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We don’t have much power because we don’t know what black power actually is

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Homeless ‘Don’t Take S–t From N–gers’ Boston Couple Faces Criminal Charges

A homeless couple accused of attacking an MBTA employee in the Downtown Crossing Orange Line station — using racial epithets as they punched him in the face and ripped out his hair — will be held without bail on probation violations. Robert G. Snyder, 50, and Shayla M. Witts, 28, shared a brief kiss in […]

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The Meaning Behind a Black Spaniard’s Hopeful Gaze Upon Our Lady of Mercy

Depicted in a rhythmic, almost dancelike motion, Mary, the Queen of Heaven, offers protection to her followers beneath her broad mantle. Behind her, saints Peter and Paul aid in the offering of divine favor. In this majestic form she represents Our Lady of Mercy, the heavenly intercessor between a wrathful god and the forgiveness offered […]

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Bishop Blake Decries ‘Bad Preacher’; Apologizes to ‘I Don’t Like Mens No More’ Guy

Bishop Charles E. Blake, the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, used his pulpit on Sunday to publicly apologize for the actions of one of the speakers at COGIC’s 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis. In a sermon that has gone viral, Superintendent Earl Carterpreached a message that that called gay men […]

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TLC Marks 20 Years of ‘CrazySexyCool’

“A lot of people thought we were going to be one-hit wonders,” Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, one-third of TLC, told me in 2012. “Even the executives at LaFace [Records] didn’t know if we could do it again, so I’d always be grateful to our fans.” Along with her fem-funk soul sisters Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and the […]

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Ferguson mayor: I regret saying there was no racial divide

In August, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles came under fire for remarking that his city had no racial divide. Now, with the grand jury’s decision expected in the coming days over whether a policeman should be charged in the death of an unarmed teenager, he’s preparing for “all worst-case scenarios.” With Ferguson again on the edge, […]

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NFL suspends Adrian Peterson without pay for season

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson learned Tuesday he will be suspended without pay for the rest of the 2014 NFL season, according to an NFL statement. Peterson intends to appeal. Peterson will not be reinstated before April 15 because he violated the league’s personal conduct policy “in an incident of abusive discipline that […]

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Jaden and Willow Smith Are Arguably More Intellectually Intriguing Than College Professors

Reported by Ashley Naples Will and Jada Smith-Pinkett are raising two of the most brilliant teens we’ll probably ever see in mainstream media. Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, have been in the news quite often lately. Willow raised eyebrows and sparked concerns when she snapped a photo lying in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old man. Jaden has […]

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NFL Player Got Special Treatment After Domestic Violence Accusation

Even after sheriff’s deputies arrived at her Weston, Fla., home, Kristen Lennon remained in the bathroom, afraid to leave. Minutes earlier, she had fled there for safety as she called 911, telling the operator that her fiancé had thrown her on the bed and hit her in the face and head. She was two months […]

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Struggling Mom With Tearful Mugshot Squandered Donations On Baby Daddy’s Rap Album

Reported by Ashley Naples Earlier this year, sympathy poured out in the form of financial donations totally more than $100,000 to a struggling single mom who left her children in a scorching hot Arizona car while interviewing for a job. Shanesha Taylor’s tearful mugshot went viral, causing nationwide debates on social media about criminalizing poverty […]

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