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Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

 

ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of "Nightline."

Pitts, the network's chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday's edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan Harris and Juju Chang on the anchor t

America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

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The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday.

Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-t

The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

 

If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench.

In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominee

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

He was selling untaxed cigarettes on the street in small volumes, trying to make a little extra money."

Former President Bill Clinton is set to address the Eric Garner case in a Tuesday interview with cable TV channel Fusion, saying that the unarmed black man from Staten

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Why Young Protesters Bum-Rushed the Mic

Many young protesters believe that the Rev. Al Sharpton was co-opting their movement, so on Saturday, when none of the Ferguson youth leaders were slated to speak, a few hopped onstage and took the mic.

illed as a rally against rampant police violence, Saturday’s stic

Chicago Family Mourns Loss of Twin Who Died Protecting Brother From Armed Robbers

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 mario Bailey was shot dead by robbers while protecting his twin, Demarcio, just three days before his 16th birthday.
eir family had just given the 15-year-old twins permission to be out on their own together more often whe

Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

  ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of "Nightline." Pitts, the network's chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday's edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan Harris and Juju Chang on the anchor team. ABC News president James Goldston on Thursday called Pitts "a truly passionate storyteller and deep thinker about the critical issues of our time." Abrams will remain chief legal analyst for ABC News, as well...

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America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday. Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-thirds, to about 1,000, since its 1983 peak, and its four-year graduation rate is just 9 percent. A quarter of students never receive a degree, and student loan defaults are high. "Cheyney is in dire, dire, dire...

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Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Key Witness In Michael Brown Case May Not Have Actually Seen Him Die, Report Says

Sandra McElroy     A new report from The Smoking Gun calls into question the testimony and character of a grand jury witness who corroborated police officer Darren Wilson's account of shooting Michael Brown. The Smoking Gun confirmed that Sandra McElroy, a 45-year-old St. Louis resident who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, is Witness 40, the person whose testimony aligned with Wilson's account of how he killed Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. In...

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The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

  If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench. In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominees on Tuesday night. That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in...

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Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

Bill Clinton Says Eric Garner ‘Didn’t Deserve to Die’

He was selling untaxed cigarettes on the street in small volumes, trying to make a little extra money." Former President Bill Clinton is set to address the Eric Garner case in a Tuesday interview with cable TV channel Fusion, saying that the unarmed black man from Staten Island, N.Y. did not deserve to die for allegedly selling cigarettes on the street. “He was doing something he should not have been doing. That was illegal,” Clinton said during...

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Why Young Protesters Bum-Rushed the Mic

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Why Young Protesters Bum-Rushed the Mic

Many young protesters believe that the Rev. Al Sharpton was co-opting their movement, so on Saturday, when none of the Ferguson youth leaders were slated to speak, a few hopped onstage and took the mic. illed as a rally against rampant police violence, Saturday’s Justice for All march in Washington, D.C., organized by several civil rights organizations, including the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the National Urban League, faced some criticism in the days...

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Chicago Family Mourns Loss of Twin Who Died Protecting Brother From Armed Robbers

Chicago Family Mourns Loss of Twin Who Died Protecting Brother From Armed Robbers

Demario Bailey    Demario Bailey was shot dead by robbers while protecting his twin, Demarcio, just three days before his 16th birthday. Their family had just given the 15-year-old twins permission to be out on their own together more often when Demario Bailey was shot dead by armed robbers while trying to protect his brother, Demarcio, the New York Daily News reports. According to the news site, the boys were walking to a basketball game at Englewood High School in...

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Headline News

'Colbert Report' gets star-studded sendo…

19-12-2014

'Colbert Report' gets star-studded sendoff

Even though it was the last-ever edition of The Colbert Report , host Stephen Colbert seemed determined to treat Thursday night's farewell like any ordinary... Read more

Families of victims of fatal Texas festi…

19-12-2014

(Reuters) - Families of the victims and survivors of a fatal March crash outside the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin sued the organizers... Read more

Pakistan: 67 militants killed after scho…

19-12-2014

Pakistan: 67 militants killed after school massacre

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after... Read more

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea s…

19-12-2014

Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls... Read more

Other News

Feds Sue N.Y.C. Over Rikers Island Jail …

18-12-2014

Feds Sue N.Y.C. Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), joined by Department Correction Commissioner Joe Ponte (left) and Warden Becky Scott (right), talk during his tour... Read more

Chicago Mayor Unveils ‘Road Map’ To Comb…

18-12-2014

Chicago Mayor Unveils ‘Road Map’ To Combat Violence

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets fans at a viewing party of the United States vs Belgium match during the World Cup at Soldier Field on... Read more

NewsOne Minute: Justice for George Stinn…

18-12-2014

NewsOne Minute: Justice for George Stinney, Plus LAPD To Get 7,000 Body Cams

In 1944, 14-year-old... Read more

The Obamas Reveal Personal Struggles Wit…

18-12-2014

The Obamas Reveal Personal Struggles With Racism In America

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Obama Launches Task Force To Examine Pol…

18-12-2014

Obama Launches Task Force To Examine Police-Community Relations

In the aftermath of ongoing nationwide protests against police violence in the Black community,... Read more

Entertainment

Catch the Nellyville Mid-Season Marathon…

18-12-2014

Saturday, December 20 starting at 8A/7C....

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Chris Rock Explains #BlackFame

18-12-2014

Chris Rock Explains #BlackFame

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HBCU Students React to Decision in Micha…

18-12-2014

HBCU Students React to Decision in Michael Brown Case

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Millennials React to Jury's Decision in …

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Millennials React to Jury's Decision in Eric Garner Case

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Nicki Minaj Recalls Best 106 Moments, Re…

18-12-2014

Nicki Minaj Recalls Best 106 Moments, Reacts to Grammy Noms

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Nicki Minaj Talks Fame, Humility Love

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Nicki Minaj Talks Fame, Humility Love

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Sports News

Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Dura…

19-12-2014

Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday... Read more

Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle in…

18-12-2014

Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --... Read more

A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris …

18-12-2014

A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The revamping... Read more

Jones scores 21 to lead No. 2 Duke over …

18-12-2014

Jones scores 21 to lead No. 2 Duke over UConn (Yahoo Sports)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a... Read more

Comeau leads Penguins over Avalanche 1-0…

18-12-2014

Comeau leads Penguins over Avalanche 1-0, OT (Yahoo Sports)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering... Read more

Business News

Hackers May Have Planted Their 'Time Bom…

19-12-2014

Hackers May Have Planted Their 'Time Bomb' Inside Sony Months Ago

Vince Bucci/Getty Images Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal, two of the Sony Pictures executives targeted by hackers. We're starting to get more details on how... Read more

Conflicting loyalties among Afghans at M…

19-12-2014

Conflicting loyalties among Afghans at Mullah Omar's mosque

© AFP/File Roverto Schmidt Afghan National Army soldiers patrol the compound of the mosque where Mullah Omar founded the Taliban movement 20 years ago in... Read more

Aussies edge ahead of India with Smith t…

19-12-2014

Aussies edge ahead of India with Smith ton

© AFP Saeed Khan Australian batsman Steve Smith celebrates as he reaches his maiden century, on the third day of their 2nd Test match against... Read more

Mainz hoping to catch Bayern in festive …

19-12-2014

Mainz hoping to catch Bayern in festive spirits

© AFP Christof Stache (From L) Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery, Mario Goetze, Thomas Mueller and Xabi Alonso celebrate after the second goal for Munich during... Read more

Political News

Obama's heavy lift on Cuba

19-12-2014

The White House strategy to defeat the anti-Castro bloc in Congress involves a coordinated push to sell President Barack Obama’s... Read more

GOP goes on K Street hiring spree

19-12-2014

GOP goes on K Street hiring spree

Getty Lobbyists can come home again. As Republicans take control of Congress, they are bringing in veteran influence peddlers to... Read more

College ratings draft light on details

18-12-2014

College ratings draft light on details

Getty In the weeks and months leading up to the first major release of the controversial college ratings plan, Education... Read more

The Senate's back-channel in Cuba deal

18-12-2014

The Senate's back-channel in Cuba deal

Photo provided by Sen. Leahy's office Tim Rieser was a Vermont public defender before coming to the Senate Appropriations Committee... Read more

Stephen Colbert's greatest political tak…

18-12-2014

Stephen Colbert's greatest political takedowns

Getty For ambitious pols, going on the show was fraught with peril. By Lucy McCalmont 12/18/14 10:30 PM EST Thursday... Read more