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BETHUNE-COOKMAN STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN WHITE HOUSE EVENT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ A team of Bethune-Cookman University students was one of only 10 presenters recently during President’s Obama’s “National Week of Making” event at the White House. B-CU participated in the weeklong event in Washington, D.C. earlier this month after impressing a panel of observers at this year’s Making for Change Showcase for historically black colleges and universities. At that event th ...

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DSU PUBLISHES ONLINE IMAGES OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT LETTERS

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) _ Dickinson State University is publishing online a collection of images that includes letters from President Theodore Roosevelt to cartoonist John McCutcheon and from Edith Roosevelt to writer Octave Thanet. The letters published online by the university’s Theodore Roosevelt Center come from the Newberry Library, an independent research library based in Chicago. The center has been cre ...

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Best and Worst Moments of the 2015 BET Awards

Sunday’s 15th  annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A. celebrated black — well, mostly black or “Black-ish” — stars from music, television, radio, film and sports. Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson did a fine job hosting and broke up the usual monotonous line of comedians who poke fun at hip-hop artists who sit in the first few rows. t The show continued its great tradition of nosta ...

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Miami police to begin enforcing juvenile curfew

Miami police will start enforcing a juvenile curfew Monday, making it illegal for minors to gather in public areas for several hours each night. The curfew will be in effect from 11 p.m. through 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, the rules will apply from 12 a.m. through 6 a.m. "It's a good idea. They'll probably still try and sneak out, but it's a good idea for stopping crime and all ...

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Black Woman Climbs Flagpole, Snatches Confederate Flag Down From South Carolina Statehouse

They say if you want something done, get a (black) woman to do it. Just after dawn this morning, activist and North Carolina educator Bree Newsome climbed a 30-foot flag pole and snatched the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. As officers repeatedly asked, “Ma’am, please come down off the pole,” Newsome quoted scripture on her descent, including verses from Psalms: “The Lord i ...

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Rapper Rick Ross Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault Charges

Ross was taken into custody Wednesday by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and sheriff's deputies at the mansion in Fayette County, south of Atlanta. Ross, 39 — whose real name is William Roberts — was jailed without bail on kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges, said Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals Service task force. Ross' bodyguard, 42-year-old Nadrian James, ...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to hospice care as ‘condition has continued to deteriorate

Bobbi Kristina Brown is being moved to hospice care after months in the hospital. In a statement, her aunt Pat Houston said Whitney Houston's daughter's "condition has continued to deteriorate" and Brown was moved to hospice care Wednesday. A source close to the family told FOX411 that her father, Bobby Brown, has decided to "unhook everything, no medication, anything." Asked if the family expected her to d ...

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Charleston church massacre suspect caught, but answers elude victims’ loved ones

Police on Thursday nabbed the 21-year-old man suspected of gunning down nine people gathered for Bible study in a Charleston, S.C., church, nearly 14 hours later and 240 miles away after an all-night manhunt. Dylann Roof, of Columbia, was captured without incident just before noon in a traffic stop after a tip led police to Shelby, N.C. He was in the black Hyundai sedan seen fleeing the horrific scene at Em ...

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The Talk NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal Resigns Amidst Race Controversy

NAACP chapter president in Spokane, Rachel Dolezal, who has portrayed herself as black, comes under fire when it’s revealed that she’s white and now has resigned from her post because of the controversy. The ladies and guest co-host Melissa Rivers weight in. ...

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Ms. Taylor from the Westside Gazette (Generation Next) sits down with Ms. Jekalyn Carr

Evangelist, entrepreneur, profound speaker and accomplished national gospel recording artist, Jekalyn Carr, 18, is experiencing success illuminative of the divine presence of God’s grace in her life. At the age of 15, Jekalyn had a song to reach the top ten on the Gospel Billboard chart. The song was “Greater is Coming,” which is the lead single on her first national album, Greater is Coming (2013), and it ...

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