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4-Year Old Genius Anala Beevers Invited to Join MENSA

Four-year old Anala Beevers is literally a genius.

Hailing from New Orleans, Anala is so brilliant that she’s been invited to join MENSA, an international organization for people with IQs in the 98 percentile or higher.

Anala learned the English alphabet at 4 months old, and numbers in Spanish by 1 and a half.

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Florida Police Shoot Unarmed Man in Front of His Own House

Along with carrying ice tea and candy, going into your car to grab a pack of cigarettes is also a dangerous thing for black people to do in Florida.

Roy Middleton was outside of his own home when police opened fire on him even though he was cooperating with their commands:

Deputies dispatched to the scene found Middleton inside the vehicle and ordered him to back away with his hands in the air. As he was doing so, Middleton says he turned to face the deputies.

“It was like a firing squad,” he later recalled from his hospital bed. “Bullets were flying everywhere.”

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Harry Belafonte Talks Celebrity Activism; Wants a Sit-Down w/ Beyonce and Jay Z

Harry Belafonte has both clarified his comments about and extended an olive branch to Beyonce and Jay Z.

This, of course, is in response to Jay Z’s remarks about Belafonte’s claim that he and wife Beyonce aren’t socially active and responsible enough.

In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte talked about the wasted power of black celebrity as well as what he’s willing to do to bridge the “generation gap”:

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Don Lemon Agrees w/ Bill O’Reilly; Launches His Own Rant Against Black Youth

Don Lemon has come under fire for expressing agreement with Bill O’Reilly’s controversial statements regarding crime in the Black community.

In fact, Lemon says Bill didn’t go far enough.

Lemon gave Black kids five suggestions for cleaning up their act: hike up your pants, finish school, stop using the n-word, take care of your communities, and don’t have children out of wedlock.

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Congressional Black Caucus Holds Emergency Summit on Chicago Violence

The Congressional Black Caucus held an emergency summit on Chicago’s gun violence crisis last Friday.

The group gathered at Chicago State University, and discussed possible solutions to the crisis.

From NewsOne:

“With all due respect to Newtown and Arizona and the mass murders, we need to have voices for the urban areas and for urban violence,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly on Friday.

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Chaka Khan Joins Boycott of Florida

In a recent interview with Chaka Khan, the soul legend announced her intentions to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s Stand Your Ground laws.

She joins fellow stars Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick.

From the Huffington Post:

Well the trial, number one was a travesty. Racism is still very much alive and well in this country.

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One of my favorite Dave Chappelle bits, and trust me, there are many, is his Ja Rule joke, wherein he hysterically describes how our celebrity worship can make us do absurd things sometimes:

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Jay Z Responds to Criticism from Harry Belafonte: ‘My presence is charity, just because of who I am’

Remember when Harry Belafonte went in on young black celebrities like Jay “no hyphen” Z and Beyonce on their lack of political activism?

Well, Jay has finally responded.

In the second part of his interview with Elliot Wilson, Hov had the following to say:

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Kanye West and Rhymefest Team Up for Free Music Writing Program for Chicago Youth

Chicago’s own Rhymefest and Kanye West are using their skills and resources to bring a new program to the South Side.

The duo whose collaborations have yielded hip-hop gold like “Jesus Walks,” are now getting together to bring a music program to the city’s youth:

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11-Year Old Dovonta Andrews Is Shot While Shielding 5-Year Old Friend from Bullet

11-year old Dovonta Andrews is recovering from a bullet wound he sustained after shielding his 5-year old friend with his body.

The boys were standing on a porch when an argument broke out and someone began shooting.

Dovonta pushed his friend out of the way, and a bullet went through his arm.

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