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    Most Brutal Responses to CNN’s #AskACop Hashtag
    We don’t believe this is going to help glue back the shards of the fractured relationship between local law enforcement and the minority communities they are…
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    Police Looking for Metro Atlanta Women Using Prayer to Steal from Shoppers
    HIRAM, Ga. — You may want to be wary of strangers asking to lead you in prayer that requires you to close your eyes while…
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    Atlanta Mom Charged With Murder After Children Die in House Fire
    A suburban Atlanta mother has been charged with two counts of felony murder after two of her five children died in a fire completely destroyed it. Another child…
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    Rev. Al Sharpton’s D.C. Protest Blasted for V.I.P. Section, Threatening Protesters
    The Rev. Al Sharpton came under fire for his Nation Action Network-led “Millions March” protest Saturday in Washington, D.C. due to internal turmoil, arguments over the VIP…
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    BUSINESS

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    South Side Gallery Owner Strives to Make Customers Feel at Home
    CHICAGO–Art gallery owner Faie Edwards said that her business is here to not only offer people quality African Art, but to educate them on the…
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    Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist
    CHICAGO–Cricket Wireless does more than sell phones, but the company also invests into local communities. One way it has done that is by launching its…

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    Former NFL Star Darren Sharper Faces Life in Prison Over Alleged Rapes
    Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper is being held on $2.5 million bond after being indicted for allegedly pulling a “Bill Cosby” — drugging and raping a number…
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    Obama: NFL ‘Behind the Curve’ on Rice Case
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was “behind the curve” in setting…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Sorority Sisters Twitter Backlash Prompts Advertisers To Bow Out
    VH1’s newest reality series, Sorority Sisters is only 1 episode in and it is already making waves, but not in the way the network wants it…
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    Drake Introduces The Raptors, Provides Color Commentary & Play-by-Play In Toronto vs. Brooklyn NBA Game [VIDEO]
      Ever since he’s been named as the team’s Global Ambassador, Drake‘s been very involved with the Toronto Raptors basketball team. So much so, the…

    POLITICS

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    Former Obama Aides Urging Warren Run For President
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth…
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    Congressional Staffers Stage Walk Out with ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture
    With their hands raised in a gesture of surrender, Congressional staff members staged a walkout Thursday in protest of the recent killings of unarmed black men…

    ATL BLOG

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    ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Cast Reacts to Todd Tucker’s Mom, Miss Sharon
    The many warring factions on the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” called a sincere temporary truce amid personal tragedy. Todd Tucker, who is married to…
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    Kandi Burruss, T.I., Tiny, Braxton Sisters at Ryan Cameron Charity Bowling
    On Thanksgiving day, Ryan Cameron felt like bowling. And not just bowling, he brought many of his closest celebrity friends to crank it up to…

    COMMUNITY

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    Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by…
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    Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years
    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common. Health officials…

    PRAISE

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    Andrae Crouch Hospitalized, Pulls Out of ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ Tour
    *Gospel legend Andrae Crouch has called off his upcoming commitments after he was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. The singer was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 1 and has since pulled out of his planned appearances on the “Let the Church Say Amen” tour throughout December. No further details about his health scare have […]
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    ‘Preachers of Detroit’ Releases Trailer and Premiere Date for February (Watch)
    *”Preachers of Detroit,” which is a spin-off of “Preachers of LA,” will premiere on Oxygen on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 10 p.m. The show will focus on seven preachers — five men and two women — and will show each of the preachers navigating through their faith and personal lives. Bishop Charles Ellis, senior […]

    EDITORS PICK

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    Savannah Attorney Lester Johnson Appointed to Judicial Qualifications Commission
    State Bar of Georgia President Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker has announced the appointment of Attorney Lester B. Johnson III of Savannah to serve on the Georgia…

    FEATURES

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    Holder’s Nation of Equals
    After his departure, America will perhaps not have another attorney general like Eric Holder in a long time. Maybe the standard he set at the…
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    #AliveWhileBlack Response to #CrimingWhileWhite
    Last night, in the midst of protests in reaction to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island cop responsible for choking and killing Eric…
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    7 Reasons Janay Rice’s Interview With the ‘Today’ Show Was The Saddest Ever [VIDEO]
    Janay Rice appeared on the “Today” show with her mother Candy Palmer to finally open up about what her life is like after everyone in the…

    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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