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    Atlanta teacher killed in crash on her way to supervise prom
    DECATUR, Ga. — An Atlanta-area high school teacher who was en route to supervise a high school prom was killed in a weekend crash that also hospitalized…
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    Baltimore declared state of emergency, Orioles game cancelled
    BALTIMORE — While the state police requested the back up of 5,000 officers from around Maryland  to augment the Baltimore police department forces against unrestrained urban…
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    Baltimore Bloods and Crips allegedly collaborate to ‘take out’ police
    The Baltimore Police Department told the media on Monday that they’ve obtained intelligence information to lead it to believe Baltimore street gangs are putting aside…
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    A.D. The Bible Continues Brings Scary Results Of ‘Lying To God’ To Life
    We should fear cheating God. We should fear being dishonest with each other. Last night A.D. The Bible Continues hit the topic of  hypocrites hard. Scripture…
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    BUSINESS

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    Where are the opportunities for Black economic progress? [VIDEO]
    Do you know which industries present the best economic opportunities for African-Americans? “Probably the ones you would expect,” according to Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise. Recently,…
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    Fifth Third band and Operation HOPE open First HOPE Inside Michigan location
     Financial empowerment location will offer credit counseling and entrepreneurial training to help boost Mayor Duggan’s commitment to create opportunities for residents of the Motor City…

    SPORTS

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    Diddy and Mark Walkberg Bet A Quarter Million On Mayweather-Pacquiao
    Floyd Mayweather is a -201 favorite to win his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. That puts “Pac-Man” as the +170 underdog in a title bout expected…
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    Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons blacks don’t play baseball (video)
    Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished from…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Young Thug engaged to beauty Karlae (photos)
    Young Thug magical year has gotten better. The “Lifestyle” rapper just announced that he got engaged to longtime girlfriend Karlae. Rumors began flying after the…
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    Kandi Burruss, Claudia Jordan, Tameka Raymond at ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ red carpet premiere
    ATLANTA — Celebrities made the red carpet hot for the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the smash campy comedy at the Regal Cinemas…
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    Watch It Now: FOX Unveils ‘Wayward Pines’ Premiere On Hulu [VIDEO]
      FOX couldn’t wait to unveil its new paranormal drama “Wayward Pines,” so the network rolled out a major sneak peek this week! You won’t…
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    Wiz Khalifa’s Heart Aches For Amber Rose On Usher Duet
    Usher and Wiz Khalifa are sending some mixed signals in their new collaboration. The pair linked up on a remix of Rico Love’s “Somebody Else,”…
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    POLITICS

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    Obama shares special ‘Bucket List’ at White House correspondence dinner [Watch]
    Once again President Obama proved that he can hang with the best comedians out there when he took the podium at the annual “White House…
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    Top 4 things Loretta Lynch should tackle immediately
    When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified…

    ATL BLOG

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    Top 10 Reasons Why Women Cheat
    Numerous relationship studies have concluded that a woman is more likely to cheat than a man. And that woman is more likely to cheat during…
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    What are we going to do with the N-Word?
    Conversations about the N-word can be tiresome. Should we say it? Can White people say it? Will it always have hurtful connotations attached to it? Is…

    COMMUNITY

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    On first day as Attorney General, Loretta Lynch sends officials to Baltimore
    Hours after she was sworn in as the first African-American woman to hold the office of Attorney General, Loretta Lynch released a statement about the…
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    Mega Pastor Paula White Marries!
    Today, Paula White posted photos of her wedding on her Facebook page. Paula has been in the thick of a series of storms that have…

    PRAISE

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    Real talk about the Black church and civil rights activism [VIDEO]
    We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…
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    A. D. The Bible Continues Episode 4 ‘The Wrath’ Bible Guide’
    Tonight Pilate looked for revenge for the murder of a Roman soldier. Elsewhere, Caiaphas fails to convict Peter and John, and the church grows. Luke tells…

    FEATURES

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    Dr. Joseph Lowery Statement on the Sentencing of Atlanta Teachers
      “A Pound of Flesh” Joseph Lowery   In Shakespeare’s  “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who…
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    The ‘Dumbing Down’ of American Education
    Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the…
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    How America is at war with Black women
    In celebration of Women’s History month, we revisit a timely and deeply personal essay by journalist Jennifer Marby outlining why equal opportunity in 21st Century America…

    EDITORS PICK

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    My Black History: Keeping it real in school and life
    In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she…

    VIEWPOINTS

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    Shooting drew together ordinary lives of driver, officer
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — But for a series of split-second decisions that followed a traffic stop, Walter Scott might still be alive and police…
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    Should Black Americans be Liberals?
    Should Black Americans be Liberals? The concept is one of the many deceptions that have been perpetuated against blacks and other minority groups for some…
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