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Mountain Dew Pulls Tyler, The Creator Ad After Accusations of Racism

Tyler, the Creator teamed up with Mountain Dew, and …racism happened?

PepsiCo, which owns Mountain Dew, has pulled the ad.

In the 60-second spot developed by African-American rapper Tyler, the Creator, a battered white woman on crutches is urged by an officer to identify a suspect out of a lineup of black men. A talking goat named Felicia is included in the lineup. The goat makes threatening remarks to the woman including, “Keep ya mouth shut.”

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Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of 90′s Rap Duo Kris Kross Has Died

Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, one-half of the 90s rap duo Kris Kross died yesterday.

He was 34.

Kelly was found unresponsive and transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Officer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Missing Six Year-Old Jashayla Markiaya Hopson Has Been Found

It is being reported that missing six year-old Jashayla Markiaya Hopson has been found.

The little girl had been reported missing on Tuesday after being taken from her school.

She was reportedly found in Lauderdale County, and has been taken to a hospital for observation.

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Guest Post

Change

By Omololu Omotosho, Founder of Nigerians Saving Nigerians

When I log into my Facebook page and post messages that speak truth to power on sociopolitical issues concerning Nigeria, some may feel like I should keep quiet and who am I to speak that way” while some may feel like “Yes! you are a potent, peaceful revolutionary in the making.

The point I am trying to emphasize is: I am not better than the next person silently working change without the Facebook “hoopla;”

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3 Dead, At Least 17 Wounded in Shootings Overnight in Chicago

Chicago is experiencing its warmest weather in months.

And unfortunately that often means a rise in gun violence.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 3 are dead and at least 17 were wounded throughout the city overnight; including a fatal shooting literally across the street from the UIC police department.

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Why Hasn’t Ce Ce Acoff Received the Respect She Deserves?

Cemia Dove (Ce Ce or Ci Ci for short) Acoff was a young woman whose body was found brutally slain and dumped in a pond in a suburb near Cleveland Ohio on April 17th. She was stabbed multiple times, tied to a slab of concrete and thrown into a pond. She was identified Monday using DNA samples from her family. I take this moment to pay tribute and honor her short life. I take this moment to express outrage and sadness that someone so young had her life taken away so tragically.

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Two Words

By Brittney Elder, 23

A friend recently e-mailed me a piece by BYP contributor Jonathan Lykes entitled Who Will Lead My Black Generation? In the article he references a BET sponsored poll that asked “Who speaks for you?” Forty percent of the participants in turn responded “no one”. I came across these words and instantly felt my stomach drop. Those two small words were not just a statement of opinion but spoke as a stinging indictment against a generation of black leaders whose hands we have been placed into. Those words spoke of a lost and neglected child; a child who does not understand the concern and love of a caring parent.

And for far too long, this has been the reality for my generation.

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Lil Wayne Issues Formal Apology to Emmett Till Family

After threats to jeopardize his endorsement deal with Mountain Dew, Lil Wayne has issued a formal apology to the family of Emmett Till.

Wayne offending many with lyrics in Future’s “Karate Chop (remix)” that referenced the Civil Rights martyr in a profane way:

“Pop a lot of pain pills / ‘Bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels / Beat that p—y up like Emmett Till / Yeah …”

Check out Lil Wayne’s apology below:

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NY Mayor Bloomberg: Critics of Stop and Frisk are Encouraging “Lawless Mayhem State”

According to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, anyone who has criticized the city’s “Stop and Frisk” program is encouraging a “lawless mayhem state.”

Bloomberg blasted supporters of legislation that would appoint an Inspector General to monitor the NYPD.

He says the legislation is nothing but politics, and that the media is simply fanning the flames of a potential disaster.

From the Huffington Post:

“Make no mistake, this is a dangerous piece of legislation and anyone who supports it is courting disaster,”

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Teen Girl Charged w/ Felony Over Ill-Advised Science Experiment

Florida teenager Kiera Wilmot had good grades; and a clean behavioral record until she tried an ill-advised science experiment on school grounds.

Mixing a few household products together in a water bottle, the concoction caused a small explosion and some smoke. No one was injured.

Not a good idea by any means; but the harsh punishment dished out to Kiera has many crying foul.

Kiera was arrested, expelled from school, and charged with two felonies; possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device.

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