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News One Newsletter: May 2nd, 2017

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Watch: Janet Jackson Finally Opens Up About Her Divorce
Fresh after giving birth to a son and splitting from her husband, Janet Jackson announced plans to adds new stops to her Unbreakable tour, and more.
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Kidnapping Warrant Issued For Stepfather Of Missing Georgia Teen
Leon Lamar Tripp reportedly left the family’s home in Augusta, Georgia, with his stepdaughter, Latania Janelle Carwell, 16, early one morning two weeks ago, police and relatives say.
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Education, Health Up, Social Justice Down: The Urban League Releases Its 2017 Report On The State Of Black America
The 20-page report entitled ‘Protect Our Progress’ is surely a reference to what many see as the rollback—or anticipated rollback—of progress made under the eight-year Obama administration.
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Ohio Quadruplet Brothers To Attend Yale University
The Wade brothers were all accepted at Harvard University, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Cornell.
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Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones Has Peanuts, Racial Epithets Thrown At Him At Fenway Park
Jones commented after the event: “A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.”
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Bethune-Cookman University Under Fire For Inviting Betsy DeVos To Deliver Commencement Speech
The invitation is a ‘slap in the face’ to minorities, the Florida NAACP says.
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Bananas Marked ‘AKA’ Found Hanging On American University Campus
This racist act comes on the heels of the first Black woman, an AKA member, elected student government president.
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Jury Recommends Charges For Milwaukee Jail Staff After Dehydration Death Of Inmate
A Wisconsin jury recommended criminal charges for Milwaukee County jail employees Monday in the death of inmate Terrill Thomas, who recently died after being denied water for seven days.
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Poolside Gunman Takes Aim At Black Residents At San Diego Party
A birthday pool party near the University of California, San Diego turned deadly Sunday evening when a lone gunman opened fire and killed one as well as injured seven people.
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Report: Trump Administration Ending Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn
President Donald Trump’s administration will end Let Girls Learn — a girls education initiative championed by former first lady Michelle Obama — according to a new report.
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Georgia Family Worries For Teen Who Went Missing With Stepfather
Latania Janelle Carwell and her stepfather, Leon Lamar Tripp, were last seen in the 3100 block of Tate Road in a 1990 GMC Sierra pickup truck with Georgia license plates, police say.
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‘Under Siege:’ Trauma Impedes Black Student Academic Performance, New Study Says
Students are under siege, over-policed, and marginalized in their communities and schools. That creates barriers to learning.
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