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February 27, 2012

Towanna Freeman: Do You Know Who You Are? (Video)

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In this  video, Dr. Towanna Freeman speaks with Nick Dillon about “finding your frame of reference”    

Fall Behind on Your Child Support, You Could Lose All of Your Income (Video)

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In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss recent administrative changes that could lead to those who are behind on child support to lose all of their income.  The video will begin after a brief advertisement.

11-Year Old Girl Dies After Fight at School

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After getting her nose bloodied in a fight with another girl near their Southern California elementary school, 11-year-old Joanna Ramos told her mother on the way home she felt sick. Hours later, she was dead. “My daughter started complaining, saying she doesn’t feel good, let’s go home, so we went to home and I changed her clothes, and she go to sleep, that’s the only thing that I know,” Joanna’s…

Black History Month Community Profile: Imam Siraj Wahhaj

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Imam Siraj Wahhaj is an African American Muslim leader and speaker who not only invigorates the community around him, but actively organizes to make positive changes to society. He is resident Imam at Masjid A- Taqwa in Brooklyn, New York and the Amir (Leader) of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). His words have had life changing affects upon Muslims around the world while his energy and passion for Islam…

Rick Santorum’s Political and Biblical Mistake

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Sen. Rick Santorum has made a serious mistake. On Saturday, the presidential hopeful was addressing a group in Ohio when he made the unfortunate assertion that Obama’s agenda is: not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology. The first reason this is a mistake is that…

Tech Sector Shifts Focus to African Americans

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“Smash it!” Three hundred Howard University students and members of the community shouted those words inside the university’s Cramton Auditorium during a recent Black History Month event sponsored by AT&T. SMASH IT is an acronym that African American technology guru Mario Armstrong unleashed while exhorting the audience to incorporate technology into the pursuit of their dreams: Show Movement And Start History-Making Integrating Technology. “You can do all of this, but…

Four Kids Shot at Cleveland, Ohio High School

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Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said. FBI agent Scott Wilson said that there was one suspected shooter, who is in custody. He said four students were wounded in the shooting but wouldn’t discuss the extent of the students’ injuries. “CBS This Morning” correspondent John Miller reports that at least one…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Shell Nigeria Abuse Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether or not corporations can be held liable for complicity in human rights abuses outside the country.  The specific case on dock concerns the torture and execution of activists in Nigeria and the alleged involvement of oil giant Shell. The Supreme Court case is Esther Kiobel versus the Royal Dutch Shell petroleum company. Kiobel is the widow of one of nine…

Dr. Boyce Video: Mentorship of Black Boys is Critical to Saving Black America

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks with Attorney Karen Wallace out of Chicago.  The conversation centers on the importance of mentoring black boys to save our families and our community.  The video is below and will begin after a brief advertisement:      

Frank Igwe, PhD: Black History Month Demands that We Strategize and Push for Change

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“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” -Frederick Douglass   As we near the end of Black History Month, it is important that we, as a Black community, maintain ownership of our history, and continue to reflect on the strategic genius that was a signature of the Civil Rights movement, along with the people who led it.The United States is still a relatively young country, and the scars of its original…

Farrakhan Speaks to a Crowd of Thousands in Chicago

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke out to thousands in a broad speech at an annual convention. Farrakhan, now 78, dedicated a good deal of his speech to defending President Obama against right wing attacks. The Chicago leader used charts and slides to further demonstrate how right wing politicians and pundits have been consistently disparaging to the President and First Lady. “They have called President Barack Obama a racist,…

Basketball Wife Says She Had No Idea Ex-Fiance was Broke

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Evelyn Lozada, probably the most notorious of the Basketball Wives who never got married, says that she had no idea that her ex-fiance Antoine Walker had gone broke when he gave her half a million dollars.   Lozada made the claim in bankruptcy court, where trustees are trying to reclaim the funds, claiming that Lozada received them illegally. Lozada is being sued by the bankruptcy trustee, who claims that Walker…

Hillary Clinton Defends President Obama on Afghanistan Quran-Burning Incidents

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Criticism of President Barack Obama’s apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistanis not helpful, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday in a wide-ranging interview with CNN. “I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would enflame such a dangerous situation in Afghanistan,” Clinton said of the complaints by Republican presidential candidates and some experts about Obama’s apology. Obama apologized Thursday in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai…

Octavia Spencer Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress For Role In The Help

Octavia Spencer Wins Oscar For Best Supporting Actress For Role In The Help

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  Congrats are in order for Octavia Spencer!! After snatching up a SAG award, a Critic’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe, her award mantle is complete now that she can add an Oscar to it. Octavia looked amazing tonight as she took the stage to accept the award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her performance in ‘The Help’.  

Watch Mary J. Blige Perform The National Anthem at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game [VIDEO]

Watch Mary J. Blige Perform The National Anthem at the 2012 NBA All-Star Game [VIDEO]

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    Mary J Blige sung the National Anthem at the 2012 All-Star game watch her performance below 212226193221 by YardieGoals