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Are Black Communities Ready for Disaster?

by Jacqui Patterson & Lillian Singh

When Ms. Sadie secured a coveted space in the New York City public housing system, she never envisioned being stuck for five days… Read More

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Cease Fire Agreement Between Nigerian Government, Boko Haram

by JET

Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday. The… Read More

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Life Sentence for Michael Dunn

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A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville… Read More

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President Obama Names Ron Klain Ebola Czar

by JET

President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on… Read More

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African Teen Receives "Ebola" Taunts at Pennsylvania High School Soccer Game

by The Root

One Pennsylvania teen, who is originally from Guinea, recently had to endure his high school rival's soccer team chanting “Ebola”… Read More

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We Found the 'Flaws,' Beyonce

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Michael Arceneaux, contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past week… Read More

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Civil Disobedience and Civil Rights in Ferguson

by Susana Morris

Missouri continues to be the epicenter of a burgeoning civil rights movement that is also Read More

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Number of People Seeking Unemployment at 14 Year Low

by JET

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening… Read More

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For the last five years, GLAAD has rallied the masses to ‘go purple’ for Spirit Day as a show of solidarity against the… Read More

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Ebola Outbreak Might Cause Food Crisis in West Africa

by #teamEBONY

Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture… Read More

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