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12-Year-Old B-Ball Star Collapses During League Game And Dies

A 12-year-old hoops star died during an all-star basketball game over the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutional reports.   Jeremy Nelson “was having a heck of a game” according to his coach, Bryan Larrieu, before he pulled up after missing a shot during the Saturday night game. Larrieu took Nelson out of the game. But he slipped in and out of consciousness soon as he sat on the bench. He was rush ...

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President Obama on the “fiscal cliff” agreement

President Obama on what's in the "fiscal cliff" agreement and what it means for you. Watch it and share it with friends and family. ...

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FAMU’S RESPONSE TO CHANCELLOR FRANK BROGAN’S REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS RELATED TO FAMU AND THE FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNOR’S INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT

“We have been aware of the Board of Governor’s investigation and the topics under review.  We appreciate their hard and dedicated work, which has culminated in these reports.  We will thoroughly review the reports and determine the corrective actions we may need to take. We have been, for the past year, working to address many of the concerns cited in the reports.  We have developed and implemented many new ...

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FAMU HAZING CONTROLS WERE WEAK

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By BRANDON LARRABEE THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, December 28, 2012..........Safeguards against hazing at Florida A&M University were not strong enough in the lead-up to the 2011 death of drum major Robert Champion, but inflammatory accusations that university leaders recklessly ignored calls for action by the former band director can't be proven, according to a new report by a F ...

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Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Foxx In TV One Django: Unchained Special

TV One is airing the special, “Django Unchained: The TV One Special,” which is a look into the controversial new movie by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained. The movie tells the story of Django, a freed slave (played by Jamie Foxx), who teams up with a bounty hunter to save his wife (played by Kerry Washington) from the evil slaveowner (Leonardo DiCaprio) The film and its stars have already caught a lot of ...

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The ‘Big Aristotle’ Launches ‘Luv Shaq’ Vodka Line

Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal (pictured) is launching his own line of libations,”Luv Shaq” vodka, the New York Post reports.      He entered into an agreement Devotion Vodka, the producers of the coconut-flavored vodka. The drink will be sugar and gluten-free and the bottles will sport images of none other than the “Big Man.” According to Drew Adelman, founder of Devotion Vodka, Shaq’s alcoholic bev ...

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President Named Time Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year’

  NEW YORK — President Barack Obama  has been named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.   “We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America,” Time Editor Rick Stengel told NBC’s “Today” show, where he announced the selection on Wednesday.   The short list for the honor included Malala Y ...

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Saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter among the Sandy Hook victims

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene was among those who lost his daughter, Ana, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to jazzblog.ca and CBC News. Greene is a noted saxophonist, composer and bandleader who most recently taught in the jazz program at the University of Manitoba. Greene and his family had just moved from the town of Winnipeg, Canada to Newtown, Connecticut this past July. Greene, 37, gr ...

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