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NFL star Sam Hurd gets 15 years for drug trafficking

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An apologetic Sam Hurd stood before a U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday, pleading for leniency for his role in drug trafficking. The government recommended a life sentence without parole for Hurd, but Judge Jorge A. Solis sentenced the former NFL receiver to 15 years in federal prison for his involvement in marijuana and cocaine trafficking.

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Jennifer Hudson receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Jennifer Hudson’s name became the 2,512th star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday.

The 32-year-old singer and actress smiled as she accepted the honor in Los Angeles.

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Marissa Alexander’s bond hearing post-poned until next year

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Supporters of a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her estranged husband’s head will have to wait a little longer to find out if she will be freed. Marissa Alexander was granted a new trial in September after a judge found errors in the way that information was passed down to the jury. 

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VIDEO: man files lawsuit after being stripped by 7-Eleven clerks for allegedly stealing candy bar

Here’s a story that takes “shopping while black” to an entirely new level. Bronx native David Golson has filed a lawsuit against two store clerks who suspected him of stealing. Not only did the 7-Eleven clerks hold Golson against his will, but stripped him of his clothing in search of the “stolen” Snickers candy bar.

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80-year-old jailed for domestic dispute, Rickey Smiley pays her bail

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Comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley posted bond money for an 80-year-old Fort Worth woman who allegedly tried to kill her ex-husband during an argument.

Tempie Strickland was released from Mansfield jail after Smiley posted the $100,000 bond.

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BREAKING: 3 shot outside Pittsburg high school

Three teens were shot as students were dismissed from a Pittsburgh school Wednesday afternoon.

Police, including members of the SWAT team, surrounded Brashear High School in the town’s Beecview community following the shooting.

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Major crimes unit Lt. Kevin Kraus said [four] people are being taken to headquarters to be questioned by homicide detectives. He did not clarify their connection to the investigation.

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2014 Gates Millennium scholarship applications open now!

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The 2014 Gates Millenium Scholarship Online Application is now open.

Each year, Bill Gates awards 1,000 talented and gifted students with a good-through graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.

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Do We See God or Color?

I remember church.

Choirs sang with the brightest hearts.

Preachers roared and souls looked for fulfillment.

We sat in our seats, eager to hear the word.

We were more than willing to break from our every day pains and sorrows to find solace.

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Dante de Blasio, Malia Obama among TIME’s ‘Most Influential Teens of 2013′

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President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia Obama and Dante de Blasio are among TIME Magazine’s “The 16 Most Influential Teens of 2013.” Obama was recognized for her poise and grace when in public, and de Blasio was honored as the latest fashion icon.

From TIME:

Thanks in part to Michelle Obama, [Sasha & Malia] seem to lead as normal lives as they can while still meeting the demands of being in the limelight. Bill de Blasio might be the Mayor-elect of New York, but his 16-year-old son Dante is the city’s latest fashion icon…A junior at Brooklyn Tech, Dante and his sister Chiara (known for her floral headbands) were front and center in their father’s campaign.

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A few of the faces spending life behind bars for nonviolent crimes

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The war on drugs is very real. Many of the country’s prison population is serving hard time behind bars due to their involvement in the drug game.

Thousands on inmates are serving Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences for offenses that are as small as possession of a crack pipe or a smudge of heroin in a bottle cap.

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