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Actor Wendell Pierce Launches Grocery Store Chain in New Orleans Food Deserts

Actor Wendell Pierce – famous for roles in The Wire and Treme – is giving back to his hometown of New Orleans by opening a chain of grocery stores dubbed Sterling Farms in food deserts across the city.

Customers are treated to quality customer service; patrons are even offered rides home if they spend over $50.

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45 Years Ago Today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Assassinated

45 years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN.

King had gone to Memphis to show support for the black sanitary employees who were striking for fairer wages.

The night before, King had delivered his famed “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech.

Watch that seminal speech below:

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President Obama Returns 5 Percent of Salary in Solidarity w/ Furloughed Federal Workers

President Obama has announced that he’ll be returning 5 percent of his salary in solidarity with furloughed federal workers.

The gesture is meant to show solidarity with workers forced to sacrifice pay as a result of spending cuts.

Obama continues to put pressure on Congress to reach an agreement that will undo the cuts.

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Breaking The Cycle of Fear



Fear can cause you to question your worth and true purpose in life. When you are hit with enough obstacles you can be overtaken by fear, until you feel that there is no way out. No way to pursue your dreams, be that change or answer the call when you are needed.

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BREAKING NEWS | Black Boys Graduating

In 2012, The Black Boy Report, a statistic based report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education, reported horrific news that Black male students in Rochester, NY were the absolute last in the Nation with a 9 percent graduation rate. It’s obvious, some city in the Nation must be last, but why and why with a 9 percent graduation rate? While these questions have many answer, we remain in a place longing for Black Male Excellence, and it has arrived!

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Happy Birthday to Soul Icon Marvin Gaye!

Today – April 2nd – would have been the legendary Marvin Gaye’s 74th birthday.

Marvin Gaye is responsible for some of the most important music of the 20th century; art that combined technical daring and inventiveness, with an intoxicating conceptual mixture of sensuality, spirituality, and politics.

His landmark album What’s Goin’ On still stands as the greatest soul album ever made, and later LPs like Let’s Get It On, I Want You, and Here, My Dear aren’t far behind.

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NY Senator: NYPD Commissioner Wanted to ‘Instill Fear’ in Young Men of Color w/ Stop and Frisk

New York State Senator Eric Adams testified in federal court that NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly wanted the Stop and Frisk program to “instill fear” in young black and Latino men.

Adams pointed to a conversation in 2010, in which he expressed to Kelly that the program disproportionately targeted young men of color.

Kelly essentially responded that that was precisely the point.

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Magic Johnson’s Son Goes Public With Boyfriend; Parents ‘Very Proud’

EJ Johnson, the son of basketball great Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, was recently spotted walking about with his boyfriend.

It marks the first time EJ, a student at NYU, has been seen publicly with his boyfriend.

EJ not only answered the cameraperson’s questions, but his father told TMZ that both he and his wife were very supportive of his son.

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Fox News Contributor: Welfare and Food Stamps Make Poverty Feel ‘A Little Comfortable’

During an appearance on Fox News’ “Cavuto on Business,” contributor Charles Payne asserted that programs like welfare and food stamps can make poverty feel “a little comfortable.”

Adding that he speaks from personal experience, Payne elaborated:

From the Huffington Post:

“There’s this idea that between the food stamps and the welfare and the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit and the local programs, you know, it gets a little comfortable to be in poverty,” Payne said during a discussion on food stamp usage.

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Tennessee Considers Bill Tying Welfare Benefits to Children’s Grades

Not to be outdone by a Kansas bill that would allow those who are HIV positive to be separated from those who don’t, the state of Tennessee is considering a bill that would tie welfare support to a child’s progress in school.

The legislation would allow a family to lose up to 30% of its assistance if their child(ren) are not performing well in school:

Under the legislation brought by two Republicans, a student who doesn’t not make “satisfactory progress” in school would cost his or her family up to 30 percent of its welfare assistance, the Knoxville News and Sentinel reported:

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