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New Study Suggests That Gun Owners and Advocates Are More Likely to Be Racist

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris It is no secret that gun control is a major issue in America.  Whether one points out the staggering murder rates in cities like Chicago, referred to by many residents as Chi-raq, or the growing number of mass shootings, gun ownership and gun rights advocacy has been at the center of the debate. The gun control problem has been given a ‘blackface’, so to speak, as…

Dr. Boyce:  TI, Snoop and BET Discuss Gun Violence, but Are They Serious?

Dr. Boyce: TI, Snoop and BET Discuss Gun Violence, but Are They Serious?

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins One thing that always bothered me about church are those who preach one thing and do another.  It’s all too acceptable for the pastor to drop the name of Jesus to his fifth extramarital baby’s mama, or for a woman to leave her bible in the car while she’s twerking it up at the club. Don’t get me wrong, everyone has some kind of gap between…

Rapper Meek Mill Ordered by Judge to Take an Etiquette Class

Rapper Meek Mill Ordered by Judge to Take an Etiquette Class

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Rappers love to use their social media.  But sometimes, social media can get messy, leading to deaths or self-conviction of crimes that would have otherwise gone unnoticed by authorities.  For Meek Mill, his comments on social media have led to threats on the life of his parole officer, which is going to make any judge come down hard on you, especially if you are already on probation. The Philadelphia Inquirer is…

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

Michelle Obama Named the “Fourth Most Powerful Woman in the World”

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She’s brilliant, popular and powerful, so she’s a natural choice.   Michelle Obama was just selected as the fourth most powerful woman on the planet, according to Forbes.  Her husband is #1, which gives this power couple something that even Jay-Z and Beyonce can’t touch.   The leader on the list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The top 100 women are ranked based on their wealth, media presence and influence….

Several Citizens Give Tips on 19-Year Old Teen Behind the Mother’s Day Mass Shooting in New Orleans

Several Citizens Give Tips on 19-Year Old Teen Behind the Mother’s Day Mass Shooting in New Orleans

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Police found out that a 19-year old boy was behind the shooting that took place in the city of New Orleans on Mother’s Day.  Maybe if he’d been better loved by his own mother, Akein Scott would not have considered doing such a horrible thing to innocent men, women and children.  Scott allegedly opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade in the city, wounding 19 people.  Several are in critical…

Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Suspect Caught On Camera [VIDEO]

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[VIDEO] There have been so many tragic instances of hostile individuals taking advantage of proud Americans who gather to celebrate and enjoy one another. From the mass shooting during the screening of The Dark Night Rises in Colorado, to the Boston Marathon shooting, and now this- a shooting on the day designated for celebrating the women who gave us all life. The man suspected to have committed the crime obviously had…

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

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First Lady Michelle Obama has helped to break the mold by speaking up for the kids in neighborhoods where gun violence is prevalent.  The south side of Chicago is one of those areas, and it’s also where the first lady grew up.   She spoke with CBS this week about the violence situation after visiting  Harper High School students in April in the West Englewood neighborhood, which she said “has…

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…

7 People Shot During Rapper’s Party In Chicago

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Album release party gone wrong! Early Thursday morning an album release party at a Chicago nightclub ended in gunfire. There were 7 victims and they all have been reported to be in stable conditions by Chicago police spokesman Hector Alfaro. According to authorities 3 people pulled of their handguns and began firing shots carelessly both inside and outside the the club, “Mr. G’s Supper Club” located on the south side…

6-Month-Old Jonylah Laid to Rest Today After Drive-By Shooting in Chicago

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The heart-breaking story of Jonylah Watkins had finally been put to rest today. The 6-month-old’s, who was shoot and killed in a drive-by shooting, funeral was held this morning. This tragedy has brought much attention to the issue of gun violence. Madame Noire reported: Today people will come together in the city to say goodbye to Jonylah Watkins, as her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. But visitation for…

Another Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attended Obama’s Speech

Another Chicago Teen Killed Hours After Sister Attended Obama’s Speech

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Another Chicago student shot and killed just hours after President Obama’s speech on gun violence, a speech her sister attended. 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS-2′S Mike Puccinelli. “The next thing I knew I got a call and they said my baby was dead. And she was shot in the head,” said Angela Blakely, the victim’s mother. That was last night, and Angela Blakely’s…

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

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An advocacy group is outraged at ABC for a torture scene that took place in the hit TV show, “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington.  During the scene, a man is arrested for attempting to assassinate the president, and is arrested under the Patriot Act.   The man is innocent, but he is water boarded and beaten half to death in an attempt to obtain a confession. The Parents Television Council was…

Rapper Shyne Urges President Obama To “Do Something” About Gun Violence In Chicago

Rapper Shyne Urges President Obama To “Do Something” About Gun Violence In Chicago

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  Shyne is a vocal critic of President Obama and judging by his Twitter page, he has no plans of backing down. Earlier today, the Belizean rapper tweeted the commander in chief demanding that he help to stop the violence in Chicago. With a home and headquarters in the Midwest city, the president calls Chicago home, but hasn’t put as much emphasis on the gun violence that pushed its homicide number above…

President Obama: Sandy Hook Shooting The “Worst Day” In My Presidency [VIDEO]

President Obama: Sandy Hook Shooting The “Worst Day” In My Presidency [VIDEO]

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The shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School will go down in history as the “worst day” of President Obama’s career as leader of the free world. During an interview on Meet the Press airing Sunday (Dec. 30), the commander in chief recounted the day, two weeks ago, when 20 children were slain. “This is something that was the worst day of my presidency,” he told host David Gregory. “And it’s…

Al Sharpton Starts ‘Occupy the Corner’ to Combat Inner City Violence

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Al Sharpton has started a new movement to combat inner city violence. For the last four weeks, the MSNBC Politics Nation host has been overseeing a movement that monitors different corners in the city between the hours of 11pm and 1am. Having just preached in Detroit to get people to take action and join his movement, Sharpton spoke to a group of people in Harlem. Amongst the crowd gathered, were…