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Suge Knight released from the hospital after being shot 6 times

Former Death Row Records CEO Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital Wednesday morning, according to his spokesman. Just three day prior to his release, Knight, 49, was shot five times in the stomach and once in the arm while attending Chris Brown’s pre-Video Music Awards party. Police obtained footage of the moment shots […]

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NYT Writer Calls Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly a Race Hustler

Bill O’Reilly often accuses people like Rev. Al Sharpton of being race hustlers, but the Fox News host engages in a bit of race hustling of his own, and New York Times columnist Charles Blow wasn’t afraid to admit as much. First Blow noted how O’Reilly contradicts himself when discussing the issue of white privilege. To that point, he quoted … Read More »



A Georgia mother who caused a scene at her child’s elementary school found herself behind bars after the outburst. Luarne Simmons, 25, allegedly cursed…


6-Week-Old Baby Kidnapped At Gunpoint

When children go missing, it’s always a tragedy.  Black children go missing every day and the media doesn’t always cover it. The mother of Delano Wilson, a 6-week-old baby boy who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Indianapolis Wednesday, has made an impassioned plea for his safe return. “Please, just please bring my baby back,” the […]

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Why some men are afraid to fall in love | Leroy Scott

By Leroy Scott One of the best things for a man to experience is being in love.  I know that men have gotten a bad wrap for not wanting to be in committed relationships and also for being unfaithful in most of their relationships, but when a man finds love, he is never the same. Love has the ability to … Read More »

“I’ll Put a Round in Your @ss So Quick,” Says Cop to Car Full of People

U.S. courts have traditionally upheld the right of citizens to record police, but that hasn’t stoppedpolice from abυsing and harassing people who record police interactions with the public. A Florida officer who threαtened to shoοt a car full of people after someone began recording the incident is being defended by his police chief. In a YouTube video recorded in 2013, … Read More »

Will Young Jeezy Spend Life In Jail For “No Snitch G-Code?”

It’s been a rough month for the rapper Young Jeezy.  Less than three weeks ago, he turned himself into the police for allegedly beating up and threatening to kill his teenaged son.  Now, he’s been arrested for cursing at police officers and refusing to tell them his name.  First he’s owning up to his actions, but now he’s abiding by … Read More »

Many Africans don’t have water, so why are black people doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Andre Hatchett is into supporting black-owned businesses.  He’s the founder of and has been a leading advocate for black wealth building and finding businesses owned by people of color.  He’s also got a lot of energy and seems to apply it to all the right things. Hatchett is concerned about the recent spike in African Americans who are doing …Read More »


BOSS Sports | Arguably the top receiver in the NFL won’t be playing due to drugs


BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Josh Gordon was a rising star on a team that desperately needed one.  The 23-year-old wide receiver led the league with 1.646 yards receiving last season, despite being suspended for the first two games for a failed drug test.  He became the first player in NFL history to record back-to-back 200-yard games. Now the Cleveland Browns … Read More »

Here is raw footage of the place where Michael Brown was shot

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

April V. Taylor from Your Black World took a trip to Ferguson to more deeply investigate the shooting of Michael Brown by the police. This video was taken from the place where Michael lay dead for four hours while police refused to interview witnesses and are accused of arranging for a way to cover for what they’d done to him. … Read More »


Ferguson and Cheap Historical Comparisons

If you spend an inordinate time, like I do, on Facebook, you have most likely seen images from Ferguson, Missouri, juxtaposed with iconic photos from the civil rights…

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Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’

It struck some people as an oxymoron. They couldn’t wrap their minds around how the words “black women” and “privilege” were being used in the same sentence in this…

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Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

More than four decades have passed since the War on Drugs began, and America has been injured — but the damage has not been solely the result of…


WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania agreed to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, joining 26 states and the District of Columbia. Federal regulators accepted a modified proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) that will offer an estimated 500,000 low-income individuals subsidies to purchase private insurance. The plan allows some low-income individuals to be charged […]




One Florida mother’s Facebook status didn’t go over so well with her son’s preschool. Mother Ashley Habat recently complained on Facebook after the Sonshine Christian Academy didn’t give enough notice about picture day. Even though Habat said her Facebook post was private, she still tagged the school, and the next day she was reportedly told by school administrators that the school would not be a good fit for her son, according to…


BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Josh Gordon was a rising star on a team that desperately needed one.  The 23-year-old wide receiver led the league with 1.646 yards receiving last season, despite being suspended for the…

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Josh Shaw, a 5th-year cornerback at the University of Southern California, told his teammates that he suffered two high ankle sprains jumping from a balcony to rush aid to his drowning…

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A respected Chicago commander has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly sticking a gun in a suspect’s mouth. Commander Glenn Evans was charged with…



U.S. courts have traditionally upheld the right of citizens to record police, but that hasn’t stopped police from abυsing and harassing people who record police…


In the following video, BreakingBrown founder & Your Black World contributor Yvette Carnell discusses Rev. Al Sharpton’s eulogy for Michael Brown with Dr. Boyce Watkins….


An Italian lawmaker who called a black minister a monkey says he’s been cursed by black magic and having a hard time dealing with it. Deputy Senate Speaker Roberto Calderoli drew worldwide outrage when he said then Integration Minister, Congolese…


Here is raw footage of the place where Michael Brown was shot

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

April V. Taylor from Your Black World took a trip to Ferguson to more deeply investigate the shooting of Michael Brown by the police. This video was taken from the place where Michael lay dead for four hours while police refused to interview witnesses and are accused of arranging for a way to cover for what they’d done to him. … Read More »

Mathew Knowles claims Beyonce/Jay-Z used the elevator fight to sell tickets

August 28, 2014 Leave a comment

admin Staying in the spotlight is hard work and a 24 hour job.  Even big celebs like Beyonce and Jay-Z have had to work hard to master the art of keeping the public’s attention.  But no one ever suspected that the attention would be the result of direct manipulation of the public in order to make money and sell tickets. … Read More »




BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Josh Gordon was a rising star on a team that desperately needed one.  The 23-year-old wide receiver led the league with 1.646 yards receiving last season, despite being suspended for the…

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Josh Shaw, a 5th-year cornerback at the University of Southern California, told his teammates that he suffered two high ankle sprains jumping from a balcony to rush aid to his drowning…

Family Thinks Otterbein Assault May Have Been Hate Crime

August 27, 2014No CommentRead MoreBALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police confirm the suspect arrested for a violent attack Thursday night on a young man in the Otterbein neighborhood near Federal Hill is now a suspect in a similar attack just one night earlier in the same area. Derek Valcourt talked to the father of the latest victim and has more on the […]


Pres. Obama Sued By House Republicans For ‘Exceeding His Constitutional Authority’

August 26, 2014No CommentRead MoreReported by Nigel Boys In another sign that politicians will do anything to garner votes, even if it means wasting much needed taxpayer’s money, the House Republicans voted 225 to 201 in favor of suing President Obama for what they call exceeding his Constitutional authority. However, true to their cause, no Democrats voted for the […]


Four new cases of Ebola in Nigeria are related to the infected American who died there

August 26, 2014No CommentRead MoreWell, this isn’t good: The World Health Organization reported four new cases of Ebola in Nigeria Friday, all of them among health care workers and others who had contact with American consultant Patrick Sawyer, a spokesman said. “They’re all contacts of Patrick Sawyer,” said Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the WHO in Geneva. He said all are health […]

Teen arrested in fatal Ga. shooting of boy, 13, in bed

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A 17-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a boy while he slept. Malik Davis has been charged with murder in the death of Nizzear Rodriguez, who was shot hours after celebrating his 13th birthday. Police said the suspect’s mother persuaded him to turn himself in to police. Davis […]


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The family of a man who was fαtally shοt for holding a pellet gun at Wal-Mart spoke out on Tuesday. The family of John Crawford…



by Yvette Carnell Everything I know about history teaches me that blacks broke their backs working for free in this country as slaves, then fought…



BY:  John “Hennry” Harris For the first time, Serena Williams is addressing her Wimbledon meltdown that had millions of fans wondering what was wrong with Serena.  She was clearly disoriented and lacked energy, let alone…



Is It Ok For Your Boyfriend’s Ex to Ask For His Assistance?


Reported by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I’ve spoken with quite a few ladies and gentlemen lately, and there appears to be some frustrations concerning why men may feel an obligation to assist an ex-girlfriend/ex-wife after he has moved on to another relationship. I’ve decided to break this article down according to ten females’ points of view regarding […]


USC football captain Josh Shaw injured while saving nephew from drowning

A Southern Cal football captain will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring both ankles rescuing his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to a post on the Trojans’ official football blog, senior defensive backJosh Shaw was attending a family function over the weekend in his hometown of Palmdale, Calif., when he noticed his nephew, Carter, struggling in the swimming […]

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Residents angry after a 19-year old in Chicago is shot by police 

NORTH LAWNDALE — Dozens of people gathered on a West Side street Monday afternoon to protest the shooting death of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh, who was killed by police Sunday night, allegedly after pointing a gun at officers. Thunder boomed overhead and blowing rain hit a blood-soaked porch in the 2800 block of West Polk Street, where McIntosh’s […]


BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Former NFL superstar Albert Haynesworth terrorized offensive lineman and had a penchant for getting penalties for his overaggressive style of play.  In today’s game, one of the only players that could…


Why you should not be laughing about Floyd Mayweather’s literacy issue 

For the last several days, rapper 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather have engaged in the favorite pastime of any 21st-century celebrity with a Twitter account and an ego: feuding. While in the old days you might have had to stand on a street corner and shout insults at a nemesis face-to-face, with a few […]


Juror says that nobody believed Renisha McBride was killed in self-defense

Theodore Wafer testified that he shot Renisha McBride in self-defense, but according to one juror in the murder trial, “no one believed it.” Why? Because on the stand, Wafer claimed he was protecting himself when he shot the 19-year-old on his Dearborn Heights porch, but he told police the shooting was an accident, said the […]

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New Audio shows that there were pauses in police shooting of Michael Brown 

New audio has surfaced that allegedly captures the moment when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. CNN aired the unverified recording on Monday night. Six shots can be heard, followed by a pause, then several more. A private autopsy performed on Aug. 17 at the […]Read More


Ferguson School District reopens, and kids and parents are nervous

Five-year-old Rasiyah Buckley was eager to show off her “first day” outfit as she walked to the rear entrance of Griffith Elementary. Rasiyah wore her black slippers adorned with a rim of white jewels, black jeans, a belted blue shirt, and last but not least, a smile under her head of cascading braids with pride. And Rasiyah’s […]

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Dr Boyce Watkins: No one would be marching for Michael Brown if he’d been killed by a black man

August 26, 2014 Leave a comment

by Dr Boyce Watkins I’ve had an interesting week, at least as it pertains to my conscience.  I agreed to join Dr. Cornel West, Carl Dix,  Pastor Jerome McCory and Michelle Alexander in a month of resistance against police brutality and mass incarceration about two weeks before Michael Brown was killed.  After Michael was shot in an unfortunate incident involving a … Read More »

‘You’ve Lost Where You Come From!’: Al Sharpton Has Harsh Words for the Black Community During Michael Brown’s Funeral

Rev. Al Sharpton had harsh words for the black community on Monday during the funeral for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month. Sharpton said the “bad apples” must be taken care of within American police departments, but the black community must also be […]

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Cornel West goes to war with Sean Hannity over Israeli racism

Dr Cornel West is known for being a man who speaks his mind, no matter who is in the room.  So, you can expect that he’s going to be in for a battle when facing off with the notorious Sean Hannity on Fox News.  Sean is known for not having a great deal of respect […]

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Why Pediatricians Say Teens Need To Start School Later

By: Krystle Crossman It is a common struggle for parents of high school-aged teens. There is a daily routine that begins with a silenced alarm. This is followed by a peek in their room and “it’s time to get up”. After another few minutes goes by the parent goes in to shake their teen to […]

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Microsoft Avoids Paying Billions In Taxes By Moving Offshore: Should America Boycott This Brand?

Reported by Nigel Boys Although large companies make a huge amount of profit in America, they don’t like paying U.S. taxes. But unlike everyone else, these large corporations can always find ways to get out of paying their dues by investing their money in foreign countries in a tactic known as inversion. According to a […]


Is It Too Early To Home-school Your 5 Year Old?

By: Krystle Crossman Home-schooling your children is meant to break the mold of traditional schooling. There are not supposed to be bells that tell your child when the next class is. You can make your own schedule, plan your own lessons, and teach your child about things they are interested in. Another tradition that is […]

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Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About…

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By Yolanda Spivey James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida to a freeborn Virginian father and a Bahamian mother. He went on to become one of America’s most prolific civil…

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The situation in Ferguson, Missouri might have started two weeks ago, but the fires that fueled the explosion have been around for hundreds of years.  During this interview roughly 50 years ago, Malcolm X explains…


New York Times Receives Backlash for Calling Michael Brown ‘No Angel’

August 25, 2014No CommentRead MoreOn the day of Michael Brown’s funeral, the New York Times picked the most inappropriate time to lambaste the slain teenager. In the piece chronicling Brown’s last weeks of life, before he was killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, New York Times writer John Eligon stated that Brown was “no angel” partly because of his […]

Chicago Little League team are national heroes 

August 25, 2014No CommentRead MoreCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago cheered on the hottest sports team in town on Sunday and, for the day at least, it wasn’t a team called the Bears, White Sox, Cubs, Bulls or Blackhawks. The buzz in the nation’s third-largest city was for a group of 11- and 12-year-old boys from Chicago’s South Side who took […]


Teens Have Greater Fear of Police After Ferguson Shooting

As the fiery protests that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer appeared to be on the wane, several St. Louis-area young people reflected on the incident and talked about lessons learned. While many were demoralized and saddened by the shooting of Michael Brown, […]

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by Melissa Cordner If I hear one more person claim the people of Ferguson are “just playing the race card,” I am going to scream….


Given the racial tensions in Ferguson, MO following the kιlling of unarmed teen Michael Brown, one would think that news networks would reach out to…


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A group  rallying on behalf of Officer Darren Wilson, who gunned down unarmed teen Michael Brown, found their hero over the weekend. As they gathered outside a bar, a black female supporter began singing a song that rallied the crowd….


Handcuffed man shot in the chest, police say he killed himself 

Victor White III, the New Iberia man who State Police said shot and killed himself in March while in custody in the backseat of a sheriff’s car, was shot in the chest, according to a report from the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office has released only the first page of the […]

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Loneliness Destroys the Brain and the Body, and Blacks Are Lonlier Than Whites

When we discuss the impact of racism in this country, we should consider the plethora of ways that systemic racism tears away at black life. It is psychologically defeating and it can cause increased rates of stress that lead to high blood pressure and other ailments. An article in The New Republic from 2013 also […]

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Ferguson Police Defend Decision to Leave Michael Brown’s Body in the Street for 4 Hours

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

by Yvette Carnell Most people cannot imagine having a family member gunned down, then watching him or her lay dead in middle of the street for hours, but that’s exactly what Michael Brown’s family endured. It was horrific not only for the family, but crying could also be overheard in the YouTube videos posted by the community immediately after Brown … Read More »

Cop Suspended for Comparing Ferguson Protesters to Rabid Dogs

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

The racist comments that are coming from all over the country during the Ferguson protests are shocking.  The death of Michael Brown is bringing out the worst in people, and this is yet another example of the craziness of it all.  Yvette Carnell at writes about a cop who made some really nasty remarks that may cost him his … Read More »


NASA Will Pay You $170 Per Day To Lie In Bed


If you have the stamina to lie in bed for 70 days straight, NASA will pay you $18,000 — no joke. It’s actually called the “Bed Rest Studies — The Exercise Study (CFT 70).” They say the study is “designed to minimize loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function through high intensity interval-type aerobic exercises on […]

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Emmett Till Documentarian Loses Home to Foreclosure

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

By Andrew Scot Bolsinger Ronnique Hawkins had little idea when she started volunteering for a documentary about Emmett Till how dramatically her life would veer in a new direction, away from the glitter and glamour of movies and modeling toward the sleeves-rolled-up work of activism. That decision more than a decade ago radically changed the course of her life and … Read More »

Chicago restaurant has “N*ggers go home” spray painted on the building

August 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Reported by Liku Zelleke Ever since it’s opening earlier this year, the Nouveau Tavern on 358 W. Ontario St. in Chicago has faced some tough opposition from various parts of the neighboring community. But the latest incident takes the cake: a racist message was spray-painted on the exterior walls. The night club, which caters to a mostly black clientele, had … Read More »


Unbelievable: Woman Gives Daughter Tapeworms To Be Skinny For Beauty Pageant

By: Krystle Crossman Beauty pageants for young women and children are very popular. Mothers will enter their daughters in these pageants because they believe that their daughters have what it takes. Some mothers however take it too far. Women are putting make-up on toddlers. They make them prance around on stage and teach them to […]

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Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges


WASHINGTON — A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald’s earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway. According to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Missouri federal court, […]

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Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes


A Danish performance art project meant to combat discrimination and celebrate diversity has been deemed racist in Sweden. The Copenhagen-based theatre company Global Stories’ project Through Different Eyes has been removed from the Malmö Festival after more than 200 Swedes signed a petition accusing the project of racism. Through Different Eyes invites the public to […]

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Michael Brown had promised to ‘shake the world’


ST. LOUIS — Justice was a recurring theme as thousands of mourners packed the mammoth Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the funeral of Michael Brown, a black teen whose fatal shooting following a confrontation with a white police officer set off weeks of sometimes violent protests. The Rev. Al Sharpton, among the […]

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by Dr Boyce Watkins I want to start by saying that I’m not sure if I like the rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson).  As brilliant as he happens to be, “Fiddy” appears to be…



Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson have had a complex relationship that sometimes resulted in the two men bumping heads over who would lead the..


Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be the highest paid athlete in America right now, but based on a recording released by Power 105′s The Breakfast Club,…


As an activist who works to pursue equality at every juncture, there was an instinctual pull for me to travel to Ferguson, Missouri where unarmed…


Michael Brown was black, and according to Fox News’ host Megyn Kelly, that made him less than American. During a Tuesday report, Kelly became upset…


Running Is Exactly What You Need; Here’s Why

August 21, 2014No CommentRead MoreBy: Krystle Crossman Have you ever tried running? Have you ever experienced the feeling of the pavement pounding under your feet or the breeze in your face? Many people will…


How Smart Women Get Everything They Want

By: Krystle Crossman When you want something you need to be able to ask for it. This is the reason that so many people have trouble being successful. They are…




BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Mo’ne Davis‘ historical pitching run and quest for a Little League World Series Championship has come to an end after losses to Nevada (8-1) and to all-Black squad, appropriately named Jackie…

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Just when you thought the Donald Sterling drama was over, he is back in the headlines. V Stiviano, the alleged misterss to Sterling, put the sports world on its ear when…

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A Mother’s White Privilege | Elizabeth Broadbent

August 22, 2014No CommentRead More#  As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America’s racial tensions didn’t disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn’t wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney King beatings, the OJ Simpson trial, […]

Officials decide to boot HM2 for her locks

Navy officials have decided to separate a 12-year African-American sailor for failing to obey an order to cut off her natural hairstyle. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims confirmed to Navy Times that she will be honorably discharged Friday, after refusing to trim her locks, which she had worn most of her time in […]

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Big Sean shares G.O.O.D Music’s reaction to Ferguson protests


Everyone in the world has eyes on Ferguson, Missouri. Protests have erupted following the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. The hip-hop community has differed in their opinions on the civil rights matter. T.I. wrote an open letter directed at African-Americans to stop rioting, Talib Kweli was among the protesters who were teargassed, and J.Cole and […]

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Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Michael Brown Prove There is No Greater Crime Than Being Black

August 21, 2014No CommentRead More#Kevin Dedner, MPH It’s different this time. That’s what we told ourselves after Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by a Hispanic man who considered him suspicious as the teen walked in a gated Florida community. We said it after Jordan Davis was fatally shot at a Florida gas station by a white man who complained […]


Dr. Mary Canty Merrill: Today, Ferguson… Tomorrow, Who Knows?

August 21, 2014No CommentRead More#By Mary Canty Merrill, PhD Friends, someone asked me today when people (namely Blacks) are going to stop talking about Ferguson and move on.  I’ve already shared some of my feelings about this situation, but each day it seems that new and disturbing reactions, scenes and information surface, and I’m reminded that some people just […]


T.I. On Ferguson: ‘America Has Created A Monster’

Since the news of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown’s shooting, the world has placed a spotlight on the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and the ongoing investigation of the 18-year-old’s death. And while many public figures have voiced their personal opinions via the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” viral campaign, rapper-actor T.I. has also decided to express his thoughts by penning […]

Snoop Dogg and Muhammed Ali’s Families Unite on the Football Field

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Brandon Simmons This article is about to make a lot of people feel really old. According to Bleacher Report, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg and grandson of former heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali are..


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by Dr Boyce Watkins In this video below, Malcolm X gives some very simple, yet powerful advice on the reasons that black people must learn to start their own businesses.  In the speech, Malcolm explains…

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By Nigel Boys Sixty-three-year old grandmother, Linda Maddox, believes in sleeping secure in her bed at night and that’s why she keeps a loaded .22 caliber revolver handy in case of intruders during the night. However, one night last week,…




Source: Bill Anderson /My9NJ.Com 27 year-old Shaneen Allen wanted to protect her family. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit and she purchased a gun. “One of my family members, he thought…


By Nabukenya Muwonge You’ve established the necessity of creating “you the brand” and have completed the process of designing it and you now manage your brand. There are a myriad of ways in which we can…

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You’ll be shocked by how rarely cops are prosecuted for deadly shootings

By Nigel Boys In light of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri after the fatal shooting of Martin Brown, the FBI stated that in 2012, a total of 410 people were killed by law enforcement officials in which the actions of those officers were ruled as justifiable homicides. However, fatal police shootings which result in […]

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9 Amazing World Records Held By Black People

Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007, Barrington Irving Jr. became the youngest person to ever pilot a plane around the world solo. The Jamaican aviator, based in Miami, was 23 years old when he flew around the world alone in 97 days. He is also the first Black person and first Jamaican to accomplish this feat. His airplane, […]

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By: Krystle Crossman Janice Bryant Howroyd has made quite a name for herself. She was the first black woman ever to own a billion dollar company. Starting in 1978 she opened a one-office company called..





Ferguson Averages 3 Warrants Per Household, New Report Shows

August 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Michael Brown’s death is currently one of the main sources of tension between police and civilians in Ferguson, Missouri. But a new report may give the city’s residents even more cause to be angry; it suggests Ferguson’s municipal courts are targeting lower-income African-American residents to turn a profit. The report from ArchCity Defenders — a legal group that “works to … Read More »

Ferguson Police Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers

August 22, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s been nearly two weeks since a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed an unarmed teenager, but the police department has yet to offer a full account of the hazy circumstances surrounding Michael Brown’s death. An official incident report, which the American Civil Liberties Union obtained from police and released on Friday, answers none of the pressing questions … Read More »


21 Numbers That Will Help You Understand Why Ferguson Is About More Than Michael Brown

August 22, 2014 Leave a comment

The shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown has sparked nationwide protest and outrage as the country continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination and police brutality, especially against African-Americans. Brown’s name is one of the latest additions to a long list of black males killed by officers and vigilantes in a narrative that is becoming all too familiar to many … Read More »


Streets of Ferguson Stay Calm After Violent Nights

August 23, 2014No CommentRead MoreFerguson’s streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday, but instead of confrontations with […]



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