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Achievement Week Awards Program

November 20, 2014 - The Eta Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. held its 52nd annual Achievement Week Awards Program last Sun., Nov. 16 at the Rock of Jesus Missionary Baptist Church.

In front of a packed house, the program started with the procession of African American high school males and the Men of Omega Psi Phi. The procession epitomized their theme this year of Leveraging Our Collective Resources for Impact.  Read more at theweeklychallenger.com.

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It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times

A new economic report, published by Forbes.com on September 6, 2014, clearly shows that President Obama is the best economic president in modern times. It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, based on all of typical the economic indicators, including jobs, investments, growth and expansion, even the rate of inflation. In all of these areas President Obama’s record outperforms that of every other modern president, including conservative idol, Ronald Reagan.  Read more at addingtinginfo.org.

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Janice Dickinson Alleges That She Was 'Sexually Assaulted' By Bill Cosby

November 18, 2014 - Iconic supermodel Janice Dickinson accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in an interview broadcast on Tuesday. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Dickinson said that the alleged incident occurred when the two met to discuss a potential role for her on "The Cosby Show" back in 1982.

"He gave me wine and a pill. The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she said. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

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Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

November 17, 2014 - Solange Knowles wedded her long time love Alan Ferguson over the weekend. Of course, this cool chick didn't give us traditional blushing bride. The 28-year-old singer went for a modern and chic white gown with a cape. Her wedding portraits were also unconventional -- no cheesy, staged, tight group photo. It's very American Horror Story: The Knowles. While many appreciated Solange's hip wedding day style, her bridal hairdo was either largely criticized or disturbingly defended.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

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Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Racist Tweet They Believe Was Sent By Administrator

November 18, 2014 - About a dozen students at a Virginia high school walked out of classes Monday to protest a racist tweet they believe was sent by a school administrator.

The students from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk said they were upset about a retweet from the administrator, which included a picture of a group of black males and white females, dressed for a formal event, and the caption, “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare,” reports local outlet WAVY-TV.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

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Missouri Governor Names Panel To Address Inequity In Ferguson

November 19, 2014 - Missouri's governor on Tuesday named 16 members to a panel charged with making recommendations to fix social and economic inequalities in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb hit by protests since a white policeman fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August.

Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, took the action as the region braced for a decision by a local grand jury on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Protests are expected, particularly if Wilson does not face criminal charges.  Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

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Missouri State Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal: Gov. Jay Nixon Is “Treating Us As If We Are Insurgents” [VIDEO]

November 18, 2014 - Missouri State Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal spoke with Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel on Tuesday to discuss Gov. Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard in anticipation of the Darren Wilson grand jury decision.

Chappelle-Nadal told Martin, “… the governor has made so many different fumbles in this whole ordeal every time he opens his mouth, he is inciting people of my community and we’re frankly sick and tired of it.”  Read more at newsone.com.

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Don Lemon Tells Bill Cosby Accuser: ‘There Are Ways Not to Perform Oral Sex’

November 19, 2014 - In this week’s “What in the World Was Don Lemon Thinking?” news, the CNN anchor went all the way left during an interview with one of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape.

Joan Tarshis alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Cosby when she was 19 years old in 1969. Tarshis joined Lemon on CNN Tonight to discuss those claims but instead received rape-prevention advice from Lemon.  Read more at theroot.com.

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Loretta Lynch Deserves Swift Confirmation

November 18, 2014 - African American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Since she has sailed through two Senate confirmations, her current confirmation ought to move quickly and without controversy. But Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Tenn.) and his crowd seem to want to drag the process along, insisting on their “right” to question Loretta Lynch, and to make a spectacle of this confirmation. Read more at blackpoliticsontheweb.com.

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Jaden, Willow Smith joint interview is one for the ages

Nov. 18, 2014 - A recent interview with T Magazinesaw siblings Jaden and Willow Smith dish on a variety of topics, including the nature of time, musicand “prana energy.”

On the subject of life, Willow explains to a writer it’s “looking at nature and being, like, ‘Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and to be able to look at this.” Jaden adds: “And the huge, terrible thing the world would be missing by not expressing yourself.” Read more at thegrio.com.

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Mo’ne Davis to release memoir next year

Nov. 18, 2014 - Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis will release a memoir this coming March titled Mon’e Davis: Remember My Name.

In August, she became the first girl to ever pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old pitcher from Philadelphia graced the cover of Sports Illustrated earlier this year and donated her jersey to the Baseball Hall of Fame to commemorate the historic achievement. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Another woman comes forward to accuse Cosby of rape

Nov. 18, 2014 - Emboldened by the stories other women have shared, Joan Tarshis has come forward to share her story.

In 1969, when Tarshis was just 19, she and Bill Cosby were both working at Universal Studios. During that time, she says, Cosby would often give her alcohol, and on one occasion, she lost consciousness after he made her a cocktail. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for entire season

Nov. 18, 2014 - The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season.

The league said Tuesday it informed the Minnesota Vikings running back he will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15 for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

The NFL Players Association quickly announced its plan to appeal the punishment. Read more at thegrio.com.

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NBA Superstar Dwight Howard Cleared of Child Abuse Charges

Nov. 18, 2014 - Houston Rockets superstar Dwight Howard (pictured) has been cleared of child abuse charges, after his baby momma, former reality star of “Basketball Wives,” Royce Reed (pictured) complained that the whipping he gave their young son resulted in injuries, according to TMZ.

Reed filed a report with the Florida Department of Children and Families stating that Howard beat their 6-year-old son Braylon with a belt and the whipping resulted in abrasions, bruises and welts to the child’s legs. Read more at tmz.com.

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Bishop Charles E. Blake Apologizes For Homophobic, COGIC Convocation Sermon [VIDEO]

Nov. 18, 2014 - Bishop Charles E, Blake, 74, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ and senior pastor at West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, apologized for homophobic statements spewed by Rev. Earl Carter during the 107th COGIC Holy Convocation in St. Louis.

“On Saturday evening, November the 8th, one of our more than 15 speakers used terms and spoke in a way that was offensive and inappropriate. “Though he alone is responsible for the nature and tone of his remarks, it was on my watch that this took place. Even though I was not present at the service on that night, as Presiding Bishop, I apologize for what seemed to be a harsh, uncompassionate, disrespectful spirit on the part of that speaker. Read more at newsone.com.

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TV’s forgotten continent: Why television refuses to depict the real Africa

Nov. 18, 2014 - If you only learned about the continent of Africa through television, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a dangerous, uncharted  and possibly fictional land — along the lines of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Mordor or DC’s Gotham City. It’s not just how little it’s depicted — though that is precious little — but more how it’s talked about. Africa is where white American characters go to find themselves, as in “ER” and “The Newsroom”; it’s where outbreaks of epidemics come from, as depicted on the nightly news; it’s where Americans and Brits go to dismantle terror networks, as happens in “Strike Back” and “24.” And that’s if it’s mentioned at all; Africa is otherwise a vast continent with extraordinarily little said about it except what can fit in hushed, warning tones. As Mike Vago pointed out to me on Twitter, “Even ‘The Amazing Race’ doesn’t spend much time there.” Read more at salon.com.

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Black Nativity'

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe invites the community to celebrate the Christmas season with Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” an inspirational gospel musical originally penned by poet/playwright Langston Hughes that retells the biblical nativity story. The music is combined with dance, poetry and narrative to deliver a message of joy, hope, victory and liberation. The music is a celebratory mash-up of gospel, blues, spiritual and Christmas music, paired with the poetry of Hughes and the creativity of the Westcoast Black Theatre; founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs adapted the work. Children and adults of all races and backgrounds will be enthralled by this high-energy, theatrical wonderment.  Read more at don411.com.

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Man films Ferguson officer Darren Wilson allegedly violating his rights

Nov. 17, 2014 - Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Mike Brown, is at the center of yet another controversy.

Mike Arman recorded an incident with an officer that he claims is Wilson and says that during the incident he was unlawfully arrested on October 28, 2013 and denied his rights. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Solange reportedly has allergic reaction, breaks out in nasty hives during wedding day

Nov. 17, 2014 - Just hours after photos were released portraying what seemed like the perfect wedding for Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson, less flattering pictures of Beyonce‘s kid sister hit the internet.

It appears that Solange had some sort of allergic reaction during her big day. Her face appears to be covered in hives. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Kendrick Lamar’s SNL performance frantic and amazing

Nov. 17, 2014 - Last night, Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance on Saturday Night Live. This time, he performed his new single, “i,” and rocked a pair of all-black contact lenses, giving him an eerie appearance.

The performance is pretty frantic but very well executed. The lyricist also debuted some new dance moves that made him look like he “caught the spirit.” Watch the performance and let us know what you think. Read more at thegrio.com.

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