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Man Involved in Deadly Shootout with Police Alleges Racial Profiling

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Earl Sipp survived a shootout with New Orleans police after a traffic stop in March but his brother Justin Sipp was killed in the unfortunate incident. Sipp accused the officer who pulled him over of racial profiling, arguing that the ticket he got for driving with a suspended license should be thrown out. Sipp contends that officer Jason Giroir had no probable cause to stop him. In a written brief,…

Anthony Mackie Is Slated To Be Marvel Comic's first African American Superhero named "Falcon" In "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Meet Sam Wilson/The Falcon: Marvel Comic’s First African-American Superhero, Played By Anthony Mackie

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Now that the next wave of Marvel movies featuring the superheroes from The Avengers are gearing up, America’s most loyal citizen, Captain America, has an August 4, 2014 opening date for his sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Accompanying him will be Marvel Comic’s first African-American superhero. His name is Sam Wilson, but he’s also known as The Falcon. Sam Wilson/The Falcon was introduced by Stan Lee and Gene Colan in Captain America issue…

Los Angeles-area Hospital Investigates Racist Hanging Effigy

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The IT department at Kaiser Hospital Riverside in Southern California is buzzing after a doll was found hanging from a noose with it’s face painted black. The doll also had the words “N*gger Hang” written across its chest. An investigation is underway at the hospital to find out who is behind the offensive display which is believed to be directed at the African American employees in the hospital’s IT department….

In-N-Out Burger Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks and Workers Over 40

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A law firm in Orange County is suing the fast food and burger chain,  In-N-Out Burger for its hiring practices. The Tidrick Law Firm has instituted a class-action lawsuit  against the burger chain for allegedly having an illegal practice of deliberately not hiring applicants who are African American or those who are over the age of 40. The law suit came about because of two men from the Bay Area…

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slammed President Obama In Racist Remarks

Former President Bill Clinton Allegedly Slams President Obama In Racist Remarks

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Reports are claiming that former President Bill Clinton made insensitive remarks about then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Clinton allegedly made the insensitive remark to Senator Ted Kennedy in 2008, while trying to convince him to endorse Hillary for the Democratic nomination, according to the New Yorker. Allegedly he said: “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton and President Obama are said to…

Ishmael Shakur Is A Vegan Who Refers to Soul Food As 'Destroying Souls'

African American Vegetarian Refers To Soul Food As ‘Destroying Souls’

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Ishmael Shakur is a 38-year-old has been a vegetarian for six years. He becomes upset when soul food — comprised of barbecued ribs, fried chicken and pork chops, ham, black-eyed peas and green beans with ham hocks, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and a delectable list of desserts — is labeled traditional African American food. “A lot of people think a real good, wholesome meal is when you sit back…

According To The Weekly Nielsen Survey on Target Market News, Love & Hiphop Atlanta Is The Top Cable Show In Black America

VH1’s “Love & HipHop Atlanta” Reunion Episode Ranked Most Watched Cable Program In Black America

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According to the weekly Nielesn Survey on Target Market News, VH1’s “Love & HipHop Atlanta” was ranked the most watched cable program among African Americans. The rankings were acquired for the third week of August, in which the “Love & HipHop Atlanta” reunion episode was broadcasted. The reunion episode drew in 3 million African Americans to the VH1 network. The second most watched cable program in African American households that…

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

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One weekend, Darian Demetri, Kris Jordan, and Eric Chisolm were hanging out, like most college students do, when they realized that they were all entrepreneurs but had nothing to preneur. They quickly began brainstorming about what was missing from society that they could create and profit from. That night, the idea for Faddest.com was born. Using money from their financial aid returns at school and some financial assistance from their…

Black Workers File Charges Over Racial Discrimination At Siemens Plant

Black Workers File Charges Over Racial Discrimination At Siemens Plant

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Welder Solomon Daniels had just grabbed his work clothes from his locker at the Siemens plant near Trenton when, he said, he saw the noose out of the corner of his eye, swinging from the shower curtain rod. “I was more or less terrified,” said Daniels, 48, an African American man who lives in Burlington. Horrified by the noose, which evokes lynchings, Daniels looked twice to make sure, then called…

Dr. Wilmer Leon: If Obama Loses, do Black People Have a Plan B?

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  by Dr. Wilmer Leon       “Under the Obama administration, African-Americans are worse off economically, but where’s the outrage?”   As the country moves into the full-scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well-thought-out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration.   I’ve written…

“Think Like a Man” Was Actually Never Banned from France, but It Might as Well Have Been

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Newsone.com is reporting that the popular Steve Harvey film, “Think Like a Man,” was never banned in France.  The banning had been originally reported by numerous websites, including BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, HelloBeautiful and Your Black World.  This shows what can happen when one website after another picks up on faulty information.   We apologize for contributing to the mess. But while “Think Like a Man” hasn’t been…

John Travolta’s Second Accuser in Sex Scandal Identified

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John Travolta’s second accuser in the sex scandal has been revealed, and he’s a stocky African-American man named John Truesdale, identified in the complaint only as as John Doe #2. The fact that Truesdale’s identity had been revealed seemed to come as a shock to him. “I thought I was supposed to be anonymous,” said Truesdale. “I can’t talk about [the case]. I’m not allowed to give any comment.” Truesdale…

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

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Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation. Why? That’s because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he’s confident in his verdict. If you’re in the know about often-confused conditions,…

Erika Nicole Kendall: Black Women Want to Be Overweight? I’m Confused

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Erika Nicole Kendall speaks to Alice Randall’s recent piece in which Randall argues that African American women are choosing to be fat.   She says that there are multiple perceptions of black female identity, and that Randall’s viewpoint is just one of them.   Alice Randall’s recent op-ed confused me. I couldn’t quite tell if the estimated 4 percent of the population that is black, female and overweight is to blame for…

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…