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  • John Thompson Reaches Out To Troubled Iverson

    ESPN reported that legendary former Georgetown coach John Thompson recently reached out to troubled former Hoyas star Allen Iverson, according to his longtime business manager, Gary Moore. Thompson decided to contact Iverson following a Philadelphia Inquirer report that suggested the iconic ...

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  • Tiger Wood’s Return Deemed ‘Slap in Face to Women’

    Golf superstar Tiger Woods may have regained the support of many of his fans by answering questions from the media on March 22 for the first time since being busted for adultery. But according to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, he has also lost much support after choosing the ...

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  • AKAs in District Area for Regional Conference

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – More than 3,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will attend the group’s 79th North Atlantic Regional Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from March 24-28. The staging of the conference, which is close to the nation’s ...

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  • My Black is Beautiful

    Last week, Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful campaign in cooperation with BET Networks and Dunbar High School, offered the students at Dunbar High School an opportunity to engage in a dialogue about Black beauty and self-esteem. Twenty-five pre-selected Dunbar students were ...

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  • Detroit Plans to Close 44 Schools in June

    Detroit plans to close 44 city schools in June to help cut a deficit near $220 million, city officials said March 17. The city’s school system is facing declining enrollment as families leave the city for better opportunities. Detroit closed 29 schools last summer. According to the ...

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  • March for America Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.

    Thousands of people descended upon the National Mall on the afternoon of March 21 for the March for America, and while jobs and immigration reform were supposed to be the dual themes of the rally, it was clear by the number of Latinos in attendance which topic was more important. Marchers ...

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  • Michigan State’s Buzzer-Beater Ends Maryland’s Run

    Michigan State reserve guard Korie Lucious nailed a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer to push No. 5 MSU Spartans over the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins, 85-83, and put down a furious late rally by Maryland. Maryland star Greivis Vasquez pulled off his famous late-game heroics to give his team a ...

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  • House Passes Health Care Reform Bill, 219-212

    House lawmakers on March 21 passed a massive health care reform bill in a 219-212 vote, the culmination of months of heated debate in Washington, D.C. and around the country. House Democrats passed the bill after a group of pro-life party members reached a separate agreement with the White ...

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