Daily Archive: May 17, 2013

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National

NAACP board honors Evers’ memory in Miss.

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medgar Evers, right and Roslyn M. Brock, chairwoman of the NAACP national board of directors, left, carry the wreath to be placed in front of the former home of the slain civil rights leader, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) by Emily Wagster PettusJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — NAACP leaders from around the country are honoring the memory of the group’s former Mississippi leader, Medgar Evers, nearly 50 years after he was assassinated outside his Jackson home.

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People

Mo’Nique shows off amazing weight loss

(BlackNews.com)–Mo’Nique, who once glorified being overweight, is looking super thin these days after making a decision to eat better and exercise every day. She was recently interviewed on New York City’s Hot 97 radio station, and shared her opinions on a lot of topics, including why her popular show on BET was cancelled.

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Sports

Mayweather Jr. ranks No. 1 on SI Fortunate 50

Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayeather Sr. after defeating Robert Guerrero by unanimous decision in a WBC welterweight title fight, May 4, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (NEW YORK) – Galvanized by an unprecedented deal with Showtime that guarantees him at least $32 million per fight, boxing great Floyd (Money) Mayweather Jr. sits atop the 10th annual Sports Illustrated Fortunate 50, which ranks the 50 highest-earning professional athletes in the U.S. With $90 million in projected earnings for 2013, Mayweather tops the list for the second consecutive year. The complete list is available at si.com/Fortunate50 and is also featured in the May 20, 2013 edition of SI.