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Why Is Chicago Losing Black People?

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By April Taylor The Huffington Post is reporting that Chicago is losing its status as a mecca for Black culture and artists.  Gone are the days when African Americans moved North during the Great Migration to find opportunity in the city.  According to the 2010 Census, Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have seen a loss of 17% of the regions African American population over the last decade.  This represents a…

50 Years Later, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Civil Rights Strategies Are Still Valid

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A key adviser for President Lyndon Baines Johnson, told the USA TODAY that their effort pushed through historic legislation that continues to impact society fifty years later. Joseph Califano, who served as domestic policy adviser for the Johnson Administration, discussed several topics including current politics in a wide-ranging interview. He said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made an enormous difference in history. “Remember, before the…

Cop Did Dirty Things With Teen, But Called It Sεx Education

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By Daphne R It’s been five years since a highway trooper in Ohio had reportedly watched pοrn and mαsturbated in the presence of a teen. And, although Ricky Vitte, Jr. admitted the act to his wife and has a history of domestic violence, he won’t be facing any time or charges for his actions. In fact, prior charges against him have been withdrawn by a prosecutor in Sandusky County. The…

Missing New Jersey Couple Found Dead

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By Daphne R Late in the month of December a young couple went missing in northern New Jersey. Prosecutors now say the couple has been found dead in a car inside the girlfriend’s detached garage. There have been no details released concerning the actual cause of death for 24 year old Jorge Rodriguez and his girlfriend, 25 year old Melissa Pereira. Authorities say the couple was found dead at 11:15…

Smash and Grab Jewelry Heist at Memphis Mall Valued at $700 Thousand Loss

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By Daphne R Thieves in Memphis, Tennessee entered a mall on a mission to take Rolex Watches. A little after 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 18, five men wearing all black hoodies and black pants reportedly targeted Reed’s Jewelers, inside the Wolfchase Mall, in Memphis, bearing sledgehammers and guns, according to witnesses. The thieves used their sledgehammers to smash the glass display cases and grabbed about 65 Rolex watches, stuffing…

The “World’s Ugliest Woman” is Now a Motivational Speaker

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By Daphne R Insults hurt in more ways than imaginable. When someone says words could never hurt them they’re usually just hiding behind the hurt because the reality is that negative words can cut deeply, causing depression, low self-esteem and the list goes on. But one young woman named Lizzie Velasquez, age 24, used negative words as inspiration to rise above her situation. Lizzie was once labeled as the “World’s…

Comedian In The Hospital In Critical Condition

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April Taylor Lady Roz G who is best known for her appearance on NBCs Last Comic Standing has been hospitalized.  She was born and raised in Orange, New Jersey, and her real name is Roslane Gholston.  Prior to becoming a comic, she was a motivational speaker who gave talks centered around 12 Step programs and Women’s issues.  She also lists singing, rapping, and dancing among her many talents. An article…

Father Kills Baby While Playing with His New Gun

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By Daphne R A man in Pennsylvania has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges for shooting his 2 month old daughter to death on Christmas Eve. G. Scott Davis,35, was playing around with a recently purchased 9 mm handgun when he pulled the trigger and accidentally hit his baby girl, Kestyn, who was nearby in a swing in their apartment. His lawyer says that he was devastated and…

Dad Leaves Toddler Alone in Freezing Truck While He Shoplifts at Walmart

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By Daphne R Police in Tennessee were called to a Walmart in Dyersburg  on a shoplifting call but when they arrived to investigate they found more. Stetson Smith, 20, was caught shoplifting on a store security camera, but when they tried to arrest the man they found that he had left his infant son alone in a cold truck on a freezing day while he went into the store to…

Extended Jobless Benefits End for 1.3 Million Americans

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By Daphne R About 1.3 million Americans will lose their federal extended unemployment benefits this weekend and this will likely lead to a tense political battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year. From vacation in Hawaii, President Barack Obama has reached out to a couple senators proposing a new extension and offering his support. On Friday, The White House reported that he called it an ‘urgent economic priority’. Families…

Finance Company To Pay $35 Million in National City Bank Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

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By Daphne R Who says racism has improved for minorities? The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hit PNC Financial Service Group with a whopping $35 million settlement alleging that the former National City Bank overcharged Black and Hispanic mortgage customers systematically. Between 2002 and 2008, more than 76,000 Black and Hispanic mortgage customers were price gouged by National City’s pricing and compensation scheme, according to the…

Man Caught after Rαping His Ex-Girlfriend

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By Daphne R Near Memphis, police caught a man who has been on the run for a month whom they believe is responsible for a vιolent rαpe. Pierre Polk was apprehended for allegedly beαting and rαping a Millington woman while she held her baby in her arms. The incident occurred back on November 29, but police just found Polk hiding in a area hotel on Monday night. In an interview…

More Embarassing Content on McDonald’s Employee Resource Website Forces Execs to Shut It Down

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By Daphne R Well, it looks like McDonald’s finally realized their employee resources site was more of a liability than a helpful resource and they have decided to shut it down. Why? Well, a tip was placed on the website to employees more or less telling them to avoid the fast food they actually sell. An image was posted to the site that showed a cheeseburger, fries and a drink…

Is Red Lobster Going Out of Business?

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By Daphne R Darden Restaurant chain has announced that it will either sell or spin off its once popular Red Lobster restaurants. This may come as a surprise to many, especially those who are found of their seafood delicacies such as lobster, shrimp scampi, scallops and Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Darden restaurant properties aren’t doing as well financially since the economy’s downturn and the company reports that consumers don’t seem to…

Fans Force Cracker Barrel To Backtrack On Their Decision to Ban Phil Products

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By Daphne R It didn’t take Cracker Barrel long to change their mind about banning Phil Robertson’s merchandise from their country stores. One day after they announced a ban, they have decided to put the products back on the shelves. A representative from Cracker Barrel says the company was blasted by “Duck Dynasty” fans via phone, email and social media giving them no choice but to change their minds. Cracker…