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August 29, 2014

Man does Ice Bucket challenge on 10 month old baby’s head

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Some people are in love with the ice bucket challenge, which is to raise awareness for ALS, a disease which affects mostly white men.  There is a whole conversation to be had about why black people are doing the ice bucket challenge and not contributing to diseases that affect black people, but that’ll be part of another BLM conversation. This one involves a grandfather who some say should be charged…

Brain Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water System

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State health officials in Louisiana confirmed on Wednesday that a kιller amoeba was found in the state’s water system. Specifically, the amoeba was found in the water systems of St. John the Baptist Parish. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was found  in the St. John Water District 1 water system. “Families can take simple steps to protect themselves from exposure to this amoeba,…

Report: Second American Dιes Fιghting Alongside Militants in Syria

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A Minneapolis man is confirmed as the second American to have died alongside militants in Syria. Abdirahmaan Muhumed, 29, was a father of nine who reportedly dιed while fighting alongside the terrοr group ISIS. As BreakingBrown reported last week, Douglas McAuthur McCain was the first American to dιe while fighting for ISIS. According to The Daily Mail, two sources have confirmed Muhumed’s identity, while the State Department says that they’re…

Citizen Patrol Will Now Protect People From Being Shot By Police

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April V. Taylor NBC Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, Channel 5, is reporting that a group has formed to protect Dallas, Texas residents from police.  The group is calling themselves the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and is being led by Charles Goodson.  While Goodson reports that the events that have unfolded in the last two weeks in Ferguson, Missouri regarding the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown is part of the…

Slimmed Down Al Sharpton Accused of Fat Shaming Supporters

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Rev. Al Sharpton was once overweight, but after changing his eating habits, the activist lost a considerable amount of weight. The Smoking Gun reports that even though Sharpton had his own struggle with weight, he’s quick to make obese people the bυtt of his jokes. According to TSG, Sharpton makes fun of his overweight followers during meetings at his Harlem headquarters. As the writer of the article notes, Sharpton lost…

Michelle Singletary: How Do Lending Companies Prey on Black People?

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Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated, award winning columnist for The Washington Post.  She graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park and Johns Hopkins University and has a Master’s degree in business and management.  Her column, entitled “The Color of Money,” runs in over 100 newspapers and focuses on personal finance issues and advice.  The column has won multiple awards, including being nominated for a Pulitzer, receiving an…

#Ferguson Cops To Reporter: GET THE F&%! OUT OF HERE

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April V. Taylor The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson erupted in protest following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a local police officer.  As protestors took to the streets, the large majority were peaceful.  Many Americans from all over the country were also outraged when they learned of Brown’s death, some because of the specific circumstances surrounding his death and some because Brown was another unarmed black person…