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October 19, 2011

bryant gumbel says that nba commissioner david stern is a modern day plantation overseer

Bryant Gumbel Calls NBA Commissioner David Stern a “Plantation Overseer”

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In a very interesting set of comments, noted sports commentator Bryant Gumbel referred to NBA Commissioner David Stern as a “modern day plantation owner.”  Check out the video below:    

Civil rights lawsuit to be filed in Bobby Tillman case

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An attorney for four teenagers plans to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming their rights were violated when they were questioned about the beating death of Bobby Tillman. Attorney Sandra Dawson Carletta Sims claims deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office went too far when they rounded up about 60 teens after Tillman was killed outside a huge house party in November 2010. “The children were forced…

Woman Locked Up for 53 Days for Being Named ‘Teresa’

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A special message for all you Teresas out there: stay the hell out of Atlanta for a while. If you already live there, flee at once! Otherwise you could end up getting arrested and jailed for almost two months because of your first name, like Teresa Culpepper was. Back in August, Culpepper called the police to report that her truck had been stolen. Instead of assisting her, police handcuffed her…

A Picture with Michelle Obama will cost you $10K

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When first lady Michelle Obama comes home to Chicago next Tuesday, a group photo with her at a campaign fundraiser won’t come cheap. The asking price for a ticket to a “family photo reception” is $10,000, according to an invitation to the event. The invitation specifies that there may be a maximum of six guests in the photo. The first lady is visiting Chicago to attend a summit with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the…

beyonce's mother tina says she knows the sex of the baby

Grandma Tina Knowles: We Know the Sex of the Baby

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Tina Knowles has been speaking about her new grandchild, expected to be arriving in February. “I’m the most excited I can be. This is my second time around,” Knowles said to US Weekly.  Beyonce’s baby won’t be the first grandchild for her.  Her daughter Solange actually has a 7-year old son, Julez, by her daughter Solange Knowles. “She’s going to be an awesome mom,” Tina said about Beyonce. The family is…

Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Syl Johnson Over Uncleared ‘Throne’ Sample

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Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo’s latest album, “Watch the Throne.”  In a complaint filed in Illinois federal court on Friday, Johnson claims the two famous hip hop artists plus UMG and Def Jam took a portion of his song, “Different…

Soul Food The Series May Be Coming Back Thanks To Fox

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Twentieth Century Fox is looking to revive the TV series Soul Food, a source familiar with the decision tells FishbowlLA. The original Soul Food ran on Showtime from 2000 to 2004, and was based on the 1997 film of the same name from director George Tillman Jr. The film and TV series centered on the trials and tribulations of an African American family in Chicago that gets hit by the loss of their…

Headed To Jail? There’s an app for that

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A new Android app inspired by the Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Everywhere crowd now lets you tweet your loved ones or your lawyer to let them know the local constables are carting you away. The maker of the app, Jason Van Anden, said he knew there was a need for an app that would alert friends to an arrest after his business partner’s girlfriend was picked up by authorities at Occupy Wall…

Cops had a chance to help disabled locked in Philadelphia basement, but didn’t

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PHILADELPHIA — A lack of accountability and follow-through by police and government agencies may have contributed to the plight of four mentally disabled adults authorities say were locked in a basement while a convicted murderer stole their Social Security checks. Police in Philadelphia and West Palm Beach, Fla., missed opportunities to help one or more of the victims while the woman charged with orchestrating the scheme was legally disqualified from…