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July 3, 2014

Radio Host Involved in Scuffle Rants About Viοlent Black “Savages”

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SiriusXM radio host Anthony Cumia says he was trying to take photographs of Times Square when a black woman attαcked him for capturing her in his photo. To make matters worse, Cumia says the woman’s friends joined her in the assαult against him. If Cumia was in fact attαcked, it is understandable that he would be upset. What is troubling, however, is how Cumia uses the incident to pathologize the…

Tyler Perry Allegedly Stole “What Would Jesus Do” Trademark From Reality TV Star

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Although reality TV actress Kimberly Kearney filed for rights to the “What Would Jesus Do?” trademark before filmmaker Tyler Perry, that didn’t stop Perry from allegedly stealing it out from under her. Kearney, best known as “Poprah” during the “I Want to Work for Diddy” reality TV series, filed for the trademark months before Perry’s 2008 filing. She  was planning to use the “What Would Jesus Do” mark as part…

Prince: The Controversy, Intrigue, and Mystery of His Life and Music

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Rolling Stone refers to Prince as one of the most mysterious yet naturally gifted artists of all time.  Prince was born as Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 7, 1958.  He was named after a jazz band his father performed in as a pianist names the Prince Roger Trio. Prince was signed to Warner Brother Records as a teenager and released his debut album, For You, in 1978. …

Why Is the African American Financial Experience Different?

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Valerie Coleman Morris is an Emmy award winning journalist, reporter, professor and author who formerly appeared as Business Anchor for CNN domestic and international. During her time at CNN, Morris reported on Personal Finance Issues during her daily segment called ‘Smart Assets.’ She joined CNN in 1996 after starting the nationally syndicated radio column “With the Family In Mind, which she writes and narrates and serving as the first African…

Lifeguard Who Allegedly Flirted While Disabled Teen Drowned May Face Charges

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A Michigan judge ruled that the mother of a Detroit teen who drowned can proceed with her lawsuit against the lifeguard on duty at the time. In 2009, the 19 year old was swimming at the Michigan Career and Technical Institute where students with disabilities learn vocational skills when he drowned. On Tuesday, Court of Appeals Judges Patrick M. Meter and Douglas B. Shapiro issued a decision which claims that…

Racist AL billboard features white gencide Mantra that inspired dozens of kllings. www.blacklikemoi.com

Birmingham Billboard Promotes Racist ‘Mantra’ Created By White Supremacist

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger A billboard within the city limits of Birmingham — a city known for its front-line battles between blacks and whites during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 60s — has drawn the outrage of the mayor of a neighboring city. The billboard, which is positioned along Interstate 20 headed into Leeds, Ala., reads, “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.” Leeds Mayor expressed…

Father of Oscar Grant Jr was denied damages by a federal jury on Thursday. www.blacklikemoi.com

Federal Jury Denies Damages For Oscar Grant’s Incarcerated Father

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Oscar Grant Jr., father of the man who was shot and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in the first hours of New Years Day 2009 in Oakland, Calif., was denied damages by a federal jury on Thursday. The jury found that the father—who had been in prison all of his son’s life—failed to show he had a close familial relationship with his…

D.C. Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Appeals Life Without Parole Sentence

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Convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is appealing a judge’s decision not to overturn his sentence of life without parole. Malvo’s attorneys claim that the sentence is unconstitutional given the Supreme Court ruling which outlaws mandatory sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders. Boyd, who was 17 at the time of his conviction, is seeking a sentence in line with the Supreme Court’s ruling. The Supreme Court ruled on two…

Many White Patients Don’t Want Black Nurses or Doctors

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When African-American nurse Tonya Battle of the Hurley Medical Center (NICU) in Michigan was reassigned because a white father didn’t want her anywhere near his newborn child, she was floored. The racist father had made the request after showing the charge nurse a picture of his swastika tattoo. As it turns out, however, Battle is not alone in being discriminated against in this way. In Battle’s 2012 case, a staff…