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Central African Republic President Flees as Rebels Seize Capital

Central African Republic President Francois Bozize was forced out of the country Saturday as Seleka rebels seized the presidential palace in the capital of Bangui. Bozize fled south to the Democratic Republic of Congo, according...

Rahm Emanuel Faces Backlash From Chicago’s Black Community

Chicago’s African-American community is expressing its frustration with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as the city continues to suffer in his second year in office. Startling unemployment rates and the proposed closing of more than 50 schools...

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Criticizes Obama’s Lack of Cabinet Diversity

Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said President Barack Obama’s choices for his second-term the lack diversity among the new appointees. In a letter sent to Obama earlier this month, Fudge accused the...

Mali Defends Northern City Against Islamist Attack

Malian forces pushed back rebels attacking a major town after two hours of fighting Saturday. Working with French-led allied troops, the Malian army recaptured Gao in January after months of occupation by Islamist extremists. Members...

Kim and Kanye West Considering Naming Baby ‘North West’

With their child due in less than four months, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are making final preparations for parenthood. Selecting a name for the new baby is one of the tasks still left...

3 Marines Dead in Quantico Base Shooting

A U.S. marine committed suicide after fatally shooting two workers at a Virginia base Thursday night. Officials believe that the shooting was the result of relationship dispute, with the assailant killing a man and...

61 Chicago Schools Slated To Be Closed, Angering Many

Chicago Public Schools officials confirmed that 61 school buildings will be shut down - more than 10 percent of the district’s current locations - an act that has many in the city infuriated. A list...

Texas Police Kill Suspect in Colorado Corrections Exec Murder

A suspect in the murder of Colorado Department of Corrections executive director Tom Clements was shot and killed Thursday after trading gunfire with Texas police. Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, was driving a black Cadillac with...

Chicago Violence Invades Hip-Hop: 7 Shot at Album Release Party

As Chicago continues to suffer widespread violence, the city’s hip-hop culture has come to reflect the harsh reality of life  there. On Wednesday night however, the violence extended beyond the music, when three men...

UN Pressures Haiti to Hold Long Delayed Elections

Haiti is under pressure from the United Nations to hold its long delayed elections as specified in a U.N. Security Council hearing Wednesday. The country was expected to hold legislative elections more than a...

Amazon Could Drop Kindle Fire HD Price to $99

Amazon may be considering a 7- inch model of its Kindle Fire HD tablet that could retail as low as $99, according to new reports. The low price would undercut Google’s Nexus 7, which...

KKK Plans Memphis Rally to Protest Park Name Change

Ku Klux Klan members are planning to gather in Memphis, Tenn., this month to protest the city’s decision to rename a park dedicated to a KKK member. Nathan Bedford Forrest Park is named after a...

Outraged Man Interrupts Kansas City Mayor’s State of the City Speech

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was interrupted during his State of the City speech Monday by an outraged man who rushed the stage. Derron Black, who unsuccessfully campaigned for Missouri House last year, charged the stage...

Witness Brought to Tears During Stop and Frisk Testimony

Testimony began in the federal court case examining New York City’s stop and frisk policy Monday with one defendant shedding tears in recounting a 2011 stop by police. The plaintiffs in the class action suit...

Kevin Clash Faces 4th Underage Sex Lawsuit

The man who first accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor filed a lawsuit against Clash Tuesday seeking damages. Sheldon Stephens, 24, came forward in November, alleging that...

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wants Cigarette Displays Out of Sight of Minors

A new proposed law for New York City Michael Bloomberg would force retailers to move tobacco products out of the sight of minors, in an attempt to reduce the youth smoking rate.  Michael Bloomberg announced...

Hillary Clinton Declares Her Support For Same-Sex Marriage

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has come out in support of gay marriage, appearing in a six-minute video of a gay rights advocacy organization. Clinton, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, joined the ranks...

Mormon Church Updates Scriptures Regarding Ban on Blacks

The Mormon Church has revised scriptures that were previously used to justify a ban on black men serving within the church. A new edition of the scriptures was released on March 1 now mentions that...

Beyonce Leaks ‘Bow Down/I Been On’, Lil Wayne is Recovering

Beyonce is shocking fans with her newest song, “Bow Down/I Been On,” a stern, gritty departure from the pop music she is known for. The track, released on her website Sunday, features a “trap”...

Kenyan Prime Minister Appeals Presidential Election Results

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga followed through with his pledge to contest the results of Kenya’s presidential election, filing an appeal with the country’s Supreme Court. Odinga was the runner-up in the election, losing to...

2 Ohio High School Football Players Found Guilty of Rape

An Ohio judge found two teens guilty of raping a female friend at a party last year while she was incapacitated by alcohol. Ma’lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, both football players at Steubenville...

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