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Woman with HIV: ‘I thought you got it in Africa’

A viral video of a British woman who contracted HIV at age 40 from a sexual fling has admitted that she “thought you got it in Africa.” Rachel Dilley, 48, revealed the shocking revelation of ignorance during an appearance on the UK’s ITV This Morning talk show. 

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In Rolling Stone interview, Elton John reveals his desire to make hip hop music

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During an interview with Rolling Stone long-time singer-songwriter Elton John revealed his desire to make hip hop music. 

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Update: Man who pinned letter declaring innocence executed

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A Texas death row inmate who pinned a letter to a member of Gawker media declaring his innocence has been executed. Ray Jasper, 33, was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday. He was convicted fourteen years ago for the murder and robbery of a San Antonio recording studio owner. 

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Kenwood Academy High School students spread joy with ‘Happy’ video

Pharell’s hit single “Happy” is spreading like a wildfire. The song earned the music producer his first Oscar nod, and now everyone is filled with joy. In honor of National Happiness Day, yes that is a thing, we’d like to share one of the best renditions of “Happy” with you. Students at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy […]

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Michigan students could get free tuition with new measure

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Students in Michigan could attend college for free thanks to a new measure. A version of the pay-it-forward tuition, plan was introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature and is awaiting a vote. 

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Gym tells woman to cover up her toned body

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A California woman says she was asked to cover up while working out at a Planet Fitness because she was “intimidating people with her toned body.”  Tiffany Austin, who resides in the Bay area, said she was excited to get back in shape after a recent car accident left her unable to work out. 

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Conversations We Are Not Having – A Black Youth Project Economic Justice Series: All money is not the same

By: John A. Walton African Americans have had lots of catching up to do. To have thought ground was being gained in the economic progress of African Americans over the past 40 years, only to witness how the 2008 debt collapse disproportionately impacted black communities is understandably frustrating. Government printed money used to reverse and preserve debts owed between […]

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Conversations We Are Not Having – A Black Youth Project Economic Justice Series: Casino of Crisis

By William Darity Jr. A key event in the development of the modern, market-based economy was the creation and expanded development of joint-stock companies, companies that are owned by shareholders who receive payments based upon the proportion of shares each of them holds. Shares of stock constitute claims on the future profits of the business for the lifetime of […]

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A brief list of nations that imported white people to ‘lighten’ the population

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The Atlanta Black Star has compiled a list of 5 nations that imported Europeans to “whiten” the population. 

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Video: Damon Dash calls out reporters for portrayal of black men

Damon Dash gave reporters a piece of his mind when discussing the role of media in undermining the image of the black man. The Rockefeller Records co-founder was recently bombarded by a group of reporters who asked him about a lawsuit that had been filed against him. 

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