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Dr. Cornel West responds to Michael Eric Dyson and it’s interesting


In an exclusive interview with Laura Flanders of GritTV, Dr. Cornel West finally opens up about Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s criticism of him in the pages of The New Republic. As Flanders notes, Dyson “tried to school” West on “how to criticize Obama.” When asked by Flanders what was wrong with Dyson’s approach, West replied, “He can have the approach ...

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Byron Allen on the Black Community: “We’ve Been Positioned to Fail, This is Economic Genocide”

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Media mogul Byron Allen’s recent comments about President Obama, calling him a “white president in blackface”, triggered a great deal of debate this week. Appearing on The Carl Nelson Show on Thursday, Allen didn’t back down from his criticisms, and explained why his lawsuit against Comcast may be just the beginning, not the end. During the interview, Allen cautioned blacks ...

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Pastor shot in drive-by right in front of his church

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By Michal Ortner On Sunday, May 24, the Rev. Dr. Augustus Sealy was shot as he placed Memorial Day flags outside of his church, First Church of the Nazarene in Hartford, Connecticut. The shots were fired at around 6 a.m., impacting Sealy twice in his left leg and once in the left shoulder. After receiving several 911 phone calls, police ...

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Elderly man says cops busted into his house and broke his hip


April V. Taylor Eighty two year old Herman Crisp has filed a lawsuit against a local Texas police department for excessive force after he says that officers stormed into his home and used excessive force, causing him to suffer a broken hip. Adding insult to injury, Crisp says that Georgetown deputies refused to render any aid or even call for ...

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Experts say dating apps are causing major STD outbreaks


April V. Taylor Hookup dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr have made it extremely simple and easy for men and women to find someone to find a person to casually hookup with, making it almost as easy as checking email. A new study is being used to blame a recent rise in STD infection rates on these hookup dating ...

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Two stepbrothers shot by a white police officer calls for investigation


By Robert Stitt On Thursday, African-American stepbrothers Andre Thompson and Bryson Chaplin were shot by a White police officer, Ryan Donald of Olympia, Washington. Thompson was last reported to be in serious condition, while Chaplin was in critical condition, according to NewsOne. Donald was called to investigate the attempted theft of beer from a local supermarket by two Black male ...

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Teacher accused of raping a student now wants her job back


By Victor O. A Brooklyn female teacher who was arrested and charged in 2011 for drugging and raping a middle school boy is demanding to have her job back after being cleared of all the charges brought against her. The teacher, Claudia Tillery, has filed a suit in the Manhattan Supreme Court to protest her dismissal by the Department of ...

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Blacks Are Still Losing Ground as Government Jobs Vanish

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As states began to enact layoffs due to budgetary constraints brought about by the recession, public sector employees began losing their jobs. Among those hit hardest by the disappearance of public sector jobs were women and black men. AllGov reports that there are half a million fewer public sector jobs than at this time in 2007. “Roughly one in five ...

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Doshon Farad speaks with Roland Martin about Cleveland cop acquittal

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In this interview below, Doshon Farad from Your Black World speaks about the acquittal of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo for the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Thousands marched and rallied in protest after the acquittal, claiming that this decision by Judge John P. O’Donnell continues a prolonged pattern of racist abuse against the citizens of the city. ...

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Man Turns the Tables on a Would-Be Carjacker

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A normal afternoon shopping turned into anything but normal for Hashim Fannin of Atlanta, GA. After placing his vehicle into park in the parking lot of a northwest Atlanta Family Dollar store, Mr. Fannin’s doors automatically unlocked and a would-be carjacker slipped into his front seat. According to police reports, 61-year old Edgar Horn then asked the car owner, “You ...

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