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There’s no ‘Hood Disease’ after all

A viral clip using the term “Hood Disease” to describe the impact of trauma on inner-city youth raised eyebrows last week, and rightfully so. The term was used in a story during last Friday’s newscast on KPIX-TV, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco. The story highlighted children who lived in “virtual war zones” who repeatedly experience trauma. 

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Jet Magazine cancels print edition

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Jet Magazine, the pioneering weekly magazine for African Americans that rose to prominence during the civil rights movement, will no longer publish a regular print edition. Johnson Publishing Company, who owns the magazine, will move Jet to a digital format starting in June. Content will be delivered via web and a paid subscription app.

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Tamron Hall joins cast of ‘Today’ show

NBC announced that Tamron Hall will be joining Today. The MSNBC anchor will join Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker as a co-host for the 9 a.m. hour of Today. 

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It Will Always Be a White Christmas

In Chicago, the snow has finally come! Families have decorated their homes and stores have chimed in to the holiday spirit. This is the time where holidays really feel like holidays. I always had a soft spot for Christmas. It’s a time where you can give, receive and eat well. I recently stumbled upon a blog written by Slate Culture […]

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Conservative Pundits Say Christopher Lane Shooting Highlights Racial Double Standard in Media

Conservative pundits and news outlets like Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Daily Caller have pointed to media coverage of the Christopher Lane murder as proof that there is a racial double standard in the media.

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HLN’s Nancy Grace To Cover The Murders of Tupac and Biggie

 By Rashad J. Smith Nancy Grace is digging into the Hip Hop community this week as she analyzes the deaths of RAP LEGENDS’ Tupac Shakur and Christopher “NOTORIOUS B.I.G.” Wallace.  Viewers are amped to tune in to Nancy Grace Mysteries, this Friday, August 23rd at 8 PM. The HLN commentator will be connecting the dots […]

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Roland Martin: CNN Executives Hold Back Black Anchors

Former CNN pundit Roland Martin alleges the leadership at the news network are uncomfortable with hiring black anchors as hosts. Is Roland Martin on to something here? Do you think cable news networks discriminate against black anchors?

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BREAKING NEWS: 25 Black Innovators Recognized

By Rashad J. Smith Unfortunately we can’t ignore the daily happenings in the streets of urban society. It is our duty to inform the world of what’s going on in our neighborhoods with hope to one day bring change. It’s not a surprise for us to hear about how many drug busts happened in the projects […]

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Don’t Sleep on BET’s Don’t Sleep

While I’m excited about the fact that a network created particularly for Black America is taking a stance and focusing on analyzing and potentially solving Black issues, I’m bothered because I feel the network is afraid to bring this program in with full-force.

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BREAKING: Sean Hannity Will Interview George Zimmerman TONIGHT

According to TV Newzer, Fox News’ Sean Hannity will be interviewing George Zimmerman TONIGHT at 9PM on his Sean Hannity Show. This is Zimmerman’s first televised interview since being charged with the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this year.

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