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Elvis Presley: A White Man With A Black Soul

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Elvis Presley is known as “the King of Rock and Roll.”  His music made him one of the most prolific cultural icons of the 20th century.  His unique musical style was deeply influenced by his Southern roots.  Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and later moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his family where he began his music career in 1954. Some of Presley’s early experiences with black music and culture…

The Internet clowns LeBron James for crying after getting spanked

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LeBron James has been the subject of much ridicule after losing in high fashion to the San Antonio Spurs in just five games of a seven game series.   Social media can be cruel, and people have ripped into LeBron James for doing a whole lot more crying than winning. Images of James in tears during the last seconds of the final game have been passed around all throughout Twitter and…

Stubborn as a Mule Documentary Makes a Case For Reparations

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  “Stubborn As A Mule” is an internationally award winning documentary that has been ten years in the making about reparations produced and directed by Arcelious Daniels.  Miller Bargeron Jr. and Albert A. George Jr. also helped create the film. The documentary explores the historical, philosophical, physical, psychological, economic, and legal issues of slavery that support the case for reparations. The film also uses interviews with academics and intellectuals to…

Brandon Spikes Starts Twitter War With Patriot Fans

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By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III Many former NFL players have alluded to playing in the NFL as modern day slavery. While some have made this statement, many of their critics have sited the millions of dollars they’ve made in such a system. Within every professional sport, there’s organization, structure, and discipline. Each year, players are cut for one reason or another. Let’s face it – it’s a business. Some…

Judge Won’t Let Chris Brown Out Of Custody

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert The legal troubles for singer Chris Brown are far from over. Brown’s assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington, DC rejected a request to dismiss. Lawyers for the Grammy award winning singer had argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, said prosecutors used the grand jury to “freeze” the testimony…

What If Romeo And Juliet Were A Mixed Race Couple?

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By April Taylor For anyone who has ever wanted to see the Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet, thegrio.com is reporting that Screenvision and Broadway HD have partnered to bring the production to 2,000 movie theaters in the United States.  The production will be available for viewing February 13 –19 just in time for Valentine’s Day. In an attempt to bring Broadway productions to those who would not normally see them,…

Denzel Washington Turns Down Offer to Play Michael Jackson’s Killer Doctor Conrad Murray

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Just like George Zimmerman repeatedly getting arrested for pointing guns at people, I just don’t think disgraced cardiologist Conrad Murray ‘gets it’.  Murray, 60, was released three weeks ago after serving time surrounding the death of the King of Pop after he injected the star with a fatal dose of the anesthetic Propofol. Murray has been shopping around a screenplay about his disastrous relationship with Michael Jackson, and not surprisingly…

With Diabetes Diagnosis and After Leaving “Biggest Loser,” Ruben Studdard Sheds 104 Pounds

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by Liku K. American Idol fans will always remember the voice of Ruben Studdard who crooned his way to the top of the immensely popular show’s second season. Since then, Studdard, as a successful R&B, pop and gospel singer, has been a nominee for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards and has gone on to top various charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the…

Flashback to 96: TLC Does the Interview Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne Would Never Do

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The year 1996 was amazing for the legendary all-female group, TLC.  The group was at the height of their success,winning so many Grammy awards that all three ladies came to the post-show interview with two in each hand.   The reason this interview is so interesting is because it was an admittedly awkward, yet insightful conversation with the ladies that gives perspective on their success 17 years later. One really…

Halle Berry Marries Olivier Martinez In Paris

Halle Berry Marries Olivier Martinez In Paris

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By: Madam Prezident Halle Berry and her man Oliver Martinez have tied the knot. Congrats to them for their new journey as a married couple. Halle Berry has had several failed relationships. We’re hoping this marriage will last longer than her previous marriages. I realized something about Halle, It doesn’t matter how many relationships she has had, she doesn’t have a problem finding a man at all. What is Halle…

A Judge Ordered Meek Mill To Etiquette Classes ‘To Clean Up His Use Of Social Media’

A Judge Ordered Meek Mill To Etiquette Classes ‘To Clean Up His Use Of Social Media’

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By: Madam Prezident I guess you’re winning when the judge gives you the benefit of the doubt and force you to attend Etiquette courses. Well, Meek Mill has been ordered to take Etiquette classes. I’m not sure if this was a little slap on the hand for his probation violation, but it’s interesting. At what age should you know Etiquette? Mr. Mills pleaded his case to the judge, informing him…

Two Teens Make History After Being Named First Same-Sex ‘Cutest Couple’

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New milestones of social acceptance seem to be met every single day, and this particular story of the winners of a traditional high school superlative is no exception. Dylan Meehan and Brad Taylor made the risky decision to enter in the running for ‘cutest couple’ after a friend, Chelsea Blaney, approached the principal about them being considered for the category. Their supportive friend didn’t just stop there; Blaney also wants…

Tiger Woods Get Another Big Win, Tells His Critics that They are Wrong

Tiger Woods Get Another Big Win, Tells His Critics that They are Wrong

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Something happened to Tiger Woods when he was caught by his wife over three years ago.  He lost his swing, his swag and many of his endorsements.  It seemed that he was on the brink of retirement, since his life seemed to be falling apart in front of everyone.  But the sun is shining again on the career of Tiger Woods with a big win this week at the Players…

Fox Pulls ‘Family Guy’ Episode After Boston Marathon Bombing

Fox Pulls ‘Family Guy’ Episode After Boston Marathon Bombing

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Fox network has pulled an episode of Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” from websites in the wake of a viral parody clip that surfaced Tuesday, which joked about the Boston Marathon bombings. Per Reuters, a Fox representative confirmed that the episode in question, “Turban Cowboy,” has been yanked from both the network’s site and Hulu,. Executives have also reached out to YouTube to remove the episode from its video site. The…

Tiger Woods is the number one golfer again after finding love.

Tiger Woods Slammed for ‘Winning Takes Care of Everything’ Ad

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow Tiger Woods has landed in a little bit of hot water because of a recent ad that he did for Nike. In the ad, Woods is quoted saying: “Winning takes care of everything.” Many media outlets feel like those words send the wrong message. It makes one believe that an athlete can get past any situation — no matter how severe — as long as they…