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Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bobby Womack Dead at 70

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Reported by Kacie Whaley “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” singer Bobby Womack, died on Friday at the age of 70.  A representative of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed news of the legend’s death to Rolling Stone, but the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Womack began his music career as a member of Curtis Womack and the Womack Brothers, a group consisting of him, his brother Curtis,…

Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Think Being a Black President Is That Big of a Deal

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is one of the most outspoken musicians of his era and in an interview with Katie Couric, he admits that he’s paid a price for it. Appearing on Katie Couric World 3.0, Fiasco admitted that many people in the industry turned their backs on him once he called President Obama a terrοrist in 2011. “I was immediately blackballed,” Fiasco told Couric. “I lost a lot of…

The New Ron Paul Report – The Racism of the war on drugs.

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  Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander tackles how the criminal justice system uses drugs laws to advance a new era of Jim Crow laws. She argues that although Jim Crow laws have been use eliminated, the racial caste system it set up was not eradicated. As the United States celebrates the nation’s “triumph over race” with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men…

Alfre Woodard Will Be Playing The President Of The United States

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Hot off her supporting and star stellar role in 12 Years a Slave, Alfre Woodward has been tapped to play the president of the United States opposite Katherine Heigl in an upcoming NBC drama State of Affairs. According to thegrio.com, Woodward will play President Roberta Payton and Heigl will star as her late son’s ex-girlfriend Charleston “Charlie” Whitney Tucker. The drama described as Scandal meets The West Wing,…

Powell to O’Reilly: Why Do You Only See Me as an African-American?

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  “Bill O’Reilly asked Colin Powell a question during a recent interview that appeared to offend the former Secretary of State. On Tuesday night, O’Reilly described Powell as “a staunch Republican” until he voted for Barack Obama twice, and noted that he has also recently been critical of the GOP.”* Colin Powell asked a simple, yet important question of Bill O’Reilly: “Why do you only see me as an African-American?”…

Kevin Hart Visits President Obama

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By Brandon Simmons With all of the seriousness the President has faced this year, the Obamas received a little holiday laughs to finish their year. Recently comedian Kevin Hart visited the White House with and shared the experience with his Instagram followers. Hart, accompanied by girlfriend Eniko Parrish, visited the over  200-year-old residence that has housed 44 Presidents of the United States. A place full of history, the “Laugh at…

Forest Whitaker Turned Down The Opportunity To Play Obama On Film

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By: Britt L Forest Whitaker has played plenty of legendary roles throughout his extraordinary career. However, he turned down what could have been his best script reading to date. In an interview with The Independent, Whitaker said he was offered the chance to play president Barack Obama in the 2010 film, “My Name is Kahn.” “I was asked if I would play President Obama  ‘My Name is Khan,’” said Whitaker. “I didn’t…

President Obama Says Black Men No Longer Have Excuses

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Morehouse College was lucky to have President Barack Obama speak at the 129th Commencement ceremony yesterday. During his speech the President made it a point to address all black men. Sunday President Obama told the graduating class at Morehouse College, the country’s pre-eminent historically black college, there is “no time for excuses” for this generation of African-American men reports USA TODAY. The President continued by let the young men know that…

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

Barack Obama’s Half-Brother To Run For Governor In Kenya

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  Malik Obama, president Barack Obama’s older half-brother, announced he will run for governor in the Kenyan county of Siaya, Bloomberg reports. The elder Obama announced his candidacy as an independent in a rally on Sunday. “Siaya county is facing a lot of problems from poor infrastructure to poverty due to bad leadership,” Obama said, according to Bloomberg. “I will change this if elected.” Kenyans will head to the polls…

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

U.S. Census Bureau May Stop Using ‘Negro’ Classification On The Questionnaire

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The U.S. Census Bureau may drop the term Negro from its questionnaire by 2020. The Census Bureau may also change some other minor aspects of the form regarding racial classification, because advocacy groups pushed for more updated categories to reflect cultural trends. The term Negro is listed alongside black and African-American. As first reported by theGrio, many in the African-American community were shocked to learn that the term was going…

Tavis Smiley: The Last of the Loud

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This past Sunday on “Meet the Press,” the presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said the following, “Latinos, women and young people — that is the new governing coalition.” OUCH. To be sure, there are Black folk in each of those categories. But since President Obama’s victory on Election Day, I have been troubled by the paltry attention paid to the record turnout amongst African Americans to make Mr. Obama only…

Obama’s Appeal to Working Class Whites Might Make the Difference in this Election

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As the 2012 presidential election closes in, we can all see that the race is close.   President Obama has maintained his coalition from 2008, but it’s questionable that he has a broad enough appeal to get back into the White House.  The economy has been the leading point of contention, and the primary reason that some voters have chosen not to support the president this time around. “He has…

Stacey Dash Responds to Twitter Backlash for Supporting Mitt Romney on “Piers Morgan Tonight”

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On Tuesday evening, actress Stacey Dash appeared on “Piers Morgan Tonight”  for a live interview which proved to be very interesting and revealing. Dash has been on many headlines since she took to social media, using Twitter to support and endorse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Dash is best known for playing the role of Dionne in the 1995 sitcom, “Clueless”. More recently, Dash played the role of  Valerie “Val”…

Samuel L. Jackson Releases New Obama Ad: “Wake the F*ck Up”

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If you don’t mind a little profanity, this ad is entertaining.  As a spin-off to the bedtime story, “Go the F*ck to Sleep,” Samuel is now in the business of campaigning for President Obama in ways that only he is allowed to do.  As a megastar and A-list actor, Jackson has built his career on providing solid acting talent,  a strong work ethic and a powerful screen presence to build…

Two Men Accused of Stealing from President Obama

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Three men in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago are being accused of depositing two checks that were stolen from the president’s campaign headquarters.   Jessie Adams has been arrested for telling Willard Elam and another man to open up bank accounts so that the checks could be deposited.  To make the deposits, the men pretended to be owners of businesses that worked with the president’s campaign. The two men allegedly…