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October 22, 2012

GOP Rep. Who Compared Immigrants to Dogs Still Insists It Was a ‘Compliment’

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GOP Congressman Steve King compared immigrants to dogs in May, saying allowing immigrants into the country is a lot like choosing a good dog. King compared choosing immigrants to choosing bird dogs: “You want a good bird dog? You want one that’s going to be aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest, the one that’s engaged the most, and not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner.” King said…

Sheree Whitfield of Real Housewives of Atlanta Wins Court Battle and $75,000 in Back Child Support

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Most people can be involved in court battles and fight for child support without it being broadcast on television but Sheree Whitfield is not one of those people. Because, up until recently, Sheree was a member of the  “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast, almost everything that happened in her life was public knowledge and her court battle with her ex-husband was no exception. Court records show that, after fighting it…

Minority Students Are Outcasts At Elite Schools In NYC

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Although NYC’s most prestigious private schools have increased their efforts in diversifying their student bodies, the schools have failed to exert as much energy in the inclusion experience of the diversifying process. In a recent story published on The New York Times‘ website, a series of minority, financially struggling students illustrate their experience as outcasts at these schools. Ayinde Alleyne, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, gave a candid explanation of…

Considering Obama’s Indifference To Black People, Should He Get a Second Term?

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President Obama made history when he was elected as the first African American to ever win a presidential election (sort of ).  That he made history is indisputable. By taking his Black wife and two beautiful, Black daughters, to the White House, he instantly lifted the ceiling that had always seemed to sit on black people in America.With the ceiling lifted, Black boys across the country could now dream bigger;…

Aretha Franklin Reveals She May Be Halle Berry’s Not So Distant Relative

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It has only been a few days since it was revealed that Halle Berry is related to former Republican vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, and now it has been revealed that Halle Berry could be tied to yet another celebrity. Aretha Franklin has also come forward as a possible relative of  the Academy Award-winning actress. Franklin, an 18 time Grammy award winner, announced, in a press release, that she is…