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Man Commits Suicide After Accidentally Killing Friend

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that two friends are dead after one was accidentally shot during a struggle over a handgun.  It is reported that the two men were friends and that a gun accidentally discharged when one of the friends was trying to disarm the other.  Lieutenant Eddie Hernandez reports that the two friends were not engaged in an argument.  Regarding the initial shooting, Hernandez states,…

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How Books Changed Rick Ross From A Drug Kingpin To A Philanthropist

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“Freeway” Rick Ross used to run a multimillion dollar drug empire, earning $3 million a day at one point, but instead of finding success as a drug kingpin, he is now a philanthropist who devotes his time to promoting literacy and speaking out against drugs and violence.  In a stunning turn of events, Ross is attempting to heal and rebuild communities that most likely suffered because of his activities as…

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Dr. Dre Made $620 Million, More Than Any Artist Ever In One Year

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Dr. Dre is now the top paid celebrity on the Forbes celebrity earnings list for annual earnings between June 2013 and 2014.  He has ousted Sean “Diddy” Combs from the top spot of highest paid hop hop artist, and what makes the $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings so astronomical is that it is actually the highest of any musician in any genre ever evaluated by Forbes.  It is also…

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BET Hip-Hop Awards artist makes the most ignorant Michael Brown statement ever

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The BET Hip-Hop Awards show is going to feature many artists, old and young.  Some of them are enlightened about their community, and many of them are not.  One person who seems to be in the “not” category is the rapper Young Thug. The show was taped on September 20th and is set to air in October.  One of the things buzzing from the show is just how ignorantly unaware…

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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.  …

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Here’s how the government killed Martin Luther King, Jr.

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efore scoffing at this headline, you should know that in 1999, in Memphis, Tennessee, more than three decades after MLK’s death, a jury found local, state, and federal government agencies guilty of conspiring to assassinate the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader. The same media you would expect to cover such a monumental decision was absent at the trial, because those news organizations were part of that conspiracy….

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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…

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SC Man Tased While Handcuffed On The Ground

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The State is reporting that a video that has surfaced of Charles James Lang Jr. being tased by an unidentified deputy while he was handcuffed.  Lang was reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct and also charged with resisting arrest for not complying with officers demands.  There has not been an official incident report filed due to the incident still being in an “investigatory” phase, so there are not details about what…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Blasts Fox News for All White Ferguson Panel

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Given the racial tensions in Ferguson, MO following the kιlling of unarmed teen Michael Brown, one would think that news networks would reach out to African-Americans when discussing the topic. For most networks, this has been the case, but Fox News put together a segment on Ferguson that included no African-Americans and Rev. Jesse Jackson called out the network for the obvious exclusion, while appearing on Fox. Meanwhile, Dr. Ben…

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Cop Who Gunned Down Michael Brown Has Raised $218,000

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After George Zimmerman was arrested for kιlling Trayvon Martin, many people were stunned at the hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that were funneled to Zimmerman. Now it seems that history is repeating itself, because the officer who gunned down Michael Brown is receiving similar financial support. A website created to support Officer Darren Wilson has raised almost $218,000 over the last few days, according to the Detroit Free…

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Tupac: Why Black People Have A Right To Be Angry

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most legendary hip hop artists of all time, and his influence helped a generation of black youth find their voice.  Eighteen years have passed since his senseless and tragic murder, but the imprint he left on American culture and black conscious is still visible. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was named after Tupac Amarau, an 18th century South American revolutionary who was executed…

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Dr. Umar Johnson explains how hip-hop is killing black men

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Some people don’t like Dr. Umar Johnson, but it might be because his version of the truth is different from the mainstream.  But he’s not stupid, and he has quite a few theories that might help explain why black people are always found at the bottom of the barrel, even when Democrats and other so-called friendly organizations are lining up to help us. Dr. Johnson, in this long video that…