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November 18, 2011

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

The Money Mentor: Does Lil Wayne’s Prepaid Card Offer Value?

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    by:  Lorillia Brown-Phillips, The Money Mentor, Your Black World The Young Money Prepaid Discover® Credit Card, which launched in November 2011, is promoted as a card to serve the estimated 43 million Americans who are either unbanked or underbanked.  The prepaid credit card advertises on the website to include  features such as Billeo bill pay, direct deposit, spend analyzer, prescription discounts and shopping discounts in the form of…

Rihanna: I’m Single, I Don’t Get Any Booty Calls

Rihanna: I’m Single, I Don’t Get Any Booty Calls

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    R&B superstar Rihanna dishes about the current state of her love life, and what she’s looking for in a significant other, on Monday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. via Rihanna: I’m Single, I Don’t Get Any Booty Calls | What The Ha-yell!.

20th Anniversary Of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”

20th Anniversary Of Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”

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    Twenty years ago today, the epic movie “Malcolm X” was released in theaters. The movie starred Denzel Washington, who gave the performance of a lifetime capturing the passion and essence of Malcolm X. The three hour epic captured Malcolm’s transformation from street hustler to Muslim leader, and Angela Basset and Delroy Lindo contributed to an excellent supporting cast. via This Day In Black History: 20th Anniversary Of Spike…

Larry Davis Biopic Coming Soon

Larry Davis Biopic Coming Soon

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    The 25th anniversary of Larry Davis’ infamous gun battle with 30 New York City police officers which left six injured is this coming Saturday. As New Yorkers reminisce about the events that sparked a 17 day manhunt for the South Bronx criminal, Epoch Motion Pictures grabbed television writer, Kevin Arkadie, to draft the screenplay for Davis’ biopic. Arkadie is known for penning and producing episodes of cop dramas,…

Star-studded Farewell For Heavy D

Star-studded Farewell For Heavy D

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    Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a star-studded funeral service that included Jay-Z and Will Smith, humorous anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy, and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. “We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that…

President Obama Sends Condolence Note To Heavy D’s Family

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Heavy D was remembered with laughter and tears Friday during a funeral service included humorous anecdotes from longtime friend Diddy and words of encouragement for his young daughter, delivered in a letter from President Barack Obama. “We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our…

For One Night Only: The Return of ‘Yo! MTV Raps’

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On December 4, MTV2 will herald the return of one of the most beloved franchises in MTV history, “Yo! MTV Raps.” The show, which originally aired from 1988 to 1995, was the first major hip-hop program on a network, and it helped rap videos blow up globally as it gave some of the biggest stars of the day a forum to talk about their music with hosts Fab 5 Freddy,…

Queen of Soul Is Curious About Personal Items Being Sold This Weekend

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Aretha Franklin says she’s curious about exactly what former belongings of hers might be sold this weekend in suburban Detroit. The Queen of Soul said in a statement to The Detroit News that she has no connection to Saturday’s planned sale, which is offering clothing, shoes and household items. She said they’re “items that I didn’t want anymore and left in a storage locker … many years ago.” Read More.

dr boyce watkins talks about cornel west

Dr. Boyce: Why I’m So Happy for Cornel West

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks about the decision of Cornel West to leave Princeton University, among other issues.

Detroit Financial Crisis Getting Very Serious

Detroit Financial Crisis Getting Very Serious

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    Detroit City Council members are expressing frustration and disappointment with Mayor Dave Bing. They say he’s not taking the drastic measures needed to fix the city’s financial crisis, and the council may go to the governor for help. “The governor says that this was a crappy plan and that he’s expecting a review of our finances. That means that the governor’s office is extremely dissatisfied,” said City Council…

Your Black Gossip: Queen Latifah Reveals Her Motherhood Plans to More Magazine

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  Jazz singer, actress and Covergirl model, Dana Owens, better known by her Hip-Hop handle, Queen Latifah, has confirmed in an exclusive interview with More Magazine that she will become a mother next year. “I’m definitely going to adopt, or have a child,” Latifah says, “I’ve wanted to adopt since I was 17 or 18-years-old.” The 41-year-old renaissance woman credits the 1992 death of her older brother, Lance Owens, with…

Lynch Sandusky? Sarah Palin Thinks So

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Sarah Palin says ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky should “hang from the highest tree” if he’s found guilty of sexually abusing children. Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, didn’t mince words about the scandal during her regular contributor stint last night on Fox News. MORE: Full Penn State coverage “Hang him from the highest tree. I’ll bring the rope,” she said. After some…

U of Texas Student GOP President Calls Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

U of Texas Student GOP President Calls Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

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      Lauren Pierce is the current president of the College Republicans at The University of Texas at Austin.  The organization has been accused of racism in the past, and doesn’t seem to care about changing this tradition.  This week on Twitter, the president said that the idea of assassinating President Obama is “tempting.”  Only in Texas would the idea of killing a black man be so pleasing. “Y’all…

Report: Beatings and Bloodshed at #OccupyWallStreet

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    Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters clashed with cops this morning throughout lower Manhattan after attempting to march toward the New York Stock Exchange as part of a massive citywide demonstration marking two months since the movement began. The protest had begun peacefully, but quickly grew tense and escalated as cops made 100 arrests when a group of demonstrators tried to jump over some barricades. Others were cuffed and…

Rapper Common Plays Slave on New AMC Series

Rapper Common Plays Slave on New AMC Series

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      NEW YORK — The history of slavery in America is a history of resistance, rebellion. Yet, movies and TV do not always showcase those themes. That’s one reason why the rapper Common is excited about AMC’s new series, “Hell on Wheels,” a Western that chronicles the building of the transcontinental railroad. Common plays mixed-raced former slave Elam Ferguson, who works on the rail system. Portraying a slave,…