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Ex-Marine Killed by Police, Raises Questions

Ex-Marine Killed by Police, Raises Questions

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  The niece stood in the darkened stairwell of the Winbrook Houses, listening, as 20 feet away five police officers yelled at her uncle, who had locked himself in his apartment. It was 5:25 on a chill November morning. The officers banged loud and hard, demanding that her 68-year-old uncle open his door. “He was begging them to leave him alone,” she recalls. “He sounded scared.” She pulls her shawl…

The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac: PETA Thinks The Treatment of SeaWorld’s Whales And Slavery Are The Same [VIDEO]

The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac: PETA Thinks The Treatment of SeaWorld’s Whales And Slavery Are The Same [VIDEO]

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If you hadn’t heard, PETA was trying to bring a lawsuit against SeaWorld, claiming that their treatment of the whales was similar to being held and treated as slaves. Yup, you read that right. Slaves. But why are we not surprised? This is not the first time PETA has done something outrageous and dare I say, random, to make their point. Their defense was that the 13th amendment also covers…

Firefighters Awarded Huge Settlement In Racial Discrimination Case [VIDEO]

Firefighters Awarded Huge Settlement In Racial Discrimination Case [VIDEO]

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  BUFFALO, NY-   A State Supreme Court judge has ordered the Buffalo Fire Department and City of Buffalo to pay more than $2.5 million dollars to 12 firefighters in a discrimination case. Thirteen white firefighters claimed the City and department allowed promotion lists to expire so they could promote more African Americans. The firefighters awards were based on how far their promotions would have taken them. Additionally, the emotional damages that were…

Flo Rida Sued For Paying His Employees Only $3/Hour

Flo Rida Sued For Paying His Employees Only $3/Hour

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    Rapper Flo Rida is facing a lawsuit from a former assistant who claims she was fired after she complained about working long hours for low pay. In a new lawsuit, Mahogany Miller alleges she began working for the hip-hop star as his administrative assistant back in August and put in around 65 hours a week for just $3.08 an hour! She alleges she was sacked less than a…

City Offers Teen $75K After Police Brutally Beat Him [VIDEO]

City Offers Teen $75K After Police Brutally Beat Him [VIDEO]

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The Pittsburgh City Council is considering a bill that would pay $75,000 to a former performing arts student who says in a civil rights lawsuit against the city that he was wrongly beaten by three undercover officers. An attorney for Jordan Miles didn’t immediately return a call on the bill, which was reported Tuesday by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The then-18-year-old violinist was arrested and beaten on Jan. 12, 2010. A…

A Wanted Man: Georgia Judge Issues A Warrant For Bow Wow Arrest

A Wanted Man: Georgia Judge Issues A Warrant For Bow Wow Arrest

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  According to TMZ, Bow Wow was ordered by a Tennessee court back in 2009 to pay almost $100,000 to a tour bus company for allegedly not paying his bill. The company then took the case to Georgia to try and get the court where Bow Wow lives to enforce the judgment. He was ordered to produce documents in his home state regarding the lawsuit, which he never did. As a…

Drake Denies Making ‘Marvin’s Room’ Lawsuit Threats Against Alleged Ex-Girlfriend

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  Ericka Lee filed a lawsuit against the rapper earlier this week, claiming that he used her voice on the Take Care track without her consent. She also alleges that she co-wrote the song but did not receive any credit. Accordinf to TMZ, the lawsuit claims that Drake told Ericka he knew “people” that could take care of “issues like her.” However, Drake’s rep denies he ever said this, saying:…

High School Bullying Victim Awarded $100K

High School Bullying Victim Awarded $100K

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  Last year, Russell Dickerson, III, 20, filed a lawsuit against the Aberdeen School District, charging they did little to stop the racial and anti-gay bullying he endured from 2003-2009, and now the Seattle man has been awarded $100,000 in a settlement with school officials. Russell said throughout junior high and high school he was taunted with racial epithets, spit on, and mocked. His peers would leave racist notes in…

Swizz Beatz’s Second Job Leads to Lawsuit

Swizz Beatz’s Second Job Leads to Lawsuit

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    It has been revealed that Hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz is the CEO of the famous file sharing website MegaUpload. And apparently, his former record label, Universal Music Group, is none too pleased with his website, and a huge legal battle is now underway between the two parties. According to the New York Post, the trouble started last year when Swizz persuaded a number of big-name artists like Diddy,…

R&B Singer Lloyd Sued for Ignoring Settlement Payments Owed To His Former Manager

R&B Singer Lloyd Sued for Ignoring Settlement Payments Owed To His Former Manager

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    According to TMZ, R&B singer Lloyd finds himself dealing with the same lawsuit for a second time — that’s because after settling the case in 2010 … he’s being sued again for allegedly not living up to that settlement agreement. Lloyd — known for such songs as “You” and “Get It Shawty” — was sued by Joyce Irby, his former manager, for breach of contract. The two sides…

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

Oprah Overjoyed at Her School’s First Graduation

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    Oprah Winfrey cried Saturday when she announced the inaugural Class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. The talk show queen and media mogul gave a touching speech to the class at the institute in Henley-on-Klip South Africa. Her 72 graduating students are all headed to universities across South Africa and the united States, undergoing courses in various subjects including medicine, law,…

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Lawsuit Over Text Messages Thrown Out

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    A federal judge in Mississippi on Tuesday dismissed former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s $25 million lawsuit against Skytel, the city’s former communications provider, for releasing text messages that brought about his downfall. U.S. District Judge William Barbour Jr. of Jackson, Miss., said Kilpatrick filed an amended lawsuit there in March 2010 without getting court approval to do so, as required by Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. Barbour kicked…

Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry Sued By Inmate For Stealing Movie Idea!!!

Jamie Foxx & Tyler Perry Sued By Inmate For Stealing Movie Idea!!!

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    According to TMZ, Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry are being sued for $1 million each by a prisoner — who claims the duo jacked his idea for a groan-worthy new comedy … starring Foxx, Perry, and Martin Lawrence … all dressed as women. In case you haven’t heard … the project is called “Skank Robbers” — a wacky action comedy about two lady bank robbers … with Lawrence’s…

MC Hammer Say ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything!’ To IRS

MC Hammer Say ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything!’ To IRS

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    According to TMZ Not too many people fight back when the U.S. Government comes after them for money — but MC Hammer is not most people … so he’s standing up to The Man. The government filed a lawsuit against Hammer and his wife to get the $779,585 it claimed he owed in back taxes. But Hammer isn’t about to just write a check … he filed a response in…

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

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    According to TMZ. Nelly ran up a $20,403.64 credit card bill with American Express — which seems totally reasonable for a big name rap star. Just one problem … AMEX says he never paid it! The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr) in Missouri back in October to try and get their money back (plus another $3,000 in attorney’s fees). So…