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Lil Wayne Issues Formal Apology to Emmett Till Family

Lil Wayne has issued a formal apology to the family of Emmett Till for lyrics that referenced the Civil Rights martyr in a profane way: “As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure…I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy.”

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Emmett Till’s Family Plan to Pressure Mountain Dew to End Endorsement Deal w/ Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has yet to apologize for an offensive lyrics invoking the name of Emmett Till. So the Till family plans to pressure corporate sponsor Mountain Dew to drop their endorsement deal with the rapper.

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Nobel Prize Winner Gary Becker Advocates Paying Parents for Student Performance

University of Chicago economist Gary Becker advocates for paying parents based on their child’s performance in school. In doing so, a major barrier to a student’s academic success – a financially-unstable homelife – would be alleviated.

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Two Women Shot At During Christopher Dorner Manhunt Awarded $4.2 Million from LAPD

The LAPD has reached a $4.2 million settlement with the two women its officers shot at during the search for Christopher Dorner earlier this year.

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Tavon White Ran Prison Gang, Impregnated Four Guards While Behind Bars

The leader of a Maryland prison gang impregnated four Baltimore prison guards – including one twice – while running a fully-functioning criminal enterprise from behind bars.

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Detroit Party Store Mocks Black Customers; Posts Racist Images on Social Media

A Detroit party store is under fire after racist images mocking its black customers were posted on instagram. After an investigation, it was discovered that the images were uploaded by the store owner’s son. Despicable.

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Lauryn Hill’s New $1 Million Recording Contract w/ Sony Music Revealed During Tax Hearing

During her tax hearing yesterday, it was revealed that Lauryn Hill has signed a $1 million recording contract with Sony, and will take out a loan to pay off her tax bill.

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Graduation Rates Increase at HBCUs

According to a new report, graduation rates have increased for several prominent HBCUs; including Spellman, Howard, and Jackson State. However, HBCUs still lag behind the general population in graduation rates.

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BlackCrowdfunding.net: A Crowdfunding Site for Black Entrepreneurs

William Cunningham has created BlackCrowdfunding.net, a site where black entrepreneurs can raise money from the public to start businesses: “The idea is that crowdfunding is a tool that can be used to get resources to low to moderate income communities in a way that we haven’t seen before”

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Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter Indicted in Fraud Scheme

Jeri L. Wright – daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Wright – has been indicted on charges of money laundering and lying to federal prosecutors. The charges stem from a 2009 probe into fraud scheme allegedly orchestrated by former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.

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