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Smiley Says He'll Leave Radio Show In June; Host Tom Joyner Blames Exit On 'Hate' Over Obama Criticism
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Tavis Smiley (American radio talk show host.); 1964-, Tom Joyner (American radio talk show host.); 1942-, Barack Obama (American president); 1961- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Tom Joyner morning show (Radio program)
Texan Chrystle Stewart Crowned Miss USA; Sixth Black To Win Title
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Chrystle Stewart (American model and beauty contest winner.), Miss USA Pageant
Rice Still Has No Plans To Be McCain's Running Mate, Official Says
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Condoleezza Rice (American Secretary of state.); 1954-, John S. McCain (American senator); 1936- (Presidential campaign, 2008), Republican Party (U.S.), Vice-presidential candidates (2008)
Zimbabwe Political Standoff
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Patrick Chinamasa (Zimbabwean government official.); 1947-, Morgan Tsvangirai (Zimbabwean prime minister.), Robert Gabriel Mugabe (Zimbabwean president.); 1924-, Movement for Democratic Change (Zimbabwe: Political party), Elections (Zimbabwe)
New Online Search Engine Targets African-Americans
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RushmoreDrive (Web site)
Author Walter Dean Myers Relates To Teens, 'Challenges Them To Think' With Fiction
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Walter Dean Myers (American children's author and young adult novelist.); 1937-, Black literature, Children's literature (Authorship, Themes)
Kansas, Tennessee Score College Basketball Championships
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Kansas Jayhawks (Basketball team), Lady Volunteers (Basketball team), Basketball, College (Tournaments, Women)
Lady Vols' Parker 'Going Out As A Champion'; Drafted As Top Pick By L.A. Sparks
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Candace Parker (American basketball player.); 1986-, Los Angeles Sparks (Basketball team), Basketball, Professional (Women, Draft)
Ewing, Olajuwon Picked For Basketball Hall Of Fame
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Patrick Ewing (American basketball player.); 1962-, Hakeem Olajuwon (American basketball player.), Adrian Dantley (American basketball player.), Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Mary Ida Vandross, Mother Of Luther Vandross, Dies
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Mary Ida Vandross (American diabetes activist and mother of singer Luther Vandross.)

Summer Travel: 5 Ways to Spend Less on the Road
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Summer vacations, Travel (Economic aspects)
People
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Maxine Waters (American congresswoman) (Awards), Morace Landy (American recording industry executive) (Selection and appointment), Kimberly Reese (American college administrator) (Selection and appointment), Angela Guy (American personal care products industry executive) (Selection and appointment), Arlene Ackerman (American school superintendent.), Blacks
This Week in Black History
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Charlie Sifford (American golfer.); 1922-, Frederick D. Patterson (American college president and veterinarian.)
Education
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Julianne Malveaux (American economist, columnist and college president.), Blacks (Education)
Medical Scare Put Braxton's Las Vegas Show On Hold
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Toni Braxton (American singer) (Health), Pericarditis
Texas Couple Wins Grand Prize On TV's 'Here Come The Newlyweds'.
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Here come the newlyweds (Television program)
Jermaine Dupri To Head Joint Procter & Gamble Co. And Island Def Jam Hip-Hop Label
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Jermaine Dupri (American recording industry executive.), Procter & Gamble Co (Officials), Island Def Jam Group (Firm) (Officials)
Curtis Mayfield And The Impressions Immortalized In New Documentary
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Curtis Mayfield (American rhythm and blues singer); 1942-1999 (Audiovisual materials), Impressions (Musical group) (Audiovisual materials), Movin' on up: The music and message of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions (Motion picture) (Video recordings)
Raven-Symone
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Raven-Symone (American actress.)
Filmmaker Will Packer Acquires Rights To Kemba Smith Story
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William Packer (American film producer.), Kemba Smith (American social activist) (In motion pictures)
Marion Jones' Relay Teammates Lose Olympic Medals
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Marion Jones (American sprinter, long jumper and basketball player); 1975- (Drug use), Track and field athletics (Ethical aspects), Women runners (Drug use), Olympic Games, 2000 (Sydney, Australia)

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