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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…

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VIDEO: Viral Video ‘I’m Not Gay No More’ Star Says God Has Not Delivered Him Yet, Still Wants Men

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Andrew Caldwell became a viral sensation when a video surfaced of him declaring,”I’m not gay no more! I’m delivered! I don’t like mens no more!” at a Church of God in Christ conference in St. Louis. He recently reached out to a Richmond, Virginia TV station to discuss what has happened to him. When asked if he was performing some type of comedy routine, Caldwell says, “I was serious. I…

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Rep. John Lewis Says Rudy Giuliani’s Comments Represent “Scars and Stains” of Racism

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Ever since President Obama took the oath of office, his opponents have sought to paint him as un-American. They’ve accused President Obama of being a secret Muslim as well as harboring anti-American sentiments. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the latest Republican to chime in and deride Obama as a president who doesn’t love America. Rep. John Lewis, who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said during a…

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Barbershop 3: Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer Coming Back After 11 Years

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By Naturally Triece According to Deadline, a Barbershop 3 is on the way. The threequel will be coming 11 years after the sequel to the first Barbershop, which was a hit! The site is reporting that they’re still barbering the deal, but MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director, Malcolm D. Lee, to direct Barbershop 3. Rumor has it that the film is coming along very well and steps…

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This Barber Specializes in “Old Man Style Haircut” To Punish Misbehaving Kids

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By Victor Ochieng Punishing children isn’t easy, especially due to the many laws meant to protect them. Several people are coming up with different humane ways of disciplining misbehaving kids without landing on the wrong side of the law or causing them harm. Russel Fredrick, a Snellville, Georgia-based barber, believes that giving a misbehaving kid an old man’s haircut is the perfect form of punishment. Three days a week, he…

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Bitter-sweet: Bobby Brown and His Wife Are Expecting Another Baby

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By Tamala Perkins Bobby Brown has been in an Atlanta hospital at his daughter Bobbi Kristina’s bedside. She is reported to be fighting for her life after being found unresponsive in a bathtub but he has also received some good news; his wife Alicia Etheredge is pregnant. Brown and his wife are expecting their second child together who will be Brown’s sixth child. The couple has a five year old…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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FL Man Shoots His Friend While Pretending to Be a Gangsta Rapper

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By Victor Ochieng On Monday, a Merritt Island man fatally shot a 17-year-old friend during a rap song acting session. The shooter called 911, crying that his friend shot himself using his gun. He claimed that he had handed his friend the gun unaware that it was loaded. “I handed my little brother my gun, and I didn’t know it was loaded, and he shot himself in the head,” Patrick emotionally…