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    Madam Gets 10 Years after Butt-Enhancement Death

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former madam who performed illegal "body sculpting" was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death...

    Will and Jada: ‘We’re Still Together’

    Following the recent reports of Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s split, the power couple released a statement denying the rumors. In Touch Weekly...

    Bronx ‘Ghetto’ Tours Stop Amid Residents’ Outrage

    NEW YORK— A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under...

    Black S.C. Church Now Owns KKK Boutique

    In a bizarre court battle, a South Carolina judge has ruled that a Black church in the state is now the owner of a...

    Study: Blacks Suffer Firearm Fatalities Twice More than Whites

    A recent report has found that African Americans were afflicted by firearm-related fatalities (FRFs) at twice the rates of Whites from 2000 to 2010....

    Tuskegee University Students to Work on New Spacecraft Development

    Tuskegee State University and Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems division recently signed an agreement giving Tuskegee students and faculty the opportunity to work...

    Mich. Porch Killer of 19 Yr. Old Black Woman Convicted of Murder

    DETROIT (AP) — A jury convicted a suburban Detroit homeowner of second-degree murder and mansl aughter Thursday in the killing of an unarmed woman on...

    Business Scholar Wants to Build Black Companies -$1 at a Time

    BlackBizFunding, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting Black entrepreneurs, is launching a $1 million fundraising drive Oct. 1. The grassroots campaign asks supporters to...

    Ariz. Mom who Left Kids in Hot Car May Avoid Prosecution

    PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young...

    Prosecutors Give Timeline of Dylan Roof Leading up to Black Charleston Church Shootings

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Through a dozen witnesses on Tuesday, federal prosecutors reconstructed the activities of Dylann Roof in the months leading up to...

    Macon Ga. Preacher Fatally Shoots Self Between Sunday Services

    The pastor of a church in Macon, Ga., apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said. The Rev. Teddy...

    ADAM SILVER DESERVES THAT NAACP AWARD!

    Statement by National Congress of Black Women’s Chair, Dr. E. Faye Williams in response to the NBA Commissioner’s decision today on the case of Clippers’ owner,...