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    Google apologizes for app that calls black people ‘Gorillas’
      To say this is not what Google needs is an understatement. The internet mammoth is in deep doo-doo because a new image-recognition program misfired…
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    Serena Williams Defeats Older Sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 In Historic Wimbledon Matchup
    Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 during their historic and highly anticipated Wimbledon matchup. This is Serena’s fifteenth win against her sister in…
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    Is Jason Pierre-Paul’s Fireworks Injury Career-Ending? An Update On His Condition
    New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered injuries to his hands after a fireworks accident in South Florida. News of his injuries swept social…
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    U.S.A. destroys Japan in Women’s World Cup final
    A day after (white) independence day, the U.S. women’s soccer team had to face Japan in the Women’s World Cup Final. It wasn’t much of…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    7-year-old Chicago boy killed watching fireworks [VIDEO]
    Amari Brown, was shot and killed while playing in a front yard in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night, ABC7 reports. Brown was one of…
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    Report: Family Member Shopping Around Pic Of Bobbi Kristina In Hospice
    In the latest update on Bobby Kristina Brown, as the young girl continues to fight for her life, it is unfortunate that rather than this…

    BUSINESS

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    Gov. appoints Sharon Madison to financial review team
    Sharon Madison, owner and CEO of Madison Madison International, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday to be one of five members of the…
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    Jesse Jackson blasts Twitter for lack of Black and minority employees
    Twitter may be a popular social media outlet for black America, but according to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the micro-blogging site’s 2,910 employees is not…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Aaron Camper’s back and is ‘Hypnotizing’ in new video (WATCH)
    *Aaron Camper is back with the 2nd release from his upcoming EP with “Hypnotizing,” a spellbinding ode to an emotionally elusive woman. The video plays perfectly with the song’s lyrics that tell the story of a woman who seemingly breezes in and out of Camper’s life, leaving him in a trance, feeling the effects of […]
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    MTV presents ‘White People’ documentary
    *Considering how the majority is often going on about how there’s no such thing as ‘White privilege,’ we are surprised that MTV is taking a risk by exploring this very topic in a new documentary titled “White People.” MTV, the network that didn’t want to play Black music videos back in the 80’s… As part […]
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    SUNDAY PAPER: Cynthia Bailey Responds To NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ Exit; Vanessa Williams Gets Married & More!
    Cynthia Bailey isn’t the least bit worried about the fate of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” now that NeNe Leakes has decided to exit the show. When E! caught up with the model at the Essence Music Festival, she stated, “Well the show has never been about one person. It’s just not what makes it […]
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    FOX Snags Kelly Rowland For ‘Empire’ & Gives Us Even More Reason To Tune In!
    Kelly Rowland is going to be adding some throwback fab to season 2 of “Empire”! As if we weren’t already waiting on the return of “Empire” like it was the next train, there’s word that Kelly will be playing the mother of all Lyons! According to E! News, she will pop up on season 2 […]
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    Noooooo! Ava DuVernay Will Not Be Directing ‘Black Panther’ Movie
    The rumors can be put to rest: Ava Duvernay has said 'no' to the project.
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    Kevin Hart Gets Real About His Wife Taking Charge Of Their Upcoming Small Wedding
    Guess who's keeping their wedding small? Kevin Hart. No pun intended.

    LIFESTYLE

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    4th of July weekend tips, info and more…
    Enjoy the holiday weekend but keep in mind safety tips, know about gas prices and have a backup plan for the grill. Pump prices stable…
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    Chick Chat: Step One Of Your Summer Sex Challenge Is All About Intimacy
    With the summer sex challenge in swing, let's focus on quality of sex more than the quantity and I’m sure we will have much more fun!
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    Must-Haves For Looking Cute On The Go
    Step out in style and be the envy of all of your friends!
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    Here’s Everything You Need To Get Your Summer Style On Fleek
    Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.

    SPORTS

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    Lions legend Charlie Sanders passes at 68
    Widely recognized for an uncanny knack for hauling in passes from Lions quarterbacks, Hall-of-Fame tight end Charlie Sanders lost his fight with cancer today at…
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    LeBron James has opted out of contract with Cavaliers
    The Cavaliers are going through some contactual and personnel changes through the offseason in hopes of finally getting that NBA Championship. Of course, LeBron James will be at…
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    Funniest NBA Draft memes, especially ones ravaging the reeling Knicks
    NEW YORK — The first two rounds of the 2015 NBA Draft are complete and, let’s just say, Knick fans are even more depressed and…
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    NBA Draft 2015 Live: Every First Round Pick So Far
    After a few weeks of trade rumors and free agent speculation, the 2015 NBA Draft is here! Its widely assumed that University of Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Black pastors in Detroit grapple with gay marriage ruling
    On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of gay marriage. On Sunday, one can only imagine the reactions throughout the…
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    Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage ruling
    Same-sex marriage bans are no longer legal in America, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today. Not everyone agrees. Faith leaders have responded in kind.…

    BLOG TALK

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    Increasing magnesium levels can help seniors avoid health risks, improve sleep and decrease pain
    We often hear that we are not absorbing enough minerals and vitamins in our diets. A lack of magnesium in the diet is among the…
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    In my hair feelings….
    Am I the only person that feels my hair dictates my outfit? My hair and outfit is a representation of how I am feeling that…
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    What’s The Temperature?
    Conversations and questions about the temperature or weather, happen daily in your community and are expressed by the meteorologist on TV. If you live in…

    ACHIEVE

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    DPS kicks off Ambassadors program for district events and initiatives
    Detroit Public Schools is always on the lookout for dedicated staff, family and community members to serve as ambassadors for the district. DPS kicked off…
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    Howard Fuller on educational opprtunities for low-income families
    I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low-income and working class parents with the power to choose…
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    Detroit Public Schools congratulates its 2015 Parent University graduating class
    A unique graduating class was celebrated recently at Detroit Public Schools’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School. The 2015 class of the District’s Parent…

    LIVING WELL

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    Childhood obesity, why it exists and how it can be eliminated
               The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with one out of three kids…
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    Full and fabulous: Building self-esteem in plus-size women and girls
      With so many concerns about overweight children and the impact that the additional weight has on their health, is anyone looking at the effect…
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    Doctors warn of health risks from wearing skinny jeans
    A 35-year-old woman in Australia was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several…
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