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Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

Young Black Man Killed In Shooting at Coastal Carolina University

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By Staff Gun violence at American schools at the college, university and K-12 is all too common these days. Overnight a student was shot at an off-campus housing unit near Coastal Carolina University, which is a liberal arts school located in Conway, South Carolina. There are more than 9,000 students attending the school, which was founded in 1954 as a Coastal Junior College later becoming an independent university. The 19-year-old…

Rapper Acquitted After Killing Another Rapper Over Candy

Rapper Acquitted After Killing Another Rapper Over Candy

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Rapper Young Vito was acquitted of the murder
 of Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin on Monday, but was sentenced to 25 years in prison on an aggravated assault charge. Vito (born Vinson Hardimon), dodged murder and felony murder charges in the killing of Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton, 24), who was slain in December 2011 during a fight with Hardimon at an east Atlanta studio. While a jury acquitted Hardimon of…

Guess Who Was Picked To Play Left Eye In  New TLC Movie?

Guess Who Was Picked To Play Left Eye In New TLC Movie?

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Lil Mama might be making her return to the spotlight as another iconic MC, late TLC rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Lil Mama, 23, whose real name is Naitia Jessica Kirkland, has officially been cast as the fallen member of the R&B girl group in a VH1 biopic about TLC that’s currently in pre-production. Rap legend MC Lyte spilled the beans about the film while on the red carpet for…

The Docmentary Titled "My Nigga" Seeks to Understand the usage of the "N" word in hip-hop and by fans of all ethnicities that love the culture.

Documentary Titled ‘My N*gga’ Aims to Shed Light On Usage of the “N-word” by Non-African-American Hip-Hop Fans

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Words are some of the most powerful tools that humans have at their disposal. They have a variety of meanings and can arouse emotions simply by being written or uttered. Use of the word n*gga is constantly debated amongst many different people within society. Film creator Byron Woulard is making a documentary about the use of the word in modern society . Woulard has set up a Kickstarter account in…

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

Advocacy Group Outraged At ABC for ‘Scandal’ Torture Scene

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An advocacy group is outraged at ABC for a torture scene that took place in the hit TV show, “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington.  During the scene, a man is arrested for attempting to assassinate the president, and is arrested under the Patriot Act.   The man is innocent, but he is water boarded and beaten half to death in an attempt to obtain a confession. The Parents Television Council was…

Just Another Bloody Weekend In Chicago; 2 Teenagers Killed Among The 9 Shot

Just Another Bloody Weekend In Chicago; 2 Teenagers Killed Among The 9 Shot

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Three people have been killed and six others wounded in Chicago gun violence since Friday afternoon, authorities said. Several of the shooting victims, including two of the people killed, were teenagers. The most recent fatality happened about 12:50 a.m. (1:50 a.m. ET) Sunday, when a man was shot and killed in the Lawndale neighborhood. Damian Barnes, 22, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle when a gunman…

TLC New Reality Show ” Best Funeral Ever”:  Disrespectful to Black People?

TLC New Reality Show ” Best Funeral Ever”: Disrespectful to Black People?

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The world of reality TV appears to be a trial-and-error situation, and TLC is taking a major leap with its latest show, Best Funeral Ever. Showcasing the extravagance behind certain Black funerals which are more of a celebration than a time for mourning, it’s newest program is a conversation piece—if nothing else. Clips from the program, teased on the TODAY show Friday (Jan. 5) find mourners doing things from eating ribs…

3 Teens Charged With Capital Murder For Killing Over Air Jordan Sneakers

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A young man has lost his life, which is sad to hear, but it is made worse by hearing that the killing was over a pair of sneakers. Those who have both children and money may need to reconsider whether their money will be spent on shoes which some have called overpriced or if they will encourage their children to put the money they give them towards their education or…

Sandy Hook Students Head Back To School On Thursday For The First Time After Three Weeks

Sandy Hook Students Head Back To School On Thursday For The First Time After Three Weeks

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Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where the students’ desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. Families have been coming in to see the new school, and an open house is scheduled for Wednesday. An army of workers has been getting the school ready, painting, moving…

Hundreds of Americans Now Selling Their Guns After Recent Tragedy

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According to the Huffington Post, the recent tragedy in Connecticut involving a shooting at an elementary school has led to millions of people reconsidering how they view gun ownership.  As evidence of this phenomenon, they cite hundreds of Americans who have chosen to participate in gun buyback programs. In major cities across America, gun buybacks had been previously scheduled, but the level of participation was off the charts this week….

Desperate Maybe? George Zimmerman Offering His Autograph In Exchange For Money

Desperate Maybe? George Zimmerman Offering His Autograph In Exchange For Money

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George Zimmerman is planning to increase his fundraising efforts in an attempt to raise more money to cover his legal fees. As an extra incentive, Zimmerman will send out “thank you” notes to anyone who donates, which will include his handwritten signature. The 29-year-old won’t be tried for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin until next June, but will launch an early push to elicit extra donations his attorney, Mike…

Dallas Police Lieutenant Suspended For Moonlighting As A Gangsta Rapper

Dallas Police Lieutenant Suspended For Moonlighting As A Gangsta Rapper

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A lieutenant in the Dallas Police Department has been suspended after bosses found out about her second career as a gangsta rapper. Dallas Police Lt. Regina Smith, the widow of an officer killed in duty, is on administrative leave over the contents of two videos which show her dressed in provocative clothing and firing her gun. In one video Smith performs as her hip hop alter ego ‘Lucille Baller.’ ‘Don’t…

Man Involved in Deadly Shootout with Police Alleges Racial Profiling

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Earl Sipp survived a shootout with New Orleans police after a traffic stop in March but his brother Justin Sipp was killed in the unfortunate incident. Sipp accused the officer who pulled him over of racial profiling, arguing that the ticket he got for driving with a suspended license should be thrown out. Sipp contends that officer Jason Giroir had no probable cause to stop him. In a written brief,…

Dwayne Wade talks about his mother's addiction in his new book titled "A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball." He reveres his father as a savior for stepping in to raise him while his mother battled her drug addiction.

NBA Star Dwyane Wade Talks Mother’s Drug Addiction and Father’s Accountability

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has penned a book titled “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball,” in which he vividly describes his mother’s addiction to heroin and his sister’s role in stepping into his life and removing him from the drug deals and police raids in Chicago by taking him to his father’s home in a suburban city outside of Chicago. The book is the first…

Jennifer Hudson To Star In New Movie

Jennifer Hudson To Star In New Movie

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After the conviction of William Balfour, the man responsible for killing several members of her family, Jennifer Hudson is ready to go back to work.  Hudson has been cast for the film “Lullaby,” a dramatic comedy directed by Andrew Levitas.  This will be the first film ever directed by Levitas, so landing Hudson for the film was a huge success. The film is about a son and his estranged father….