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9 Year-Old Rapper’s Raunchy Videos Lead to Child Abuse Investigation

The family of 9 year-old rapper Luie Rivera is under investigation by Child Protective Services for possible abuse and neglect.

Nicknamed Lil Poopy, Rivera has starred in a slew of raunchy rap videos in which he makes drug references, dances suggestively, and even slaps a woman’s buttocks.

Lil Poopy has peformend alongside the likes of Diddy, and was discovered by rapper French Montana.

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One Year Later: Trayvon and the Value of Black Life

On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17 and unarmed, was shot and killed by George Zimmerman. After ignoring an order from the police department, George Zimmerman profiled, followed, confronted and murdered Trayvon. The Sanford police department and Police Chief Bill Lee, then proceeded to allow George Zimmerman to go home, a free man, with his murder weapon. Trayvon’s body was then taken to the morgue where he was classified as a John Doe.

Reflecting on the murder of Trayvon of almost one year ago, I wondered to myself, specifically, what was it about this case that made me so mad? When I first heard about his murder, via twitter, around March 11th, I was incensed. I wrote a blog that following Monday entitled, George Zimmern, the man who murdered an unarmed 17 year old boy, has still not been arrested. I happened to be at the tech, music and film festival SWSX and I was so angry that none of the parties and shows mattered anymore. That day I had a conversation with ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson about what we could do to get justice and decided I would write a song.

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Two Teens Arrested for Instigating and Filming Fight Between Two 7 Year-old Girls

Two teenage girls – 14 and 15 years-old – have been arrested for helping to instigate a fight between two 7 year-olds, filming it, and posting it on the internet.

The disturbing video shows the two little girls going at it, surrounded by a wild crowd of teenage onlookers. It ends after one of the little girls begins to sob, exclaiming that she didn’t want to fight in the first place.

It is believed that the two teenage girls instigated the fight in order to get a video featured on WorldStar Hip-Hop.

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The Onion’s CEO Apologizes to 9 Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis

The CEO of The Onion has apologized to Quvenzhané Wallis for a disgusting tweet posted last night during the Academy Awards.

As we reported earlier, The Onion’s Twitter command person called Wallis a four-letter word (the C word, to be exact), and the public rightfully went berserk.

The Onion‘s CEO says those responsible for the tweet will be disciplined.

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The Onion Tweets an Incredibly Bad Joke about 9 Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis

Quvenzhané Wallis may not have gone home with an Oscar last night, but her name is in the headlines this morning.

The nine-year-old new kid on the block and Willow Smith replacement for the Annie remake was the butt of an incredibly bad joke.

In what seemed like a non sequitur, The Onion’s Twitter command person called Wallis a four-letter word, and Twitter (rightly) went bananas:

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Stop Saying Little Black Girls Are “Too Grown”

By TaMeicka L. Clear

I saw a conversation in a black lesbian Facebook group about Willow Smith being gay at age 13 and having a girlfriend. The conversation was about the probability that she is gay and if 13 is too young to be gay and have a girlfriend.

I was challenged by some of the comments and concerned mostly around the idea that Black folk seem to have around controlling the behavior and expression of youth. Parental control is a cross cultural issue, however I believe that issues of internalized slavery and colonization cause Black people to worry and attempt to protect Black youth from the ever present notion that  “we can’t really do whatever we want because we are not as free as white people are”.

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Teacher Under Fire for Giving Students Slavery Word Problems

A NYC elementary school math teacher is in big trouble after assigning students a set of word problems that dealt with the selling and killing of slaves.

The teacher’s student teacher was disturbed by the assignment and alerted his NYU professor, who in turn alerted the media.

The teacher, Jane Youn, has apologized and says she was simply trying to fuse a slavery history lesson with math. She asked the students to create the questions, and then handed them out as homework.

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Emmett Till’s Family Write Open Letter to Lil Wayne

The family of the late Emmett Till have penned an open letter to Lil Wayne.

The letter challenges the Young Money emcee to address the controversy surrounding the lyrics, a and implores him to help educate others on the story of Emmett Till.

Check out an excerpt below.

From Clutch Mag:

Yesterday marked a week since the “unofficial” release of “Karate Chop~remix” inclusive of your lyrics. The words we speak are powerful enough for preservation of life but also have the capacity to destroy it. When you spit lyrics like “Beat that p—-y up like Emmett Till”, not only are you destroying the preservation and legacy of Emmett Till’s memory and name, but the impact of his murder in black history along with degradation of women.

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On This Day 48 Years Ago, Malcolm X Was Assassinated

On this day 48 years ago, Malcolm X was assassinated during a speaking engagement in Harlem.

Malcolm X continues to be revered around the world for his commitment to self-determination and liberation for people of color.

His commanding onstage presence and speaking abilities, intelligence, and passion for social justice are as inspiring today as they were while he was alive.

A truly great and deeply missed man; but his legacy lives on.

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Pictures of Christopher Dorner’s Remains are For Sale

According to NewsOne, who cites TMZ, pictures of Dorner’s charred remains are being sold.

Authorities tracked Dorner down in a cabin just outside of Los Angeles after searching for him for 9 days.

Dorner shot himself in the head before his body was burned by a fire set by authorities.

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