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Tenn. teen badly beaten after reportedly using the N-Word

Ethan Humphrey, 15, suffered a concussion and a broken collarbone after six Millington Central High School students allegedly beat the teen for reportedly using the n-word.

Ethan Humphrey, 15, suffered a concussion and a broken collarbone after six Millington Central High School students allegedly beat the teen for reportedly using the n-word.

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Meet presidential hopeful ‘Deez Nuts’

Fifteen-year-old Brady Olson of Wallingford, Iowa, made national headlines last month when he filed paperwork to run for president under the name “Deez Nuts.”

Fifteen-year-old Brady Olson of Wallingford, Iowa, made national headlines last month when he filed paperwork to run for president under the name “Deez Nuts.”

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Kick off a healthy tailgating season with simple substitutions

Simple steps you can take to make your pre-game festivities heart healthy while rooting your favorite team to victory.

Simple steps you can take to make your pre-game festivities heart healthy while rooting your favorite team to victory.

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Amid a swirl of sexual misconduct allegations, Robert Lipscomb steps aside as HCD director

He also is “voluntarily stepping down” as chairman of The LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees “pending the outcome of the investigation.”

He also is “voluntarily stepping down” as chairman of The LeMoyne-Owen College Board of Trustees “pending the outcome of the investigation.”

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Suspect in Houston officer attack had history of mental illness

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggests Black Lives Matter should be labeled ‘hate group’

Fox News Host: "I mean how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

Fox News Host: "I mean how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

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Truancy takes a higher toll on African-American families

“The High Cost of Truancy” report details the consequences of chronic absenteeism.

“The High Cost of Truancy” report details the consequences of chronic absenteeism.

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Black Economic Empowerment: Pilot entrepreneurship program aims to train black business owners for success

The University of Phoenix School of Business aims to fuel that growth by backing a new entrepreneurial education and training program with a $500,000 grant.

The University of Phoenix School of Business aims to fuel that growth by backing a new entrepreneurial education and training program with a $500,000 grant.

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James Bond author says Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play 007

Anthony Horowitz, doesn’t think Idris Elba is suave enough to play James Bond. Which, as we all know, is perfect nonsense.

Anthony Horowitz, doesn’t think Idris Elba is suave enough to play James Bond. Which, as we all know, is perfect nonsense.

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From raunchy rap to a political awakening: The book of Luke tells the tales

In a wide-ranging interview about his new memoir, Luther Campbell speaks on why Miami was important in the history of rap and society’s double standard for black artists.

In a wide-ranging interview about his new memoir, Luther Campbell speaks on why Miami was important in the history of rap and society’s double standard for black artists.

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BREAKING NEWS: Housing & Community Development director facing illegal sex allegation

Robert Lipscomb relieved of duty pending “full investigation”

Robert Lipscomb relieved of duty pending “full investigation.”

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BOOK REVIEW: 'Emmett'

Pioneering Emmett Till-scholar Dr. Clenora Hudson looks at the horrific Emmett Till saga through the lens of racial healing.

Pioneering Emmett Till scholar Dr. Clenora Hudson looks at the horrific Emmett Till saga through the lens of racial healing.

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“Inside Ferguson” author Devin James, a companion and a 5 year old arrested, jailed in Lincoln, Neb.

State police handling the incident; cellphone and dashcam videos said to record the encounter.

State police handling the incident; cellphone and dashcam videos said to record the encounter.

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UBABY, Inc. kicking off ‘The WOW Challenge’ on ‘The Tom Joyner Morning Show’

New health and wellness initiative to debut Sept. 11 in collaboration with the Southern Heritage Classic.

New health and wellness initiative to debut Sept. 11 in collaboration with the Southern Heritage Classic.

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A hate crime is a hate crime

To not call a hate crime a hate crime when the perpetrator is black and the victims are white opens the door to the slur that blacks are hypocrites and have a double standard when the victims are whit

To not call a hate crime a hate crime when the perpetrator is black and the victims are white opens the door to the slur that blacks are hypocrites and have a double standard when the victims are whites.

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Are you having fun with today’s politics?

BLACKONOMICS: “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.”

BLACKONOMICS: “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.”

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: The export way

Nuts and bolts of exporting; No breaks for not knowing the law.

Nuts and bolts of exporting; No breaks for not knowing the law.

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Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game 3

Mistake-prone Tennessee not up to head-to-head challenge from KC on the road.

Mistake-prone Tennessee not up to head-to-head challenge from KC on the road.

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Tennessee State University mourns death of former President James A. Hefner

“We have lost a visionary and one of the best leaders to serve this great institution.” –TSU President Glenda Glover

“We have lost a visionary and one of the best leaders to serve this great institution.” –TSU President Glenda Glover

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Black Lives Matter must run its own presidential candidate in 2016

The idea that the Black Lives Matter movement can advance its message and scope by demanding national attention through organized political action is not farfetched.

The idea that the Black Lives Matter movement can advance its message and scope by demanding national attention through organized political action is not farfetched.

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