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DOJ Announces Law Enforcement Initiative In Wake Of Ferguson Incident
Thursday morning in Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced the launch of the Justice Department’s National Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust…
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[WATCH] Suspect In UVa. Student Disappearance Blames Mysterious Black Man
  University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been missing since Saturday. Graham’s family and police are, of course, frantic to find the 18-year-old sophomore.…
Does Abusive Behavior Among Athletes Start in High School?
Russell Simmons Partners With Californians For #SchoolsNotPrisons Campaign [VIDEO]



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American Man Confesses He Killed Girlfriend’s Mother At Bali Hotel, Police Say
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend’s mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island, and the…
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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…
Obama Reaffirms Opposition To US Combat In Iraq
Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 5 Months Since


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Watch The Ruby Dee Memorial Service Livestream
The livestream is provided by NEW YORK (AP) — A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys…
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Shonda Rhimes Educates The New York Times On Their ‘Angry Black Woman’ Label
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
Disabled Writer Pens Letter Slaming Kanye West For Concert Wheelchair Incident
[Video] Sheryl Underwood Says the ‘Queens of Comedy’ Badmouthed Her


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Chicago Won’t Have A Barack Obama High After All
Chicago has dropped plans to name an already controversial new high school after President Barack Obama. The Chicago Board of Education decided that the proposed selective-enrollment institution…
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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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Shonda Rhimes Educates The New York Times On ‘Angry Black Women’
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
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Discussing The Media’s Anti-Black Bias
Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel, featuring Dr. Jeff Gardere, Corey Dade, Danielle Belton and Peniel Joseph, break down the media’s selective bias against African Americans.…
Issa Rae Kicks Off Urbanworld Film Festival 2014 [VIDEO]
[Video] Don Lemon Compares Spanking To Training Dogs


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Brandon Marshall Opens Up About The NFL’s Domestic Violence Issues And His Own
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall shared his thoughts on domestic violence, alcoholism, his anger at ESPN, his love for his mother and the perpetuation…
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WTH?!? Jonathan Dwyer Head Butted Wife, Broke Nose Because She Refused Sex
In the “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” files, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer reportedly head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and…
Lo Lo Jones Says She’s Sick of Being Slandered, Slammed after Early ‘DWTS’ Exit
Another Wife Beater?!? NFL’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence


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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


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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,…


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Get Well Soon: August Alsina Wakes Up From 3-Day Coma
August Alsina has revealed that his injuries following a medical emergency were a lot more serious than the public knew. The “No Love” artist was…
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Sheryl Underwood Talks About When She Overheard Her So-Called Celebrity Friends Throwing Shade About Her
“The Talk” on CBS has a segment called “Talk Secrets” and this week one of the hosts, Sheryl Underwood told her secret of turning down…


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Advocates Tear Apart GOP Candidate’s Anti-Marijuana Comments
Illinois’ medical marijuana law “stinks” and should have been vetoed, the state’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said during a Tuesday press conference. But medical…
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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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