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January 14, 2012

Historic Black Church Saved From Foreclosure By Occupy Atlanta

Historic Black Church Saved From Foreclosure By Occupy Atlanta

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An historic black church which was facing foreclose has been given a last-ditch reprieve from eviction. The Higher Ground Empowerment Center has been at the heart of the northwest Vine City neighborhood since 1903, one of Atlanta’s most under-resourced communities. HGEC’s Pastor Dexter Johnson says the church offers much-needed programs and services, including tutoring, food and clothes to the needy, in a community blighted by boarded up homes. Problems started…

Scott Sisters Angry Because They Weren’t On Mississippi Gov. Pardon List

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Two Mississippi sisters were shocked to find themselves left off a surprisingly long list of pardons by the outgoing governor and are hoping for better luck with the state’s new chief, The Associated Press reports. Jamie and Gladys Scott made national news last year when Gov. Haley Barbour paroled them from prison on the condition that Gladys donate a kidney to Jamie, whose dialysis was costing the state a whopping…

The Science Behind Hair Growth

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The science behind hair growth can be a bit confusing for some. Fellow Youtuber, Kim Love (aka Kimmaytube) explains how hair grows and the proper maintenance needed to retain length.

Report: Quote on MLK Memorial Will Be Changed

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A quote carved in stone on the new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington will be changed after the inscription was criticized for not accurately reflecting the civil rights leaders words. The Washington Post first reported on Friday the decision to change the inscription, which currently reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.” The phrase is chiseled into one side of a massive block of…

‘The Game’ Scores Big Season Premiere But Doesn’t Match Last Year’s Numbers

‘The Game’ Scores Big Season Premiere But Doesn’t Match Last Year’s Numbers

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      Black Like Moi reports: The men of BET’s The Game said it was their mission to beat last year’s premiere on their new network; unfortunately, they didn’t even come close. After being dumped by the CW, BET jumped on the opportunity to run with the dramedy that fans worked so diligently to bring back on the air. Last year, over 7.7 million viewers tuned in to catch…

High School Teacher Faces Unemployment Over Homophobic Facebook Posts

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From the Daily Mail UK: A New Jersey school teacher accused of writing anti-gay comments on Facebook is stirring a new pot on free speech rights versus her possible termination. Tenure charges were formally filed against high school English teacher Viki Knox, 50, last month after she was placed on leave in September for words her school board argues to be potentially harmful to their students. ‘Why parade your unnatural…

Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union Wedding Reality Show Could Happen

Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union Wedding Reality Show Could Happen

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      Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade talked in the new issue of Essence Magazine about their views on marriage and possibly filming it for a reality show, according to US Weekly. The couple, which has been dating for 3 years, say they aren’t in a rush to get married because they both want to get it right. “We both took failing at marriage hard,” Wade explains. “The next…

National Organization for Women Leader Supports The Legalization of Prostitution

National Organization for Women Leader Supports The Legalization of Prostitution

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      What if prostitution were legal? What if there were sanitation procedures, taxation and employee protection laws? What if these women were actually treated with dignity instead of plagues on society while the men who supply the demand are left to drift back into the shadows unscathed, reputations and family intact? In an exclusive interview with NewsOne, Jocelyn Morris, national board member of the National Organization for Women…

Kirsten West Savali: Would We Rather Jay-Z Still Said B*itch?

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World So, after years of using derogatory language to describe women, Blue Ivy’s father, Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, has decided to immediately cease and desist using the word “B*itch” in honor of his new-born daughter, reports GlobalGrind.com In a touching verse, he rhymes: “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich, I didn’t think hard about using the word Bitch. I…

City Willing To Pay Cold Hard Cash To Entice People To Move There

City Willing To Pay Cold Hard Cash To Entice People To Move There

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    A small northern Illinois town has a proactive new plan it hopes will attract new homeowners to build: $10,000 in cold, hard cash. Yorkville, Ill., a Kendall County city with a population of just more than 6,000, narrowly approved the plan, aimed at stimulating development on the city’s almost 9,000 vacant lots, during a City Council meeting this week, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The program, drawing funding from…

Beyonce and Jay-Z Makes Huge Donation To The Hospital Where Blue Ivy Was Born

Beyonce and Jay-Z Makes Huge Donation To The Hospital Where Blue Ivy Was Born

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    Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z gave the hospital where their daughter was delivered a six-figure sum before she was born, it has been claim. The power couple of R’n’B and Hip Hop music are said to have given the  money to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York last year, and quite some time before the singer gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter this month. ‘Jay Z and Beyoncé made…