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Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns in Swimming Pool; Ex-Wife Files for Emergency Custody

R&B singer Usher’s son nearly drowned after his arm became stuck in a swimming pool’s drain. And Usher’s estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has reportedly filed emergency custody in the wake of the incident.

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Ebony Magazine Dedicates September Issue to Trayvon Martin w/ Four Covers

Ebony Magazine is dedicating their September issue cover to Trayvon Martin. The magazine will feature four covers honoring the memory of Trayvon Martin. Three covers feature celebrity dads Spike Lee, Dwanye Wade, and Boris Kodjoe posing with their sons in hoodies; the fourth features Trayvon Martin’s family.

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Donald Trump Confused about Why Blacks Can Say ‘Cracker’ but Whites Can’t Use the N-word

In the wake of Charlie Rangel’s use of the term “cracker,” Donald Trump complained that African American Democrats can say “cracker”, but when a white person uses the N-word it’s a scandal: “If Charlie or whoever it was was a Republican and they made that statement, they’d be resigning from office right now”

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14-Year Old Shaaliver Douse Shot and Killed by NYPD

14-year old Shaaliver Douse was shot and killed by police after ignoring commands to drop his weapon.

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MUST WATCH: Jay Smooth Talks Don Lemon, Race and ‘Respectability’

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Jay Smooth’s latest video blog absolutely shreds Don Lemon’s horrifically out-of-touch, black youth-shaming, “pull up your pants” rant, and gives an epic shout-out to the Black Youth Project 100 and the Dream Defenders.

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Revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” Stars Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll

A revival of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” will star Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Sophie Okenedo, and Anika Noni Rose.

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Rapper Charged w/ Double Homicide After Allegedly Rapping About It

A Virginia rapper named Twain Gotti has been arrested in connection to a double homicide after allegedly rapping about it.

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Rick Ross Samples Rachel Jeantel in New Song

Rick Ross’ latest song expresses his outrage over the George Zimmerman verdict – even sampling Rachel Jeantel’s testimony.

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Spike Lee Has a Script for a ‘School Daze” Sequel

According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee has a script for the sequel to his classic 2nd full length film “School Daze.” The film would be set 25 years later. I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze… a contemporary version, same school… 25 years later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to […]

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Guest Post

Don Lemon and Media Violence Against Young Black Men

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Don Lemon’s comments are reminiscent of the media violence that has played out across news broadcast with reports that have called young black men crack babies, predators, dropouts, absentee fathers, and thugs. Reports that have captured the American imagination, and created moral panic.

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