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Blacks and Hispanics Are Outnumbering “Traditional” Population, Says GOP Candidate

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On the one hand, Republicans tend to speak of a colorblind America, but on the other, they’re quick to call out minorities as somehow less than authentically American. Talking Points Memo unearthed a video of Republican U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina, Thom Tillis, complaining that, unlike Hispanics and blacks, “traditional populations” weren’t growing. During the 2012 interview, Tillis discussed minority outreach before veering into a racialized discussion on demographics….

Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Refinance Home to Payoff Feds

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Jesse Jackson Jr. will refinance his home to payoff the debt he owes the Feds as a result of his political corruption conviction. According to a recent court filing, Jackson is refinancing his home and will wire $550,000 to the U.S. Marshals on or before June 1. Jackson issued a check to the Feds for $200,000 last year. Jackson is serving a 30 month sentence for misusing campaign funds. As…

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

“HELP SAVE OUR RACE” People Getting Invitations To Join The KKK

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Things one might expect at the end of one’s driveway: a mailbox, garbage cans, a newspaper. Things one does not: a plastic bag weighed down with a rock, containing an invite from the Ku Klux Klan. But the latter is what Atlanta-area homeowners found on Monday morning, prompting one Newton resident to call the sheriff’s office. There were apparently a few versions of the flier, which featured such lines as…

Horrible: Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs

Horrible: Deaf Man Stabbed After Sign Language Mistaken for Gang Signs

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It’s already natural to have a strong heart for the disabled, and when you hear about something like this, it only makes things worse.  The growth of gangs in the black community is one of the most painful things to watch, especially when innocent people are affected.  This man didn’t deserve to die, and it’s shameful that this kind of ignorance overflows in many of our communities everywhere.  A deaf…

Missing: Have You Seen This Woman?

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A 48-year old woman in Gastonia, North Carolina has gone missing and police are asking for any help they can get.  Cassandra Ford was last heard from on Friday.  She was going to leave town, but family couldn’t find her when they came to pick her up. The woman was supposed to have caught the bus to Baltimore on Saturday, but never showed up.  Her phone is now off completely,…

Jennifer Hudson on Carey, Minaj Feud: “it’s just for ratings for the show.”

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The so called “feud” between ‘American Idol’ judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, has gotten not only the two artists, but also the show, American Idol, a lot of publicity. Even President Obama threw in his opinion about the alleged feud, saying that he was confident that the two artist would work it out and move forward. Now, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson has also thrown in her two cents….

Father of Fantasia’s Baby Admits Infidelity

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Fantasia Barrino claims that when she started a relationship with the father of her second child, Antwaun Cook, he had already separated from his wife. Unfortunately for Fantasia, RadarOnline.com is reporting that documents that say otherwise have surfaced. According to RadarOnline.com, Paula Cook, Antwaun’s estranged wife, filed documents in court  accusing her husband of having a “covert adulterous affair” with the American Idol star in August 2009. Both Fantasia and…

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

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    North Carolina is going to try to make things right with those who were victims of involuntary sterilization.  The program was used to stop the reproduction of those who were deemed to poor or mentally unfit to be parents. Forced sterilization was made legal in 1927, but stopped after World War II.  The program in North Carolina was unique because it lasted far longer than the others.   The…

Elementary School Suggests ‘African American Attire’ Is ‘Animal Print’

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A letter sent home with students at Western Union Elementary School in North Carolina didn’t sit well with parents. The note asked students to wear “African American attire” or animal print for a Black History Month event. When it surfaced on the Internet, community members responded with widespread criticism, WSOC-TV reports. The letter also suggests wearing “shirts with animals native to Africa,” like zebras, lions, giraffes and elephants. The Charlotte…

Five States Where Obama Needs The African-American Vote The Most

Five States Where Obama Needs The African-American Vote The Most

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    President Obama’s campaign will likely need the kind of strong black turnout he received in 2008 to win re-election, particularly if some of the white independent voters who backed him four years ago opt for the Republican candidate because of frustration over the president’s tenure. Here’s a look at five states the president won in 2008 where the black vote is critical to his chances. 1. North Carolina…

Julianne Malveaux Explains Why She Left Bennett College

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 When I went to Bennett College for Women in 2007, I declared that I was “on fire” for the institution.  I still am.  And I also yield to the biblical verse that says for everything there is a season, a time for everything unto heaven.  I had a season to build four buildings in four years, to increase enrollment, to influence curriculum shifts, and to assemble an awesome senior team,…

Black Couple Married 85 Years: Is that Even Possible Anymore?

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In this video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with The Ree-Lationship Guide about the Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina.  Herbert and Zelmyra set the Guiness World Record for being married longer than any other living couple on earth (85 years).  Dr. Boyce and Ree speculate on why black America is so intrigued by the couple and whether or not its even possible to have this kind of relationship in…

7-Year Old Boy Thrown 350 Feet by Tornado and Survives

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – A 7-year-old boy was recovering on Sunday after a tornado sheared off the walls of his North Carolina home, snatched him from his bed and threw him 350 feet onto the embankment of a nearby interstate, the boy’s grandmother told Reuters. Jamal Stevens suffered only minor injuries from the Friday twister that demolished his family’s two-story home in Charlotte near Interstate 485, where Jamal was…

Man Drinks Gasoline, Lights Cigarette, Dies

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Kids, don’t try this at home.  A man in North Carolina died after drinking gasoline from a jar and then lighting up a cigarette.  Police received a 911 call after 43-year old Gary Banning set himself on fire.  He died shortly after being transported to the burn center. Banning didn’t drink the gasoline deliberately.  City spokeswoman Diane Miller says that Banning thought the gasoline was another beverage when he took…

Relationship Advice From The Longest Living Married Couple; Married For 85 Years

Relationship Advice From The Longest Living Married Couple; Married For 85 Years

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    Meet Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina. They have been married 85 years (86 in May) and hold the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage of a living couple and get this…. Zelmyra is 101 years old and Herbert is 104. Click to read More on YourBlackWorld.net