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December 9, 2011

NBC Now Requires Quest Love to Approve All Songs He Plays for Jimmy Fallon

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It has been announced that Quest Love no longer has the final say in what songs are played on the Jimmy Fallon Show.  Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots says now he’s “gotta clear a lot of the song choices” that the network is allowing him to pursue. “It’s still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely…

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

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    by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be forced to carry the child to term? What would make such a situation fair and…

Newt Gingrich’s Lesbian Half-Sister Says She's Campaigning For Obama

Newt Gingrich’s Lesbian Half-Sister Says She’s Campaigning For Obama

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Newt Gingrich might be confident he’s got the votes to be the Republican presidential nominee, but he may have trouble convincing his own family to support him The gay half-sister of the ex-House Speaker said Wednesday she’s going to stick with President Obama because of her sibling’s stance on same-sex marriage. “He is definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to those issues,” Candace Gingrich-Jones told MSNBC’s…

Principal Forced Into Retirement Over Student's Suspension For "Cute" Remark

Principal Forced Into Retirement Over Student’s Suspension For “Cute” Remark

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When Brookside Elementary School’s principal, Jerry Bostic, suspended 9-year-old Emanyea Lockett for calling his teacher “cute” he may have expected a lot of attention — we’re not sure if he expected this. After accusing Emanyea of sexual harrassment and suspending him for 3 days, school officials investigated the matter and came to the conclusion that the principal over-reacted. And that it’s time for him to end his career. “After a…

R.I.P: Another Shooting at Virginia Tech; Officer and Gunman Dead | What The Ha-yell!

R.I.P: Another Shooting at Virginia Tech; Officer and Gunman Dead | What The Ha-yell!

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      Lightening may never strike the same spot twice, but bullets can. Five years after the Virginia Tech massacre—the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history—the school has fallen victim to violence once again. A gunman killed a police officer in the VT parking lot Thursday, then shot himself, according to sources. The cause of his death has not been verified. Officers responded to reports of suspicious activity and…

Juror’s Tweeting Buys Convicted Murderer New Trial

Juror’s Tweeting Buys Convicted Murderer New Trial

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    Erickson Dimas-Martinez’s attorneys had appealed his 2010 murder conviction because a juror sent tweets despite the judge’s instruction not to post on the Internet or communicate with anyone about the case. The lawyers also complained that another juror slept. In one tweet, juror Randy Franco wrote: “Choices to be made. Hearts to be broken…We each define the great line.” Less than an hour before the jury announced its…

Tragic: Cop Arrives At Random Crime Scene and Finds Step-Son Murdered

Tragic: Cop Arrives At Random Crime Scene and Finds Step-Son Murdered

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  Your Black News reports: Veteran Chicago sergeant Darwin Butler arrived at another bloody crime scene, began going through his usual drill of securing the premises and checking vitals of the murder victim. Only to find out—this time—it was his step-son. Darius Parish, 20, was dead behind the wheel, having been shot in the shoulder. Another passenger was shot in the arm, and three others, including a 10 month-old were…

Student Arrested For Shooting Darts in School Parking Lot

Student Arrested For Shooting Darts in School Parking Lot

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    Your Black News reports: It’s official — Our children have run amok. Police arrested Zachary Thompson, 18, for allegedly shooting blow-darts at fellow students in the parking lot of his Middle Township, New Jersey High School. For some asinine reason, Thompson thought it would be a good idea to take a 4-foot-long blow gun to shoot metal darts at classmates… as a joke. Apparently, the cops didn’t find…

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

Jackson Speaks ON Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’

Jackson Speaks ON Blagojevich Sentence: ‘Sad Day For Illinois’

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      U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was speaking out for the first time on Thursday about the 14-year sentence handed down to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. As CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports, at a rally for Chicago postal workers, Jackson declared that the Blagojevich scandal has “shamed our state.” He also said Blagojevich’s sentencing was “a sad day for Illinois, a very sad day for (Blagojevich’s) wife…

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

Marion Barry Biopic Starring Eddie Murphy In The Making

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    The life of former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is one of the most unbelievable adventures in all of politics.   He has seen the top of the mountain and the bottom of the valley, as the controversial politician who watched his power disappear over the temptation of a crack pipe.  But what made Barry’s story most interesting was that his perseverance led him back to the top…

Feds Want To See Barry Bonds Behind Bars For Lying

Feds Want To See Barry Bonds Behind Bars For Lying

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    The feds want to put home run king Barry Bonds, convicted on an obstruction of justice charge by a San Francisco jury earlier this year, in the clink. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew Parrella and Jeff Nedrow asked U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston to sentence the steroid-stained slugger to a federal prison for 15 months in court papers filed late Thursday. Bonds was convicted of obstruction of…

NBA Won’t Allow the Chris Paul Trade to Happen

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NBA commissioner David Stern killed the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul after several owners complained about the league-owned team dealing the All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Some owners pushed Stern to nullify the trade and that the Hornets be made to keep Paul on the roster for the foreseeable future, sources said. A chorus of owners were irate with the belief that the five-month…

Braxton Family Values: Traci Gets Her Shot to Sing Background and Walks Off Stage

Braxton Family Values: Traci Gets Her Shot to Sing Background and Walks Off Stage

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  The title of tonight’s “Braxton Family Values” episode, “New Doo-Whop Chick,” is about the trials and tribulations of Miss Traci as she finally gets her chance to sing backup for Toni.Of course there’s drama involved.Toni dispatches an impatient Tamar to teach Traci how to get her doo-wop-pop-pop on properly. Meanwhile, Towanda adds pressure by seriously doubting that Traci is anywhere near stage-ready.And finally, Traci’s big moment backing Toni alongside…

No, Jay-Z is NOT The First Hip-Hop Artist to Perform at Carnegie Hall

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It is being reported that Jay-Z’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall is the first hip-hop concert series to be offered at the venue. Perhaps the word “series” is being used to strategically place the event in a unique light, but we’re here to set the record straight. Other hip-hop artists, including the great MC Lyte, have performed at Carnegie in the past, so Jigga is not the first. In the…