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    Dekalb County Commissioner Resigns Amid Federal Corruption Probe
    While federal investigators close in on DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer for spending more than $90,000 of taxpayers’ money on personal trips and other purchases, she…
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    Another One?!? Handcuffed Black Man Allegedly Shoots Himself To Death, Louisiana Police Say
    Another week, another unarmed black male gets shot to death by the police. This latest episode happened in New Iberia in Louisiana. where the Iberia…
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    Celebrities Also Say Goodbye During Michael Brown’s Funeral in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Thousands of Michael Brown supporters and mourners squeezed into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church until the sanctuary bulged at the seems.…
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    ‘We Will Not Go Back’ March Brings Eric Garner’s Killing Back to the Forefront
    The killings of unarmed black men Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and John Crawford III all happened in rapid succession over the past few weeks.…
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    BUSINESS

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    Glenn E. Wash, Construction Pioneer, Outspoken Activist for Black Empowerment in Detroit
    For more than five decades, the name and voice of Glenn E. Wash have resonated with pure entrepreneurship power and concern for change in the…
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    Video games come of age as spectator sport
    NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades,…

    SPORTS

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    Soul of the US Open: Venus, Serena Williams Advance to Second Round; Most Seeds Follow
    *Round one of the 2014 US Open has come to a close, with struggles for sure, but not very many surprises. The Marquee players, Serena…
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    Athlete Asks Jude to Reject NCAA Head-Injury Deal
    CHICAGO (AP) — A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Taraji P. Henson, Will Packer Give ‘No Good Deed’ Sneak Preview to Media
    ATLANTA — It is impossible to come in contact with Taraji P. Henson and then walk away without taking a piece of her aura with you.…
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    Karrueche Tran Pleads For Mercy While Apologizing For Blue Ivy Joke
    Karrueche Tran hopes that the Beyhive will stop stinging her after making a public apology for her joke about Blue Ivy on BET’s “106 & Park.”…

    POLITICS

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    Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations
    CHICAGO (AP) – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat…
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    Gov. Deal Proposes Computer Programming as Core Requirement for H.S. Graduation
    Gov. Nathan Deal is recommending the inclusion of computer programming as part of the core requirements for high school graduation to meet the demands of…

    ATL BLOG

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    Best Parts of ‘Love and Hip Hop Reunion’ Part I
    Apparently, nearly half of urban America seemingly joined Kermit on the couch to catch the flying profanity and fists soaring in all directions during the “Love…
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    ‘LAHHATL’s’ Mimi Faust Finally Tells Truth About Sex Tape
    When Mimi Faust’s and Nikko’s sex tape exploded on the scene last year, fans of the show quickly looked askance at Faust because her claims that the…

    COMMUNITY

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    Church Women United honors Doss
    The Church Women United Greater Pittsburgh Unit honored Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, at its annual Human Rights Celebration 2014…
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    Lifestyles Report…In my travels Summer 2014
    Animals are treated better than some children. Recently, I saw a very young woman dragging a little child down the street by the arm. The…

    PRAISE

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    What Choices Will You Make For A Better Tomorrow?
    Dear God: Thank you for the family you chose for me, the situations, circumstances and events you have ordained for my life. No matter what…
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    A Prayer For Desperate Souls
    Desperation is an emotion that can drive people to suicide. This summer we saw suicides rise. It is holiday time when people feel the lowest.…

    EDITORS PICK

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    T.I., Other Celebrities Blasts Blacks over Protesting in Ferguson
    Rappers T.I. and Nelly and other celebrities believe the black community “pulled the trigger” (pun intended) too soon on the protests and demonstrations over the…

    FEATURES

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    Gospel Gala Turns ‘Gangsta’ [VIDEO]
    By now you have heard whispers about the craziness  that transpired this past weekend at Atlanta Gospel Fest. Our buddy at Joy 105 really digged…
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    HOT TOPIC: Should ‘Gay Christians’ Work In Children’s Ministry?
    There is a hot topic bubbling in the Christian community this morning. A recent incident in Lubbock, Texas is rekindling the debate over whether or not…
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    Watch! LisaRaye Shares Actual Baptism From A Few Nights Ago!
    LisaRaye is making real change in her life. She was baptized at her home the other night. She posted the  following words: LisaRaye has a…

    VIEWPOINTS

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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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    The Courts Can Outlaw Racist Policies, But They Can’t Eliminate Racism [OPINION]
    Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, education inequalities still exist. What did we really achieve through integration and how do we…

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