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February 24, 2012

Haitian Prime Minister Abruptly Resigns

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille abruptly resigned Friday after less than five months on the job in a political setback for President Michel Martelly, whose struggle to fill the top government post has hampered earthquake reconstruction and other development efforts. Conille handed in a two-sentence letter of resignation, according to a government official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he had not yet been authorized to publicly release the information. No successor has been…

Iverson Bought New Wardrobe for Every Trip, Now Going Broke

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It is being reported that former NBA superstar Allen Iverson is now going broke.  While the star has not officially declared bankruptcy, his desperate attempts to play overseas and recent seizures of his bank accounts have let the cat out the bag.  Iverson has recently played on squads in Turkey and Puerto Rico.  Also, a Georgia judge froze Iverson’s bank accounts after he was unable to repay a jeweler for $900,000…

5 Students Arrested Per Day in NYC Schools: 90% Black or Latino

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During the last three months of the New York school year, an average five school kids were arrested per day. Of the students who were arrested, 90 percent were African American or Latino. According to an NYPD report, from October 1 to December 31 of 2011, 279 students were arrested and another 532 students were issued summonses. Click to read More        

Dr. Boyce: My Two Cents on Michael Eric Dyson

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses his interaction with Michael Eric Dyson during their debate on the state of hip hop at Brown University.   The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement.

Family of Professional Football Player Who Committed Suicide Sues NFL Over His Death

Family of Professional Football Player Who Committed Suicide Sues NFL Over His Death

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    The family of former football player Dave Duerson today launched a wrongful death suit against the NFL. They claim the league did not do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged the Chicago Bears star’s brain before he killed himself last year. The suit was filed in Chicago on behalf of Mr Duerson’s son, Tregg, and three other children. Mr Duerson died on February 17,…