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African pop singer debuts skin lightening cream, & it sells out

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A Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer is diversifying her portfolio by entering the skin care game.

Singer Dencia has just released a skin care product called Whitenicious, which is supposed to help those who use it lighten dark spots on their skin. The pictures in the advertisements, however, suggest that using the products on the dark spots results in an entirely new and much lighter complexion. 

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Cops beat deaf man for 7 minutes because he didn’t respond to them

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An Oklahoma man was beat for seven minutes by police because he did not respond to their yelling. 64-year-old Pearl Pearson, a deaf diabetic driver who lives in Oklahoma City was hospitalized as a result of the Jan. 3rd incident. 

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Study: People remember educated black men as having lighter skin

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In the latest research produced by professors at San Francisco State University involving colorism, results of a new study reveal that people remember educated black men as having lighter skin.

The study, “When an ‘Educated Black Man Becomes Lighter in the Mind’s Eye” explored the concept called “skin tone memory bias.”

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Family of unarmed man shot 10 times by police files lawsuit

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Attorneys for the family of Jonathan Ferrell have filed a civil lawsuit against several parties connected to his death. The 24-year-old former FAMU Football player was shot 10 times by Charlotte Police officer Randall Kerrick on Sept. 14. after seeking help from a resident.

The unarmed man had got into a car wreck in the woods, and knocked on the door of the a resident. The woman at the home called police because she thought Ferrell was a burglar. 

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The death of Hadiya Pendleton, one year later

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January 29th, 2013, was a huge day for me. The first shipment of my debut book arrived and I was just two days away from a big signing and appearance in Chicago. Elated over the fact that I was able to complete something that I initially thought wasn’t possible, nothing could kill my vibe. As soon as the UPS man left I jumped in my car and drove to my old high school, which also houses my male mentoring program, I.C.E.

It was only 10:55 a.m., but my mentees were getting out of school early and this particular day in the windy city tipped out around 60 degrees—we have a saying in Chitown when the weather breaks: “Ni**a’s will start to act a fool.”  With that in the back of my head, I had to make sure to remind all of the young men and women I encountered to be “safe and smart.”

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16-year-old says he suffered serious injuries during stop-and-frisk, arrest

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A 16-year-old Philadelphia charter school student is recovering from serious injuries caused by police. Darrin Manning suffered serious injuries to his genitals during the stop-and-frisk, which led to the teen being sent to the hospital.

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Man wrongfully convicted of murder dies while waiting 46 minutes for ambulance

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A Detroit man who spent a large portion of his life behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of murder died after an ambulance took 46 minutes to arrive.

Dwight Love passed away on Jan. 9 after collapsing in front of his daughter Letrisica Day’s home.

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Happy birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

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Happy birthday Mr. King. Your legacy has undoubtedly lived, impacted and changed the lives of millions across the world.



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James Avery autopsy reveals star had a series of medical problems

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Actor James Avery had a series of medical issues that contributed to his passing. The findings come as a result of an autopsy conducted on the star who played Uncle Phil on the hit 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

Avery died from complications following open heart surgery on Dec. 31.

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Toddler in cursing video to remain with teenage mother judge rules

A viral video of a 2-year-old child cursing has led to the toddler, and his teenage mother being moved to foster care.

The video was first posted by the Omaha Police Union on their website as an example of the “thug cycle.” The video received a wave of backlash from African American community members, accusing the union of perpetuating negative stereotypes about people of color. 

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