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Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload Site Shut Down By The Feds

Swizz Beatz’s Megaupload Site Shut Down By The Feds

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    Approximately 24 hours ago producer Swizz Beatz was revealed as the CEO of the popular file-sharing site Megaupload and on Thursday (January 19) the site was officially shut down by the federal government. Megaupload was in the midst of a battle with Universal Music Group over a promotional video (the “Megaupload Mega Song”), which featured artists such as Kanye West, will.i.am and Diddy. On Thursday (January 19), the…

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

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    A spokeswoman says a suburban Atlanta teacher has resigned after an investigation over third-grade students being assigned math homework with word problems about slavery. One of the problems read: “Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Another was: “If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” Gwinnett County schools…

Is Beyonce White Enough for You?  New Photo Sparks Controversy

Is Beyonce White Enough for You? New Photo Sparks Controversy

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    *In the words of Yogi Berra, it’s deja vu all over again. Beyonce is back under the microscope after giving birth to Blue Ivy. A new photo of the superstar is featured on her website and on promotional ads for her latest album that captures Bey with a lighter, brighter skin tone. At first glance you could mistake her for a lightly airbrushed white skinned Victoria’s Secret model….

Dr. Boyce: Martin Luther King’s Legacy is Under Attack, Yours Is Too

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2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

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    The flattened presidential palace and Port-au-Prince’s hollowed-out cathedral offered striking symbols of the failure of an international aid effort that never lived up to its promise, despite billions of pledged dollars. By the ruins of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, whose roof and towers collapsed after the 7.0-magnitude quake, Jean Wilbert, a 40-year-old cripple ekes out an existence in a makeshift camp with his mother. “I’ve been…

Iraq War Vet Captures LA County Sheriff Deputy Punching Special Needs Woman In The Face (VIDEO)

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Your Black World reports: Veteran Germaine Reed was on the bus in Los Angeles when he captured some disturbing footage on his cell phone. Reed, recently home after serving six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, recorded a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy punching a woman with special needs. After the deputy realized that he was being recorded, he tried to intimidate him in to turning over his cell phone…

Beyonce Gives Birth To Baby Girl! Welcome Ivy Blue Carter

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  Your Black World reports: It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Beyonce has given birth to a healthy baby girl! A source told the Houston Chronicle that the diva gave birth at Saturday evening in New York. The name has not been revealed but it is the first child of Beyonce and Jay-Z who will celebrate their 4 year anniversary this year. Beyonce checked into Lenox Hill under…

Mississippi HS Basketball Trainer Accused of Molesting Minor Girl On Team In Hotel Room

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  Your Black World reports: Can we trust our children anyone these days? Mark Chatman, a trainer with the Natchez High School girls’ basketball team (Lady Bulldogs) in Natchez, Mississippi has been arrested for molesting a young girl when the team traveled to Magee, Mississippi to play in a tournament. The 45-year-old was chaperoning the group of teen girls when for reasons as yet to be determined, they ended up…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won’t See Jail Cell Until June

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won’t See Jail Cell Until June

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    A judge agreed Friday to postpone a jail sentence against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Las Vegas domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to make a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent. The ruling by Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to allow Mayweather to begin his 90-day stint on June 1 came with the fighter’s manager and supporters, including rap star Lil’ Kim…

Judge Tells Terrell Owens ‘Your NFL Career is Over’

Judge Tells Terrell Owens ‘Your NFL Career is Over’

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        A California judge dissed former NFL star Terrell Owens telling him that his “career is over” while talking about his inability to pay child support, according to TMZ.* Owens was in court yesterday asking a judge to lower his child support payments as he doesn’t have much income coming in. Judge Marc Marmaro, while sympathetic to his inability to fulfill his payments, dissed the star saying…

Little Girl Dies After On School Playground After Eating Peanuts

Little Girl Dies After On School Playground After Eating Peanuts

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    An elementary school is being investigated by police after a seven-year-old pupil died from an allergic reaction to peanuts. Ammaria Johnson, a first grade student at Hopkins Elementary School in Chesterfield County, Virginia, died after suffering the reaction on the first day back after the Christmas holidays. She complained about shortness of breath and had broken out in hives during a recess break on Monday before being treated…

Intruder Uppercuts His Way Into Mike Tyson Hotel Room

Intruder Uppercuts His Way Into Mike Tyson Hotel Room

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    A tip-toeing intruder has been dubbed the world’s bravest (or most stupid) burglar – after he broke into Mike Tyson’s hotel room as the ex-boxer was sleeping. The raider fled the suite at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after Iron Mike, infamous for biting off an opponent’s ear in a bout, woke to the sound of rustling. It was a lucky escape for the thief, who could have…

Rev Run Daughters Wanted By Uncle Sam For Half A Mil In Unpaid Taxes

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Black Like Moi reports: Rev. Run of Run-DMC, Twitter/Rev. Run Wisdom and celebrity wedding officiant fame, might need to throw up a prayer for his two daughters, Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons — because when Uncle Sam is after you, a divine intervention might just be in order. The IRS and state of California claim that the Hollywood socialites owe more than $450,000 in total. The break down is below:…

Omar Little Arrested: Man With ‘The Wire’ Name Arrested In Baltimore

Omar Little Arrested: Man With ‘The Wire’ Name Arrested In Baltimore

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    The HBO hit “The Wire” was known for its gritty, realistic portrayal of inner city crime in Baltimore. But it never got this real. Justin Fenton, a crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, tweeted on Sunday that a man named Omar Little Jr. had been arrested on gun charges in the city. The catch? The alleged criminal shares a name with the fan favorite “Wire” stickup artist (played…

Kirsten West Savali: Embracing Black Feminism: “Ain’t I A Woman?”

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World During my childhood in the Deep South — surrounded by antebellum homes, plantations and the residual psychological, physiological and emotional damage of slavery — being called a “woman” was almost considered an insult.  “Woman” implied something basic, crude, unfinished — a woman was nothing if she wasn’t a “lady.” A “lady” understood the pivotal role she played in the lives of…