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Will “Shop and Frisk” Change African-American Spending Habits on Black Friday?

Protest Against Barney's New York

No, this is not another attempt to take a shot at Jay Z, who was surprisingly demonized in the New York press for his relationship with the retail store Barneys, after 2 high profile incidents of young Black people being arrested for buying expensive items. Not only did Jay Z respond with a written statement, he also reworked his Barneys deal so his foundation receives 100% of all sales, plus according to him, he’ll have, “full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward.” I wonder if we realize that we have the power collectively to harm stores like Barneys and Macy’s more than Jay Z ever could?

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Mom in minivan chase where cops opened fire responds

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The woman who was driving a van full of children when police opened fire on the vehicle has finally responded in relation to the incident. Oriana Farrell, 39, was pulled over for speeding on Oct. 28 near Taos, New Mexico. The situation escalated after an officer broke her car window with her five children in the vehicle. Farrell then hopped back into the vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase which they opened fire on the vehicle.

Farrell and her older son were arrested in the incident. 

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Prisoners in California undergo tech job training

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Thanks to the expansion of a prison program, inmates in California have the chance to gain valuable skills in the field of technology. ”The Last Mile” trains inmates in San Quentin State Prison as well as Los Angeles Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

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Taye Diggs denies comments slandering black women

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While Best Man Holiday continues to enjoy success at the box office, one of the film’s leading characters has found himself in a swirl of controversy. Taye Diggs was the talk of social media after Cream BMP, a satirical publication, released a story that included the following comments allegedly from Diggs:

“I’m just saying the last black woman I was with name Stella” TMZ caught up with actor Taye Diggs to question him on how it felt to be back on the big screen. Let’s just say its not a stereotype that black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around all them black women made me really miss my wife” Stumbling out of a New York bar fresh off a world wind press tour in Los Angeles with wife Idina Menzel in tow Taye spoke briefly on the cast and breakaway success of ‘The Best Man Holiday’. Somebody will be upset and say i got rich and deserted my female people; No offense, but the only black woman I ever loved is my mama.” – Taye Diggs This should come as no surprise as Mr. Diggs spoke briefly on his mother always knowing he’d marry a white girl on a radio talk show back in 2011.

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Aryan Brotherhood puts bounty of heads of teens suspected of murder

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Two Washington teens accused of killing a World War II veteran are being targeted by the Aryan Brotherhood. 

Court documents indicate that the white supremacist group may have placed a $10,000 bounty on the heads of the black teens.

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Rihanna’s Doobie hairstyle steals show

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While Rihanna was busy making history as the first recipient of the American Music Awards first-ever Icon award, many people couldn’t help but notice her hair.

The star, showed up to this year’s music ceremony with her hair wrapped, and per usual, Twitter was on fire.

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Duke lacrosse rape accuser found guilty of second-degree murder

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The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder.

34-year-old Crystal Mangum’s fate was sealed after a jury found her guilty in the death of her ex-boyfriend 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who was stabbed in 2011. Mangum was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison.

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BREAKING: Gunman on Yale campus, university on lock down

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Yale University has confirmed that there is a person with a gun on campus.

As a result, university officials have issued a school-wide lockdown.

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School superintendent among 4 adults indicted in Steubenville rape case

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The superintendent of the city’s schools and three other adults have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the Steubenville rape case. A 16-year-old girl was raped by members of Steubenville’s high school football team in 2012.

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Bulls’ Derrick Rose knee surgery successful, out for rest of season

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After missing the entire 2012-13 season due to an ACL tear in his left knee, Chicago Bulls’ point guard Derrick Rose will not play for the rest of this season. Rose suffered a tear in his meniscus during Friday’s loss against the Portland Trail Blazers.

He underwent successful surgery to repair the damage in his right knee on Monday.

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