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Will Packer, Kenny Leon, others honored at Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner
ATLANTA — The largest black legislative caucus in the country hosted its annual “Heritage Dinner” where the political body paid homage to excellence in the…
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Medical marijuana bill passes in Georgia House of Representatives
Calm down, weed heads. Before you start blazing up, understand that only the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of…
Gov. Deal Orders North Georgia gov’t offices closed at noon for winter storm
Atlanta Dream to announce winner of MLK essay contest at Washington High



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World Health Organization Approves 1st Quick Test For Ebola
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization has approved a quick test for Ebola that will dramatically cut the time it takes to determine with…
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Ebola Cases Decline In West Africa, By Over 80 Percent In Sierra Leone
The U.S. military is bringing home all but 100 troops dispatched to West Africa almost 10 months ago in an effort to stem the Ebola…
Boko Haram, Hit By 3-Nation Offensive, Rampage In Cameroon
Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated For Ebola In Country


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Mo’Nique Blackballed Because She Demanded Gabourey Sidibe Be Flown First Class Across The Country?
When Academy Award winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique revealed director Lee Daniels told her she had been blackballed in the industry after her stellar performance…
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Leonard Nimoy who played Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’ is dead at 83
Leonard Nimoy, who became a transcendent star for portraying the iconic character Dr. Spock on the timeless show “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning in…
‘RHOA’ fans start petition to fire Claudia Jordan for hating on dark-skinned blacks
Sheryl Lee Ralph to Mo’Nique: ‘Shut up’ about being blackballed and lose weight


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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…
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Ford Teams Up With The Chicago Defender To Increase HIV Awareness
  Representative La Shawn K. Ford spearheads the fight against AIDS   State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford Teams Up With The Chicago Defender to…


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Signed Contracts To Buy US Homes Rise To 18-Month High
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are…
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US Consumer Sentiment Slips In February On Icy Weather
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. But confidence levels still…
Fruits And Vegetables Get A Star-Studded Marketing Push
ComEd Helps Chicagoland Teens Explore STEM Careers in Music Industry


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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, is dead at 86
Nobody ever seems to remember second place or the second person to do something. This has been Earl Lloyd’s dilemma during the balance of his…
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Atlanta native Richard Dent among Black College Hall of Fame inductees
An Atlanta native is among the seven all time great gridron warriors who were inducted into The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) Class of 2015…
Derrick Rose Is Out With Another Knee Injury
Michael Vick returns to Atlanta as businessman at Bronner Bros. Hair Show


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If Supreme Court Says No, They’d Lose Health Insurance Help
CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday’s Supreme Court challenge to the nation’s health care law: Can they…
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The Dangers Of Not Getting Enough Sleep
We’re busy. There is a lot to accomplish in 24 hours. Often we forgo sleep to get it all (or most of it) done. But…
African-American Women and Breast Cancer Risk
Your 2015 Financial Do-Over


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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…


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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie’s Style Is Like “Fashion On Crack” [PHOTOS]
If you get a kick out of watching Cookie act out on Fox’s runaway hit “Empire” as the feisty ex-wife of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon,…


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New Mahalia Jackson Biopic to be Filmed in Chicago
Bill Duke brings his years of talent and experience to direct and executive produce The Mahalia Jackson Story, a music biopic chronicling the life of…
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Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and…


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Teri Day: A Shining Light Dims
Earlier this week, Chicago event planner and former model, Teri Day lost her battle to cancer. Day was known in social circles as a great…
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Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are
As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs…


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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: George Clooney Sheds Light On The Rape & Genocide Still Happening In Darfur
In 2005, we were all talking about Darfur. Two years prior, a war of words emerged between the uprising of liberated group against the Sudanese government,…
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Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 Tips For Keeping Your BDSM Play Safe & Sexy
For better or worse, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is inspiring people to become a little more adventurous in the bedroom. However, there are still some…


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Lee Daniels On Mo’Nique Being ‘Blackballed’ In Hollywood: ‘You Gotta Play Ball’ (VIDEO)
Mo’Nique caused quite a stir recently afterpublicly claiming that director Lee Daniels said she had been “blackballed” in Hollywood since winning her 2010 Oscar for…
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Sorry, Guys: Kanye West Apologizes to Bruno Mars & Beck
Even Kanye West can admit when he’s wrong, so he had to send out an apology to two of his contemporaries on Twitter. The end…



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