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BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

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The recent scandal involving form North Carolina Tarheel Rashad McCants was an embarrassing black eye to the university.  McCants claimed that, despite the fact that he rarely went to class, the university showered him with false academic honors.  The incident led to the blasting of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and the ouster of the former chair, who also faced criminal charges in the series of events….

Dr Boyce Watkins & S. Tia Brown: Jamal Bryant, “These hoes ain’t loyal”

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In this episode of Financial Lovemaking, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss Pastor Jamal Bryant’s remarks in church. During a recent sermon called “My enemy’s worst nightmare,” the pastor used the term “these hoes ain’t loyal,” which led to controversy. This builds a conversation about the relationship between the black church and it’s congregations, and whether black women are duped by pastors who give messages that might be degrading….

Parking Lot attendant makes just $12 an hour and is worth $500,000

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Meet Mr. Earl.  Mr. Earl is not just a parking lot attendant, he’s also an investment and saving guru.   Earl has had this job for decades, and is known for “preaching the gospel of investing.”  He has never earned more than $12 dollars an hour or $20,000 per year.  His net worth is over half a million dollars from his investing. He says “stop working so hard and let…

Brandon Spikes Starts Twitter War With Patriot Fans

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By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III Many former NFL players have alluded to playing in the NFL as modern day slavery. While some have made this statement, many of their critics have sited the millions of dollars they’ve made in such a system. Within every professional sport, there’s organization, structure, and discipline. Each year, players are cut for one reason or another. Let’s face it – it’s a business. Some…

Massive Twerking Experiment Leads to Suspensions, Lawsuits and Apologies

Massive Twerking Experiment Leads to Suspensions, Lawsuits and Apologies

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If this is your child on one of these videos, you might want to duck for cover.  This twerking video went worldwide super viral and parents were outraged.  But they were more angered by the school when the kids were suspended for violating the school’s policy on sexual harassment.  But you have to ask yourself, “What were they thinking?”  Lawsuits were threatened, and the suspensions were revoked.  So, it looks…

Seattle Schools Disciplining Black Students At Alarming Rate

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By Staff Washington state has been called the liberal Pacific Northwest, which conjures up romantic notions of a place were people are more sensitive to and encouraging of racial difference, particularly in public spaces such as American schools. But recent information from the U. S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into disturbing allegations of racial discrimination against African American students by disciplining them more frequently and more harshly…

Christopher Dorner’s Intended Victims Sound Off

Christopher Dorner’s Intended Victims Sound Off

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By Staff Emada and Phil Tingirides are married police officers with the LAPD, and they were on Dorner’s execution list. The couple and their six children were the intended targets of Dorner’s rage because Captain Phil Tingirides once recommended that Dorner be terminated from his boyhood dream position. “Never, ever did I think somebody would go to this extent in their rage over the discipline that was handed to them,”…

Walmart Promises To Hire Any Veterans Looking For Work

Walmart Promises To Hire Any Veterans Looking For Work

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Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, will announce today (Tuesday) a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job, provided that the veterans have left the military in the previous year and did not receive a dishonorable discharge. The announcement, to be made in a speech in New York by William S. Simon, the president and chief executive of Wal-Mart U.S., represents among the largest hiring commitments for veterans in…

Police: Woman Hurled Pot of Boiling Noodles at Daughter’s Best Friend

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Police say a teen sleepover ended abruptly when a woman hurled a pot of hot noodles at her daughter’s best friend. Margie McGowan, 45, had been behaving strangely after her 17 year old daughter invited a 16 year old friend over for a sleepover. But the real problem began on Saturday morning when the friend went to the kitchen and began boiling water, according to the Chicago Tribune:   McGowan began acting…

Six Year Old Suspended For Making Gun Gesture With Hand At School

Six Year Old Suspended For Making Gun Gesture With Hand At School

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A Maryland family is fighting the one day school suspension of a 6-year-old boy who made a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger while in class. The boy was suspended after pointing the finger gun at a classmate and saying “pow,” WTOP reported. The incident came a week after a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children. The boy’s family said…

Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

Julianne Malveaux Tells Black People to Hook In and Hook Up in 2013

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by Dr. Julianne Malveaux How will African American people improve our situation in 2013? Right now, we have higher unemployment than any other population in our nation, less wealth, higher school dropout rates, and more crime in our communities.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that African American communities had twice the number of negatives and half the number of positives in our country.  While the numbers may have…

Jamaican students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Marcus Garvey

Jamaica Mandates Study Of Marcus Garvey To Bolster Self-Pride In Children

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Marcus Garvey is being resurrected in Jamaican classrooms throughout the entire island. Jamaican school officials have mandated a civics program for students from kindergarten through high school to study Garvey’s values (e.g. self-esteem, respect for others, accountability). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said Garvey is the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”  Jamaica is home to 2.8 million (predominantly black)…