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    Atlanta honor student killed by stray bullet while watching TV
    COLLEGE  PARK, Ga. — An honor roll student who was watching TV inside of her home was struck and killed by a stray bullet that came…
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    Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
    Perhaps the final text messages sent by Bobbi Kristina Brown revealed a woman who was desperate and heartbroken about being in an abusive and dysfunctional…
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    DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of extortion and perjury after retrial
    DECATUR, Ga. — Former DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis faces up to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of attempted extortion and perjury…
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    Female AME Pastors in South Carolina receive death threats
    In the continuing acts of terrorism against black churches in South Carolina, at least two Clarendon County pastors say they have been targeted with threats…

    BUSINESS

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    Gov. appoints Sharon Madison to financial review team
    Sharon Madison, owner and CEO of Madison Madison International, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday to be one of five members of the…
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    Google apologizes after app tagged Black people ‘gorillas’
    NEW YORK (AP) _ Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some Black…

    SPORTS

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    #BlackGirlMagic: It’s Venus Williams Vs. Serena Williams At Wimbledon
    Once again, tennis powerhouses Venus Williams, 35, and Serena Williams, 33 will face-off against each other on the court. No. 1-seeded Serena and No. 16-seeded Venus…
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    Jason Pierre-Paul suffers serious hand injury after fireworks accident
    Giants fans and teammates are spending the day after Independence Day holding their breath. Andy Slater of Miami’s WINZ tweeted that Jason Pierre-Paul severely injured his…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    #BlackGirlMagic: It’s Venus Williams Vs. Serena Williams At Wimbledon
    Once again, tennis powerhouses Venus Williams, 35, and Serena Williams, 33 will face-off against each other on the court. No. 1-seeded Serena and No. 16-seeded Venus…
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    Beyonce, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott party at Essence Music Festival 2015
    NEW ORLEANS — The 2015 Essence Music Festival wrapped up with A-listers converging at exclusive after parties all over the Crescent City. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland…
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    Cynthia Bailey responds to NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ exit
    Cynthia Bailey isn’t the least bit worried about the fate of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” now that NeNe Leakes has decided to exit the show. When E! caught up with the model at the Essence Music Festival, she stated, “Well the show has never been about one person. It’s just not what makes it […]
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    FOX Snags Kelly Rowland For ‘Empire’ & Gives Us Even More Reason To Tune In!
    Kelly Rowland is going to be adding some throwback fab to season 2 of “Empire”! As if we weren’t already waiting on the return of “Empire” like it was the next train, there’s word that Kelly will be playing the mother of all Lyons! According to E! News, she will pop up on season 2 […]
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    POLITICS

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    Jeb Bush says Baltimore and Ferguson riots caused by lack of parenting
    Another conservative Republican displaces the blame of the riots in Ferguson, Mo., and in Baltimore and puts the culpability on the lack of parental guidance…
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    Anatomy of a Shutdown!
      Today most likely, Illinois will experience its first shutdown in recent memory.  While Illinoisans experienced extended legislative overtime sessions during the Blagojevich era, they…

    ATL BLOG

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    Criminal justice reform movement emerging in America
    While social change for some may appear to be inevitable, it does not happen by osmosis, and it does not occur without a focused effort…
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    Do men cheat more than women, or are women just better at it?
    Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

    COMMUNITY

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    Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
    PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week —…
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    Straight out of Egypt
    The holiday that kicks-off the summer is Memorial Day weekend and traditionally in Pittsburgh that is also Alpha Weekend as in the Alpha Phi Alpha…

    PRAISE

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    Episcopal Church elects first Black presiding bishop
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church has elected its first African-American presiding bishop. North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry was elected as the denomination’s…
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    Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage ruling
    Same-sex marriage bans are no longer legal in America, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today. Not everyone agrees. Faith leaders have responded in kind.…

    FEATURES

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    Rachel Dolezal wasn’t the first – 6 more whites who passed
    Hey guys, can we talk about this #RachelDolezal story? http://t.co/ZcAdvDtfU5 pic.twitter.com/SbIYqgGAGS — E! News (@ENews) June 12, 2015 Long before Rachel Dolezal, head of the…
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    Black Dads Matter: Are Fathers really optional?
    Author Josh Levs has been standing up for fathers since he fought and won his own battle for paternity leave. From JoshLevs.com: When journalist and fatherhood…
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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…

    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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    Remove Confederate flag and agenda it represents
    The savage act of racial terrorism at “Mother Emanuel,” the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in…
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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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