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November 19, 2012

Dr. Julianne Malveaux: The (Wal-Mart) Scam That Stole Thanksgiving

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux  When I think of Thanksgiving Day, I think of family, gathered around a table that groans with turkey and dressing, green beans and candied yams, mac and cheese or whipped potatoes, and lots of other goodies.  I look forward to seeing folks I haven’t seen in awhile, savor the food and fellowship, bring in the late evening over coffee and pie.  Nobody is rushing out to…

A Proud Moment: Nelson Mandela’s Face Appears on South African Currency

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Nelson Mandela is 94 years old, but he’s lived enough for all of us.   His life has had the ups and downs of a hero, and millions have been helped and inspired by his extraordinary sacrifices.  Mandela’s greatness was immortalized this week when his face was put on currency that is now in circulation in South Africa. These are the first South African bank notes to carry the image…

Exxon Spill in Nigeria Leaves Fishermen Destitute

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An oil spill by Exxon in the Niger Delta has significantly disrupted the livelihoods of fishermen in the area who need clean water in order to feed their families.   A tanker had a leak for an entire week, leading to an oil slick 20 miles long.  Exxon says that it’s cleaning it up, but with their track record in Nigeria, it’s hard to know what in the heck they’re…

Wu-Tang’s GZA To Use Hip-Hop To Teach Science

Wu-Tang’s GZA To Use Hip-Hop To Teach Science

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According to The New York Times, The Genius, AKA GZA of Wu-Tang fame, will be teaming up with a professor from Columbia University to make the sciences more appealing to school students using Hip-Hop. While doing research at M.I.T. for his next album, “Dark Matter,” GZA met Dr. Christopher Emdin on a radio show and realized they had a shared desire to bridge the worlds of science and hip-hop. “It was always about…

Moms Files Lawsuit Against Daycare Workers For Forcing Kids To Fight

Moms Files Lawsuit Against Daycare Workers For Forcing Kids To Fight

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Looks like someone broke the first rule of toddler fight club. The mothers of two 3-year-olds, who were allegedly encouraged to fight by staff at a Delaware day care facility, are suing the facility, its owners and several employees. Police arrested three staffers in August after detectives found video footage of the fight, and immediately closed The Hands of Our Future day care in Dover, Delaware. Now mothers Tamika Chandler…

Chad ‘OchoCinco’Johnson In Trouble Again For Being A Deadbeat Daddy

Chad ‘OchoCinco’Johnson In Trouble Again For Being A Deadbeat Daddy

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Andrea Pearson, who had a son with the axed NFL star in 2010, is accusing him of being a deadbeat father, and demanding $5,250 owed since October 15. She is also claiming the Dancing With the Stars favourite is regularly late handing over payments in legal documents filed in Miami. Miss Pearson alleges she does not have the means to support the child as a result — and wants the…