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Did Nicki Minaj really endorse Mitt Romney? Maybe not.

 By Maria Puente, USA TODAY If Nicki Minaj thought she'd send the political world and the blogosphere into an incredulous swoon with her profane "endorsement" of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, well, she was right. Bloggers and politicos have been swooning for hours today and they're still no closer to determining whether Minaj is really for Mitt, or whether it's just another ironic stunt by ...

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Bill Clinton will highlight convention tonight with forceful defense of Obama

          CHARLOTTE — President Obama traveled here to this convention city on Wednesday as his Democratic predecessor, former President Bill Clinton, was set to officially nominate him for a second term with a primetime address that will offer a spirited defense of Obama’s record. As the Democratic National Convention’s second day was gaveled into order at 5 p.m., party delegates voted to change their part ...

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Black Women’s Roundtable

Black Women's Roundtable   Shifts the Focus to the Issues and Voting Power of Black Women   at the Republican and Democratic Conventions   Black women discuss the power of the sister voter during the DNC. Pictured (L-R) Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights for America; Rev. Leah Daughtry (at podium), On These Things; Hazel Dukes, NAACP; Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute; Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP/Black ...

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FAMU INTERIM PRESIDENT SUSPENDS STUDENT DANCE TEAM AFTER ALLEGED HAZING INCIDENT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson moved swiftly today ordering the immediate suspension of the Torque Dance Team following an alleged off-campus hazing incident.  FAMU received an anonymous report today that the alleged incident occurred during the Labor Day weekend.  According to the Office of Student Activities, the organization was inactive since Decem ...

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JUDGE REJECTS HIGHER TUITION FOR CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, Sept. 4, 2012.........A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and universities. The case, spearheaded by the Southern Poverty Law Center, centers on students who live in Florida and are U.S. citizens, despite ...

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Democrats try to rev up Obama enthusiasm at convention

Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America's best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient with incomplete results so far. Michelle Obama, in her opening-night speech, aims to give people a very personal reminder of "the man that he was before he was president." "The truth is that he has grown so much, but in terms of his core ...

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CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY

CARROLL DELIVERS FLORIDA FOR ROMNEY After asking for a moment of silence to honor the people affected by HurricaneIsaac, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on Tuesday delivered Florida's 50 delegatevotes to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Florida is theSunshine State --- well, most times,'' Carroll said during a roll call ofstates at the Reicanpubl National Convention in Tampa. She also borrowed a pa ...

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MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney – Alabama State vs. Bethune-Cookman

The eighth installment of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney will feature Alabama State of the SWAC versus Bethune-Cookman of the MEAC. The annual HBCU matchup, which will be played on Sept. 2 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, marks the first time that one school (in this case, Bethune-Cookman) has appeared in back-to-back years. The Wildcats outpaced Prairie View 63-14 last year. Alabama Stat ...

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Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

KEY WEST, Fla. — Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down just ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The potential for a landfall as a Category 1 hurricane as soon as Tuesday prompted evacuations along a wide area of the Gulf Coast and sent people out to stock up on staples “I gassed up — truck and generator” ...

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Hip-hop legend YoYo shares craft with metro Detroit youths

Sabrina Shellman has spent her whole life dreaming about becoming an actress. So when she heard Grammy-nominated rapper Yolanda (YoYo) Whitaker was bringing her School of Hip Hop to Highland Park, Shellman could not wait to attend. "It's in me and I want to bring it out and show the world," Shellman said about acting. "YoYo taught me so much about acting and life so I know this is something I'm going to do. ...

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