Keri Hilson and mom at Ebony Fashion Fair Reunion

Some of you are too young to remember the Ebony Fashion Fair Tour when it was at its peak. Thousands of people turned out in every city to see the most beautiful black models and urban fashions on display. For many fans, the Ebony Fashion Fair was the only opportunity to see dozens of top black, biracial and mixed race models in one place.

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Monica Brown Meet and Greet at DTLR

R&B singer Monica Brown stopped by the DTLR Sporting Goods store in the Camp Creek Marketplace in Atlanta to promote her latest single “Just Right for Me” off her upcoming album, Code Red. Monica’s loyal fans stood in line for hours to meet their idol.
Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Derrick Rose

An ex-girlfriend of Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is accusing him of drugging and gang raping her.

It’s hard to imagine the soft-spoken, well-mannered Rose raping anyone. But what makes the woman’s story even more implausible is that the alleged rape occurred 2 years ago.

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Paula Deen controversy

If you are a Paula Deen fan, you will be happy to know that she’ll be kicking up her heels this fall on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.

The news was confirmed to Us magazine today. Deen reportedly turned down an offer to dance on the hit TV show last year, following her forced exile from TV and radio.

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WDBJ shooting

The gunman who executed 2 Virginia journalists has died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a north Virginia hospital.

Vester Lee Flanagan II, of Roanoke, Virginia was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m. Wednesday.

Flanagan, 41, shot himself after losing control of his car during a police chase on I-66 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Flanagan shot and killed WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, during a live broadcast at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The WDBJ-TV journalists were conducting a live interview at Bridgewater Plaza when Flanagan approached and opened fire.

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Barack Obama

Federal investigators raided the Manhattan offices of male escort service Rentboy.com.

Seven people were arrested during the raid, including CEO Jeffrey Hurant.

The official reason for the bust is the company was promoting male prostitution.

Why, then, was President Obama following Rentboy.com on Twitter?

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WDBJ shooting

UPDATE: The suspect who shot and killed 2 Virginia reporters has apparently taken his own life shot himself following a high speed police chase on I-66 in Fauquier County, Virginia, MSNBC reports.

The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Vester Lee Flanagan II, is in critical condition at a hospital after shooting himself at the end of a police chase along I-66.

Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed while interviewing Vicki Gardner from the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. Gardner was shot in the back. She is expected to survive her injuries. At least 15 shots were fired.

There have been wildly conflicting reports that the gunman was dead. He is in fact alive and in critical condition, MSNBC reports.

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A Virginia television news reporter and her cameraman were shot and killed in a hail of gunfire during a live report early this morning.

Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were interviewing a woman during a live report at 6:45 a.m. for WDBJ-TV in Virginia when a gunman dressed in black approached and opened fire.

UPDATE 1: The Washington Post identified the shooter as a disgruntled former employee of WDBJ-TV. Virginia police are in active pursuit of the gunman on I-64 in Virginia.

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Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe said the suspect who has been identified is believed to be a disgruntled employee of the TV station. Federal law enforcement officials are searching for the gunman.

McAuliffe also said that authorities had ruled out an act of terrorism and described the shooting as a “criminal case.” He said police have a photo of the individual and are “in pursuit as we speak.”

UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.: The August County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, of Roanoke, VA.

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