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Pres. Obama Shares Warm Thoughts, Memories In Tribute to B.B. King

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Reported by Robert Stitt On Friday, May 15, blues legend B.B. King died in Las Vegas, NV. He was 89. The Mississippi native’s reign as the “King of the Blues” lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries. Throughout his career, King evolved with the times to incorporate contemporary trends and influences without straying from his Delta blues roots. ...

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Chicago Politicians Detest Spike Lee’s Forthcoming Politically-Charged Film


Reported by Robert Stitt There has long been a love-hate relationship between Hollywood and the political halls of power. When stars use their influence to promote an agenda in line with the political leadership, things could not be better. But the moment that a once-favored celebrity promotes a viewpoint that is different from those of the politicians, the love quickly ...

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Al Sharpton’s Eldest Daughter Sues NYC For $5M

NEW YORK - JUNE 14:  Dominique Sharpton and Reverend Al Sharpton pose for a photo on the red carpet at the 2010 Apollo Theater Spring Benefit Concert & Awards Ceremony at The Apollo Theater on June 14, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Al Sharpton;Dominique Sharpton

Reported by Victor O Dominique Sharpton, eldest daughter of civil rights activist Al Sharpton, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the city of New York, demanding $5 million in damages after falling in a city street and spraining her ankle last year. Dominique claimed in the lawsuit that she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” after stumbling over a bumpy ...

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White Biker Gang Massive Brawl That Left 9 Dead Described as “Rumble” by White Media

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by Yvette Carnell It seems that whenever the black community riots, the right wing media goes into overdrive blaming cultural deficiencies within the black community. Meanwhile, the mainstream media wastes no time interviewing members of the right wing press, or pseudo-scientists, in a pretend effort to get to the bottom of the supposed failings of the black community. However, when ...

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Esteemed Scholar, Educator Killed In Devastating Amtrak Train Wreck

Derrick Griffith the dean of student affairs at Medgar Evers College in New York City

Reported by Robert Stitt On the evening of Tuesday, May 12, the engine and all seven cars of the Amtrak Northeast Regional train 188 jumped off the rails as it rounded a curve in Philadelphia. An NTSB report that released Wednesday claimed “[the train] was traveling at 106 miles per hour along a sharp curve where the speed limit is ...

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Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Loses Teeth at Event in South Carolina


Reported by Victor Kam Dr. Ben Carson, who hopes to be the next President of the United States, lost teeth while enjoying a meal in South Carolina. He did not appear to be eating any hard foods, as his meal at Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville consisted of scrambled eggs, grits and ham biscuits. He became aware of the ...

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Dr Roosevelt Mitchell III: Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill is disrespectful

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Some people are voting that Harriet Tubman should be on the $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson. But not everyone agrees. Roosevelt Mitchell, aka “The Disability Scholar,” says that putting Tubman on the twenty disrespects her legacy and fails to represent the scope of her contribution to the black community and to the world. Check out his video and tell ...

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Kennesaw State: Student accused of harassment for wanting to see his advisor

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III You’ve heard the phrase “driving while Black.” Now, you’re about to become familiar with a new phrase, “waiting while Black.” No matter how an individual wants to package it, the idea that Blacks are looked down upon and treated as second-class citizens by so many is still real and relevant. On the campus of Kennesaw ...

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