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June 18, 2014

From Compton to Hip Hop’s First Billionaire: The Life and Career of Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young on February 18, 1965 in Compton, California to young parents who divorced by the time he was 8 years old.  Growing up, his mom moved him from school to school in attempt to keep Dre away from the gang violence that permeated South Central Los Angeles.  Although Dre did not take much of an interest in school, he did find an interest in…

Lauryn Hill Talks About How The Matrix Relates To Spirituality and How Her Work Is An Act Of Love

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Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, actor and producer.  She was born May 25, 1975 in a middle class suburb in South Orange, New Jersey.  She began singing and acting at an early age.   In 1988, she performed for Amateur Night on It’s Showtime at the Apollo.  She was initially booed but eventually won over the crowd. When she was a freshman in high school, Pras Michel approached her…

Mother allegedly kidnaps daughter to avoid black history lesson

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By: Krystle Crossman Normally when people want to keep their children out of school to home-school them, it is because they want to bond with their child or because they feel that the schools aren’t up to the task. In these cases, the parent will fill out paperwork to have the child home-schooled and go through all of the proper channels to make sure that their child still gets credit for…

BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

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The recent scandal involving form North Carolina Tarheel Rashad McCants was an embarrassing black eye to the university.  McCants claimed that, despite the fact that he rarely went to class, the university showered him with false academic honors.  The incident led to the blasting of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and the ouster of the former chair, who also faced criminal charges in the series of events….

Black Wall Street:The Bloodiest Race Riot in American History

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The neighborhood of Greenwood, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma became known as Black Wall Street in the early 1900’s.  Many black people moved to Oklahoma during that time to escape slavery and the harsh racism prevalent in other areas. In 1906, O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land which he wanted to only be sold to blacks.  Gurley established multiple buildings and residences, and many blacks began to settle in the…

Detroiters Camp Out for a Week Awaiting New Air Jordans

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If you want to understand why former NBA superstar Michael Jordan is officially a billionaire, then look no further than the Detroit residents who camped out for a week to get a pair of Jordans. As CBS Detroit reported, some residents slept outside in the heat for a week to be the first to get a pair of commemorative Air Jordan sneakers. The sneakers were released on Saturday, and even…

Angela Davis Discusses Communism, Armed Resistance, and Why Even W.E.B. DuBois Carried A Gun

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Angela Davis has left her mark as an activist, teacher, and freedom fighter over the course of many decades.  She was born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Growing up in Alabama, she experienced many painful things as a result of racism, including losing friends in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. After spending time in Paris studying French, philosophy, and communism, Davis returned to the United…

MSNBC Pundit: The Public Is Telling Obama “Your Presidency Is Over”

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President Obama’s poll numbers are hovering around the same point as former president George W. Bush’s post-Katrina numbers. Even more striking is that the numbers aren’t improving, as evidenced by an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, political analyst Chuck Todd said these numbers indicate that Obama’s presidency is pretty much over. “This poll is a disaster for the president,” Todd said on…

Lawyer Says “Spiderman” Was Only Protecting Himself When He Pυnched Woman

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A Times Square man who was dressed as Spiderman when he pυnched a mother of two was just defending himself, says his attorney. On Tuesday the defense lawyer for Philip Williams, 36, said her client was being harassed by Victoria Goreaciuc when he threw the pυnch. During opening statements, defense attorney Rachel Black said Williams may have called Goreaciuc a “piece of crap” after she refused to tip him for…

Fox news host Tucker Carlson defended the man responsible for critically injuring Tracy Morgan and killing another. www.blacklikemoi.com

Fox News Host Defends Man Responsible For Fatal Crash Involving Tracy Morgan

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Kevin Roper has been charged with allegedly falling asleep and causing the crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan as well as three others and killed one man. He had allegedly awake for over 24 hours and dozed off behind the wheel of a 16-wheel tractor trailer that he was driving through New Jersey. He realized too late that the traffic in front of him had slowed down and tried…

Three cities put in their bids to host President Barack Obamas presidential library. Chicago Honolulu and New York. www.blacklikemoi.com and

3 Cities Bid to Host Pres. Obama’s Presidential Library: What Will be His Legacy?

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Reported by April V. Taylor Monday marked the deadline for bids for President Barack Obama’s presidential library with three cities making their appeal. According to reports, Chicago seems to have the strongest appeal considering it is where Obama did the large majority of his political work prior to becoming president, and it is also where he started his family.  Honolulu, where Obama was born and raised, and New York, where he went…

Florida Man Cυts Open His Own Truck to Rescue Kitten

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A Florida man is being called a hero after damaging his own truck to save the life of a furry feline. Errand Frazier says he didn’t know what to think when he began hearing purring noises coming from his Chevy pickup truck. Frazier says he suspected a cat was in the truck, so he placed a can of cat food near the tire, hoping to lure the kitty out of…

The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

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Do you think that black people are too likely to want to become entertainers and athletes?  A lot of people feel that these activities are destructive in the lives of young black men, drawing them away from their books toward false dreams of fame and fortune.  Education and business ownership are the two greatest keys to building wealth.  Let’s get that out of the way right now. But for that…