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MC Hammer Says He Has Receipt for the $800,000 He Paid to IRS

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by Barry Burch Jr. His name is MC Hammer and he is still paid.  At least according to him, he is, anyway. There was a rumor going around that the rapper owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $800,000 in back taxes.  To that MC Hammer said no way. Hammer, 51, attempted to clear things up through way of his Twitter account for which he has 300 million followers. “I put…

Teens Arrested for Waiting on Bus

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by Barry Burch Jr. That sad moment when circumstances change from not being able to walk down the street to not being able to wait at the bus stop has arrived, well, again.  But fortunately, the accused can at least sometimes be vindicated. The charges against the three black teenagers, who were arrested, while waiting for the bus in Rochester, New York, have been dropped. District Attorney Sandra Doorley said in…

Professor Reprimanded for Teaching Structural Racism

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by Barry Burch Jr. Professors carry the heavy weight of providing a sound education in a constantly changing world and without the backing of the schools where they teach, they are left to students who may not politely agree with their insight. Three white male students at Minneapolis Community and Technical College did not agree with their black female professor.  The school clearly agreed with the students, and the professor was formally reprimanded by school officials,…

X-Factor Contestant Says Other Black People Were Racist Toward Her

X-Factor Contestant Says Other Black People Were Racist Toward Her

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by Barry Burch Jr. Go anywhere in the world you would like to, but there are virtually no corners of it where you will not find racism.  It has permeated cultures far and wide.  America, the land of the free, ironically, leads the way.  The home of the great shows where the dream is sold to the masses that talent and hard work is rewarded, too, finds itself unable to escape the reality…

Denzel Washington and Will Smith Still Set to Remake “Uptown Saturday Night”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Two of the most well-known actors in the world, Denzel Washington and Will Smith, are still expected to grace the big screen together, as reported by Variety. According to the The Grio, the remake of “Uptown Saturday Night,” a popular comedy being developed by Warner Brothers, has signed contracts with Nicholas Stoller and Adam McKay.  Stoller wrote the movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and McKay directed “Anchorman.” The report by Variety reads,…

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…

Kanye West Refuses To Mention President Obama

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by Barry Burch Jr. The acme of clownery, the interrupter of class, and now the self-proclaimed genius, Kanye West, has finished another attempt at relevancy by disrespecting the President of the United States.  West says thinking about the president would lower his “priority of thinking.” And what is that level of thinking, again? Anyway, West said in an interview on Monday that he feels “used” by President Barack Obama.  He…

Dante de Blasio Receives the Number 6 Title for “Most Influential Teen”

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by Barry Burch Jr. Sometimes it’s all in the afro. Dante de Blasio has been crowned with being this year’s sixth most influential teen by Time magazine.  He is referred to as New York City’s “latest fashion icon.”  The title and attention seem to have a lot to do with his “new iconic” afro, as reported by the Huffington Post. Surprising what you can do with a pick and a little hair grease. The ranking…

Beyoncé Allegedly Lost Opportunity to Play Princess Because She Refused to Audition

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by Barry Burch Jr. So the news is in – platinum recording artist Beyoncé was supposed to receive the role of Disney’s first-ever Black princess.  The only problem, they call her Queen B, not Princess B, and when she was asked to audition, she illustrated exactly what that means.  She did not audition and therefore she did not receive the role. The actress came out on top for the role of princess, despite so many…

Whoopi Goldberg Directs Story of Moms Mabley

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by Barry Burch Jr. Black people are amazing, especially black females.  The first ever female millionaire was black, so was “The Funniest Person in the World.”  Whoopi Goldberg has decided to make her directorial debut telling the story of an amazing black woman, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Moms Mabley was an African-American stand-up comic and was most popularly referred to as being the funniest in the world.  She grew up working…

Chis Brown Could Receive Four Years for Potential Probation Violation

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by Barry Burch Jr. The great C.B. could potentially be going away for the long haul; four years to be exact.  According to TMZ, the L.A. County Probation Department has commenced an all-out investigation into Chris Brown’s D.C. arrest.  The singer allegedly punched a man in the nose on Sunday morning. The investigation’s aim is to uncover whether Brown’s most recent run in with the law will constitute as a violation…

ATL Principal Fights Off Vicious Dogs To Save 16-Year Old Student

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by Barry Burch Jr. How does one know when they have the Principal of all principals; perhaps when that principal is put to the test.  One principal in Southeast Atlanta, Jason Stamper, was put to the test and there is no denying that he passed with flying colors. Stamper, who is the principal of technology at the New Schools at Carver, saved a student from a dog attack.  He told…

Professor Failed to Heed Warnings of Dangerous Husband and Ended Up Losing Her Life

Professor Failed to Heed Warnings of Dangerous Husband and Ended Up Losing Her Life

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by Barry Burch Jr. It’s been 6 years since Sheryl Shivers-Blackwell was k*lled by her abusive husband with suspected mental issues, but it’s certainly worth remembering.  Maybe it could save someone’s life. A call each and every day leading up to her death illustrates the support Sheryl Shivers-Blackwell had on her side, and also the unpredictable and psychotic behavior of a lover, who was reportedly dangerous by many accounts. It was…

Man Accused of Leaving His Morbidly Obese Wife to Die, Covered in Maggots

Man Accused of Leaving His Morbidly Obese Wife to Die, Covered in Maggots

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by Barry Burch Jr. For some people there is a catch to the wedding vows, “to have and to hold…until death do us part.”  Sadly, most don’t find out what that catch is until its too late.  Gaining too much weight or suddenly becoming disabled are both popular excuses for why many spouses believe their vows should be nulled and voided; maybe not legally, but certainly in their minds and hearts, causing unhappiness and…