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Oregon was founded with a “No blacks allowed” sign at the border

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By Angela L. Braden People think of the south as being the primary region of the country in which racism was allowed to live and rule.  What many people do not know is that racism was unleashed in other parts of the country as well.  Oregon, one of our nation’s youngest states, was founded with racist principles that made it illegal for ... Read More »

The nation’s top enlisted Marine is now a black man

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By Nigel Boys Following in the footsteps of Edgar Huff, who became the first black man to hold the position as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps in 1955, Ronald L. Green, who has 31 years of experience, was announced as the next Sergeant Major this week by Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. The Commandant of the Marine Corps announced ... Read More »

Are light-skinned women victims of discrimination?

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There has been a lot of debate recently about colorism, specifically whether or not light skinned Black women have experiences that are just as painful, scarring and conflicting as those of dark skinned Black women. The catalyst for these conversations has been a new documentary by producer Bill Duke. Duke’s 2012 documentary “Dark Girls” explored the experiences of living in ... Read More »

Hundreds of Inmates Died In Florida Prisons In 2014

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While many people are aware of the fact that no other country in the world imprisons a larger percentage of its population than the United States, what many people do not realize is that hundreds of people die in U.S. prisons through tragic and violent circumstances that are completely preventable. These deaths are happening at unprecedented levels, often times at ... Read More »

Charges Dropped For California Rapper Arrested Over Rap Lyrics After 8 Months In Jail

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Brandon Duncan, a local California rapper who goes by the name “Tiny Doo”, can breathe a lot easier now that a judge has dropped conspiracy charges against him after spending eight months behind bars for his song lyrics. Duncan’s attorney, Brian Watkins, told 10News, “His spirits are up now,” said Watkins. “It’s been a terrible situation ... Read More »

BOSS Sports | Chris Brown’s Probation Revoked Over Club Shootings

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Chris Brown may be headed back to jail after having his probation revoked from the Rihanna case. This is due, in part, because he was present at two separate nightclubs where people inside were shot and officials are expressing concern about more shootings.  Chris Brown was not implicated or connected to any of the shootings which ... Read More »

Legendary WNBA Player Makes Headlines Again as Coach of College Team

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Reported by Dr. Sinclair Grey III Dawn Staley is considered one of the greatest point guards in women’s basketball history. The Philadelphia native and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer has had her University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball Team ranked number one. That’s right: The #1 team is not Baylor or Connecticut — it’s South Carolina. Transitioning from player to coach, Staley ... Read More »