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February 1, 2012

Barack Obama’s Record: Three Years In Three Minutes [Video]

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    This video, “Change Happened,” is about to go viral, and it’s being highlighted by everyone from Dan Savage to Andrew Sullivan. It’s amazing, inspirational, and true. Frankly, there’s so much more that could have been put into it, but I commend video’s creator, “Digitocalypse.” Source

Preteen entrepreneur creates eco-friendly clothes

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An 11-year-old girl from the metro Atlanta area has turned her passion for making clothing into a successful online business. The pre-teen entrepreneur designs handmade eco-friendly garments and accessories that are sold on her website to customers across the globe. Maya Penn, CEO and owner of her own online company called Maya’s Ideas, set up the business when she was just eight-years-old. She joined the online crafts store Etsy in…

Detroit Couple Who Fought Eviction, Allowed To Buy Back Home

Detroit Couple Who Fought Eviction, Allowed To Buy Back Home

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    A Detroit husband and wife who have spent months worrying that they might be evicted from their home of 22 years received word on Tuesday morning and learned they will be able to stay. William and Bertha Garrett, who have lived on Pierson Street in Detroit for more than two decades, have been fighting their bank foreclosure for more than a year. They attempted to buy back their…

History of Black Hair 2012

History of Black Hair 2012

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    Weaved, twisted, relaxed, blown-out, puffed up…2012 is a stylized fusion of all that’s beautiful about black hair. But did you ever stop to think about where our hair’s history began? Well, the history of black hair began in Africa, of course. Before the slave trade began, many African cultures wore notably elaborate hairstyles. This is where twists, braids, and intricately parted styles began. Once Blacks were brought to…

Did BET Make Move In Right Direction By Refusing To Air Nicki Minaj’s New Music Video For ‘Stupid H*e’ ?

Did BET Make Move In Right Direction By Refusing To Air Nicki Minaj’s New Music Video For ‘Stupid H*e’ ?

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    According to TMZ, don’t expect to catch Nicki Minaj’s latest music video “Stupid H*e” on BET — because TMZ has learned the network is REFUSING to air it. The song lyrics alone are bad enough — repeating the phrase “stupid h*e” dozens of times — but the video itself is damn raunchy too, showing several nearly naked female figures. Normally this is where we’d post the video ……

‘I finally got a gun’: Tragic last tweet of popular high school teen who shot herself dead after posting picture of gun

‘I finally got a gun’: Tragic last tweet of popular high school teen who shot herself dead after posting picture of gun

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    A popular high school student committed suicide after her cries for help to her hundreds of online friends were ignored. Ashley Duncan, 17, wrote ‘I finally got a gun’ and then posted a picture of a revolver which, soon after, it is believed she used to shoot herself dead.     It followed a series of increasingly dark posts on Tumblr and Twitter where she talked of suicide,…

Dr. Boyce: Five Things Black People Learned from Don Cornelius

Dr. Boyce: Five Things Black People Learned from Don Cornelius

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    Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, “Soul Train.”  There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.   I thought about Cornelius for a bit this morning and wanted to share five things that black people can learn from the master of soul:…

Washington Post: “Red Tails” Disrespects Tuskegee Airmen

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The movie “Red Tails” could not possibly have been “inspired by” the Tuskegee Airmen, as billed, for it is little more than a black comedy about guys who clown and connive their way through World War II, supposedly as combat pilots. Disheveled, undisciplined, crude and uncouth, they are the exact opposite of the real men who served in the all-black fighter group in the 1940s. In this movie — which has raked…

‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead Apparent Suicide

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  “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing. The sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating….

John H. Johnson to be honored with ‘Black Heritage’ postal stamp

John H. Johnson to be honored with ‘Black Heritage’ postal stamp

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    The U.S. Postal Service is unveiling a commemorative Black Heritage stamp honoring publishing legend John H. Johnson. Johnson, the founder of Johnson Publishing Company, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines, is the 35th honoree in the Black Heritage stamp series. Past honorees in the series, which debuted in 1978, include Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Madam C.J. Walker and Barbara Jordan. “John Johnson’s unyielding commitment to journalistic…

Mother Faces Jail Time for Booing ‘Racist’ Skit

Mother Faces Jail Time for Booing ‘Racist’ Skit

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  It’s rare that anyone would boo a children’s dance recital but that’s exactly what Jackie Carter, mother of a Kenwood Middle School girl in Arlington, VA, did when the Bowen McCauley Dance Company performed “Little Rabbit, Where’s Your Mammy?” Now, she faces up to one year in jail for her actions. Jackie first saw the performance involving a white kid and his black mammy singing and dancing to the…

Another Reality Show, “The Real Preacher Wives of Atlanta”

Another Reality Show, “The Real Preacher Wives of Atlanta”

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  For those of you who just can’t get enough of Nene, Sheree, Phaedra, Cynthia, Marlo, Kim and Kandi, those vivacious southern vixens from the Peach State, TLC has something that is sure to peak your interest. SEE ALSO: Obama Defends Drone strikes Partnering with True Entertainment, the production company behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the network announced that it is working on a project tentatively titled Preacher Wives…

You Can Own A Piece Of Facebook Soon

You Can Own A Piece Of Facebook Soon

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    The long-awaited tech IPO (Initial Public Offering) of the year — perhaps of the decade — is almost here. Facebook will file its paperwork for an Initial Public Offering on Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. You can start gathering your pennies to invest in the company but it will still be several months until the company goes public hits Wall Street. The initial offering is expected…

Simon Cuts Three Judges From X-Factor Including Paula Abdul

Simon Cuts Three Judges From X-Factor Including Paula Abdul

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    After so-so ratings (they weren’t bad but FOX expected more) Simon Cowell has gone on an axing spree with his new show. Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones have been axed but they aren’t the only ones not coming back to X Factor next season. Believe it or not, Fox has informed Simon Cowell’s longtime homey Paula Abdul she won’t be needed for the next show. At this point,…

TI And Tiny Expecting New Baby

TI And Tiny Expecting New Baby

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    Could there be another King or Queen coming along? Last night on the preview for next week’s episode of T.I. And Tiny: The Family Hustle, Tiny announced that she’s pregnant again! In the brief episode preview, Tiny shares the news with husband T.I., who certainly looks shocked. It’s hard to guess the string of emotions T.I. may be feeling. We’ll just have to wait and see next week!…