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The use of medical marijuana by cancer patients has greatly improved the lives of many. It has helped with pain management, nausea, depression and other symptoms. But in California, smoking medical marijuana may have killed a man and served as a warning to other people smoking high-grade marijuana. A northern California man died from a…

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The city of Atlanta and the gospel community united in record-breaking numbers to unapologetically honor the legacy of Bishop Eddie Long, pastor and founder of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Well over 10,000 members, clergy, celebrities, athletes, dignitaries and influencers honored the legacy of compassion and leadership that defined Bishop Eddie Long, for over 30 years of…

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Pitbull / Dog Fighting

A southwest Atlanta neighborhood is in shock this morning after pit bulls attacked two children on their way to school. Atlanta Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Warren Pickard stated that the attack occurred in the 1200 block of Gideons Drive, around 7:20 a.m. this morning, Tuedsay, Jan. 17. One child was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital…

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Fidel Castro

Once again, 2016 has delivered a blow with the death historic Cuban leader and some say dictator Fidel Castro, who has died at the age of 90. His death marks the end of a mixed legacy that bought the world close to nuclear war with the Soviet Union and material support and training with freedom fighters…

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With the sudden death of megastar music star Prince the rumor mill is starting to swirl. From complications of untreated flu to possible other health problems, no one truly knows why Prince died. Now celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Prince was treated for an overdose when his plane made an emergency landing last…

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A South Carolina woman has died in police custody because she was not given the basic essential of life, water. Joyce Curnell was arrested for not paying fines that resulted from a 2011 shoplifting conviction and was jailed at the Charleston County Detention Center. When she was booked, she was suffering from stomach flu as well…

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Natalie Cole

The new year got off to an inauspicious start after it was announced that Natalie Cole had died at the age of 65. The daughter of jazz great Nat King Cole passed due to congestive heart failure after years of battling health issues. Celebrities and prominent friends of Cole used social media to send their condolences. Check…

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While the list of celebrity deaths for any given year isn’t the most popular list to create, it is necessary. It provides an opportunity for journalists across the board to eulogize the achievements and impact celebrities have had on their fans. Here, we’ve taken the opportunity to share a snapshot of the celebrities who have passed…

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The Black funeral home business has always been an important institution in the community. There was a time when Blacks were refused the services of a White-owned funeral home because of racial prejudice. This gave the Black mortician an important role in the now multibillion-dollar industry and spawned many wealthy morticians. One funeral home in particular that…

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Netflix recently announced that respected journalist and TV producer Cheo Hodari Coker (NCIS, Ray Donovan) has been tapped to executive produce and run the production of Luke Cage, the upcoming series based on the street hero. The series, which is being produced in conjunction with Disney’s Marvel Television, will star Mike Colter (Men In Black…

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Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow was known as “The Little Warrior.” Rev. Barrow was short in stature but she was a towering force in the civil rights movement. Rev. Willie T. Barrow died March 12 at age 90. Here are some of the statements from officials on her death President Barack Obama “Reverend Willie T. Barrow…

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  A former band leader at Florida A&M University will have to serve the next six years of his life in prison for the hazing death of a fellow band member. Dante Martin, 27, and 15 other FAMU band members were charged for the death of Robert Champion while hazing him in 2011. Prosecutors said…

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