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Armed Robber Was Never Told To Report To Prison
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to…
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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…
B-Ball Player Kicked Out Of Rec Game Because Of HIV-Positive Status
President, VP Announce Federal Job Training Investments

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Ebola Virus In Africa Outbreak Is A New Strain
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain – evidence that the disease did not spread…
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20 Killed As Islamic Extremists Rampage In Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler…
Pistorius Trial: Defense Tries To Build Case
Pistorius Accused Of Staging Outbursts At Trial

ENTERTAINMENT

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Kandi Burruss: Porsha ‘Mollywhopped’ Kenya, ‘Caught Her By the Head’ (Watch)
Appearing on Atlanta’s “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” newlywed Kandi Burruss of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” said the reunion brawl between co-stars Porsha Williams and…
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Nas Kicks Off Tribeca With Documentary, Concert
NEW YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. Tribeca…
Diddy To Speak At Howard’s 2014 Commencement Despite Student Backlash
Porsha Williams: Arrest Warrant Issued For ‘RHOA’ Star [VIDEO]

POLITICS

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Defend ‘Obamacare’ Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say
WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president’s health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it’s time for the party to…
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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…

BUSINESS

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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

SPORTS

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Hopes High Negro Leagues Stadium Makes Comeback
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe…
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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…
MLB Marks 67th Anniversary Of Robinson Debut
Noah Leads Bulls To 108-95 Win Over Magic

HEALTH

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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

EDITORS PICKS

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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…

FEATURES

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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…

FAITH

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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…

FOCUS

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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…

CULTURE

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Get Out Of Here: Stores Running Out Of Shower Rods Thanks To MiMi Faust Video
This story is seemingly never ending. But who would have thunk this? According to TMZ, demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods.…
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Hopes High Negro Leagues Stadium Makes Comeback
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe…

VIEWS

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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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