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November 13, 2011

Urban League: DC Is Best City for Black Businesses

Urban League: DC Is Best City for Black Businesses

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    With the national black unemployment rate hovering at 16 percent, it has been tempting for some job seekers to consider hanging up their own shingle. Believe it or not, some small black business owners are thriving in this precarious economy, and it’s all about location, location, location. This week the National Urban League Policy Institute released a study ranking the top metro areas that are conducive to black-owned…

Heavy D’s Funeral Set For Friday At Historic Church in Mt. Vernon

Heavy D’s Funeral Set For Friday At Historic Church in Mt. Vernon

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    Dwight Myers, the rapper known as Heavy D, will be laid to rest at the historic Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, New York, this coming Friday, November 18. The cemromony is scheduled to begin at 11am and will be led by Senior Pastor Reverend Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, who will deliver the eulogy. via Heavy D’s Funeral Set For Friday At Historic Church | News One.

Terrell Owens Loses $56k in Dallas Real Estate Deal

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    Terrell Owens just got his ass kicked in a real estate deal — taking a $56k loss on a condo in Dallas … TMZ has learned. According to public documents, Owens paid $340,000 for the 2,600 square foot place back in 2006, right after he signed a $25 million contract with the Cowboys. Owens no longer works in Dallas … and probably won’t ever work in Dallas again…

MJ’s Former Manager Says Singer Started Propofol in 1999

MJ’s Former Manager Says Singer Started Propofol in 1999

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    Michael Jackson took Propofol as early as 1999, a former manager claims in a new book — and says Jackson was late to his 30th anniversary concerts because he was drugged up. Frank Cascio, a former personal assistant to Jackson who eventually became his close friend and manager, writes that he first noticed Jackson taking Demerol in 1993 during his “Dangerous” tour. He says Jackson was first introduced…

Cops Arrest Ten Year Old Girl For Attacking Teacher Over Candy

Cops Arrest Ten Year Old Girl For Attacking Teacher Over Candy

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    A 10-year-old Florida girl is facing a felony charge for allegedly attacking her elementary school teacher and threatening the educator’s life. The assault, police report, was triggered when the teacher seized a bag of Halloween candy that the girl brought to class. Fifth-grader Miesha Bryant was arrested last Tuesday after an Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy was summoned to the girl’s classroom at Zellwood Elementary School. The child…

Colin Powell: Wall Street Protesters Are “As American As Apple Pie”

Colin Powell: Wall Street Protesters Are “As American As Apple Pie”

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    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are “as American as apple pie,” during a recent interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan. Powell said that even though his parents didn’t make much while he was growing up in New York, they were able to find stable work, unlike many people who are part of the movement. via Colin Powell: Wall Street Protesters Are “As…

Dr. Boyce: Open Letter From Herman Cain….Sort Of | News One

Dr. Boyce: Open Letter From Herman Cain….Sort Of | News One

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    Here’s an open letter from Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain….well, at least the one that I believe he’d like to write, especially after a fourth woman has come out accusing Cain of sexual harassment: To the American Public, Just a few weeks ago, I was worried. I couldn’t figure out how to sell books or command higher speaking fees, and I’d been nothing more than a political wannabe…

Tiger Woods falls in Australian Open

Tiger Woods falls in Australian Open

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The loudest cheers were for Tiger Woods. The Australian Open belonged to Greg Chalmers. Chalmers won his national championship for the second time Sunday, closing with a 3-under 69 to hold off a late charge by Woods and a 50-foot birdie putt by John Senden that nearly forced a playoff. Woods had his best chance of winning all year. MORE: Can Tiger still win in Australia? “Two holes on the…

Pacquiao wins close decision over Marquez

Pacquiao wins close decision over Marquez

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    In a decision that sent the sellout crowd of 16,383 at the MGM Grand into an angry frenzy, Manny Pacquiao scored a controversial and unpopular majority decision victory against his sharp and determined rival Juan Manuel Marquez in the third fight of their trilogy Saturday night. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his majority decision victory against Juan Manuel Marquez to retain his WBO welterweight title. The decision caused the partisan…

Roland Martin: GOP Ignores Wall Streets role in economic woe

Roland Martin: GOP Ignores Wall Streets role in economic woe

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All of the post-mortems on the CNBC Republican debate have focused on the sad, but hilarious, senior moment Gov. Rick Perry suffered when he couldnt remember the third federal agency he wants to eliminate. There is no doubt it was near the top of the list of the most embarrassing debate moments in history. But what also stood out as perplexing — and stunning — was how all of the…

Ohio Dad Beats 5 Year-old Daughter Over Her ABCs

Ohio Dad Beats 5 Year-old Daughter Over Her ABCs

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    An Akron father is accused of beating his 5-year-old daughter for failing to recognize parts of the alphabet, police said. Christopher D. Curry, 39, is charged with felonious assault, child endangering and domestic violence. His daughter, a kindergartner, was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital on Tuesday with multiple bruises and cuts, including a nearly swollen shut left eye. Her condition Thursday was not available. via Ohio Dad Beats…

Jay-Zs Occupy All Streets T-shirt Line Pulled After Criticism

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    Jay-Zs Occupy Wall Street T-shirt line has been pulled from Rocawear’s website just days after critics slammed the millionaire rapper for cashing in on the movement without promising to share a penny of profits with the 99%.The shirts, stamped with the phrase, “Occupy All Streets,” first appeared when Russell Simmons tweeted a picture of Jay-Z wearing one backstage at a concert. via Jay-Zs Occupy All Streets T-shirt line…