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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate [...]

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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. Negotiators for the general pension fund, which pays benefits to [...]

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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14th, 2014 with more than 2 tons of supplies. NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether [...]

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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday, April [...]

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Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama’s path in politics. On Friday, [...]

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HBCUX launches new network from NSU campus

by Donte Hayden As the opening event of this year’s annual MCJR Week, the students of Norfolk State University witnessed history on April 7 as Curtis Symonds, formerly of ESPN and BET, launched what many consider a future powerhouse in television, the HBCUX network. The network includes programming which ranges from sports and entertainment to [...]

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Affordable Care Act marketing push struggling

  by Silas Langley Young voters supported President Obama for his re-election, but many aren’t registering for the new healthcare exchange. With the roll out of the site, it faced many hurdles and glitches. Now that the exchange is functioning properly and the deadline is looming at the end of March, President Obama is on [...]

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NSU National Broadcasting Society wins “On the Spot” competition at national convention

  The Norfolk State University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society won the “On the Spot” competition at the national NBS-AERho convention in Los Angeles, CA  on March 15th.

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Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show

   by Silas Langley Last week’s opening results proved why Jimmy Fallon is the new NBC host.  Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ guests during the week ranged from Mariah Carey to Will Ferrell to First Lady Michelle Obama. With the new time slot, Fallon kept his old show’s protocols with various skits and monologues. Fallon brought all [...]

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