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Motown Musical Searches for Young Michael Jackson

[BET] Motown Records founder Berry Gordy has launched a nationwide video search for the Broadway-bound Motown: The Musical. Using YouTube, the legendary record producer is looking for performers to play multiple roles, including a pre-teen Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Gordy himself. Producing powerhouses Kevin McCollum, chairman of Sony Music Entertainment, and Read More

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Sick of Healthcare Lies

Sick of Healthcare Lies By Bill Fletcher NNPA Columnist The on-going debate about healthcare reform hit me this week when I became quite ill. I am one of the lucky ones. I have an employer-provided healthcare plan so I was ultimately able to go to Read More

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Making Results Match Rhetoric

Blackonomics Making Results Match Rhetoric By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “Talk is cheap!” “Talkin’ loud and sayin’ nothin’!” Black folks do a lot of talking, rappin,’ espousing, pontificating, and philosophizin’. No matter the subject, we seem to know all about it and are more than Read More

Op-Ed

Where’s the Black Agenda?

BUSINESS EXCHANGE Where’s the Black Agenda? By William Reed NNPA Columnist We declare our right to be respected as human beings and we intend to bring these rights into existence by any means necessary. – Malcolm X Is there a Black agenda in America? Will Read More

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Blame Republicans for High Unemployment

Blame Republicans for High Unemployment By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The unemployment rate has hovered above 8 percent for several months, most recently holding ground at 8.2 percent, the same as last month. Meanwhile, the African American unemployment rate went up, officially to 14.4 percent, Read More

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So Many Choices, So Many Screens

So Many Choices, So Many Screens By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist I’ve said it before: we are spoiled rotten. Reviewing Nielsen’s latest Cross-Platform Report, How We Watch from Screen to Screen, I can’t help but smile and remember the earlier days of “watching television.” (You, Read More

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America’s Broke Priorities

America’s Broke Priorities By Wilmer J. Leon III NNPA Columnist On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Douglass asked, “Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Read More

National

FAMU’s Ammons Resigns Amid Hazing Scandal

[Orlando Sentinel] Florida A&M University President James Ammons today resigned amid a growing scandal over the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion and resulting criticism over management at Florida’s only public, historically blackuniversity. Ammons’ resignation, to the university’s board of trustees, comes on the Read More

Sports

Los Angeles Clippers Retain Billups, Sign Crawford

[ESPN] The Los Angeles Clippers are passing on Ray Allen but will still bolster their backcourt by re-signing Chauncey Billups and adding Jamal Crawford. Billups, who played 20 games with the Clippers last season before injuring his Achilles’ heel, will get a one-year deal, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. The Read More

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Sources: Kyle Lowry Traded to Toronto

[ESPN] The Toronto Raptors have acquired guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forward Gary Forbes and a protected future first-round draft pick, sources tell ESPN. The Raptors have been talking with the Rockets about prospective Lowry deals for weeks, sources said, and seriously discussed the prospect of swapping the Read More

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Evelyn Lozada, Chad Ochocinco Are Married

[BET.com] Lights…camera…”I Do!” Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada and NFL player Chad Ochocinco finally tied the knot on Wednesday, the 4th of July. The couple exchanged vows in front of their friends, family and a camera crew for their upcoming VH1 reality show, Ev and Ocho. The Miami Dolphins player also Read More