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Nicole Grier Stop The Violence Benefit Concert

For Nicole Grier the young lady who was gunned down in Lauderhill on New years eve. On Feb 1st, 2014 the non-profit organizationBigbrothersunited.org will host a Stop the Violence Benefit concert to raise funds for the family and 1 year old son left behind. We have local musical acts to perform, and plan on having local celebrities come speak against violence in our community.   I have attached the flyer if ...

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Kwame Kilpatrick, serving longest political corruption sentence in history, transferred to Oklahoma

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who recently began serving a 28 year prison sentence, was transferred to an Oklahoma prison on Tuesday. Kilpatrick was transferred to the federal prison as a temporary placeholder while he awaits transfer to another prison. The Bureau of Prison has not released any information on where Kilpatrick will be transferred to after he leaves the Oklahoma federal facility. ...

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Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made on NSA Surveillance

By Kara Brandeisky ProPublica President Obama announced last week some limited reforms to National Security Agency surveillance programs.  Since the first disclosures based on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Obama has offered his own defenses of the programs. But not all of the president’s claims have stood up to scrutiny. Here are some of the misleading assertions he has made. ...

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THE PURPLE PASSION SOCIAL

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Reaching out to prevent HIV in high-risk youth

  By Judith Valente and Giovanna Breu, Special for USA TODAY A young man named Adam, 28, comes to the Health Village, where free HIV/STI testing, doctor chats, health screenings and safe sex gift bags are available, during the Paragon III: Everlasting Fame World Aids Day Ball at the University of Chicago.(Photo: Brett T. Roseman for USA TODAY)   Story Highlights HIV infection is increasing sharply ...

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Join Alicia Keys for a watch party & twitter conversation: “We are empowered,” An intimate conversation with 5 women living with HIV in the U.S.

Gather your girlfriends, your book club, your church group, your sorority sisters and claim the living room for a Girls' Night In! Fourteen time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys is joining with Greater Than AIDS to host a National Watch Party and Twitter Chat about women and HIV/AIDS in America Sunday, January 19th. Ms. Keys is urging women and their loved ones to come together on Su ...

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U.S. Retirement Crisis has “Racial Component’ U.S. RETIREMENT Nari Rhee, author of “Race and Retirement Security in the United States

By Jazelle Hunt WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than three-fifths of Black working-age households – 62 percent – have no assets in a retirement account, according to a new study by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS), Working-age households contain residents  25 to 64 years old. Even those Black households with assets trail similarly situated Whites.  Among the 38.3 percent of Black househol ...

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Black unemployment rate falls to 11.9 percent

By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – The unemployment rate for Blacks dipped to 11.9 percent in December, according to the Labor Department, largely because likely workers, discouraged after months of searching for jobs with little prospects, have simply stopped looking.      According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate for Black men over 20 dipped from 12.1 percent in November to 11 ...

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Meet Britain’s first Black marchioness

Emma McQuiston is about to make history. She is about to become Britain’s first Black marchioness, which is one step below a duchess. McQuiston currently holds the title of Viscountess Weymouth. McQuiston recently had an elaborate fairy tale wedding to Ceawlin Thynn. The wedding included 355 guests, a wait staff of almost 200 and a magician. Ceawlin Thynn is a British businessman and the second child of Ale ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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