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In Chicago Over 60 People Wounded, 9 Kιlled Over Holiday Weekend

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While people across the U.S. were celebrating Independence Day, the city of Chicago was witnessing an extreme spike in viοlence.  Over the holiday weekend, shοotings left at least 60 people injured and 9 deαd. Local affiliate WLS-TV reports that three people were fatally wounded on the Fourth of July after the first fatal shoοting was reported at around 2:30am on Friday. “We will keep building on our strategy, putting more…

Radio Host Involved in Scuffle Rants About Viοlent Black “Savages”

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SiriusXM radio host Anthony Cumia says he was trying to take photographs of Times Square when a black woman attαcked him for capturing her in his photo. To make matters worse, Cumia says the woman’s friends joined her in the assαult against him. If Cumia was in fact attαcked, it is understandable that he would be upset. What is troubling, however, is how Cumia uses the incident to pathologize the…

Dr. Samori Swygert: Hidden Colors 3 is an outstanding film!

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Movie Review: Hidden Colors 3 a smash hit must see! By: Dr. Samori Swygert The ground breaking documentary series, Hidden Colors, debuted its’ 3rd installment (Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism) last night (6/26/2014) in select theaters across the country. Hidden Colors 3 was a masterful production, and I consider it to be mandatory viewing. I fervently believe that our youth need to see this, and its’ prior series….

College graduate killed by police draws controversy

College graduate killed by police draws controversy

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Rodney Mitchell was a 23 year old Florida man whose family affectionately called him “Hot Rod.”  He earned the name both for his good looks and his “unending appreciation of life, children, and those who loved him..”  According to the Herald Tribune, he “added great joy to the world.”  He had earned a full scholarship at East New Mexico University (ENMU), where he completed a degree in physical education.  Mitchell…

Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

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Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight was so troubling that film director Steve McQueen sounded the alarm. The Guardian reports that…

Chris Brown’s lawyers still battling over exactly what happened that day

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Singer Chris Brown can’t seem to catch a break. On Wednesday, he was close to settling his assault case in a deal that would have let him walk away a free man. Unfortunately, the negotiations fell apart when the lawyers couldn’t agree on what Brown would admit happened on that fateful day in October when he got arrested. What is known is that at the time,…

Several people shot at BET Awards Party

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ABC News recently claimed that a “shadow has been placed over the BET Awards.”  A person was killed right before the show, and four others were injured during an incident that has embarrassed the company that has been often criticized for promoting violent music at the expense of the black community. An overnight party held early Sunday in East Hollywood was to promote the awards show.  There was one gunman, who…

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Ice-T Has Yet to Make a Statement About His Grandson’s Arrest

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Reported by Kacie Whaley The grandson of rapper/”Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T has been detained by police for accidentally shooting and killing his roommate. On Tuesday afternoon, 19-year-old Elyjah Marrow was in his Marietta, Georgia apartment playing around with a hand gun when it unexpectedly went off.  The stray bullet hit Marrow’s roommate, 19-year-old Daryus Johnson, police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Johnson was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital…

63% of Americans Believe Blacks Are Mostly Responsible for Their Own Condition

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Blacks were property during slavery, then there was Jim Crow, and blacks weren’t initially even included in the New Deal. We could go on to list the ways in which blacks have been systematically disenfranchised in America, including redlining, but somehow, a majority of Americans still believe that blacks who can’t get ahead are mostly responsible for their own condition. A Pew Research poll found that most Americans believe that…

Chicago Public Schools Announces Over 1,000 Layoffs

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The Chicago Public School system has already overseen a record number of school closings and on Thursday the system announced that it would be laying off over 1,000 staff members. In total CPS is sending approximately 1,150 employees to the unemployment line due to a drop in enrollment. About double that number were let go last year when Chicago embarked on its extraordinary school closings. Officials began calling staffers to…

Black Miss. Preachers Persuade Congregation to Vote for Anti-Affirmative Action Republican

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If Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran makes it past tomorrow’s primary, he may owe his win to black pastors who have been working behind the scenes to get him elected. The New York Times reports that a dozen black pastors met in a store front church to devise a plan for convincing their members to support Sen. Cochran in the primary. In explaining their position, Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup Sr.,…

BOSS Sports | A criminologist explains: 90% of black men falsely accused of rape are accused by white women

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A few weeks ago, there was an extensive debate which occurred online over black men being falsely accused of crime, particularly rape.  Some are under the mistaken impression that the number of false accusations are so low that they are not worth mentioning without the risk of insulting those who make legitimate allegations.  Clearly, those who are inclined to believe such a thing are a) not familiar with the large…

Florida Community Slow to Fund Name Change For Klan School

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A petition drive forced a Florida high school named after a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan to change its name, but now funding the name change has become an issue. In January the Duval School Board voted to rename of Nathan B. Forrest High School, since the school had been named after a Confederate general and KKK leader. The high school’s new name is Westside, but Jacksonville.com reports…

BOSS Sports | Officials Considering Replacing Grambling State University In Historic Bayou Classic

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Citing low attendance numbers at the annual Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State University and Southern University officials from the Mercedez-Benz Superdome have suggested that replacing Grambling State University may be the solution to raise the faltering gameday numbers. “If Grambling has fallen off that bad, maybe Southern could take the lead and it could be an earned-in game and bring in somebody else,” said Robert…

John “Hennry” Harris: Is this thuggish heart throb actually gay?

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Traditionally it is men who are always being bashed for being shallow and basing a women’s worth by her looks and looks alone.  The mugshot of a felon shows that women can be just as shallow as their male counterparts. The Stockton Police department unexpectedly sparked a social media frenzy when they posted the mugshot of 30-year-old Jeremy Meeks on their Facebook page after his arrest….