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In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson created Black History Week to celebrate the accomplishments of Blacks in America and the African diaspora. Decades later, we now celebrate Black History Month, and Black Americans across America and Canada celebrate the accomplishments of Black men and women in culture and history. It is something that was Black-created and…

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There is a video making the rounds on social media that shows a mentally ill Milwaukee man taking on six cops. Police say that they received a report about a man who kicked a door in at a residence. When officers responded to the call, they spotted Demetrious Lowe, 25, walking down the street bleeding.…

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A haircut has led to the arrest of a barber in Madison, Wisconsin according to police. Last Friday, a 22-year-old male customer went to “Ruby’s Salon” and sat in the chair of Stylist Khaled A. Shabani, 46. According to a police report, Shabani became irritated and told his customer to stop fidgeting. When the man did…

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MILWAUKEE – On Sunday, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee got the surprise of their lives that made their special dayeven more momentous. One of the most famous, admired and richest women in the world graced their graduation – none other than Oprah Winfrey. But Oprah, who attended with longtime life partner Steadman Graham, was…

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison suspended its chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon after a member reported multiple instances of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay behavior, including one in which he said he was choked and called a racial slur. The fraternity drew national attention last year after a University of Oklahoma chapter was caught on video shouting…

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It’s almost too disturbing to be true but unfortunately it is. A Wausau, Wisconsin, man was apprehended by police in the act of performing oral sex on a horse. Jared Kreft, 30, was arrested by police who were responding to an intruder call at a barn. When police arrived, they found Kreft dressed in a…

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Sometimes people forget that our beloved President Obama is actually Barack Obama, longtime resident of the South Side of Chicago. Take for the instance legendary Chicago Bulls guard and beloved Chi-Town hero in his own right, Michael Jordan. During a interview with journalist and good friend Ahmad Rashad, when asked if he’d include President Obama…

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A report released by a Washington organization that researches the effects and toll of gun violence found that Nebraska has the highest black homicide rate in the country. The Violence Policy Center‘s (VPC) annual study, “Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data,” notes that this trend is a public…

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Thamar Harper, 29, had something to prove on the night he shot Marcus McKinnis, 23, of Markham, Ill. multiple times. Harper and McKinnis were complete strangers when they fought over a photobombing incident. McKinnis’ name will be forever etched in Harper’s mind as the man he reportedly shot six times with a semi-automatic handgun at…

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Bank robbers Kenneth Conley, 38, and Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal prison facility in downtown Chicago. The manhunt is underway for the inmates so cunning that they escaped the high security at the high-rise lockup. It was like a scene in the movies. They knotted bed sheets together…

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Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin was officially named Mitt Romney’s running mate on Aug. 11, 2012. Though Romney accidentally introduced him as the country’s next president during the announcement in Norfolk, Va., Ryan is, of course, the Republican candidate for vice president. We’ve prepared a list of 10 quick facts to help you get to…

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