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Loretta Lynch moves closer to confirmation

Jan. 29, 2015 - U.S. Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be America’s top law enforcement official for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.

Thursday’s hearing brings a roster of outside witnesses to the Senate Judiciary Committee, including several invited by Republicans to showcase opposition to Obama’s use of executive powers. REad more at thegrio.com.

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NeNe Leakes serves Kenya Moore cease and desist letter, Kenya posts it on Instagram

Jan. 29, 2015 - The war between Atlanta Housewives Kenya Moore and NeNe Leakes just got real.

Leakes’ attorneys recently served Moore with a cease and desist letter, and the 44-year-old former Miss USA posted the letter on Instagram.

The Instagram photo shows a typed document with a header reading, “RE: DEMAND TO CEASE AND DESIST DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS.” Read more at thegrio.com.

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QVC host apologizes for ‘hair’ comments, says she wasn’t referring to black female model

Jan. 29, 2015 - It was supposed to be just another QVC segment on Dooney and Bourke products.
But when host Sandra Bennett seemed to make light of a black woman’s natural hair who was modeling at the time, things went south real quick.
Bennett says it was all one big misunderstanding.
During the segment, the camera pans to a black woman named “Michelle” modeling a Dooney and Bourke purse. Then Bennett says “You might look back and think, ‘Why’d I wear my hair like that?’ but you’ll still like your purse.” Her co-host for the segment then replies: “That’s right. You won’t look at your hair in the picture – you’ll look at your handbag. Read more at thegrio.com.

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Events

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Save the Date - 10th Annual Taste of the Garden

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Contact: website: www.mbgarden.org

Stay tuned for more details...

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Rolling the Dice: Is Casino Gambling a Good Bet for Florida?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Location: SPC’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. No. in Seminole

From “Sin City” to desirable economic engine, the status of casino gambling has undergone a dramatic shift in Florida and across the nation in recent years. How that shift occurred and the impact it will have on Florida will be explored in depth.  This dinner forum is co-sponsored by Tampa Bay Times and WEDU television.  Advance registration is required.  Click here to learn more.

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The NAACP Law Fellow Program Application Deadline

Friday, January 30, 2015

The NAACP Law Fellow Program offers first-hand exposure to every aspect of civil rights advocacy and many facets of the legal profession. We are taking applications for SIX positions. Get more information and apply here: http://www.naacp.org/pages/law-fellows-program

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