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July 6, 2016

ABC to Cancel ‘Uncle Buck’ After End of First Season

(L-R) Mike Epps, Nia Long and James Lesure in “Uncle Buck” (ABC)
(L-R) Mike Epps, Nia Long and James Lesure in “Uncle Buck” (ABC)

The new comedy, starring Mike Epps, Nia Long and James Lesure in an adaptation of the 1989 John Hughes film, has been canceled, according to Lesure, who announced the news on Twitter.  Continue reading “ABC to Cancel ‘Uncle Buck’ After End of First Season”

Ayesha Curry says She ‘Didn’t Think About Ramifications’ Before Sending NBA Finals Tweet

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After her tweets made headlines during the NBA Finals, Ayesha Curry now says she regrets the way she handled herself and “didn’t mean to offend anybody.” Continue reading “Ayesha Curry says She ‘Didn’t Think About Ramifications’ Before Sending NBA Finals Tweet”

Black Tennessee Woman Found Dead at Home on her Birthday

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When the family of Aisha Bearden didn’t hear from her over a couple of days, they decided to go looking for her. After reaching her home they didn’t expect what they found. The young Chattanooga, Tenn. woman, who would have turned 23 on the 4th of July — was found dead. Continue reading “Black Tennessee Woman Found Dead at Home on her Birthday”

Baton Rouge Police Shooting Raises Questions about Officer-Worn Cameras

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Civil liberties advocates said they expected the failure of body cameras worn by two Baton Rogue police officers when they shot dead a black man to be part of a federal investigation into the latest U.S. shooting to spark protests over the use of excessive force by police.  Continue reading “Baton Rouge Police Shooting Raises Questions about Officer-Worn Cameras”

Imprisoned Transgendered U.S. Soldier Chelsea Manning Hospitalized for Suicide Attempt

© 20160706_N_US_ChelseaManning_P FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. The convicted national security leaker, formerly known as Bradley Mann…
© 20160706_N_US_ChelseaManning_P FILE – In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. The convicted national security leaker, formerly known as Bradley Mann…

U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for handing over classified files to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, was hospitalized, her attorney said on Wednesday, after media reports that Manning had attempted to commit suicide. Continue reading “Imprisoned Transgendered U.S. Soldier Chelsea Manning Hospitalized for Suicide Attempt”

Former Wall Street Executive Andrew W.W. Caspersen Pleads Guilty to Fraud

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In a breaking voice, former Wall Street executive Andrew W.W. Caspersen Wednesday admitted he bilked millions of dollars from relatives, friends and his former employer in a Ponzi-like scheme, all to feed a powerful gambling urge.  Continue reading “Former Wall Street Executive Andrew W.W. Caspersen Pleads Guilty to Fraud”

The New Iron Man of Marvel is a Black Female Teen – Riri Williams

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There’s a new Iron Man in town — and she’s not a man, not yet a woman. Marvel announced Wednesday that the comic-book version of Tony Stark will be shedding the Iron Man suit and Riri Williams, a 15-year-old black girl, will be stepping into his big, metal shoes.  Continue reading “The New Iron Man of Marvel is a Black Female Teen – Riri Williams”

Attorneys for Emanuel AME Church Shooter Dylann Roof Are Calling Charges Unconstitutional and Want Them Dropped

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Defense attorneys are asking for the federal case against the man suspected of shooting and killing nine black parishioners during bible study to be dropped, arguing it is unconstitutional. Continue reading “Attorneys for Emanuel AME Church Shooter Dylann Roof Are Calling Charges Unconstitutional and Want Them Dropped”

AG Loretta Lynch Accepts FBI Recommendation, Declines to Bring Charges Against Hillary Clinton in Email Scandal

Loretta Lynch: Hillary Clinton will not face charges
Loretta Lynch: Hillary Clinton will not face charges

Attorney General Loretta Lynch made it official Wednesday: Hillary Clinton will not be charged for using a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state, removing a long-looming shadow over her 2016 bid. Continue reading “AG Loretta Lynch Accepts FBI Recommendation, Declines to Bring Charges Against Hillary Clinton in Email Scandal”

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