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Former FBI Agent Paid To Spy On Black Students

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April V. Taylor Former FBI agent Chris McRae was paid $157,000 to spy on Black students who attended Huntsville City Schools (HCS) in Alabama.  He was hired last year to oversee what are being referred to as security improvements that were set in motion by superintendent Casey Wardynski.  Wardynski began the security improvements after school officials were allegedly contacted by the National Security Agency about a supposed threat on a…

Mike Brown’s Mother To Speak To UN About Police Brutality

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April V. Taylor Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden will be traveling to Geneva, Switzerland to testify to the United Nations Committee Against Torture about her son’s death.  Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, was killed by Officer Darren Wilson in August.  Wilson has not been arrested and leaks indicate that a grand jury is not likely to return an indictment against him for killing the unarmed Brown.  With little hope of…

Chilling Ad: Vote Or Buy A Bullet Proof Vest For Your Sons

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April V. Taylor The Florida based social justice organization Dream Defenders has launched a satirical ad for The Dream Vest, which is being marketed to “provide safety for all children with high productions of melanin to protect them from unwarranted state violence on civilians.”  The initiative is using the hashtag #VestorVote and is meant to draw attention to the fact that people of color are disproportionately targets of police violence…

Tyler Perry is reportedly having a baby

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It turns out that Tyler Perry is going to be a father in the near future.  According the sources at Bossip.com, the mother of the child is 28-year old Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele.  Tyler didn’t want to reveal the name of the mother, but when someone of his stature has a baby on the way, people love to start snooping. Perry is 45-years old and this is his first child.  …

Boy takes his own life after bullying becomes too much

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Tragedies like this one are just too much to bear.  You rarely know that your children are having serious problems coping with their struggles and sometimes we find out too late.  This story should tell us the importance of protecting our kids from bullies and also teaching them that taking their own lives is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Dr. Sinclair Grey III has the story: No parent…

5 Life Skills All Black Boys Must Learn

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April V. Taylor While a myriad of studies clearly show that education is one of the most useful tools in eliminating racialized social and economic disparities, the marginalization and mistreatment experienced by black men is not capable of being completely eliminated by educational achievement.  Michael Brown was a college bound recent high school graduate, Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Harvard University professor, and Eric Holder is the U.S. Attorney…

“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…

Sherri Shepherd Ex Rejects Offer, Wants $10K In Monthly Child Support

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There is yet another blow dealt in the divorce battle unfolding between Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally.  Sally has rejected a deal offered by Shepherd for him to receive a one time payment of $100,000 as part of a divorce settlement in addition to $3,000 a month in child support for the surrogate child the two agreed to have.  The child has been a source of contention and…

Farrakhan gives some strong words on Ferguson and Michael Brown

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Minister Louis Farrakhan is one of the most respected and appreciated voices in all of black America.  So, when the tragedy of Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri took place, Farrakhan was one of the first to speak on the matter. Farrakhan gave a recent address in which he stated that the Michael Brown shooting was a mere microcosm of what’s been happening all throughout the United States. He says…

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…

Writer Says Eric Holder Should Tell Ferguson Protesters to “Pull Up Their Pants”

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As Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Missouri on Wednesday to deal with the unrest in Ferguson, one Wall Street Journal editorial board member says Holder should be more concerned with the attire of protesters than the deαth of Michael Brown. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley said Eric Holder’s arrival in the city was just part of Obama’s attempt to be the “race-healer-in-chief” and discussed what Holder should say…

Man Allegedly Shοt Mother’s Boyfriend for Inviting Over Mixed Race Grandchildren

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A Mississippi man allegedly brυtally beαt his mother’s boyfriend and shοt him for having mixed race grandchildren. According to relatives, Jeffery Daniels, 37, beαt Craig Wilson with brass knυckles and then shοt him in the stomach on Friday because Wilson invited his mixed race grandchildren over for a sleepover. Wilson knew there was animosity brewing after he found a cross burning in his yard not long ago. Daniels was charged…

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

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A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those who are inclined to believe such a thing are a) not familiar with the large…

13-year old girl has published several of her own books

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A Brooklyn eighth grader turned her hobby of reading and writing stories into a profession. Angela Content, 13, has always loved to read, according to her mother Marie. The more she read the more she wanted to write a story of her own. That drive channeled into two self-published books currently available at Amazon and other online booksellers. Marie Content told CBS New York she did…

Dr. Umar Johnson explains why so many black kids are turning gay

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Dr. Umar Johnson is not afraid of controversy.  He is going hard in this video, explaining some of the problems in the black community.   His words are going to make some people mad, but he’s a therapist and is committed to the black community.  Maybe he deserves to be listened to. Dr. Johnson represents an on-going debate in the black community about whether people want to follow the trends…