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Horace Silver died last Wednesday at the age of 85. www.blacklikemoi.com

Famed Jazz Pianist Horace Silver Passes Away at 85

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Horace Silver, a pianist, composer, and band leader, credited for influencing generations of fellow Jazz performers died last Wednesday at the age of 85. According to published reports, Silver is credited as being “a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound.” Silver died Wednesday in New Rochelle, New York. No other details were released. “Horace Silver was one of…

How Was Duke Ellington Inspired to Compose So Many Songs?

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Duke Ellington is considered to be the most prolific composer of the 20th century both for the number of compositions he wrote and the myriad of forms he used.  He was born Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C. He began taking piano lessons at age seven and wrote his first composition, “Soda Fountain Rag,” in 1914 at age 15 after working as a soda jerk at…

Former High School Track Star Gunned Down in Detroit

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Family members of a former track star are searching for answers after the young man’s life was cυt short last week. Dakarie McKinnie, 20, was gunned down Friday night after leaving work and heading to his girlfriend’s house. His mother, Laverne McKinnie, attributes her son’s death to the breakdown of society. “It’s just not enough love and respect in this world anymore,” said McKinnie. “My child is gone and these…

Black Business Secrets: How To Beat The Odds

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Dante Lee is a blogger, business coach, PR maven, marketing guru, motivational speaker, diversity consultant, and best-selling author. He was born and grew up in Washington D.C., and he has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University.  He was the only person in the school’s 100-year history to graduate from a 4 year program in just three years time. He is the co-founder of Lee Moss Media…

Revolutionary Comedian Dιck Gregory to Receive a Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Reported by April V. Taylor Legendary comedian, actor, and activist Dick Gregory is one of the 30 honorees recently announced by The Walk of Fame Selection Committee who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Committee chair Maureen Schultz states, “We Know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the…

Florida Gov. Amends “Stand Your Ground” to Include Warning Shοts

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Florida lawmakers have updated the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law to cover warning shοts fired by residents. The change is an attempt to prevent people who fire warning shοts from being criminally prosecuted. Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed the law on Friday in response to national outrage sparked by Marissa Alexander’s 20 year sentence for firing warning shοts. Although Alexander’s attorney attempted to claim self defense, Alexander was still found…

South Dakota Republicans Vote to Demand Obama’s Impeachment

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Over the weekend South Dakota Republicans passed a resolution calling for President Obama’s impeachment. In the resolution, Republicans referenced the trading of Taliban soldiers in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl and Obama’s promise that people could keep their health insurance if they liked it as a viοlation of President Obama’s oath. “Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment…

World Cup Fans Are Mocking Players With Blackface and No One Cares

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Black soccer players routinely face racism, best evidenced by fans from opposing teams calling them monkeys and throwing bananas onto the field. If you thought the World Cup would be anymore civilized than ordinary matches, you’d be wrong. A neo-Nazi sympathizer took to the  field during the Ghana-Germany match and that wasn’t the only offense found by Fare, the fans’ anti discrimination wing. The man who interrupted Saturday’s match had…

Former Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clashs Sexual Molestation Case Dismissed. www.blacklikemoi.com

Former Elmo Puppeteer’s Sëxual Abuse Case Dismissed by NY Judge

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Kevin Clash, the actor who played lovable, red monster Elmo on the beloved children’s program “Sesame Street,” is off the hook from accusations of child sëx abuse. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner of Philadelphia dismissed the 53-year-old’s case on the basis that the lawsuit had not been filed before the statue of limitations expired, according to Reuters. The lawsuit was filed last year by…