Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Last Word On The “N” Word**

** Caution! The following article may offend some with the language usage of the word “Nigger.” It is our primary purpose to educate and inform, not entertain. The usage and historical content of the word will be used throughout this article.

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Will Italian “Vogue” Black Issue Make A Difference In The Fashion Industry? Some Would Argue ‘Maybe’

When I received my advance copy of Italian Vogue’s“Black” issue, I was surpised and pained at the same time. The photography and the models were absolutely beautifully done. The magazine is an artistic acheivement. What pained me were the years

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Is An Apology Enough? House Of Representatives Pass Resolution To Apologize For The “Peculiar Institution” Known As Slavery

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that apologized to African Americans for the slavery holocaust and the post Civil War laws established to keep African Americans in a figurative and literal slave state, known in the South

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The Broader Spectrum of Sherrie Shepherd’s Abortion Confession

Last week on “The View,” moderator Whoopie Goldberg engaged co-host Sherrie Shepherd about her recently published interview in “Precious Times,” a magazine specially designed “for Today’s Black Christian Woman.” Sherrie’s controversial, or perhaps, not so controversial interview, sparked a renewed conversation that

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Public Enemy Told Us: “911 Is A Joke In Your Town!” Especially In Detroit, The Joke Is On Its’ Younger Citizens

I hate to report ignorant and backwards news to my readers. It makes me frustrated. At times it makes me wonder about the thinking capacities of my fellow human. But as a journalist, I know that it is more than

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Al Reynolds: “I Am Not A Homosexual”

Al Reynolds, the ex of former “View” co-host, Star Jones, decided to take the bull by the horns Wednesday by posting three interviews on YouTube. In his smooth, “metrosexual” fashion, Reynolds disclosed that his wedding to Star “was the most joyous

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Fox News Won’t Let Go Of A Good Thing…Drags Jesse Back For More Of The Same

FOX News refuses to let go of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s jugular! Now, a FOX News insider confirms that Rev. Jesse Jackson did indeed use the “N” word in the midst of his tirade against Sen. Barack Obama last week. Saying

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Legendary Songstress Natalie Cole Battles Hepatitis C

Publicists for Natalie Cole, in a statement released late Wednesday, announced that the Grammy-Award winning songstress and author, is battling Hepatitis C. It is strongly suspected that the legendary diva contracted the disease during her drug usage hey days, publicists

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Death Row Sold For A Mere $24 Million!

Global Music Group Inc. bought a bankrupt Death Row Records, at auction, for $24 million dollars, June 24, 2008 sources have revealed. The notorious record label and its’ embattled founder, Suge Knight, struggled for years to maintain a legitimate presence

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Dexter King “Shocked” By Lawsuit Filed By Siblings

In a recent statement and interview given by Dexter King, whose siblings, Rev. Bernice King and Martin Luther King III filed a lawsuit against him in Fulton County Federal Court last week, announced he was “shocked” and “blindsided” by the

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“The New Yorker” Put On Blast For Satirical Obama Cover! Editor Defends Decision

It would seem the saying “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another” fittingly applies to the merry-go-round circus called the media. Monday, “The New Yorker” magazine presented the cover of its’ July 21st issue to a wave of criticism. The

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Dr. King’s Children Take Their Sibling Fight To Court! Lawsuit Filed In Georgia Against Dexter King!

Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court, a lawsuit was filed by Rev. Bernice King and Martin Luther King III against their brother, Dexter King. All are the surviving children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife, the late

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Run, Jesse, Run…Away From The Green-Eyed Monster!

Rev. Jesse Jackson’s recent media blooper, on FOX News, has shown the African American community just how jealous he really is of Senator Barack Obama. And how two-faced he is also. Basically invisible during the primaries, Rev. Jesse Jackson and

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My Visit Home: A Former Detroiter’s Tale Pt.5

My vacation in Detroit ended way too soon. There were friends that I didn’t get to see after several attempts (Nicky). Family and siblings that for some reason couldn’t seem to find or make the time. But that is okay.

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My Visit Home: A Former Detroiter’s Tale Pt. 4

On our fourth day, back in the city of Detroit, it was time to do some sight-seeing! Yeah. Sight seeing. I know that it sounds ridiculous to say that we were excited to tour a city that we knew like

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My Visit Home: A Former Detroiter’s Tale Pt. 3

On Tuesday, my day started out rough. Being disabled, I receive SSI supplemental support. Through SSI, I am able to have my asthma/respiratory needs met. Well, I make my visit to the local credit union only to find that there

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My Visit Home: A Former Detroiter’s Tale Pt.2 : “A Time To Cry, A Time To Live, A Time To Die”

Monday morning, day two of my visit to Detroit was very interesting. My day began by attending the funeral of my husband’s cousin. Mike, one of the greatest auto mechanics to walk the streets of the ‘D’, suffered a major

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My Visit Home: A Former Detroiter’s Tale Pt.1

Am I happy to be home again? Definitely! There is absolutely nothing like being back on the soil that nurtured, nourished, damaged and refined me. Yes, Detroit did all of these things for me. I love the city of my

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