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President Barack Obama speaks at the My Brother's Keeper town hall Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

"When President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak to an audience of African Americans, particularly students, they invariably m

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

 
On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes."
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viewers have come to expect a certa

Michelle Obama & daughters attend Beyoncé & Jay Z concert in Chicago

Michelle Obama and her daughters hit up their hometown on Thursday, swinging into Chicago for a day of both work and fun. 
ter speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, where guests d $500-$20,000r a spot, the first lady th

If Fox Was Trying To Get Voters To Say They Favor Impeaching Obama, It Didn't Work

In the wake of a lawsuit in the works against President Barack Obama, some Republicans like Sarah Palin have been calling for the House of Representatives to go a step further and impeach the president. Two new polls out this week, from CNN and Fox News, both asked the pub

Eric Garner's Widow Asks For Civil Rights Investigation Over Her Husband's Death

The widow of a man who died last week after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer urged federal prosecutors to launch a civil-rights investigation at a meeting in Brooklyn on Friday.


Eric Garner, 43, died last week after being tackled by pol

Could This Chicago Teen Cure Colon Cancer Someday?

 Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences graduate Keven Stonewall, of Ashburn, is hoping to develop a cure for colon cancer. He's now a rising sophomore at the University of Wisconsin.

Keven Stonewall likes to say "innovation doesn't have an age," which makes sense considering the 19-year-old could be on his way to curing colon cancer.

Working at a Rush University lab while still in high school, the Ashburn native revealed a critical age-related drawbac

Renisha McBride Shooting Trial Begins in Detroit

As the highly controversial Renisha McBride shooting trial began in Detroit Wednesday, jurors heard two different versions of what happened that night from the lawyers on opposing sides in their opening statements, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Is ‘Acting White’ an ‘Overstated’ Idea?

Is ‘Acting White’ an ‘Overstated’ Idea?

President Barack Obama speaks at the My Brother's Keeper town hall Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. "When President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speak to an audience of African Americans, particularly students, they invariably mention the trope of 'acting white,' " Nia-Malika Henderson wrote Thursday for the Washington Post's "She the People" blog. "That is the notion that one impediment to black students' success is the belief in some black...

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Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

Hoping To Reach A Wider Audience, Lifetime Breaks Out Of Familiar Formula

  On Wednesday, Lifetime premiered BAPs, a reality show that follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as 'BAPs' — Black American Princesses and Princes." TV viewers have come to expect a certain formula from Lifetime shows — stories of desperate women, sudden teen pregnancy, or sentimental romance — starring women who are, for the most part, white. But on Wednesday, Lifetime added something different to their lineup...

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Michelle Obama & daughters attend Beyoncé & Jay Z concert in Chicago

Michelle Obama & daughters attend Beyoncé & Jay Z concert in Chicago

Michelle Obama and her daughters hit up their hometown on Thursday, swinging into Chicago for a day of both work and fun. After speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, where guests paid $500-$20,000 for a spot, the first lady then headed to pan-Asian restaurant Sunda for dinner, where she was joined by daughters Malia and Sasha and a group of friends, a source tells PEOPLE. The group went directly to the second floor, which...

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If Fox Was Trying To Get Voters To Say They Favor Impeaching Obama, It Didn't Work

If Fox Was Trying To Get Voters To Say They Favor Impeaching Obama, It Didn't Work

In the wake of a lawsuit in the works against President Barack Obama, some Republicans like Sarah Palin have been calling for the House of Representatives to go a step further and impeach the president. Two new polls out this week, from CNN and Fox News, both asked the public to weigh in. The way each pollster approached the question, however, was a little different. CNN asked a pretty simple yes/no question, following the same format...

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Eric Garner's Widow Asks For Civil Rights Investigation Over Her Husband's Death

Eric Garner's Widow Asks For Civil Rights Investigation Over Her Husband's Death

The widow of a man who died last week after being put in a choke hold by a New York City police officer urged federal prosecutors to launch a civil-rights investigation at a meeting in Brooklyn on Friday. Eric Garner, 43, died last week after being tackled by police, who said he was resisting arrest, in front of a beauty parlor on Staten Island.The city is investigating the incident, which was captured on video by...

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Could This Chicago Teen Cure Colon Cancer Someday?

Could This Chicago Teen Cure Colon Cancer Someday?

Keven Stonewall likes to say "innovation doesn't have an age," which makes sense considering the 19-year-old could be on his way to curing colon cancer. Working at a Rush University lab while still in high school, the Ashburn native revealed a critical age-related drawback in an experimental vaccine aimed at preventing colon cancer in mice. A vaccine that could work on seniors is now being developed. Keven Stonewall is devoted to curing cancer, and he's making a significant...

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Renisha McBride Shooting Trial Begins in Detroit

Renisha McBride Shooting Trial Begins in Detroit

As the highly controversial Renisha McBride shooting trial began in Detroit Wednesday, jurors heard two different versions of what happened that night from the lawyers on opposing sides in their opening statements, the Detroit Free Press reports. Lawyers for Theodore Wafer—the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights, Mich., resident charged in the shooting death of the young, unarmed woman on his front porch—argued that their client was awakened in the early-morning hours of Nov. 2, 2013, to frightening banging...

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Headline News

1 dead after lightning strikes crowd at …

27-07-2014

1 dead after lightning strikes crowd at California beach

(Reuters) - One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said. "I heard this crackle and there was this giant bolt of lightning shooting across the sky and the loudest thunder... Read more

Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun reco…

27-07-2014

Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

SACO, Maine (AP) — A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.... Read more

10 Things to Know for Monday

27-07-2014

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:... Read more

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans…

27-07-2014

Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa —... Read more

Tentative deal reached on Veterans Affai…

27-07-2014

Tentative deal reached on Veterans Affairs reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.... Read more

Other News

Tara Walker: Jersey City Swears In First…

26-07-2014

Tara Walker: Jersey City Swears In First Ever Black Woman Firefighter In Department’s History

It was 143 years in the making, but Jersey City has sworn in its first Black female firefighter, reports... Read more

NewsOne Minute: AZ Mom, Shanesha Taylor,…

25-07-2014

Shanesha Taylor, the woman who has captured the attention of much of the nation for leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job in Scottsdale, said her decision was made in a true moment of desperation. Taylor appeared in an interview with Matt Lauer on Thursday... Read more

Man Says He Shot Burglar Who Said She Wa…

24-07-2014

Man Says He Shot Burglar Who Said She Was Pregnant

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police said Thursday they’re deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman’s accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her... Read more

Political News

Empower IRS? Not on GOP's watch

27-07-2014

House Republicans scoff at calls to crack down on tax cheats.... Read more

Export-Import Bank in danger zone

27-07-2014

Conservatives and coal-friendly Democrats put the bank's future in jeopardy.... Read more

Summer of Nixon

27-07-2014

Will a new crop of biographies at last reveal the truth about America's most untruthful president?... Read more

Can lasers make air travel safer?

27-07-2014

Opinion: It's time to start investing in new anti-missile technology that's already available.... Read more

Brown to visit Mexican president

27-07-2014

The governor's office announces he will discuss immigration with Enrique Pena Nieto.... Read more

Deal reached on VA reforms

27-07-2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jeff Miller reach an agreement to pass legislation.... Read more

6 lines Obama regrets

27-07-2014

A decade later, his 2004 DNC speech remains a road map to where he's fallen short.... Read more

Obama, Netanyahu talk again

27-07-2014

The discussion comes as a cease-fire unravels.... Read more

Sports News

Hall of Fame induction a Braves reunion

27-07-2014

Hall of Fame induction a Braves reunion

(Reuters) - The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony had the feel of an Atlanta Braves reunion as pitching greats Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were inducted on Sunday along with former manager Bobby Cox. Maddux and Glavine, mainstays on the Braves team that won the 1995 World Series... Read more

Braves trio lead stellar class into Hall…

27-07-2014

Braves trio lead stellar class into Hall of Fame

Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who helped the Atlanta Braves win 14 straight division titles, led a stellar 2014 class into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. "I can honestly say, I would not be standing here today if it weren't for you guys," former Braves manager... Read more

Mozo sinks winning putt as Spain lifts L…

27-07-2014

Mozo sinks winning putt as Spain lifts LPGA Crown

Belen Mozo sank an eight-foot birdie putt to win the clinching point Sunday as Spain won the LPGA International Crown team match-play title. Mozo's clutch birdie at the par-5 16th hole defeated Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 2 for Spain's third singles victory of the final session.... Read more

Clark powers past Furyk for Canadian Ope…

27-07-2014

Clark powers past Furyk for Canadian Open win

South Africa's Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes on Sunday to power past Jim Furyk to win the Canadian Open, his first US PGA Tour title since 2010. Clark, who won the prestigious Players Championship four seasons ago, posted a final round five-under par 65 on Royal... Read more

Business News

Sprawling Storm Flattens Homes and Trigg…

27-07-2014

A sprawling set of storms tore across the country Sunday, flattening 10 homes in Tennessee, dumping hail in Michigan and triggering tornado warnings.... Read more

Toddler Crashes Jeep, Runs Home to Watch…

27-07-2014

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.... Read more

'Incredibly Contagious': Two Americans S…

27-07-2014

An American doctor and an aid worker working for two charitable groups fighting Ebola in Liberia have both become infected with the deadly virus.... Read more

Shut Out: Young Athletes Sidelined by Mo…

27-07-2014

The cost of participating in travel teams, academy teams and even school teams is rising and the sports themselves may pay the price.... Read more

Family of 5 Found Dead in Maine: Police

27-07-2014

The neighborhood in which the bodies were found lies along the Saco River.... Read more

Entertainment

Dallas Man Wrongfully Convicted of Aggra…

27-07-2014

Dallas Man Wrongfully Convicted of Aggravated Rape

Hard-working man sentenced to 99 years in prison....

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Former Dallas Prosecutor Apologizes to C…

27-07-2014

Former Dallas Prosecutor Apologizes to Charles Chatman

A moment Chatman never dreamed would happen....

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Charles Chatman Experiences Family Drama…

27-07-2014

Charles Chatman Experiences Family Drama After Jail Release

Getting freed was just the beginning of his journey....

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Timothy Atkins Reflects on Rough Upbring…

27-07-2014

Timothy Atkins Reflects on Rough Upbringing

Circumstances played a big role in Timothy's life....

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Timothy Atkins Sentenced to 25 Years to …

27-07-2014

Timothy Atkins Sentenced to 25 Years to Life

“Basically my life was over...”...

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Timothy Atkins Places Mom in Rehab, Save…

27-07-2014

Timothy Atkins Places Mom in Rehab, Saves Her Life

He goes from inmate to inspiration....

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