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Miss Black America pageant reclaims activist roots in 'rebirth' at 50

Miss Black America pageant reclaims activist roots in 'rebirth' at 50

This year's 50th Miss Black America pageant aims to address ongoing disparities in the treatment of African Americans, its founder says.         ... Continue Reading
Back-to-school shopping: Bulletproof backpacks, other protection on the to-buy list

Back-to-school shopping: Bulletproof backpacks, other protection on the to-buy list

Bulletproof protection and safety from shooters is on the mind of parents and students during back-to-school preparations. Companies report higher sales of bulletproof backpacks, bulletproof backpack panels, special glass that can keep a shooter from gaining entry to a school and other products         ... Continue Reading
Five-time German Cup winner Schalke reaches second round

Five-time German Cup winner Schalke reaches second round

Five-time German Cup winner Schalke reaches the second round of the competition with a hard-fought 2-0 win at fourth-tier side Schweinfurt on Friday         ... Continue Reading
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones destroyed evidence, court motion claims

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones destroyed evidence, court motion claims

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones intentionally destroyed evidence as pressure steadily mounted from pending defamation lawsuits and "growing public indignation," according to a court motion filed Friday by families of Sandy Hook murder victims.         ... Continue Reading
Sun Belt Conference opens new era in 2018 with title game

Sun Belt Conference opens new era in 2018 with title game

Sun Belt Conference opens new era in 2018 with title game         ... Continue Reading
Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer set to be completed Sunday

Ohio State investigation of Urban Meyer set to be completed Sunday

The Ohio State investigation of football coach Urban Meyer will be completed on Sunday. A report on the findings will be forwarded next week.         ... Continue Reading
Dwyane Wade sends warning after Wolves' Jimmy Butler comments on his wife, Gabrielle Union

Dwyane Wade sends warning after Wolves' Jimmy Butler comments on his wife, Gabrielle Union

The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler left a comment on Gabrielle Union's Instagram photo, and her husband, Dwyane Wade, wasn't too thrilled.         ... Continue Reading
Miss America Cara Mund slams pageant, Gretchen Carlson: They 'silenced me, reduced me'

Miss America Cara Mund slams pageant, Gretchen Carlson: They 'silenced me, reduced me'

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.         ... Continue Reading
NYU's medical school just eliminated tuition: What you need to know

NYU's medical school just eliminated tuition: What you need to know

When the new class of medical students at New York University's school of medicine entered their white coat ceremony, where students receive their first official lab coat on their path to becoming a doctor, they didn't expect to leave Thursday's commencement without the weight of student debt.         ... Continue Reading
Aretha Franklin funeral set for site where Rosa Parks memorialized

Aretha Franklin funeral set for site where Rosa Parks memorialized

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died Thursday. Here's what we know about her funeral services.         ... Continue Reading

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