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dailyphoto080312.jpgIndia.Arie Starring in Broadway Revival
Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter India.Arie will star in the first Broadway revival of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” Often described as a choreopoem, the play presents the stories of seven women of color from the African Diaspora. No other cast members have been chosen, nor has a theater been named. It is scheduled to begin previews in mid-July, ahead of an opening in early August. (Continue Reading…)

Restraining Order Against Moss Dropped
A woman who obtained a restraining order earlier this year in a domestic violence case against New England Patriots star Randy Moss wants the case dismissed, court records show. Rachelle Washington, 35, filed papers March 3 with the Broward County Circuit Court clerk’s office requesting that the order be dissolved and the case closed. The restraining order had required the All-Pro wide receiver to stay at least 500 feet from Washington. (Continue Reading…)

Obama wins Mississippi primary; Texas caucus win estimated
Sen. Barack Obama claimed victory by a wide margin over Sen. Hillary Clinton in Mississippi’s Democratic primary Tuesday. Sen. Barack Obama claimed a big victory in Mississippi’s Democratic primary.
“What we’ve tried to do is steadily make sure that in each state we are making the case about the need for change in this country. Obviously the people in Mississippi responded,” Obama told CNN after his win. Mississippi had 33 pledged delegates up for grabs, which will be allocated proportionally. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Obama had 61 percent of the vote, compared with Clinton’s 37 percent. (Continue Reading…)

Sharpton: Treat black and white teens equally in rape cases
The Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP activists stood outside the State Attorney’s Office Tuesday morning, protesting what they say is disparate handling of black teens accused in the rape of a Dunbar Village woman and her son and white teens from suburban Boca Raton accused in the rape of their drunk friends. Sharpton said the black teens remain jailed and the white teens are free on bond, despite them committing the “same act.” (Continue Reading…)

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