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Why Won’t More Wealthy Black Celebs Dig Deeper in Their Wallets?

Though the outsized influence of wealthy conservative donors like the Koch brothers tend to dominate debates about the role of money in politics, a new report indicates progressives now appear to have a fundraising advantage. According to the Sunlight Foundation, the top

Business denies hiring Zimmerman for security

The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities.

DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behi

Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves as ‘Minorities’

It's already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn't identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this means, according to demographers, is that by the year 2030 or thereabout, th

Carmelo Anthony Forms Fund to Invest in Tech Startups

Anthony, who wears jersey No. 7, founded M7 Tech Partners with Stuart Goldfarb, a former executive vice president of worldwide business development at NBC, Goldfarb

500 ‘Young African Leaders’ to Meet With President Obama

With 60 percent of Africa's population under the age of 35, young people stand to play as important a role in their respective nations' success on the continent as anywhere else in the world.

On Monday, 500 such young people, who have spent the summer honing their s

Is ‘Acting White’ an ‘Overstated’ Idea?

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President Barack Obama speaks at the My Brother's Keeper town hall Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

"When President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak to an audience of African Americans, particularly students, they invariably m

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

 
On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes."
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Why Won’t More Wealthy Black Celebs Dig Deeper in Their Wallets?

Why Won’t More Wealthy Black Celebs Dig Deeper in Their Wallets?

Though the outsized influence of wealthy conservative donors like the Koch brothers tend to dominate debates about the role of money in politics, a new report indicates progressives now appear to have a fundraising advantage. According to the Sunlight Foundation, the top donors to super PACs for the past year have leaned progressive. But none of the top donors are women or minorities. While increasing the number of women who are major political donors has become...

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Business denies hiring Zimmerman for security

Business denies hiring Zimmerman for security

The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities. DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat's, a motorcycle and gun store, on Sunday shortly after midnight and approached him. Zimmerman, acquitted last summer in the shooting of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, told officers that the owner gave him permission...

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Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves as ‘Minorities’

Let’s Stop Describing Ourselves as ‘Minorities’

It's already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn't identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this means, according to demographers, is that by the year 2030 or thereabout, there will be no majority racial group in this country.   People who check "black" now make up about 13 percent of the population, while those hailing from the...

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Carmelo Anthony Forms Fund to Invest in Tech Startups

Carmelo Anthony Forms Fund to Invest in Tech Startups

New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony formed a fund to invest in technology startups. Anthony, who wears jersey No. 7, founded M7 Tech Partners with Stuart Goldfarb, a former executive vice president of worldwide business development at NBC, Goldfarb said in a telephone interview. New York-based M7 Tech Partners won’t have outside investors or limited partners, Goldfarb said. It will invest in startups that focus on digital media and consumer technology, Goldfarb said, adding that the fund...

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500 ‘Young African Leaders’ to Meet With President Obama

500 ‘Young African Leaders’ to Meet With President Obama

With 60 percent of Africa's population under the age of 35, young people stand to play as important a role in their respective nations' success on the continent as anywhere else in the world. On Monday, 500 such young people, who have spent the summer honing their skills at U.S. universities, will have an audience with President Barack Obama. Obama will hold a town hall with the inaugural participants in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders,...

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Is ‘Acting White’ an ‘Overstated’ Idea?

Is ‘Acting White’ an ‘Overstated’ Idea?

President Barack Obama speaks at the My Brother's Keeper town hall Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. "When President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak to an audience of African Americans, particularly students, they invariably mention the trope of 'acting white,' " Nia-Malika Henderson wrote Thursday for the Washington Post's "She the People" blog. "That is the notion that one impediment to black students' success is the belief in some black...

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Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

  On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes." TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup...

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Headline News

Congress races to finish veterans, highw…

31-07-2014

Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast doubt on any resolution to the surge of immigrants at the border.... Read more

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

31-07-2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.... Read more

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

31-07-2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Thursday it was calling up another 16,000 reserves, a move that allows it to substantially widen its 23-day campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.... Read more

Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA s…

31-07-2014

Pipe that spewed 20M gallons near UCLA shut off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe near the University of California, Los Angeles some 30 hours after it burst.... Read more

1 dead as plane crashes into Costco park…

31-07-2014

1 dead as plane crashes into Costco parking lot

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.... Read more

Other News

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-…

30-07-2014

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.... Read more

NYPD Officers Who Shot And Killed Kimani…

30-07-2014

NYPD Officers Who Shot And Killed Kimani Gray Will Not Face Criminal Charges

The NYPD officers who shot and killed 16-year-old... Read more

Gun Shop Owner Denies Hiring George Zimm…

30-07-2014

Gun Shop Owner Denies Hiring George Zimmerman For Security Despite His Claims To Cops

ORLANDO — The manager of a Florida business where... Read more

Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue Georgia S…

30-07-2014

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NewsOne Minute: Pennsylvania Dad Knocks …

30-07-2014

Dad Knocks Out Man at Pennsylvania Wawa For Eyeballing His Daughter Some people will give this unidentified man a “Father of the Year” award, but others may think he went too far after noticing a grown man looking at his teen daughter. The Upper Darby Police Department in Pennsylvania is... Read more

Political News

Testing post-Snowden privacy limit

30-07-2014

Eighteenth-century rights clash with 21st-century computer technologies.... Read more

Abortion clinics: Drawing the line

30-07-2014

The issue of how far protesters must stand from abortion clinics is still a topic of heated debate.... Read more

Obama, Hill leaders to discuss world

30-07-2014

They'll discuss national security and the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.... Read more

Obama, Hill leaders to discuss world

30-07-2014

They'll discuss national security and the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.... Read more

Jeter saluted by Bush

30-07-2014

The 43rd president pays tribute to the retiring shortstop on his last trip to Arlington, Texas.... Read more

Libya's descent into hell (again)

30-07-2014

Opinion: America had good reason to evacuate its embassy. There could be worse to come.... Read more

A crisis for fun and profit

30-07-2014

Opinion: Democrats hold the trump card in the tussle over impeachment.... Read more

Begich blasts Reid on amendments

30-07-2014

He's part of a group of newer senators pushing leadership to allow more votes on them.... Read more

Sports News

Cardinals take Masterson from Indians ah…

30-07-2014

Cardinals take Masterson from Indians ahead of deadline

(Reuters) - The St Louis Cardinals beefed up their rotation for the second half of the season by acquiring starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. The Cardinals sent a minor league outfielder to the Indians in exchange for the 29-year-old right-hander on the penultimate day for... Read more

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing com…

30-07-2014

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.... Read more

2018 Olympics organizers elect new presi…

30-07-2014

2018 Olympics organizers elect new president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.... Read more

Pyeongchang's organizers elects new pres…

30-07-2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang says South Korea's Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho has been elected as president.... Read more

Business News

'Internet of Things' Devices Vulnerable …

30-07-2014

A new study finds that the "Internet of Things" often lacks common security features, leaving devices and possibly your home open to attack.... Read more

Bank of America Hit With $1.3 Billion Pe…

30-07-2014

The company said it was exploring an appeal, saying it bought the Countrywide division after the fraud ended.... Read more

Bank of America Hit With $1.3 Billion Pe…

30-07-2014

The company said it was exploring an appeal, saying it bought the Countrywide division after the fraud ended.... Read more

'Sharknado 2' Had Bite: The Best, Worst …

30-07-2014

Wednesday night's sequel to 2013's goofy summer hit, "Sharknado," reunited Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and a whole mess of storm-flung sharks.... Read more

Toddler Dies After Becoming Trapped in H…

30-07-2014

The 3-year-old boy climbed into a Toyota Camry in the Sylmar section of Los Angeles, and couldn't escape, police said.... Read more

Entertainment

This Day in Black History: July 31, 1956

30-07-2014

This Day in Black History: July 31, 1956

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born....

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Keyshia Cole Drops New Video, “She,” Adr…

30-07-2014

Keyshia Cole Drops New Video, “She,” Adrian Marcel Performs

Watch a full episode now!...

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Keyshia Cole Talks ‘Point of No Return’

30-07-2014

Keyshia Cole Talks ‘Point of No Return’

Plus, the singer drops new video “She” on 106....

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Adrian Marcel Thanks BET for His Success

30-07-2014

Adrian Marcel Thanks BET for His Success

The singer talks about his progression as an artist....

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DJ Mustard on Mistah F.A.B.: We Talked i…

30-07-2014

DJ Mustard on Mistah F.A.B.: We Talked it Out

Producer and rapper call a truce after nightclub scuffle....

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