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Chadwick Boseman Lands Lead Role in James Brown Biopic

A forthcoming James Brown biopic will reportedly star Chadwick Boseman as the soul legend.

You might remember Boseman as Jackie Robinson in 42, which was released earlier this year.

“The Help” director Tate Taylor will direct, so there’s talk of Octavia Butler and Viola Davis joining the cast as well.

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Lee Daniels Offends w/ ‘Welfare Clinic’ Comments; Issues Non-Apology

Black folks, especially black women, may be flocking to theaters to see The Butler, but the movie’s director, Lee Daniels has yet to respond to some unflattering and rather stereotypical remarks about them.

In an interview with Larry King, Daniels, who is gay, was discussing homophobia and sexually transmitted infections in the black community.

He relayed a story in which he walked into a gay men’s health clinic in New York, and thought he’d entered a “welfare clinic.”

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NAACP Petitions Justice Department to Charge Zimmerman for Violating Trayvon Martin’s Civil Rights

The NAACP says it plans to turn over a petition with over a million signatures, calling on the Justice Department to prosecute George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.

Ben Jealous says young people were major supporters of the petition, many using cell phones to sign on.

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ATL School Shooter’s Brother Disapproves of Obama Phone Call to Antoinette Tuff

The brother of Michael Brandon Hill – the young man who opened fire at a Atlanta-area elementary school – is not pleased with President Obama’s decision to phone and thank Antoinette Tuff.

As you might recall, Tuff is credited with saving many young lives by calmly coaxing the shooter to lay down his weapon and surrender peacefully to police.

Timothy Hill says he doesn’t see the point of the phone call.

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Teens Who Disappeared After Meeting Man on Facebook FOUND

So this is wonderful news.

The two teens who disappeared after meeting up with a man they met on Facebook have been found.

Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson were discovered in San Antonio, Texas begging for money

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NBA Star Tracy McGrady Announces Retirement

After 16 seasons in the league, veteran NBA star Tracy McGrady will retire.

Though he saw zero playoff series wins, the athlete leaves behind an incredible legacy; including two scoring titles and seven All-Star appearances.

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Zimmerman to Ask Florida Court to Pay Legal Expenses

George Zimmerman is a free man and because of that, he may be entitled to having legal expenses from his trial paid for.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs, minus the biggest one: the fee that goes to his lawyers.

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Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict Was ‘Questionable’

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Colin Powell shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial, calling its controversial verdict “questionable.”

And while the trail has galvanized and inspired many, Powell worries that the hype will die down and we’ll be back to business as usual.

From New York Daily News:

“I think that it will be seen as a questionable judgment on the part of the judicial system down there (in Florida), but I don’t know if it will have staying power,” Powell said of the case that gripped the U.S. and fueled questions about race in the country. “These cases come along, and they blaze across the midnight sky and then after a period of time, they’re forgotten.

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Group of Black Patrons Denied Service at Restaurant Because White Customer Felt ‘Threatened’

A party of 25 African American family and friends were denied service at Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston, NC after a white customer said she felt threatened by them.

After waiting for two hours, the manager finally approached them about the situation. When one member of the groups started recording the exchange, they were asked to leave.

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Victor J. Glover Selected for NASA Astronaut Trainee Program

Out of 6,000 applicants, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Victor J. Glover  has been selected as one of NASA’s 2013 astronaut candidates.

He is the only African American selected for  the rigorous trainee program.

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