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Former Zimmerman supporter appears for grand jury testimony

Once George Zimmerman’s vocal defender, Frank Taaffe said Wednesday that he wanted to “make amends” with the family of Trayvon Martin by testifying for a federal grand jury convened in downtown Orlando. The grand jury is believed to be hearing testimony in the civil rights probe into 17-year-old Trayvon’s shooting in Sanford. Zimmerman said he […]

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Deadbeat dad with 25 kids keeps on making babies

Terry Tyrone Turnage is known as a club owner who drives flashy cars in Arkansas, but even his new gig probably isn’t enough to pay the thousands in back child support he owes for his 25 kids.Turnage became famous to local child support officials in Tennessee after fathering 25 kids with 15 different women. Obviously […]

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Of course: A black man defends Haley Barbour’s “tar baby” remarks

Reported by Liku Zelleke Almost everyone was shocked when they found out former Governor Haley Barbour had used the phrase “tar babies”, to describe President Barack Obama’s policies, while talking on a conference call with the clients of his lobbying firm. We say “almost everyone” because the chairman of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus has […]

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Aretha Franklin to sue over unauthorized biography

Aretha Franklin is threatening legal action over a new unauthorized biography, “Respect,” by her former ghostwriter David Ritz — which makes wild claims about her sexual promiscuity on the 1950s gospel circuit, known by insiders as the “Sex Circus,” when she was a young teen. The Queen of Soul, who is promoting new album “Aretha […]

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Kel Mitchell Wants You To Know He’s Alive, And He Still Loves Orange Soda

If you’re a ’90s kid, you know all about Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The pair came into our lives in 1994 with the kids’ sketch comedy show “All That,” creating memorable characters like Pierre Escargot, Coach Kreeton and Ed from Good Burger. Soon they were both starring in their own show, “Kenan & Kel,” […]

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New York City, state, housing authority to pay $9 million to end lawsuits by wrongly convicted, imprisoned pair

A pair of wrongly convicted murder defendants agreed Thursday to a $9 million settlement, ending a bitter legal battle after each spent 16 years behind bars. The Manhattan Federal Court deal resolves litigation brought by former murder co-defendants Danny Colon and Anthony Ortiz, found guilty in 1993 in a drug-related drive-by killing four years earlier […]

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Michael Brown pathologist testifies as grand jury in Ferguson case nears decision amid fears of violence

They’re getting close. A forensic pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family to perform an autopsy on the slain Ferguson teen testified in front of a St. Louis County grand jury as a decision nears on whether Officer Darren Wilson will be charged in the killing. Dr. Michael Baden told the jury of a newly discovered […]

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NY Lawmakers Describe Their Own Experiences Being Stopped And Frisked

Two New York City Council members — both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people on the street — say that they themselves have been stopped and frisked by police. “When it happened to me, I assumed that everything they did was of procedure,” Council member […]

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America’s ‘Black Borat’ Attempts to Explain Russia’s Love-Hate Relationship With Obama

A few insults, an illegal invasion—throw in a visual jab involving bananas and a spanking—and the relationship between Russia and the United States has seen better days. At first glance, many Russians seem to delight in attacking President Barack Obama personally and racially in a way that is shocking even for a people known for […]

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Michael Brown Family Attorneys Discuss ‘Great Concern’ Over Upcoming Grand Jury Decision

The family attorneys of slain teenager Michael Brown held a live news conferenceThursday morning to discuss new developments in Ferguson, Missouri related to the grand jury decision on Brown’s death, which is expected to come as soon as this weekend. Attorneys Benjamin Crump and Anthony Gray also shared the latest information from a private autopsy […]

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