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New Black Spinoff of “The Daily Show” is testing the waters on race

Larry Wilmore is the host of a new show called “The Minority Report.”  He says that he’s ready for a black host to achieve prominence in a late-night spot on television.  Adding a comedic twist to the serious issue of black exclusion, Wilmore said this about transforming late night. “I like my fish blackened, steak […]

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Tennis Coach wants Chicago to take over black tennis scene

When 33-year-old Kamau Murray first told his parents he wanted to buy out and take over the Chicago tennis center where he himself took up the sport, going so far in the sport as to earn a full-ride college scholarship, they thought he had lost his mind. But they helped him along the way anyway […]

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The world is mad at Adrian Peterson, but his hometown still loves him

PALESTINE, Texas — Two doors down from Bent Tree Drive, standing outside his red-brick house, Jerry Mayo, once a roughneck in the oil fields of West Texas and now a retired educator on the Lone Star State’s east end, weighed a whupping’s virtues. He talked about the evolution of educational discipline: paddles stored in teachers’ […]

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Life Just Got A Whole Lot Better For Vet, Cancer Survivor Who Got Home Makeover

This army veteran and cancer survivor’s life is going to get easier because of a team of Home Depot employees. Veteran Debbie Coleman of Gilbert, Arizona, is a single mom whose battle with cancer left her with mobility issues, according to Fox 10 News. Earlier this month, Coleman’s home was renovated and modified to make […]

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Here’s what The Cosby Show did for blacks on TV

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn’t have to play to type and there truly was a universality of the human experience. You could finally be anything—a doctor, a lawyer, a homeboy in outer space. With the right talent and support, any TV […]

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Four men arrested after murding a 9-year old boy in Chicago

A gang member recently out of jail shot and killed a 9-year-old boy because he thought the child was warning his intended targets — rival gang members, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Friday. “This didn’t have to happen,” McCarthy told reporters as he announced charges in Antonio Smith’s murder. The four men charged with […]

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Bali suitcase murder: Chicago man allegedly confesses to killing girlfriend’s mom

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend’s mother at a luxury hotel room in Bali, Indonesian authorities said Friday. Tommy Schaefer, 21, and his girlfriend Heather Mack, 19, both from Chicago, were arrested on the island on Aug. 13, a day after Sheila von Wiese-Mack’s dead body was found in a suitcase inside the […]

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Ijeoma Eboh is newly crowned Miss Harlem Shake – and she wants to tackle obesity, diabetes and asthma

The newly crowned Miss Harlem Shake is downright unshakable. The uptown burger-and-milkshake joint has handed Ijeoma Eboh, a 23-year-old Harvard University grad, its Golden Milkshake Cup and anointed her as its new poster girl. It wrapped up a fierce contest that kicked off in May with 55 hopefuls. The Jersey-reared Eboh, who has called Harlem […]

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Gretna man pleads guilty to killing Terrytown teenager from viral video

With a jury waiting to hear testimony in his case, a Gretna man pleaded guilty Wednesday tokilling a teenager and to six other charges in exchange for a 40-year prison sentence.  Jeremy C. Julien, 24, who was preparing to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Dec. 7, 2011, […]

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Former NFL Player Retired So He Could Donate Kidney To His Brother

BALTIMORE (AP) — On the field, their ex-teams are huge NFL rivals. Off the field, brothers Ma’ake (May-ah-kay) Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu), an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris’ pro football career was cut short because he needed a kidney transplant, his older brother, whose organ was good match, […]

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