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May 16, 2014

Dr Boyce Watkins: Black people must stand up to toxic hip-hop

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks about the importance of black people speaking up about toxic hip-hop music and harmful media. Dr Watkins explains that negative messages affect the thinknig of our children, and that the music only promotes the increased dysfunction that has occurred in black America over the last 40 years. He mentions the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration, but also discusses the struggles of the…

Dean Baquet and his wife Dylan Landis celebrate his appointment as the first African-American executive editor for the New York Times. www.yourblackworld.net

The New York Times Appoints First African-American Executive Editor, Stuns Senior Staff

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Reported by April Taylor After the unexpected departure of Jill Abramson, Dean Baquet will now become the first African-American executive editor at the New York Times.  It is being reported that many staffers at the newspaper were stunned when publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made the announcement to senior staff.  No reason has been given for Abramson’s departure ,other than what Sulzberger refers to as “an issue with management in the…

Sherri Shepherd’s ex-husband claims she’s a horrible mother

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The divorce proceedings of Sherri Shepherd are starting to get very ugly, very fast.  Even as Shepherd’s current husband, Lamar Sally, has filed divorce papers against Shepherd, her first husband has joined in the legal conversation.  Jeffrey Tarpley, the father of Shepherd’s son Jeffrey Jr, is now demanding that he get full custody of the child, claiming that she is a horrible mother. According to TMZ, Tarpley is alleging that…

Swimming Pools Have Become a Threαt to Black Kids

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A new study shows that black kids are still drowning at alarmingly high rates when compared to other children. Researchers say this means that black youth aren’t learning to swim and it’s having disastrous effects. Researchers found that black children aged 5 to 19 dιed at a rate 5 times that of white kids of the same age. Dr. Julie Gilchrist of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead…

Police Say Firebombing at Housing Project May Be Racially Motivated

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Authorities say a firebombing at a Los Angeles housing project may have been racially motivated. The arson occurred at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights. Victims of the arson were black and Latino and police have not discounted race as a factor in the αttack. LAPD Capt. Martin Baeza said he was not aware of any gang threαts made against the residents….

This EMT’s voguing to Rihanna’s music got the Internet buzzing

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If you’re on the job and you’re driving an ambulance, you may want to check to see if your boss has a hidden camera on you.  This EMT was seen voguing and dancing his behind off to Rihanna’s “Pour it up.”  He gets so excited about what he’s hearing on the radio that he loses his mind and is turning the ambulance into a party. We don’t know if he…

Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Refinance Home to Payoff Feds

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Jesse Jackson Jr. will refinance his home to payoff the debt he owes the Feds as a result of his political corruption conviction. According to a recent court filing, Jackson is refinancing his home and will wire $550,000 to the U.S. Marshals on or before June 1. Jackson issued a check to the Feds for $200,000 last year. Jackson is serving a 30 month sentence for misusing campaign funds. As…

This woman was $100,000 in debt, but not anymore

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Lynette Khalfani-Cox is a personal finance expert and a New York Times best selling author. She has been regularly appearing on the Russ Parr Morning Radio show since 2008. Ms. Khalfani-Cox has written a total of six personal finance books, and she also co-authored a series of four money-management books for children entitled, The Millionaire Kids Club. Her New York Times best-seller, Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom,…

Uh-Oh: Ben Carson Says He’s Feeling Urge to Run for President

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As speculation continues to grow that Hillary Clinton will run for president a second time, Republicans are searching for a contender of their own. The GOP doesn’t have a deep bench in so far as presidential hopefuls are concerned, so they are looking to newcomers to take the mantle. Among those newcomers is former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who said during an interview that he is starting to feel pressure to…

The Planter was seized by Robert Smalls and used to free 15 slaves It was found in a South Carolina harbor. www.blacklikemoi.com

Ship Used to Free 15 Slaves Found Near S.C. Harbor

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Reported by April Taylor Archaeologists with the United States marines have identified wreckage that they believe to be from a Confederate ship named, “The Planter.” What makes the find of unique significance is that the ship was used in a slave escape.  Robert Smalls seized the ship during the Civil War in 1862 and guided it into Union territory, freeing 15 slaves in the process — including seven crewmen, five women,…

Police Commissioner Refuses to Apologize for Calling Obama the “N” Word

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A New Hampshire police commissioner has admitted calling President Obama the “N” word but won’t apologize for his remark. Some members of the mostly white neighborhood have called on Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland to apologize after resident Jane O’Toole overheard him calling Obama the “N” word. In an email to O’Toole, Copeland admitted using the slur but would not apologize for it. Since Copeland, one of three members of…