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This brother broke out of the prison system and now he’s a PhD

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Dr. Sheldon Land is an ex-convict who got out of prison and obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and phd. He then started the Not for Profit organization LandMindz.Org. An organization that uses art and drama as an therapeutic tool for homeless people and people returning citizens of mass incarceration. Here is speaks with Dr ...

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Charles Barkley wooed with $1700 of wine and tequila to stay on TNT

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Charles Barkley‘s contract was up for renewal at Turner Sports and the retired NBA Hall of Famer was reportedly considering leaning away from signing. Not only did Barkley re-sign with Turner Sports, he signed an extension through the 2024-25 NBA Season.  In an effort to keep all the parts of the their wildly popular Inside the ...

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Olympic star says today’s athletes are too materialistic

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Reported by Victor Ochieng Bob Beamon (pictured) is a respected figure in the athletics world. He’s best known for his 1968 Mexico Olympics record that stayed untouched for more than 20 years and was only broken by Mike Powell in 1991. What many people may not know is that Beamon had his prime at a time when racism was rife ...

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NFL player’s wife says boss told her not to marry a black man

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it – whoever thinks that racism has ended because there’s a Black President in the White House isn’t playing with a full deck. In addition to this, whoever dares to say that sexism and sexual harassment has ended in the workplace is obviously living on another planet. The truth of the matter is ...

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Why did media ignore Malcolm X’s 90th birthday? YBW readers sound off

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One of the greatest leaders in American history, Malcolm X, had his 90th birthday on May 19th, 2015.  Unfortunately, most media outlets offered little-to-no coverage of Malcolm or what he gave to the African American community.  Malcolm’s message of black economic empowerment, self-education and political autonomy has been dwarfed by a broader message of assimilation as the cure for all ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: Bill O’Reilly is a racist – why do we legitimize him?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this video, I ask a very simple question: Given that most of us know that Fox News tells lies and half-truths on a regular basis, bashes black people without apology and fans the fire of racial hatred, why do black public figures, scholars and commentators continue to legitimize the network at all? ...

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John Legend’s latest project sets him apart from do-nothing black celebrities

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Reported by Michal Ortner John Legend, award-winning recording artist, is now taking on the role of executive producer for the documentary, “Southern Rites.” The film is being directed by Gillian Laub and is based on the issue of segregation in the South, particularly at Georgia high school proms. The film also shares the story of Justin Patterson’s death. Patterson was ...

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911 caller says NBA player was being attacked by his wife on th road

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By Victor O. Police have revealed that they were recently called to intervene between Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kendrick Perkins and his wife after the couple became involved in a heated exchange on the side of a road in Westlake, Ohio. An anonymous individual made a 911 call after allegedly seeing Perkin and his spouse, Vanity, involved in an altercation on ...

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