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June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack dead at 70. www.yourblackworld.com

Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack Dead at 70

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Reported by Kacie Whaley “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” singer Bobby Womack, died on Friday at the age of 70.  A representative of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed news of the legend’s death to Rolling Stone, but the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Womack began his music career as a member of Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, a group consisting of him, his brother Curtis,…

Denzel “Jaba” Curnell died from an apparent gunshot wound to the right side of his head officers say its a suicide witnesses say the officer shot him. www.blacklikemoi.com

19-Year-Old Man’s Death Ruled a Suicide, Witnesses Point to Police

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Denzel “Jaba” Curnell, 19, died from a bullet wound to the head after an encounter with a South Carolina police officer on Friday night. Police are calling it a suicide but witnesses say an officer fired the gun. Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said in a press conference Monday afternoon there is “no evidence” that police fired the shot that killed Curnell. He cited misinformation in…

12 year-old Charlie Bothuell has been missing since June 14, 2014 was found in his fathers basement. www.blacklikemoi.com

Missing Boy Found Hiding In His Father’s Basement, Baffles Cops

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Reported by April V. Taylor The missing 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, of Detroit,  has been found alive in his father’s basement.  Bothuell had been missing since June 14th, and authorities had even begun to explore the possibility of a homicide being responsible for the child’s disappearance. The news of Bothuell being found broke while the the boys father was completing an interview on HLN with Nancy Grace.  Upon being told that…

63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

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Blacks were property during slavery, then there was Jim Crow, and blacks weren’t initially even included in the New Deal. We could go on to list the ways in which blacks have been systematically disenfranchised in America, including redlining, but somehow, a majority of Americans still believe that blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly responsible for their own condition. A Pew Research poll found that most Americans believe that…

Obama Laughs Off Republican Threαt to Sue Him

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President Obama mocked a threαt by House Speaker John Boehner to sue him for signing new executive orders. “They don’t do anything except block me and call me names,” Obama said during a speech in Minnesota on Friday. Obama is facing a potential lawsuit from Republicans over a claim that he is overstepping his executive authority. The president is on the campaign trail to support congressional Democrats since polls indicate…

Twenty-nine-year-old Mubarak Bala beaten by family for renouncing his belief in God

Man Strangles His 29-Year-Old Son For Not Believing In God

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Reported by Kacie Whaley A man is being forcibly held in a Nigerian mental institution for being an Atheist. Twenty-nine-year-old Mubarak Bala from Kano, Nigeria was admitted into Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital by his family on June 13th, reportedly after a confrontation between him and his Muslim family that was fueled by Bala renouncing his belief in God.  Allegedly, the confrontation involved Bala’s father, three uncles, and brother physically attacking…

Meet the Black Republican Who Doesn’t Think Poor People Are Lazy and Listens to Lil Wayne

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Darius Foster is a Republican candidate currently running for a seat in the Alabama State House. What’s odd about that? Not much, until you listen to what Foster has to say about himself. The first thing he wants you to know is that he’s not your stereotypical black Republican. For example, Foster says the last concert he attended was Lil Wayne, that he went without heat for half a winter…

Kwame Kilpatrick’s Son Posts Picture of Dad in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was sentenced to the longest political corruption sentence in this nation’s history, seems to managing well in prison. Kwame’s son, Jalil, posted a picture of his father on Twitter, showing the former mayor smiling in his prison uniform with the caption “Happy BDAY DADDY SEE YOU SOON! #freekmk”. In the picture, Kilpatrick, 44, is smiling for the camera, seemingly in good spirits. Kwame Kilpatrick…

Is Clarence Thomas A Sell Out?

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Clarence Thomas was born June 23, 1948 in the small black community of Pin Point, Georgia.  He grew up poor and spent a significant portion of his childhood without his father.  Thomas attended seminary at the urging of his grandfather and graduated from St. John Vianney Minor Seminary in 1967. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 encouraged Thomas to become involved in social justice causes, and he…

Poor Black Women Face Cycle of Poverty With Exploding Eviction Rates

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A MacArthur Foundation study found that the demographic suffering the most evictions under the current economic downturn is black women. Black women in poor are more likely to be evicted from their homes, continuing a cycle of poverty. Common Dreams reports that in Milwaukee, where the study was done, black women make up only 9.6 percent of the city’s population but account for an astounding 30 percent of evictions. Milwaukee…

21 Year Old Michael Jackson Talks Lost Childhood and Race

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Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop whose career spanned decades as he grew from a child star to an international sensation.  He was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.  In the early 1960s, when Jackson was just 5 years old, his father formed a musical group with Jackson and his older brother’s Jermaine, Jackie, and Marlon.  The group became known as the Jackson 5. After performing…

Margaret A Paynes obituary in a local South Carolina newspaper claims the older white woman is related to Pres. Obama. www.blacklikemoi.com

Older White Woman’s Obituary Claims She’s Related to Pres. Obama

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger According to a North Carolina obituary, the great-aunt of President Barack Obama died last Wednesday. Margaret Payne, age 87, of Chapel Hill died at a retirement community. She was the younger sister of Barack Obama’s grandmother, who played an active parental role for the future president when he was growing up in Hawaii. “Margaret A. Payne is survived by her brother Charles T. Payne and…

Chicago Public Schools Announces Over 1,000 Layoffs

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The Chicago Public School system has already overseen a record number of school closings and on Thursday the system announced that it would be laying off over 1,000 staff members. In total CPS is sending approximately 1,150 employees to the unemployment line due to a drop in enrollment. About double that number were let go last year when Chicago embarked on its extraordinary school closings. Officials began calling staffers to…