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Dr. Julianne Malveaux: Let’s Remember the Women of Black History

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I am grateful and appreciative of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the man who claimed Negro History Week, which later changed to Black History Month.  From a week to a month, but we need to rock the year, every year, because there are so many opportunities to celebrate Black History.  The organization that Dr. Woodson founded, the Association for the Study of African American Life and Heritage (ASAALH) organizes a theme…

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

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    A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media. According to the National Crime Information Center, nearly 40 per cent of those who have disappeared, often in suspicious circumstances, are black. However critics allege that public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. According to the…

Vandals Steal Collector’s $10,000 Air Jordan Sneaker Collection

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Bryant Toala, 22, had collected over 30 pairs of Air Jordans and had them securely hidden in his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Or so he thought. Toala reported that thieves had broken into his home, snatched the sneakers, along with electronics and baseball hats. The total loss was over $20,000. “I was [upset]. All that hard work to get them,…

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

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    People sterilized against their will under a discredited North Carolina state programme should each be paid $50,000, a task force voted today. This would mark the first time a state has moved to compensate victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics. The panel recommended that the money go to verified, living victims, including those who are alive now but may die before the lawmakers approve any…

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

Personality on Reality Show ‘Next Great Baker’ Commits Suicide After Being Eliminated (But Viewers Weren’t Not Told Until Elimination Episode Aired)

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    A contestant on the ‘Next Great Baker’ reality show committed suicide after being eliminated from the show. But viewers were only told months after his death, on Monday, after his elimination had aired. Sergeant Wesley Durden, 28, an army paratrooper who had completed two tours in Iraq, died from a single self-influicted gunshot wound on October 24, according to the Jacksonville Daily News. Durden of Jacksonville, North Carolina…

Lauretta Cheek Arrested For Giving Stripper Burning Butt Injection

Lauretta Cheek Arrested For Giving Stripper Burning Butt Injection

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      RALEIGH, N.C. — An exotic dancer looking to enhance her backside is out of work and a North Carolina woman is accused of injecting the dancer with a disfiguring potion. The Guilford County sheriff’s department said Thursday that 42-year-old Lauretta Cheek of Greensboro was arrested and charged with one count of practicing medicine without a license. Cheek did not have a listed phone and a deputy working…

African Americans & Latinos Twice as Likely to Foreclosure as Whites

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The Center for Responsible Lending released a study today that documents a trend in American foreclosures that is startling, yet not surprising. The study, “Lost Ground, 2011: Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures,” co-authored with the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presents data in support of the claim that African Americans and Latinos are “more than twice as likely to lose their home…