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We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Def Puppetry Jam: A Black Puppeteer’s Thoughts on the Art

It was a full on rock ’n’ roll concert, the guitarist tearing up a riff enthusiastically, tossing off his bandana to reveal spiky tufts of hair as he wailed into the microphone. The audience cheered, “Yeah,” and whistled and hooted—except the concert grounds were a small section of Busboys and Poets, in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown, […]

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Judge Orders Father of 26 to Pay Child Support

The Tennessee deadbeat who has fathered 26 children with 20 different women has again been ordered by a judge to make child support payments, this time for a two-year-old Arkansas boy, court records show. Terry Turnage, a 50-year-old Memphis resident, was ordered this month to pay $60 per week to Miesha Davis, mother of the […]

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Lawyer: Cosby won’t address ‘decade-old’ claims

Bill Cosby will not dignify “decade-old, discredited” claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday, the first comment from the famed comedian on an increasing uproar over allegations that he assaulted several women in the past. In a statement released to The Associated Press and posted online, lawyer John P. Schmitt said […]

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Body of priest found in Mexican mass grave by officials looking for remains of 43 massacred college students

The remains of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who disappeared six months ago were found in a mass grave by Mexican authorities searching for the bodies of 43 college students who were kidnapped and killed by drug lords. The body of John Ssenyondo and six other corpses were dug up about a week ago, […]

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CeCe Peniston’s New Single ‘Nothing Can Stop Me’ Gaining Air Play

“I’m getting ready to do a video,” multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter CeCe Peniston said about her recently released single “Nothing Can Stop Me (Now),” a dance tune gaining radio play. “My EP project is coming out… February of 2015.” Peniston is best known for her multi-platinum selling club hit “Finally,” which garnered a BMI Award, and […]

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Florida State Player Fled Crash but Got Only Traffic Tickets

In the early morning hours of Oct. 5, as this college town was celebrating another big football victory by Florida State University, a starting cornerback on the team drove his car into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a teenager returning home from a job at the Olive Garden. Both cars were totaled. […]

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Plus Size Model Myka Drake is New Face of Hairnamics Hair Vitamins’ Nat’s Hair Growth Challenge

Finally, more corporations are using plus‐sized models as their spokespersons and brand ambassadors, and not just for weight loss products! Hairnamics Hair Vitamins just announced that it is launching a national campaign with plus model, Myka Drake (pictured), who is a true plus size, 14/16, representing the real size range of America’s growing plus community. […]

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Knicks coach Derek Fisher digging deep to find any positives after seventh straight loss

It’s part of the job description, maybe, written into the contract. There comes a time in the life of every frustrated-as-hell coach when he must babble positive nonsense in the face of continued adversity. Pollyanna in a suit and tie. For Derek Fisher, that moment arrived Friday night after his Knicks blew a five-point lead […]

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There’s Nothing ‘Real’—or Right—About the Violence on RHOA and Other ‘Reality’ Shows

On Sunday night, Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned with a new season, its first since cast member Porsha Williams physically attacked cast mate Kenya Moore during the show’s reunion special earlier this year. With cast and crew looking on, Williams found herself in tears on the floor of the set, restrained by security, […]

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