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May 5, 2014

U.S. State Department says Kidnapped Nigerian Girls May Have Already Been Taken Out of the Country; Says it is Ready to Help if Nigeria Asks for Assistance

The United States said on Monday that it feared many of the 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago have been smuggled abroad. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf shared Washington's assessment after local officials in northeastern Nigeria... Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis Public Schools Looks to New Strategy to Work More Effectively with African-American Boys

The dozen African-American ninth-graders who clattered into a sun-infused classroom at Patrick Henry High School on a recent Monday afternoon divided themselves into two rough groups: a row of class clowns and one of angry faces. Textbooks thudded loudly onto... Continue Reading →

Russell Wilson, Justin Bieber Attend Services at Judah Smith’s Church and Go Bowling

If you saw the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight on Saturday night, you know that Justin Bieber accompanied Mayweather to the ring. However, that was not the only instance of Bieber hanging out with an athlete this weekend. The headline-making pop... Continue Reading →

Oregon State Fires President Obama’s Brother-In-Law, Craig Robinson

Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis announced on March 28 that head coach Craig Robinson would return for a seventh season as basketball coach, even penning a strongly worded letter of support for President Barack Obama's brother-in-law. The more... Continue Reading →

Jada Pinkett Smith Working With CNN on Documentary Linking the “Glorified” Stripper Culture In Atlanta and Sex Trafficking

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been working closely with CNN to produce a new documentary that focuses on the link between the “glorified” stripper culture in Atlanta and sex trafficking. She took to her Facebook page to share some of... Continue Reading →

Florida Mother Who Drove Minivan Full of Kids Into Atlantic Ocean Plans to Plead Insanity

The lawyer for the pregnant mother who drove her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida with her three children inside will pursue an insanity defense, he said Monday. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, faces three counts of attempted... Continue Reading →

Bishop Noel Jones and Deitrick Haddon to Tape Special Episode of “Preachers of LA” at Louisiana Church Where Pastor Was Murdered During Revival

Bishop Noel Jones is hoping to help a church pick up the pieces after their Pastor was murdered in the pulpit at a revival service taking place at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles, LA. In September... Continue Reading →

Judge Frees Cornealious Anderson, Missouri Man Who Was Convicted of Robbery 14 Years Ago but Never Went to Jail

Relatives cry out with relief after a judge frees a St. Louis-area man who was convicted of robbery 14 years ago but was never sent to prison until a clerical mistake was discovered last year. As the judge announced his... Continue Reading →

Chicago Pastor Bernard Johnson Sentenced to 15 Years for Stealing Over $50,000

A former South Side pastor who ran up more than $50,000 in credit card bills in his church's name was sentenced to 15 years in prison for theft today, according to prosecutors and court records. Criminal Court Judge Maura Slattery... Continue Reading →

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