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Rev. Al Sharpton to Haters: MSNBC Didn’t Fire Me, I’m Not Going Anywhere

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Rumors have been swirling over the past week that Rev. Al Sharpton is poised to either lose his MSNBC gig or, at the very least, be moved to a weekend time slot. Responding to the rumors, Sharpton told The Daily Beast that he isn’t going anywhere any time soon. The Daily Beast started the rumors after speaking with an MSNBC executive who said the network is going in a different…

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Heroic Teen Stops Out of Control Bus After Driver Gets Knocked Out by Classmate

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Things could’ve ended badly for the young students riding on a Louisiana school bus last week, but that didn’t happen thanks to the actions of a quick thinking teen. When a female bus driver tried to get a 15 year old student to stop spιtting on cars and throwing things, the misbehaving student came up behind the bus driver and hit her in the head so hard he knocked her…

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Watch California Cop Cop Kick, Then Pepper Spray Homeless Man for Sleeping and Mouthing Off

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Police brutality activists have pointed out that cops sometimes act as judge and jury as opposed to officers charged with the duty of upholding the law. A San Francisco cop caught is accused of taking the law into his own hands while confronting a homeless man who’d fallen asleep on a bus. Video shows the officer kicking 36 year old Bernard Warren when he couldn’t get Warren to wake up….

Calif. School Officials Apologize For ‘Blacks Only’ School Assembly

Calif. School Officials Apologize For ‘Blacks Only’ School Assembly

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California school officials are apologizing for discriminating against white students during a class assembly. KTVU reports that officials at a Benicia School are apologizing for a Black History Month assembly where only African-American students were invited to attend. “It looks like segregation. Certainly does. It was,” Benicia Unified School District Superintendent Janice Adams told the news station. “I understand how it looks and I’m very sorry for that, because that’s…

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Students Are Refusing to Pay Back Predatory Student Loans That Left Them Jobless

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Students who have taken out predatory loans that haven’t yielded results are taking matters into their own hands and launching a debt strike. According to Democracy Now, at least 15 students from the for profit Corinthian Colleges system are refusing to pay back their predatory student loans.  Another group of activists are also challenging loans taken out by Everest College, which is a subsidiary of Corinthian. Corinthian has also been…

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Inmate Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances in his Solitary, Steam Filled Cell

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Officials in Maryland are scratching their heads after an inmate was found dead in his mysteriously steam-filled prison cell. 35-year-old Louis Stanley Leysath III was serving a life sentence in the Jessup Correctional Institution when his body was discovered in his solitary cell. Correctional staff attempted to resuscitate him by performing CPR, but he was pronounced dead a short while later. Leysath was serving a life…

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Rep. John Lewis Says Rudy Giuliani’s Comments Represent “Scars and Stains” of Racism

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Ever since President Obama took the oath of office, his opponents have sought to paint him as un-American. They’ve accused President Obama of being a secret Muslim as well as harboring anti-American sentiments. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the latest Republican to chime in and deride Obama as a president who doesn’t love America. Rep. John Lewis, who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said during a…

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NYPD Official Says Cops Fell Asleep During Training After Eric Garner’s Deαth

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High ranking police officials encouraged training for all New York officers after Eric Garner was chοked to deαth on a city sidewalk by Officer Daniel Pantaleo. According to officers who attended the recent training, however, the training was mostly a waste of time. According to The New York Post, eight out of ten officers who attended the training post-Garner’s deαth gave it negative reviews. “It’s been a big disappointment on…

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Barbershop 3: Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer Coming Back After 11 Years

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By Naturally Triece According to Deadline, a Barbershop 3 is on the way. The threequel will be coming 11 years after the sequel to the first Barbershop, which was a hit! The site is reporting that they’re still barbering the deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director, Malcolm D. Lee, to direct Barbershop 3. Rumor has it that the film is coming along very well and steps…

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Is Soul Music Dead and Gone?

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By Michal Ortner Many fans of contemporary R&B are wondering where their beloved soul music has gone, as many artists are leaning towards the hip-hop beat of pop culture. Some wonder if artists are feeling pressured into newer sounds that leave no room for the steady, smooth sound of soul. Others are concerned that soul music is losing touch with its original African-American artists and audience. Soul music may have…

African-American Couple Launches Black History Month in Hong Kong

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By Ryan Brennan An African-American couple, Elijah John Bowdre and Raushanah Bowdre, don’t believe in limits. When they realized that Black culture wasn’t being perceived correctly throughout the media in Hong Kong, they set out to change that reality. The two thrived off the saying, “If something doesn’t exist, you must create it.” Raushanah, a business consultant, and Elijah, founder of the Global Citizens Community, originally resided in New York,…

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At 108 Arrests, Is This Criminal A World Record Holder?

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By Victor Ochieng A Cleveland man by the name of Nathan Ferguson has been arrested 108 times. Instead of avoiding further arrests, he did something that took him back behind bars. On Monday, Ferguson went to an Ohio CVS drugstore and left with teeth whitening kits worth $47 without paying for them. He didn’t get far before he was caught and arrested for the 109th time. After Ferguson picked up…

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Mississippi Lawmaker Apologizes for Saying “All the Blacks” in His Town Are on Food Stamps

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A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying during a news interview that the blacks in his hometown were on food stamps and didn’t work. Rep. Gene Alday (R) apologized to his colleagues in the Mississippi House of Representatives for comments he made in the Clarion Ledger newspaper. “I was wrong to say what I did, and there is no excuse for my behavior,” Alday said during his apology. “I am…

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Swerving Man Found Hiding Weed in his Butt and Crack in His Mouth

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BY STEPHEN KANYI Police in Gainesville, Florida arrested a man after he was found in possession of both weed and crack. The police reported that they found the weed in his bυtt and the crack in his mouth. The arrest happened on Thursday at about 12:30 a.m. when officers stopped the man on Northeast 23rd Avenue and Northeast Second Street. The man, Winfred Alphonso McAllister Jr., 23, was driving a…

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Man Who Received $350k After Walking 21 Miles to Work Dumps Girlfriend, Evades Would-be Robbers

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Earlier this month, James Robertson made national headlines when a story about how he walked 21 miles a day, five times a week, to and from his job at a factory in suburban Detroit became public. An online campaign was soon launched by a friend, Evan Leedy, 19, and he received a red 2015 Ford Taurus, as well as $350,000 from strangers who were inspired by…

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