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Tyler the Creator discusses Mountain Dew commercial controversy started by academic scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins.

Tyler, the Creator Discusses Controversial Mountain Dew Commercial, Disses Dr. Boyce Watkins

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Rapper Tyler, the Creator is clearly not pleased with PepsiCo’s decision to pull the plug on his ridiculously odd Mountain Dew commercial that has been revered as “arguably the most racist commercial in history” by reputable scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dr. Watkins’ commentary about the commercial sparked a nationwide conversation about Mountain Dew’s decision to partner with controversial rappers, as Lil Wayne also has an endorsement with the beverage and is…

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:…

Virginia Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Jail For Stealing President Obama’s Teleprompter

Virginia Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Jail For Stealing President Obama’s Teleprompter

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A Virginia man who stole one of President Obama’s teleprompter, and other equipment, was sentenced to seven years in prison, last Thursday (April 11). Eric Brown cut a deal to serve more time behind bars in order to skip further prosecution for similar crimes. In January, Brown pleaded guilty to theft of government property for the 2011 incident in which he jacked $200,000 worth of equipment. The electronics were stored…

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Chris Tucker to Host 2013 BET Awards

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Reported  by Malcolm Morrow Chris Tucker will be hosting this year’s BET Awards, which will air on June 30. Tucker has been out of the film spotlight for a number of years and recently had a major comeback supporting role in the Oscar nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook”, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Tucker’s previous major film role was in “Rush Hour 3” which was a box…

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

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Chicago’s unrelenting shooting spree continues as up to 25 people were shot and four killed over the last three days. The mayhem occurred even as protesters gathered in Chicago’s Federal Plaza on Saturday to hold a vigil to end gun violence. “We need a background check,” Garrett Evans, a South Side Chicago native and survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, told Fox News. “That’s the reason I was shot, there was…

Chris Brown Allegedly Spends Easter With Beautiful Waitress

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  On Monday, Page Six of the New York Post reported that Chris Brown was allegedly hanging out with a beautiful waitress in New York. The waitress, Karizma Ramirez, who works at a club called Finale, was said to be really chummy with the singer.  A source told the paper, “They hit it off and headed out together. They also spent Easter Sunday together.” Brown has proclaimed his undying love…

MAN AND WIFE GET INTO ROAD RAGE FIGHT THEN RUN FOR GUN

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A North Carolina couple are facing assault and weapons charges after the husband opened fire on a truckload of men during an ugly road rage brawl over the weekend, police said. 40 year old Bradley Turner, (seen above) of La Grange, was caught on cellphone video on Sunday afternoon slugging a young driver he accused of cutting him off on a road in James City. The driver and a friend…

Baby Is Shot During Armed Robbery

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I’m officially disgusted with the number of stories of innocent children who have loss their lives due the hands a foolishness! Police are now going door to door, armed with automatic weapons, in search for the two suspects responsible for killing a 13 month old baby boy. The suspects opened fire on the infant while his mother pushed him in his stroller. The shooting took place in a coastal Georgia town…

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

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Carol Gray, the mother of slain teenager Kimani Gray, demanded yesterday at a news conferethernce to know why her son was “slaughtered” by police last Saturday. Tearfully, she expressed the pain of a mother who now has lost two of her sons in the past two years. With her head wrapped in a black scarf and her eyes shielded by sunglasses, Gray spoke to a room full of reporters while…

Sweet Brown Suing Apple For $15 Million

Sweet Brown Suing Apple For $15 Million

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The Bob Rivers Show, which is a radio program, made a song called “I Got Bronchitis”, and used bits from the interview that made her famous. They started selling the song in April 2012 on iTunes. According to sources, “the radio program and its owner falsely advertised that Sweet Brown had given her consent for the radio station to use her voice and likeness in the song.“ The song sampled…

Cause of Ex-LAPD Dorner’s Death Remains Unclear

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By BLM  Staff Blogger Investigators have determined that the charred remains in the burned cabin in Big Bear, CA are those of Christopher Dorner, the  ex-LAPD officer suspected in the rampage that lead to the death of four people. The evidence, as well as the descriptions from eye witnesses and the discovery of his personal items, including a driver’s license, led authorities to conclude that it was Dorner who exchanged…

Rick Ross Incident Too Similar To TuPac and Notorious B.I.G. Demise

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Emergency 911 calls from the Rick Ross incident have been released to the public. When asked how many shots were fired, the manager told the dispatcher, “I don’t know, but they’re coming back, I’m hiding.” The Floridian restaurant manager that made the 911 call told News Channel 6 South Florida ,“And I just heard a bunch of gun shots go off and a car sped by and my server just…

Rapper T.I. Wants $75 Million To Sign With New Record Label

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Who is next to sign Rapper T.I.? It has been reported that T.I.’s 10 year contract has expired with Atlantic Records and the rap superstar is looking for a new record label to call home. T.I. wants $75 million to sign with a new record label and heavy hitters in the industry seem to be lining up. As T.I. has grown, so has his bargaining power and mindset. The $75…

Maintenance Man Gets Death Sentence for Setting Elderly Woman on Fire

Maintenance Man Gets Death Sentence for Setting Elderly Woman on Fire

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The deranged self-proclaimed ‘Rastafarian’ who burned an elderly woman to death in her Brooklyn elevator will spend the rest of his life in prison, a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ruled on Friday, calling the attack ‘one of the most horrific crimes I’ve ever seen.’ Jerome Isaac, 48, admitted in a plea deal that he attacked 73-year-old Dolores Gillespie in 2011 by spraying gasoline on her, lighting her on fire with…

School Lunch Lady Gets Fired For Feeding Hungry Student Who Couldn’t Afford Lunch

School Lunch Lady Gets Fired For Feeding Hungry Student Who Couldn’t Afford Lunch

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Diane Brame is a 60-year old woman with a heart for helping young children.  But she found out recently that caring for children doesn’t get you rewarded.  It actually gets you fired. The cafeteria worker who was responsible for feeding fourth graders at Hudson Elementary (in Webster Groves, St Louis County) ran across a boy who was hungry.  The boy was previously on the free lunch program,…