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    Florida police officer shoots black man in back over mistaken cell phone
    A South Florida police officer is under intense scrutiny and the subject of a lawsuit after he paralyzed a young black man by shooting him…
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    North Atlanta suburbs support MARTA expansion
    Suburbanites north of Atlanta support the expansion of heavy rail expansion, according to a recent poll by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. This represents a…
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    Study shows educated black women have to marry down
    A new study suggests strongly that the majority of educated, upwardly mobile and money-making black women have to marry down or stay single. Take a…
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    Morehouse School of Medicine, Delta sorority hosting 5K ‘Heart Walk’
    ATLANTA — Morehouse School of Medicine is partnering with the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to hosts the 36th Annual Health Fair and…
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    BUSINESS

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    CBOF Celebrates 48 in Chicago
    CBOF 48, the 48th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair hosted by the preeminent  Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. organization met April 23 and 24,…
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    Hiram Jackson continues the tradition of ‘The Michigan Chronicle’ [VIDEO]
    Hiram Jackson took over the helm of the Michigan Chronicle after Sam Logan died in 2011. Jackson says the purpose is to tell the stories…

    SPORTS

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    Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons blacks don’t play baseball (video)
    Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished from…
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    Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in less than a minute…and more
    The upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao matchup is being dubbed the “fight of the century,” and boxing fans are making sure they’ll be there to…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Jay Z Defends Criticism of TIDAL In A Stream Of Surprise Tweets
    Jay Z almost never tweets despite having an official Twitter account. But today the jigga man himself went on social media to personally defend his…
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    Damon Dash’s Daughter Ava Calls Him Out Over Ish-Talking Post On Mom Rachel Roy
    Ava Dash is not having it when it comes to her father Damon Dash trashing her mother Rachel Roy so blatantly on social media. MUST READ: Men…
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    Earthquake In Nepal Kills More Than 1,400, Causes Avalanches On Mt. Everest, Destroys Ancient Temples
    A fierce 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday killing at nearly 1,400 people with the death toll expected to continue rising, according to NBC News. The…
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    Doing The Most: Did Tyga Tattoo Kylie Jenner’s Name On His Arm?
    A few days after being put on blast by his baby’s mother Blac Chyna, Tyga apparently got Kylie Jenner’s name tattooed on his arm…unless of…
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    POLITICS

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    Top 4 things Loretta Lynch should tackle immediately
    When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified…
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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…

    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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    Fashion Watch on Cool Shades
    It seems like we only talk about sunglasses when the weather warms up but they are really necessary anytime the sun is shining. You have…
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    ‘March Madness’…Rodman’s ‘Making, breaking and re-making of men’ revival
    As dusk set every Monday evening throughout the month of March, the open doors of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in the East End…

    PRAISE

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    Dr. Creflo Dollar blasts critics of his $65 million jet dreams (video)
    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Dr. Creflo Dollar fired back at his ‘devil’ critics who blasted his alleged plans to have his congregation pay for his new…
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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…

    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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