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November 10, 2011

Discussing "Good Touch and Bad Touch" with Kids

Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Protect the Penis: Discussing “Good Touch and Bad Touch” with Kids

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By: Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Fox 5 Atlanta Mom Blogger When our oldest son turned three-years-old, we began talking to him about “good touch and bad touch.” I made up a song called, “Protect the Penis,” in which I sing about what’s appropriate touching and who can touch his private area. The jingle reinforces in our son’s mind that only certain people can touch his penis, and if someone attempts to…

Supreme Court Denies Appeal For Convicted Murderer Duane Buck

Supreme Court Denies Appeal For Convicted Murderer Duane Buck

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WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Texas death row inmate who won a last-minute reprieve from the high court in September. The justices on Monday turned away the appeal of Duane Buck, who wanted them to consider whether race played an improper role in his sentencing. Buck, who is black, was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend and a…

NBA Lockout possibly ending finally?

“Acceptable” Deal Now Possible by Wednesday: NBA Players Folding Under Pressure?

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Of course the players rejected the owners’ latest proposal Tuesday. Of course the union’s line is “the deal is totally unacceptable.” In a series of negotiations filled with ultimatums, standoffs and ridiculous rhetoric, there was no way the 29 player reps would come out of that meeting in New York with anything less than a firm rejection of the latest proposal, which includes a Wednesday evening deadline imposed by David…

Heavy D dead at 44

NewsOne: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Heavy D

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Hip-Hop legend, Heavy D, 44, passed away yesterday in Los Angeles, sending shock-waves through the Hip-Hop community. The Overweight Lover, born Dwight Arrington Myers, known for such hits as “Mr. Big Stuff,” and “Now That We’ve Got Love” was also an actor, producer and record label owner who paved the way for a lot of artists today. NewsOne.com has compiled 10 little known facts about the legend for the young Hip-Hop…

Eddie Murphy Backs Out of Oscars

Eddie Murphy Backs Out of Oscars

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Industry watchers have been speculating and now it’s official. After Director Brett Ratner made the media rounds last week, saying that “rehearsal is for fags,” criticism exploded and he issued the following apology before quitting his gig as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards: “Over the last few days, I’ve gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment…

Nia Long gives birth to a baby boy

Nia Long Gives Birth to Baby Boy!

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It’s official. Actress Nia Long has given birth to a baby boy in Los Angeles, her rep, Priscilla Moralez, has confirmed. The child, her second, has been named Kez Sunday Udoka. This is Long’s first child with Ime Udoka, 33, of the San Antonio Spurs. Her first child, Massai, Jr. is from a previous relationship. Long’s credits include the films Soul Food, Love Jones and Big Momma’s House. Long recently…

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Obama’s Healthcare Plan

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Obama’s Healthcare Plan

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Good news for the Obama Administration. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of “Obamacare,” the embattled health care law that conservatives have been trying to strike down since it was first unveiled by President Barack Obama. The court issued a split decision, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that found Congress did not over-reach it’s authority by requiring…

Johnny Dupree Loses Historic Mississippi Governor Bid

Johnny DuPree Loses Historic Mississippi Governor Race

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Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, has already made history by becoming the first African-American candidate to be selected in the state of Mississippi to run for governor. He was unable to pull out a victory though, losing his bid to Repubican governor-elect, Phil Bryant. To hundreds of supporters at Hattiesburg’s Convention Center, Dupree made it clear that he is holding his lead high, proud of the strides that the state has…