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Bobby Shmurda May Stay in Prison Another 7 Years

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Reported by Liku Zelleke If recent reports are anything to go by, Bobby Shmurda looks like he is sinking deeper and deeper into trouble. As if being behind bars wasn’t bad enough, the creator of the “Shmoney Dance” could have his sentence extended by up to 7 years after an alleged attempt to smuggle a shank into Rikers Island was discovered. Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, was arrested…

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Omar Epps To Produce Powerful Film About Stigma of Fatherless Homes

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it – the media has a lot to do with the negative stigma so many men face. With their portrayal of men, especially Black men as being absentee fathers, the work of those fathers who are in the life of their children gets overlooked and overshadowed by the negative. While there are many good men in the world active in the family, there’s…

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Prince Dumps All Streaming Sites, Only Keeps Jay Z’s Tidal

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Musical legend Prince has pulled all his music from streaming media sites without giving any explanation. Any of The Purple One’s fans that want to stream his music can now only find his works on TIDAL. His work has even been removed from Apple Music and Rdio. The only clue that came from Prince’s side was the one note on his Spotify page that read, “Prince’s…

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9 Year Old in Coma After Beating From Mother’s Boyfriend

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Reported by Liku Zelleke A 9-year-old boy from Hagerstown, MD is in a coma he may never wake up from after he was handcuffed and beaten viciously by his mother’s 30-year-old boyfriend. Reportedly, the child was severely punished this way for eating a piece of a birthday cake without permission. The Hagerstown Police Department said that the incident occurred last Tuesday at the child’s home on Lynnehaven Drive. They also…

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Laurence Fishburne to Star in Remake of “Roots”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke A&E Network has just announced that actor Laurence Fishburne will be joining the cast of the remake of the “Roots” miniseries. He will be playing the part of Alex Haley, the writer of the novel which is about the early beginnings of his African ancestors in America. In the remake, the series will incorporate Haley’s novel, “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” as well as…

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Voodoo Priest Allegedly Raped 11 Year Old Girl, Claimed She Had ‘Evil Spirits’

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A voodoo priest based in Sunrise, Florida was arrested on June 19 for raping an 11-year-old girl. He told her she needed to engage in intercourse with him so that he could “cleanse evil spirits.” Brogenet Cinor told officers he has been doing voodoo magic for 30 years and specializes in “cleansing souls haunted by evil spirits,” the SunSentinel reported. Those in his neighborhood say the 48-year-old priest has been…

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Video: NYPD Cop Throws Punches at Man Allegedly Carrying Knife

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The NYPD is once again coming under heavy scrutiny due to an incident of possible police brutality involving an officer boxing with a suspect. Two plain-clothed cops, one man and one woman, stopped Saykou George, 30, on a street in Harlem on Wednesday, as seen on cellphone footage posted on Liveleak.com. According to the website, George and another man were walking home from a pizza shop at around 3:15 p.m….

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Protesters Burn Confederate Flag On Grill Near Essence Festival

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A crowd of about 100 demonstrators gathered just blocks away from the 2015 Essence Festival Saturday in New Orleans to express their desire to end the use of the Confederate flag and other remnants of Confederate pride. The group used a $22 flag bought at the Confederate Memorial Museum, placed it on a charcoal grill and watched it burn while chanting, “Down, down with the racist monuments. Up, up with…

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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…