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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…

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Police officer arrested for killing a black teen who was dating his daughter

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Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons out of Tulsa Oklahoma has reported a crime on his website that you should probably know about. Two police officers in Tulsa Oklahoma are now under arrest for a crime that has shocked the community.  Sergeant Dave Walker says that the two officers are Shannon Kepler, 54, and his wife, Gina Kepler, 48.    According to Walker, the two are connected to the shooting death of 19-year…

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Facebook trends that come off a little bit confusing

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Soooo, the latest Facebook trend must be to say something like “I’m so (fill in the blank – name any city) that I blah blah blah…..” OK, I get it. For example, “I’m so Louisville, KY that I used to get into fights with other kids over whether we could beat Kentucky.” But I admit that I don’t like that trend. Here’s a better one: I’m…

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Yvette Carnell: How Negroes With Guns Saved the Civil Rights Movement

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by Yvette Carnell If you read American history books, you’re led to believe that the Civil Rights movement was won by long suffering Christian blacks who turned the other cheek. But as writer Thaddeus Russell notes, the history of Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement is actually a lot  more complicated than that. Russell hopes that in the future, schoolchildren will learn about people such as C.O. Chinn, who…

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Former Cop on Eric Garner Police killing: “They didn’t try to save him”

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Former police officer Ken Williams gives direct and specific information about the police death of Eric Garner, who died in the hands of the NYPD. According to Williams, the officers involved in the incident, along with the medical personnel in involved in the case, were blatantly negligent in not administering CPR to Garner when he was on the ground. Williams also says that there was a fraud…

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Dr Boyce: NEVER assume that HBCUs are inferior

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you think about leading HBCUs like Spelma, Morehouse, FAMU and Howard, do you put them in the same category as Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Princeton? Many black people, unfortunately, have been trained to believe that the institutions that educate black students are inferior to those that have mainstream acceptance and visibility. I’m here to tell you that this is a huge mistake. The educational investment…

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Dr Boyce Watkins: A free black wealth building class for children

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Dr. Watkins is one of the the most highly sought-after African American public figures in the country. He has been a Finance Professor at Syracuse University for 12 years, and was the only African American in the country to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002.  He is the author of several compelling books, including “What if George Bush were a Black Man?“, “Black American Money:  How Black Power…