Daily Archive: September 9, 2013

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    Ben Jealous, President of NAACP, to Step Down in January

    In a surprise move, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, 40, has announced that he is stepping down from the position in January, 2014, reports USA Today. “Leadership knows when to step up and when to step down,” Jealous said. “This day I can say with pride that I’m prepared to step down and make room for the next person who will lead this organiz …

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    Benedict College Freshman Gives Birth, Bleeds to Death in Dorm Room

    Ayaanah Gibson, a pregnant student at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., lost consciousness and bled to death in her dorm room after going into spontaneous labor, reports the LA Times. The 19-year-old freshman from Sacramento was alone over the long Labor Day weekend when the incident occurred. She was found dead late Tuesday night, along …

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    Anti-Syria Protesters Picket Outside White House

    (AP) — Dozens of people opposed to President Barack Obama’s call for a U.S. military strike against Syria are picketing outside the White House. Chanting “They say more war; we say no war,” speakers say Saturday’s picket line marks a line Congress should not cross as it prepares to vote on the issue. Many lawmakers in both parties oppose …

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    Tyra Banks Dons Whiteface For ‘So Cool’ Photo Exhibition?

    In a very bold – or very foolish – move, supermodel Tyra Banks decided to pay homage to her “colleagues, competitors and friends,” in a photo exhibition entitled, “Tyra Banks Presents: 15 photographed by Udo Spreitzenbarth and styled by creator director Ty-Ron Mayes,” just in time for New York Fashion Week. …