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Truth campaign outs celebrity tobacco users

  By Richelle Hammiel “Unpaid Tobacco Spokesperson” is a message that flashes across television screens and this message has generated the attention of fans, celebrities and lawyers. The Truth Campaign, active enforcers of change, has compiled numerous photos as well as facts to stop the use of tobacco, especially in teens. The photos were made [...]

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Student record label hits campus

    by Chantelle Polite Entertainment Alliance is a student run record label on Norfolk State’s campus. The organization gives students the opportunity to showcase their talents musically by holding different musical events. Entertainment Alliance also houses students from other universities in the Hampton Roads area to join their record label. “The purpose of the [...]

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“Black-ish” a hit for ABC

    By Sherese Stringfield ABC has announced its fall lineup and its latest offering, “Blackish”, has already gained rave reviews. Premiering on September 24, the show debuted at its 9:30 p.m. timeslot with strong ratings. According to Nielsen the show was viewed by over 11 million viewers, beating out ABC favorites “Modern Family” and [...]

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Ervin, White Lift Spartans to 21-13 Battle of the Bay Win at Hampton

  HAMPTON, Va. – Terrance Ervin passed for a career-high 335 yards and three touchdowns to help Norfolk State snap a two-game losing streak to Hampton with a 21-13 victory in the annual Battle of the Bay on Saturday afternoon at Armstrong Stadium. Ervin threw two touchdown passes to Isaac White and one to Keith Johnson. White registered career highs of [...]

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Hip-hop improv group takes riffs to TV

  NEW YORK (AP) — As a Tony-winning composer and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda sees nothing of spending five years writing a show, or months on just a few lines of dialogue. And then there’s his other outlet: Coming up with a rap routine — or maybe a skit, or poignant love song — within a [...]

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Chris Brown leads nominees for Soul Train Awards

  NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The R&B singer racked up seven nominations, including best R&B/soul male artist and song of the year for “Loyal.” Beyonce earned six nominations and Pharrell Williams followed with five. Williams and Beyonce will be competing against each other for album of the [...]

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Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato headline Vevo concert

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Iggy Azalea’s got 99 problems and driving is one. Before taking the stage Wednesday at Vevo’s Certified Superfanfest event, the 24-year-old “Problem” rapper said she’s had a few close calls while learning the rules of the road. “I just learned to drive and it’s been really difficult because I [...]

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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds — a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show “Fame.” “You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-ing all over the hallways [...]

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Lecrae looks to break mold of a Christian rapper

  ATLANTA (AP) — Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian. The Grammy-winning artist (his album “Gravity” won for best gospel album last year) is trying to avoid being boxed into one genre. “I didn’t really fit in either world,” said Lecrae, 34, who’s been [...]

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Rapper arrested after gun found in bag at airport

  ATLANTA (AP) — Police say rapper Waka Flocka Flame was arrested after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security scan at Atlanta’s airport. Atlanta police say the 28-year-old rapper and “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star didn’t have a weapons permit. He was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with carrying a weapon [...]

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Los Angeles schools superintendent resigns

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation’s second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board. The resignation was announced Thursday in a joint statement by Deasy and the board. A separate statement [...]

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