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March 19, 2012

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Makes Appearance On “Today” Show [VIDEO]

Trayvon Martin’s Mother Makes Appearance On “Today” Show [VIDEO]

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  Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Florida high school student Trayvon Martin was gunned down by  a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman. Despite public outcry at the boy’s death, Zimmerman has not been charged with any crime by the local police. Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and told host Matt Lauer that her…

The Dream Says ‘Blacks Can’t Do Soul Records Anymore’

The Dream Says ‘Blacks Can’t Do Soul Records Anymore’

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    The Dream’s latest comments about Black singers have ruffled some feathers and undoubtedly a few industry folks he works with. The producer and songwriter said Black singers “can’t sing soul music anymore,” in his latest interview with the UK’s Guardian. During the interview, The Dream compared British songbird Adele to Beyoncé. Ironically, he’s worked with Beyoncé on several occasions, most recently on her 4 album. “It’s called rhythm…

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott star in ‘Steel Magnolias’ remake

Queen Latifah, Jill Scott star in ‘Steel Magnolias’ remake

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    Queen Latifah is joining the star-studded cast for Lifetime’s all-African-American Steel Magnolias reboot as M’Lynn, the character played by Sally Field in the 1989 feature film of the same name. Condola Rashad will play her diabetes-stricken daughter, Shelby (played by Julia Roberts), and Rashad’s mother Phylicia will reinterpret the role of Clairee (portrayed by Olympia Dukakis). Alfre Woodard will tackle the irascible Ouiser, who was unforgettably played by…

7-year-old boy desperately in need of a new heart

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    Little Carl Washington IV desperately wants to return to school, play sports and be a good big brother to his three siblings — but first he needs a new heart. The 7-year-old Bronx boy has bounced in and out of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian in Washington Heights since December. He suffers from complex congenital heart disease, a condition he was born with. The condition…

Touré Makes Insensitive Joke About Trayvon Martin’s Murder Via Twitter

Touré Makes Insensitive Joke About Trayvon Martin’s Murder Via Twitter

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    If you decide to use Twitter for evil, you must be prepared to catch the Internet fade. Media personality, and part-time buffoon, Touré learned this lesson earlier today when he posted an insensitive joke on his Twitter feed. “New slang! You’re Zimmering me = You’re killing me,” he wrote regarding the senseless shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Florida teen was shot dead by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, who…

Woman faces jail time after stealing ex-boyfriend’s identity on Facebook

Woman faces jail time after stealing ex-boyfriend’s identity on Facebook

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    A New Jersey woman who faced jail time after allegedly creating a fake Facebook profile of her ex-boyfriend to humiliate him will enter an intervention programme instead. Dana Thornton, 41, accepted the pre-trial programme after allegedly creating the profile for her ex-boyfriend, a Parsippany narcotics detective, that claimed he had herpes, used drugs and slept with prostitutes. ‘I’m an undercover narcotics detective that gets high every day,’ Thornton…

1.5 Million Undiagnosed Chlamydia Cases Annually According to CDC

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More than half of all chlamydia cases go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control. Just over a third of sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 25, the age group most at risk, get tested annually as the CDC recommends. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 1.3 million diagnosed cased in 2010. The CDC estimates the actual number of…

Shooting breaks out at Derek J’s salon

Shooting breaks out at Derek J’s salon

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    Derek J was caught in the middle of a volatile hair battle after helping out Keyshia Cole’s sister, Neffe Pugh. Things got real at Derek’s salon over his new client Neffe! WSBTV reports that Neffe came to Derek after an unsatisfactory session at another salon. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stylist didn’t say what was wrong with the “Frankie & Neffe” show star’s head, but it was pretty bad. “Her…

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

Natalie Cole And Her Battle With Hepatitis C

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    Hepatitis C is killing more Americans than HIV, according to a just-released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the millions infected is singer Natalie Cole, 61. The multi-Grammy winning star recently opened up about managing her condition and her life, as well as how she managed the guilt of knowing her past most likely contributed to her developing the disease. Cole lost her…

Malia Obama on spring break in Mexico with friends, and guarded by 25 Secret Service Agents

Malia Obama on spring break in Mexico with friends, and guarded by 25 Secret Service Agents

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      Malia Ann Obama, right, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, was spotted having fun with her friends at a hotel in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico over the weekend. Malia is on Spring Break with 12 of her classmates — and 25 Secret Service agents to keep her safe, according to The Telegraph. “We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort…

Seller of “Re-Nig” Campaign Sticker Says It’s Not Meant to be Racist | Your Black World

Seller of “Re-Nig” Campaign Sticker Says It’s Not Meant to be Racist | Your Black World

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldPaula Smith, owner of the company Stickatude.com, says that the anti-Obama campaign sticker that says “Don’t Re-Nig 2012″ isn’t racist.  During an interview with Forbes.com, Smith innocently claims that the bumper sticker was not a reference to the president’s ethnicity, and was simply meant to say that he’s a bad leader.“According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It…

Keith Sweat’s Foreclosure Drama

Keith Sweat’s Foreclosure Drama

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Veteran R&B star Keith Sweat has been ordered to hand over $250,000 in his ongoing foreclosure battle over his home in Detroit, Michigan. The singer’s mansion in the city was repossessed after he allegedly defaulted on his mortgage, but the property only sold for around half of its original value when it was put on the market to pay the debt. The house was bought in 2004 for $450,000 but…

Shaq Say Out With The Old, In With The New When He Dumps Hoopz For A New Boo

Shaq Say Out With The Old, In With The New When He Dumps Hoopz For A New Boo

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The couple that had so much fun together is done! Word is Former NBA star Shaq has dumped his fiancee Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander! Sources say the drama went down 2 weeks ago and Hoopz took the news really hard. “Hoopz got emotional, and Shaq had to protect himself [from a lawsuit] . . . so he left the house and had [his security] help Hoopz gather her things and leave.”…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: What Does It Mean to be “In Love”?

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A common request I get from my clients is to define what it means to be in love. My response is: A mutual exchange of the utmost respect and admiration for someone you exclusively share an intimate relationship with. The key words in my definition are mutual exchange, i.e. reciprocity. In other words, I’m saying one person can not be in love with someone who does not share that same…

What Causes A Parent To Hurt Their Child: Mother shoots 3 children and then kills herself

What Causes A Parent To Hurt Their Child: Mother shoots 3 children and then kills herself

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A mother and her three daughters have been found dead at a rural Missouri campground in a suspected triple-murder suicide, according to local police. The body of 37-year-old Christine Adewunmi was found along a remote Missouri gravel lane on Saturday afternoon along with the corpses of her three daughters, Lauren, 8, Samantha, 6, and Kate, 3. All four had sustained one gunshot wound each. It is believed the mother shot…