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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

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UNCF’s iconic, Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign res the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities.
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Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

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Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

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Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations.

Judge Steven O'Neill, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, declared a mistrial

Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

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Protesters rallied in front of the state Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Friday after a jury found a police officer not guilty in the July 2016 shooting death of

President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

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President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch.

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Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

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We’ve all fantasized about what we’d do if a few million dollars just found its way into our lives. For the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey, philanthropy was at the top of their list after they won a $429 million Powerball jackpot last year.  At a post-win press confer

Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

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A retired black corrections officer in New York state has accused two white police officers of racial profiling when they allegedly abused him, physically and verbally, during a mistaken arrest last week. He said he plans to sue.

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Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities.No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded us, can be great if it leaves behind a large portion of its residents. More than 40 years later, the need for sustained investment in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) remains as great as ever. With the change in presidential administrations, HBCUs...

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Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

  The 11-year department veteran’s lawyer says he considers the incident more severe than an accident. A black off-duty officer was shot by a colleague in his St. Louis neighborhood Wednesday night, the Missouri city’s police department confirms. The city’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that officers were responding to a possible car theft after a recognition software flagged a license plate. Suspects shot at the police officers after the car was stopped with spike strips and the off-duty officer, an 11-year department veteran who...

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Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

Judge in Bill Cosby sex assault trial declares mistrial due to deadlocked jury

Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations. Judge Steven O'Neill, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, declared a mistrial at 10:17 a.m., following a note from jurors saying that they were hopelessly deadlocked on three counts of aggravated sexual assault. The result was a victory for Cosby, 79, who had faced years in prison...

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Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

Protestors marched through the city after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter. Protesters rallied in front of the state Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Friday after a jury found a police officer not guilty in the July 2016 shooting death of Philando Castile. Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer in the suburb of St. Anthony, shot and killed Castile, who was black, during a traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the car with him and...

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President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Trump taps inexperienced woman who planned his son's wedding to run housing programs

President Donald Trump appointed a family loyalist, who once coordinated his son Eric Trump's wedding, to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New York branch. Lynne Patton has long been a staunch supporter and ally of Trump. Having worked with the family since 2009, Patton has arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, worked as liaison to the family prior to his 2016 presidential victory and arranged his one of his son's biggest days. And,...

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Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

Family Who Won $429 Million Lottery Aims To Use Money To Fight Poverty

We’ve all fantasized about what we’d do if a few million dollars just found its way into our lives. For the Smith family of Trenton, New Jersey, philanthropy was at the top of their list after they won a $429 million Powerball jackpot last year.  At a post-win press conference last May, the family, which consists of Pearlie Mae Smith and her seven children, said they planned to spend their earnings on their community ― and they meant...

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Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

Retired Black Corrections Officer Accuses White Cops Of Beating Him During Mistaken Arrest

A retired black corrections officer in New York state has accused two white police officers of racial profiling when they allegedly abused him, physically and verbally, during a mistaken arrest last week. He said he plans to sue. Ronald Lanier, 53, was shopping in a Mineola supermarket on Nov. 30 when he alleges the officers grabbed him from behind without warning, Newsday reported. The Garden City police officers, whose district borders Mineola, were searching for a fleeing shoplifter, according to CBS...

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Headline News

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck e…

25-06-2017

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced... Read more

Fugitive lawyer says he's fled t…

25-06-2017

Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using... Read more

Trump: Not 'that far off&#39…

25-06-2017

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to... Read more

Other News

Black Lives Matter Responds To Claims Of…

24-06-2017

E arlier this week a controversial Buzzfeed article titled What Happened To Black Lives Matter? circulated around the web; questioning the visibility, leadership, and impact... Read more

Entertainment News

What Happens at The Abbey Season 1 Final…

26-06-2017

What Happens at The Abbey Season 1 Finale Recap: Marissa and Kyle Split, Brandi and Lawrence Pause Baby Plans and More!

The season one finale of What Happens at The Abbey was jam-packed with OMG moments! During the episode, Marissa met Kyle's family, but she revealed that she thought it was "too...... Read more

New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achiev…

25-06-2017

New Edition Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 BET Awards

New Edition took home a big prize, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 2017 BET Awards tonight. The group, which is comprised of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph... Read more

Chance the Rapper Youngest Person Ever t…

25-06-2017

Chance the Rapper Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards

Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Awards at the 2017 BET Awards tonight for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for...... Read more

Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Eve…

25-06-2017

Chance the Rapper Is Youngest Person Ever to Accept Humanitarian Award at 2017 BET Awards

Chance the Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards tonight for "positively impacting both local and national communities." It was a big night for the...... Read more

Sports News

Lee beats Chiesa on controversial stoppa…

25-06-2017

Lee beats Chiesa on controversial stoppage (Yahoo Sports)

Michael Chiesa didn't tap out and was awake while in Kevin Lee's rear-naked choke, yet the referee ended the fight.... Read more

Obituary takes parting shot at Nats bull…

25-06-2017

Obituary takes parting shot at Nats bullpen (Yahoo Sports)

One Nationals fan was so displeased with the team's bullpen that he took shots at the relievers in his obituary.... Read more

Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby c…

25-06-2017

Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby crown (Yahoo Sports)

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is hoping to put on a show in front of the hometown fans in the 2017 Home Run Derby.... Read more

Earnhardt finishes strong after early sp…

25-06-2017

Earnhardt finishes strong after early spin (Yahoo Sports)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun on lap 15 trying to pass Danica Patrick but bounced back for a top 10 in his final race at the... Read more

Business News

Italy is pouring billions more into its …

26-06-2017

Italy is pouring billions more into its troubled banks

Italy is putting up ?17 billion ($19 billion) to avert a fresh crisis in its beleaguered banking system.... Read more

Italy is pouring billions more into its …

26-06-2017

Italy is pouring billions more into its troubled banks

Italy is putting up ?17 billion ($19 billion) to avert a fresh crisis in its beleaguered banking system.... Read more

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, f…

25-06-2017

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy

Takata has filed for bankruptcy and is selling most of its business to an American rival after failing to recover from one of the worst... Read more

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, f…

25-06-2017

Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy

Takata has filed for bankruptcy and is selling most of its business to an American rival after failing to recover from one of the worst... Read more

Political News

Greece fears revival of far-left violenc…

25-06-2017

A policeman stands guard after police detonated a suspected bomb outside a ministry in Athens in December 2016 |... Read more

Koch-backed group calls health fight in …

25-06-2017

Koch-backed group calls health fight in Congress 'humbling'

“We fully expected a repeal vote,” Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said. | POLITICO Screen grab COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.... Read more

Pro-Trump group's health care offensive …

25-06-2017

A new campaign by top White House allies targeting the GOP’s most vulnerable senator over health care sends a loud... Read more

Kennedy stays quiet on whether he'll ret…

25-06-2017

Kennedy stays quiet on whether he'll retire at end of Supreme Court term

Anthony Kennedy sparked a flood of speculation that he was set to announce his retirement. | Getty... Read more

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