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Video: ASU professor thrown to ground by cops for jaywalking

Audio of an Arizona State University professor being arrested by campus police was recently released. Dr. Ersula Ore was crossing the street when police officers stopped her for jaywalking. 

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‘Designing Women’ actor Meshach Taylor dead at 67

Actor Meshach Taylor died over the weekend. He was 67 years old. Taylor, who is best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the TV sitcom Designing Women, had been suffering from cancer.

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Poll: 63% of population blame blacks for own conditions

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When it come to blacks inability to succeed, 63 percent of the American population feels that it’s their fault. The findings come as part of a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center. In their report, “Beyond Red vs Blue: The Political Typology,” researchers collected data via a national survey of 10,1013 adults between January 23-March […]

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Zendaya Coleman exits Aaliyah biopic, film production on hold

17-year-old singer Zendaya Coleman will no longer portray late R&B singer Aaliyah in Lifetime Television’s made for TV movie. The network made the announcement via Twitter. 

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2 women shot at Black Pride celebration

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Photo: Kim Shine Two women were shot at Montrose Beach in Chicago as people gathered in celebration of the city’s gay pride weekend. One woman, 21, was shot in the shoulder. Another 48-year-old woman was shot in the arm and back. 

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From foster care to full scholarship: the story of Tyree Grant

18-year-old Tyree Grant knows about pain and suffering. But despite the teens troubled past, he managed to come out on top. In fact, the Bronx teen got a full ride to Dickinson College where he will attend in the fall.

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Report: New York City jails neglected suicide precautions

By: Associated Press In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was “thinking about killing himself.”

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National HIV Testing Day: 3 of the riskiest ways to catch HIV

Today is National HIV Testing Day. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing your status. HIV prevention and transmission is critical, especially within the African-American community. Here are 3 of the riskiest ways to contract HIV as published on Rolling Out. 

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Anthony Brown slated to become Maryland’s first black governor

Maryland has never had a black governor, but that all could change if Anthony Brown wins the election. Brown, who serves at Lt. Gov., won the gubernatorial Democratic primary. 

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Video: NBA ‘drafts’ Isaiah Austin

We previously reported on Isaiah Austin, the standout Baylor University player with NBA dreams. The dreams came to a halt, however, after it was discovered that Austin had Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that would prevent him from playing basketball at the professional level. But despite the fact that he’d never set foot on an NBA […]

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