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Is It Rio’s or Black Men’s Fault? Documentary Says It’s Black Women’s

“We’re not created equal, we have different roles in life.” – 2013 Documentary, “Frustrated: Black Men in Brazil”

I recently ran across a documentary on YouTube called “Frustrated: Black Men in Brazil” which was directed by Al Greeze. He was inspired to make this documentary after reading a 2006 Essence article by Spelman College Professor, William Jelani Cobb who stated that due to Black men’s frustration with Black women in America, they turn to Brazilian women to obtain the sexual relationships they desire.

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R. Kelly’s youngest child comes out as trangender

R. Kelly’s youngest child recently came out as transgender on social media.

13-year-old Jaya has identified as male since age 6 or 7. 

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Study: black gay men make as much as straight white men in corporate America

 

According to a study released by researchers at Princeton University, negative stereotypes about black gay men has very little impact on their salary.

The research is described in a paper titled The Positive Consequences of Negative Stereotypes: Race, Sexual Orientation and the Job Application Process“, and challenges the commonly held idea that membership in multiple marginalized groups leads to more discrimination.

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Lawsuit: woman forced to strip naked, denied clothing for hours by police

A jail in New Albany, IN is facing a lawsuit after video surveillance of several police officers’ treatment of a woman in their custody was released.

According to attorney Laura Landenwich, her client Tabitha Gentry was stripped naked and left for hours after Gentry was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. Landenwich does not believe that Gentry’s experience at the Floyd County jail is unique. The Floyd Country Sheriff claims that they acted properly.

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Chuck D wants the music industry to just say no to the n-word

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is challenging those involved in the music industry to stop using the “n-word.” In a set of tweets, the rapper called upon radio stations, record labels, and artists to stop using the derogatory term.

Chuck D. went as far as asking if performances featuring homophobic or anti-Semitic slurs were accepted at concert festivals as easily accepted as those that feature the “n-word.”

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Prep school holds ceremony for first graduating class

A Chicago high school celebrated its first graduating class on Monday when 119 students walked across the stage. Members of Johnson College Prep cheered as they took their first steps as high school graduates.

The school is located on Chicago’s south side in the Englewood community. 

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Obama’s student loan repayment announcement forgot to mention this one thing

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President Obama made headlines Tuesday when he announced that he would use his executive power to expand the Pay As You Earn program, one that limits borrowers’ monthly debt payments to just 10 percent of their discretionary income.

Under the program, the balance of student loan is forgiven after 20 years — 10 years if the borrower holds a government or a nonprofit position.

While Pay As You Earn has existed since 2012, few have signed up for it. 

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Florida officials says he shouted n-word at shoppers to protect himself

A Florida city commissioner apologized after admitting that he used the n-word because he “felt threatened” during a road rage incident Sunday.

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Report: trucker in Tracy Morgan crash was sleep deprived

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A truck driver accused of triggering a highway crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan and killed a man had not slept for at least 24 hours.

Wal-Mart driver Kevin Roper is expected to appear in court Wednesday. 

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BREAKING: injuries reported in high school shooting

Police responded shortly after 8 a.m. to a report of shots fired at an Oregon high school. 

A police official did say that there were some injuries, but no official number has been released.

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