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Black Meetings Making History in Greater Fort Lauderdale

By Kitty Oliver   Broward County turns 100 years old in 2015, marking a century of dramatic racial and economic change for African Americans.  In that time the area has evolved from a rustic, almost uninhabitable frontier into the most diverse multi-ethnic urban area in the country, rivaling Queens County, NY. Milestones of local progress include the planned transformation of the Sistrunk Corridor in F ...

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Top Blacks In Healthcare 2014: Dr. Regina Benjamin

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American people. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first ...

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Michael Sam: NFL Prospect Announces That He’s Gay

by NewsOne   Staff Sunday afternoon, former University of Missouri lineman Michael Sam, 24, announced to the world what his teammates have known for years. He’s gay.   Though that fact is not earth-shattering in and of itself, Sam’s revelation sparked an avalanche of contentious debates and varied reactions as observers wondered what Sam’s sexuality could mean for football. After all, it is one of the ...

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Subway Promises To Remove Plastic Chemical Out of Sandwich Bread

First the popular eatery Subway was called to the mat last year for trying to shortchange the public on the actual size of its much-touted foot-long hero. Now the restaurant chain that prides itself on healthful offerings are front and center for incorporating azodiacarbonamide, a plastic-based additive in the breads that they use, according to USA Today.   The chemical additive has been linked to respirato ...

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Kendrick Johnson’s Family Sues Funeral Home

The family of Kendrick Johnson, 17, the Georgia teen found dead in a wrestling mat in his high school gym last January, has filed a lawsuit against the funeral home who was in charge of his remains, reportsCNN. Johnson’s parents allege that Harrington Funeral Home in Valdosta, Georgia was not only negligent, but committed fraud while handling their son’s body. As previously reported by NewsOne, state medica ...

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Jordan Davis: Opening Statements In Trial Over Loud Music Death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting their opening statements in the trial of a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old teen during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville gas station. Michael Dunn’s trial is getting under way Thursday, a day after a panel of 12 jurors and four alternates was picked. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis of ...

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T-SHIRTS & PINS HONOR OUR CULTURE & SHARE OUR HISTORY

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Michigan Police Hit, Strap Down Potential Rape Victim, Slice Off Her Weave [VIDEO]

  In a brutal and infuriating abuse of power, Warren, Michigan police officer Bernadette Najor, with the assistance of several male officers, hit and tied down a potential rape victim before cutting off her hair weave, reports Addicting Info.Charda Gregory, 22, woke up disoriented in a seedy motel room, where she was arrested by police for trashing the room. The young mother, who is justifiably traumat ...

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The 48th annual Super Bowl : Who will win

By Byler E. Henry    Sunday February 2, 2014, circle that date on your calendars. This is the day the Broncos take on the Seahawks in Metlife Stadium.  What a Super bowl this will be, both teams had an excellent record this season.  It’s going to be cold in New York. Super Bowl VI was the coldest Super Bowl so far at 39 degrees when  the Dallas Cowboys took on the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orl ...

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