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Charlize Theron Adopts A Black Baby Boy

Charlize Theron Adopts A Black Baby Boy

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    Charlize Theron is a mom!  Us Weekly reports that the Oscar-winning actress, 36, has adopted an African-American baby boy named Jackson. According to a source, little Jackson was born in the United States. “She has always wanted to be a mom,” the source tells Us. “She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom.” Baby Jackson…

Home schooling becoming more popular among black US families

Home schooling becoming more popular among black US families

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    Until recently, home schooling in the US was mostly practised by white families, but a growing number in the black community are now also turning their back on the public school system and educating their children at home. Why? “There were lots of fights and people getting shot,” says Sonya Barbee. “It was just too much. To me, it’s not a good environment for a kid and even…

Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

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    The furor surrounding the slaying of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in a gated Florida suburb shows no signs of calming down any time soon. Many high profile media personalities have voiced outrage over the case and have called for the arrest of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The latest voice to join the cry is Rev. Al Sharpton, who announced that he will travel to the town of…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

Teacher and School Board President Get Into an All-Out Brawl

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You don’t expect to see teachers fist fighting with school board presidents, especially when they are both supposed to be mature adults.  But anything can happen these days, especially in Philadelphia. Setting a perfect example for the children at Chester High School, two women got into a big fight, right in front of the kids. “She was shoving me and I was asking her to please back up off of…

Mother Punishes Daughter with “I’m a Thief” T-Shirt

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A mother was determined to make sure that her kids never lie or steal.  So, when the youngest child of Danaka Walker was caught stealing, she gave her a punishment she will likely never forget.  The 7th grader, Aaroneisha Celestin, is going to have to wear a shirt which says “Hide your money. Hide your clothes. Hide everything. ‘Cuz I’m A Thief.’” “I feel like if you’re going to embarrass me…

Powerful Video about Wars in Africa – A Must See

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This is a very powerful video about war in Africa and its affect on abandoned children. You must see this video. KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

Fighting Sex Trafficking in Hotels, One Room At a Time

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Sex trafficking is not an issue at the forefront of most Americans’ minds. Kimberly Ritter is one U.S. citizen that has her full focus on this topic and is doing everything in her power to stop it. CNN has the Full Story Here

7-Year Old Boy Thrown 350 Feet by Tornado and Survives

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – A 7-year-old boy was recovering on Sunday after a tornado sheared off the walls of his North Carolina home, snatched him from his bed and threw him 350 feet onto the embankment of a nearby interstate, the boy’s grandmother told Reuters. Jamal Stevens suffered only minor injuries from the Friday twister that demolished his family’s two-story home in Charlotte near Interstate 485, where Jamal was…

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi Janelle Harris wrote an interesting article at Essence.com discussing stereotypes of black mothers in America.   The title of the article was quite compelling: “Black Moms Do More Than Cook, Cuss and Beat their Kids.” Like everyone else, I thought back to the women who’ve influenced me in my life, namely my mother, aunts and grandmothers.   Yes, they all cooked, a lot.  I…

Facebook Threats Get Student Arrested

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A 15-year-old Brooklyn student was arrested for threatening on Facebook to blow up his high school, police said Friday. The teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, was arrested at his home Thursday and charged as a juvenile with making terrorist threats against Lincoln High School in Coney Island, police said. His case will be referred to Family Court, police said. A source said the student…

Thousands of Nigerian Children Killed After Being Accused of Being Witches

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This disturbing video describes the plight of the “witch children” of Nigeria.  Many of them are killed or kicked out of their villages for allegedly being witches. The video is below:  

Amazing Picture Compares Michelle and MLK’s Children

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Ironic, isn’t it?      

13-Yr Old Allegedly Persecuted by Teachers for “Radical” Essay on Frederick Douglass

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“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” Frederick Douglass On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York presented the first Spirit of Freedom award to Jada Williams, a 13-year old city of Rochester student….

A Mother’s Cries On The “View” Brings Missing Home After Six Months

A Mother’s Cries On The “View” Brings Missing Home After Six Months

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A 16-year-old girl who was missing from her home in the Bronx, New York, for six months was found safe after her mother appeared on ‘The View.’ Mishell-Nicole DiAmonde Green was discovered at a shelter for victims of violence after an anonymous viewer called the Black and Missing Foundation February 24. She was reunited with her family shortly after the tip. It’s unknown, though, what happened to Mishell-Nicole or where…