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Advertisers Make New Play on Racial Stereotyping Using The Word “Honky”

Advertisers Make New Play on Racial Stereotyping Using The Word “Honky”

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For years people have tried to find a slur for white Americans as evocative and offensive as the N-word is for African-Americans. And, frankly, there aren’t many classics to choose from. Honky, whitey, cracker, hillbilly: They all fall flat. The problem is, “white” refers to so many different types of people that a reference to it as skin color has no negative historical relevance in this country. Sure, calling someone…

16 Year Old Kimani Gray Killed By NYPD Was Shot Three Times in Back and Four In Front

16 Year Old Kimani Gray Killed By NYPD Was Shot Three Times in Back and Four In Front

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Hate crime or Unfortunate event? The details of the shooting and killing of 16 year old Kimani Gray are still foggy. But the odds are not in the NYPD’s favor, who seem to have shot an innocent teenager. According to Gawker: Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who was killed in Brooklyn on Saturday night by two plainclothes police officers, was shot seven times: four in the front, three in the back….

Anthony Mackie Is Slated To Be Marvel Comic's first African American Superhero named "Falcon" In "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Meet Sam Wilson/The Falcon: Marvel Comic’s First African-American Superhero, Played By Anthony Mackie

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Now that the next wave of Marvel movies featuring the superheroes from The Avengers are gearing up, America’s most loyal citizen, Captain America, has an August 4, 2014 opening date for his sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Accompanying him will be Marvel Comic’s first African-American superhero. His name is Sam Wilson, but he’s also known as The Falcon. Sam Wilson/The Falcon was introduced by Stan Lee and Gene Colan in Captain America issue…

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Confident that State Charges Are Forthcoming

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Confident that State Charges Are Forthcoming

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    An attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin said Saturday he expects that state charges will be filed against the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot dead the unarmed black teenager. Attorney Daryl Parks, in an interview by Skype with the board of the National Association of Black Journalists, said the family and its attorneys met Thursday with officials from the U.S. Justice Department. “I think the focus is not…

Sanford Police Chief ‘Temporarily’ Steps Down

Sanford Police Chief ‘Temporarily’ Steps Down

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  SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The embattled police chief at the center of a fatal neighborhood watch shooting temporarily stepped down Thursday, saying he had become a distraction to the investigation. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee has been heavily criticized after his officers decided not to arrest George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot an unarmed black teen to death on Feb. 26. “As a former homicide investigator, a…

‘The Million Hoodie March’ for Trayvon

‘The Million Hoodie March’ for Trayvon

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  NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida told demonstrators in New York they will keep fighting to get justice for their son. “My son did not deserve to die,” Tracy Martin said Wednesday after thanking the hundreds of people who participated in a march in the teenager’s memory, a sign of growing outrage over the…

‘F***ing C***ns’: Zimmerman uttered racial slur to 911 before shooting Trayvon Martin

‘F***ing C***ns’: Zimmerman uttered racial slur to 911 before shooting Trayvon Martin

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    Police investigating the February shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a neighbourhood watchman admitted today investigators may have missed a racial slur by the gunman during his 911 call moments before the killing. In a call to dispatchers released at the weekend, George Zimmerman can be heard muttering what sounds like ‘f***ing c**ns’ under his breath as he followed 17-year-old shooting victim Trayvon Martin, police say….

Oprah Cancels Friend’s Show

Oprah Cancels Friend’s Show

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    Oprah’s OWN Network announced Saturday that it will be canceling production of Rosie O’Donnell’s daily talk show. What talk show? Exactly. In its five months on the air, The Rosie Show has never earned sizable ratings — beginning at only 500,000 viewers and plummeting to an average of 230,000. Oprah released a statement on the decision. I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me…

Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Rev. Al Sharpton To Hold Rally In Support Of Trayvon Martin

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    The furor surrounding the slaying of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in a gated Florida suburb shows no signs of calming down any time soon. Many high profile media personalities have voiced outrage over the case and have called for the arrest of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The latest voice to join the cry is Rev. Al Sharpton, who announced that he will travel to the town of…

Bobbi Kristina shows off diamond ‘engagement ring’ while out and about with ‘fiance’ Nick Gordon

Bobbi Kristina shows off diamond ‘engagement ring’ while out and about with ‘fiance’ Nick Gordon

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They are said to not care what anybody thinks about their controversial relationship. And Bobbi Kristina and her rumoured ‘fiance’ and ‘adoptive brother’ Nick Gordon have once again defied their critiques by stepping out hand-in-hand over the weekend. The 19-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston showed off a huge diamond on her engagement finger amid controversial rumors that Nick has popped the question. Kristina was spotted leaving an AT&T store with…

10 Facts You May Not Know about the TV Show, “Good Times”

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Good Times was that show that all of us knew better than we know our own relatives.  Most of us can sing the theme song even without knowing all the words, and if I were to walk into a room and say the words “damn, damn, damn!” you would know EXACTLY what scene I was talking about. But here is a short list of interesting tidbits about the show that…

A Mother’s Cries On The “View” Brings Missing Home After Six Months

A Mother’s Cries On The “View” Brings Missing Home After Six Months

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A 16-year-old girl who was missing from her home in the Bronx, New York, for six months was found safe after her mother appeared on ‘The View.’ Mishell-Nicole DiAmonde Green was discovered at a shelter for victims of violence after an anonymous viewer called the Black and Missing Foundation February 24. She was reunited with her family shortly after the tip. It’s unknown, though, what happened to Mishell-Nicole or where…

Whitney Houston was suppose to be Clive Davis date for Saturday night’s pre-Grammy party

Whitney Houston was suppose to be Clive Davis date for Saturday night’s pre-Grammy party

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Whitney Houston was record mogul Clive Davis’ masterpiece, and she died in the hours leading up to what was to be a night together at his famed pre-Grammy Awards party. She was even to be Davis’ date at the bash, sources said. The famed music executive found her as a teenager and molded her into a chart-busting superstar. He stood by her through deep declines, marital woes and worse, and…

Madonna Having A Hard Time Getting Over M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Bird Flip

Madonna Having A Hard Time Getting Over M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Bird Flip

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    M.I.A.’s Super Bowl middle finger stunt has really got Madonna’s upset. “I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative,” the singer complained to Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM show this morning. “It’s one of the those things, it’s such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do…there was such a…

Former White House Intern Says JFK Took Her Virginity

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A retired church worker has revealed how John F Kennedy took her virginity during a debauched 18-month affair while she was a teenage White House intern. Mimi Alford says she felt powerless to resist the late U.S. president as he pulled her into ‘Mrs Kennedy’s room’ and seduced her on his wife’s bed. Other claims in her newly published autobiography include that he made her inhale a sex drug during…