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    Steve Harvey and Ford Bring Highly-Successful ‘Neighborhood Awards’ to Atlanta
    Words and Images by Terry Shropshire This writer’s first introduction to the Steve Harvey Ford Neighborhood Awards (formerly the Hoodie Awards) was a startling site that…
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    Gov. Nathan Deal Meets with Hispanic Leaders, Has Softer Tone on Immigrant Kids
    Several days after firing off a scathing letter to President Obama for having federal agencies transport over a thousand illegal immigrant kids to Georgia without…

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    Common Talks ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ Chicago Education, Music, Violence
      Rapper/Actor Common talks education,music, life, takes a looks at violence through the perspective of other Chicago Hip Hop artists and breaks down his new…
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    Ray Rice Publicly Apologizes To His Wife For Domestic Violence Incident [VIDEO]
    As conversation swirls around ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith‘s controversial domestic violence comments, the man at the center of them, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, owned…

    BUSINESS

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    Deal announces start of statewide tax-free holiday weekend
    If you are looking to save money on back-to-school shopping for the kids, it’s best to do it this weekend. Gov. Nathan Deal today announced…
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    GM Foundation Donates $25,000 to National CARES to Support Youth Mentoring Program
    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – Today, the General Motors Foundation donated $25,000 to the National CARES Mentoring Movement to help fund critical mentoring programs for black…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Movie Review: “Lucy”
    With the two starring actors being Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman I figured this movie would be a “must see”. I must say I wasn’t…
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    ‘Buckle Up!': Kerry Washington & Viola Davis Tease Shonda Rhimes’ Epic ABC Takeover [VIDEO]
    Three Black women. One night. Are you ready? Not only is “Scandal” back on ABC this fall for season 4 with Kerry Washington (minus her baby bump…

    LIFESTYLE

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    ‘Sistas Are Doing it For Themselves’ Film Festival Shows Diversity in Film (Pics/Video)
    *The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center [BHERC] presented the 21st Annual “Sistas Are Doing It For Themselves” film festival on Saturday, July 26 at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood California which included screenings of several movie shorts all created by African American women from diverse backgrounds. Sandra Evers-Manly (pictured above), president of the BHERC […]
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    Don’t Let This Happen To You: Woman Leaves Sex Toy Inside Herself For 10 Years & Destroys Her Bladder
    Scottish doctors made a surprising discovery when they found a sex toy that had been inside one of their patients for 10 years. An unidentified…

    SPORTS

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    Donald Sterling Loses Court Case: Clippers to be Sold to Ex Microsoft CEO
    Ding Dong, the witch is dead. Ding dong the wicked witch is dead… *The AP is reporting that a judge has ruled against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and has Ok’d the sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Here’s what the LA Times is reporting: Judge Michael Levanas allowed the sale of […]
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    Dwyane Wade Can’t Wait To Play Against LeBron James
    Dwyane Wade has not had anything to say about his former teammate LeBron James‘ decision to take his talent back home to Cleveland. However, according…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    5 Celebrities in Need of Jesus
    #5 Cornel West Not sure why Cornell has gone after the president this week.. but BOY OH BOY! Jesus might be able to to tone…
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    Gospel Superstar & Pastor Steps Down From Pulpit And Heads To Reality Show [VIDEO]
    Originally posted on Elev8:
    Byron Cage serves as minister of music at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. In addition, as of…

    LIVING WELL

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    4 Reasons You Need A Tight Core & 5 Crunchless Exercises To Get You There [VIDEO]
    If doing triple digit crunches everyday in hopes of achieving abs of steel is your go-to core workout, I suggest you change things up, like…
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    Fourth of July and Summer Safety Tips
    As the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaches, many are only thinking of the festive gatherings with friends and family, not their safety. Real Times…

    BLOG TALK

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    Rihanna’s Stalker Arrested In New York After Leaving Notes On Her Doorstep
    Rihanna can rest a little easier now that her stalker is behind bars. New York Police Department cops have taken a man named Kevin McGlynn into…
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    ‘Apartheid Avenue’ two blocks from the White House
    Diplomats who abuse their immunity from prosecution to keep their “imported” domestic workers as virtual slaves are a repeated scandal. What has not gained as…
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    CoCo Is Back On The Air with “Mason and CoCo in The Morning”
    When I was in high school the first thing I would do is turn on my radio and listen to Mason in the morning, the…

    ACHIEVE

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    Central Collegiate Academy Students Improve and Excel in 2014
                With graduation time upon students and parents in Detroit schools and the flurry of end-of-the- school-year social protocols and…
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    Ford Motor Co. Celebrates Detroit High School Scholars
      Ford Motor Company Fund celebrated the achievements of more than 175 graduating seniors from 10 Detroit-area high schools at the sixth annual Blue Oval…
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    Remembering Maya Angelou: Why The Caged Bird Keeps on Singing
    By Kenya King It is incredibly hard to say goodbye to such a luminous soul as Dr. Maya Angelou. Her words, her wisdom and her…

    URBAN ED

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    Clark Atlanta University Security Guard Arrested On Peeping Tom Charges
    Kenyon Strozier, 37, a security guard at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta’s prestigious Atlanta University Center, was arrested on peeping Tom charges on June 25 after he was…
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    HBCUs Cut From NCAA Postseason Over Academics Cry Foul. They’re Right
    This month, most American universities and colleges with popular athletic programs will proudly watch thousands of students walk across a stage, shake hands with academic…
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    Overreaction? Yearbook Quote May Get Student Banned From Graduation
    Graduating high school students often use yearbook quotes to leave a poignant message or some clever quip. However, one student’s nerdy joke apparently offended administrators…

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