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Keke Palmer lands talk show, will become youngest talk show host in TV history

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Keke Palmer has landed her own daytime talk show on BET. The 20-year-old actress will become the youngest talk show host in TV history when she takes on The Keke Palmer Project (working title). 

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Singer Dencia not so thrilled about Lupita Nyong’o's Lancôme deal

South African singer Dencia took to Twitter following news of Lupita Nyong’o’s history-making deal with Lancôme. Dencia, who has been criticized for endorsing a skin bleaching cream, released the following tweet: 

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Towson University Debate Team becomes first black female pair to win championship

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Ameena Ruffing and Korey Johnson made history by becoming the first black female pair to take home the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship last week.

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Couple wins lottery three times in one month

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To say that Calvin and Zatera Spencer are lucky would be an understatement. The Virginia couple has not just won the lottery once, but three times this month.

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Woman makes history by becoming college’s first African American female president

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Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., has made history by becoming the first African American, and female president of Trinity College. Members of the College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the decision. 

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’12 Years a Slave’ filming site to become baseball field despite protests

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Despite descendants of Solomon Northup protesting the move, a baseball stadium is set to be built on the site where the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave was shot. Richmond, Va., Mayor Dwight Jones sees the plan as a way of reviving the moribund area. 

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Of 3,200 children’s books, just 93 were about blacks

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Of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about African Americans. The findings are part of a newly released study conducted by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. 

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A brief list of nations that imported white people to ‘lighten’ the population

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The Atlanta Black Star has compiled a list of 5 nations that imported Europeans to “whiten” the population. 

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Jason Collins signed to Nets for rest of season

The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the NBA season. Collins, who was signed to the team on a 10-day contract, averaged 9.8 minutes per game off the bench in eight appearances since his debut against the Los Angeles Lakers last month. 

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On Jeopardy episode, no one wanted to answer questions about black Americans

Something interesting happened on an episode of Jeopardy week before last. For its “College Jeopardy” panel, the category of “African-American History” was added to the board. While the contestants blew threw all five of the other categories including “Weather Verbs” and “Kiwi Fauna,” not one went for the sixth which was you guessed it, “African-American […]

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