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African American actor Al Freeman, Jr. succumbs at 78

Actor Al Freeman, Jr. perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s 1992 film “Malcolm X,” has died, ...

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Yo Yo School of Hip Hop Summer finale

spectacular show, featuring more than seventy students who participated in the 2nd Annual, 5 week Summer Intensive Session, of the “Yo Yo School of Hip Ho ...

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Breezy, tuneful ‘Sparkle’

The 1976 version of the movie “Sparkle” is often connected to an Aretha Franklin album featuring Curtis Mayfield songs — even though the Queen of Soul isn’t in the film. The new “Sparkle” greatly improves on its source material: screenwriter Mara Brock Akil keeps and adds depth to the characters, while director Salim Akil gives the movie visual flair while letting the songs propel the story forward. While “ ...

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Obama says, ‘He is President of America not Black America’

President Obama was criticized for acknowledging clearly during an interview with Black Enterprise, that he is not the President of Black America ...

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Complaint: Okaloosa schools discriminate against Black students

Okaloosa County School District, alleging disciplinary discrimination toward Black students. ...

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Zimmerman will try stand your ground defense

George Zimmerman confirmed Thursday that he will assert a “stand your ground” defense, although a judge would determine in a hearing whether he ultimately can claim to have acted in self defense under the Stand Your Ground law. ...

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Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar disorder, the clearest indication so far of what’s kept the veteran South Side lawmaker on medical leave and out of the public eye for more than two months. ...

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Supreme Court’s Citizens United verdict crippling Obama’s Campaign

Supreme Court threatened the health of our democracy by allowing PACs to finance ads with unlimited amounts of money under a vile of secrecy. ...

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Town sued for allegedly keeping out Black residents

Connecticut town is being sued for allegedly discriminating against minorities in an effort to keep its Black population ...

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Romney did Obama a huge favor

In a classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Christopher Walken plays a music producer with just one message for his bands: "More cowbell! I gotta have more cowbell!" ...

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