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September 13, 2014

Tavis Smiley: Blacks Have “Been at the Back of the Bus” Under Obama

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Tavis Smiley appeared on HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new book on Martin Luther King Jr. During the interview, the conversation veered to President Obama and the state of Black America during Obama’s tenure. “We’ve been at the back of the bus. Every other constituency have spoken their truth and made demands of this president. Right now the Hispanic community, for obvious reasons, is livid with him for…

Calif. Lawmaker Sentenced to Jail for Voter Fraud

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A California State senator is headed to jail after being found guilty of eight felony counts of perjury. Senator Roderick Wright of Los Angeles was sentenced to 90 days in jail for perjury and voter fraud. The Democratic lawmaker was found guilty of lying about his residence. California law mandates that lawmakers live within the district they represent. Wright was found guilty in January in one of three cases against…

Pastor Thrown in Jail Over Loud Church Services

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A South Carolina pastor was sentenced to jail after neighbors complained about his loud church services. Johnnie Clark, pastor at Rehoboth United Assemblies Church, has been involved in an ongoing battle with neighbors about the level of noise coming from his church. Pastor Clark was arrested for viοlating local ordinances and found guilty by a jury of unlawful sound amplification following a three-day trial. He was sentenced to two weeks…

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says street performances are legal www.blacklikemomi.com

NYPD Caught Ticketing Street Performers Although Commissioner Says It’s Legal

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Reported by Nigel Boys Following the murdër of Eric Garner after being put in a choke hold by a New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, the department and its head, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (pictured) came under criticism for their excessive use of force. According to civil rights advocates, Garner, a father of six, had allegedly been selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets of the city, and since he was unarmed…

Cynthia Banks won a defamation lawsuit against Tyrese Gibson for criticizing her book about his moms battle with alcohol www.blacklikemoi.com

Woman Successfully Sues Tyrese Gibson $75K For Defamation, He Refuses to Pay Up

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Reported by Nigel Boys When Cynthia Banks (pictured left) was asked to write a book detailing the 27 years that Priscilla Murray-Gibson struggled to beat her alcoholism, apparently all her children agreed to contribute to the story. All that is except one, the Grammy nominated R&B singer, songwriter, actor and television producer, Tyrese Gibson. The book, “Drunk for 27 Years,” which was published in 2009, was the work of Banks…