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Man With Knife in His Back Calmly Walks Into McDonald’s

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What would you do if you were at McDonald’s waiting on your quarter pounder with cheese and a man walked in with a knife stuck in his back? That’s exactly the situation some McDonald’s customers at a New York restaurant faced early Tuesday morning. Patrons at McDonald’s say that around 10am, a man walked in after having been stαbbed in the back. Customers who saw the knife still sticking from…

Horace Silver died last Wednesday at the age of 85. www.blacklikemoi.com

Famed Jazz Pianist Horace Silver Passes Away at 85

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Horace Silver, a pianist, composer, and band leader, credited for influencing generations of fellow Jazz performers died last Wednesday at the age of 85. According to published reports, Silver is credited as being “a tireless inventiveness who influenced generations of jazzmen with his distinctive hard bop sound.” Silver died Wednesday in New Rochelle, New York. No other details were released. “Horace Silver was one of…

Former Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clashs Sexual Molestation Case Dismissed. www.blacklikemoi.com

Former Elmo Puppeteer’s Sëxual Abuse Case Dismissed by NY Judge

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Reported by Kacie Whaley Kevin Clash, the actor who played lovable, red monster Elmo on the beloved children’s program “Sesame Street,” is off the hook from accusations of child sëx abuse. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner of Philadelphia dismissed the 53-year-old’s case on the basis that the lawsuit had not been filed before the statue of limitations expired, according to Reuters. The lawsuit was filed last year by…

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…

Black Man Allegedly Had His Car Seized Because His Wife is Biracial

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A black man driving a Lincoln Town Car alleges that he and his wife’s vehicle was illegally seized after investigators mistook him for an illegal cabbie. Dan Keys Jr., 66, says he was only dropping his wife Symone Palermo, 53, at work when he was stopped by investigators who believed she was a cab passenger. The couple has filed a $3 million dollar lawsuit claiming that authorities racially profiled the…

Report: Chicago Lawmaker Accused of Taking Bribe Was Entrapped by FBI

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of black lawmakers who’ve been singled out for sting operations by the FBI. Several state lawmakers in New York have been targeted as well as Councilmember Michael Brown in Washington D.C. On the national scene, Jesse Jackson Jr. is probably the most recent black lawmaker to be taken down by the Feds. It is clear that these lawmakers are being targeted….

NYC’s Hot 97 Responds to Chuck D. Calling Urban Radio a “Malignant Cancer”

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What if a radio station in America inundated listeners with anti-Semitic insults? Hip-hop artist and activist Chuck D. thinks the response to such a radio station would be one of outrage, but urban radio stations hurl the “N” word at blacks incessantly and suffer absolutely no repercussions. Chuck D. was set off partly due to New York’s recent Summer Jam festival, which, according to The Guardian, he referred to as…

Coerced Confession an Issue in New York Retrial of Man Charged With Mυrder

Coerced Confession an Issue in New York Retrial of Man Charged With Mυrder

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger For the second time Adrian Thomas’ life hangs in the balance of the courtroom drama taking place in upstate New York. But on trial with him this time is police conduct that resulted in a court of appeals win for Thomas and an award-winning documentary about the interrogation. Thomas’ first trial ended in a conviction for the mυrder of his four-month-old son. Following a harrowing nine-hour…

New York Cabbie Defends His Right to Wear Nαzi Armband

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A suspended New York cab driver defended on Friday his right to wear a Nαzi arm band. The Tax and Limousine Commission took action against Gabriel Diaz after patrons complained about his swastika arm band. CBS 2 visited 26 year old Diaz at his home in the Bronx where he defended his actions. “I am. I’m a National Socialist – what you guys call a Nαzi. I am. I’m a…

Beyonce and Jay-Z hit their sixth year of Marriage: What do they mean for black people?

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By Liku Zelleke They are perceived by many to be America’s answer to royalty. They certainly have the media’s attention, they probably earn more than some of the world’s monarchs, and they have managed to lead a warm family lifestyle – a big deal when considering the pressures of their intensely busy work schedules. They are Jay Z and Beyoncé, and this April, they are celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary….

Alvin Ailey Dancers Are Doing A Major Upgrade

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger The junior division of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is all grown up, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. A “staple in black history,” according to The Grio, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has played in a critical role in the artistic expression of the black community since its founding in 1958. But Ailey II, which focused on recruiting and training young black dance talent, moves…

Will Smith Looking To Get An Expensive New York City Apartment

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Actor and rapper, Will Smith is in the news. Don’t worry, it’s nothing negative. It’s not about a new CD. It’s not about a new movie. And it’s not about his relationship with his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith. So why is Will Smith in the news? Well, he and his family looked at a place at 640 Broadway. The former Prince of BelAir is back in…

Mackie Defends Brooklyn From Former Director Spike Lee

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Spike Lee made news recently ranting about the gentrification of Brooklyn. So much so that when actor Anthony Mackie was promoting his latest film, he was asked about his former director’s views. “Spike Lee don’t live in Brooklyn,” Mackie said. Mackie responded to questions about gentrification from Chris Witherspoon on “the Dish.” “I live in Brooklyn, My address is in Brooklyn, I have two restaurants in…

UPDATE: Avonte Oquendo’s Cause Of Death Undetermined

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By Sinclair Grey III Whenever a child is reported missing, the only thing you can hope for is that the child is found and returned to his/her family safely. No one in their right frame of mind would ever wish the worse for a child. Unfortunately, Avonte Oquendo of New York wasn’t so fortunate. On October 14th, Avonte, 14-years-old and autistic went missing. As you can imagine, a massive search…

NY Knicks Raymond Felton Charged With Felony Gun Possession

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By David Bloodsaw Nothing is going right for the New York Knicks on or off the court. It’s enough to deal with the losses, Carmelo Anthony and even shoelace-untie-gate committed by J.R. Smith earlier this season, now a felony arrest. The Knicks lose Tuesday night to the Dallas Maverick, in the usual grand fashion Knicks style – with a last second ugly, ugly score by the Dallas Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki….