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Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal

Donald Bullock, a former Atlanta testing coordinator, was led to a holding cell after his conviction. A judge ordered most of the educators jailed immediately.

In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a

Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

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From left to right: Rodriguez, EW correspondent Nina Terrero, Radio Personality Angie Martinez and Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez.

Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last we

Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

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In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after

She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

Georgiana Simpson.

Georgiana Simpson

They Did It First: Three women are actually credited with being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the U.S.

Let’s start with some numbers. In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois published e Talented Tenth.ere he introduced the term by which he

How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

Wykesha Reid.

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women's lives at risk.

Like many sisters, Wykesha Reid looked in her mirror and longed for a bigger butt. Nature carved her curves, but she thought enh

Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

Michelle Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. 

Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own messag

50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

Bernice King.

On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Right

Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal

Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal

Donald Bullock, a former Atlanta testing coordinator, was led to a holding cell after his conviction. A judge ordered most of the educators jailed immediately. In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and raised broader questions about the role of high-stakes testing...

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Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

Gina Rodriguez's Poignant Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

From left to right: Rodriguez, EW correspondent Nina Terrero, Radio Personality Angie Martinez and Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez. Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last week with a story that illustrates how important it is for young people to see characters on screen that they can relate to. As one of the hosts at P&G’s Orgullosa forum “Nuevas Latina...

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Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

Glenn Ford, Wrongfully Convicted And Dying Of Cancer, Denied Restitution For 30 Years On Death Row

  In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the state’s motion to vacate his murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler. State District Judge Ramona Emanuel on Monday took the step...

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She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

She Broke Down Doors in Academic Achievement

Georgiana Simpson They Did It First: Three women are actually credited with being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the U.S. Let’s start with some numbers. In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois published The Talented Tenth. Here he introduced the term by which he meant the “college-bred Negroes,” the race’s “exceptional men” who would lift up and lead the black “masses.” But at the turn of the century, only 3,000 out of 8.9 million African...

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How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

How Booty Worship is Killing Black Women

The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women's lives at risk. Like many sisters, Wykesha Reid looked in her mirror and longed for a bigger butt. Nature carved her curves, but she thought enhancing what she’d already been gifted would make her even more attractive. Her family says she visited a salon in Dallas for a first, then a second, then a third round of...

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Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

Celebrating black women, Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!' at annual event

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark.  Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. "No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you...

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50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

50 Years Later... Once More, Nonviolence

On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights, my father's "How Long? Not Long" speech, from which the quote above is taken, electrified the crowd and served as a reminder that, 50 years later, once more,...

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The Menendez indictment: 'Girlfriend 2,'…

02-04-2015

The Menendez indictment: 'Girlfriend 2,' the doctor and the senator

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted Wednesday on federal corruption charges.... Read more

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion …

01-04-2015

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told lawmakers on Wednesday to revise a bill that rights activists and U.S.... Read more

California governor orders statewide wat…

01-04-2015

California governor orders statewide water cutbacks to combat drought

By Sharon Bernstein PHILLIPS, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown, in his most sweeping action to combat a devastating multi-year drought, ordered residents and... Read more

Phoenix policeman won't face charges for…

01-04-2015

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - No criminal charges will be filed against a white Phoenix police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man... Read more

California unveils historic water restri…

01-04-2015

California unveils historic water restrictions over drought crisis

California announced sweeping statewide water restrictions for the first time in history Wednesday in order to combat the region's devastating drought, the worst since records... Read more

Other News

Arkansas Lawmakers Slow Their Roll After…

01-04-2015

Arkansas Lawmakers Slow Their Roll After Uproar Over Indiana’s Anti-Gay Bill

In the calamitous aftermath of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,” Arkansas Republican Gov.... Read more

Public Vs. Charter School: Which Is The …

01-04-2015

Public Vs. Charter School: Which Is The Best Option For Our Children?

The school choice battle rages on — public school proponents believe their way of implementing education is the best way, while proponents of charter schools... Read more

NJ College Cancels Rapper Common’s Comme…

01-04-2015

NJ College Cancels Rapper Common’s Commencement Speech Over Assata Shakur Song

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Street Artist FLOOD Slams Bill Cosby For…

01-04-2015

Street Artist FLOOD Slams Bill Cosby For Rape Allegations With “Fat Albert”-Inspired Art

Following the wave of women who... Read more

Entertainment

Wale Reveals Ex-Girlfriend’s Miscarriage

01-04-2015

In a recent interview with Billboard , Wale really opened up about his personal struggles with depression, drug abuse, and his family. The 30-year-old rapper talked about some of the heartaches that inspired some of the tracks on his new album The Album About Nothing , such as “The Matrimony,”...

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Kendrick Lamar Unveils 'King Kunta' Vide…

01-04-2015

Lately, everything in the career of...

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Keyshia Cole Fesses Up to Assault Charge…

01-04-2015

Keyshia Cole Fesses Up to Assault Charges

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Sports News

Paul scores 41, Clippers rally to beat B…

02-04-2015

Paul scores 41, Clippers rally to beat Blazers 126-122 (Yahoo Sports)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Chris Paul had a season-high 41 points and 17 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the second half for... Read more

Alabama's Battle moves on after failing …

01-04-2015

Alabama's Battle moves on after failing to land Marshall (Yahoo Sports)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is moving on to other men's basketball coaching candidates after courting Wichita State's Gregg Marshall.... Read more

Harden's career-high 51 lead Rockets ove…

01-04-2015

Harden's career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111 (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players... Read more

AP source: Texas to meet with VCU's Smar…

01-04-2015

AP source: Texas to meet with VCU's Smart to present offer (Yahoo Sports)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an... Read more

Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbr…

01-04-2015

Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and the Dallas Mavericks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder... Read more

Business News

Harden scores NBA career-high 51 to boos…

01-04-2015

Harden scores NBA career-high 51 to boost Rockets over Kings

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Packed with health benefits, coffee gain…

01-04-2015

Packed with health benefits, coffee gains ground with experts

© Getty/AFP/File Joe Raedle Scientists have announced recently that three to five cups of coffee daily do not have long-term health risks Washington (AFP) -... Read more

Prince Harry to embed with Australian ar…

01-04-2015

Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday

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Four dead, 16 hurt in fiery blast at Mex…

01-04-2015

Four dead, 16 hurt in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig

© AFP Firefighters battle the blaze at the Abkatun A-Permanente platform on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on April 1, 2015 Mexico City (AFP)... Read more

Millionaires are using apps to manage th…

01-04-2015

Millionaires are using apps to manage their retirements

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. More investors... Read more

Political News

Menendez case comes down to the meaning …

01-04-2015

Menendez case comes down to the meaning of friendship

The Justice Department’s corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez could come down to a friendship test. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday... Read more

Menendez case comes down to the meaning …

01-04-2015

Menendez case comes down to the meaning of friendship

The Justice Department’s corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez could come down to a friendship test. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday... Read more

Florida's third senator

01-04-2015

Florida's third senator

Florida political insiders have long chuckled that the state is the only one in the nation with three senators: Marco... Read more

Don't blame Menendez. Blame New Jersey.

01-04-2015

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez’s indictment on Wednesday means he could be the first U.S. senator convicted of corruption charges... Read more

In Indiana, hysteria as a bludgeon

01-04-2015

In Indiana, hysteria as a bludgeon

Opinion By RICH LOWRY April 01, 2015 Hysteria works. That’s the lesson of the debate, such as it is, over... Read more

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