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Clark Atlanta University’s week-long fight against domestic violence with ‘The Call to True Beauty’
ATLANTA — The timing of Clark Atlanta University’s fight against domestic violence is, ironically, serendipitous. With a greater awareness of violence against women because of the heinous elevator…
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‘Dean of Civil Rights Movement’ celebrates 94th birthday
Surrounded by nearly 500 of his friends and supporters, the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery celebrated his 94th Birthday Tuesday night at the Delta Museum…
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City of Atlanta Department of Corrections Receives Second Chance Act Reentry Grant
ATLANTA –  It is one of America’s greatest travesties: the expansion of that ravenous monstrosity known as the prison-industrial complex that has devoured millions of…
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Morehouse College to celebrate Julian Bond’s legendary life
If you are not a historical connoisseur or civil rights aficionado, then it is easy gloss over the brilliance and contributions of the late, legendary…


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We’re on the move
WE’RE ON THE MOVE   By Kai EL’ZABAR Defender Executive Editor A year ago, October 6, 2014, I walked into the Chicago Defender office and…
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STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS, Exelon/ComEd/United Way initiative releases 2014-15 report card, kicks off its tenth school year    Public high…


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Matt Barnes spit in Gloria Govan’s face after beating up Derek Fisher
We know by now that NBA baller Matt Barnes torpedoed down the California asphalt in order to beat Derek Fisher into the asphalt after learning…
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Atlanta Dream’s McCoughtry leads Team USA to win over Italian National Team
The Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including a perfect 9-of-9 clip from the charity stripe, to pace Team…
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WTH?! Thursday: BK’s Black Whopper Results In Green Poop, NBA Player Matt Barnes’ Flagrant Foul Against Knicks Coach At Estranged Wife’s House
It’s WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now, and we’re breaking down all of the insane stories trending in this week’s news. Radio personality Tony Redz, comedian…
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Are Drake And Serena Williams Engaged?
Have Drizzy and Serena made it official? According to a new report, the rapper and tennis star are ready to walk down the aisle after Drake, 28, popped the question to Williams, 34, a few weeks ago. According to OK magazine, following Serena’s loss at the 2015 U.S. Open last month, Drake whisked her away […]
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Khloe Kardashian’s BFF & ‘Dash Dolls’ Star Malika Haqq Arrested For DUI
Girl, get your life. Malika Haqq, best known for appearances on E! reality shows like ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ and ‘Dash Dolls’ has been arrested for a DUI. Khloe Kardashians sidekick bff was released after being held on a hefty $30,000 bail Thursday after she crashed her car on the Los Angeles freeway Thursday morning. […]
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Keke Palmer Defends Racial Stereotypes In FOX Hit “Scream Queens”
Despite some obvious stereotypical jokes at the expense of her Black character, actress Keke Palmer says she's not taking it personally.
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Mayor Kasim Reed Hosts Head of State of the Netherlands and Flemish Minister-President
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed joined Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois at a ceremony today to celebrate the countries’ longstanding…
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Response by Reed Administration to Bill Torpy Column
ATLANTA –  The Reed administration is responding to a column that appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that accuses Mayor Kasim Reed of not holding firefighters…


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Georgia Police Explain Why They Ignored 911 Call About White Baby With Black Family
Georgia officers did not answer a 911 call regarding a White infant spotted with a Black family after finding it "racially insensitive."
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‘RHOA’s’ Kenya Moore’s boyfriend Eugene Casciaro has criminal history
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore can’t seem to get her love life together. Either they are fake or they are criminals. Case in…


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Rhode Island Cop Claims #BlackLivesMatter Written On Coffee Cup Promotes Violence Against Police
A Rhode Island lieutenant blamed the #BlackLivesMatter movement for promoting violence against cops.
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NYPD Cop In James Blake Arrest Used Excessive Force, Panel Rules
The board substantiated the charge of excessive force against NYPD Officer James Frascatore -- the cop who tackled tennis star James Blake -- and recommended punishment.


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Christians sound off on premarital sex
Due to societal changes, casual sex has become a norm. Sexual images are seen on social media, portrayed on television and in music. From a…
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Bishop Comes Out As Gay
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church America released a letter to church leaders explaining his announcement. The…


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Ten years after Katrina: Soledad O’Brien recounts devastation in New Orleans
Renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien joined Roland Martin Monday on NewsOne Now to discuss the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and what has changed since the…
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Becoming Belafonte: Author details rise of Civil Rights icon
Author Judith E. Smith talks with NewsOne Now guest host Mo Ivory about her new book, Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. Smith explained she…
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CNN shocked no violence at ‘Straight Outta Compton’ screenings
There’s been no reports of any shootings, stabbings or killings during Straight Outta Compton‘s opening weekend. Shocking, right? If you think yes, then CNN is right…


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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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Planned Parenthood preys on Blacks to ‘control population’
The Washington Post fact checks the GOP presidential candidate's claim about Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder.
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Min. Paul Scott/Straight Outta Con Man: Exposin’ the truth about NWA
“Fool me one time shame on you/Fool me twice can’t put the blame on you”  (No Role Modelz)  – J Cole I’d be lying to…







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Christina Johnson and ‘Atlanta Exes’ pals at AMAL Retreat
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Angela Simmons celebrates 28th birthday in sexy bikinis in South Beach (photos)
Best of Triumph Awards 2015 red carpet and backstage
Best of DragonCon parade and festival in Atlanta