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Dr. Dre Made $620 Million, More Than Any Artist Ever In One Year

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Dr. Dre is now the top paid celebrity on the Forbes celebrity earnings list for annual earnings between June 2013 and 2014.  He has ousted Sean “Diddy” Combs from the top spot of highest paid hop hop artist, and what makes the $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings so astronomical is that it is actually the highest of any musician in any genre ever evaluated by Forbes.  It is also…

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Tupac: Why Black People Have A Right To Be Angry

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Tupac Shakur was one of the most legendary hip hop artists of all time, and his influence helped a generation of black youth find their voice.  Eighteen years have passed since his senseless and tragic murder, but the imprint he left on American culture and black conscious is still visible. Born in Manhattan, New York, he was named after Tupac Amarau, an 18th century South American revolutionary who was executed…

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Dr. Umar Johnson explains how hip-hop is killing black men

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Some people don’t like Dr. Umar Johnson, but it might be because his version of the truth is different from the mainstream.  But he’s not stupid, and he has quite a few theories that might help explain why black people are always found at the bottom of the barrel, even when Democrats and other so-called friendly organizations are lining up to help us. Dr. Johnson, in this long video that…

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Spike Lee edits Radio Raheem footage to match Eric Garner’s death

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins The older I get, the more I appreciate Spike Lee.   Spike ruffles feathers with his raw commentary, but I’m firmly convinced that he cares about black people.  While most of the folks in Hollywood are too busy wondering if their overseers are going to give them approval to be outraged over the death of Eric Garner, Spike is making his voice heard almost instantaneously. Eric…

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Hidden Colors 3 is an outstanding film!

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Movie Review: Hidden Colors 3 a smash hit must see! By: Dr. Samori Swygert The ground breaking documentary series, Hidden Colors, debuted its’ 3rd installment (Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism) last night (6/26/2014) in select theaters across the country. Hidden Colors 3 was a masterful production, and I consider it to be mandatory viewing. I fervently believe that our youth need to see this, and its’ prior series….

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Several people shot at BET Awards Party

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ABC News recently claimed that a “shadow has been placed over the BET Awards.”  A person was killed right before the show, and four others were injured during an incident that has embarrassed the company that has been often criticized for promoting violent music at the expense of the black community. An overnight party held early Sunday in East Hollywood was to promote the awards show.  There was one gunman, who…

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Tracy Morgan’s condition improves a great deal

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Reported by Liku Zelleke According to his representative, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is doing well and has been upgraded to “fair condition”, from the previous “critical but stable condition”, which he says is a great improvement. Lewis Kay added, “His personality is certainly starting to come back as well.” Morgan was hospitalized on June 7th after he was critically injured in a motor accident involving six cars on the…

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The 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

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Do you think that black people are too likely to want to become entertainers and athletes?  A lot of people feel that these activities are destructive in the lives of young black men, drawing them away from their books toward false dreams of fame and fortune.  Education and business ownership are the two greatest keys to building wealth.  Let’s get that out of the way right now. But for that…

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The Internet clowns LeBron James for crying after getting spanked

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LeBron James has been the subject of much ridicule after losing in high fashion to the San Antonio Spurs in just five games of a seven game series.   Social media can be cruel, and people have ripped into LeBron James for doing a whole lot more crying than winning. Images of James in tears during the last seconds of the final game have been passed around all throughout Twitter and…

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Was Bob Marley killed by the CIA? Young, healthy men don’t usually die of cancer

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Bob Marley is known as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.   More than just a musician, over the course of his career, Marley became a moral and religious figure.   Born in Jamaica,he moved to Kingston at the age of 14, and in 1963, he formed the Wailers with Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston, Junior Braithwaite, and Beverly Kelso.  Their first single “Simmer Down” became one…

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How did Stevie Wonder become blind? 10 things you may not know about Wonder

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Stevie Wonder is known as one of the most creative musical geniuses of the late 20th century.  He is a blind prodigy whose career began before he was a teenager.  His body of work spans decades, and he remains one of the most influential musicians of all time.  Here are 10 facts about his life and career: 1. Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan May 13, 1950 and given…

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20,000 sign petition to stop Mona Scott from degrading black greek letter organizations

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Mona Scott-Young may have thought she was doing a good thing for the black Greek community by creating a reality show about them.  But people are making it known, early in the process, that the creation of such a show is going to receive a massive backlash right away.  The show, “Sorority Sisters” hasn’t been launched, but there have already been 20,000 signatures put on a petition asking that the show be…

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TLC slams Rihanna for the way she dresses

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April Taylor The remaining members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, are speaking out about the provocative way Rihanna dresses.  Riianna recently stirred things up by wearing a see through dress to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. Rihanna was awarded with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award.  The award is given to a person whose style has significantly influenced popular culture on an international…

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Stevie Wonder Interview 1977: He explains how he sees colors and people

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In this classic interview in 1977, Stevie Wonder talks about what it’s like to be one of the most “influential rockstars of the decade.”  But it turns out that he was more than just a decade.  Nearly 40 years later, Stevie is still on top of his game, selling out shows all across the globe and wowing audiences everywhere. There is no voice like Stevie, and since he was a child, he…

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Laverne Cοx Says Some of the Men She’s Dated Were Ashamed to Be Seen With Her In Public

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Reported by Nigel Boys Born a male, but now a woman, Laverne Cοx, best known for playing Sophia Burset in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” is on May 2014’s cover of TIME magazine, along with the caption “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.” The Mobile, Alabama born Cοx, who has a twin brother, is a prime example of how the world has changed its views of those…