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Watch: Fox News host gets angry about racist questions from co-hosts


Fox News is known as the most racist television network on the air right now. But that doesn’t mean that every host on this show is out of his or her mind. Some people are tipping their hats to Shepherd Smith after he manhandled several of his co-hosts during one of their racist rants as a result of the looting ...

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ABC Officially owns black people on Thursday Night


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 in Hollywood. African Americans watch ...

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How To Build Wealth Without Letting Your Family Situation Destroy It


By April Taylor Helping out friends and family financially can be a sticky and often misunderstood situation.  As Lynette Holloway writes for The Root, it is important to set boundaries and be aware of pitfalls when helping out those closest to you.  The blog is part of a series focused on building black wealth.  In it she highlights the story ...

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Dr Boyce Watkins: 7 Ways VH1 is Destroying the Black Community


by Dr Boyce Watkins Due to their interesting choices in programming, VH1 might be better referred to as “The Evil Empire.”  Their endless stream of reality TV shows tend to focus on taking otherwise irrelevant black people and promoting them to the recognition level of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (I’m serious:  There are black kids who could identify a ...

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Al Duncan: A Lesson On Soft Skills Mastery From Martin Luther King, Jr.

I recently gave a MLK Celebration Lecture at Darton College. The overall theme for the celebration was “What are you doing for others?” My talk was focused on one of the things that enabled Dr. King to be such a powerful servant leader—his skill set. His fight for truth and justice and his selfless service has left us many priceless lessons. I ...

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A Shocking Number of Americans Getting Life Sentences in Prison, Many for Non-Violent Offenses

by Barry Burch Jr. Despite a growing number of opinions in favor of reduced sentences for nonviolent offenders, those with life sentences continue to receive the cold shoulder.  David Sloan, who was paroled in February after serving 25 years for murder, and serves on the board of the Life Support Alliance (a California group that advocates for the rights of people serving ...

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Former Bush Admin. Official and CIA Analyst Says Evidence against Syria is Fabricated

Ray McGovern, a veteran CIA analyst, has been sharing information with the public that is of grave concern to those who are not in support of US military intervention in Syria.   McGovern was among a group of veteran intelligence analysts who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, warning him that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is not the one responsible ...

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Dr. Tyra Seldon: Studies Show that Sending Kids to Prison Turns them Into Criminals as Adults

By Dr. Tyra Seldon Mass incarceration not only destroys the lives of adults, but according to a recent study, it creates a perilous future for young people who are incarcerated.  The study examined 35,000 people from Chicago who had committed crimes as youth. Researchers, Anna Aizer of Brown University and Joseph Doyle, Jr. of MIT, compared two groups—youth who went ...

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Grandmother Goes without Medicine so She Can Afford to Call Grandson in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Martha Wright is 86-years old and loves her grandson.   Wright has become unable to afford food and medication while also seeking to pay massive fees that are charged by the Corrections Corporation of America(CCA), whom she believes seeks to extract unfair amounts of money from the families of prison inmates.  In a class-action lawsuit filed ...

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Lil Wayne’s Professed Drug Addictions and Hospitalization is a Warning about the Dangers of Codeine

One of the greatest marketing tools for drug addiction these days have been hip-hop artists who rap about “popping Mollys,” “sipping sizzurp,” and drinking until they pass out every single night.  But these drug addictions can cause serious long-term damage in those who are affected, and should not be taken lightly.  The recent hospitalizations of popular rappers Rick Ross and ...

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