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2016: The year the music died

When it comes to the deaths of musical icons, 2016 may be the worst year ever. Sunday's startling death of pop singer George Michael caps 12 wretched months in which we've already said goodbye to David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Merle Haggard and Leonard Cohen, to name just a quintet of hugely popular and influential performers. It might be the ...

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Journalist arrested for taking photos of a police officer taking bribe

A journalist has been arrested by police in Tesano for allegedly taking photos of a police officer who was taking a bribe. Fred Sarpong who works for the Daily Express newspaper is alleged to have taken pictures of the police officer when he demanded GHS5 from a bus driver. He is currently behind bars. Narrating the incident to Joy News, ...

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Uproar ignited by Black college students requesting non-White roommates

Photo credit: Facebook – karelyn.urena.5 With classes scheduled to start August 30, a collective of suburban Los Angeles colleges are in the middle of controversy sparked by a group of students trying to get their off-campus housing situation in order. Karé Ureña, a junior at Pitzer College, asked fellow students thinking about moving in with her for the upcoming school year ...

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Ellen DeGeneres called racist for meme that shows her on Usain Bolt’s back

Ellen DeGeneres is catching flack for a meme that she posted on social media. The pictured featured DeGeneres on Usain Bolt’s back with the caption, “This is how I’m running errands from now on.” The joke attempt served as an unfunny reminder of the history of Black servitude. The notion that a Black man should carry a White person on ...

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How Cam Newton lied to himself by claiming that America is beyond racism

In January of this year, Cam Newton made a bold statement shortly before playing in Super Bowl 50. During a press conference, Newton said, “I’ve said it since Day One, I’m an African American quarterback that might scare some people, because they haven’t seen anything they can compare me to.” Newton appeared to understand how race and status can even ...

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Model, Jennifer Amegbor-Smith found dead after disappearing for a month

One of the most known faces on the runway, Jennifer Amegbor-Smith has been reported dead after she went missing for about a month.  Parents of the runway and photo model with Spice Models reported her absence to the police when they could not find her.  According to LiveFM, her parents recently discoveredshe was dead when they confirmed an unidentified body at the mortuary was hers. According ...

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Obama parties with Beyoncé, Usher, Ellen DeGeneres on his 55th birthday

U.S. President Barack Obama turns 55 on Aug. 4, 2015. The 44th president of the United States is also the first African-American to hold the coveted office. Click through the gallery to learn interesting facts about the world leader. (Pictured) Barack Obama with wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (R).   WASHINGTON—If there’s one thing the ...

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Amy Joyner beaten to death by a girl gang, bystanders record for social media

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, 16, lost her life to gang violence. The Delaware teen was attacked by a gang of girls in the restroom at her high school, Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington. The altercation on Thursday morning, April 21, was allegedly over a boy according to some. She was taken to the hospital after a scuffle with a group of girls ...

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American Idol’s co-host Brian admits he ‘didn’t get along’ with Ryan

Season 1 co-host Brian Dunkleman made a surprise appearance during the American Idol series finale – and he had a lot to say after the show. "I definitely was hoping that they would ask and they contacted me about a month and a half ago," Dunkleman told PEOPLE after the final Idol winner was revealed. "I actually wrote pretty much ...

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Venus and Serena Williams sell massive loft in New York City’s Garment District

Tennis titans Venus and Serena Williams just may have yet another possible career to dive into when their playing days are over after recently selling their massive loft in New York City’s Garment District for a whopping $2.1 million. Designed by the same architectural company that designed Bloomingdales and Saks, the 1,800-square-foot loft located on the 10th floor of the ...

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Alicia Keys shares struggles with femininity, gay rumors

In a blog posted on her own personal website, Keys reveals that she decided to dress like a tomboy at a young age to avoid being hit on and sexually harassed by men on the street. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden myself. It might have started in school when I realized that I caught on to ...

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Rosie Perez recalls lesbian experience

Although many people question their sexuality at some point in their life, especially during their younger years, most don’t reveal their desire to experiment publicly due to longstanding social stigma; however, “The View” co-host Rosie Perez directly challenged that stigma this week when she revealed that she experimented with a same-sex relationship as a teen. According to CBS News, while ...

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