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Celebrating an Icon

In a world where the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj dominate the music charts for the women in music, there is someone else… Janet Jackson!!! For the last 30 years Janet Damita Jo Jackson has been BLESSING fans all over the world with her musical talent. As she celebrates her 50th birthday,

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Remembering A Queen         

By Tiffany Jenkins   Another blessed life has been claimed. The fantastic Afeni Shakur has left us. For those who are not familiar, she was Tupac Shakur’s mother. But trust me when I say, she was so much more. Born Alice Faye Williams, Afeni took life by the horns. She was a passionate activist for civil rights. She even belonged to

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Dear Mama, Afeni Shakur, Dead at 69

   The mother of legendary rapper and actor Tupac Shakur died yesterday.  Known as an activist, Shakur was a Black Panther, philanthropist and speaker. She worked to get the All Eyez On Me film, a biopic about her son that just finished filming.  Authorities responded to a cardiac arrest call around 9:40p.m.  Shakur was later transported to the hospital were

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You Better Call Becky With The Good Hair, Boy Bye!

  Queen Bey has been having women putting down there tea and sipping on there Lemonade.  The Lemonade album is making history because it is like no other album that has been done. It’s a visual production that expresses pain, agony and marital woes.    Recently, the Beehive has taken to social media to attack who they feel is ‘Becky with the

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Farewell To A Legend 

By: Tiffany Jenkins    I was 7 years old the first time I saw Prince. It was his video for `Partyman’, the soundtrack to the 80s movie `Batman’. Prince wrote, produced and performed the entire soundtrack to that movie. That’s just a glimpse of the power that Prince Rogers Nelson possessed. This is a man, who taught himself how to

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US Using Eye and Facial Scans on Mexican Border

By Christopher Rivera On December 10th 2015, Customs and Border Protection began using new biometric technology at Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing, in San Diego, for Non-U.S. citizens entering and exiting the U.S. According to cbp.gov the project will be in two phases; the first phase took place on December 10th in which certain Non-U.S. citizens used new kiosks, in the

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Flint’s Water Crisis: The Outbreak Of Lead Exposure 

  The city of Flint began planning the switch on its water supply from the city of Detroit to the Flint river. This was to provide a temporary fix while the Karegnodi Water Authority’s construction of a pipeline from Lake Huron, which was to eliminate its long time usuage on Detroit city water.  After the change in the Flint water source,

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A Tarnished Father Figure

by Christopher Rivera Bill Cosby has come a long way from being an international spy on I Spy, peddling pudding pops, being the lovable fictional father, Cliff Huxtable, on the Cosby show, and being voice of reason for black youth, who tells them to pull their pants up. The idea of a lovable father figure that people have grown to

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Black Judge Gets Called Racial Slur, After Defendant’s Bond Is Denied

On Monday, January , 2016, an African  American Judge, denied a drug offenders bond. The defendant  hurled a racial slur during the court proceedings. Supposedly, defendant , Adam Satterly gave him another 60 days in jail. According to the footage caught inside the court from. The defendant blurts out, “Punk Ass Ni**er,” as he is outside the courtroom. Judge Olu

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