Next Friday Set to Bring Ice Cube Box Office Millions Again

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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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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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Minister Wants Black Americans to Fly Black Liberation Flag on Independence Day

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After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriages being legal all across the United States, LGBT supporters began using rainbow colors on their social media pictures to represent the movement. To counter that, many pro-Black social media users began placing red, black, and green on their profile pictures to represent the Black Liberation flag. Now, a minister in Duram, North Carolina wants Black Americans to proudly wave their…

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President Obama’s Brother Sells Letter He Wrote About Running for Senator to Deal with Black Issues

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President Barack Obama’s paternal half-brother, Malik Abongo “Roy” Obama, auctioned off a letter that the future U.S. leader wrote to him in 1995, when he was apparently considering running for senator of Illinois to help Black Americans. In the letter, President Obama, a 33-year-old lawyer at the time, updated Malik on his life, including the status of his wife, his mother, and his political career. “Some colleagues of mine here…

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Republicans Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush Want Confederate Flag Taken Down

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After pictures surfaced of Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag and using the symbol on his license plate, there has been an outcry from people off all backgrounds in the country to take the flag down from South Carolina’s Capitol building flagpole. Roof killed nine Black people at a church in Charleston on Wednesday, and many worry that racially-charged incidents such as this could be sparked by holding onto racial…

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Larry Wilmore Upset About Fox News’ Refusal to Call Charleston Shooting a Racial Attack

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The reporting style of Fox News is often criticized by any group that doesn’t include staunch conservatives. So, it is no surprise that the network’s coverage of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting is not being well-received. On Thursday, Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly News” took some shots at how Fox News has avoided calling last Wednesday’s tragedy in which a White man shot and killed nine…

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

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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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Watch: Al Sharpton, Baltimore Mayor shove away Fox News Reporter

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Fox News reporter Leland Vittert ended up getting pushed aside by Al Sharpton earlier this afternoon when he confronted Sharpton and the mayor of Baltimore about whether she issued any stand-down orders to the police. Vittert reported yesterday that law enforcement sources told him Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered the police to stand down on Monday before the violence and rioting got out of hand. Vittert kept asking, “Why can’t we…

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In Response to Police Brutality, NAACP Leader Tells Blacks to Arm Themselves

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response to a number of high profile instances of police brutality committed against blacks, one local NAACP leader is calling on blacks to arm themselves. The president of an NAACP branch out of Memphis, Tennessee said blacks should be prepared to defend themselves, according to MyFoxMemphis. “They have a right to defend themselves,” said Crittenden Co. NAACP President Shabaka Afrika, “We’re not suggesting people go out and start shooting folks…

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Black woman elected mayor, majority of police force quits

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Some cities in America are in denial about the racism that they face.  This story might be an example to help us rethink the idea of being part of a post-racial society. Parma, Missouri elected its first black mayor.  This should be a monumental occasion, as Tyrus Byrd broke a huge racial barrier in this small town.  But the celebration was short-lived.  Soon after her big victory, the new mayor found…

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White Republicans “Afraid of Black Americans” Says Bill O’Reilly

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April V. Taylor FOX News Bill O’Reilly is known to make comments that stir up controversy, and in a recent interview with PBS radio host Tavis Smiley, he left Smiley baffled as he alleged that Black people are to blame for their economic problems and admitted that Republicans are scared of Black people.  The conversation took place on an episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,”  where the two discussed the Black…

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Zambians Protest White President Who Claims To Have Black Blood

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Zambian president Michael Sata died last week, and his country is now embroiled in controversy over the white vice-president, Guy Scott, who has stepped into the role of acting president.  Scott will remain as acting president for three months until emergency elections can be held to elect a new president.  Many are questioning whether or not he can legitimately hold the office of acting president because Zambia’s constitution require than…

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40,000 Voter Registrations Missing in Georgia, Judge Does Nothing About It

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April V. Taylor In what is appearing to be an attempt to suppress the voices of mostly Black and Hispanic voters in Georgia, some 40,000 voter registration applications have mysteriously vanished since being turned in to state and local officials earlier this year.  Every vote counts, but this election is particularly pressing because the Georgia governor and U.S. Senate races are neck and neck.  In a moves that are causing…

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Ferguson Protestors Say Senator Nasheed Refused Breathalyzer, Had Gun During “Staged” Arrest

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April V Taylor Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed was arrested by Ferguson police for blocking traffic outside of the Ferguson police department.  It was also reported that Nasheed refused bond and spent the night in jail.  While it appears as though her act of civil disobedience was meant to show solidarity with peaceful protestors, many who have been on the front lines ridiculed Nasheed for the events surrounding her arrest….

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