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Handcuffed Georgia Man Killed by Police after Brandishing Gun in Patrol Car
A Savannah, Ga. man who was handcuffed and stuffed into the back of a patrol car was shot and killed by a police officer moments after…
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La. Man Sentenced In Shooting Death Of Teen From Viral Spanking Video
Jeremy C. Julien, 24,  of Greta, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday in the December 7, 2011 killing of 16-year-old Michael Taylor, reports NOLA.com.…
HOAX: Magic Johnson Did Not Donate Blood To Cancer Patients
Arizona Republican Advises Sterilizing Women On Welfare

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WORLD NEWS

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Sierra Leone To Shut Down For 3 Days To Slow Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers crowded the streets and markets of Sierra Leone’s capital Thursday, stocking up for a three-day shutdown when volunteers will…
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Obama Reaffirms Opposition To US Combat In Iraq
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group,…
Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
Pistorius Could Get 15 Years For Culpable Homicide

ENTERTAINMENT

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Funniest Mathew Knowles Memes, Twitter Responses to 2nd Baby Mama
  Humiliation rained down on Mathew Knowles’ fragmented family — again — when DNA tests in Houston proved indisputably that he is the father of…
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Grand Jury In Mike Brown Case Extended Until January
This week St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that he is extending the Michael Brown grand jury’s deadline to January 2015. Roland Martin, joined by an…
WTH?! Thursday: Woman Steals $85 Worth Of Mayonnaise?
Reality Star Opens Up About Surviving Ovarian Cancer

POLITICS

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Only 4 States Will See Cuts To Food Stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans…
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Obama Opens Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday,…

BUSINESS

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Issa Rae Kicks Off Urbanworld Film Festival 2014 [VIDEO]
Issa Rae of “Awkward Black Girl” fame and Producer, Denise Davis speak with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” at the Urbanworld Digital Fireside Chat…
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[Video] Don Lemon Compares Spanking To Training Dogs
CNN’s Don Lemon is known for making controversial, often questionable, statements. Well, in this week of “Don Lemon Said What,” the anchor raised eyebrows while trying…
US Homebuilder Confidence Soars In September
African Americans, Latinos Really Don’t Trust The Media To Tell Their Stories Well [VIDEO]

SPORTS

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Lo Lo Jones Says She’s Sick of Being Slandered, Slammed after Early ‘DWTS’ Exit
Lolo Jones says she felt “broken, unlovable” and “embarrassed” after she was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night and penned an emotional letter…
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Another Wife Beater?!? NFL’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence
Just when you thought it was safe, stupidity rises up yet again like a shark’s fin and bites the NFL when it’s already bleeding badly.…
What Vulgarity Jameis Winston Uttered to Get Suspended; Twitter Reacts
Baseball legends honored at Atlanta City Hall

HEALTH

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CDC Tells Healthy Adults Not To Forget Flu Vaccine
WASHINGTON (AP) — Think the flu’s only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults…
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Ebola Survivor: No Time To Waste As Obama Ups Aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there’s no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up…
Study: Artificial Sweeteners May Promote Diabetes
Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level Since The ’90s

EDITORS PICKS

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Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since
On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They…

FEATURES

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In Chicago, Hoops Tournament Helps Heal, Provides Hope
Almost three years ago, I joined Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church on his weekly community walk on the South Side of Chicago. Father…

FAITH

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Lecrae Explains Single ‘Nuthin’ On Jimmy Fallon Show [VIDEO]
On The Tonight Show Thursday, Jimmy Fallon congratulated Lecrae for his No. 1 album, Anomaly, and invited him to return for another performance. For the…
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The Hot Seat: Michelle Williams Takes On Men, Music And Friendship [VIDEO]
Grammy winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams has garnered another hit album with her fourth studio record, Journey To Freedom! Making an impact on…

FOCUS

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45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line: Census
Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America. More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived…
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Witnesses To Michael Brown Shooting Tell The Same Basic Story About His Death (VIDEO)
WASHINGTON — The people who saw Michael Brown die all tell a similar story. Several named witnesses have said that Brown was fleeing when Ferguson,…

CULTURE

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Next Lead Singer RL Faces Financial Woes & Files For Bankruptcy
The former lead singer of Next has fallen on some incredibly hard times, and he’s just filed for bankruptcy. In 1997, Next was riding high…
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Common and 50 Cent Lose Loved Ones
There’s an old belief that death comes in threes. It’s always sad when such prophecies come to light, as two of hip-hop’s heavyweights recently lost…

VIEWS

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Tavis Smiley and Black America: A Tale of Two Jilted Lovers
Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought…
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Shonda Rhimes Rules the World: Ultimate Lessons Learned from the Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder Creator
It’s Thursday. I’m currently positioned at a table in my university’s hospital cafeteria, where I am able to see both the entryway of doctors who…

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