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Tupac Shakurs musical Holler If Ya Hear Me is getting bad reviews. www.blacklikemoi.com

Critics Allege Tupac’s “Holla If Ya Hear Me” Play Is Watered Down For a White Audience

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Nineties hip-hop star Tupac Shakur has been idolized and celebrated as one of the best rappers of all time since his tragic death in 1996.  Shakur’s music has lived on through posthumous albums, documentaries, college courses, and holograms.  So it’s no surprise that his legacy has also ventured into Broadway. Holler If Ya Hear Me is a play that highlights underprivileged life, from being a convict…

Sunday Morning Stickup: How T.D. Jakes Uses Prosperity Gospel to Rob Church Members And Why He Kicked Out One Of His Elders For Telling The Truth

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Many know Bishop T.D. Jakes as the internationally acclaimed preacher, author, teacher, and pastor of the megachurch The Potter’s House.   While Jakes’ has many adoring followers, not everyone is a supporter.  David Lee is one of those people.  Lee attended the Potter’s House and worked with Jakes for 20 years participating in many non-profit organizations and traveling the world evangelizing. However, all of that changed when Lee published a book…

Nina Simone Celebrates Blackness and Being A Woman

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  Nina Simone was a legendary jazz, blues, and folk singer and civil rights activist.  She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina.  She began playing piano and singing in her church’s choir at just four years old.  Simone grew up poor as the sixth of seven children. After seeing her potential, Simone’s music teacher helped set up a fund to pay for Simone’s…

Lucky Couple Reunited With $50 Million Dollar Lottery Ticket

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A Toronto couple thought they were the luckiest people in the world when they won $50 million dollars in the lottery. According to The Toronto Sun, Hakeem Nosiru was so elated that he ran through a convenience store jumping for joy once he learned he’d hit the jackpot. Unfortunately for Hakeem and his wife, Abiola, their big moment wouldn’t last long. Initially, Hakeem was so protective over theticket that he…

These Black People Were Once Homeless

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By April Taylor The Atlanta Black Star recently highlighted 8 successful stars who were once homeless.  In a society where almost half of the population is just once lost paycheck or financial emergency away from being homeless, their stories make them more human and remind us all of how important it is to always work hard and never give up on your dreams. Many people know Tyler Perry as the…

Rapper Benzino shot at mothers funeral

Rapper Benzino shot at mothers funeral

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  Your mother’s funeral is the last place you expect to have your life in danger.  Benzino, the rapper from Love and Hip Hop has been in the news this week after another person opened fire on his car as he was part of the funeral procession.  Making matters worse is that he was shot by his own relative, according to police. According to WHDH.com: According to police, the driver…

In an interview with Praise Philly Mary J Blige credits her positive change to God and says she is a Christian www.Blacklikemoi.com

Mary J. Blige Credits God For Her Ability to Overcome Addictions

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Blige is one of the most successful and influential recording artists of her generation, but her Christian faith is the central core of her life. She also attributes her faith to her success in figuring out who she is. Mary J. Blige, a former drug addict,  grew up in church but says she never knew who God really was until her adult life. “I understand better…

Teen Who Begged for Adoptive Parents at Church Is Still an Orphan

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Davion Only was 15 years old when he stood up at a church in Florida and begged parishioners to adopt him. Davion wanted to be placed with a family in time for Christmas when he went before churchgoers to help him find a home, but months later, Davion still doesn’t have a permanent home. Some families looking to provide a home to Davion say that Eckerd, the teen’s adoption agency,…

Look At What This African Entrepreneur Did With Old Flip Flops

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Have you ever wondered what to do with those old flip-flops that you might wear at the beach, but are now useless because they have broken straps? Why not save them up and cash them in for 41 cents per kilo with Ocean Sole, a business making something useful out of these discarded items of footwear. However, you may have a little trouble cashing in your stockpile of flip-flops because…

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Singer Chris Brown

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Singer Chris Brown

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Chris Brown is a big name, no doubt.  But how did he get his start?  In case you’re wondering, here are a few facts about the singer who was able to resurrect his career from nothing. 1)      Chris Brown taught himself to sing and dance at an early age.  He also got his start, like a lot of other singers, in the church choir.   He signed his first record deal…

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

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By: Madam Prezident   70% of African American women are unmarried. Although that’s a large amount of unmarried black folk—it’s a harsh reality. Being an African American woman currently on the dating scene, I noticed a few mistakes that we as women make when meeting someone new. These mistakes are the top 4 things that keep us single. 1)    Clingy Stop being clingy—if you are the clingy type, then stop….

D’Angelo Cancels Another Concert, Hospitalized with Mystery Medical Emergency

D’Angelo Cancels Another Concert, Hospitalized with Mystery Medical Emergency

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The singer D’Angelo doesn’t seem to be doing very well.  He was sent to the hospital and forced to miss a concert after a medical emergency.  The singer’s team is not disclosing the nature of the illness, but it seems pretty serious. He was set to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago, but the Chicago Tribune was told that the singer’s condition was serious but that he would be OK….

New Reality Show Portraying The Drama Behind High-Profile Pastors In L.A

New Reality Show Portraying The Drama Behind High-Profile Pastors In L.A

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  By: Madam Prezident There are a million reality TV shows there are a huge misrepresentation of so many business, celebrities, and especially African American culture.  Black folk like church, so I guess that’s why there’s a new reality TV show showing the lives of Preachers in LA. I guess pastors want to be celebrities as well. I can’t understand how a reality TV Show contribute to saving souls, but…

7 Children Drown In A Pool During Oklahoma Tornado

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The tornado ripped the roof off of Plaza Towers school in Oklahoma hitting it directly and killing seven children. Those children unfortunately drowned in a pool as they trying to shelter from the huge tornado that hit them. Plaza Towers Elementary took a direct hit from the tornado which was reportedly a mile wide. The impact completely flattened the school which still had young children and others inside. As rescuers…

6 People Charged For Forcing Men to Walk on Fire for Talking in Church

6 People Charged For Forcing Men to Walk on Fire for Talking in Church

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For talking during a sermon, a 21-year-old man and a boy, 14, were hauled over the coals – literally – and sustained burns under their feet. Police say they have charged six members of the True Gospel Apostolic Faith Church with assault following the bizarre incident at last Sunday’s service in an open space near the Chitungwiza Industrial site. Assistant Inspector Tarirai Dube, the acting police spokesman for Harare, said:…