In Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the…
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MLB Marks 67th Anniversary Of Robinson Debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig…
Noah Leads Bulls To 108-95 Win Over Magic
Alonzo Mourning to be Inducted in 2014 NBA Hall of Fame

HEALTH

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Build A Better Easter Basket
Easter will be here soon…you can tell by all the sweet goodies on display in most stores, bakeries and chocolate shops. All these delectable-looking options…
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Why Is Diabetes Improving For Whites, But Not For Blacks?
First the bad news: The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar…
Should You Cut This Ingredient Out Of Your Diet?
3 Ways To Make Arguments A Good Thing

EDITORS PICKS

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Chicago Defender Women of Excellence 2014 honorees
  2014 Honorees: Keeana Barber, WDB Marketing Group Keiana Barrett, Chicago Public Schools Tracey V. Bell, Walgreens Donna Black-Miller, American Heart Association Sonya Blakey, Inspiration…

FEATURES

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5 MLK Causes You Didn’t Learn About In Middle School
One doesn’t have their very own national holiday and 900 streets named after them unless they are truly deserving. Nor does Gallup name you the…

FAITH

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Aretha Franklin Statement Regarding Alleged Fight with Patti Labelle
  Did you hear the story about Patti LaBelle being arrested and charged with assault for trying to deck Aretha Franklin? On 11 April 2014, the News Nerd web…
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Deitrick Haddon’s LXW Live In Concert To Air On Oxygen This Good Friday
  Deitrick Haddon’s LXW wowed the audience as the opener of this year’s, “Celebration of Gospel”, and for those who wanted to see more, here’s…

FOCUS

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Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates An Important Black Scientist
  Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.[1] He was the first to…
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Obama: LBJ’s Civil Rights Legacy Reflects ‘What The Hell The Presidency Is For’
President Barack Obama honored the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Thursday, praising former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s work to fulfill the promise of…

CULTURE

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R&Beef: August Alsina Drops Off Explicit Words And New Video At 106 & Park [VIDEO]
When you’re a fresh face on the R&B scene with a different sound, a debut album and an unexplainable beef with another well-known artist, you…
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So That Just Happened: Killa Cam Went For Nick Cannon’s Jugular On Instagram [POSTS]
Sometimes one of the not so great things about being a complete smartass on social media is that you get caught by the person you…

VIEWS

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Bill Russell, Boston Celtics Veteran, Sounds Off On Gay Athletes
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes’ current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some…
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Chief Keef Hits the North Shore: Two Chicago Perspectives
South Side POV (Evan F. Moore): You can take someone out of the hood but you can’t take the hood out of them. Or so…

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