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    Anthony Ray Hinton exonerated after 30 years on death row
    In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of two murders and sent to death row for crimes he did not commit. Thirty years and several appeals…
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    #BlackWorkMatters: Workers Across America Protest To Raise Minimum Wage To $15
    On Wednesday, protesters nationwide demanded $15 an hour minimum wage in a movement labeled with the hashtags #BlackWorkMatters and #FightFor15. Recent reports state that the…
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    Ohio toddler, 3, fatally shoots 1-year-old with gun found in home
    The fatal shooting of a 1-year-old boy at the hands of a 3-year-old in Ohio is being called “accidental” by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams,…
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    Rev. Al Sharpton ‘banned’ from Walter Scott’s funeral in North Charleston
    According to reports in at least two newspapers, Rev. Al Sharpton’s presence at the last couple of major national fatal shootings of unarmed black men…
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    BUSINESS

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    New Economy Initiative announces return of NEIdeas
    New Economy Initiative (NEI), a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM), kicked-off the return of NEIdeas: Rewarding Ideas for Business Growth,…
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    More bad news for Sony Pictures
    Earlier today, more than 30,000 documents and 170,00 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) surfaced, thanks to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks site. The items were among…

    SPORTS

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    Side Chick V. Stiviano Has To Pay Donald Sterling’s Wife Back $2.6M
    V. Stiviano, the woman who last year leaked evidence of racism by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has to pay Sterling’s wife back $2.6 million for…
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    Harden, Curry or Westbrook?: Inside the NBA’s MVP 3-headed race
    The NBA regular season is quickly coming to a close, but the race for the MVP award is heating up. Houston’s James Harden, Golden State’s…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Oklahoma Gov Introduces Yet Another Death Penalty Method As Supreme Court Reviews Last One
    Though the state of Oklahoma’s executions are under currently review by the Supreme Court (and Attorney General Eric Holder advocates a moratorium on all state-murders while…
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    Ben Affleck Had Ancestor’s Slave Owning Past Scrubbed From PBS Show, “Finding Your Roots”
    In continuing fall out from those hacked Sony emails, Wikileaks revealed that actor Ben Affleck asked that his ancestor’s slave owning past be scrubbed from…
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    In Their Shoes: A Profile Of The Justice Champions Marching For Change
    As we head into the fifth day of March2Justice, it’s hard to say goodbye to our new family at Lincoln University, America’s first historically black…
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    Dr. Jennifer Caudle Dispels The Top 5 Health Myths
    Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin Friday…
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    POLITICS

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    Ben Carson set to announce presidential plans soon
    He may announce his bid to run for president in 2016. He may not. But whatever Ben Carson’s political aspirations are, we’ll all know when…
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    President Obama supports Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House bid
    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wxxGOLrxI%5D President Barack Obama was endorsing Hillary Clinton’s latest run for the White House before she ever officially launched her campaign. It was no…

    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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    23-Year-Old Shot And Killed By St. Louis County Police After His Mom Calls For Help [VIDEO]
    Another black mother calls the police to help diffuse a situation with her child, another black person shot dead by them. On Friday night, two St.…
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    Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites…

    PRAISE

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    TD Jakes helps kick off Radio One’s Empowerment Expo for Black women
    Radio One, the parent company of NewsOne,  plans a series of expos aimed at African American women to introduce them to financial management tools, including…
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    13 Faith films you must see before you die
    Faith based films are now the rage in Hollywood again.Christian-themed films without the plagues and floods also largely avoided the questions of biblical accuracy that…

    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…

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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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