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New Anti-Facebook social network is getting 35,000 users an hour

A new social network that is still in beta testing is getting tremendous buzz.  Ello.com is a site that has billed itself as an anti-Facebook of sorts, only allowing people to join when they have an invitation.  But 35,000 people are signing up every hour, which is giving the site a huge appeal to those […]

Is Scandal a good show or a bad one for black America and those who love it?  That’s all up for debate.  But what isn’t debatable is the success of the show.  Millions of consistent viewers have turned Scandal into one of the hottest shows on television and made Shonda Rhimes very powerful and popular […]

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Reported by April Taylor Eric Monte’s story is one of betrayal, hope, and, with your help, redemption. Monte is a living legend for his role in creating the first successful show with a black cast since “Amos and Andy.” Prior to the shows he helped create in the 1970s, blacks were mainly portrayed as being […]

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Prison is supposed to be about reform but it goes without saying that many prisons are about warehousing and profiting off the criminals within the confinement of the four walls. CCA (Corrections Corporations of America) is perhaps the largest privately owned prison system in America. When you think of CCA, […]

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By Lechette Walker Criminal background check questions normally discourage convicted felonies from filling out job applications, due to the fear of not getting the job because of their past behaviors. The criminal record has prevented the newly reformed or former criminal the opportunity of getting places to stay or to even earn an honest living. […]

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by Greg B. Thursday evening Twitter saw the power of social networking. Late Thursday Twitter decided to revert a change in their blocking policy that they had just enacted. Twitter, before the short change, had the functionality to block a user and that person would not have the ability to contact you in any way. […]

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by Greg B. In hopes of promoting the new and improved Healthcare.gov website, the Obama administration is pulling out the big guns. In an event with Covered California called Tell-A-Friend, the administration seeks to target people who do not have health insurance. To get the attention of the younger demographics, the administration has decided to […]

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The Chinese Do Something America Can’t Do:  Land a Rocket Ship on the Moon

Americans went to the moon, or so we say, 37 years ago.  But since that time, we haven’t returned.  They say that it’s because it’s too expensive, but it’s odd that there was something we were able to do with 1968 technology that we can’t do today.  Remember 1968?  That’s the year where VCRs didn’t […]

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NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Severe Brain Damage;  He’s Just One of Many

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris In the wake of a string of former NFL players committing suicide and a class-action lawsuit filed against the NFL by 4,500 plaintiffs, arguing that for years the NFL concealed a link between football and brain damage, the subject of concussions remains in the national consciousness. UCLA has a new procedure that has marked […]

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Education for Personal Profit? Charter School Accused of Diverting Funds to Founders’ Pockets

by Barry Burch Jr. The District of Columbia’s Attorney General (AG) has filed suit against a DC Public Charter School and its President, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel, for illegally diverting school funds into their own businesses and ultimately their own pockets. These three individuals respectively, Dr. Donna Montgomery, Dr. David Cranford, and Paul […]

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