Black Men

Kevin Hart Donates $250,000 To His Hometown School District

He may be funny, but his dedication to education is no joke. One of the most prominent black comedians on the rise today has made a noble move to donate $250,000 to his hometown’s school district after the city suffered tremendous budget cuts. Kevin Hart, born and raised in Philadelphia, PA says he is blessed enough to be in a ...

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Left Eye’s Ex-Boyfriend, Andre Rison Warns Young Athletes about How He Went Broke

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris “By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress;  within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.” (Sports Illustrated) That quote from the Sports Illustrated series Broke is a sobering reality for athletes living the high life during their lucrative ...

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CeeLo Green’s Plea Bargain That May Help Him Avoid Jail Time

by Barry Burch Jr. When the hit show, The Voice switches to its live round, hopefully, platinum selling recording artist CeeLo Green will be out of the drug drama that he is now in.   It sure would be awkward to have such an embarrassing and less than admirable thing over your head while trying to judge a famous music competition.    Though virtually nothing will take ...

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Chris Brown Enters Rehab With Hopes to “Gain Focus”

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Less than 24 hours after having his felony assault charge dropped down to a misdemeanor, R&B trouble magnet Chris Brown checked in to an undisclosed rehab facility in Los Angeles. Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, is very adamant that Brown’s rehab stint is not “an admission of guilt” in the D.C. case, in which he allegedly pμnched Parker Adams, 20, ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Decoding Jay-Z… Again

By: Dr. Samori Swygert Jay-Z needs to rethink this one.   My intent is not to berate and lambast him, but things should be placed in proper perspective.  First, Jay-Z is not the person or individuals responsible for racially profiling or harassing the young African American patrons inside Barneys.  The New York Police Department and Barneys need to take ownership of that.  HOWEVER, ...

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After 17 Years in Prison, Judge Overturns Sentence of Wrongly Convicted Man

A New Jersey man is set to walk free after spending 17 years in prison. Gerard Richardson was convicted of mµrdering a 19 year old drug dealer in 1996 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Thanks to assistance from the Innocence Project, a  Superior Court judge has overturned Richardson’s conviction and set bail at $5,000. DNA test results provided ...

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Macy’s Also Being Sued for Profiling Black People

By: Britt L Not even a week after the racist Barney’s fiasco, another victim has come forth with a complaint against Macy’s; this time, it’s an actor. According to The New York Post, HBO series Treme actor Robert Brown, has filled a civil suit for an unidentified amount of cash against the luxury manufacturer and the NYPD, allegedly stating that he was unlawfully ...

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Meet Terrence Henry: The 20-Year-Old Medical Student

By: Britt L The highest performing student in his class for CAPE Unit Two A Level exams, an award winning debater, and an aspiring pediatrician. Who’s this extraordinary over achiever? Meet Terrence Henry, a 20-year-old natural sciences major from Jamaica. Always infatuated with the workings of the inner body, Henry thought to dabble in the profession of medicine. While his ...

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