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May 8, 2012

School Board Member Apologizes for Calling Trayvon Martin a “F*ggot”

School Board Member Apologizes for Calling Trayvon Martin a “F*ggot”

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*Skyy Fisher, the knucklehead who referred to Trayvon Martin as “that faggot black dude in Florida,” is having second and third thoughts about the comment. Fisher, 28, a member of the Compton Unified School District’s School Board in California recently issued the following statement regarding his controversial utterance and others on a local Internet radio show called Pigzradio: First and foremost, my deep regret notwithstanding, I realize that I must…

Deion Sanders Gets a Big Victory in Court

Deion Sanders Gets a Big Victory in Court

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Deion Sanders (pictured left at court) is reportedly able to have a sigh of relief, after a Texas judge awarded custody of the kids he shares with soon-to-be-ex wife, Pilar (pictured right), to him in addition to granting him sole occupation of his home, according to Dallas Fort Worth Fox 4. On Monday, Judge Jay Wheless listened to the final testimony from both parties in order to determine who would…

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…

Whitney Houston’s Hairstylist Talks About The Day Legendary Singer Died [VIDEO]

Whitney Houston’s Hairstylist Talks About The Day Legendary Singer Died [VIDEO]

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Whitney Houston’s hairstylist, Tiffany Dixon, recounted the process of discovering that the singer had died. She attempted to hold back tears when first trying to describe the scene. She also discussed running into Bobbi Kristina, who hadn’t been told her mother was dead. Whitney Houston’s Hair Stylist Speaks Source.

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

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Washington National Cathedral is preparing to dedicate a new carving of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in a section of the church devoted to human rights. The Episcopal cathedral formally installs the new sculpture Thursday with a ceremony of evening prayer songs. The carving of Parks will join others on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch that celebrates those who struggled to bring equality and social justice to all people. Other…

Will Smith Supports Obama By Saying “I Have No Problem Paying Higher Taxes”

Will Smith Supports Obama By Saying “I Have No Problem Paying Higher Taxes”

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– One of Hollywood’s biggest and best-paid stars is supporting President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on the country’s top earners. Will Smith said while promoting “Men In Black III” last week that he supports the move. “I’m very supportive of that idea,” Smith told The Associated Press in an interview. “America has been fantastic to me. I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep…

Say It Ain’t So: Michael Jackson ‘Ordered’ Bodyguards To Kill Brother Randy

Say It Ain’t So: Michael Jackson ‘Ordered’ Bodyguards To Kill Brother Randy

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Rumor has it that Michael Jackson was so hooked on mind-bending medication during his last days he ordered a hit on his brother Randy during a drug-fuelled rage. The King of Pop, high on a cocktail of prescription pills, reportedly told his guards to shoot Randy dead after he tried to force his way into Michael’s home following a fight over tour money. “Michael was caught in a war with…

Why ‘Coaching’ Is Becoming More Prevalent In African American Communities

Why ‘Coaching’ Is Becoming More Prevalent In African American Communities

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The truth is, only people who are serious about their next level even seeks out the help of a coach; the question is how successful do you see yourself?: A life coach, or personal coach or career coach, helps people who feel stuck, or who just want to reach the next level, in their personal or professional lives. You may already know that Tiger Woods has a coach. Or that…

Beyonce’s “Journalism Award” Continues to get Criticism, and Defense

Beyonce’s “Journalism Award” Continues to get Criticism, and Defense

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If anyone thought that the New York Association of Black Journalists  NYABJ would defend the caliber of Beyonce Knowles’ award-winning Essence story, “Eat, Play, Love,” they would be sadly mistaken. In a second slap in the face to journalists everywhere, President Michael J. Feeney basically told The Root’s Journal-isms that Beyonce’s piece was all they had to work with.Want to Keep Up With NewsOne.com? We’re just honoring what was passed…

Vanessa Williams and Mother, Helen co-write a Memoir

Vanessa Williams and Mother, Helen co-write a Memoir

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Vanessa Williams, the singer, actress,and beauty queen, previously starred in movies such as Eraser (1996), Soul Food (1997), and Johnson Family Vacation (2004) has written along with her mother a memoir entitled You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other). In this revealing memoir, Williams details her many youthful transgressions, from smoking marijuana — and definitely inhaling…

Bobby Brown Sets A Wedding Date

Bobby Brown Sets A Wedding Date

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Bobby Brown and his fiancée, Alicia Etheridge, have finally set a wedding date after 2 years of being engaged. It’s the same weekend Brown’s band New Edition will be performing in Honolulu. The nuptials will take place on the weekend of June 15th and Brown will be flying out some of his family and friends to the island, to witness the ceremony. They have been engaged since May 2010 and…

H.I.V. Crisis Facing Black Women in Atlanta [Video]

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The AIDS rate is increasing so fast among black women in Atlanta that one local news station, 11 Alive News, is sounding the alarm. Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV — so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries, according to 11 Alive News. Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett…

Deion Sanders is Awarded Temporary Custody of his Children

Deion Sanders is Awarded Temporary Custody of his Children

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Deion Sanders was not awarded temporary custody of his children but also has a restraining order on his estranged wife that keeps her 500 yards form this mansion in Dallas,TX. During Monday’s hearing, the judge also ruled Deion was only acting in self-defense when he injured Pilar during an altercation at the mansion on April 23. The judge said Pilar could face a fine for her actions. the judge also…

NY Times: “Black Women Want to be Fat”

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Alice Randall at the New York Times says that black women have a cultural identity in which they encourage one another to be overweight.   FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. With $174 billion a year spent on diabetes-related illness in America and obesity quickly overtaking smoking as a cause of cancer deaths, it is past time to…

What if George Zimmerman Had Been Black?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald explores the manner in which George Zimmerman’s race played a role in the public’s reaction to the killing of Trayvon Martin.  Pitts speculates that Zimmerman could have easily been black, since many African Americans would have responded to a “suspicious-looking” black male in the same way.    In his article, Pitts says the following: Indeed, the dirty little secret of…