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July 14, 2014

Aretha Franklin:A Mother At 15 And A Rollercoaster Ride To Superstardom

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Aretha Franklin is known as the Queen of Soul.  Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942.  After her mother died from a heart attack, Franklin and her four siblings moved with their father to Detroit, Michigan.  Her father, Reverend Clarence La Vaughan “C.L.” Franklin, became a nationally renowned preacher at New Bethel Baptist Church. Franklin’s musical ability was recognized at an early age, and she was widely…

How To Build a Million-Dollar Business

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  William R. Patterson is a renowned executive coach, award-winning lecturer, and national best-selling author.  He is the CEO and co-founder of The Baron Solution Group; the company holds business and personal finance workshops in cities across the United States based on the strategies Patterson outlines in his book, “The Baron Son.”  The Baron Solution Group integrates over 1,000 wealth-building resources and 250 proven business and financial accelerators to instruct…

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Says Government Will “Know Where You Are 80 to 85 Percent of the Time”

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A January Pew poll showed that 60 percent of blacks and the same proportion of Hispanics approved of NSA spying, the highest approval among any demographic. Still, one wonders if Americans, be they minorities or not, are ready for what Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed recently described to local political reporter Bill Nigut. On Nigut’s radio show, the Atlanta Journal Constitution says Reed described what the future America will look like…

Eric Holder Says Both He and Obama Are Victims of “Racial Animus”

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Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday that both he and President Obama have been victims of “racial animus” where political adversaries are concerned. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that’s directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder said, according to The Hill. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I…

Radio Host Who Complained of Black Jungle Savages Says He Isn’t Racist

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After a skirmish with a black woman near Times Square, Sirius XM radio host Anthony Cumia went on a full fledged rant, saying cities are a “jungle after midnight” because of “savages” like the woman he’d just fought with. During his Twitter rant, Cumia lashed out not only at the woman with whom he’d had issues, but people living mostly black urban communities as well. Although the comments ended with…

Obama Asks “Are You Gay?”, Worker Replies “Only When I’m Having Sεx”

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As was previously reported on BlackLikeMoi, President Obama caused a bit of a stir when he cυt the line at a Texas barbecue restaurant. Still, the most interesting aspect of President Obama’s visit to Franklin Barbecue in Austin was the president’s interaction with a 32 year old cashier named Daniel Rugg Webb. Rugg told Buzzfeed that the Secret Service walked in and began frisking people, then Obama “just showed up.”…

Officers fired for being secretly involved with the Klan

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April V. Taylor Two police officers from Fruitland Park, Florida are no longer with the department after it was determined that they were affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.  WFTV news is reporting that investigations by the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found that Deputy Police Chief David Borst and Cpl. George Hunnewell were members of a local chapter of the hate group. Police Chief Terry Isaacs…

Cultures of Giving- Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Colors finds that Black people donate more than their white counterparts. www.blacklikemoi.com

Study Finds That Black People Are More Giving Than Their Richer White Counterparts

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Reported by Nigel Boys Although they are one of the nation’s minority communities, and most of them are born into poorer families, African-Americans are far more likely to share what little they have with others than their usually richer white counterparts, according to research. According to a report conducted by the W.K Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) titled “Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Colors,” African-Americans…