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Maya Angelou gets star-studded goodbye in New York City

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New York City got its chance to say farewell to Maya Angelou on Friday. More than a thousand people piled inside the historic Riverside Church to remember the revered writer, poet and activist, who died in May — and who had, for many years, made Harlem her home. “She was a bright light wherever she went,” Former Secretary of State ... Read More »

Illinois GOP Senator Fundraising Off Possibility Michelle Obama Could Challenge Him

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Though First Lady Michelle Obama will almost certainly not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, that doesn’t mean a Republican senator up for re-election isn’t willing to invoke her name in fundraising appeals. As the Chicago Sun-Times first reported Thursday, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) cited the “press and rumor mills” when asking donors for money to build up ... Read More »

Nicki Minaj Denied By Own Her High School From Visiting Students Because She Wanted To Film It (EXCLUSIVE)

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Nicki Minaj wanted to visit with students on Thursday at her old alma mater, Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School in New York, but the singing star was flat out rejected because she wanted to film it, Gossip Cop has exclusively learned. On Thursday, she tweeted, “I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No ... Read More »

CBS Sports’ James Brown Calls For The NFL — And All Men — To Stop Domestic Violence

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While some NFL announcers have struggled in addressing domestic violence amid theRay Rice scandal, CBS Sports’ James Brown did not. The veteran broadcaster delivered an impassioned plea on the topic, issuing a “call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds,” before the start of a game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh ... Read More »

New Comic to Anchor ‘Update’ on ‘S.N.L.’

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The new season of “Saturday Night Live” will have a significant change in its cast and its most prominent segment, “Weekend Update.” Michael Che, a comic perhaps best known for his role as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will replace Cecily Strong, who will remain on “S.N.L.” as a regular cast member. After trying out what he ... Read More »

Bengals use Still jerseys for charity

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CINCINNATI — Devon Still continues to have the feel-good story in professional sports. Late Monday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced via their website they were donating all proceeds from sales of Still’s jersey to pediatric cancer research. Less than 24 hours later, a team official told ESPN.com that more of the defensive tackle’s black No. 75 jerseys had been sold in ... Read More »

Taraji P. Henson says she’s still ‘treated like I’m on the D-list’ in Hollywood

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Taraji P. Henson has starred in blockbuster hits, but feels Hollywood has shunned her talent. “I’m treated like I’m on the D-list,” the 44-year-old Oscar-nominated actress said in the October Ebony cover story. Henson has come a long way since her breakout role in 2001’s “Baby Boy” with Tyrese Gibson, starring in countless films such as “Hustle & Flow,” Tyler ... Read More »

Ebola is ‘devouring everything in its path.’ Could it lead to Liberia’s collapse?

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With Ebola’s death toll surging and a top United Nations official declaring that “the rate of acceleration is now picking up dramatically,” Liberian officials have been making dire pronouncements about the deepening crisis in their country. At a news conference Thursday, finance minister Amara Konneh said Liberia is at “war with an enemy we don’t see.” Two days earlier, the ... Read More »