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Members of the congressional black caucus address a gathering at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.  More than a dozen members of the congressional black caucus are visiting Birmingham for the 50th anniversary of the church bombing that killed four black girls.  Relatives of all four girls who died in the Ku Klux Klan bombing are expected to attend. They will receive bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal presented earlier this week in Washington. Fourteen-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died in the bombing with 11-year-old Denise McNair. Cynthia Wesley also was known as Cynthia Morris.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

What Does The Black Church Do, With All That Money?

OPINION – The Black Church is a big business, whether one likes to admit it or not. The Black Church alone has accumulated well over 400 billion dollars in the past 30 years. I came across an article dated back to May of 2013, concerning this staggering number. I can imagine that number has been […]

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Learn To Leave The Hood Behind: The Chinx Story

OPINION – I was up bright in early this past Sunday morning when my newsfeed on social media declared Queens rapper Lionel Pickens who goes by the stage name Chinx was shot and killed in Queens. As a trapped in the 80’s and 90’s hip-hop/rap fan, I wasn’t familiar with Chinx’s body of work. All […]

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The Problem is You—Not Someone Else

When one allows his or her challenges, problems and circumstances to overtake him or her, the resolution lies in the mirror. You are the problem. Stop running around trying to make it seem like the problem is someone else. Even when you do underhanded stuff to attempt to make the real problem seem like it’s […]

Former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton attend dedication ceremonies for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

To The Clintons: “We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People”

OPINION – It appears that former President Bill Clinton has confessed that his policies contributed to the mass incarceration rates that affected a majority of Black people more than anything. Bill’s wife and former Senator Hillary Clinton has also joined in and has become animate that mass incarceration must cease and if she becomes President, […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Jeff Redd – “You Called And Told Me”

The year was 1991 when Jeff Redd released one of the R&B anthems of the summer in the title track, “You Called and Told Me”. The single was released off the movie soundtrack for Strictly Business starring Halle Berry and Tommy Davidson. Jeff Redd not only had a few hit records, but played an immense […]

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I Know A Riot Took Place And All, But How Did Freddie Gray Die?

  OPINION-It’s been a while since, the Baltimore Police Department came into contact with Freddie Gray, which was on April 12th and his death on April 19th. Gray was on his bicycle and made eye contact with police and ran. The police gave chase, arrested him for carrying a switch blade. Fortunately, someone captured Gray […]

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Ep 29: Interview With HipHop-Album-Debate Writer DeCorey Hale

In episode 29, Debbie and Chris interview DeCorey Hale, who is a writer for the website www.hiphop-album-debate.com. We discuss the focus of the site, about the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquaio fight, and the most recent state of police brutality including the killing of unarmed Black men and women in America. Also, to see DeCorey and […]

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Old School Video of the Week: Tears for Fears – “Head over Heels”

  The year was 1985 when Tears for Fears released the song “Head over Heels” from their classic album Songs From Big Chair. The 80’s were the place to be to listen to a lot of the British bands that had crossover appeal here in the United States and Tears for Fears was no exception. […]

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S. C. Police Officer Charged With Murder, But Wait There’s More…

OPINION- A white South Carolina police officer was charged with murder after the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott was captured on video. The video was then sent to the NY Times, which led to the indictment, The video shows, Scott fleeing from 33-year-old Officer Michael Slager. As Scott was running away, he was shot […]

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Zimmerman Got Financial Support, While Ramsey Orta Is Being Ignored

We should all know the name George Zimmerman by now, who shot and killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin while calling himself being a neighborhood watch officer. When Zimmerman was arrested, he received so many donations, which allowed him to make bail and the rest of the money assisted toward his defense. Zimmerman received approximately a […]

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Members of the congressional black caucus address a gathering at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.  More than a dozen members of the congressional black caucus are visiting Birmingham for the 50th anniversary of the church bombing that killed four black girls.  Relatives of all four girls who died in the Ku Klux Klan bombing are expected to attend. They will receive bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal presented earlier this week in Washington. Fourteen-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died in the bombing with 11-year-old Denise McNair. Cynthia Wesley also was known as Cynthia Morris.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

What Does The Black Church Do, With All That Money?

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OPINION – The Black Church is a big business, whether one likes to admit it or not. The Black Church alone has accumulated well over 400 billion dollars in the past 30 years. I came across an article dated back to May of 2013, concerning this staggering number. I can imagine that number has been […]

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The Problem is You—Not Someone Else

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When one allows his or her challenges, problems and circumstances to overtake him or her, the resolution lies in the mirror. You are the problem. Stop running around trying to make it seem like the problem is someone else. Even when you do underhanded stuff to attempt to make the real problem seem like it’s […]

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I Wish Fight Videos & Disturbing Pictures Are Banned From Social Media

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OPINION- When I joined social media it was a direct link to staying in touch with family, friends, associates, former co-workers, and enhance networking opportunities. As the years went by, my social media feeds no longer just stayed with the cute pictures and videos of one’s baby taking their first step, graduating pre-school, high school, […]

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How To Know If You’re Wasting Time On The Wrong Man

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“Is this really a relationship I should stay in?” I get this question several times a week from women who are feeling a sense of turmoil in their current relationship. If you are a woman who has come to a crossroads in your relationship and are trying to determine whether or not you are with […]

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How Not To Approach Women: The Top 10 Experiences (Video)

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Ladies, I’m sure plenty of us have experience the street harasser that roams one’s neighborhoods, concocting the most annoying display of buffoonery to attempt to get a ladies’ attention that I have every seen. Street harassment has been in place for quite some time, but I’m glad this video (even if it has a comedic […]

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Stuart Scott: July 19, 1965-Jan 4, 2015

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“You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”-Stuart Scott I remember when I used to work normal hours in the 90’s how I would begin my morning ritual. After I was done showering, making breakfast, I will then turn on the T.V. bypass the news […]

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Jason Kidd Shows The Nets That Loyalty Is Obsolete

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OPINION- I am going to get straight to the point. Jason Kidd, who should be a first ballot hall of famer, was literally traded to the Bucks by the Nets for 2 second round draft picks (one in 2015 and another in ’19) and a quarter water (well not really) in order to sign on […]

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Former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton attend dedication ceremonies for the new George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

To The Clintons: “We Don’t Believe You, You Need More People”

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OPINION – It appears that former President Bill Clinton has confessed that his policies contributed to the mass incarceration rates that affected a majority of Black people more than anything. Bill’s wife and former Senator Hillary Clinton has also joined in and has become animate that mass incarceration must cease and if she becomes President, […]

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I Know A Riot Took Place And All, But How Did Freddie Gray Die?

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  OPINION-It’s been a while since, the Baltimore Police Department came into contact with Freddie Gray, which was on April 12th and his death on April 19th. Gray was on his bicycle and made eye contact with police and ran. The police gave chase, arrested him for carrying a switch blade. Fortunately, someone captured Gray […]

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Learn To Leave The Hood Behind: The Chinx Story

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OPINION – I was up bright in early this past Sunday morning when my newsfeed on social media declared Queens rapper Lionel Pickens who goes by the stage name Chinx was shot and killed in Queens. As a trapped in the 80’s and 90’s hip-hop/rap fan, I wasn’t familiar with Chinx’s body of work. All […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Jeff Redd – “You Called And Told Me”

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The year was 1991 when Jeff Redd released one of the R&B anthems of the summer in the title track, “You Called and Told Me”. The single was released off the movie soundtrack for Strictly Business starring Halle Berry and Tommy Davidson. Jeff Redd not only had a few hit records, but played an immense […]

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Ep 29: Interview With HipHop-Album-Debate Writer DeCorey Hale

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In episode 29, Debbie and Chris interview DeCorey Hale, who is a writer for the website www.hiphop-album-debate.com. We discuss the focus of the site, about the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquaio fight, and the most recent state of police brutality including the killing of unarmed Black men and women in America. Also, to see DeCorey and […]

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