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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Have You Seen Gabrielle Swainson?: 15 Year-old SC Cheerleader Has Been Missing for 5 Days

Swainson was last seen at her home at 3:30am, just before her mother left for work. When her mother returned around 7:15am, she heard the teen’s alarm clock going off, but Gabrielle was gone. If you have any info, call 803-576-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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Should You Become a Mentor?

By tamara @tamaracg 2:07 pm August 22, 2012 I talk a lot about the girls that I mentor and how they order my steps. I find myself factoring my girls into most decisions that I make. In that way, being a mentor has really changed my life. And I hope that the feeling is mutual. […]

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LAPD Caught on Tape Punching Handcuffed 20 Year-Old Skateboarder

Four LAPD officers have been caught on tape punching handcuffed 20 year-old Xavier Colege student Ron Weekly Jr. in front of his home. Check out video of the incident at BlackYouthProject.com!

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13 Year-Old Gangsta Rapper Lil’ Mouse’s ‘Get Smoked’ Video Sparks Outrage


13 year-old rapper Lil’ Mouse’s music video ‘Get Smoked” has racked up nearly half a million views on youtube. But his profanity-laced gangsta rap lyrics – rife with references to drugs, sex, and guns – has sparked outrage. Is there any justification for this?

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POLL: 64 Percent of New Yorkers Say the NYPD Favors Whites

What a shock. According to a recent poll, 64 percent of New Yorkers say the NYPD favors whites over blacks.

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Medical Examiner: Chavis Carter’s Death Was A Suicide

An Arkansas medical examiner has ruled Chavis Carter’s death a suicide. Chavis Carter died of a gunshot wound to the head while handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. The police claim it was suicide; Carter’s family believes he was murdered. What do you think?

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Please Tell Beyonce that Philanthropy is not Activism

By jasiri x 1:27 pm August 20, 2012 Last Thursday I did the above interview, hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on Huff Post Live , with actor Isaiah Washington and Andrea Plaid, associate editor of Racialicious.com, on the controversy caused by legendary actor/activist Harry Belafonte’s recent comments about Jay Z and Beyonce. According to […]

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President Obama on Todd Akin: ‘Rape is Rape’

President Obama has commented on Congressman and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin’s controversial comments regarding rape, calling them offensive and asserting that we should not be making health care decisions on behalf of women.

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Nicki Minaj is Newest Judge on American Idol

According to US Weekly, Nicki Minaj has been confirmed as a judge on the next season of American Idol. Will Nicki make a good judge on Idol? Will you be watching?

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17 Year-Old Shot in the Head; Finishes High School and Will Attend College 7 Months Later!

When he was just 17 year-old, Derrick Perry was shot in the head at a Detroit house party, changing his life forever. But his harrowing ordeal didn’t stop him from graduating from high school on time and attending college in the fall, just 7 months after being shot.

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