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September 11, 2014

Owner Describes Eagles Player Who Left .20 Cent Tip as Customer From Hεll

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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ate at PYT burger and left only a .20 cent tip. In retaliation for the stingy tip, the waiter posted McCoy’s receipt online. After the posting, controversy ensued with some people upset that the server would post the football player’s private information online. Supporters of the server, however, say the Eagles player shouldn’t have left such a cheap tip. Now the owner of the…

Molotov Cocktail Thrown Into Black Congressman’s Office

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A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver early Thursday morning, reports Roll Call. The Kansas City bomb squad responded to the congressman’s office and reported that the Molotov cocktail did not explode. Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (Ohio) did not hesitate in calling for a quick investigation and for the person who perpetrated this crime to be punished. “The Congressional Black Caucus strongly condemns…

Defiant Maryland Students Bring More Confederate Flags to School

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Almost a week after a Maryland high school student brought a Confederate flag to a football game and only days after that student was disciplined by school officials, two more students have been forced to remove Confederate flags. According to local affiliate WTOP, two students displayed the traitorous flag shortly before the opening bell on Wednesday. “They were asked to put them away, and they did,” Howard schools spokesperson Rebecca…

Fugitive Apollo Nida Turns Himself In After Visiting Strip Club

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Apollo Nida, the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, failed to turn himself into a Lexington, Kentucky prison on time.  Nida was set to begin serving his 8-year sentence on Wednesday at noon.  TMZ is reporting that instead of turning himself in, Nida went by his estranged wife’s house and crashed a segment she was taping for RHOA to argue with her about her refusal to put…

April V. Taylor: Are Companies Unjustly Profiting From Racism and Black Death?

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April V. Taylor Since the ongoing protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri and across the country about the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson, many people, companies and organizations have profited from the sale of t-shirts, wrist bands, and numerous other items, but is this ethical?  Many are beginning to speak out a say that it is not.  A recent article published…

Atlanta Hawks Cancel Meeting With Civil Rights Leaders

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Hawks brass unexpectedly canceled a meeting with civil rights leaders, causing some who’d been scheduled to attend the meeting on Wednesday to take offense. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin reportedly asked that the meeting be postponed to a later date. Rev. Markel Hutchins said the meeting was canceled “at the last minute.” The cancellation came just days after racially inflammatory comments made by Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny…

“Hey White People”: Ferguson’s Black Kids Call Out White People Who Deny Racism

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April V. Taylor The for-profit activist t-shirt company FCKH8 has produced a video advertising their shirts about racism using statistics and children from the same block in Ferguson, Missouri where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down by white cop Darren Wilson.  In the most enduring way, the children featured in the video lampoon the excuses many white people give when avoiding conversations about race and the notion that…