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June 12, 2014

Marlon Wayans Slammed For Lame Jokes About African Culture at 2014 MTV African Music Awards

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Actor Marlon Wayans acted like he didn’t know much about Africa in an ill-advised attempt at geographic humor during his recent stint as the host of the 2014 MTV African Music Awards. The reviews are in and they aren’t kind. Wayans’ jokes focused on obvious stereotypes like distance runners and the wildlife. He rode onto the stage in a rickshaw and then mispronounced cultural names….

Nelson Mandela Talks Revolution and Freedom in 1961 Interview

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The global peace maker, first black president of South Africa, and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela has made a lasting impression on the world.  He was born July 18, 1918 in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa as Rolihlahla Mandela.  He was the first in his family to attend school, and it was his teacher who gave him the name Nelson. His father’s death at age 9 dramatically changed his…

Financial and Investment Advice From The Legendary Wealth Wizard Warren Buffet and Others

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The following video was published as part of the Forbes 2013 Investment Guide.  Forbes is a leader in providing business and financial news and information.  The video features 20 Wealth Wizards who share financial advice and wealth wisdom.  The video discusses how to reduce federal taxes, the best long term investments, information on using rental properties as investments, best places to retire, and a look at the fastest growing tech…

Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Think Being a Black President Is That Big of a Deal

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is one of the most outspoken musicians of his era and in an interview with Katie Couric, he admits that he’s paid a price for it. Appearing on Katie Couric World 3.0, Fiasco admitted that many people in the industry turned their backs on him once he called President Obama a terrοrist in 2011. “I was immediately blackballed,” Fiasco told Couric. “I lost a lot of…

Brain Deαd Teen to Receive Honorary Diploma

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A 13 year old girl who was declared brain deαd after suffering complications during surgery to remove her tonsils will receive an honorary diploma at her school’s eighth grade graduation. Family members of Jahi McMath had been lobbying E.C. Reems Academy of Technology and Arts to grant the honorary diploma and now it appears that they’ve been successful in their effort. McMath underwent routine surgery at Children’s Hospital & Research…

Mother of Six Fearful of Letting Her Kids Play Outside After Receiving Chilling Letter

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger A terrified mother sought help from Gary, Ind. police and local media after she received a chilling letter that threatened two of her six kids, according to a report by The Root. Alfreda Murphy found a letter in her mailbox postmarked June 6 that contained only 60 words. “You have two lovely daughters,” the letter starts, referencing Murphy’s two oldest daughters. “I and my friend have…

NBC Universal is asking a judge to dismiss George Zimmermans lawsuit against them. www.blacklikemoi.com

NBC Universal Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By George Zimmerman For Altering His Call to 911

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Reported by Nigel Boys NBC Universal, who is being sued by George Zimmerman because he believes that they put his life in danger by doctoring his 911 call to the police on the fateful night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, is asking the judge to dismiss the case completely. The case had been put on hold until after the verdict for the controversial case, but after Zimmerman was acquitted of…

Award winning writer Eric Monte launched Kickstarter Campaign detailing two brothers experience during the Civil Rights Movement. www.blacklikemoi.com

Hollywood Blackballed Him For Creating Black Heroes, You Can Change That

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Reported by April Taylor Eric Monte’s story is one of betrayal, hope, and, with your help, redemption. Monte is a living legend for his role in creating the first successful show with a black cast since “Amos and Andy.” Prior to the shows he helped create in the 1970s, blacks were mainly portrayed as being uneducated and were usually cast in roles as servants, sidekicks, or clowns. Monte’s characters were…