Ross told WCPO that he switched on the television in his room only to be greeted with an on-screen racial slur: “Hello Nigger!”
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MIAMI — A South Florida woman previously charged with injecting people with Fix-a-Flat in a black market buttock-enhancing business was arrested Thursday on a charge of manslaughter, authorities said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Oneal Morris, 32, was arrested at her mother’s house in Coconut Creek on one count of manslaughter. Shatarka Nuby, 32, died in March in Tallahassee from what an assistant medical examiner called “massive systemic silicone migration” as a result of the cosmetic silicone injections, authorities said.
“People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.”
James Baldwin 1924-1987
Take time to enjoy these amazing photos! They range from Bob Marley with the Jackson Five to Josephine Baker to the original Black Panthers. Guaranteed to increase your pulse, your pride and your knowledge.
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The Colorado “Batman Movie” Shooting Massacre will generate many narratives among the public and media. This tragedy will be one more opportunity to reflect on the United States’ gun laws. The relationship between popular culture and violence will be a hot topic as well. Others will focus on questions surrounding access to mental healthcare, and what if anything could have been done to prevent James Holmes from committing his…Read full post
The National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria is demanding the return of 32 artifacts from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, which were said to have been illegally taken by the British during the Benin Massacre of 1897.
The artifacts were reportedly a gift from collector Robert Owen Lehman (great-grandson of a founder of the now-defunct Lehman Brothers financial services firm) who purchased the Benin sculptures between the 1950s and the…Read full post
Amazon customers get an early look at fall’s most anticipated reads at Amazon.com Books
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 23, 2012– (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its Big Fall Books Preview (www.amazon.com/fallbookspreview). In anticipation of the publishing season that’s known for some of the most exciting debuts, well-regarded nonfiction and blockbuster fiction, the Amazon.com Books Editors have made their selections for fall’s ten most intriguing releases. Their Big Fall Books Preview also features the season’s most anticipated releases in fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies and mysteries,…Read full post
Mia Moody, Ph.D. spent more than three years studying hate groups on Facebook. The assistant professor and researcher at Baylor College released her findings in a report titled “New Media-Same Stereotypes: An Analysis of Social Media Depictions of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.” The report states that “historical racist portrayals of black men and women often fell into one of three categories —blackface/animalist, socially deviant and evil/angry —and over-emphasized and…Read full post
By Chris Lehman, OPB News
Some African-American hair stylists are objecting to an Oregon licensing rule that means they can’t braid hair without taking a two-year course. And they’re asking state lawmakers to take up the cause.
Amber Starks wants to put her braiding skills to work as a volunteer for African-American children in foster care. The Oregon Department of Human Services embraced the idea. But the Portland woman soon found that even a volunteer needs to get a cosmetology license. (LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BELOW, JUST SCROLL DOWN TO…Read full post
Let me preface this statement by saying that I am now in the process of closing my doors after sacrificing 16 years of my life to get the black community, especially the black business community, to support the Benjamin Banneker Memorial here in the nation’s capital. So, I hope you got the time and/or inclination to read all of this. It’s not going to be pretty.
During this time of daunting challenges and great pain and…Read full post
by The Fashion Bomb Staff
As we all probably already know just from a quick glance at our monthly bank statements, Black hair care is big money. And we all know the first Black self-made millionaire, Madame CJ Walker, made her fortune selling hair care products. But can we say the same for Black-owned hair care companies nowadays? Are…Read full post