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June 21, 2014

Tupac Shakurs musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is getting bad reviews. www.blacklikemoi.com

Critics Allege Tupac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me” Play Is Watered Down For a White Audience

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Nineties hip-hop star Tupac Shakur has been idolized and celebrated as one of the best rappers of all time since his tragic death in 1996.  Shakur’s music has lived on through posthumous albums, documentaries, college courses, and holograms.  So it’s no surprise that his legacy has also ventured into Broadway. Holler If Ya Hear Me is a play that highlights underprivileged life, from being a convict…

50 Cent Dubs Jay-Z Most Overrated Rapper

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Rapper and mogul 5o Cent stopped by Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” to discuss everything from music to success with host Andy Cohen. During 50’s appearance, he played a little game called “Plead the Fifth” where he fielded questions about, among other topics, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Cohen began by asking 50 Cent what it was like to get yelled at by Beyonce. “It’s not really bad, like her breath doesn’t…

Why Do Prisoners at Guantanamo Have Air Conditioning but Not U.S. Inmates?

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Suspected terrοrists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are housed inside a facility that is air conditioned. In a Texas prison, however, there is no air conditioning and several prisoners have dιed due to heat related ailments. Texas inmates have filed a lawsuit over the lack of air conditioning in their facility, which has led to the deαths of 12 prisoners over the past three years, CNN reports. The Texas Civil Rights…

Florida Community Slow to Fund Name Change For Klan School

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A petition drive forced a Florida high school named after a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan to change its name, but now funding the name change has become an issue. In January the Duval School Board voted to rename of Nathan B. Forrest High School, since the school had been named after a Confederate general and KKK leader. The high school’s new name is Westside, but Jacksonville.com reports…

Herman Cain Says Stupid People Are “Ruining America”

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Herman Cain says the problem with America isn’t any one single issue, but that stupid people are allowed to cast a vote at the ballot box. As a matter of fact, Herman Cain says he wishes stupid people would stop voting altogether since they are “ruining America.” During a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday, Cain noted that only 58 percent of registered voters actually voted…

White Detroit Cop Says He’s the Victim of Racial Discrimination

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A Detroit lieutenant alleges that he became a victim of racial discrimination and retaliation after he blew the whistle on wrongdoing in the police department. Lt. Charles Flanagan, who is white, claims that the Detroit Police Department’s drug division created a hostile work environment for him, eventually causing Flanagan to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Flanagan, a 29 year veteran, says while heading up the drug…

Tracy Morgan returns home, sues Wal-Mart.

Tracy Morgan Is In Stable Condition at an Undisclosed Rehab Facility

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Tracy Morgan is gradually recovering from the auto accident that left him in critical condition and left comedian James McNair dead two weeks ago.  Although the comedian broke his nose, ribs, and leg, The Huffington Post reports that the comedian is no longer in the hospital and has now been placed in a rehab facility in fair condition. Morgan’s assistant, Jeffrey Millea, and comedians Harris Stanton…

Edward Holley was charged with attempted second degree murder after throwing hot grits on his neighbor. www.blacklikemoi.com

Man Throws Scorching Hot Grits On Neighbor, Charged With Second-Degree Attempted Murder

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Instead of his fists, an Orlando, Florida man used hot grits to get even with an enemy.  On Wednesday, 59-year-old Edward Holley looked onto his porch and saw his neighborhood nemesis playing poker with Holley’s cousin.  Holley had already told 29-year-old Darryl Blacknell that if he came around his house again, he’d “throw grease on him,” reported MyNews13.  An aggravated Holley went into his kitchen to…