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Dr. Samori Swygert: Hidden Colors 3 is an outstanding film!

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Movie Review: Hidden Colors 3 a smash hit must see! By: Dr. Samori Swygert The ground breaking documentary series, Hidden Colors, debuted its’ 3rd installment (Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism) last night (6/26/2014) in select theaters across the country. Hidden Colors 3 was a masterful production, and I consider it to be mandatory viewing. I fervently believe that our youth need to see this, and its’ prior series….

Director Steve McQueen Floored That 20% of Black Kids View Race as an Obstacle

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Americans have such a long and muddled history with racism that we sometimes forget that racism isn’t intrinsic to the U.S. Even though racists in America have willfully marginalized blacks, America is certainly not the only area of the world where blacks face discrimination. A recent study on how British children feel about their plight was so troubling that film director Steve McQueen sounded the alarm. The Guardian reports that…

Former Congressman Booted From Radio Show After Using the “N” Word

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Former Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh was recently booted from his own radio show for attempting to use the “N” word on air. During his show “The Answer”, Walsh tried to have a conversation about the “N” word as compared to the word Redskins. Apparently, his general manager took issue with the racial slur and cut him off. If you don’t remember Walsh, he’s the deadbeat dad ex-Congressman who made…

Mother allegedly kidnaps daughter to avoid black history lesson

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By: Krystle Crossman Normally when people want to keep their children out of school to home-school them, it is because they want to bond with their child or because they feel that the schools aren’t up to the task. In these cases, the parent will fill out paperwork to have the child home-schooled and go through all of the proper channels to make sure that their child still gets credit for…

BOSS Sports | UNC’s fake class scandal: Is it meant to destroy Black Studies Departments?

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The recent scandal involving form North Carolina Tarheel Rashad McCants was an embarrassing black eye to the university.  McCants claimed that, despite the fact that he rarely went to class, the university showered him with false academic honors.  The incident led to the blasting of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies and the ouster of the former chair, who also faced criminal charges in the series of events….

Ice Cube Calls Obama the ‘Black Kid at a White School’ No One Likes Playing With

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Rapper turned actor Ice Cube thinks President Obama is doing the best job he can under the circumstances, but the analogy he used to describe Obama is sure to raise some eyebrows. When TIME magazine’s Belinda Luscombe posed 10 questions to Cube for an upcoming issue, she asked about everything from his children to the job Obama is doing as president. When she asked Cube how Obama was doing, the…

White Professor Sues HBCU Over Reverse Discrimination

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A white professor is accusing Alabama State University, an Historically Black College, of discriminating against him and his partner after they blew the whistle on racial preferences at the school. Professor John Garland filed suit against the university after allegedly being singled out for calling attention to reverse discrimination at the school. According to Dr. Garland, he “observed instances where applicants were not seriously considered for employment because of their…

Clever New York Teen Opens First Ever Sneaker Pαwn Shop

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When you normally think of pawn shops, you probably associate them with high end items like jewelry and electronics. One New York teen, however, observed that many young people don’t buy those items anymore. Among them, the currency is high end sneakers, so the New York business minded teen decided to turn sneaker fandom into a business. So called sneakerheads, those who relish in fresh and high end sneakers, are…

Brain Deαd Teen to Receive Honorary Diploma

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A 13 year old girl who was declared brain deαd after suffering complications during surgery to remove her tonsils will receive an honorary diploma at her school’s eighth grade graduation. Family members of Jahi McMath had been lobbying E.C. Reems Academy of Technology and Arts to grant the honorary diploma and now it appears that they’ve been successful in their effort. McMath underwent routine surgery at Children’s Hospital & Research…

South Carolina Approves Confederate Flag at Citadel Military College

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A Confederate flag at the Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina has drawn criticisms from some, but the state’s attorney general’s office approved the flag on Tuesday. One official had called for the flag, which has flown at the school’s Summerall Chapel since 1939, to be take taken down or the school to be stripped of public funding. The Solicitor General Robert D. Cook decided that the flag is…

Teacher accused of taping kids’ mouths shut in “quiet game”

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Reported by Liku Zelleke When five young students at Winfield Scott Elementary School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, talked too much, their unidentified teacher punished them using a rather bizarre method: she taped their mouths shut. The parents of the children are now asking that the teacher get fired. What is known so far is that she will not be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school. According to…

Twenty adults were involved in a brawl at a Cincinnati kindergarten graduation. www.blacklikemoi.com

Elementary School Forced to Lock Down After 20 Adults Brawl at Kindergarten Graduation

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Around 20 people were involved in a brawl at a Cincinnati, Ohio kindergarten graduation on Monday The Mt. Healthy North Elementary school was placed on lockdown when the fight broke out. The fight is reported to have begun when a 33-year-old man walked up to his child’s mother’s boyfriend and punched him square in the face. Raymond Walker was charged with assault and inducing panic among all…

Viοlence Erupts Between Latino and Black Students at Baltimore High School

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Attαcks at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore have caused parents, authorities and school officials to come together with hopes of calming tensions. Some students at the school say they fear that unresolved issues will trigger another clash between Latinos and blacks at the school. CBS Baltimore reports that school officials invited parents to meet with police in order to address parent’s safety concerns. “There were some problems between students,…

Laverne Cox makes history by gracing the cover of Time Magazine. www.blacklikemoi.com

Laverne Cοx Says Some of the Men She’s Dated Were Ashamed to Be Seen With Her In Public

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Reported by Nigel Boys Born a male, but now a woman, Laverne Cοx, best known for playing Sophia Burset in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” is on May 2014’s cover of TIME magazine, along with the caption “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.” The Mobile, Alabama born Cοx, who has a twin brother, is a prime example of how the world has changed its views of those…

Desmond Meade went from serving time in prison to obtaining a law degree. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Man Survives Prison, Suicide Attempt And Graduates From Law School

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Reported by Krystle Crossman Desmond Meade started his adult life as a soldier. After he was dismissed from the U.S. Army, a string of unfortunate events happened and his life took a dramatic turn. His mother passed away. He had been convicted of a felony, and then was later convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He spent fifteen years in prison. His family’s home had also…