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Dom Cooks: Wash. High School Student Given Two Weeks To Live Dies
Dom Cooks, an 18-year-old graduate of Decatur High School in Seattle, Washington, has died from brain cancer after being told he had two weeks to…
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B-Ball Player Kicked Out Of Rec Game Because Of HIV-Positive Status
A Florida man was kicked out of a recreational basketball game after a referee learned that he was HIV-positive, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Dakota Basinger…
President, VP Announce Federal Job Training Investments
NewsOne Minute: DreamWorks Producing An Animated FIlm Starring Rihanna



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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


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Diddy To Speak At Howard’s 2014 Commencement Despite Student Backlash
In 1990, Sean Combs dropped out of Howard University to intern at Uptown Records. Now, he simply goes by Diddy and he’s one of the…
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Porsha Williams: Arrest Warrant Issued For ‘RHOA’ Star [VIDEO]
  A warrant has been issued for the arrest of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams stemming from her altercation with castmate Kenya Moore during the taping of…
Columbus Short’s Wife Files Divorce For The THIRD Time, Restraining Order Issued
MC Lyte and Speech From Arrested Development Stop By ‘NewsOne Now’


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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…


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3 Ways To Know If Your Man Is Cheap Or Just Financially Responsible
I started dating when I was fifteen. I got married at thirty-two. That means that I spent over half of my life interacting with the…
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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…
US Retail Sales Up Strong 1.1 Percent In March
April 15 Not Much Of A Deadline For Most Taxpayers


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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


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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


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Scandal Star Columbus Short: Divorce After He Allegedly Threatened To Kill Wife And Himself
What the Huck is going on with Columbus Short right now? As we previously reported, Short has been in trouble quite a bit with the…
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Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Attempts Suicide In The Most Gruesome Way
You never know what could be going on behind a person’s smile. Andre Roxx–an affiliate rapper of Wu-Tang Clan just tried to commit suicide by…


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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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