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Malcolm X tells grand jury who is trying to murder his family

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Hear Malcolm X’s own words about his relationship with the Nation of Islam and how he ended up leaving the organization. After you watch the video, please tell us what you think. Can the black community move past this? In the video, Malcolm even says that he knows that he’s “a dead man already,” and that the kind of information he has about the Nation of Islam might lead to…

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Member of Drake’s Entourage Sentenced to 6 Months for Beating His Girlfriend

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Reported Stephen Kanyi Travis “Baka” Savoury, a well-known member of rapper Drake’s entourage, was sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute in Toronto. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to assaulting the 22-year-old, whose identity is being protected by the courts. She and Savoury were in an on and off relationship for several months, and it eventually turned ugly. Attorney Katherine Rogozinski said that the…

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Tyler Perry hit with a messy lawsuit from former employee

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A former employee of Tyler Perry is suing for millions alleging that he was fired after refusing the a superior’s sexual advances. In the lawsuit, Joshua Sole claims that Perry exposed him to “contempt and ridicule.”   The man is suing for millions in damages, and claims that his history with Perry is what led to other incidents that have been revealed in the media. Sole’s first interaction with Perry,…

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Baltimore: White Man Brutally Attacked By Black Teens In Front Of His Home

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Five high school students have been arrested by the Baltimore County police after they savagely beat a disabled man who was trying to break up a fight between teenagers that had started in front of his home. Police said they had arrested five teens and charged them as adults for the attack on Richard Fletcher. The brutal assault was caught on a cell phone video. The…

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Long Time Radio Legend, News Anchor Ty Wansley Passes Away at 63

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Reported by Victor Ochieng Ty Wansley, a longtime radio show host and news anchor, died on Wednesday at the age of 63. Wansley died at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was admitted last week over congestive heart failure and relevant disease. The radio personality is reported to have suffered small strokes a couple of times in the past. Many people extended their condolences to Wansley’s family and friends. “He…

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Marlon Wayans to Spoof “Fifty Shades…” With “Fifty Shades of Black”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Marlon Wayans, the king of spoof comedy, has just announced that he will be back in March of 2016 with his take of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which he will be calling “Fifty Shades of Black.” The original movie, based on the book written by E.L. James, is an erotic romantic drama starring Dakota Johnson as college graduate Anastasia Steele who has a sadomasochistic relationship with…

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Bruno Mars Admits His Song Is Similar to The Gap Band’s Song, Gives Credit

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Taking a cue from the lawsuit that cost Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams a tidy bundle, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have decided to play it safe with their hit single, “Uptown Funk.” Originally, the song had only six songwriters credited, but now five more have been added. The single was a smash hit for the duo and spent 14 consecutive weeks at the number one…

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Ted Cruz: Obama “inflamed racial tensions… divided us”

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Reported by Robert Stitt Few things have been as polarizing in America during the past year as race relations. Granted, the issue has always been here, so it’s not completely accurate to say this is something new or that it has only surfaced due to recent events. Yet, with the highly-publicized police-involved deaths of Black men such as Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddy Gray, race relations surged past the…

Demonstrators destroy the windshield of a Baltimore Police car as they protest the death Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, in Baltimore, Maryland, April 25, 2015. Protesters returned to Baltimore's streets Saturday to vent outrage over the death of Gray on April 12.      AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Teen Smashes Cop Car During Baltimore Riots; What happened When He Turned Himself In

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Reported by Robert Stitt A number of iconic images will forever represent the Baltimore riots and protests that took place in the aftermath of Freddy Gray’s death. Two of the photographs are of 18-year old Allen Bullock using a traffic cone to smash the windows of a police car. When the pictures went viral and word went out that the police were looking for the young man, his mother and…

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Michael Moore: “Disarm Police”, Release Blacks “incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’”

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By Evette D. Champion Filmmaker Michael Moore unleashed some interesting demands on Twitter on Thursday. He believes that America’s police should be disarmed and “every African-American currently incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’ or nonviolent offenses” should be released from prison. The controversial documentarian started his rant on social media early Thursday morning with a vague tweet: “Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep…

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Michael Eric Dyson Defends Publishing Cornel West Critique in Notoriously Racist Magazine

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The internet is still abuzz about Michael Eric Dyson’s attempted takedown of Cornel West. Many have not only criticized Dyson for the largely personal critique of West, but have also taken issue with where Dyson chose to publish it. Dyson published The Ghost of Cornel West in The New Republic, a magazine historically known more for racism rather than insight. The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates called out the magazine’s history of…

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In Response to Police Brutality, NAACP Leader Tells Blacks to Arm Themselves

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response to a number of high profile instances of police brutality committed against blacks, one local NAACP leader is calling on blacks to arm themselves. The president of an NAACP branch out of Memphis, Tennessee said blacks should be prepared to defend themselves, according to MyFoxMemphis. “They have a right to defend themselves,” said Crittenden Co. NAACP President Shabaka Afrika, “We’re not suggesting people go out and start shooting folks…

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David and Tamela Mann’s New Show Breaks Records

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Bounce TV premiered its original family sitcom, Mann & Wife, on Tuesday, April 9 to a record-breaking number of viewership. The network proudly announced that the series has become its most-watched original to date. The numbers they released showed that Mann & Wife was watched by nearly 800,000 viewers in over 540,000 households. Their viewership stats also indicate that the show was the third most-watched program…

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Clemson University to Suspend SAE Frat For Black Gang Themed Party

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By Ryan Brennan The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter at Clemson University is facing a probation of two years after the school was informed of a gang-themed Christmas party. The party, which was put together by members of the fraternity, was deemed as disobeying the school’s code of conduct, which led to the university implanting the probation. The fraternity’s “Cripmas Party” in December led to a lot of criticism before…

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NJ Man Says Rapper DMX Robbed Him at Gas Station

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By Victor O DMX is currently being investigated by police after a New Jersey man accused the rapper and his entourage of snatching and making away with thousands of dollars belonging to him. The man, whose name was not revealed, claimed to have been robbed by the rapper and his entourage of about 15 people at an Exxon gas station in the early hours on  Easter Sunday. NJ.com reports that…