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Reading Rainbow Heading To Netflix

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  Reported by Liku Zelleke Although it took its sweet time coming, the official list of titles that will be heading to Netflix in August is finally here. Some movies to watch out for are: “Doctor Who” (season 8), “The Hurt Locker” and a little-known gem of a movie “Alex of Venice.” But what is even more exciting is that the kids’ favorite, “Reading Rainbow,” will be debuting on Netflix…


Voodoo Priest Allegedly Raped 11 Year Old Girl, Claimed She Had ‘Evil Spirits’

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A voodoo priest based in Sunrise, Florida was arrested on June 19 for raping an 11-year-old girl. He told her she needed to engage in intercourse with him so that he could “cleanse evil spirits.” Brogenet Cinor told officers he has been doing voodoo magic for 30 years and specializes in “cleansing souls haunted by evil spirits,” the SunSentinel reported. Those in his neighborhood say the 48-year-old priest has been…


Video: NYPD Cop Throws Punches at Man Allegedly Carrying Knife

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The NYPD is once again coming under heavy scrutiny due to an incident of possible police brutality involving an officer boxing with a suspect. Two plain-clothed cops, one man and one woman, stopped Saykou George, 30, on a street in Harlem on Wednesday, as seen on cellphone footage posted on Liveleak.com. According to the website, George and another man were walking home from a pizza shop at around 3:15 p.m….


Prison Worker Arrested After Sleeping With and Assisting Escaped Prisoner

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Another prison break, this time in North Carolina, has caught national news and is strikingly similar to the incident with the New York fugitives who broke out of prison this month. Kristopher McNeil, 29, was spotted by passersby while walking along Highway 52 Sunday night at approximately 11 p.m. It is believed that the prisoner climbed the fence at Brown Creek Correctional Institution on Saturday to escape. An employee of…


2 Children Killed During High-Speed Chase, Police Do Not Stop to Save Them

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Two children are dead and three are severely injured after they were struck by a vehicle being chased by police through a Detroit neighborhood. Detroit police were pursuing 28-year-old Lorenzo Harris regarding a parole violation. The car chase continued  through a neighborhood on Detroit’s East Side, and officers eventually bumped into the suspect’s vehicle, causing his car to jet into the air. Harris hit a little boy and girl —…


Baltimore County Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Domestic Violence Dispute

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A Black man was shot and killed by three Baltimore County police officers Thursday after he allegedly threatened to beat a woman. Officers claim they thought the man, who was unarmed, had a weapon. The shooting occurred at an Owings Mills condominium from which the now-deceased man, 41-year-old Spencer Lee McCain, was barred. A woman and her two children were in the home. According to police, one of the children…


PBS suspends Henry Louis Gates’ show over Ben Affleck controversy

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The Ben Affleck dilemma that involved him wanting to hide his slave-owning ancestor from the world has now halted Henry Louis Gates Jr.’ “Finding Your Roots” series on PBS. The network is postponing the third season of the celebrity ancestry program and suspending the fourth season, because after violating the network’s standards, new ones will need to be put in place. PBS released a statement Wednesday revealing that co-producers had…


Black Church in Charlotte Purposely Set On Fire

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One week after nine people were shot and killed in a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a Black church on the east side of Charlotte, North Carolina caught fire. The Charlotte Fire Department is calling the incident arson. A resident at an apartment building near the Briar Creek Road Baptist Church called 911 at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday to report that the church was on fire. The fire…



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  Most Black people don’t know the history of Black hair and the significance it held in Africa. As I researched this video, I learned many new things. It felt great to discover more about our history. Efforts are made to erase our culture and connection to Africa so we must do our part to educate ourselves and each other to keep it alive. It was really important to me that I…


3 Children, 7 Adults Shot at Philadelphia Block Party

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On the same day that a man was killed and nine people were injured after a shooting at a Detroit children’s birthday party, another shooting occurred at a West Philadelphia block party on Saturday night. The festivities ended with ten people injured, including one toddler and two children. The gunshots went off at around 10 p.m., the local police reported. An 18-month-old girl was struck in the neck, an 11-year-old…


Republicans Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush Want Confederate Flag Taken Down

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After pictures surfaced of Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag and using the symbol on his license plate, there has been an outcry from people off all backgrounds in the country to take the flag down from South Carolina’s Capitol building flagpole. Roof killed nine Black people at a church in Charleston on Wednesday, and many worry that racially-charged incidents such as this could be sparked by holding onto racial…


Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Wrote Manifesto: ‘Zimmerman was Right’

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The White man who shot and killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina on Wednesday apparently wrote a manifesto beforehand. Pictures of 21-year-old Dylann Roof waving a Confederate flag have been circulating on news outlets and online ever since Wednesday’s shooting, but now with a letter that Twitter users @HenryKrinkle and @EMQuangel say they found on lastrhodesian.com under the gunman’s name, the depth of…

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Larry Wilmore Upset About Fox News’ Refusal to Call Charleston Shooting a Racial Attack

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The reporting style of Fox News is often criticized by any group that doesn’t include staunch conservatives. So, it is no surprise that the network’s coverage of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting is not being well-received. On Thursday, Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly News” took some shots at how Fox News has avoided calling last Wednesday’s tragedy in which a White man shot and killed nine…


1 Dead, 9 Injured at Children’s Block Party Shooting in Detroit

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A shooting that occurred on Saturday at a family block party in Detroit has left 9 people injured and one man dead. The gathering was for children’s birthday party and took place at a basketball court on the west side of the city at Webb and Dexter. Shots were fired into a crowd of about 400 people at around 8:30 p.m. A 20-year-old man who has yet to be identified…


Florida Woman Arrested After Hitting Boyfriend in the Eye with Hamburger

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Have you ever found yourself so upset with your spouse that you just wanted to chuck something at them? Well, a 27-year-old Florida woman found herself in such a situation, and her weapon of choice was a burger. She was arrested for the offense. According to police reports, Rykihia Moore was arguing with her boyfriend of one year, Mario Thorton, on Saturday, June 6 inside a home in Clearwater. She…