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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, his daughter screamed into the phone. “Dad, help me, help me!”

Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan “JJ” Quintana told reporters at a news >>

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People begin a march at the corner of Florence and Normandie on the 25th anniversary, in Los Angeles Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of Black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence >>

Sun, Apr 30, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Christine Souffrant Ntim has made appearances with TEDx and the United Nations. (Courtesy of Christine Souffrant Ntim)

No one ever got anywhere by taking the easy road, and that's what led Haitian-American tech entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim to achieve mountains of success.

At just 28 years old, Ntim has received much recognition >>

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Atlanta Black Star's editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy ideas will impact our readership.

Ceasar Mitchell was born and raised in Atlanta and has deep roots in >>

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British boxer Anthony Joshua, center, celebrates with with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after winning against Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua wasn't wrong when he raised his hands in victory after knocking Wladimir Klitschko down in the fifth round of what looked like >>

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Twenty-five years ago, Los Angeles erupted in violence after a white jury acquitted the four white cops who brutally beat Rodney King within an inch of his life despite video evidence. Twenty-seven years prior, that same volcano of rage ignited the Watts Riots. Similarities between the two riots is not >>

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Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell held on April 14, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.

Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder and Chairman of ABS; Tanasia Kenney, staff writer; Kamau Franklin, Political and Social Editor.

Neil >>

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Much these days is said of income inequality in the U.S., of the gaping, ever-expanding chasm that separates the haves from the have nots, the rich from the poor, the 1 percent from everyone else. This, in the richest nation in the world. One author, a prominent MIT economist, >>

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FILE – Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his popstar wife Ciara are now parents to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his popstar wife Ciara are now parents to a baby girl, Sienna Princess Wilson.

The couple announced the birth of >>

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Taryll Jackson, Michael Jackson's nephew, appeared on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” over the weekend to help repair his troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Breana. The two believed that Michael's death and the murder of Taryll's mother are what started their breakdown, but a conversation with Iyanla revealed that >>

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CHICAGO ― In the final months of the Obama administration, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division scrambled to complete its biggest-ever investigation of a city police department: a 13-month probe of Chicago's 12,000-strong police force that wrapped up just a week before President Donald Trump's inauguration.


For more than a >>

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QUEENS, N.Y. ― Jerome Nathaniel, 27, looks small standing in front of Ravenswood Generating Station, its four smokestacks looming like colossal candy canes over the power plant's gated bramble of pipes and machinery. But his protest chants, soundtracked by a big speaker blasting Public Enemy's anthem “Fight The >>

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A demonstrator holds a tear gas canister to return it to police after clashes broke out during a general strike protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday >>

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A group of Yale University students has gone viral for prominently displaying Black excellence on social media.

One of the men, 21-year-old Akintunde Ahmad, tweeted the image of himself and his nine Black male friends at the Ivy League school Sunday, April >>

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— Tunde (@akintundeahmad) April 24, 2017

A group of Yale University students has gone viral for prominently displaying Black excellence on social media.

One of the men, 21-year-old Akintunde Ahmad, tweeted the image of himself and his nine Black male friends at the Ivy League school Sunday, April >>

Sat, Apr 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Zecole Thomas and her two children have moved out of California since Joseph Thomas committed suicide. (Image courtesy of USA Today)

It was last August that Zecole Thomas found her husband, self-taught computer engineer Joseph Thomas, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Now, she's suing ride-sharing start-up Uber for the intense, >>

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Much of L.A. burned during the riots following the Rodney King verdict.

Los Angeles, April 1992. All eyes are on the affluent suburb of Simi Valley as an all-white jury deliberates the fate of four police officers in the vicious videotaped beating of Black motorist Rodney King. >>

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In October 2016, before Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he outlined a plan of all the things he hoped to accomplish during his first 100 days in office.


But in the wake of failure and unfulfilled promises as his 100th day approaches, >>

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Ciara and Russell Wilson are now the proud parents of a baby girl.


The singer announced the news after giving birth on Friday in a touching Instagram post dedicated to the couple's new addition, Sienna Princess Wilson.


“No matter how big the wave, we will always >>

Sat, Apr 29, 2017, Continue reading at the source

On Friday night's episode of “RuPaul's Drag Race,” New York City queen Peppermint finally had a moment that many fans of the show knew was coming: a discussion surrounding her trans identity and the way it relates to her drag persona.


It was a highly personal and vulnerable conversation for Peppermint, >>

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