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Another threat of a government shutdown nears

Congress has until Monday to pass new debt-ceiling limits. If the legislative bodies do not reach an agreement, the federal government will partially shut down.

Republicans are stalling on the debt ceiling vote to force a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

It’s a political move that will serve the party well during mid-term elections as there are 33 U.S. Senate seats at stake.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), tried to execute a filibuster this week to try to talk Congress into shutting down the federal government.

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The Best Man Holiday movie offers $1760 college scholarship

Many of us are excited about the upcoming sequel to the cult classic The Best Man.

Not only can we look forward to seeing The Best Man Holiday this fall, but a select group of students will have the movie to thank for some scholarship money.

Jet magazine, along with NBC Universal and the Thurgood Marshall Fund have teamed up to give away a few scholarships in conjunction with the movie’s release.

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Sammy Sosa’s lighter skin & the affects of colorism

Legendary baseball player Sammy Sosa is looking light these days.

We’re not referring to the star’s weight either.

A recent picture of Sosa surfaced when he appeared on television in Panama the other day.

Viewers immediately took to social media, noting the athlete’s lighter complexion.

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Michael Jackson lawsuit verdict expected soon

A verdict in the wrongful death suit regarding Michael Jackson could come as soon as next week.

Jackson’s family alleges that AEG Live controlled too much of the star’s assets and personal life.

In their suit against the company, they contend that AEG “negligently hired Conrad Murray,” ignoring Jackson’s failing health.

The damages could exceed $1 billion if AEG is found guilty.

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Texas group files motion to block Department of Justice suit against Texas Voter ID Laws

In August, Attorney General Eric Holder set in motion a lawsuit to stop a voter identification law in Texas.

The law, if put into effect, would require registered voters to provide identification in order to vote.

This is particularly problematic for the elderly and people of color, as many of them do not have the necessary means to obtain proper identification.

True to Vote, a voter integrity group, is trying to block the Department of Justice’s lawsuit.

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Adorable 2-year-old dances to Beyonce with mom

Tianne King has a star in the making on her hands.

Her o so adorable 2-year-old daughter has been wowing YouTube since King put up a video of her dancing to Beyonce’s “End of Time.”

Check out the little dancer:

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Wife Makes Husband Confess To Cheating on Facebook

With the growing popularity and relevance of social media, it’s no surprise that parents are taking to the outlet to teach their kids a lesson.

The practice is called public shaming, and a North Carolina wife has now turned to the avenue.

When Sonya Gore found out that her husband Ivan Lewis had an affair, she had him publicly admit to the act of Facebook. 

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Gun Violence: Not Just A Black Peoples’ Problem

The conversation about violence is exacerbating; but it must be talked about until it’s no longer an issue. Do I think we can live in a world without gun violence? No. But it can be lessened. In order to decrease the frequency of gun violence in urban communities we must first give a damn. This isn’t a self-contained problem that just affects communities where it is most rampant. It’s a world-wide issue.

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Marissa Alexander To Get New Trial

Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she fired a gun over the head of her abusive husband during a violent confrontation in 2010.

Thanks to human error, she will get a new trial.

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Admits To Having Doubts

The wife of George Zimmerman has admitted that she has doubts about what really happened the night that Trayvon Martin was killed.

The revelation came out in an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer.

From NBC:

“I’m conflicted on that,” Shellie told Lauer on TODAY Thursday. “I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me take the blinders off and start to see things differently.” Lauer pressed further, asking, “So you now doubt his innocence, at least the fact that he was acting in self-defense on the night that Trayvon Martin was killed?”

“I think anyone would doubt that innocence because I don’t know the person that I’ve been married to,” Shellie responded. “I have doubts, but I also believe the evidence.” Despite these doubts, Shellie vehemently denies that George profiled the teen. “He did not profile Trayvon Martin,” she said.

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