Suspect in Uptown Murder Faces Additional Charges


By Nigel Boys The alleged killer in the murder-for-hire-plot of 35-year-old Kendra Hatcher, a local dentist who was murdered in the garage of her Uptown Dallas apartment complex on September 2, previously served time in a Tennessee prison, according to reports. Thirty-one-year-old Kristopher Ledell Love, the alleged gunman in the three person conspiracy to kill Hatcher, was sentenced to eight years on an aggravated robbery conviction in 2005, U.S. Attorney…

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Retired Delta Airlines Captain Never Took a Day Off Work in 45 Years


By Robert Stitt Delta Airlines Captain Calvin “Cal” Flanigan spent 45 years with the company. Thirty-seven of his years were spent as a pilot. He did not miss one single day of work in nearly five decades. The stereotype of the lazy black male has been perpetuated by movies, games, and even the presidential candidates themselves. Instead of arguing about it, this man taught the racist culture a lesson by…

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Jamaica Appoints Ralph Thomas To Be New Ambassador To The United States


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The foreign ministry of Jamaica announced on Monday that Ralph Thomas, their Ambassador to China will be leaving his tour of duty and will be the new Ambassador to the United States next month. As Thomas will be leaving the Asian continent, he will be accepting his new diplomatic assignment in 26 months. Thomas is a former lecturer from the University of West Indies and…

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Michael Vick Is Finally Free From Financial Bondage


Reported by Liku Zelleke Ex-NFL star Michael Vick looks like he’s getting his financial affairs in order after having had to file for bankruptcy in 2008. At the time, he claimed he owed over $20 million to creditors and his assets along with his income were dwindling fast following the dog-fighting scandal which led to several of his endorsements being cancelled. In his career, Vick had made over $120 million…

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Diabetic Dies in Jail After Being Denied Insulin


By Shanieka Stanton Michael Robinson’s blood sugar level was allegedly 2,500 mg/dL at the time of his death, more than a hundred times the normal range of 80 to 180 mg/dL. His family is now blaming a Missouri jail for the diabetic’s death on Sunday. The 33 year old was arrested Friday, and taken to Pemiscot County Jail on a warrant for unpaid child support, according to KFVS. Family members…

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Father Denied Right to Visit Daughter After Sexual Assault


By Shanieka Stanton “I think my daughter needs to see me…I think she wants her father,” Denneth Shearer told Ethan Calloway of News4Jax on Tuesday, following the brutal attack of his 8-year-old daughter. “How do you think my youngest daughter feel?” he asked while fighting back tears. “What’s going through her mind? And she can’t get to her daddy.” Desperate to find his daughter’s attacker and to see his little…

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Honorable Man Campaign Seeks Black Fathers To Sign Up


By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When Black fathers are active in the lives of their children, positive and productive outcomes are likely to occur. For so long, there has been a negative stigma associated with Black men, especially Black fathers. However, recent trends have shown that Black fathers are spending more time with their children on a day-to-day basis. Without a doubt, this news is to be embraced and celebrated….

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Family Wants Justice For Son Shot 7 Times By Police


By Nigel Boys Fourteen-year-old Radazz Hearns was allegedly walking down the streets of Trenton, New Jersey on Friday night with two of his friends when three police officers jumped out of an unmarked grey minivan and stopped the group to question them. Hearns allegedly ran away from the officers and they responded by firing 10 bullets at him, hitting him seven times, according to reports. Miraculously, he remains in a…

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Why Isn’t Gay Rapper Milan Christopher Welcomed By Some Cast Members on Love and Hip Hop Hollywood


By Robert Stitt Although their words are not always family-friendly, several prominent rappers have had some friendly messages about the LGBT lifestyle. However, rappers such as Soulja Boy, are not too thrilled by the producers of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” for casting openly gay rapper Milan Christopher. As a result, TMZ reports that Christopher is being openly shunned. Along with Soulja Boy, Ray J, Omarion and Mally Mall are…

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Next Friday Set to Bring Ice Cube Box Office Millions Again


By Shanieka Stanton History is repeating itself in more ways than one for rapper O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube. Jackson is expected to generate box office millions surpassing those of culture classic “Next Friday,” with the movie release of N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton,” in which Jackson’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will debut as his father on film. The groups 1988 hit ‘F—ck the Police’ has once again become…

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Man Claims He’s Innocent In The Killing Of A 12-Year-Old Boy That Happened Almost Four Years Ago


Reported by Liku Zelleke Garrett Phillips, a 12-year-old boy from Potsdam, New York, was killed in his apartment on October 24, 2011. An investigation later revealed that the cause of death was due to suffocation and strangulation. For three long years, the case remained unsolved and no one was arrested for his murder. Now, Oral “Nick” Hillary, a former Clarkson University soccer coach, stands accused of the murder and has…

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Pastor of Prominent Baptist Church In Atlanta Is Considering A Run For U.S. Senate


By Nigel Boys In an exclusive interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, 46-year-old Rev. Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, stated that he is considering running for U.S. Senator against longtime Republican, Sen. John Isakson. The pastor of the church that was once headed by Civil Rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said he would make his final decision after talking things over with friends, family, and…

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Bahamian Homeless Immigrant Heads to Yale on Lavish Scholarship


For immigrants all over the United States, making the trip from their home country to a place where many aspects of the culture is foreign to them is a tough task. To start from square one in this country and become a success through hard work and perseverance is admirable and commendable. No one knows of these truths better that Wellington Mackey, who has gone from homelessness to Yale. Mackey…

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Ice Cream man shot in front of neighborhood kids


By Nigel Boys When 22-year-old Brandon Brown pulled into Lucas Village — a subsidized housing complex in downtown Frederick, Maryland — on Saturday afternoon while playing music to attract children to his ice cream truck, he was getting himself into a situation that would end in him losing his life. While children lined up to buy treats from Brown, a man who was later identified as 27-year-old Larnell Lyles allegedly walked up…

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Malcolm X tells grand jury who is trying to murder his family


Hear Malcolm X’s own words about his relationship with the Nation of Islam and how he ended up leaving the organization. After you watch the video, please tell us what you think. Can the black community move past this? In the video, Malcolm even says that he knows that he’s “a dead man already,” and that the kind of information he has about the Nation of Islam might lead to…

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