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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

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Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

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Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

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Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations.

Judge Steven O'Neill, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, declared a mistrial

Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

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Protesters rallied in front of the state Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Friday after a jury found a police officer not guilty in the July 2016 shooting death of

President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

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President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch.

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Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

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We’ve all fantasized about what we’d do if a few million dollars just found its way into our lives. For the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey, philanthropy was at the top of their list after they won a $429 million Powerball jackpot last year.  At a post-win press confer

Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

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A retired black corrections officer in New York state has accused two white police officers of racial profiling when they allegedly abused him, physically and verbally, during a mistaken arrest last week. He said he plans to sue.

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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities.No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded us, can be great if it leaves behind a large portion of its residents. More than 40 years later, the need for sustained investment in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) remains as great as ever. With the change in presidential administrations, HBCUs...

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Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

  The 11-year department veteran’s lawyer says he considers the incident more severe than an accident. A black off-duty officer was shot by a colleague in his St. Louis neighborhood Wednesday night, the Missouri city’s police department confirms. The city’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that officers were responding to a possible car theft after a recognition software flagged a license plate. Suspects shot at the police officers after the car was stopped with spike strips and the off-duty officer, an 11-year department veteran who...

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Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations. Judge Steven O'Neill, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, declared a mistrial at 10:17 a.m., following a note from jurors saying that they were hopelessly deadlocked on three counts of aggravated sexual assault. The result was a victory for Cosby, 79, who had faced years in prison...

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Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

Protestors marched through the city after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter. Protesters rallied in front of the state Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Friday after a jury found a police officer not guilty in the July 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile. Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer in the suburb of St. Anthony, shot and killed Castile, who was black, during a traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the car with him and...

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President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch. Lynne Patton has long been a staunch supporter and ally of Trump. Having worked with the family since 2009, Patton has arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, worked as liaison to the family prior to his 2016 presidential victory and arranged his one of his son's biggest days. And,...

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Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

We’ve all fantasized about what we’d do if a few million dollars just found its way into our lives. For the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey, philanthropy was at the top of their list after they won a $429 million Powerball jackpot last year.  At a post-win press conference last May, the family, which consists of Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven children, said they planned to spend their earnings on their community ― and they meant...

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Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

A retired black corrections officer in New York state has accused two white police officers of racial profiling when they allegedly abused him, physically and verbally, during a mistaken arrest last week. He said he plans to sue. Ronald Lanier, 53, was shopping in a Mineola supermarket on Nov. 30 when he alleges the officers grabbed him from behind without warning, Newsday reported. The Garden City police officers, whose district borders Mineola, were searching for a fleeing shoplifter, according to CBS...

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No immediate ruling on fate of Texas…

26-06-2017

No immediate ruling on fate of Texas' 'sanctuary cities' law

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge Monday questioned the reach of a new Texas "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration but that... Read more

The Latest: 1st day of testimony over in…

26-06-2017

The Latest: 1st day of testimony over in Joe Arpaio's trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):... Read more

California to list glyphosate as cancer-…

26-06-2017

California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to... Read more

Texas sanctuary city law could lead to i…

26-06-2017

Texas sanctuary city law could lead to immigration police state: lawyer

A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas told a federal judge on Monday a new state law aimed at punishing... Read more

Other News

Kendu Isaacs Is Defnitely Salty Over Mar…

26-06-2017

K endu Isaacs , a man whom many say has no shame—tried to do just that to Mary J. Blige after her emotional BET Awards... Read more

How The Supreme Court Ruling Reinstates …

26-06-2017

T he Supreme Court on Monday ruled that it will uphold certain portions of Donald Trump’s travel ban, which will affect travelers from six countries—... Read more

Entertainment News

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Freaks Out Aft…

26-06-2017

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Freaks Out After Hearing Matt Baier's Shocking Polygraph Test Results

Amber Portwood knows all too well that the truth hurts. During Monday night's season finale of Teen Mom OG, cameras followed the reality star and Matt Baier as they headed to... Read more

The Bachelorette Week 5: Snakes, Lies, a…

26-06-2017

The Bachelorette Week 5: Snakes, Lies, and the Most Awkward Date in History

Welcome one, welcome all to the most dreaded Bachelorette night of this season. Normally, the two-on-one is the most anticipated night since watching two contestants face off is usually...... Read more

Ricky Martin Promises His Wedding to Jwa…

26-06-2017

Ricky Martin Promises His Wedding to Jwan Yosef Will Be a Big Event: I Want Something Massive

Ricky Martin's wedding is going to be one to remember. Close to seven months after the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer announced he was engaged to Jwan Yosef, the couple...... Read more

NBA Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete Li…

26-06-2017

NBA Awards 2017 Winners: The Complete List

Hoop, there it is! The first-ever NBA Awards, hosted by Drake, on TNT are airing live from Basketball City in New York, featuring the traditional season-ending awards. Some of the awards...... Read more

Sports News

Westbrook named NBA Most Valuable Player…

26-06-2017

Westbrook named NBA Most Valuable Player (Yahoo Sports)

Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook beat out James Harden and Kawhi Leonard after averaging triple-double this past season.... Read more

Harper robbed by Baez's fantastic diving…

26-06-2017

Harper robbed by Baez's fantastic diving catch (Yahoo Sports)

Nationals slugger Bryce Harper thought he had a sure single, but Cubs shortstop Javier Baez had other plans.... Read more

Watch: LaVar Ball's ridiculous WWE appea…

26-06-2017

Watch: LaVar Ball's ridiculous WWE appearance (Yahoo Sports)

LaVar Ball and two of his sons, including Lonzo, went on WWE's Monday Night Raw for a segment, and it went exactly as you'd expect.... Read more

The Marlins' annual firesale has begun (…

26-06-2017

The Marlins' annual firesale has begun (Yahoo Sports)

Adeiny Hechavarria fetches two minor-leaguers for the Marlins, who have become the first sellers in MLB's trade season.... Read more

Business News

Senate health care bill gives $250,000 g…

26-06-2017

Senate health care bill gives $250,000 gift to the mega-rich

The nation's wealthiest Americans would get a hefty tax cut from the Senate health care bill.... Read more

Facebook backs California law to give in…

26-06-2017

Facebook backs California law to give internet to incarcerated youth

A proposed bill in California would give kids in juvenile facilities the right to internet access, and Facebook is throwing its support behind it.... Read more

Three journalists leaving CNN after retr…

26-06-2017

Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article

Three CNN journalists, including the executive editor in charge of a new investigative unit, have resigned after the publication of a Russia-related article that was... Read more

New study casts doubt on the benefit of …

26-06-2017

New study casts doubt on the benefit of Seattle's $15 minimum wage

Read full story for latest details.... Read more

Political News

Republicans eye billions in side deals t…

26-06-2017

White House and Capitol Hill officials are exploring potential deals to divvy up billions of dollars to individual senators’ priorities... Read more

How the GOP health care plans stack up t…

26-06-2017

Americans without health insurance could double by 2026... Read more

White House threatens Syria over possibl…

26-06-2017

White House threatens Syria over possible chemical attack

Syrian President Bashar Assad denied that his regime carried out a chemical attack. | Getty... Read more

5 questions on the future of Trump's tra…

26-06-2017

President Donald Trump’s travel ban gained legal traction at the Supreme Court Monday after months of setbacks from lower courts,... Read more

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