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This Isn’t New—Venus and Serena Have Endured Nasty Insults Throughout Their Careers

Over the weekend, Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev apologized for calling Venus and Serena Williams “the Williams brothers”—the least funny insult in what for the Williamses has been a career filled with …

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Bronx boy slips into coma after falling from moving school bus

A 12-year-old special-needs student was critically injured after he opened his school bus’ emergency exit door and fell out while the vehicle was still moving on Friday, in an incident his family says could have …

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Family of Ebola-stricken nurse says she wasn’t ‘careless’ in flying

The family of Ebola-stricken nurse Amber Vinson said it has retained an attorney and lashed out at the media on Sunday, calling the perception that the 29-year-old Dallas nurse knowingly endangered passengers on a …

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Ga. Teen Files Lawsuit After Being Arrested at Gunpoint for Seat Belt Violation

An incident that one family is calling police brutality has led to a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the Waycross Police Department. On Jan. 18, high school senior Montre’ Merritt was pulling into his driveway …

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How Becoming The First African NBA General Manager Inspires Masai Ujiri To Give Back

I had the good fortune to become the first African-born General Manager in American sports, a blessed example of someone who was given an opportunity. But as fortunate as I have been, I would be a failure if I …

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John Holt Dead: Former Lead Singer Of The Paragons And Reggae Legend Dies In Hospital, Aged 69

John Holt, the reggae musician best known for his hits ‘Stick By Me’ and ‘Ali Baba’, has died at the age of 69. The Jamaican singer died in hospital in Sunday night, his manager confirmed to theJamaica Observer …

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Victor Mooney is fighting off fatigue, hunger and sharks as he rows across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS

It’s not the sharks that worry Victor Mooney, who is rowing across the Atlantic Ocean alone. He’s more concerned about people not getting tested for HIV/AIDS. “It’s been difficult,” Mooney, 48, told The …

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Carol’s Daughter Is Acquired by L’Oreal USA

Lisa Price started Carol’s Daughter in her own kitchen in 1993, way before the natural-hair beauty-product business was booming. Carol’s Daughter products are a staple in many naturalistas’ beauty regimen, but …

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Did a Black Man Invent Crest Toothpaste?

Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 96: Which black man made many of our favorite household products better? Halloween candy is big business in the United States. This year, as reported in the New York Post,sales are …

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Hannibal Buress on Bill Cosby: “You’re a Rapist”

Last night at his late night show at the Trocadero, comedian Hannibal Buress did an extended bit about Philadelphia native Bill Cosby, calling him a rapist. Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually …

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