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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″]

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

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Black Folk and Clarence Thomas have a rough relationship. I remember being a middle school student listening to the conversation between two African American teachers, and I overheard one of my teachers call Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’.  At that time I had no idea what exactly that meant, but over time I learned what that meant. It’s very odd to hear, or witness Clarence Thomas compare Affirmative Action to…

Chief Keef Gets Arrested Again Right as He’s Leaving the Courthouse on Another Charge

Chief Keef Gets Arrested Again Right as He’s Leaving the Courthouse on Another Charge

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Chief Keef probably  won’t learn about his mistakes until it’s too late.  The boy seems to get arrested every other day.  If getting locked up was an easy way to sell records, he might have more sales than Michael Jackson. Keef was arrested again after leaving the courthouse on another charge.  The first charge was speeding and the second was for trespassing through a Chicago housing complex where he’d been…

Oprah Winfrey Donates $100K to Boston Marathon Victims

Oprah Winfrey Donates $100K to Boston Marathon Victims

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Oprah Winfrey is known for giving, sharing and helping others to reach their goals.  This week, the host told two brothers in Florida that she was going to give $100,000 to “Mikey’s Run,” a charity that had set out to raise $1 million dollars for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Mikey is a quadruple amputee, who was only 13 years old when he lost both arms and legs…

Good Deeds: Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to Ohio schools

Good Deeds: Tyler Perry donates $100,000 to Ohio schools

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It might just be a publicity move, but it’s a good one.  Tyler Perry has given a bunch of money to schools in Ohio that badly need it.  He is helping the schools to upgrade their commitment to athletics and the performing arts.  This move is good for his brand as well, since he can now sell more movie tickets to people outside his standard demographic.  After the challenges that…

Tyree Carter is banned from libraries for pleasing himself.

Man Banned from Libraries “On the Face of the Earth” for Pleasing Himself

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow Twenty-year-old Tyree Carter was caught m@sturbating with no shame inside a public library in Racine, WA. He was discovered by an employee who says that he was, “standing in the open, not trying to conceal the act”. Carter was arrested and his bond was set at 1,000 dollars. He was released with the stipulation that he must “stay out of all the libraries on the face…

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

Kimani Gray’s Mother Wants to Know Why Her Son Was ‘Slaughtered’ by Police

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Carol Gray, the mother of slain teenager Kimani Gray, demanded yesterday at a news conferethernce to know why her son was “slaughtered” by police last Saturday. Tearfully, she expressed the pain of a mother who now has lost two of her sons in the past two years. With her head wrapped in a black scarf and her eyes shielded by sunglasses, Gray spoke to a room full of reporters while…

Sandy Hook Students Head Back To School On Thursday For The First Time After Three Weeks

Sandy Hook Students Head Back To School On Thursday For The First Time After Three Weeks

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Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where the students’ desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house is scheduled for Wednesday. An army of workers has been getting the school ready, painting, moving…

First African-American Female Chess Master Could Be Brooklyn Girl

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Rochelle Ballantyne is a 17 year old teenage girl from Brooklyn who is on her way to becoming the first Black female chess master. Ballantyne is one among a group of teens from I.S. 318 middle school in Brooklyn who will be the stars of a new documentary called “Brooklyn Castle”. The documentary chronicles the outstanding achievements of the middle school students. 65 percent of the students at I.S. 318 middle…

Texas Police Kills Armed Eighth-grader In School Hallway

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    Police shot and killed an armed eighth-grader who “engaged” officers in the main hallway of his middle school on Wednesday, the South Texas school district said. Brownsville school district officials said administrators immediately called police after the student brandished a weapon about 8 a.m., shortly after classes started at Cummings Middle School. When police arrived, the student “engaged” the officers and was shot, district spokeswoman Drue Brown said…

Mother ‘threatens to shoot and kill daughter’s middle school classmate’

Mother ‘threatens to shoot and kill daughter’s middle school classmate’

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    A 33-year-old mother has been charged with making written death threats to a middle school student on Facebook. Orange County deputies said Rayshell Lavone Smith sent an eighth-grader messages saying she was going to the school with a gun to ‘off you’. According to an investigative report released this week, Smith’s daughter argued with another student at Freedom Middle School last month about someone who brought a knife…

Security Guard Pepper Sprayed Middle Schoolers During Lunch

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi. School officials are trying to figure out why a security guard used pepper spray to slow down a food fight in a Norfolk Middle School.   Parents are outraged that a guard at the Lafayette-Winona Middle School used what appears to be unnecessary force to calm the students down.  Some of the children have suffered asthma attacks as a result. Five parents have…