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Rapper Convicted of Mυrder After His Lyrics Were Used Against Him in Court

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Rappers have for years insisted that their lyrics are just as much art as the creation of any other performer. Although that may be the true, it is also true that a rapper’s lyrics may turn state’s evidence if he’s ever accused of a crime. A jury convicted rapper Ronald (Ra Diggs) Herron on drug trafficking, racketeering and mυrdering three rival rappers. Although the conviction probably means Herron will spend…

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller discusses the embarrassing incient that left two juvenlies in holding over the weekend. www.blacklikemoi.com

Teens Spent Weekend In Holding Cell Without Water, Food, And Toilets

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Two teenagers in Douglas County, Georgia spent this past weekend with no water, no food, no toilet, and no lights. They had been put into two separate holding cells at the Douglas County Jail on Friday. At the end of the business day, a routine check that is supposed to be done to ensure that there is no one in the cells was not completed. This left…

CNN Asks Mississippi Blacks Why They Voted Republican

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The most interesting aspect of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) win was the impact of black voters. Some have speculated that Cochran squeaked by thanks to black voters who came out to push him over the top. Local news reports even showed blacks waiting in line to vote in the Republican primary, which is uncommon amongst a demographic that usually votes overwhelmingly for Democrats. “It may be a Republican runoff between…

Detroit’s Reduced “Hybrid” Pension Plans Could Become Model for Cash Strapped States

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Detroit’s pension crisis may be at the beginning of a resolution now that unions have approved a reduced plan. If  all goes well, this plan could serve as a model for cash strapped states that can no long afford pensions. “The city and its labor partners have come up with what we think is the best option to strengthen employee pensions so we can continue to meet future obligations in…

Dave Chappelle Says He Never Quit, He’s Just “7 Years Late For Work”

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It’s been years since Dave Chappelle walked away from his comedy show and just about as long since he visited David Letterman’s couch. On Tuesday, however, Chappelle appeared on “Late Night” to discuss his future and his abrupt departure from Chappelle’s Show. Chappelle’s Show was a huge success until Chappelle decided to walk away, leaving millions of dollars on the table in 2005. Nowadays, Chappelle says the one event in…

Miles Davis Discusses Slavery, Race, and the Difference Between White and Black Musicians

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Miles Davis was a trumpet player and band leader who played an instrumental role in the development of jazz music.  He was born in Alton, Illinois in 1926 as Miles Dewey Davis III.  He started playing the trumpet at 13 years old when his dad introduced him to the instrument. Davis began playing professionally before he even graduated high school, and at 17, he began performing with Dizzy Gillespie and…

Virginia Group Proudly Posts 2nd Confederate Flag Along Highway

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If you’re driving through Virginia near Fredericksburg, then you should probably brace yourself for an eyesore. A group of Confederate sympathizers called The Virginia Flaggers have posted their second Confederate flag along the highway. The second flag is on Interstate 95 near Richmond, according to The Raw Story. Even though the group’s first flag raised the ire of at least 24,000 Virginians who signed a petition in opposition it, the…

Video of a tearful LeVar Burton watching the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter reach 1 million DOLLARS in donations has surfaced. www.Blacklikemoi.com

LeVar Burton Brought to Tears While Thanking “Reading Rainbow” Donors

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Video of a tearful LeVar Burton watching the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter reach $1 million in donations has surfaced. That was the goal amount of funds that Burton—former Reading Rainbow host— and his crew were hoping to raise in order to revive the long-running, award-winning children’s program. The television show— which was dedicated to sparking kids’ interest in reading from 1983-2006—is not only attempting to make its…

Dr Cornel West: America has become Morally Obscene

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The New Paradigm forum in Brooklyn New York was absolutely explosive.  In an historic meeting of leading black scholars and thinkers, the forum spoke to a jam packed auditorium filled with black people seeking a better day for their community.  The scholars at the event provided a wealth of information and specific action steps designed to make black America stronger and better for the future. The participants in the event…

Meet the 16-year old Beyonce describing her future

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When most of us get a chance to see our favorite celebrities, it’s when they’re polished, successful and articulate.  We don’t often get to hear from them before the lights, the fame and the money. Beyonce is in rare form in this video, talking about staying humble and keeping God first in her life.  She talks about the haters that she has to sometimes deal with and what she is…

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…

This 1996 Master P documentary talks a lot about the “gangsta” lifestyle

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Is the gangsta lifestyle good or bad for black people?  This video says a lot about what black people are putting up with and what we need to do for the future.  This can’t be good and Master P is an older man now, so you have to wonder if he still celebrates this kind of thing or not.  His own brother is in prison for taking somebody’s life, so…

FIRST | Episode 1 – “The First Date”

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  Robin and Charles have known each other since Middle School, but have their first date in their late 20s. As the day of surprises unfolds, they quickly realize there is more than friendship in their future. Created by Jahmela Biggs, Directed by James Bland       [leadplayer_vid id=”534F382413AD0″]

GM Plans To Invest Half A Billion In The City Of Detroit

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III The Detroit area will see a boost in its economy. General Motors has announced a plan to invest $449 million in building two new factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid car. In addition to this, two other new vehicles will be built at the factories. However, there is no word on the specified vehicles. General Motors didn’t specify how many new jobs…

Is Emotional Abuse As Bad As Physical?

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By Lechette Walker Emotional abuse has not gotten much attention lately, but it is as important today as ever. This type of abuse has been demoted in the media while primary attention is on physical abuse.  An anonymous lady wrote in to Demetria Lucas, “Ask Demetria” on The Roots, to get advice on how to break free from an emotionally draining and daunting relationship. “My boyfriend’s best friend died last…