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Famed Jazz Pianist Horace Silver Passes Away at 85

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Horace Silver, a pianist, composer, and band leader, credited for influencing generations of fellow Jazz performers died last Wednesday at the age of 85. According to published reports, Silver is credited as being “a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound.” Silver died Wednesday in New Rochelle, New York. No other details were released. “Horace Silver was one of…

SC Governor Demands Ban on Black Biker Week, But Welcomes White Bikers

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In South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is proposing an end to the African-American tradition in the state where black bikers gather, but she hasn’t voiced any opposition to a Harley gathering of mostly white bikers. The black BikeFest in Myrtle Beach began as a standalone event which allowed African-Americans to gather. Over Memorial Day weekend, three people were kιlled not far from Bikefest, causing Gov. Haley to request that the…

GM Plans To Invest Half A Billion In The City Of Detroit

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The Detroit area will see a boost in its economy. General Motors has announced a plan to invest $449 million in building two new factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid car. In addition to this, two other new vehicles will be built at the factories. However, there is no word on the specified vehicles. General Motors didn’t specify how many new jobs…

What’s Next for Jahi McMath? Her Family Finds Out Soon

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl on a ventilator has been declared brain dead by doctors. Her case reached the California Superior Court in an effort to have her body transferred to another facility. The court did say that her body could be transferred to another facility. The coroner for Alameda County issued a death certificate for Jahi. The date of death was December 12, 2013…

Jeffrey Wright Says He Doesn’t Consider Himself “A Black Man in Hollywood”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Just because your name is at the top of an impressive resume, that does not thereby mean your name is familiar.  Actor Jeffery Wright must understand this perfectly.  After appearing in nearly 40 films and winning a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe, without his picture, his name rings nearly silent bells. Fortunately for Wright, he doesn’t care. In 1996, the actor played painter Jean-Michel Basquiat in Julian Schnabel’s biopic.  This led to…

Eddie Jordan to Take Over As Head Coach At Rutgers

Eddie Jordan to Take Over As Head Coach At Rutgers

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Eddie Jordan, a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach who once led Rutgers to the Final Four, is close to taking over at his alma mater for Mike Rice, who was fired after video was released of him physically and verbally abusing players. A source told the Associated Press that Jordan, a Washington, D.C. native, is meeting Sunday with interim athletic director Carl Kirschner to finalize the language in the contract…

Kevin Hart Tweets an Apology About His DUI Arrest

Kevin Hart Tweets an Apology About His DUI Arrest

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Comedian Kevin Hart went online Sunday to offer a mea culpa after he was arrested and jailed on suspicion of drunk driving charges in Los Angeles. “Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter,” Hart Tweeted. “People have lost lives because of stupid s–t. This is a wake-up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t. Everything happens for a reason.” Police…

Jennifer Hudson Heading to Oprah’s Next Chapter

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Last week Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network hit the jackpot when the queen of all media interviewed Rihanna. The interview was highly anticipated as many were curious about what exactly was going on with Riri and Chris Brown as rumors swirled about a reunion. Now, it seems Winfrey wants to keep the momentum going for her series, ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’,  by nailing an interview with American Idol favorite and Oscar and…

Aretha Franklin “I’m Getting Married”

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Aretha Franklin is engaged to longtime friend William (Willie) Wilkerson. The Grammy-winning singer told the Associated Press in a statement today that she and Wilkerson are considering a summer wedding, perhaps in Miami Beach, Florida. The Queen of Soul wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. The 69-year-old jokes: “No, I’m not pregnant.” Franklin and Wilkerson became engaged over the holidays. She is considering Vera…

Gadhafi’s Son Caught Trying To Escape To Mexico

Gadhafi’s Son Caught Trying To Escape To Mexico

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    Your Black World reports: Al-Saadi Gadhafi, son of assassinated Libyan ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, was captured trying to make a run for the border, according to Mexican officials. He was assisted by a shadowy crew of international characters, including two Mexicans, one Canadian and one Danish suspect. Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire said the four suspects had been detained. The three relatives who were also a part of the plot…

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

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This is sad.  We expect the government to protect these children, not to use them as crash test dummies…     Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It…

Former NBA All-Star Hospitalized Following Multiple Heart Attacks

Former NBA All-Star Hospitalized Following Multiple Heart Attacks

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    Former NBA All-Star Cedric Ceballos is currently being treated at a Phoenix hospital, after suffering “a series of small heart attacks” on Sunday (November 20), said his publicist. Publicist Crystal Guy tells the Associated Press that Ceballos, 42, was scheduled to undergo surgery in Phoenix. Read More.

LaToya Jackson Says “Justice Was Served” in Brother Michael’s Murder Trial

LaToya Jackson Says “Justice Was Served” in Brother Michael’s Murder Trial

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    It was the day Michael Jackson‘s family had been waiting for – Dr. Conrad Murray being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop. Shortly after the verdict was announced, La Toya Jackson tweeted, “VICTORY!!!!!!” She added, “Michael I love you and I will continue to fight until ALL are brought to justice!” The singer’s sister further told the Associated Press, “Michael was looking over us… Absolutely justice was…