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December 8, 2011

Obama Says Keeping Morning-After Pill Away From Teens Is “Common Sense”

Obama Says Keeping Morning-After Pill Away From Teens Is “Common Sense”

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    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed but said he did not steer his administration’s decision to halt the over-the-counter sale of an anti-pregnancy drug to girls under 17, saying it was common sense to keep a morning-after pill away for children who may misuse it. Citing his own daughters, he said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and…

‘First Million-Dollar Perfume Bottle’ Unveiled By Chanel Iman

‘First Million-Dollar Perfume Bottle’ Unveiled By Chanel Iman

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    Model Chanel Iman unveiled what has been dubbed the world’s first million-dollar fragrance bottle in New York on December 5. The 21-year-old, best known for her work with lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret, is spokesmodel for DKNY perfume and was accompanied by bodyguards to present a specially designed version of the latest fragrance Golden Delicious at DKNY’s New York flagship store. Inspired by the New York skyline and designed…

Women Indicted In McDonald’s Beating After Worker Rayon McIntosh Is Cleared

Women Indicted In McDonald’s Beating After Worker Rayon McIntosh Is Cleared

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    A Manhattan grand jury turned the tables on a pair of McDonald’s patrons, indicting the two women for inciting a fast-food fracas by jumping over the eatery’s counter. The felony charges against Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards were announced Thursday, less than a week after the same panel cleared McDonald’s cashier Rayon McIntosh. The ex-con was caught on video beating the women after they bounded into the employees-only area….

Lucky For Us the Seattle Welfare Queen Isn’t Black

Lucky For Us the Seattle Welfare Queen Isn’t Black

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    Authorities recently raided the home of a Seattle woman who allegedly used federal subsidy vouchers reserved for low income families to – get this – pay for her million dollar Lake Washington waterfront home. Unsealed court documents revealed that since 2003, a woman who has social security benefits, welfare and food stamps, had been getting a monthly $1200 tax-payer subsidized check to pay towards her gorgeous, picturesque 2400…

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have  Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

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    Sixty percent of Black women in an ongoing study reported they had been sexually assaulted by a Black man before they turned 18, according researchers at Black Women’s Blueprint. Nationally, more than 300 women were surveyed in the study, and the organization hopes to survey a total of 700 women by March 2012. The group will announce its full findings at that time. According to Farah Tanis, co-Founder…

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

Studies Say Wealthy African-Americans Are Deserting Major Cities In “Reverse Migration”

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    Affluent African-Americans are leaving industrial cities for the suburbs and the South shifting traditional lines between rich and poor, according to new study. Their migration is widening the income gap between whites and the inner-city black population who remain behind, while making African-Americans less united as a group and subject to greater income disparities. Roderick Harrison, a Howard University sociologist and former chief of racial statistics at the…

Mother ‘threatens to shoot and kill daughter’s middle school classmate’

Mother ‘threatens to shoot and kill daughter’s middle school classmate’

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    A 33-year-old mother has been charged with making written death threats to a middle school student on Facebook. Orange County deputies said Rayshell Lavone Smith sent an eighth-grader messages saying she was going to the school with a gun to ‘off you’. According to an investigative report released this week, Smith’s daughter argued with another student at Freedom Middle School last month about someone who brought a knife…

Macy’s Worker Fired For Refusing To Allow Transgender To Use Women’s Fitting Room

Macy’s Worker Fired For Refusing To Allow Transgender To Use Women’s Fitting Room

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    During the holiday season, Macy’s is regarded as a shopping Mecca, but in Texas, the retail giant is at the centre of a controversy. A worker at a San Antonio store is now looking for a new job after she was fired for refusing to allow a transgendered person to use the women’s fitting room. Natalie Johnson admits she was watching the customer from the start, claiming she…

NBA Won’t Drug Test For Marijuana In The Offseason

NBA Won’t Drug Test For Marijuana In The Offseason

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    As part of the new labor agreement, players will get tested for steroids in the offseason but they won’t get tested for weed. No matter what, players will face additional testing if the deal is ratified. According to the memo, beginning in the 2012-13 season, players can be tested up to two times during the offseason for steroids and performance-enhancing drugs only. They would not be screened for…

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

HBCUs Stand To Lose More Than $20 million Per Year

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    When the congressional super committee charged with reducing America’s deficit failed to reach an agreement on what cuts should be made in 2013, some assumed HBCUs, of which their presidents and supporters warned were being targeted, were off the hook. But an article on The Root says not so fast. Unless a new deal is struck, Historically Black Colleges and Universities could still lose more than $20 million…

Former NFLer Charles Grant ARRESTED For Fraudulent Checks!

Former NFLer Charles Grant ARRESTED For Fraudulent Checks!

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    Charles Grant, the 33-year-old former N.O. Saints and Chicago Bears player who appeared as newcomer Marlo’s man on Sunday night’s episode of RHOA, was arrested last week in Colquitt, GA on felony charges of writing bad checks.  And seeing that these ARE felony charges, the checks were likely for a serious amount of cash. Read More.

You Can ONLY  Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

You Can ONLY Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

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    With the donor pool as slim as it is, and the waiting list as long as it is, I’m surprised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would propose such a limiting provision in its new set of health guidelines. Under the proposed policy, people who’ve had sex with two or more people in the past year will be placed in a high-risk donor category, noting the…

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

Obama’s College Graduation Goals Are Impossible

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    In the next decade, President Obama wants to raise America’s college graduation rate to 60%. Currently, just over 40% of Americans aged 25-34 have college degrees. That means a lot of new college students will have to be added to the system, and soon. In fact, there is no hope of this being achieved. Read More.

Hip Hop First? Jay-Z To Perform At The Legendary Carnegie Hall

Hip Hop First? Jay-Z To Perform At The Legendary Carnegie Hall

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    Jay-Z will be performing the first ever Hip-Hop concert at Carnegie Hall in February. No Hip-Hop show has ever been held their in the building’s 120 year existence. The two shows will benefit The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and The United Way Of New York City and help children continue their education. Read More.

Former Cash Money Rapper BG Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges; Facing 40 Years in Prison

Former Cash Money Rapper BG Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges; Facing 40 Years in Prison

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    Former Cash Money artist BG pleaded guilty yesterday to gun and witness tampering charges and could face up to 40 years in prison. During a random traffic stop in November of 2009, three guns owned by BG were found in a stolen car. The weapons discovered were three loaded shotguns with two extended magazine clips. Along with B.G., 27-year-old Jerod Fedison and 17-year-old Demounde Pollard were also charged in…