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Georgia Community Protests Police Killing of African-American Man

 
Georgia authorities are investigating the death of Charles Smith, an African-American man, who was handcuffed when he was shot and killed by police in Savannah, Ga., Thursday, theAtlanta Journal-Constitution reports. 

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Personal finance: Nine bad habits to break right now

Habit #1: Stop doing the same things over and over again.

Human beings are habit-creating machines. Research shows we crave any mental or physical shortcut that frees time and energy for our minds to focus on higher-level thoughts, such as wondering what to have for l

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More than one in five infants, to

Darren Wilson, Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Testifies In Front Of Grand Jury: Report

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Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown last month, testified before a grand jury convened to investigate the shooting on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The paper cited

4 Black Americans Receive the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

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Four black Americans will be among those receiving a no-strings-attached, $625,000 stipend—paid out in installments over the next five years—to keep doing what they do best: being geniuses.

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One Opinion: What Charles Barkley gets wrong about corporal punishment and black culture.

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What Charles Barkley, left, gets wrong, Cris Carter gets right.

I’m guessing that Charles Barkley delivered exactly what CBS’s producers hoped for when they invited him on NFL Todays past Sunday. Barkley came on the football pregame show to talk about race and corp

Yet More Good news About Obamacare

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million.

Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8

Georgia Community Protests Police Killing of African-American Man

Georgia Community Protests Police Killing of African-American Man

  Georgia authorities are investigating the death of Charles Smith, an African-American man, who was handcuffed when he was shot and killed by police in Savannah, Ga., Thursday, theAtlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  Smith was arrested for outstanding warrants and put in the back of a police vehicle. Police say Smith moved his hands to the front of his body and tried to kick through the window of the patrol car, according to a spokesperson for the Georgia...

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Personal finance: Nine bad habits to break right now

Personal finance: Nine bad habits to break right now

Habit #1: Stop doing the same things over and over again. Human beings are habit-creating machines. Research shows we crave any mental or physical shortcut that frees time and energy for our minds to focus on higher-level thoughts, such as wondering what to have for lunch or speculating about the true parentage of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones.” A “habit loop” is created in three steps: a cue or trigger, the behavior itself and a reward...

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The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More than one in five infants, toddlers, and preschoolers were poor during their years of greatest brain development and vulnerability. Black children saw no decrease and continue to have the highest...

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Darren Wilson, Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Testifies In Front Of Grand Jury: Report

Darren Wilson, Officer Who Shot Michael Brown, Testifies In Front Of Grand Jury: Report

Darren Wilson Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown last month, testified before a grand jury convened to investigate the shooting on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The paper cited an unnamed source familiar with the investigation that said the Ferguson Police officer, who has been kept out of the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting, testified for four hours. The source said that Wilson was "cooperative," but no...

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4 Black Americans Receive the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

4 Black Americans Receive the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Four black Americans will be among those receiving a no-strings-attached, $625,000 stipend—paid out in installments over the next five years—to keep doing what they do best: being geniuses. That’s right, the MacArthur Foundation named 21 “extraordinarily creative people” as the 2014 recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellows Program—widely referred to as the “genius” grants. Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium. These individuals were nominated by an anonymous and esteemed group of people who are...

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One Opinion: What Charles Barkley gets wrong about corporal punishment and black culture.

One Opinion: What Charles Barkley gets wrong about corporal punishment and black culture.

What Charles Barkley, left, gets wrong, Cris Carter gets right. I’m guessing that Charles Barkley delivered exactly what CBS’s producers hoped for when they invited him on The NFL Today this past Sunday. Barkley came on the football pregame show to talk about race and corporal punishment in the wake of Adrian Peterson’s arrest on allegations that he abused his 4-year-old son by repeatedly striking his bare skin with a switch. Asked whether it was...

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Yet More Good news About Obamacare

Yet More Good news About Obamacare

The Obama administration on Thursday finally revealed how many people paid for Obamacare on the national and state health insurance exchanges: 7.3 million. Since President Barack Obama announced in April that sign-ups on the Obamacare exchange marketplaces had surpassed 8 million, skeptics have demanded to know what portion of health insurance enrollees had actually paid for their coverage. At a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator...

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Headline News

Secret Service launches security review

20-09-2014

Secret Service launches security review

The U.S. Secret Service said it has launched a comprehensive review of White House security procedures after an intruder scaled a fence, sprinted across the... Read more

Wife of British IS hostage pleads for hi…

20-09-2014

Wife of British IS hostage pleads for his release

London (AFP) - The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, saying Saturday... Read more

Authorities: 5 inmates escape from Calif…

20-09-2014

Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility.... Read more

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Li…

20-09-2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation... Read more

Man arrested for trespassing at White Ho…

20-09-2014

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Saturday for trespassing at the White House, one day after an intruder from Texas... Read more

Other News

Lamar Hawkins III: Family Mourns 14-Year…

20-09-2014

Family and friends of... Read more

DOJ Announces Law Enforcement Initiative…

19-09-2014

DOJ Announces Law Enforcement Initiative In Wake Of Ferguson Incident

Thursday morning in Washington, Attorney General... Read more

[WATCH] Suspect In UVa. Student Disappea…

19-09-2014

University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been missing since Saturday. Graham’s family and police are, of course, frantic to find the 18-year-old sophomore. A... Read more

Does Abusive Behavior Among Athletes Sta…

19-09-2014

Does Abusive Behavior Among Athletes Start in High School?

There’s no question that winding up in the NFL is a career destination that many young Black men look at as preferable. Football, for so... Read more

Entertainment

MCs

20-09-2014

MCs

These digital all-stars came hard. Watch!...

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These Digital All-Stars Ignite The Cyphe…

20-09-2014

These Digital All-Stars Ignite The Cypher

Watch Emilio Rojas, Dreezy and more as they go bar for bar....

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All Access Pass

20-09-2014

All Access Pass

A behind the scenes look at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014....

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This Day in Black History: Sept. 20, 198…

19-09-2014

This Day in Black History: Sept. 20, 1984

The first episode of "The Cosby Show" aired....

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Keyshia Cole Arrested for Battery

19-09-2014

Keyshia Cole Arrested for Battery

Singer busted after altercation inside Birdman's condo....

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TV Promo BTS

19-09-2014

TV Promo BTS

Go behind the scenes of the TV promo....

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Sports News

Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer t…

20-09-2014

Cards hit 3 HRs, top Reds, move closer to playoffs (Yahoo Sports)

Tony Cruz hit a three-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals connected three times, beating the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 on Saturday night and moving closer... Read more

Florida State's Winston participates in …

20-09-2014

Florida State's Winston participates in warmups (Yahoo Sports)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston came out in full pads and participated in warm-ups Saturday night for before going back... Read more

Blake Sims, No. 3 Alabama top Florida 42…

20-09-2014

Blake Sims, No. 3 Alabama top Florida 42-21 (Yahoo Sports)

Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in Alabama history, and the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat Florida... Read more

No. 6 Texas A&M rolls 58-6 over June…

20-09-2014

No. 6 Texas A&M rolls 58-6 over June-less SMU (Yahoo Sports)

Kenny Hill accounted for 322 yards of offense in just the first half, Jeremy Tabuyo turned two short passes near the sideline into long touchdowns,... Read more

Business News

Man Tries to Enter White House, 2nd Arre…

20-09-2014

A man in a car pulled into a screening area and refused to leave in the second White House security breach in as many days, the Secret Service said.... Read more

ISIS Forces Thousands of Syrians to Flee…

20-09-2014

Syrian Kurds have fled across the border to Turkey as ISIS militants seize dozens of villages.... Read more

Alan Henning's Wife Pleads With ISIS For…

20-09-2014

The wife of the British aid worker whom ISIS has threatened with execution called her husband a "peaceful, selfless man" in a plea for his release.... Read more

Allergy Alert: M&M's Recalled Over P…

20-09-2014

The candies in M&M's Milk Chocolate Theater Boxes might contain peanut butter — which could be a big problem for people with allergies.... Read more

Hannah Graham Search Stirs 'Debilitating…

20-09-2014

Five girls have disappeared from the Charlottesville area in the last five years, with 18-year-old Hannah Graham the latest.... Read more

Political News

Clinton to host Brown fundraiser

20-09-2014

The Maryland Democrat could be a key ally if Clinton runs in 2016.... Read more

Outside GOP group targets women

20-09-2014

Americans for Shared Prosperity wants to change the way the GOP reaches women voters.... Read more

Outside GOP group targets women

20-09-2014

Americans for Shared Prosperity wants to change the way the GOP reaches women voters.... Read more

Outside GOP group targets women

20-09-2014

Americans for Shared Prosperity wants to change the way the GOP reaches women voters.... Read more

El Salvador aid deal struck

20-09-2014

The Obama administration will soon sign off on a $277 million package of economic assistance.... Read more

Bergen played first female president

20-09-2014

She was 84, after battling emphysema and other ailments in the late 1990s.... Read more