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Mayweather set to make $70 million from fight

  Floyd “money” Mayweather’s set to make $70 million from Saturday’s fight he won against Marcos Maidana. And the boxing champ wasted no time bragging about his come up on Instagram. 

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Jet Magazine cancels print edition

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Jet Magazine, the pioneering weekly magazine for African Americans that rose to prominence during the civil rights movement, will no longer publish a regular print edition. Johnson Publishing Company, who owns the magazine, will move Jet to a digital format starting in June. Content will be delivered via web and a paid subscription app.

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Activists call for Mother’s Day Week of Action in support of Marissa Alexander

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The Free Marissa Mobilization Campaign is calling for a Mother’s Day Week of Action on May 9-18. The campaign is an effort to build support for Marissa Alexander’s freedom, an African American mother and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Man jailed 13 years after conviction set free

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A man who was arrested 13 years after being convicted has been freed. Cornealious “Mike” Anderson spent nearly a year behind bars after officials caught a clerical error made more than a decade ago.

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Kansas City Housing Authority bans smoking for residents

Residents of Kansas City’s Brush Creek Apartments can no longer smoke in the comfort of their own homes thanks to a new mandate by the Housing Authority. 

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Father graduates from college with son

This past Saturday, Sherwood Brown Sr. and Sherwood Brown Jr. walked across the same stage to receive their college diplomas. Sherwood Sr. received his MBA from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry through the school’s online degree program. Sherwood Jr. earned a degree in business administration. 

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Student denied participation in graduation due to disability

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Tariq Bashir earned his degree in front of loved ones this year. But not the way that many people expect. Due to Bashir’s disability, he was denied his moment to accept his college diploma on stage like the rest of the students. 

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Teen graduating from high school, college at the same time

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16-year-old Grace Bush is accomplishing the unthinkable. The South Florida teen is not just set to collect a high school diploma, but one from college as well.

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40% of all missing persons are black, yet their stories aren’t told

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A campaign meant to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched. According to the National Crime Information Center, approximately 40 percent of missing persons are black. However, public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. 

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First Lady hopes to motivate students with #ReachHigher campaign

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First Lady Michelle Obama is committed to motivating every student in America to expand their education beyond high school. And she’s using social media to do just that. 

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