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Former High School Track Star Gunned Down in Detroit

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Family members of a former track star are searching for answers after the young man’s life was cυt short last week. Dakarie McKinnie, 20, was gunned down Friday night after leaving work and heading to his girlfriend’s house. His mother, Laverne McKinnie, attributes her son’s death to the breakdown of society. “It’s just not enough love and respect in this world anymore,” said McKinnie. “My child is gone and these…

Why Do Prisoners at Guantanamo Have Air Conditioning but Not U.S. Inmates?

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Suspected terrοrists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are housed inside a facility that is air conditioned. In a Texas prison, however, there is no air conditioning and several prisoners have dιed due to heat related ailments. Texas inmates have filed a lawsuit over the lack of air conditioning in their facility, which has led to the deαths of 12 prisoners over the past three years, CNN reports. The Texas Civil Rights…

The Life Story Of Usher (Full Movie)

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    Usher, born Usher Raymond IV, is an R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and entrepreneur. Usher was born in Dallas, Texas but grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has been married once and has two sons.   Usher’s first experiences with performing include joining a local R&B quintet, NuBeginnings, at age 11. He competed on Star Search at age 13 which landed him an audition with L.A. Reid who…

Present & Unaccounted for: Black Women in Medicine

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This is a message that you might find inspiring.  From Youtube: The Inspiration: In December of 2010, I was introduced to two amazing women: Doris Wethers, one of the first black women to attend Yale Medical School, and Beatrix Hamburg, the first woman to graduate from Yale Medical School. These experiences planted the seed of conception for Present and Unaccounted For: Black Women in Medicine. This documentary does more than…

Jimmy Carter Says The US Doesn’t Care About Inequality

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III On Tuesday night, former President Jimmy Carter spoke out against the inequalities faced within the African-American community. Marking the 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas, Carter reiterated ‘too many people are at ease with black unemployment rates that exceed the national average and schools in some places that he described as basically still segregated.’ Carter was the first speaker at the…

Slain Texas Man’s Family Starts Petition To Get Federal Investigation

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By Glenda Warren In an effort to get a thorough investigation into the suspicious death of Alfred Wright in Sabine County, TX, his family has started a petition on ColorofChange.org asking the Department of Justice, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to make the investigation into Alfred Wright’s death and the ill-handling of his case by Sabine County Sheriff’s Department a priority. Wright, a 29 year…

Kevin Hart Visits President Obama

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By Brandon Simmons With all of the seriousness the President has faced this year, the Obamas received a little holiday laughs to finish their year. Recently comedian Kevin Hart visited the White House with and shared the experience with his Instagram followers. Hart, accompanied by girlfriend Eniko Parrish, visited the over  200-year-old residence that has housed 44 Presidents of the United States. A place full of history, the “Laugh at…

George Stinney: He Got the Death Penalty at 14-Years Old, but Did He Do It?

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June 16th, 1944 will remain an infamous day in the legal history of the United States. It was on that day that, at 7:30 P.M., a young black boy of just 14 years was executed by electric chair. His name was George Stinney. Although it wasn’t uncommon for teenagers to be executed at the time (a 16 year-old in Florida and another four 17 year-olds from Mississippi, Ohio, Texas and…

George Zimmerman Pulled Over in Texas with a Gun in the Car

George Zimmerman Pulled Over in Texas with a Gun in the Car

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If there were ever a state that might welcome a gun-totting man who is best-known for chasing down and killing a black teenager, that state might be Texas.  This is also a state that loves its guns and hates anyone who tries to take them away. The media is reporting that Zimmerman was caught speeding through the state of Texas as recently as Sunday.  His family has been mum about…

Congrats: Kevin Durant Gets Engaged to WNBA Player Monica Wright

Congrats: Kevin Durant Gets Engaged to WNBA Player Monica Wright

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By: Madam Prezident Congrats to Kevin Durant’ and Minnesota Lynx point guard Monica Wright on their new engagement. Who said, black love didn’t exist? I can honestly say, this engagement takes me by surprise because he was supposedly dating former R&B singer Letoya Luckett during the time of the olympics. Now, he’s engaged to Monica. It’s possible Kevin Durant could have had his hand in two cookie jars- Either way,…

Raising Cane’s Is Offering A Lifetime Of Free Chicken Fingers To Dwight Howard

Raising Cane’s Is Offering A Lifetime Of Free Chicken Fingers To Dwight Howard

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By: Madam Prezident  Slim thug was recruiting Dwight Howard via twitter, now this.  Slim Thug recently began tweeting Dwight Howard about playing for the Houston Rockets. He tried to entice Mr. Howard by letting him know he can buy an expensive home in Texas for cheap, and he informed him that he would hook him up with some ‘hoes.’ Slim Thug is tacky, and Dwight Howard would be a ‘not…

Rick Ross Is Being Sued For 3 Unpaid Rolexes

Rick Ross Is Being Sued For 3 Unpaid Rolexes

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By: Madam Prezident It seems as if Maybach king isn’t paying his debt. I can’t imagine why Rick Ross wouldn’t pay for his Rolexes.  According to this lawsuit from Johnny’s Custom Jewelry, Rick Ross got 3 watches from the company and hasn’t paid for one.  Reports show that Mr. Ross were given the watches in 2012. We know Mr. Ross has the money to pay the bill, the question is-Why…

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

Wow: Clarence Thomas Compares Affirmative Action to Jim Crow Laws

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Black Folk and Clarence Thomas have a rough relationship. I remember being a middle school student listening to the conversation between two African American teachers, and I overheard one of my teachers call Clarence Thomas an ‘Uncle Tom’.  At that time I had no idea what exactly that meant, but over time I learned what that meant. It’s very odd to hear, or witness Clarence Thomas compare Affirmative Action to…

Kelly Rowland Calls Beyonce “a Slob”

Kelly Rowland Calls Beyonce “a Slob”

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Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out if Kelly is Beyoncé’s friend or enemy. But we are going to assume that they are friends and just leave it at that. But you have to wonder, with Kelly admitting that she was jealous of Beyoncé, if there is some kind of sisterly rivalry thing going on. Also, is there a color complex?  Kelly is dark and lovely, but Beyoncé is light and bright,…

List of States with Worst Student Loan Problems

List of States with Worst Student Loan Problems

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Student loan debts are a serious problem in the United States.  Debt levels have passed the one trillion dollar mark, and most of the debts end up in default.  This is a concern for those who worry about the future of the US economy.  Many of these young people are going to die in debt.  A total of 11.7 percent of all student loans are more than 90 days overdue….