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Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins, black scholars speak out against racism

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We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions…

Dr. Steve Perry: How He Rose Out of the Projects to Become America’s Most Trusted Educator

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Dr. Steve Perry explains that education is the best way to free black people.   He tells his story after being selected as one of the Root 100. [leadplayer_vid id=”5293019CB457E”]

Hermain Cain is Determined to Get Revenge on the Woman Who Brought Him Down

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Remember Herman Cain?  He was the guy who thought he might be President of the United States, but got in trouble because he couldn’t keep his urges in his pants.  Well, Cain is back and still fighting for his damaged reputation. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO says that he doesn’t want the rest of his career to be covered in a cloud of suspicion after a younger woman named Ginger…

Mostly White Suburb Finally Agrees to Let Black People Ride Buses Into their Neighborhoods

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It seems like an implausible situation to face in 2013 but politicians of a mostly-white Ohio suburb did everything they could to stop primarily minority bus riders from riding through a nearby city. The politicians only backed down when they were threatened to lose millions of dollars that go toward their federal highway fund. The Ohio city council in  Beavercreek has been constantly fighting the construction of bus stops in…

Harlem Pastors Rising Up to Dethrone Al Sharpton; Say He No Longer Represents the People

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A group of pastors in New York city have decided to make it their mission to undermine the growing political power of Rev. Al Sharpton.   Sharpton has gained national prominence and a stronger mainstream presence during the last five years since the election of President Barack Obama.  Critics claim that Sharpton has used his power for personal gain, fame and fortune and left behind the interests of black people in…

Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 Years in Prison

Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 Years in Prison

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is going to prison for a very long time.   He received 28 years in prison for over a dozen charges. The charges include racketeering, extortion and filing false tax returns.   He apologized to the court afterward. “I say with every morsel of my being that I’m sorry to you,” he said. Judge Nancy G. Edmunds seemed determined to make the former mayor into…

Cory Booker’s Opponent Seems to Think He’s Gay:  Cory Won’t Answer the Question

Cory Booker’s Opponent Seems to Think He’s Gay: Cory Won’t Answer the Question

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The senate race in the state of New Jersey is getting interesting and ugly.  One of the latest oddities that have come up is the allegation that Democratic candidate Cory Booker is gay.   Booker was asked this question by the Washington Post, who may be wondering why he refuses to come out of the closet.  His response was simple, “so what does it matter if I am?” But that is…

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

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By: Kamara Taylor With crime being ever so rampant in minority communities, we tend to overlook the biggest threat and killer that continues to destroy homes and the family dynamic.  This terrible menace is CANCER. As Angelina Jolie has become the face of the BRCA 1 gene by removing both breasts to prevent the likelihood of cancer occurring, most African American women are the largest carriers of the triple negative…

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

Zimbabwe President Opens a “Blacks Only” Stock Exchange?

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Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is probably one of the most controversial leaders in the world.  He is determined to make everything black-owned, even if by force.  Is this fair to those who are having their assets taken?  Some say “no,” but others point to years of colonialism, where whites were the ones going to Africa and taking things for themselves.  His new economic plans are considered to be harmful to…

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin’s Case With Passion

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 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States. This elderly man decided to weigh in on the case and lets just say, “he’s very passionate about how he feels zimmerman should not have had a gun.”

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…

More Details on Michelle Obama’s Confrontation with the Heckler

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We all know that the First Lady is a no nonsense type of person, and she definitely proved that to the crowd attending her speech at a private Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Tuesday. Michelle Obama was interrupted by a protester who cried out for equality for gays and lesbians. The outburst took place about 12 minutes into the First Lady’s speech by a woman standing in the front row….

White Company Gives “Real Ghetto” Tours To Foreign Tourist In The Bronx

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Apparently if foreigners are looking to witness a “real ghetto” from a safe distance, all they have to do is pay $45 per person to take a bus tour through the Bronx. Real Bronx Tours, so they are called, are taking mainly White Europeans and Australians on a tour of the Bronx. They are even being provided with stops at a food-pantry line, “pickpocket” park, and housing projects for photo opportunities . According to an…

Virginian GOP Nominee Believes Homosexuals are “VERY SICK” And Democrats Are Worse Than The KKK

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  This weekend The Virginia Republican Party nominated  a minister who has a history of virulent anti-gay statements for the position of lieutenant governor. he is also know for accusing the Democratic Party of enslaving African Americans, and criticizing President Obama for having “Muslim sensibilities.” The former Senate candidate garnered less than 5 percent of the vote in the Republican primary in 2012 but, this time around he beat out six other candidates during…

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

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Morehouse College was lucky to have President Barack Obama speak at the 129th Commencement ceremony yesterday. During his speech the President made it a point to address all black men. Sunday President Obama told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of African-American men reports USA TODAY. The President continued by let the young men know that…