Thu04172014

Suwanee Gunman Holding Georgia Firefighters Killed; 4 Hostages OK

(AP) — An armed man who was having financial problems held four firefighters for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, demanding his cable and power be turned back on, before being shot dead when SWAT members stormed the house, authorities said Wednesday. The hostages had cuts and bruises from explosions that officers set off to distract the gunman b

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Mattel Refuses Harlem Mother’s Appeal For Black Barbie Party Supplies

Karen Braithwaite (pictured), the Harlem Mother who began an online petition on Change.org earlier this month, requesting that toy manufacturer Mattel consider creating a Black Barbie party suppliers line has been turned down by the company, reports DNAinfo.com.

Mattel reportedly informed Braithwaite that a line

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Two Men Tie the Knot In Africa’s ‘First Traditional Gay Wedding’

Two 27-year-old South African men, Tshepo Cameron Modisane (pictured left) and Thoba Calvin Sithole(pictured right), tied the knot Saturday in a ceremony that is being heralded as the nation’s first gay wedding, according to the Huffington Post.

The couple was married in the town of KwaDukuza and stood before 200 guests as they exchanged their

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Kenny Leon to Direct Film Shooting in Atlanta Written By Spike Lee’s Wife

A new film from Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will be filming in Atlanta starting this week.

The civil rights-era movie, “The Watsons

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Robin Kelly Elected to Succeed Jesse Jackson Jr.

(AP) — Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday’s special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

The win for the Matteson Democrat was widely expected as the Chicago-area district, which Jackson represented from 1995 until

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