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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline is in Higher Gear than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar scope is the even more wildly …

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Michael Rapaport Reveals Spike Lee Beef Is Dead

Looks like the beef between Michael Rapaport and Spike Lee is dead. So says Rapaport, who mentioned that he and Lee squashed their conflict over the phone. “I called him. I reached out to him. To be honest with you, …

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#RedefiningHERstory: Domestic Violence Activist Sil Lai Abrams Kicks Off National College Tour

Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sil Lai Abrams (pictured above), renowned domestic violence activist and founder and CEO of Truth In Reality, Inc., has launched RedefiningHERstory, a “national …

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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly …

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Ala. Man Settles for $460,000 in Police-Brutality Lawsuit but Gets Only $1,000

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The city of Birmingham has settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but the plaintiff remains behind bars and won’t get much of a payday. Under terms of the settlement approved by …

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Paula Deen puts a woman on her website who some say is a mammy

Most black people don’t like Paula Deen.  The main exception, of course, is Steve Harvey, who chose Deen to help him mentor boys at his summer camp.  This decision didn’t sit well with all of the black …

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Houston Man Charged With Raping Teen and Toddler, Both of Whom Now Have HIV

A Houston man is due in court Friday on charges that he raped both a 14-year-old girl and a 23-month-old baby who are now infected with HIV. Thirty-three-year-old David Richard Wilson is already a convicted sex …

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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rocks the Boat With Mediocre Talent and Controversy

As someone who has seen her fair share of biopics recently, I warned myself to keep an open mind when watching Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. Considering that I had already written about it ad nauseam, I …

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Pebbles Files $40,000,000 Lawsuit Against Viacom Over TLC Biopic

It’s been a year since VH1 aired CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, but Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still upset about the way she was portrayed. How much is she upset? Well, try to the tune of a $40 million lawsuit. In …

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D.C. Teacher Arrested for Having Sex With Student Pleads Not Guilty

A substitute teacher in D.C. accused of having sex with a student on her first day at the school pleaded not guilty. Symone Greene, 22, was working at Options Public Charter School in Northeast D.C. on Friday when she …

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