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LeBron James To Return To Cleveland

July 11, 2014
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LeBron James To Return To Cleveland

CLEVELAND — LeBron James is returning home to Ohio, reversing the decision he made four years ago that led to two NBA titles in Miami and crushed Cleveland Cavalier fans. James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he was signing with the Cavaliers because his relationship with Northeast Ohio is “bigger than…

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Emmys 2014: Laverne Cox Becomes First Transgender Actress Nominated For Emmy [video]

July 11, 2014
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Emmys 2014: Laverne Cox Becomes First Transgender Actress Nominated For Emmy [video]

Actress Laverne Cox is overjoyed after making Emmys history on Thursday by becoming the first openly transgender person to score a nomination for her role in “Orange Is the New Black.” The star, who plays transgender prisoner Sophia Burset on the Netflix series, will compete…

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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

July 11, 2014
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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials have announced. The girl, now nearly 4 years old,…

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Announces Rematch With Marcos Maidana

July 10, 2014
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Announces Rematch With Marcos Maidana

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May. #Mayhem Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 September 13, 2014 MGM Grand in Las Vegas Live…

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FIFA suspends Nigeria Football Federation

July 9, 2014
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FIFA suspends Nigeria Football Federation

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after football leaders were fired by the government following the team’s World Cup exit amid a dispute over player bonuses. The suspension took effect immediately on Wednesday, with Nigerian teams and officials barred…

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Deal Could Almost Double Number of Black-Owned Television Stations

July 9, 2014
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Deal Could Almost Double Number of Black-Owned Television Stations

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced their plans to sell three FOX television stations to black media entrepreneur Pluria Marshall Jr. last Friday, reports NewsOne. If the $58.5 million deal is approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it would nearly double the small number of…

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Allegations of Pay-to-Work Schemes on the Rise [video]

July 9, 2014
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Allegations of Pay-to-Work Schemes on the Rise [video]

(NEW YORK) — Unlicensed employment agencies are raising the hope of jobs for the unemployed all across America. But very often the job seekers who use these agencies are still unemployed, part of the pool of 9.5 million people unemployed in the United States. Nearly…

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Two Rikers Officers, Captain Indicted in Alleged Assault of Inmate, Cover-Up

July 9, 2014
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Two Rikers Officers, Captain Indicted in Alleged Assault of Inmate, Cover-Up

Two New York City correction officers and a captain were arrested Wednesday on charges that they handcuffed and beat an inmate unconscious with a baton at Rikers Island and then falsified documents to cover it up, the authorities said. The arrests were part of a…

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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ husband Apollo Nida sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud [video]

July 9, 2014
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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ husband Apollo Nida sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud [video]

ATLANTA (AP) — The husband of a “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 35-year-old Apollo Nida was also ordered to pay restitution to victims of a…

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years For Bribery

July 9, 2014
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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years For Bribery

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor – including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District…

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Join Don Cheadle In Crowdfunding “Miles Ahead” A Don Cheadle Film [video]

July 8, 2014
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Join Don Cheadle In Crowdfunding “Miles Ahead” A Don Cheadle Film [video]

Join Miles Davis as he busts out of his silent period with an unlikely partner in crime, guns blazing, to steal back his music, and conjure his long lost love. By utilizing Indigogo to raise money for Miles Ahead, a film on the life of…

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Scientists from MIT Develop Breakthrough Reading Device For The Blind

July 8, 2014
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Scientists from MIT Develop Breakthrough Reading Device For The Blind

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced…

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Young Woman Abandons Baby At Subway Station [video]

July 8, 2014
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Young Woman Abandons Baby At Subway Station [video]

NEW YORK — A woman accused of abandoning her baby at a Manhattan subway station told police on Tuesday that she is homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl. Police said she pushed the baby’s stroller on to a…

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63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram

July 7, 2014
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63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls who were kidnapped in April remain missing. Nigerian security forces and federal government officials had denied…

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Sentencing Nears For Former New Orleans Mayor

July 7, 2014
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Sentencing Nears For Former New Orleans Mayor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud. Defense…

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Essence Festival Marks 20th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Attendance

July 7, 2014
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Essence Festival Marks 20th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Attendance

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival’s 20th anniversary set a record for annual attendance, with more than 550,000 participants celebrating four days of R&B music, community and black culture at the New Orleans’ convention center and Superdome, organizers and city officials said Monday. That’s…

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Philadelphia Fire Kills 4 Kids, Engulfs 10 Houses

July 6, 2014
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Philadelphia Fire Kills 4 Kids, Engulfs 10 Houses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire raced through a row of two-story homes in southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, killing three 4-year-olds and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses, officials said. A woman and three other children escaped through a second-floor window. The blaze began shortly…

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Prince Returns For Essence’s 20th Celebration

July 6, 2014
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Prince Returns For Essence’s 20th Celebration

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Uttering his signature, “We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life,” Prince opened his set for the 20th celebration of the Essence Festival and showed thousands Friday why a 10-year wait isn’t a bad thing. As the…

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Americans Mark July 4 With Fireworks, Food

July 4, 2014
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Americans Mark July 4 With Fireworks, Food

The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights: HISTORY The Fourth of July commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the…

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Calif. Officer Recorded Viciously Punching Bag Lady On The Side Of The Road [video]

July 4, 2014
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Calif. Officer Recorded Viciously Punching Bag Lady On The Side Of The Road [video]

A barefoot woman described as harmless was subdued and pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer in an incident captured on video. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the incident, which occurred on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Video shot from a by-passing car shows…

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Virus strikes hard in Haiti’s crowded shantytowns

July 3, 2014
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Virus strikes hard in Haiti’s crowded shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she’s doing her best to…

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