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Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu Says There is Nothing Wrong with Black Children

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(Chicago, IL, March 1 2012) – African American students are driving positive academic change in some public schools nationwide, says Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, national education consultant and author of the newly released There Is Nothing Wrong With Black Students. In fact, Black students in more than 3,000 schools are performing well above the national average.   There are eight million African American students nationwide: 7.5 million attend public schools, 400,000…

What Happened To The “SLAVE” Who Wrote The Letter Everyone is Talking About

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A letter written by a freed slave to his former master has surfaced again after almost 150 years and is creating a lot of buzz. The letter was written by former slave Jourdon Anderson to his master Colonel P.H. Anderson in August 1865. According to Letters of Note, Colonel Anderson had written his former slave, asking him to return to work as a freeman on the farm on which he…

Janet Gave Us A Titty, MIA Gives Us The Finger During LIVE Super Bowl half-time show

Janet Gave Us A Titty, MIA Gives Us The Finger During LIVE Super Bowl half-time show

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    For all the pomp and excess of Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime show, it is likely to be a single extended middle finger by guest singer M.I.A. that is most remembered. The gesture, accompanied by a barely disguised expletive, came during a performance of Madonna’s new single, Give Me All Your Luvin. At the end of her lines, M.I.A. appeared to sing ‘I don’t give a (expletive),’ although it…

Roseanne Barr For President of United States

Roseanne Barr For President of United States

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    Barr — who has been waging a Twitter and Facebook grassroots, digital campaign — has just made it official. She wants to carry the Green Party banner in the November election. Barr says she’s sick of Democrats and Republicans, whom she believes are not working in the best interests of the American people. So what, you ask, is Roseanne pushing? The answer is simple … pot. She wants…

Ja Rule Earns High School Diploma With The Help  of His Prison Cellmate

Ja Rule Earns High School Diploma With The Help of His Prison Cellmate

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    Ja Rule currently sits in jail serving a two-year prison sentence on weapons and tax evasion charges. While he pays his dues for the crimes committed, the ‘Always on Time’ creator has managed to hit the books and earn his GED in the process. According to the New York Daily News, the 36-year-old father of three, who went to prison in June 2011, was inspired to continue his…

Don Cornelius’ Ex-Wife To Receive Huge Life Insurance Payout

Don Cornelius’ Ex-Wife To Receive Huge Life Insurance Payout

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    According to TMZ, Don Cornelius died with 2 life insurance policies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the ex-wife he hated will get all the money. Don’s breakup with Viktoria Chapman Cornelius was brutal. He was convicted of domestic abuse and, according to him, she pepper sprayed him multiple times. During the divorce in 2009, Don said in legal docs, ‘I am 72 years old. I have…

Detroit Couple Who Fought Eviction, Allowed To Buy Back Home

Detroit Couple Who Fought Eviction, Allowed To Buy Back Home

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    A Detroit husband and wife who have spent months worrying that they might be evicted from their home of 22 years received word on Tuesday morning and learned they will be able to stay. William and Bertha Garrett, who have lived on Pierson Street in Detroit for more than two decades, have been fighting their bank foreclosure for more than a year. They attempted to buy back their…

‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead Apparent Suicide

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  “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing. The sources said there was no sign of foul play, but the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating….

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

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    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama “put colleges and universities on notice.” Find a way to stop tuition from going up, he told them, or risk losing federal aid money. Following up on that charge, Obama put forward a proposal on Friday at the University of Michigan that, if passed, would tie federal campus-based aid programs to tuition policies for the first time in…

Actor “beyond shocked” after seeing leg amputated in a diabetes ad on billboard

Actor “beyond shocked” after seeing leg amputated in a diabetes ad on billboard

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    An overweight man in Los Angeles says he was “beyond shocked” to discover an altered photo of him on New York City billboards with his leg removed. 27-year-old Cleo Berry tells the New York Times that while living in NYC several years ago, he participated in a $500 photo shoot with photographer Morten Smidt. Unbeknownst to Berry, those photos were then sold to ImageSource, a stock photo company….

College Course On Beyonce Offered At Rutgers University

College Course On Beyonce Offered At Rutgers University

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    Beyonce is just the latest celeb to have a course named after her.  Kevin Allred, a doctoral student at Rutgers’ Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, is now teaching a class called “Politicizing Beyoncé.”   We’re not sure why he thinks that Beyonce could be political, but he thinks that the class could be a go. “This isn’t a course about Beyoncé’s political engagement or how many times she…

San Francisco 49ers’ Player Receives Death Threats After Fumbling Super Bowl Hopes

San Francisco 49ers’ Player Receives Death Threats After Fumbling Super Bowl Hopes

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    It was a fumble that ultimately ended the San Francisco 49ers’ shot at the Super Bowl. Kyle Williams’ overtime slip-up set up a 31-yard field goal for the New York Giants that cost the 49ers the NFC Championship 20-17 on Sunday. But while Williams’ teammates have rallied around him, crazed football fanatics are spewing an alarming number of death threats on Twitter at the player they say is…

101 year old woman, evicted from home four months ago told she cannot return because house is ‘unsafe’

101 year old woman, evicted from home four months ago told she cannot return because house is ‘unsafe’

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    A 101-year-old woman, who was evicted from her home four months ago, was told by authorities that she cannot moved back in because the building was unsanitary and unsafe.

A New Found Species  of Hermit Crabs Recently Named After The King Of Pop; Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni

A New Found Species of Hermit Crabs Recently Named After The King Of Pop; Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni

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  Michael Jackson’s musical legacy will undoubtedly live on for all future generations. Now a group of scientists are making sure that the King of Pop’s name goes down as in prehistoric significance as well. A new-found species of ancient hermit crabs was recently named after the singer, not because it had a particularly unusual Moondance-like walking style, but because it was discovered on the day that he died. There…

Eddie Long Accusers Keep Speaking Out, In Spite of Financial Consequences

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by Kirsten West-Savali When Jamal Parris and Spencer LaGrande(pictured) sat down for an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, they stepped into a harsh spotlight that will follow them for the rest of their lives. They are two of the brave young men who, along with Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg, and Centino Kemp, accused Bishop Eddie Long,the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, of sexual abuse. In the extremely vulnerable and candid conversation, they explained how an alleged “Man of…