I Love Black People

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

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Black Males in America: Too Serious A Topic For Lighthearted Television

Had to dig deep on this one. While giving thought to this year so far, I thought about the number of controversies surrounding Black men, ranging from the police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the abuse scandals in the NFL to the consistently increasing Black male murder rate in Chicago to the […]

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Of Course Tom and Jerry Was Racist. The Question Is What to Do About That.

The warning, let’s call it the Disclaimer, continues, “Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today.” Cue large amounts of Internet outrage from those decrying political correctness. In fact, the language appears adapted from an introduction to the 2005 DVD box ofTom and Jerry: The Spotlight Collection, Volume 2. In it, Whoopi Goldberg discusses […]

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Man killed while protecting daughter in storms

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — The line of storms that came through the state Thursday night claimed the life of a man in Malvern. Robin Halbert with Hot Spring County Office of Emergency Management confirmed that 28-year-old Jonathan Cooper was killed when a tree fell on his home around 8 p.m. at the corner of […]

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Man gets 43 years for killing cab driver in 97

The convicted man had his chance to make a statement in court before he was sentenced for the murder of a Brooklyn cabbie, but he didn’t join his lawyer in pressing the judge not to put him away for life. Elvin Hill was actually far too concerned with the afterlife — he threatened the retired […]

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‘Sewing Hope,’ a documentary about the amazing Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, follows thread of hope

There’s something special about living your life in service to others.  This is a big contrast to American materialism, where we believe that having the nicest car and the fanciest house is the best way to feel successful.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Snagfilms has released a new documentary, “Sewing Hope” that they […]

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Alfonso Ribeiro plans to do The Carlton on DWTS

“Dancing with the Stars” is a popular show and one that is filled with tension and competition.   Alfonso Ribeiro has officially confirmed that he plans to do “The Carlton” on the show this week.  He’ll be dancing to the song, “It’s Not Unusual” when it does it, so it should be interesting. The dance was made […]

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Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge For Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death

A judge has dropped the felony charge leveled against Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who in 2010 shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones to death. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said in a statement that on Friday Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge, granting a motion submitted by Weekley’s […]

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Nas’ New Documentary, ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Set For Theatrical, Video On Demand Release

After receiving critical praises from the likes of Robert De Niro during the opening of this year’s annual Tribeca Film Festival,Nas’ long-awaited documentary, “Time Is Illmatic,” will finally make its big screen debut in select theaters nationwide on Oct. 2, and Video On Demand/digital platforms beginning Oct. 3. The film, which is also being released […]

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Aretha Franklin On New Covers Album: ‘I Don’t Think I Have Ever Been As Excited As I Am Now’

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin says her new album brings out an excitement she hasn’t felt since 1982 and the music feels as good as Marvin Gaye’s seminal “What’s Going On?” album. “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics” includes covers of songs including “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Rolling in the Deep.” It […]

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