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Posing Deαd People at Their Own Funeral is Now an Actual Thing

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The story of deceased Miriam Burbank being posed at her own funeral made national news earlier this month. Her daughters wanted to celebrate their mother’s life and decided that posing her was the best way to make that happen. Most people thought this funeral was just a rare anomaly, but as it turns out, posing people after deαth is an actual trend. After pictures of Burbank sitting up at her…

Leonard Galmon was offered a scholarship to Yale University after losing his drug dealing father to murder and having a mom that is 13 years older than him. www.brothersonsports.com

Yale Scholarship Recipient Raised In Poverty And Crime Says He Never Wanted Pity

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Leonard Galmon grew up living a life that would lead many down a very bad path. Instead, he took the little that he had and focused on that as opposed to focusing on what he didn’t have. His drive and determination earned him a scholarship at Yale. Galmon is a visual artist who will have his favorite piece displayed this spring at the Contemporary Arts Center…

Dean Baquet and his wife Dylan Landis celebrate his appointment as the first African-American executive editor for the New York Times. www.yourblackworld.net

The New York Times Appoints First African-American Executive Editor, Stuns Senior Staff

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Reported by April Taylor After the unexpected departure of Jill Abramson, Dean Baquet will now become the first African-American executive editor at the New York Times.  It is being reported that many staffers at the newspaper were stunned when publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. made the announcement to senior staff.  No reason has been given for Abramson’s departure ,other than what Sulzberger refers to as “an issue with management in the…

Black youth from United Students of New Orleans say white teachers cant relate and are racially insensitive. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Youth In New Orleans Say White Teachers Don’t Understand Black Culture, Racially Insensitive

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Reported by April Taylor Although 60 percent of New Orleans population is comprised of African-Americans, and 88 percent of students in the public school system are African-American, only 31 percent of teachers are African-American.  This is due in part to the entire school system — around 7,000 employees — being laid off in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina.  The union that many employees were part of was rendered useless as many…

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…

Is The Mardi Gras “Zulu Tradition” Racist?

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Are we at a point in time whereby traditions should be abolished? Here’s something to think about – whenever traditions seem to be ‘pro-black’, do we risk offending other races and/or nationalities? An example of this would be Mardi Gras. Let me pose another question to you. With so many people marching down the streets dressed in blackface and throwing coconuts, is that good? Is…

Former NFL All-Pro Back In Jail On More Rαpe Charges

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Darren Sharper, a former NFL All-Pro, is back in custody following more charges of rape, this time by New Orleans. Sharper, who was already facing charges in Los Angeles and out on $200,000 bail, was returned to custody, accused of assaults on two women in 2013. New Orleans plans to extradite Sharper to be formally charged and arraigned. News reports said he turned himself in without…

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…

The Violence Has Got to Stop:  17 Shot At Mother’s Day Parade In New Orleans

The Violence Has Got to Stop: 17 Shot At Mother’s Day Parade In New Orleans

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When is the violence going to stop?  Probably never, since we have 300 million guns on the streets.  But in New Orleans, black people are being shot left and right.  CNN says that 17  people were killed on mother’s day in a shooting that took place during a parade.   Mother’s day is not the day to be getting shot or killed. The FBI is saying that the violence is…

Emmett Till’s Family Wants Lil Wayne To Apologize For Disturbing Lyric

Emmett Till’s Family Wants Lil Wayne To Apologize For Disturbing Lyric

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A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to the black U.S. teen whose death in 1955 became a significant moment in the civil rights movement. Airickca Gordon-Taylor says Till’s family would like an apology from Lil Wayne for the brief but disturbing lyric on Future’s “Karate Chop” remix. But more than that, she’d like…

Beyonce Lands $50 Million Deal With Pepsi

Beyonce Lands $50 Million Deal With Pepsi

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Beyonce has reportedly landed a multi-year deal with Pepsi worth around $50 million, serving as its brand ambassador. According to the New York Times, the deal includes commercials, as well as a multimillion-dollar fund to support the singer’s creative endeavors. “Pepsi embraces creativity and understands that artists evolve,” Beyoncé said in a statement. “As a businesswoman, this allows me to work with a lifestyle brand with no compromise and without…

Lil Wayne Released From Hospital For Severe Dehydration and Migraine, Not Seizures

Lil Wayne Released From Hospital For Dehydration and Migraine, Not Seizures

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Rapper Lil Wayne has been released from the hospital after being treated for severe dehydration and migraine. Despite reports of the rapper suffering from two seizures, his representative is saying those reports are false. The representative told E! News: “He is at home on doctor-mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love.” The rapper is reportedly recovering at his mother’s house…

New Orleans Policeman Accused of Two Time Hit-and-run Resigns

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On Friday, a New Orleans police officer resigned and was then arrested for a hit-and-run after confessing to it. The veteran officer was arrested by the agency’s internal affairs unit. Up until recently, Roger J. Jones Jr. was an officer in the 8th District. He was charged with being behind a hit-and-run in the Lower Garden District in September of 2011. The 38 year old is reported to have also…

New Orleans Fights “Murder City” Title

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One of every 1,700 residents of New Orleans were murdered last year. The chaos of Mardi Gras and the excitement of Saints’ games can no longer overshadow the violence plaguing the Southern city. Cnn.com has the Full Story Here.

dead: Louisiana Tech Running Back, Tyronne Duplessis, Found Dead

dead: Louisiana Tech Running Back, Tyronne Duplessis, Found Dead

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RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana Tech running back Tyronne Duplessis has been found dead at his off-campus apartment. Hazel Woods, the chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner’s office, says the cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is pending. The 21-year-old Duplessis, whose body was found Thursday morning, recently completed his sophomore season of eligibility. Louisiana Tech spokesman Patrick Walsh says coach Sonny Dykes has informed…