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November 15, 2011

Viola Davis Says “Dignity” Overused to Describe Black Actresses

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    The Hollywood Reporter recently talked with Viola Davis about her role in The Help, but when she was asked her thoughts on one critic’s observation that she brought “dignity” to her character, the seasoned actress said she doesn’t care much for that word as it is applied to black actresses. Davis added: “I love and hate the word ‘dignity.’ I feel it’s overused for black actresses, as with…

Love & Hip Hop Drama: Chrissy Remorseful Laying Hands On Kimbella

Love & Hip Hop Drama: Chrissy Remorseful Laying Hands On Kimbella

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    On the season premiere of Love & Hip Hop season 2, viewers witnessed an all out brawl between cast members, Chrissy Lampkin and Kimbella Vanderlee. Chrissy tells MTV she regrets the incident, but not her feelings and explains what provoked her attack — Lampkin claims she was: “caught in the moment”. via Love & Hip Hop Drama: Chrissy Remorseful Laying Hands On Kimbella | 24Wired.TV.

Report: Conrad Murray Tells Visitors He Doesn’t Want to Live

Report: Conrad Murray Tells Visitors He Doesn’t Want to Live

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   Dr. Conrad Murray seems to have believed that he could actually play a role in the death of one of the most beloved entertainers in history and not end up in prison.  The doctor is currently housed in the medical ward of the LA County Jail, and there are reports that he is considering killing himself. “A person’s medical or mental health status in the Los Angeles County Jail…

FBI: Hate Crimes Target Blacks In 70 Percent Of Race-Based Cases

FBI: Hate Crimes Target Blacks In 70 Percent Of Race-Based Cases

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    Blacks were the group most likely to be the targets of race-based hate crimes, according to a new federal report.The report, compiled by the FBI’s civil rights division, found that the large majority of racial bias crimes were “motivated by anti-black bias.” Latinos were the targets of 66 percent of all hate crimes motivated by ethnicity or national origin. Jews were the targets of most crimes against religious…

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

New York court upholds eviction of Occupy protesters

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    A New York Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Occupy Wall Street protesters will be allowed to demonstrate in Zuccotti Park, but can’t live and sleep there with their tents and generators. The Lower Manhattan park has been a home for the loosely defined group for nearly two months, spawning similar demonstrations in cities nationwide and around the world. Police in riot gear cleared out the protesters early Tuesday…

Herman Cain Tries to Recover from Embarrassing Libya Statement

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Republican presidential Herman Cain sought to project a clear sense of national security and foreign policy while campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, a day after botching his answer to a question about his support for the U.S. role in Libya. On his first trip to Iowa since decade-old sexual harassment allegations surfaced, Cain indirectly addressed the foreign policy problem by telling more than 200 people at a northeastern Iowa restaurant that the U.S. needed to leave no doubt about its…

Disgusting: Teacher Accused Of Making Black Students Rub Her Feet During Class (VIDEO)

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    South Carolina school district  is investigating after a first-grader complained about having to rub her teacher’s feet. A district representative said the district has launched a full investigation, appropriate action has been taken and the situation has been rectified. But that’s not nearly enough for some parents. “She admitted to the children rubbing her feet,” said Brenda Norris. “Just the thought of it… They immediately sent her home,…

Black Scholars Not Happy with Black in America 4 (Video)

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  In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Juan Gilbert from Clemson University.  Dr. Gilbert is a noted Computer Scientist and has serious concerns about CNN’s Black in America 4.   Were Black technologists properly represented on the show?  Gilbert doesn’t think so.

Results of Heavy D’s Autopsy Revealed… (DETAILS)

Results of Heavy D’s Autopsy Revealed… (DETAILS)

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    The sudden cause of Heavy D’s death remains a mystery, as today’s autopsy results were deemed inconclusive. According to the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. coroner’s office has deferred judgment on what killed the legend suddenly at age 44 last Tuesday. As for Heavy D’s funeral, the wake will be Thursday 12-6pm at Grace Baptist Church – 52 South 6th Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550. Officials said the autopsy results were unclear and that…

Birds of a Feather? Sandusky’s Attorney Impregnated a Teenager

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    Your Black World reports The attorney for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University coach who is accused of molesting young boys, reportedly fathered a child with a teenage girl.  The 63-year old helped the 16-year old get emancipated from her parents, where she had a child with him right before she turned 18. via Your Black Gossip: The Official Source of Black Celebrity Gossip: Birds of a…

Yvette Carnell: Jay-Z Can’t Sell His Occupy Wall Street T-Shirt

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by Yvette Carnell Talk about out of touch. I guess since the chief ingredient of Jay-Z’s success formula has always been dumbing it down for black youth, then commoditizing on a largely fictitious hood life, I shouldn’t be surprised at his attempt to co-opt Occupy Wall Street’s momentum. After all, this is what hip hop has become hasn’t it? A genre where artists with less than stellar lyrical skills spout…

TGI Friday’s manager fired because of vote for Obama: lawsuit

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    A black manager at a Long Island T.G.I. Friday’s alleges that a racist boss warned him in 2008 not to vote for Barack Obama — and fired him after he did. In a federal discrimination lawsuit, Michael Verzillo says regional manager Tanya Edwards, who is white, asked him in September 2008 whom he’d for. When he replied that he might vote for Obama, Edwards, 50, said the Bible…

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Michelle Taylor Finds the Blessing in a Major Financial Setback

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Michelle Taylor Finds the Blessing in a Major Financial Setback

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    I met author Michelle Taylor during the Detroit leg of our “Less Talk, More Action Empowerment Tour.”   Taylor was candid about how she lost everything when the real estate market tanked, and she openly discussed the serious psychological challenges that come with pulling yourself out of devastating situations. I was impressed with the way she was able to understand that sometimes, our greatest setbacks can be tremendous blessings,…

Statement Released by the Family of Heavy D

Statement Released by the Family of Heavy D

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    This statement was sent over to us this morning from the family of rapper Heavy D, who died last week. Hev had great love for his family and friends; he was a kind and giving spirit who extended and shared himself with everyone who crossed his path. He had a heart of gold, was approachable, very personable and gave of himself willingly and unconditionally. Though Hev will most…

Whoa: Woman Arrested For Shooting At A Man Because He Said She Was A Bad Driver

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    Comments about women drivers do not sit well with Sharon Brabham. The 31-year-old is facing an attempted murder charge after shooting at a man because her criticised her driving skills. Thomas Mobley confronted Branham about her ‘reckless driving’ after following her into a Walgreens car park in Walterboro, South Carolina. As he spoke with Ms Brabham, she pulled out a .38 calibre pistol and fired a shot in…