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Tara Walker: Jersey City Swears In First Ever Black Woman Firefighter In Department’s History
It was 143 years in the making, but Jersey City has sworn in its first Black female firefighter, reports Tara Walker, 31, a former…
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Joe Jackson Pens Open Letter To Janet: ‘I’m Proud Of You’
Joe Jackson has been painted as everything from a monster to a genius over the decades. His love for his children overshadowed by greed and…
Feds’ immigrant figures may not give full story
NewsOne Minute: AZ Mom, Shanesha Taylor, Finally Speaks Out



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Very Bad Week: Airline Disasters Come in a Cluster
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket…
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EU: Regulator: Morning-After Pill Ok for All Women
  LONDON (AP) — A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review…
China Lifts Quarantine After Man Dies of Plague
Senator: No Arms to Iraq Unless Congress Gets Info


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Towanda Braxton: ‘We Have an Open and Front Door (Marriage)’ (Watch)
*”Braxton Family Values” fans don’t seem to know what’s going on with Towanda Braxton and husband Andre Carter. Well, how about this. Even Towanda doesn’t seem to know what’s going on with her own marriage or what to call it. “We have an open and front door situation,” she told Wendy Williams about her marriage to Carter. […]
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Conservative Christians Crucify Aaron McGruder’s “Black Jesus”
According to Eben Gregory, there is a backlash against Aaron McGruder‘s new show “Black Jesus“. Conservative Christians are reportedly calling for a boycott of the…
He’s Baaack! Bobby Brown Returns To The New Edition Tour
NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Controlling Our Own Destiny


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NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be in Chicago to support Bruce Rauner’s campaign for Illinois governor. Christie and Rauner are scheduled…
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Ryan Proposes Streamlining Anti-Poverty Programs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states…


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Red Lobster Goes Vertical On Plate To Push Quality
NEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional…
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Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion
NEW YORK (AP) — Dollar Tree is buying rival discounter Family Dollar, giving it a wider reach in the intensifying fight for deal-seeking customers. The…
Where Are The Black Internet Workers? Civil Rights Bigs Weigh In
Radio One Founder Highlighted In Newseum Exhibit


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Dwyane Wade Can’t Wait To Play Against LeBron James
Dwyane Wade has not had anything to say about his former teammate LeBron James‘ decision to take his talent back home to Cleveland. However, according…
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Joakim Noah to address Chicago’s street violence
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah will address ways to curb Chicago’s gun violence. The 2014 NBA defensive player of the year founded…
Playoffs goal in Chicago
Michael Sam Had Second Guesses About Coming Out As Gay


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Walmart’s Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt In The Sun
Last we checked, ice cream is supposed to melt if it isn’t kept chilled. But Walmart’s store-brand ice cream sandwiches don’t even melt in the…
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This Type Of Job May Lead To Diabetes
According to a new study, shift workers may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. The people particularly at risk? Men. Also at special…
When Being Obese Could Save Your Life
EU: Regulator: Morning-After Pill Ok for All Women


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NAACP Recognizes Quincy Jones’ Humanitarian Work With Medal
Quincy Jones is set to receive the 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal July 23 at the 105th NAACP National Convention. This medal is considered the highest…


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Antoine Walker Hosts Screening in Chicago for His Documentary ‘Gone in an Instant’
  In Antoine Walker’s new documentary, “Gone in an Instant,” he uses a personal life lesson to hopefully prevent other young NBA players from making…


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Inspirational Song Of The Day: Danetra Moore – Only God Can
​Danetra Moore is an exceptionally talented and dynamic vocalist, model and actress. She is a native of Stockton, California that now resides in Atlanta, Georgia.…
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Minute Meditation: A Prayer For Courage
The dictionary definition of Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.…


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Mayor speaks out on Chicago red-light cameras
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acknowledging that the city needs to take steps to restore public trust in the red-light camera program…
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Police Seize More than 3,600 Illegal Firearms in 2014
CHICAGO – Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy announced Chicago Police have seized more than 3,600 illegal firearms to date in 2014. Superintendent McCarthy was…


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No R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Johnny Rockets Employee Screams On Aretha Franklin
This is just further confirmation that people aren’t teaching their kids a dog gone thing! How in the world this happened to Aunti Aretha we…
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Rihanna’s Stalker Arrested In New York After Leaving Notes On Her Doorstep
Rihanna can rest a little easier now that her stalker is behind bars. New York Police Department cops have taken a man named Kevin McGlynn into…


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Eric Garner Could Have Been Me
The recent death of Eric Garner, while in police custody, horrified and angered me. A video shows that police placed Garner in a choke hold,…
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I Was Confined to Solitary at Age 16 and It Still Haunts Me
February is cold in Northern Virginia. It’s even colder when you’re in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, or a sheet.…



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