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    FBI Wants to Extradite Assata Shakur After Renewed Cuba Relations
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Jersey State Police badly want to get their hands on convicted American cop killer Assata Shakur, who…
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    Oldest HBCU Cheyney University on the Brink of Closing
    Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU in the United States, is in dire fiscal straights and their bleak condition is only expected to worsen, a state…
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    Georgia Baptist Convention Demands Mayor Reed Apologize for Suspending Fire Chief
    The Georgia Baptist Convention has issued a demand for Atlanta Mayor Kasim to apologize and reinstate Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran after he was suspended…
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    Underground Atlanta Will Undergo Major Facelift After Sale to S.C. Developer
    On New Year’s Day, hundreds of thousands of Atlantans and Georgians will once again spill into Underground Atlanta to immerse themselves in the highly-anticipated, ceremonial “Peach Drop.” City leaders…
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    Little Caesars Pizza doubles down on Detroit
     Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit’s Fox Office Center, Little Caesars is building a new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center, expanding…
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    Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
    NEW YORK (AP) — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging…

    SPORTS

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    Atlanta Braves Release Renditions of New Stadium
    Atlanta Braves’ new home will be similar to their soon-to-be former home at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta: the ballpark will redefine state-of-the-art mixture of “live, work,…
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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…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Why I Don’t Find Bobby Shmurda’s Arrest Surprising Or Funny
    Brooklyn-bred rapper Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Jean Pollard) owned the summer (and much of 2014) with his infectious hit “Hot N*gga” that peaked at…
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    AM BUZZ: Nicki Shows Out At SOBs; Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Twerk In Slow Motion & More
    Nicki Minaj Shows Out At SOB’s Nicki Minaj must have had a few shots brown juice before she hit the stage at NYC’s underground music…

    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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    Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the…
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    A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection
    Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a…

    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 […]

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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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