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June 20, 2014

Singer DAngelos Manager Kevin Liles says his album is coming sooner than later. www.blacklikemoi.com

Singer D’Angelo Slated For Album Release And Tour In 2014

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Reported by Kacie Whaley The moment all D’Angelo fans have been patiently awaiting is coming “sooner than later,” according to Kevin Liles, the soul singer’s manager.  Last week, Liles revealed to Billboard that D’Angelo’s heavily anticipated follow-up to his 2000 album Voodoo will be released later this year, along with a tour.   The “Brown Sugar” singer has been taunting the public with talks of a new album since at least…

Fourteen Year Old Noel Estevez will be tried as an adult for stabbing his bully to death. www.blacklikemoi.com

14-Year-Old Boy to Be Tried as An Adult After Stαbbing His Bully to Deαth

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Reported by Krystle Crossman A stolen iPhone is believed to be part of events that led up to 14-year-old Timothy Crump being stαbbed by his former friend, 14-year-old Noel Estevez. The two used to be best friends. They would play games together, talk on Facebook, and enjoy life. Then one day Estevez was accused by Crump of stealing Crump’s iPhone. Bullying and torment for Estevez ensued. For months, Estevez was tοrtured…

Black slave owners in America owned slaves as a means of philanthropy to protect them from being owned by vicious white people. www.blacklikemoi.com

Did You Know? Free Blacks Owned Family Members as Slaves to Protect Them

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Reported by April V. Taylor Henry Louis Gates Jr. recently wrote an article for the Root where he examined the history of free African-Americans owning slaves.  According to his research, free blacks in the United States owned slaves from at least 1654 on through the Civil War.  According to African American historian John Hope Franklin, most black slave owners “had some personal interest in their property.”  Many were family members…

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is a black Brazilian soccer layer who does not identify himself as a Black person. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Brazilian Soccer Player Denies Being a Victim of Racism Despite Bananas Being Thrown at Him

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Reported by April V. Taylor After a series of racist incidents targeting black soccer players, many of whom are Brazilian, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff labeled this years World Cup the “anti-racism World Cup.”  As recently reported by The Root, when one takes a closer look, race has a much more complex existence in Brazil. Outside of Africa, Brazil has the largest population of people of African descent.  In addition, Brazil…

Norman Pardo a former friend and manager of OJ Simpson says OJ was paid 600000 to say he wrote a book titled If I Did It. www.blacklikemoi.com

OJ Simpson Was Paid $600K to Say He Authored a Book Outlining How He Would’ve Killed His Wife

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger New revelations about the O.J. Simpson case have come out as the 20-year mark since his infamous white Bronco ride through Los Angeles freeways returns attention to the disgraced hall of fame running back. Simpson’s close friend and former manager claimed Tuesday that Simpson did not, in fact, write the controversial book “If I Did It.” The book centered around the idea of how Simpson – who was…

BOSS Sports | Officials Considering Replacing Grambling State University In Historic Bayou Classic

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Citing low attendance numbers at the annual Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State University and Southern University officials from the Mercedez-Benz Superdome have suggested that replacing Grambling State University may be the solution to raise the faltering gameday numbers. “If Grambling has fallen off that bad, maybe Southern could take the lead and it could be an earned-in game and bring in somebody else,” said Robert…

John “Hennry” Harris: Is this thuggish heart throb actually gay?

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Traditionally it is men who are always being bashed for being shallow and basing a women’s worth by her looks and looks alone.  The mugshot of a felon shows that women can be just as shallow as their male counterparts. The Stockton Police department unexpectedly sparked a social media frenzy when they posted the mugshot of 30-year-old Jeremy Meeks on their Facebook page after his arrest….

Former Congressman Booted From Radio Show After Using the “N” Word

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Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh was recently booted from his own radio show for attempting to use the “N” word on air. During his show “The Answer”, Walsh tried to have a conversation about the “N” word as compared to the word Redskins. Apparently, his general manager took issue with the racial slur and cut him off. If you don’t remember Walsh, he’s the deadbeat dad ex-Congressman who made…

Confused Florida Councilman Apologizes for Photobombing Incident

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One Florida councilman is apologizing for taking credit for a project that had nothing to do with him. During a groundbreaking event for a water project between the cities of Altamonte and Apopka, Eatonville Councilman Alvin Moore jumped into a photograph even though he didn’t contribute to the project. As it turns out, Moore says he was confused by instructions yelled out at the event. “They asked for all the…

Sunday Morning Stickup: How T.D. Jakes Uses Prosperity Gospel to Rob Church Members And Why He Kicked Out One Of His Elders For Telling The Truth

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Many know Bishop T.D. Jakes as the internationally acclaimed preacher, author, teacher, and pastor of the megachurch The Potter’s House.   While Jakes’ has many adoring followers, not everyone is a supporter.  David Lee is one of those people.  Lee attended the Potter’s House and worked with Jakes for 20 years participating in many non-profit organizations and traveling the world evangelizing. However, all of that changed when Lee published a book…

Hattie McDaniel’s Conflict With the NAACP and Tragic Death

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While many people simply know Hattie McDaniel as the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940 for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, there is much more to her story than just that.  She was born June 10, 1885 in Wichita, Kansas.  She was the 13th child of a family of entertainers.  Her father was a minister who played the banjo, and her mother was…

‘Mad Men’ Actress Accused of Racism After Sharing Tribal Photo

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Mad Men actress January Jones deleted a photo she shared on Instagram after commenters accused her of racism. As part of Throwback Thursday, the 36 year old actress shared pictures of herself during an early modeling gig surrounded by two shirtless people of African descent. “I had to swap my #tbt pics because I was receiving to (sic) many negative comments and assumptions,” said the actress. She continued, saying she…

Will “Dear White People” be a Runaway Blockbuster?

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The Los Angeles premiere of the film “Dear White People” has critics wondering whether the film will be a breakaway success. The trailer for the film was premiered at Sundance where it was met with uproarious laughter. Still, given America’s uneasy relationship with race, some guests have been noticeably uncomfortable during the race satire film. Addressing that awkwardness, the film’s director says he wants people to know that it’s OK…

Pat Riley On The Miami Heat: “Everybody needs to get a grip”

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris The Miami Heat team president Pat Riley held a 55-minute “state of the franchise” press conference Thursday morning, which was broadcast live on ESPN and NBATV. There is a whirlwind of questions and controversy surrounding the organization on whether the Heat’s Big 3 model will still be intact, if that model needs to be thrown out the window and more importantly the status of the team’s…

BOSS Sports | Top prospect Joel Embiid breaks foot and needs surgery days before draft

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by Jeff Lightsy Jr. Kansas Freshman Center Joel Embiid has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot according to ESPN. Embiid is one of the top prospects in the 2014 NBA draft and before the injury was a sure fire top 3 pick. Now, with this injury his draft stock is set to fall. The surgery date for the fracture is set for this Friday. Reports have stated that…