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Prison Worker Arrested After Sleeping With and Assisting Escaped Prisoner

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Another prison break, this time in North Carolina, has caught national news and is strikingly similar to the incident with the New York fugitives who broke out of prison this month. Kristopher McNeil, 29, was spotted by passersby while walking along Highway 52 Sunday night at approximately 11 p.m. It is believed that the prisoner climbed the fence at Brown Creek Correctional Institution on Saturday to escape. An employee of…

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Chris Rock Jokes About Terrence Howard’s Wife Beating “reputation” on Empire Set

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Ever the comedian, Chris Rock has appeared in a video which was posted on Instagram by the co-creator of the hit series “Empire,” Lee Daniels, in which it’s revealed that he was “accidentally” punched in the stomach four times by fellow actor Terrence Howard — something he joked was done on purpose. The two were on the set of their first day of shooting for Season…

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2 Children Killed During High-Speed Chase, Police Do Not Stop to Save Them

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Two children are dead and three are severely injured after they were struck by a vehicle being chased by police through a Detroit neighborhood. Detroit police were pursuing 28-year-old Lorenzo Harris regarding a parole violation. The car chase continued  through a neighborhood on Detroit’s East Side, and officers eventually bumped into the suspect’s vehicle, causing his car to jet into the air. Harris hit a little boy and girl —…

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Baltimore County Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Domestic Violence Dispute

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A Black man was shot and killed by three Baltimore County police officers Thursday after he allegedly threatened to beat a woman. Officers claim they thought the man, who was unarmed, had a weapon. The shooting occurred at an Owings Mills condominium from which the now-deceased man, 41-year-old Spencer Lee McCain, was barred. A woman and her two children were in the home. According to police, one of the children…

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THE HISTORY OF BLACK HAIR: OUR “HAIR”STORY

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  Most Black people don’t know the history of Black hair and the significance it held in Africa. As I researched this video, I learned many new things. It felt great to discover more about our history. Efforts are made to erase our culture and connection to Africa so we must do our part to educate ourselves and each other to keep it alive. It was really important to me that I…

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3 Children, 7 Adults Shot at Philadelphia Block Party

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On the same day that a man was killed and nine people were injured after a shooting at a Detroit children’s birthday party, another shooting occurred at a West Philadelphia block party on Saturday night. The festivities ended with ten people injured, including one toddler and two children. The gunshots went off at around 10 p.m., the local police reported. An 18-month-old girl was struck in the neck, an 11-year-old…

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1 Dead, 9 Injured at Children’s Block Party Shooting in Detroit

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A shooting that occurred on Saturday at a family block party in Detroit has left 9 people injured and one man dead. The gathering was for children’s birthday party and took place at a basketball court on the west side of the city at Webb and Dexter. Shots were fired into a crowd of about 400 people at around 8:30 p.m. A 20-year-old man who has yet to be identified…

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Ice Cream man shot in front of neighborhood kids

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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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Shots fired at another church in Memphis after choir practice

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Police in Memphis are claiming that shots were fired at yet another church.  According to authorities, the target was St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church. The deacon of the church says he saw bullet holes in the church Wednesday night after leaving choir practice.  Thankfully, no one was injured in the shooting. Fox 13 says that police are still investigating the shooting to determine the cause of the shooting. Facts are limited, but here’s…

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Several bodies in church shooting have not been identified

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Update 11:46 pm:  Police are saying that the mass shooting in South Carolina has led to multiple fatalities.  Witnesses are also reporting that the bodies have not been identified.   The mayor and police chief of Charleston, SC are expected to hold press conferences soon to clear up information for the public.  Corey Wessenger, standing near the church at the time of the incident, says that there are officers all over…

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This White Guy Was Inspired by Jay Z, “Puffy” to Create “Empire”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke The television show “Empire” is one of the most popular and successful shows on the small screen today. The story of a hip-hop music mogul and the drama that runs in his family has captured an audience any station would be envious of. Yet, what many people don’t know is that the concept of the show — from the background story to, most importantly, the idea…

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High School Principal Fired for Defending McKinney Police Officer from Viral Pool Party Video

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Alberto Iber, principal of North Miami Senior High School, has just been fired because of a post he made over the Internet agreeing with the actions of the McKinney police officer who forcefully held a Black teen to the ground in a viral video. “He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life,” Iber wrote on a Miami Herald story, using his Facebook account. “I commend him for his…

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Man finds red stains on his wall, then realizes it’s his neighbor’s blood

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Reported by Liku Zelleke When his son first saw the strange red stains on the wall of their Oklahoma home, Thomas Kennedy didn’t think too much of it. He simply got a sponge and wiped them away. When they were back only a short moment later – even after several attempts to clean them – he knew something was drastically wrong. Speaking about his son’s discovery, Kennedy said, “He said,…

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White Boy Caught on Video Calling Black Family the “N” Word

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A 7 year old Chicago boy was caught on camera calling a black father and his daughter the “N” word. In the video, the young boy named Caleb walks up to the daughter, then begins taunting her, saying, “I know, she’s picking her butt.” In an attempt to intervene, the girl’s father asked the boy to repeat what he’d just said, then begins recording. “You’re a n***er”, says the 7…

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Cop Who Gunned Down Unarmed Black Teen Had Just Come Off Suspension for Similar Killing

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The Virginia police officer who killed an 18 year old suspected shoplifter had once been banned from patrolling the streets for three years. Stephen Rankin, a white Portsmouth police officer, fatally wounded William Chapman during a struggle inside a Walmart parking lot. Witnesses say the officer scuffled with Chapman, then fired twice. Police had been called to the Walmart by staff after a report of “suspected shoplifting.” That fatal incident…