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January 9, 2013

Azealia Banks In Trouble With GLAAD for Anti-Gay Slur

Azealia Banks In Trouble With GLAAD for Anti-Gay Slur

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Azealia Banks is not being dropped from Interscope despite the rumors to that affect after her use of an anti-gay slur on Twitter directed at blogger Perez Hilton, reports Clash. Here’s how they say things ultimately got ugly: The past week has been a dramatic time for Azealia Banks. Even by her own standards, a Twitter row with Angel Haze found the singer enduring enormous press attention with media outlets…

Chris Rock Says Only People With Mortgages Should Be Allowed To Own Guns

Chris Rock Says Only People With Mortgages Should Be Allowed To Own Guns

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Chris Rock has a suggestion for reducing gun violence: Limit gun ownership to people with mortgages. “Every mass killer lives with his mother,” said Rock. “It’s never people who have their own place.” His suggestion would address the issue of personal history, Rock noted, “because every mortgage already comes with a real background check.” It would also have a pre-deterrent effect on potential perpetrators. “If you go to jail for…

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Shares Examples of Racist, Sexist Hate Mail She Receives

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Shares Examples of Racist, Sexist Hate Mail She Receives

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Jemele Hill tweeted a picture of a hate letter ESPN received about her, and unfortunately hate letters infested with racial slurs is nothing new for the African-American columnist. As much as we would like to believe that racism is a thing of the past, a hate letter sent to Hill is just proof that we have a long way to go. ESPN received yet another racist letter about Hill after…

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

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The U.S. Census Bureau may drop the term Negro from its questionnaire by 2020. The Census Bureau may also change some other minor aspects of the form regarding racial classification, because advocacy groups pushed for more updated categories to reflect cultural trends. The term Negro is listed alongside black and African-American. As first reported by theGrio, many in the African-American community were shocked to learn that the term was going…

Federal Judge Rules Against NYPD Stop & Frisk Practices

Federal Judge Rules Against NYPD Stop & Frisk Practices

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A federal judge ruled yesterday that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices “systemically” violated the constitutional rights of Bronx residents — but said it could continue with proper modifications. Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered the NYPD to “immediately cease” stopping people outside Bronx apartments enrolled in a voluntary anti-crime program unless cops have “reasonable suspicion of trespass,” in a massive 157-page decision. The ruling followed testimony last year by four black and Latino…

Police: Woman Hurled Pot of Boiling Noodles at Daughter’s Best Friend

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Police say a teen sleepover ended abruptly when a woman hurled a pot of hot noodles at her daughter’s best friend. Margie McGowan, 45, had been behaving strangely after her 17 year old daughter invited a 16 year old friend over for a sleepover. But the real problem began on Saturday morning when the friend went to the kitchen and began boiling water, according to the Chicago Tribune:   McGowan began acting…

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Save Face In Front of Press Cameras

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 After a much publicized battle of the divas, American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj managed to hold it together, for the sake of their fellow judges and onlookers. Appearing at the semi-annual meeting of the Television Critics’ Association, the two avoided eye contact the entire time. While Minaj may not see eye to eye with the much more seasoned diva, she cannot overlook the fact that Carey is…