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Black Reporter Banished for Lying, But NBC’s Brian Williams Gets Off With Just an Apology?

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by Yvette Carnell After soldiers noticed discrepancies in Brian Williams’ harrowing tale that he was under attack and shot down in a military helicopter over Iraq, the NBC news anchor admitted that he’d lied and recanted the story he’d told since 2003. Williams, a veteran news anchor, apologized, and it looks as though he’ll escape with only a bit of haranguing from the Twitterverse. The same cannot be said for…

Neighborhood Uses “Caucasians” Only Law to Force Black Man Out of Business

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A black homeowner who has run a home based business since 2003 is now being pressured to close up shop thanks to a decades old, racist rule. James Mosbey has been running a personal health and nutrition business, as well as a car wash,  from his Texas home since he moved into the neighborhood in 2003. For over 10 years, Mosbey has advertised his business with billboards posted outside his…

Atlanta Barber Giving Old Men “Benjamin Button” Haircuts to Misbehaving Boys

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If you want to act grown, then one Atlanta barber has no problem punishing you with a grown man haircut. Have a child who refuses to act his age? Then you can bring your child to A-1 Kutz in Atlanta where Russell Wilson and his team of barbers are offering the “Benjamin Button Special” to misbehaving kids. Best of all, the “Benjamin Button Special” is free of charge for parents…

Michael Jackson’s Neverland to Become Treatment Center For $exually Abused Kids?

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By Angela L. Braden In what may seem as a laughable display of biting irony, Michael Jackson’s 2700-acre estate, where Jackson was accused of molesting several children, may soon be the new home of a rehab facility for children to recover from s*xual abuse. The famous Neverland Ranch is now being sold to whomever makes the highest bid.  Two of the four investors that are trying to acquire the property…

State Lawmaker Says White People Are Racists Who “Polluted” His Bloοd

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A Nebraska state lawmaker recently raised eyebrows while filibustering a bill. According to The Nebraska Watchdog, Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers said last week that white people are racist and that his blood had been “polluted” by them. Chambers, an African-American veteran lawmaker in the state, adamantly refused to apologize for comments made during a deliberation on marriage licenses. Chambers was also addressing an education board member who made headlines by…

NYPD Cop Indicted for Stomping on Suspect’s Head

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An NYPD officer caught on camera stomping on a suspect’s head will face misdemeanor assault charges. Although many observers will be pleased that an officer is being held accountable for his actions, some are sure to question why the officer is facing misdemeanor as opposed to felony charges, given the graphic video. Charges against Officer Joel Edouard, 36, are expected to be announced on Tuesday. A cell phone video shows…

Ex Police Marksman Pleads Not Guilty to Kιlling Black Suspect

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Over the last year there have been an increasing number of conversations in the U.S. on ways of ending racial profiling among police. This renewed interest stems from the deαths of unarmed blacks, like Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Another high profile case across the pond in the U.K. involves a black robbery suspect who was allegedly gunned down by a white officer in 2005. An ex-police marksman in London…

“We Need to K*ll This White Motha F***a”: Man Arrested for Threαtening Darren Wilson

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Tensions ran high after a Ferguson grand jury refused to indict police officer Darren Wilson for gunning down unarmed teen Michael Brown. After the decision was announced, unrest in Ferguson ended with thousands of dollars in property damage and Wilson going into hiding. It wasn’t just people in Ferguson who were irate, however, since the decision sparked national protests. One Washington man allegedly decided to take matters into his own…

Spike Lee Sued Spike TV: 10 Things You May Not Know About Shelton Jackson Lee

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By Marie Seva Did you know that in 2003, Spike Lee filed legal action against Spike TV to discontinue the use of his nickname, claiming that his fame may lead to people’s belief that he was affiliated with the network?  Here are 10 more intriguing topics on the accomplished actor, writer, producer and film director. 1. Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee to Jacqueline Carroll (a teacher) and William James Edward Lee…

Judge Strikes Down “Racist Will” of Man Who Disinherited Daughter for Having White Man’s Baby

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In a landmark legal decision, an Ontario judge struck down the last will and testament of a man who’d disinherited his daughter for having a white man’s baby. According to Judge C.A. Gilmore, Jamaican-born Rector Emanuel (Eric) Spence’s will is invalid because it’s racist. This is the first time that a will has been nullified under Canadian law because it flies in the face of public policy. Mr. Spence cut…

Black Comedian Mistaken For Pan-handler While Talking to White Wife

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Comedian Kamau Bell is know for his racial humor, but he recently experienced a racial moment that didn’t leave the funny man laughing. According to Bell, he was accused of pan-handling when approached his white wife at a cafe. Bell says the incident happened at Elmwood Cafe in Berkeley, California, where he’d had a birthday breakfast with his wife, then left to buy a book down the street. Meanwhile, Bell’s…

$42,000 Raised for Factory Worker Who Walks 21 Miles to Work

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Transportation can be an enormous impediment in getting to and from work, especially in cities that aren’t commuter friendly. One Detroit man, however, doesn’t let the distance keep him away from his factory job. Factory worker James Robertson, 56, walks 21 miles round trip to his job at an industrial molding plant. Although he catches the bus, it only takes him part of the route to his job. Robertson only…

Roseanne Barr Says Bill Cosby Can Still Make Amends and Have a “Happy Ending”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke The rape and abuse allegations against Bill Cosby seem to keep growing in numbers. About 30 women have come forward to accuse him of crimes allegedly committed as far back as over two decades ago and as recent as 2008, and everywhere the comedian has toured for his shows, he has been met with protesters voicing their opinions against him. Cosby, 77, has denied all the allegations via his legal…

Is The New Hit Show “Empire” Just Another Form Of Black Exploitation?

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Fox’s “Empire” has been a hit since day 1. The show, which stars Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson, has high ratings and the second season has already received the go-ahead. But, if you’re thinking everyone loves the new drama, then you haven’t read the opinion piece that was posted on the Chicago Sun-Times’ website. Writer Mary Mitchell says she’s no TV snob, and is quite the opposite….

30 Years Later: Eddie Murphy Goes back To SNL

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By Michal Ortner Eddie Murphy is scheduled to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on Feb. 15—nearly 31 years after his departure from the sketch comedy show in the 80s. Interestingly, Murphy has not been a guest on the show that jump-started his career since his last appearance in 1984. “It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it,” Murphy explained about why he waited…