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February 2, 2015

Judge Strikes Down “Racist Will” of Man Who Disinherited Daughter for Having White Man’s Baby

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In a landmark legal decision, an Ontario judge struck down the last will and testament of a man who’d disinherited his daughter for having a white man’s baby. According to Judge C.A. Gilmore, Jamaican-born Rector Emanuel (Eric) Spence’s will is invalid because it’s racist. This is the first time that a will has been nullified under Canadian law because it flies in the face of public policy. Mr. Spence cut…

Black Comedian Mistaken For Pan-handler While Talking to White Wife

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Comedian Kamau Bell is know for his racial humor, but he recently experienced a racial moment that didn’t leave the funny man laughing. According to Bell, he was accused of pan-handling when approached his white wife at a cafe. Bell says the incident happened at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, California, where he’d had a birthday breakfast with his wife, then left to buy a book down the street. Meanwhile, Bell’s…

$42,000 Raised for Factory Worker Who Walks 21 Miles to Work

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Transportation can be an enormous impediment in getting to and from work, especially in cities that aren’t commuter friendly. One Detroit man, however, doesn’t let the distance keep him away from his factory job. Factory worker James Robertson, 56, walks 21 miles round trip to his job at an industrial molding plant. Although he catches the bus, it only takes him part of the route to his job. Robertson only…

Roseanne Barr Says Bill Cosby Can Still Make Amends and Have a “Happy Ending”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke The rape and abuse allegations against Bill Cosby seem to keep growing in numbers. About 30 women have come forward to accuse him of crimes allegedly committed as far back as over two decades ago and as recent as 2008, and everywhere the comedian has toured for his shows, he has been met with protesters voicing their opinions against him. Cosby, 77, has denied all the allegations via his legal…

Is The New Hit Show “Empire” Just Another Form Of Black Exploitation?

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Fox’s “Empire” has been a hit since day 1. The show, which stars Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson, has high ratings and the second season has already received the go-ahead. But, if you’re thinking everyone loves the new drama, then you haven’t read the opinion piece that was posted on the Chicago Sun-Times’ website. Writer Mary Mitchell says she’s no TV snob, and is quite the opposite….