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Man Fired After Facebook Comment About Killing Police Goes Viral
Little did Aaron Hodges (pictured) ever fathom that two days after he passionately responded to a Facebook thread about the bully tactics utilized by many in…
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Obama Talks About His Own Experience With Racial Profiling
The Obamas opened up about their experiences with racial profiling in an interview with People magazine that will hit newsstands Friday. “I think people forget…
Most Brutal Responses to CNN’s #AskACop Hashtag
Patron Receives Receipt With N-Word On It, Bartender Claims It Was A Joke



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Ebola Vaccine Trial Suspended After Side Effects
LONDON (AP) — Swiss researchers have suspended the testing of one of the leading Ebola vaccine candidates after some volunteers reported unexpected side effects. In…
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An Open Letter of Love to Black Students
              The Open Letter  below was written by college academicians and educators to our children and so we want to…
Sierra Leonean Docs Strike Again Over Ebola Care
In Ebola Outbreak, Bad Data Adds Another Problem


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Sony Emails Said Avoid Casting Denzel in Big-Budget Films Because He’s Black
It is becoming more and more apparent that Sony executives are just as afraid, if not more, to premiere The Interview because of the continually embarrassing…
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Does The “Sheer Volume Of Accusers” Make Bill Cosby Guilty Of Rape?
Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel look at the latest accusations being made against Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting a large number…
Pilar Sanders Thrown In Jail For Custody Agreement Violation
Wildin’ Out Wednesday: VH1’s “Sorority Sisters” Ratchetry Losing Sponsors


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Former Obama Aides Urging Warren Run For President
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth…
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Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors
NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn’t indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such…


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South Side Gallery Owner Strives to Make Customers Feel at Home
CHICAGO–Art gallery owner Faie Edwards said that her business is here to not only offer people quality African Art, but to educate them on the…
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Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist
CHICAGO–Cricket Wireless does more than sell phones, but the company also invests into local communities. One way it has done that is by launching its…
On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be ‘Staff Pick’
Chicago Business Owner Overcomes Hurdles


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Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Faces Life in Prison Over Alleged Rapes
Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper is being held on $2.5 million bond after being indicted for allegedly pulling a “Bill Cosby” — drugging and raping a number…
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Hall Of Famer Jim Brown Applauds Player Protests
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says he’s encouraged to see athletes taking risks by “intelligently protesting” for social change.…
Obama: NFL ‘Behind The Curve’ On Rice Case
An Open Letter of Love to Black Students


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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by…
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Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common. Health officials…
The One Thing Crucial for Weight Loss (That Almost Everyone Forgets)
Senate Approves Obama Pick For Surgeon General


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We Can’t Breathe
Roll call. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akil Gurley, Tamir Rice and all the other unarmed Black males that have been murdered by police saw no…


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Barack And Michelle Obama’s Love Story Is Getting The Hollywood Treatment
The love story of Barack and Michelle Obama is headed for the big screen. The forthcoming film, titled “Southside With You,” will center on the day young…


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Bryan Andrew Wilson ‘Turning Away’ [WORLD PREMIERE]
It’s been a busy week for singer/songwriter Bryan Andrew Wilson. His Top 20 comeback CD “ The One Percent” (EchoPark JDI Entertainment) earned him a…
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Call To Action: Participate In Black Life Matters Sunday
This morning we received an editorial from Dr James C. Perkins, President of Progressive National Baptist Convention. It is an eye opening challenge for the…


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Eric Holder Supports Protesters Who Interrupted His Speech at Atlanta’s Ebenezer
Both President Obama and his attorney general,  U.S. Department of Justice leader Eric Holder, received catcalls during their forums on the Ferguson fiasco and fallout…
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Mr. President, Come to Ferguson
Ferguson is too important to be treated on the margins. It is too important to lead the news one day, and disappear the next. The…


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Pilar Sanders Receives Jail Time For Violating Her + Deion’s Divorce Agreement
Pilar Sanders (pictured), the former wife of gridiron great Deion Sanders (pictured), received a seven-day sentence from a Dallas court on Tuesday for reportedly violating a custody agreement…
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Game And YG Explain Why They Feel The GRAMMYs Don’t Recognize Their Work
Game and YG reportedly feel their street MC-status acts as a hinderance for Grammy Award recognition. Game told TMZ that the award show “don’t respect our culture…


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Eric Garner and the Value of Black Obese Bodies
Amidst the raft of deaths of African-American men at the hands of police that has captured the nation’s attention recently, we have seen repeated descriptions…
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We Still Can’t Breathe
We have a population of 40 million Black people and a buying power approaching $1.1 trillion in 2015. African American buying power is at the…



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