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  • Russell Simmons Brings Water and Attention to Plight of Flint Residents

    Feb 2, 2016, 1:59 p.m.

    When business mogul and founder of the RushCard, Russell Simmons, arrived in Flint early Monday morning to deliver cases of bottled water door-to-door, he did so with a minimal amount of fanfare.
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  • Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most

    Feb 2, 2016, 2:13 p.m.

    Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming disparities in health care.
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  • Mardi Gras Indian Queens to Ride in Krewe of Muses Parade, February 4

    Feb 2, 2016, 2:15 p.m.

    The Mardi Gras Indian Queen's traditional role is to communicate the Chief's directions to the tribe to ensure the group stays together while parading. In addition to their traditional role, the Queens take on larger and more prominent leadership positions in their respective tribes and communities through a wide
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  • The Family Tree

    Feb 2, 2016, 2:26 p.m.

    Most of your family has long forgotten the secrets those skeletons represented, while the ones who haven’t forgotten have made sure they’re not discussed. And it might stay that way forever unless, as in the new book “The Family Tree” by Karen Branan, there’s a journalist in the family.
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  • Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill to Expand USPS to Include Basic Financial Services

    Feb 2, 2016, 2:28 p.m.

    Rep. Richmond (LA-02) issued the following statement after reintroducing the Providing Opportunities for Savings, Transactions and Lending (POSTAL) Act – a bill that would expand access to basic financial services for millions of Americans
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  • Black Love and Unity: The New Normal

    Feb 2, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

    If ever there was a time we needed to turn back the hands of time and return to a place where there was a strong sense of Black love and Black unity – that time is now.
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  • Movie Review: Ride Along 2

    Jan 26, 2016, 8:54 a.m.

    Too soon. As the opening credits start to roll, you wonder why the producers didn’t’ give moviegoers a real break between “Ride Along” (2014) and “Ride Along 2” (2016).
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  • Lucky No More, Blessed Always

    Jan 26, 2016, 8:51 a.m.

    I have to say I’ve been feeling pretty lucky lately and, not necessarily from a financial, physical or even an emotional point of view. When I look at my life from a worldly perspective now
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