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Jodeci to Reunite at Soul Train Awards 2014

The Soul Train Awards 2014 is prepping arguably the biggest reunion in hip-hop/R&B history: Jodeci. The North Carolina quartet that scored five No. 1 1990s R&B hits, including “Stay,” “Forever …

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Ferguson Investigation To Be Completed In Coming Months, Attorney General Says

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, …

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Breaking the Code of Silence on Race in Law School

There is an unspoken rule here in Louisiana: Do not talk about race. The rule should surprise few. After all, race is intermingled with the state’s history, institutions, and current policies. We were a slave …

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The Pivotal Black History of St. Augustine, Florida

Just this month, as we head toward the end of the year marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act’s passage, I found myself visiting America’s oldest continuously occupied city, St. Augustine, for …

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Top Cop Says NYPD Hatchet Attack Was an ‘Act of Terror’

Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department said Friday that a hatchet attack on four rookie cops a day earlier was an “act of terror” by a homegrown radical, according to the Associated Press. …

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Mass. Man Beats Staggering Odds, Winning Twice in One Lottery Drawing

It’s truly hard to believe: a man accidentally won the same lottery twice for a payout of $546,000. Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every …

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Newark Mayor, Backed by the Nation of Islam, Meets With Gang Members

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has begun enacting drastic measures to fight crime. As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported Thursday, Baraka said he is so desperate to curb the violence in Newark that he is going straight to the …

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#RedefiningHERstory: Domestic Violence Activist Sil Lai Abrams Kicks Off National College Tour

Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sil Lai Abrams (pictured above), renowned domestic violence activist and founder and CEO of Truth In Reality, Inc., has launched RedefiningHERstory, a “national …

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Here’s how the DEA turned a 14-year old into a kingpin

It’s been concluded that the War on Drugs has been a farce.  The government initiative only served to swell prison populations beyond the realm of affordability, and to create a large number of social problems …

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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly …

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