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Employers In Washington D.C. Can’t Ask Job Applicants For Criminal History

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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger Washington D.C. City Council, led by Councilman Kenyan McDuffie, has passed a law to ban the box on job applications that require applicants to disclose their criminal history. The effort, called the Fair Criminal Records Sentencing Act, which finally succeeded against years of opposition, is an effort to significantly lower recidivism among those re-entering society after an arrest and conviction. Earlier this month, McDuffie’s amendment…

Former NFL Star Ray Lewis Suing Bank Over $4 Million Dollar Investment Loss

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Former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis is among 16 current and former NFL players who are suing BB&T over $60 million dollars in investment losses, according to the Baltimore Sun. Documents obtained by the Sun indicate that Lewis lost $3.77 million dollars in the investment. The lawsuit centers around investments which were not authorized by the players: Several NFL players are accusing the bank of allowing disgraced financial advisor Jeff Rubin…

Congrats: Kerry Washington Marries NFL Player Nnamdi Asomugha

Congrats: Kerry Washington Marries NFL Player Nnamdi Asomugha

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By Madam Prezident Congrats! Our favorite ABC superstar Kerry Washington is a married woman. “I’z married now”. Records show that she’s been married since the 24th of June. Can you say, someone knows how to keep a secret. Her husband is San Francisco’s 49er cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.  I haven’t seen one tabloid that showed Kerry Washington’s love interest. I guess we’ve all been wrapped up in her role as Olivia Pope,…

The Men Who Robbed 2 Chainz Leaked Photos Of His State ID & Visa

The Men Who Robbed 2 Chainz Leaked Photos Of His State ID & Visa

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By: Madam Prezident How do you commit a crime and take it to social media and make a mockery of it? This is crazy. The men responsible for robbing 2 Chainz, which 2 Chainz denied. Well, the robbers have posted pictures of 2 Chainz belongings just two weeks after the incident occurred.  Pictures of 2 Chainz State ID, and Visa have surfaced all over the internet.  I personally don’t understand…

Ryan Coogler

Young African-American Male Film Director Gets Major Recognition

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Unless you’re an “industry insider” within the entertainment industry, you’ve probably never heard of Ryan Coogler before. He’s a 26-year-old film director who has acquired recognition at the reputable Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. His first feature movie, “Fruitvale Station”, featuring in Cannes’ “Un Certain Regard” competition, touches on a tragic true-life story that occurred in his native San Francisco. The film recounts the 24 hours leading up to…

R & B Singer Frank Ocean Nominated For GLAAD Media Award

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R&B singer, Frank Ocean, has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. The awards recognize “outstanding images of the LGBT community” in all forms of media and the arts. Back in July, the singer revealed a prior relationship that he had with a man. His album, Channel Orange, is said to have chronicled that relationship. Ocean is up for Outstanding Music Artist. Others nominated in the category are Scissor Sisters,…

San Francisco Student Faces Expulsion After Writing Poem About Newtown Shooting [VIDEO]

San Francisco Student Faces Expulsion After Writing Poem About Newtown Shooting [VIDEO]

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On Dec. 30 the “Today Show” reported the story about San Francisco high school senior Courtni Webb. Webb, 17, is facing “possible expulsion” for writing a poem about the Newton, Conn., Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Courtni wasn’t trying to be dark and depressed in her poem, but she didn’t write memorials to the victims either. Instead, Courtni wrote a poem about Adam Lanza and what she saw regarding his…

Study:  African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

Study: African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

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Have you ever heard those stories being told by your grandparents about how difficult it was when they were kids?  Well, it turns out that many of these stories actually made your grandparents into a stronger people. A recent study finds that African Americans who went through tough times as children have a greater ability to stay alert and focused for longer periods of time.  The study was completed at…

In-N-Out Burger Sued for Discriminating Against Blacks and Workers Over 40

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A law firm in Orange County is suing the fast food and burger chain,  In-N-Out Burger for its hiring practices. The Tidrick Law Firm has instituted a class-action lawsuit  against the burger chain for allegedly having an illegal practice of deliberately not hiring applicants who are African American or those who are over the age of 40. The law suit came about because of two men from the Bay Area…

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The Top 10 U.S. Cities With The Worst Drivers

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Allstate released its eighth annual report on traffic accidents for  claims submitted from 195 cities filed between January 2009 and December 2010 to determine how likely it was for a driver in those cities to get into an accident. The city ranked with the best drivers for the fifth time is Sioux Falls in S.D., whose drivers are 27.6 percent less likely to get into a crash than the national average. Runners up…

Pencil In Time For Intimacy To Save Your Marriage

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Although it may seem awkward, couples are practically being forced to pencil in time for intimacy. When you’re working 12-15 hours daily, it’s easy to become too tired or too stressed to engage in intimacy with your spouse. Penciling in time for intimacy is no different than scheduling a highly anticipated vacation with your spouse. “I frequently see a lot of very young couples who are working 14- and 15-hour…

Darrius Heward-Bey busted for DUI

Darrius Heward-Bey busted for DUI

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heward-Bey was charged with DUI in San Francisco this morning … after cops say he was driving while drunk on the Bay Bridge back in April. According to the San Francisco Chronicle … DHB was busted around 2 AM on April 7th after a California Highway Patrol officer noticed the 25-year-old speeding and weaving in his lane. After he was pulled over, cops performed a…

San Francisco 49ers’ Player Receives Death Threats After Fumbling Super Bowl Hopes

San Francisco 49ers’ Player Receives Death Threats After Fumbling Super Bowl Hopes

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    It was a fumble that ultimately ended the San Francisco 49ers’ shot at the Super Bowl. Kyle Williams’ overtime slip-up set up a 31-yard field goal for the New York Giants that cost the 49ers the NFC Championship 20-17 on Sunday. But while Williams’ teammates have rallied around him, crazed football fanatics are spewing an alarming number of death threats on Twitter at the player they say is…

Former NFL Player’s Wife Dies of Cancer Weeks After Their Wedding

Former NFL Player’s Wife Dies of Cancer Weeks After Their Wedding

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    The wife of former NFL star Chris Draft has died after a long battle with cancer Lakeasha Monique Rutledge Draft, who was a professional cheerleader for the Charlotte Hornets, died on Tuesday of lung cancer, just a month after the couple wed. The 38-year-old had never been a smoker.     Keasha, as she was known, first met her husband to be,in Charlotte where Chris had been transferred…

Feds Want To See Barry Bonds Behind Bars For Lying

Feds Want To See Barry Bonds Behind Bars For Lying

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    The feds want to put home run king Barry Bonds, convicted on an obstruction of justice charge by a San Francisco jury earlier this year, in the clink. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew Parrella and Jeff Nedrow asked U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston to sentence the steroid-stained slugger to a federal prison for 15 months in court papers filed late Thursday. Bonds was convicted of obstruction of…