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Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba dies at 66

March 1, 2014

By Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy associated press JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah), a human rights activist and nationally prominent attorney who as city leader persuaded voters to accept a sales tax to fix crumbling infrastructure in Mississippi’s capital, died Tuesday. He was 66. Officials said Lumumba, a Democrat, died…

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Orioles’ prospect gets lesson on Frank Robinson

March 1, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Josh Hart speaks during a Baltimore Orioles news conference in Baltimore. Hart needed a history lesson at spring training. The outfielder, selected 37th overall in last June’s amateur draft, was visiting Baltimore’s major league spring training camp on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, when manager Buck Showalter introduced him to Hall of Famer Frank…

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Child poverty remains at record high levels

March 1, 2014

21.8 percent of children poor – including over one-third of Black and Hispanic Children   black politics on the web U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that there are 46.5 million poor people in America in 2012, including 16.1 million children, this essentially unchanged from 2011. Children remain the poorest age group in the country with…

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Sleep for health & beauty! Part Two

March 1, 2014

By Stephanie Montague Hey guys and gals! Last week we began talking about sleep. For those that didn’t catch last week’s article here’s a recap. In “Sleep for health & beauty! Part 1” it stated, Michael Breus, PhD said on average, we need about 7.5 hours of quality sleep per night. If you are getting…

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Happy Birthday St. Louis (Part One)

March 1, 2014

By Renée S. Gordon “My soul has grown deep like the rivers.”          –Langston Hughes’ The Negro Speaks of Rivers St. Louis dates its official founding from February 14, 1764, when Pierre Laclède Liguest, his teenaged scout, Auguste Pierre Chouteau, and 30 men, stepped ashore to establish a trading post on land…

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A New Seed

March 1, 2014

By Stephanie Montague I, not unlike many, have had my fair share of disappointments.  I am a goal oriented individual and I like to reap the investment of my hard work and tenacity. However, when those aspirations do not materialize I struggle with understanding the “why” behind it all.  I search my situation for errors…

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Garcia goes “home” for next fight

March 1, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Philly boxing champ Danny Garcia speaks to press.  (Photo:  Chris Murray Report)   Garcia goes “home” for next fight North Philadelpha’s Danny Garcia will be boxing Mauricio Herrera in his father’s hometown, Bayamon, Puerto Rico   By Chris Murray  For the Chris Murray Report and the Philadelphia Sunday Sun There is no doubt that world…

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Tamron Hall joins the TODAY family!

March 1, 2014

By Laura T. Coffey  TODAY The “Today” family is growing with a familiar, friendly face: Tamron Hall has been named a co-host of “Today’s” Take, the 9 AM hour of “Today” joining fellow hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist. The announcement was made Monday morning on “Today.” Hall, 43, has been filling in…

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‘12 Years a Slave’ wins big at NAACP Image Awards

March 1, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO: Lupita Nyong’o poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture for “12 Years a Slave” at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP)   By Derrik J. Lang associated press LOS…

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Pam Grier kicks off TV One’s ‘Unsung Hollywood’

March 1, 2014

eurweb.com TV One’s “Unsung” series will receive a bit of help from an acting veteran when it expands for the premiere of “Unsung Hollywood” on Wednesday, February 26 at 10pm Eastern. Blaxploitation film queen Pam Grier will be the first entertainer profiled for the series, which profiles “black artists, entertainers and programming,” according to the…

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