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Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Cory Booker spending week on food stamps

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker will live on food stamps this week – a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation.

The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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  • Written by CNN
  • Category: News

New world’s ‘richest black woman’

New world’s ‘richest black woman’

Talk show maven, Oprah Winfrey, who long reigned supreme as the world's richest black woman, has been kicked down a notch by new kid on the block, Folorunsho Alakija, according to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service.

The newest top-ranking black female billionaire hails from Nigeria: Alakija is a clothing designer and oil tycoon who is worth somewhere in the $3.3 billion range and beats Oprah's piggy bank savings by $500 million. At last count, Oprah's media dynasty hovered in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

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Photo appears to show Zimmerman bleeding after Trayvon’s killing

Photo appears to show Zimmerman bleeding after Trayvon’s killing

A photo posted online Monday shows George Zimmerman with blood on his nose and lips. His attorneys say it was taken the night unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. Martin's attorneys say he was shot and killed "in cold blood."

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Comedian Katt Williams slaps Target employee

Comedian Katt Williams slaps Target employee

Most people go to Target to shop, and yes, during the experience may possibly get so flustered that they develop a snappy attitude with the employees. Over the weekend, comedian Katt Williams took things to another level.

Williams – most known for his role in "Friday" and the standup acts "The Pimp Chronicles 1 & 2" – slapped a cashier at the checkout line. He became enraged during a routine visit to the retailers.

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In wake of tragedy shootings, Kansas City Chiefs prevail

In wake of tragedy shootings, Kansas City Chiefs prevail

With the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, casting a pall over Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, the Chiefs played thir best game of the year, defeating the Carolina Panthers 27-21.

On Saturday morning, according to the Daily News, the troubled linebacker reportedly shot Perkins at their home in front of his mother, who was visiting from Long Island, N.Y., to see their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey Michelle. He then drove to the Chiefs'Arrowhead stadium, where he took his own life as his coach watched helplessly.

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Kid Rock: Obama and I have ‘no hard feelings’

Kid Rock: Obama and I have ‘no hard feelings’

Washington – Musician Kid Rock, who was a celebrity surrogate for Mitt Romney, said President Barack Obama wasted no time in jokingly acknowledging their campaign rivalry Sunday.

"It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here.' I said, 'No hard feelings,'" Rock said, laughing.

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  • Written by Ashley Killough
  • Category: News

8 healthy ways to boost energy

As our energy levels decrease because of our overstressed lifestyles, many people look for a quick fix to combat fatigue.

Energy drinks mask the symptoms of fatigue and dehydrate the body. The majority of energy drinks contain excess sugar, high levels of caffeine and other stimulants.

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  • Written by Tiffany Barrett
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