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Rolling Stone rates Obama as One of the most successful presidents in history

The American people are not happy with President Obama and are even less happy with their leaders in Congress.  But the wheel continues to roll in American politics, and the will of the people has become a thing of the …

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We Remember: Augie Johnson – Founder of Side Effect Dies

*Wow, this is one of those “How can it be, I just saw him” moments. That’s surely what it’s like for hundreds of record and radio industry associates who were at the annual “Legends and Icons” picnic at …

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Laverne Cox hosts ‘The T Word,’ a documentary about transgender youth in America

Being a teen is tough enough without a gender identity crisis. Avery Grey — a transgender woman from Long Island City who began identifying as female at 15 — was often discriminated against when she tried applying …

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‘Ferguson October’ Brings Hundreds Of Protesters To The Streets

ST LOUIS — Over a thousand protesters from as far away as Palestine marched in St. Louis on Saturday in support of an 18-year-old killed by a police officer in the nearby suburb of Ferguson and the broader issue …

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Man brutally stabbed an elderly woman allegedly because she was black

South suburban Chicago is not known as one of the hotbeds of the violence that plagues the city.  But racial tensions in Chicago have been consistently high throughout the city’s history. In Homewood, once of the …

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Kenyans dominate the 2014 Chicago Marathon

Kenyan runners are among the best in the world, and this was proven yet again at this year’s Chicago Marathon.  On Sunday, Eliud Kipchoge was the first of three Kenyan men to sweep the marathon, and Rita Jeptoo …

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Jordan Davis’ mother is happy her son’s killer is going to prison

The death of Jordan Davis was a tragedy that received and deserved national headlines.  The teen was shot and killed in a dispute that involved loud music.  Originally, Michael Dunn, the shooter, was able to leave the …

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Abysmal Record on Issues That Matter to People of Color

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address to the New Jersey State NAACP Convention Saturday afternoon. He touted some of the criminal justice issues that he’s worked on recently with …

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High school sweathearts remarry 20 years and 8 kids later

Some say that black families are struggling.  But maybe it’s also because the media doesn’t focus on families that are doing well.  There are some families that are blended as well, bringing together …

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Viola Davis says she used to crawl through the trash to get food

Viola Davis is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood and has now become an even bigger household name with her new show, “How to get away with murder.”  Davis recently spoke to a group of …

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