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    Councilman Michael Julian Bond Under Fire for Spending Habits
    Councilman at-large Michael Julian Bond has come under intense scrutiny for the first time in his 20-year political career after an ethics officer filed a formal…
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    Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
    When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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    Atlanta Cop Arrested in Hapeville Woman’s Murder
    An Atlanta police officer who grew up in Hapeville used the familiar confines to allegedly murder and burn a 26-year-old woman. Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23,…
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    Relationship Doctor On Call: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do But Sometimes….
    So here’s a question, how many songs in the history of music were written about breaking up? That’s what I was thinking – Too Many…
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    BUSINESS

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    Nintendo launching ‘amiibo’ with 12 characters
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.” Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be…
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    Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most…

    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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    Church Mothers Bring History To The Present In ‘Jewels in the Delta’ [VIDEO]
    Professor Alysia Burton Steele got an illuminating lesson in the search to find out more about what life was like for her grandmother. The conditions…
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    Awww: Beyoncé Pays Tribute To Daughter Blue Ivy With A Poem
    Beyoncé got creative with her latest magazine spread in CR Fashion Book. Anyone can give an interview, it’s super-easy. You’re just answering everyone’s burning questions!…

    POLITICS

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    Illinois Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules For Oil And Gas Companies
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope…
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    Quinn, Rauner rip each other on hiring, taxes
    CHICAGO (AP) – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax…

    ATL BLOG

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    Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks Show Off Bikini Bodies in Puerto Rico
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks, both recently freed up from their husbands, took to the beaches in Puerto Rico in…
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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…

    COMMUNITY

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    Longtime personal chef to Obama weds MSNBC host Alex Wagner
    POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world’s trouble spots and assumed…
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    Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore
    NEW YORK (AP) — How’d they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six…

    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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