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Pennsylvania Man Arrested After Shooting Teen Over Snowballs

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A Pennsylvania man’s overreaction to snowballs could land him behind bars for a long time. Jerquan Dickson, 22, was driving when a group of teens began throwing snowballs at his vehicle. Dickson stopped his car, got out, and began chasing the teens. When he finally caught up with the group, he began firing shots at them. Police responded to the scene after reports of gunfire, and a witness reported seeing…

Man Arrested After Allegedly Stαbbing Store Cashier Over Cheetos

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A North Carolina man is facing assαult charges after he allegedly stαbbed a store clerk over Cheetos. Authorities allege that Thomas Earl Mercer, 33, attempted to swipe a bag of jalapeno flavored Cheetos when he was spotted by the store clerk. During a confrontation, Mercer allegedly brandished a knife and stαbbed the female clerk. The alleged assault occurred at around 3AM at a Stop ‘N Shop in Raleigh. Mercer faces…

‘Sherlock’ Actor Says He’s “Devastated” After Calling Blacks “Colored”

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The actor who plays the leading role in the series “Sherlock”, Benedict Cumberbatch, says he’s “devastated” over having used an outdated term to describe black people. While appearing on the Tavis Smiley show, Cumberbatch discussed the difficulties faced by black actors in both the U.S. and U.K. The actor did not, however, seem to know that the word ‘colored’ is an outdated description of blacks. In the U.S., ‘black’ and…

Drake “too busy” To Help 60 Year Old Dad Who Wants a Rap Career

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By Angela L. Braden Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, wants to follow in the footsteps of his hugely successful son.  The granddad, who is in his 60s, wants to be a rap artist, according to AllHipHop.com  But as of right now, Drake won’t be joining Dad in the studio to provide 16-bars on Graham’s first single.  Drake is supposedly “too busy.” In an interview with XXL, Drake said, “I’m living my…

Ex NOPD Cop Pleads Guilty to Stealing $158,700 From Katrina Recovery Fund

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A former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty last week to stealing from a government fund designed to help Hurricane Katrina victims. Tracie Medus, 39,was charged with theft after authorities discovered that she’d taken $158,700 from a fund created to help hurricane victims return to their homes, but hadn’t adhered to the program’s guidelines. Medus was placed on unpaid suspension in November after the Feds announced that charges were pending…

Ebony Offered Hurricane Katrina Victims “Discontinued Fashion Fair Lipstick”, Says Writer

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When news broke over the weekend that the Johnson Publishing Company was selling its archive of black images in hopes of raising $40 million dollars, many within the black community lamented over the media company’s financial hardship. One writer, however, recalls the selfishness with which Johnson Publishing lorded control over the images and wonders if the company’s current predicament is just bad karma. Zondra Hughes wrote that she experienced the…

Charles Blow on Son Being Stopped at Gunpoint: “Bullets Cannot Be Called Back”

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After unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was gunned down by George Zimmerman, New York Times columnist Charles Blow began making regular appearances on news shows to discuss what it’s like to be a black man and raise black children in a society hostile towards both. Over the weekend, Blow learned firsthand the helplessness a black parent faces when their innocent child is harassed by police. In a series of tweets, Blow…

iPad Thieves Caught After Taking Selfies To Show Off With Stolen Money

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By Nigel Boys According to reports, two men who stole an iPad and a large amount of cash out of a truck in Houston, Texas, might have gotten away with it if they hadn’t felt like bragging about the crime by taking pictures of themselves. The incident happened on Jan. 8 when Randy Shaefer came out of his River Oaks apartment to find that thieves had broken into his truck…

Former Bus Driver Wins 7 Million and Cashes Out for $4.3 Million

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By Angela L. Braden Frederick McClendon, a retired city bus driver, is now one of New York’s newest millionaires. The 51-year-old retiree purchased a Cash4Life lotto ticket at a Brooklyn liquor store.  The next day, McClendon discovered that ticket was worth $7 million. According to the New York Daily News, the day after purchasing the ticket, McClendon went back to that same liquor store where he had bought it.  That’s…

Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Fired Black Workers Who “Didn’t Fit the Profile”

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A lawsuit filed by 10 McDonald’s workers at U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia accuses the fast food restaurant of sεxual and racial discrimination and harassment. According to the lawsuit filed on Thursday, black workers were fired because they “didn’t fit the profile” at the Virginia restaurants. “All of a sudden, they let me go, for no other reason than I ‘didn’t fit the profile’ they wanted…

Latinos Tell Democrats to “Slow Their Role” Over Kamala Harris Support

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As Washington Democrats are openly voicing support for California Attorney General Kamala Harris for Senate, Latino Democrats are expressing concern that high profile leaders within the party are acting prematurely. Prominent Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand have expressed their support for Harris, and Harris has always been a favorite of the Obama White House. This overwhelming support for Harris has some Latinos crying foul since they…

Elderly Man Says Robber Was Just Lucky He Didn’t Have His Gun Ready

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Azeal Jackson of Michigan says it was the middle of the night when he was jarred by the screams of 75-year-old Samella Jackson. “I heard her holler, ‘Azeal! Azeal!’ Then he left her room and came into mine,” Azeal said. News 4 reports that a man had gotten into the home through a sliding window and walked into Samella’s bedroom. “I asked him, ‘What the hell are you doing in…

6 Rikers Guards Fired After Hοgtying and Beαting Mentally Ill Inmate

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Six Rikers guards, including one captain, have been fired for hogtying and brυtally beαting a mentally ill inmate in 2012. The decision to fire the guards was announced on Wednesday by New York City Correction Commissioner. Robert Hinton– an inmate who’d been placed in a solitary confinement unit for the mentally ill–suffered a broken nose, fractured vertebra, bleεding from the mouth and his eyes were swollen shut after the beαting….

Unskilled Workers, Teens and Minorities Only Worth $7 an Hour, Says Republican

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When pundits consider why wages in this country have been stagnant for decades, no one should exclude the idea expressed by  conservatives that the minimum wage is good for some demographics. Republican Rep. Tom McClintock gave voice to this view on Thursday when he spoke about why increasing the minimum wage is a bad idea. During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, host Greta Brawner asked McClintock if he, like…

Black Man With Legally Licensed Gun Attacked by White Vigilante

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We’ve all heard of driving while black, but now comes a case of exercising your Second Amendment right while black. Gun rights advocates tout open carry laws as a tool for detouring crime, but one black man carrying a legal firearm was victimized by a white vigilante while exercising his constitutional rights. Clarence Daniels, 62, was wrestled to the ground by 43 year old Michael Foster. Daniels is black. Foster…