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May 16, 2012

Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go, Dead at 75

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Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced bandleader who capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades, died May 16 at the Johns Hopkins University hospital in Baltimore. He was 75. The death, from complications from sepsis, was confirmed by his manager, Tom Goldfogle.Mr. Brown had been hospitalized for pneumonia. Known as the “Godfather of Go-Go,” the…

Amazing Florida High School Has 25 Valedictorians [VIDEO]

Amazing Florida High School Has 25 Valedictorians [VIDEO]

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Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy We have always heard in nearly every graduation speech that education is key.  Some people take that statement more seriously than others.  The normal graduating class consists of students, students with honors and the honor student with the “mostest”, the valedictorian.  But this year, one high school will have a real dilemma in choosing the valedictorian. It appears…

Herman Cain Formally Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Herman Cain Formally Endorses Mitt Romney For President

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Businessman Herman Cain formally endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid in an event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon. The move marks Cain’s third endorsement since suspending his own White House run last December amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and a 13-year affair. Cain’s announcement followed a meeting of tea party supporters that was titled “The More Perfect Union Panel.” Source.

Defacing of Trayvon Martin Mural Under Investigation By NJ Police [VIDEO]

Defacing of Trayvon Martin Mural Under Investigation By NJ Police [VIDEO]

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View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com. Police in New Jersey are investigating after a mural of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin was defaced with paint. The mural was created several weeks ago on the side of Messina Deli in Elmwood, with the words “Trayvon, we got you,” over a man in a hoodie, a symbol that became part of Martin’s story, which captured attention nationwide. Martin, 17, was wearing a hoodie…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Chris Brown Is Exuding Signs of a Bitter Ex-Boyfriend

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” R&B recording artist Chris Brown recently hit the studio to record the remix to Kanye West’s “Theraflu” record. The media was abuzz with rumors that Chris Brown dissed Rihanna in the song. Peep the lyrics below: “Don’t fuck with my old bitch, it’s like a bad fur Every industry nigga done had her Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her“ Chris has…

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

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Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation. Why? That’s because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he’s confident in his verdict. If you’re in the know about often-confused conditions,…

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

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Among Maya Angelou’s many profound, and very wise, thoughts is: “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me,” she said. If I do that well enough, then I’ll be able to look after someone else. But I have to look after myself first,” she says.  ”I know that some people think that’s being…

NeNe Leakes Considered For Role In New NBC Sitcom

NeNe Leakes Considered For Role In New NBC Sitcom

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes is ballin’! Ever since her crazy stint on Celebrity Apprentice, the ever so demure Mrs. Leakes has been getting some major cred for her overly dramatic ways! Glee creator Ryan Murphy seemingly loves him some NeNe (just like Bravo’s Andy Cohen) and he’s tapped her for a recurring role for his newest sitcom, The New Normal. A trailer was just released for the…

NFL Star Mike Vick & Fiance Set A Wedding Date

NFL Star Mike Vick & Fiance Set A Wedding Date

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Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Mike Vick will tie the knot with longtime fiancée Kijafa Frink at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 30th! We hear the bash will be for 300 people, and invitations started landing in mailboxes this month. Sources say the couple’s guest list includes Vick mentor and former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, Eagles coach Andy Reid, Vick’s NFL superagent Joel Segal, Eagles running back LeSean…

Man Sues Walmart For $1 Million Over Racist Remark

Man Sues Walmart For $1 Million Over Racist Remark

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A New Jersey man has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Wal-Mart for alleged racism. Donnell Battie claims to have been traumatized after hearing racist comments over the loud speaker at a Washington Township location, in 2010. According to Battie, a Wal-Mart employee used the store intercom to request that all black people leave the establishment. As such, Battie is accusing the store of being negligent in failing to control…

Was Tia Mowry And Pooch Hall Fired By BET Over Money

Was Tia Mowry And Pooch Hall Fired By BET Over Money

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That is, this will be shocking news to those of you out there who are devoted viewers of the BET show The Game. Last night, Tia Mowry tweeted to her followers that she would not be coming back to the show for its sixth season next year. She tweeted: It’s also being reported that co-star Pooch Hall (that CAN’T be his real name) will also not be returning to the show…

Deion Sanders Ordered to Pay Ex $10.5k per Month

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It looks as though the modern day War of the Roses, also known as Deion and Pilar Sander’s public split, may finally be coming to an end. Deion and Pilar Sanders agreed on Tuesday to a visitation schedule for their kids during a divorce hearing in Dallas. Sanders was also ordered to pay his soon to be ex-wife $10,500 a month in child support and pay for the mortgage on a…

Junior Seau’s Home Burglarized

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The home of NFL legend Junior Seau was burglarized last week, only five days after the former San Diego Chargers linebacker committed suicide inside the house, police told the North County Times on Tuesday. The Times reported that someone forcibly entered the Oceanside home’s garage through the doggy door at roughly 2 p.m. PT on May 7. The thief went through the cabinets before stealing a bicycle worth around $500 that was…

Miss Georgia Interviews Mike Epps about His Role in the Movie Sparkle

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Miss Georgia interviews comedian Mike Epps about his role in the movie Sparkle.