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Ferguson Activists Tell Country What The Mainstream Media Won’t In #FergusonFireside

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Inmates Die Of Constipation, Gangrene In Alabama Jail

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April V. Taylor Family members of three inmates at the Madison County jail in Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the county and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), the private company contracted to provide medical care to inmates.  The lawsuit alleges that the inmates suffered brutal mistreatment as staff denied them of necessary medical care for treatable, non-fatal conditions in order to save money. Nikki Listau died within two days of…

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April V. Taylor: Toni Morrison Earned The Right To Choose Her Legacy

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April V. Taylor It seems many people have taken offense to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison choosing to leave her papers as part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University, where she taught at for nearly two decades.  Those who have taken offense feel as though the papers should have been left to HBCU Howard University, where Morrison graduated from and also taught such influential Black leaders as Stokley Carmichael….

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Dr Umar Johnson: Black feminism produces “man haters”

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In the video below, Dr. Umar Johnson talks about black feminism.   The popular scholar says that many of the black feminists in America today are what he calls “man haters.”  He says that their dislike for men, especially black men, is derived from being hurt by men in the past, through some kinds of sexual abuse, emotional abuse or physical abuse. Johnson says that good men are led to…

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Florida Inmate Found Dead After Guard Threatens To Kill Her

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April V. Taylor Latandra Ellington only had seven months left to serve on her sentence at the Florida Lowell Correctional Institution, but the Miami Herald is reporting that after writing a letter to her aunt just weeks before about how she feared for her life, Ellington was found dead in her cell in solitary confinement.  The letter was written on September 21, and Ellington stated that “Sgt Q” had threatened…

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Mother sets husband on fire for doing the unthinkable

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This story, reported on The360Experiment.com, is every mother’s nightmare.  Millions of children are harmed every single year by otherwise safe-looking adults, and this sometimes happens right under the nose of the parent. If you are a single parent, please see this story as a wakeup call to be very protective of your kids.  The man that you love may have a sexual appetite that extends to your children.  The scariest…

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Black Women 5 Times More Likely To Have Abortion Than White Women

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April V. Taylor Abortion rates have been declining in the United States for the last 25 years and have reached the lowest rate since Roe v. Wade, but, according to the Centers for Disease Control, black women are still disproportionately affected, having abortions at 5 times the rate of white women.  While the reasons for the overall decline in abortion rates is widely discussed, few are looking at why black…

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Woman Beaten By CHP Settles For $1.5 Million, Officer Resigns

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April V. Taylor Merlene Pinnock, a 51-year-old grandmother who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol Officer, has decided to settle her case against the CHP for $1.5 million.  The settlement was confirmed to the Associated Press by CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow and Pinnock’s attorney.  Farrow stated, “When this incident occurred, I promised that I would look into it and vowed a swift resolution.  Today, we have worked constructively…

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Prolific Author, Playwright J. California Cooper Dead At 82

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J. California Cooper, the prolific playwright and author who was widely known as a chronicler of the African American experience, passed away September 20th at her daughters home in Seattle.  The Berkley born Cooper was most known for the short stories she wrote later in her career, but she first gained recognition as a playwright.  She was first noticed by critics and the iconic novelist and poet Alice Walker when…

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Reporter explains why she cussed out her bosses and quit

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Charlo Greene was a reporter at a remote Alaskan television station, but she is now known all over the country.  Greene made the news for her dramatic exit from her job, while also announcing that she is going to run her own Cannibis Club. Greene’s exit was stunning.  During a media report on Cannibis, Greene simply said, “f*ck it, I quit,” and walked off the stage.  The look of her…

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Former Different World actress has a whole different career

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Aryana Starr is an actress that you would only know about if you are into adult films.  She seems serious about her profession and is proud of what she does for a living. But what people don’t know is that Starr (aka Jonell Green) was also cast on the hit NBC show “A Different World” many years ago as a child actress. Green played a girl named Dashawn Curtis.  She…

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Sherri Shepherd Ex Rejects Offer, Wants $10K In Monthly Child Support

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There is yet another blow dealt in the divorce battle unfolding between Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally.  Sally has rejected a deal offered by Shepherd for him to receive a one time payment of $100,000 as part of a divorce settlement in addition to $3,000 a month in child support for the surrogate child the two agreed to have.  The child has been a source of contention and…

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Missouri State Senator was Tear Gassed in Ferguson, MO

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The chaos surrounding the recent police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri just got a little bit stranger.   The police department in the town has refused to answer to the public regarding why they felt the need to shoot down the 18-year old, who was on his way to college.  His body was left dead in the middle of the street, as officers have set up barricades, no…

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“She Needs to Drop a Few” Says Fox News Dr. About Michelle Obama

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The first lady is one of the healthiest, most attractive first ladies in history.  So, it’s surprising that anyone would say she’s not healthy.  But leave it to Fox News to tell the biggest lie told since Columbus discovered America.  No reason to be mad about this anymore, it’s actually funny. Read more:  First Lady Michelle Obama has been in the cross-hairs of right wing pundits for everything from pushing…

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Aaliyah on Star Search at the age of 10: But she looks like an adult

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Aaliyah is one of the most beloved singers in the history of R&B music.  She died tragically in the year 2001 in a plane crash, but was on her way to fame, fortune and stardom.  Scratch that:  She was already there, with movie roles, hit songs and a loyal legion of fans who all looked up to her and wanted to be just like her. This is an old clip…

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