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Is chasing a thug good for your love life?

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The media plays a huge role in determining what we want out of our lives and out of our relationships.  Black people are fed specific imagery that sometimes glorifies thugs and athletes over regular, hard-working men, and there are some who feel that these messages are harmful to young women seeking mates. But is it natural for a woman to chase after a man who seems “dangerous” and “edgy?”  If…

12 year-old Charlie Bothuell has been missing since June 14, 2014 was found in his fathers basement. www.blacklikemoi.com

Missing Boy Found Hiding In His Father’s Basement, Baffles Cops

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Reported by April V. Taylor The missing 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, of Detroit,  has been found alive in his father’s basement.  Bothuell had been missing since June 14th, and authorities had even begun to explore the possibility of a homicide being responsible for the child’s disappearance. The news of Bothuell being found broke while the the boys father was completing an interview on HLN with Nancy Grace.  Upon being told that…

Marion Barry Claims FBI Tried to Kιll Him During Crack Cocaine Sting

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Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry alleges that the FBI had an ulterior motive when they busted him for smoking crack cocaine. According to Barry, they weren’t only trying to ruin his career, but they also wanted him deαd. During an interview with “Power Players” about Barry’s book “Mayor for Life”, he explained his thinking. “I just think so, because during the trial the government refused to have that substance…

Washington DC has banned the box requiring applicants to list their criminal behavior before being considered for a job. www.blacklikemoi.com

Employers In Washington D.C. Can’t Ask Job Applicants For Criminal History

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Washington D.C. City Council, led by Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, has passed a law to ban the box on job applications that require applicants to disclose their criminal history. The effort, called the Fair Criminal Records Sentencing Act, which finally succeeded against years of opposition, is an effort to significantly lower recidivism among those re-entering society after an arrest and conviction. Earlier this month, McDuffie’s amendment…

DJ Jazzy Jeff Recalls “That Look” Tom Joyner Gave Him While Pitching “Summertime”

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DJ Jazzy Jeff is best known as former sidekick to Will Smith, who was known as the Fresh Prince back during their rapping days. In a recent interview with Esquire, Jazzy Jeff remembered what it was like making the song “Summertime” as well as how radio host Tom Joyner reacted when he told the Fly Jock about his upcoming song. Jazzy Jeff explained: “I walked up to him and said,…

Revolutionary Comedian Dιck Gregory to Receive a Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Reported by April V. Taylor Legendary comedian, actor, and activist Dick Gregory is one of the 30 honorees recently announced by The Walk of Fame Selection Committee who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Committee chair Maureen Schultz states, “We Know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the…

The Hampton dropout who is now a department chair: Dr Carey Latimore

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with Dr. Carey Latimore, chair of the History Department at Trinity University. Dr. Latimore talks about how he went from being a dropout of Hampton University to later becoming a highly-respected scholar. Additionally, Dr. Latimore talks about intellectual freedom and the ability of scholars to disagree without becoming disagreeable. The interview also talks about the importance of black scholarly mentors and how so…

Herman Cain Says Stupid People Are “Ruining America”

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Herman Cain says the problem with America isn’t any one single issue, but that stupid people are allowed to cast a vote at the ballot box. As a matter of fact, Herman Cain says he wishes stupid people would stop voting altogether since they are “ruining America.” During a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference on Friday, Cain noted that only 58 percent of registered voters actually voted…

Norman Pardo a former friend and manager of OJ Simpson says OJ was paid 600000 to say he wrote a book titled If I Did It. www.blacklikemoi.com

OJ Simpson Was Paid $600K to Say He Authored a Book Outlining How He Would’ve Killed His Wife

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger New revelations about the O.J. Simpson case have come out as the 20-year mark since his infamous white Bronco ride through Los Angeles freeways returns attention to the disgraced hall of fame running back. Simpson’s close friend and former manager claimed Tuesday that Simpson did not, in fact, write the controversial book “If I Did It.” The book centered around the idea of how Simpson – who was…

This rapper made the Forbes list with no corporate backing

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The rapper Tech N9ne is taking the country by storm with his serious “chopper style” music.   But he’s also getting respect for making the Forbes list as one of the highest-paid artists in all of hip-hop.  Most amazing is that he’s doing all of this with almost no radio play.  Here’s more about his background: Aaron Dontez Yates was born on November 8, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began rapping…

Blacks and Hispanics Are Outnumbering “Traditional” Population, Says GOP Candidate

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On the one hand, Republicans tend to speak of a colorblind America, but on the other, they’re quick to call out minorities as somehow less than authentically American. Talking Points Memo unearthed a video of Republican U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina, Thom Tillis, complaining that, unlike Hispanics and blacks, “traditional populations” weren’t growing. During the 2012 interview, Tillis discussed minority outreach before veering into a racialized discussion on demographics….

Black Democrat Says Media Should be Listening to Him Instead of John McCain

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On the issue of foreign affairs, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been wrong far more often than he’s been right. While appearing on CNN last week, McCain called for most of Pres. Obama’s national security staff to be fired and for the U.S. to increase its presence in Iraq now that the country has descended into sectarian strife. Given McCain’s track record, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) can’t understand why the…

Nelson Mandela Talks Revolution and Freedom in 1961 Interview

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The global peace maker, first black president of South Africa, and 1993 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela has made a lasting impression on the world.  He was born July 18, 1918 in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa as Rolihlahla Mandela.  He was the first in his family to attend school, and it was his teacher who gave him the name Nelson. His father’s death at age 9 dramatically changed his…

Lupe Fiasco Doesn’t Think Being a Black President Is That Big of a Deal

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco is one of the most outspoken musicians of his era and in an interview with Katie Couric, he admits that he’s paid a price for it. Appearing on Katie Couric World 3.0, Fiasco admitted that many people in the industry turned their backs on him once he called President Obama a terrοrist in 2011. “I was immediately blackballed,” Fiasco told Couric. “I lost a lot of…

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…