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January 11, 2012

Pepsi Pays $3.1M In Racial Discrimination Case

Pepsi Pays $3.1M In Racial Discrimination Case

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    Pepsi Beverages Co. has agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants – even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is working to crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics, said Wednesday that the company’s policy of not hiring workers with arrest records disproportionately…

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

Occupy Chicago Protests Obama’s Homecoming

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    According to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama won’t be getting an entirely warm welcome during his visit to his home city of Chicago Wednesday; members of the Occupy Wall Street movement have announced plans to picket a fundraising event and concert at the University of Illinois at Chicago where Obama is expected to speak. Occupy UIC, in conjunction with Occupy Chicago, is organizing a demonstration during the…

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

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    A federal judge in Mississippi on Tuesday dismissed former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s $25 million lawsuit against Skytel, the city’s former communications provider, for releasing text messages that brought about his downfall. U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. of Jackson, Miss., said Kilpatrick filed an amended lawsuit there in March 2010 without getting court approval to do so, as required by Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. Barbour kicked…

Haley Barbour Pardons Nearly 200 Convicted Felons, Including Killers and Rapist

Haley Barbour Pardons Nearly 200 Convicted Felons, Including Killers and Rapist

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  In his final days as Mississippi governor, Republican Haley Barbour gave pardons or early release to nearly 200 people, including more than two dozen whose crimes were listed as murder, manslaughter or homicide. State records released Tuesday show some of the convicted killers were pardoned, while others were given medical or conditional releases. Barbour had released five other convicted killers in 2008. One of them had been granted a…

Eddie Long Back In The Pulpit

Eddie Long Back In The Pulpit

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    The senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has returned after taking some time off for personal reasons. Long, whose ministry was recently rocked by a sexual misconduct scandal that resulted in a settlement, announced in December that he was taking a brief leave to use the time to heal his family. Long’s wife, Vanessa, has filed for divorce. A spokesman said Long preached at the New…

50 Cents Being A Show Off On Twitter And Being Very Mean To Beyonce’s Blue Ivy

50 Cents Being A Show Off On Twitter And Being Very Mean To Beyonce’s Blue Ivy

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  He’s always been one to show off his money. But 50 Cent has now showed it off literally in a series of vulgar poses on his Twitter page. The rapper shared four photos of him holding massive wads of cash in his hotel room in Las Vegas yesterday.     The 36-year-old, thought to be worth $250 million, is joined by boxer Floyd Mayweather in Sin City where he…

Singer Brandy Happy That Her Future Child May Have “Good Hair”

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The singer Brandy recently appeared on The Wendy Williams Show where she spoke about her new gig on the sitcom, The Game, as well as her beef with Kim Kardashian. Brandy also stated that she had a new man in her life and she was in fact “in love”. A picture was then displayed of Brandy and her new beau. Wendy then made the statement, “If you have a baby…

Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

Michelle Obama Tired of Being Labeled “An Angry Black Woman”

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    Michelle Obama has gone public with her side of the story on a recent book stating that she has had tremendous friction with her husband’s advisory team.  A new book by New York Times reporter Jody Kantor describes Mrs. Obama’s relationship with the president’s team as being one that often results in friction. The FLOTUS spoke with Gayle King of CBS News, stating that she is “not an expert…

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

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    People sterilized against their will under a discredited North Carolina state programme should each be paid $50,000, a task force voted today. This would mark the first time a state has moved to compensate victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics. The panel recommended that the money go to verified, living victims, including those who are alive now but may die before the lawmakers approve any…

The Men of ‘The Game’ Raise the Stakes in Season Five

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      Loop21.com—After last year’s premiere where a record 7.7 million people tuned in, the largest ever for a cable TV sitcom season debut, The Game returns for it’s fifth season tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BET. The drama-filled series centers on the stars of a fictional football team, the San Diego Sabers, but the field is only the backdrop. The real focus of The Game revolves around…

Amber Rose Apologizes To Kim Kardashian For Calling Her A Homewrecker

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Your Black World reports: Amber Rose had been holding her tongue ever since she went on the Wendy Williams Show and said that she’d “keep it cute” when discussing her ex Kanye and his undercover affair with Kim Kardashian-Humphries. Then for some reason, she had a “moment”  and she went all “I’m going to tell everyone what a trifling homewrecker you really are” on the famous for being famous starlet,…

Allen West: Obama Will Lose 2012 Election In ‘Brutal Bloodbath’

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  Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) predicted in a recent interview that President Obama would lose in a “brutal bloodbath” to any GOP presidential candidate. Despite his confidence in the electoral strength of the Republican presidential hopefuls, West singled out Newt Gingrich, telling Newsmax that the former House speaker is “the smartest person out there.” (Video of Newsmax’s exclusive interview with West above) West went on to suggest that…

Police Release Video of South Side Gas Station Slaying

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    Chicago police have released surveillance photos and video of two men wanted in the fatal shooting of the part-owner of a gas station in the Bronzeville neighborhood last month. The video shows the men entering the BP gas station at 43rd and State streets about 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, police said. They then force the part-owner and another worker to the floor at gunpoint while cleaning out…

Kirsten West Savali: Why Black America Should Care About Private Danny Chen’s Suicide

Kirsten West Savali: Why Black America Should Care About Private Danny Chen’s Suicide

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    In a tragic story that could have played out on many college campuses across America, Private Danny Chen, 19, committed suicide on October 3, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, after suffering horrific and continual hazing at the hands of eight U.S. Army soldiers. SEE ALSO: Beverly Johnson Reveals “Price” Of Fame Chen had only been deployed to Afghanistan for six weeks, but his family revealed in a press conference…

Nojma Muhammad: Our Wombs Are Not Down Payments

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    By: Nojma Muhammad, Your Black Woman I recently saw a picture on Facebook that had the following words: “If you wouldn’t make her a wife then don’t make her a mother.” I got the message, but to me this yet again another escape from accountability as women. “Make” Really? Make? My perspective is, “If he isn’t willing to MAKE you his wife, then DON’T be WILLING to be…