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Three cities put in their bids to host President Barack Obamas presidential library. Chicago Honolulu and New York. www.blacklikemoi.com and

3 Cities Bid to Host Pres. Obama’s Presidential Library: What Will be His Legacy?

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Reported by April V. Taylor Monday marked the deadline for bids for President Barack Obama’s presidential library with three cities making their appeal. According to reports, Chicago seems to have the strongest appeal considering it is where Obama did the large majority of his political work prior to becoming president, and it is also where he started his family.  Honolulu, where Obama was born and raised, and New York, where he went…

CDC: Inner City Youth Suffering From ‘Hood Disease’

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Normally when you think of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you think of soldiers coming back from back from Iraq or Afghanistan. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says PTSD also impacts urban youth and makes it harder for them to learn. According to the CDC, thirty percent of inner city kids suffer from PTSD, which they contracted from living in viοlent areas. The form of PTSD these…

Anthony Mackie reveals hes dated the same woman since seventh grade. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Actor Reveals He’s Had the Same Girlfriend Since He Was 7-Years-Old

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Reported by Marie S.  Actor Anthony Mackie has his career going uphill.  After playing the role of a U.S. bomb disposal team in Iraq in the Oscar-winning drama titled “The Hurt Locker,” he now plays the role of Sam or Samuel Wilson“Falcon” in the movie Marvel film titled “Captain America:  The Winter Soldier,” which topped the box office last weekend, grossing $96.2 million and making it  April’s biggest release so…

U.S. Airman, Michael Giles, Seeking Commute In 25 Year Sentence

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In a repeat of the constant chatter that has been the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences, there is a member of our military that is in peril. Michael Giles who was a member of the United States AirForce, and served a tour in Iraq and Kuwait was sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison. Giles who was involved in a shooting in Tallahassee, Florida where a fight…

Forest Whitaker Set Play General Colin Powell In New Biopic

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By: Britt L Forest Whitaker has been on a role this year…literally. After staring in the black blockbuster film, “The Butler”, Forest has recently signed on to play the influential former Secretary of State Colin Powell in an upcoming biopic. Powell’s character was portrayed by actor Jeffery Wright in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film W, but Republican Powell has never had his own movie before. According to the A.V. Club, the movie entitled…

Roseanne Barr For President of United States

Roseanne Barr For President of United States

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    Barr — who has been waging a Twitter and Facebook grassroots, digital campaign — has just made it official. She wants to carry the Green Party banner in the November election. Barr says she’s sick of Democrats and Republicans, whom she believes are not working in the best interests of the American people. So what, you ask, is Roseanne pushing? The answer is simple … pot. She wants…

Iraq War Vet Captures LA County Sheriff Deputy Punching Special Needs Woman In The Face (VIDEO)

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Your Black World reports: Veteran Germaine Reed was on the bus in Los Angeles when he captured some disturbing footage on his cell phone. Reed, recently home after serving six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, recorded a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy punching a woman with special needs. After the deputy realized that he was being recorded, he tried to intimidate him in to turning over his cell phone…

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

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    A contestant on the ‘Next Great Baker’ reality show committed suicide after being eliminated from the show. But viewers were only told months after his death, on Monday, after his elimination had aired. Sergeant Wesley Durden, 28, an army paratrooper who had completed two tours in Iraq, died from a single self-influicted gunshot wound on October 24, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. Durden of Jacksonville, North Carolina…

Dancing winner J.R. Martinez to be a father

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J.R. Martinez danced his way to the top on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 13, claiming the coveted mirrorball trophy alongside professional partner Karina Smirnoff. Now, the Iraq war vet is about to receive an even more precious prize — a baby!The 28-year-old actor and girlfriend Diana Gonzalez-Jones are expecting their first child come spring, according to People. via Dancing winner J.R. Martinez to be a father – Entertainment –…

President Obama Officially Ends the War in Iraq

President Obama Officially Ends the War in Iraq

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Your Black World reports.     President Obama has officially ended the Iraq War.  Unlike the “Mission Accomplished” message from President Bush back in 2003, the president seems poised to see this war truly come to an end.  The finish is a mixed victory for the United States, as the US military has been unable to stop the violence that plagues the country. via President Obama Officially Ends the War…

Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR Event

Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR Event

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    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden braved the crowd at a NASCAR racing event by serving as Grand Marshals for the Ford 400 NASCAR race in Florida.  The two were there to support the Joining Forces Initiative, which helps veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. As the first lady yelled “start your engines,” the boos from the crowd were loud and clear.  The boos were especially…