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Adrene Ashford of ‘Sorority Sisters’ publicly apologizes to Delta Sigma Theta

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By RODNEY HO Adrene Ashford, one of the five women on “Sorority Sisters” expelled last week from her sorority, apologized and expressed regret for being on the VH1 show because it cost her her membership.

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Top Black CEO Out at McDonald’s

January 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele The end of Don Thompson’s brief stint as CEO is bittersweet because he was one of the few African-American executives at the helm of a Fortune 500 company.

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Yale on the Detainment of Charles Blow’s Son: This Isn’t Ferguson

January 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

by Daina Ozemebhoya Eromosele In an email sent to the campus community, Yale’s leaders expressed empathy for how closely the incident hearkens to the #BlackLivesMatters movement—but maintained that it’s not exactly that.

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WATCH: Viola Davis gives heart-stopping speech after SAG Award win

January 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Oscar hopes for “Birdman” got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner “Boyhood.”

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Adrene Ashford of ‘Sorority Sisters’ publicly apologizes to Delta Sigma Theta

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By RODNEY HO Adrene Ashford, one of the five women on “Sorority Sisters” expelled last week from her sorority, apologized and expressed regret for being on the VH1 show because it cost her her membership.

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Black or White Misses a Chance to Move Beyond Stereotypes

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

by Nsenga K. Burton, PH.D. The film, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer as grandparents feuding over their biracial granddaughter, is undermined by the clichéd stereotypes in both families.

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Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman charged with assault after domestic dispute

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

by Carrie Healey Member of the R&B group Jagged Edge was arrested in Atlanta Thursday morning following a domestic dispute with his fiancée. In a written statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed the arrest of Kyle L. Norman after they were notified of “a fight call between an engaged couple.”

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This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. (AP Photo/OnSceneVideo via AP Television)

Suge Knight turns himself in after killing man in hit and run

January 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested early Friday on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run. Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and was being held on $2 million bail, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s information office. She said he is being held at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station.

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