• CDC: 1 in 5 Women is Raped in Her Lifetime

        Incidences of sexual violence, physical violence from an intimate partner and stalking may be far more widespread in the U.S. than many people think: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey finds that nearly one in five women has been raped in her lifetime, one in four has experienced serious physical violence from an intimate partner at some point in her life and one in six has been a victim of stalking. Men have been victimized as well: About one in seven reports an intimate partner has been physically violent and one in 19 has been the...

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  • “The Help” Leads Nominations for SAG Awards

    The Deep South drama “The Help” cleaned up with four nominations Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among them honors for Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer. The adaptation of the best-selling novel also was nominated for best ensemble cast, along with the silent film “The Artist,” the wedding comedy “Bridesmaids,” the family drama “The Descendants” and the romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris.” The nominations are among the first major honors on the long road to the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. The SAG list of contenders and Golden Globe nominees that will be announced Thursday help sort out...

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  • Kris Humphries’ Ultimatum: Give Me A Pay Raise Or I’ll Sue!

    Kris Humphries believes he's the real entertainment factor on Kourtney and Kim Take New York.  According to Radar Online, Kris wants his $28,500 per episode salary doubled to $50,000 and will retaliate by suing the cable network if they don't adhere to his demands. SOURCE

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  • Homeless Man Steals Credit Card For A Pedicure

    Imagine you were homeless and you happened upon a credit card. What would your first purchase be? First month’s rent on a new pad? No? How about a pedicure? That was the reaction of Jonah Lee Troutman in Volusia County, Florida. Troutman, a 27-year-old homeless man with prior arrests for petty theft and loitering, found… Read More

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  • Man Crashes Car Through Store, Trying To Kill Girlfriend [VIDEO]

        A crazed Tennessee man was trying to run over his girlfriend when he rammed his pickup truck through a convenience store, nearly killing the shop’s owner, local authorities said. Security cameras inside the Columbia Market in Columbia, Tenn., caught the harrowing attack on tape. SEE VIDEO BELOW Laquisha Dansby, 37, was running for her life from her unhinged beau, Erik Whitaker, 40, who was chasing her in his vehicle, when she ran into the Columbia Market in Columbia, Tenn., last Friday. As the footage showed, Whitaker plowed his truck through the store’s glass front, crushing owner Surendra Patel...

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  • Madam Prezident: Tyler Perry’s Official Trailer to New Film, “Good Deeds”

    From Madam Prezident. Tyler Perry never stops working, Although many people have been discussing the Marriage Counselor he has another movie that will probably be at the top of the charts when it debuts February 2012!  Go ahead Mr. Perry MAKE THAT MONEY! Click here to watch        

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  • Thousands of migratory birds make crash landing in Cedar City

        CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – A flock of tens of thousands of Eared Grebes mistook the Utah town of Cedar City for a lake late Monday night and crash landed during a winter snow storm killing hundreds of the migrating birds. Residents said the sky rained birds in Iron County about 11:30 p.m. Monday as the water-based Eared Grebes slammed into streets and parking lots all over town. “They get down through the clouds and see a lawn that is covered with snow or a parking lot that is covered with snow with lights on it...

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  • Malcolm X’s Daughter Goes to Jail for Failing to Repay a Debt

    Your Black Woman reports. Malikah Shabazz , the youngest daughter of  Malcolm X , has been sent to jail for failing to repay an elderly woman she robbed.  Shabazz was sent to jail by a judge in Queens who’d told her that she would be incarcerated if she failed to make the payments that were due to the woman.  Shabazz was convicted of stealing $55,000 from the woman by defrauding her. Read more on YourBlackWoman.com

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  • President Obama Officially Ends the War in Iraq

    Your Black World reports.     President Obama has officially ended the Iraq War.  Unlike the “Mission Accomplished” message from President Bush back in 2003, the president seems poised to see this war truly come to an end.  The finish is a mixed victory for the United States, as the US military has been unable… [Continue Reading]

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  • What to Make of HBCU Hazing? A Black Scholar Speaks Out

    Professor James Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and an Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University .  He has a great deal to say about the recent hazing incidents at Florida A&M University .  In recent weeks, a student by the name of Robert Champion , died during a hazing ritual for the FAMU Marching 100 band.  Since that time, the band director has been fired , the band’s activities have been suspended and Florida authorities are now claiming that other acts of fraud have been committed on the FAMU campus. The incident leads many black scholars and...

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  • Some Americans are Too Poor for Bankruptcy

        Matt and Toni used their credit cards when times were good to buy furniture and otherwise set up their new household. They assumed they would keep earning enough money to pay off their debts. But Toni, a home health aide, had stretches of unemployment between clients, so they starting using the cards to pay their other bills. She took six months off when she had a baby, putting them further behind. Instead of rising, the couple’s income is about half of what it was a few years ago, said Matt, who works for the state of Washington. Meanwhile,...

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  • Chris Paul Gets Traded to the LA Clippers in Blockbuster Deal

    Chris Paul will supply the Los Angeles Clippers with so much more than alley-oop passes to Blake Griffin when he arrives in Hollywood on Thursday night. A bold trade for New Orleans’ superstar point guard on Wednesday just might alter the entire sports world’s perception of the Clippers. After managing just six winning seasons in their first 41 years of existence, the bumbling Clippers suddenly look slick and scintillating after swinging arguably the biggest trade in franchise history, giving them two of the NBA’s elite players and a capable supporting cast. Outfoxing the Lakers and thrilling their long-suffering fans, Los...

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