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Trouble in Paradise

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Nationwide — TV entertainer Nick Cannon has confirmed that the rumors are true; He and his wife pop star singer Mariah Carey are separated, and are living in different homes. The two had been rumored to always be arguing in both private and public.
 
Cannon recently told The Insider, “There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months.” But he denied that infidelity was the reason why they split up.
He added, “My main focus is my kids” referring to the couple’s 3-year old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

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Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black and male.
 
In each instance, there were credible witnesses or video recordings that recounted events very differently from the official police version. Based on what we know so far, I think all the policemen involved in these unjustified deaths should be convicted of murder and sent to jail.

ACT Scores in Tenn. rise, but most students still far from college-ready

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Tennessee’s ACT scores improved more last year than they have for a decade, the state department of education announced Tuesday.
 
Tennessee’s composite ACT score for public school students rose from 19.0 to 19.3, on a scale of 36. To be considered college-ready, students must score a 21.

‘People’ Magazine’s Only Ever Black Editor Suing For Discrimination

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Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit claiming she was discriminated against by her boss and that her time at the magazine was fraught with racial tension.
 
People is “a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who
intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities,” Tatsha Robertson’s said in her suit.

Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

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FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
 
A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday, but instead of confrontations with police, several stopped to talk one-on-one with officers about the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown and tactics used by authorities during previous demonstrations.