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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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    Dekalb County Commissioner Resigns Amid Federal Corruption Probe
    While federal investigators close in on DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer for spending more than $90,000 of taxpayers’ money on personal trips and other purchases, she…
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    Another One?!? Handcuffed Black Man Allegedly Shoots Himself To Death, Louisiana Police Say
    Another week, another unarmed black male gets shot to death by the police. This latest episode happened in New Iberia in Louisiana. where the Iberia…
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    Celebrities Also Say Goodbye During Michael Brown’s Funeral in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Thousands of Michael Brown supporters and mourners squeezed into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church until the sanctuary bulged at the seems.…
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    BUSINESS

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    Glenn E. Wash, Construction Pioneer, Outspoken Activist for Black Empowerment in Detroit
    For more than five decades, the name and voice of Glenn E. Wash have resonated with pure entrepreneurship power and concern for change in the…
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    Video games come of age as spectator sport
    NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades,…

    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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    Ferguson Raises Questions Around Traditional, Social Media Activism
    The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Many on social…
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    Vanessa Williams Is The Latest Celeb To Owe Back Taxes
    No matter who you are, famous or not, it’s hard to escape the Internal Revenue Services. Especially when you owe them. Apparently, Vanessa Williams didn’t…

    POLITICS

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    Quinn, Rauner to speak to Chicago group
    CHICAGO (AP) – The candidates for Illinois governor are set to address a nonprofit group that addresses Chicago area growth. Gov. Pat Quinn and his…
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    Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations
    CHICAGO (AP) – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat…

    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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    FROGS Week in Pittsburgh
    July in Pittsburgh can only mean one thing, FROGS Week.  The FROGS (Friendly Rivalry Often Generates Success) were founded in 1910 for the primary purpose…
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    Iron Cross Ministries sponsors Ride for Peace
    Iron Cross Community Ministries recently held its 6th Annual Ride for Peace Motorcycle Ride. More than 200 motorcyclists were expected to come together in the…

    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…

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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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