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Zeituni Onyango, President Obama's Aunt, Dies

by #teamEBONY

Zeituni Onyango, aunt of President Obama, dies at 61. President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was… Read More

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How Nigeria surpassed South Africa as Africa's largest economy. Nigeria's overnight transformation raises… Read More

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Chicago teen Michael Flournoy one of 27 people shot in Chicago last weekend. A high school sophomore gunned… Read More

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Number of Uninsured Americans Declines

by #teamEBONY

With the advent of Obamacare, more Americans are insured now than in 2013.  A growing share of Americans got… Read More

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20 years after genocide devastated Rwanda, the country is still coming to grips with its past.  The one-sided… Read More

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Body of Teleka Patrick Possibly Discovered

by #teamEBONY

Body found may be that of Dr. Teleka Patrick, who has been missing for months.  The body discovered early… Read More

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There are some things that happen in the news that simply defy words and all you can say is, "What The?!" 4/7… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

This is an odd piece for me to write. Usually I'm the first one to defend the right of Black women to wear their hair any way… Read More

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How Banks Take Millions of Dollars from Welfare Recipients

by Huffington Post

Big banks are making millions of dollars in welfare-related ATM fees that could easily be waved.  Dominique… Read More

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‘Did Gentrification Make My Neighborhood Better?’

by Damon Young

I’m writing this from Panera. It’s a Friday. Which means cream of chicken and wild rice, my favorite cheap soup, is on… Read More

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