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VIA CNN: A major earthquake struck just off the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami watch for parts of the Caribbean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, told CNN he had little information about the extent of damage from the quake, which had a reported […]

According to NewsOne/Blackplanet polls, most Black people say the word “Negro” itself doesn’t offend them — that is, unless it’s being uttered by a white person.

TRENTON, N.J. — The Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make the state the 14th to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine supports the legislation and could sign it before leaving office next week, making it law. The bill allows patients with ailments such as […]

Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American studies at Georgetown, addressed the Harry Reid “negro dialect” controversy last night on MSNBC. He criticized Obama for avoiding racial issue. You ain’t talking about civil rights, you ain’t talking bout affirmative action, you’re not pressing the issue.” He also said that Barack Obama does not sound Black. […]

On Senator Harry Reid’s comments during the campaign that Barack Obama could become the first African American president because he was “light skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” President Barack Obama told TV One’s Roland Martin the following: Harry Reid is a friend of mine. He has been a […]

VIA SINGERSROOM: Los Angeles authorities have officially changed the death certificate belonging to late King of Pop, Michael Jackson to reflect an exact cause of death. Updated due to the completion of a lengthy investigation, Jackson’s cause of death has now been labeled a murder due to ‘acute Propofol intoxication’ via an ‘intravenous injection from […]

CHICAGO – Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he’s “blacker than Barack Obama” and tells Esquire magazine that he was a real person in a political arena dominated by phonies. Blagojevich, referring to the president as “this guy,” says Obama was elected based simply on hope. “What the (expletive)? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter,” […]

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party chairman says Sen. Harry Reid should step down as the Senate Democratic leader over racial remarks Reid made about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. GOP Chairman Michael Steele says if a Republican had made such remarks, Democrats would be calling for that Republican’s head. In a private conversation […]

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, eager to sign a health care overhaul bill into law, on Saturday highlighted some of the changes that would come in the first year and permanently ban “the worst practices of the insurance industry.” Obama acknowledged it would take several years — until 2014 in some instances — for some […]

VIA CNN: Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, the man charged with trying to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on December 25, pleaded not guilty Friday to six federal charges. Asked by Magistrate Judge Mark Randon whether he was taking any medication, he replied that he was taking painkillers but that he understood the six charges he […]