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June 16, 2014

Let’s put an end to the New Jim Crow

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[leadplayer_vid id=”539F75845CC89″]   Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons have gathered a coalition of supporters from various walks of life to stand together to correct the serious injustices of the prison industrial complex.  Rehabilitation and even punishment are acceptable in themselves, but when a nation builds an entire economy around the unjust incarceration of millions of its citizens, that nation is serving as a tool for its own demise.  Families…

4000 Pounds of beef recalled due to mad cow disease contamination. www.blacklikemoi.com

4K Pounds of Beef Recalled For Suspected Mad Cow Disease

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  Reported by Nigel Boys According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Fruitland American Meat Company of Jackson, Missouri, has recalled over 4,000 pounds of fresh beef that have been sent out to their distributors, due to fear of Mad Cow disease. Reportedly, the meat in question was distributed to a Whole Foods distribution center in Connecticut and then on to stores in New England and at least two…

White Professor Sues HBCU Over Reverse Discrimination

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A white professor is accusing Alabama State University, an Historically Black College, of discriminating against him and his partner after they blew the whistle on racial preferences at the school. Professor John Garland filed suit against the university after allegedly being singled out for calling attention to reverse discrimination at the school. According to Dr. Garland, he “observed instances where applicants were not seriously considered for employment because of their…

Ruby Dee: How Racism Has Trampled Black Self-Esteem And Numbed Hope

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The legendary actress and activist Ruby Dee passed away on June 11, 2004 at the age of 91.  Dee was born in 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Harlem. Throughout her life, she was forced to deal with the hardships of segregation and inequality, but she did so with a sense of grace, grit, and courage that few others have. During a time when many African-American women were relegated…

Ex-NFL Player Nearly Shοt After Pulling Over to Help Robbery Victim

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Current and former NFL players often add to their prominence on the field by contributing to worthy causes. Rarely, however, do they find themselves in the spotlight for being Good Samaritans. On Saturday morning while driving in Philadelphia, former Colts player Marvin Harrison became a Good Samaritan when he helped a robbery victim, but his good deed almost got him shοt. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Harrison was driving…

Chris Rock announces the Black Plague stand-up comedy. www.blacklikemoi.com

Chris Rock Announces Kanye West-Inspired Tour Name

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Reported by Nigel Boys On Thursday’s episode of the “Tonight Show,” with host Jimmy Fallon, the American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television and film producer and director, Chris Rock, announced a new tour which is to be called “The Black Plague.” The 49-year-old who started his career as a standup comedian went on to say that the idea for the name of the tour, which will be his first in about…

The Internet clowns LeBron James for crying after getting spanked

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LeBron James has been the subject of much ridicule after losing in high fashion to the San Antonio Spurs in just five games of a seven game series.   Social media can be cruel, and people have ripped into LeBron James for doing a whole lot more crying than winning. Images of James in tears during the last seconds of the final game have been passed around all throughout Twitter and…

Researchers experiment shows you’re probably more racist than you think

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Jane Elliott is an internationally known teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer.  Elliott is most known for the blue eyes/brown eyes exercise she conducted with her all-white third grade class in Riceville, Iowa following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  In the exercise, Elliott told her class that blue-eyed people were smarter and better than brown-eyed people and proceeded to give blue-eyed students an extra five minutes of recess.  She…

Josh Brent was released from jail after serving six month sentence for killing Jerry Brown in a drunk driving incident in Dallas. www.blacklikemoi.com

Former Dallas Cowboy Who Killed His Teammate In a Fiery Car Crash Released From Jail

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Reported by April Taylor Former Dallas Cowboys tackle Josh Brent was released from Jail on Sunday.  Brent was serving a 180 day sentence for a conviction for intoxication manslaughter that stemmed from a December 2012 crash that killed his friend and teammate Jerry Brown. The two were returning from Privae, a Dallas nightclub, when Brent crashed his Mercedes sedan.  Sobriety tests revealed that Brent had a blood alcohol level that…

OJ Simpson hires Willie Smoke Hartwell to be his bodyguard behind prison bars. www.blacklikemoi.com

66-Year-Old OJ Simpson Assaulted In Prison, Hires Another Inmate to Protect Him

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Reported by Krystle Crossman The 20th anniversary of the OJ Simpson was last week. The 66-year-old former football player, who is an inmate in prison, has been assaulted during his confinement and has sought help from another felon in order to protect himself. He decided to hire convicted felon Willie “Smoke” Hartwell to be his bodyguard. Hartwell is 6’0 tall and weights 180 lbs. Yet, he’s quite intimidating. Simpson is paying Hartwell in…

Clever New York Teen Opens First Ever Sneaker Pαwn Shop

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When you normally think of pawn shops, you probably associate them with high end items like jewelry and electronics. One New York teen, however, observed that many young people don’t buy those items anymore. Among them, the currency is high end sneakers, so the New York business minded teen decided to turn sneaker fandom into a business. So called sneakerheads, those who relish in fresh and high end sneakers, are…