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Freddie Gray, Murderous Cops and the Baltimore Riots

This entire situation has been tragic, and this is not the first tragedy perpetrated by the Baltimore City Police Department. So many people, mostly Republicans refuse to acknowledge that the police are not everyone’s friend. We have no Officer Friendly – our officers are Officer Deadly.  (read more)
Michelle D. Smith Michelle Smith is a visionary and spiritual warrior seeking to share awareness with many. She uses words as her sword and the love and grace of God as her shield. She has a spiritual blog in which to enlighten and uplift. She is a soon to be published author and a monthly relationship column on Black The different niches for each allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.

NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Officer Taneshia Nash Laird says Destruction in Baltimore Affects Everyone
riots As a leader in urban business development, I understand where the need for catharsis is coming from in Baltimore but here is another harsh reality: it might take many years before the private sector is willing to re-invest in this neighborhood. Again, I understand the motivation for the riots but what I also see is the destruction of businesses and jobs being snatched away in an instant. (read more)

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Freda Payne
Freda Payne   --  an American Soul/R&B singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show.


 But Whatever Happened to Freda Payne ?

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  1. Born: May 13, 1961

  2. One of the greatest rebounders

  3. Once stated that he is the oldest of a total of 47 children

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Marcel Theo Hall better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, reality television personality, and commercial spokesperson. He is best known for his single "Just a Friend", an American Top 10 hit in 1989. In 2008, "Just a Friend" made #100 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest hip hop songs of all time.

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By Bo Borbye Pedersen from Copenhagen, Denmark (Biz Markie) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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- Benjamin Harrison elected to the presidency of the United States in 1888.

"The colored people did not intrude themselves upon us; they were brought here in chains and held in communities where they are now chiefly bound by a cruel slave code... When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law? This generation should courageously face these grave questions, and not leave them as a heritage of woe to the next."

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world."

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."

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  • My patented Product SCARFFIE
    My name is Marie Galloway and I'm the inventor of SCARFFIE and owner of I am an African American small business owner who sells my product SCARFFIE at several state fairs and vendor events throughout Southern California. My patented Product SCARFFIE is the only scarf with pocket-sleeves made for holding keys, cell phones and wallets. Should you become cold, simply insert arms into pocket-sleeves and wrap for warmth and comfort. SCARFFIE is made in the USA by a 5 star manufacturer with high quality materials for men, women and children.


    Last night, Beats by Dr. Dre celebrated their latest Special Edition Collaboration with renowned luxury brand MCM at a private event at the MCM store in SoHo, New York. Themed around the modern day ‘Jet Set’ lifestyle, Beats by Dr. Dre and MCM hosted global A-list celebrities and influencers, including: Chelsea Leyland, Fabolous, Hannah Bronfman, Jadakiss, JOEY BADA$$, Justine Skye, PartyNextDoor, Rain, VA$HTIE who got a first look at the Special Edition Collection of custom Beats products.
     Beats by Dr. Dre


  • McDonald’s USA Recognizes Excellence Amongst Teen Leaders with Second Annual Community Choice Youth Award
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (April 27, 2015) – Business men and women aren’t the only ones who can impact the community. For the second consecutive year, McDonald’s USA is calling on communities nationwide to nominate this year’s 365Black Community Choice Youth Award recipients. Now through May 31, consumers can visit to nominate a teen who has exemplified exceptional leadership in their communities. One male and one female recipient will each receive a $10,000 scholarship and will be honored alongside celebrities, philanthropists and influencers at the 12th annual McDonald's 365Black Awards, slated to take place in New Orleans during the21st annual ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola®.
    Second Annual Community Choice Youth Award


    The Queen of Daytime Talk to Reveal the Full Cover Story on The Wendy Williams Show, April 24 CHICAGO (April 22, 2015) — Wendy Williams, diva of dish and host of the wildly successful The Wendy Williams Show, willfully embraces her impact on pop culture while maintaining a laser sharp focus on what matters most, home. On Friday, April 24th audience and viewers will get a first look at the cover shoot, live on the show.
    Wendy Williams


    (Newark, New Jersey- April 24, 2015) -- The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) celebrate 25 years of the iconic film, HOUSE PARTY, which debuted in 1990 and was the first movie that introduced rap to mainstream audiences, making Kid N’ Play superstars. On Wednesday, June 10th the House Party comes to stage, at NJPAC, with performances by Kid N’ Play “2 Hype” “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” George Clinton “Atomic Dog” “Do Fries Go With That Shake” Full Force “Ain’t My Type of Hype” & “Temporary Love Thing” along with special guest emcees House Party’s producer Warrington Hudlin and Bowlegged Lou.


  • DOPE
    The hit movie out of the Sundance Film Festival, DOPE tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.


  • Introducing NinjaWay: The Tidal Wav of Technology from Bad Boy Branding’s Jay Leopardi & Super Bowl Winner Walter Thurmond III
    What if you could hear what your favorite artist was listening to in real time? What if you could connect to your favorite artist without using a smart phone, computer, or social media? What if you could hear all of this through headphones that would never distort sound again? Would you spend a small amount of money—less than the cost of a smart phone—to be in control of your favorite music, which is delivered in an entirely new way and in an entirely new style of sound? Welcome to the world of NinjaWav.


    Middle School Age Children Eligible to Win $1,000 for Winning Essays Boston, MA March 16, 2015 – OneUnited Bank announces its 5th Annual I Got Bank! Essay Contest to promote financial literacy for youth. Middle school students from across the country between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read I Got Bank!, or a similar financial book of their choosing, and write a 250-word essay about how they would apply what they learned from the book to their lives. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 15, 2015. The Bank will choose three winners and award them a $1,000 OneUnited Bank savings account by August 31, 2015. For more information, please visit:
    I Got Bank


  • Kerry Washington Graces the Cover of EBONY
    Kerry Washington, Scandal star and activist, may be a Hollywood “it” girl, but she doesn’t shop images of her adorable baby to the tabloids or post pics of her handsome hubby on Instagram for #ManCrushMonday. That’s why it’s so refreshing to go behind the scenes with Washington and learn more about her personal passions, latest projects and carefully guarded family life in the double March/April issue of EBONY.
    Kerry Washington Graces the Cover of EBONY


  • Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine
    What makes the perfect Ashley Stewart woman? She is bold, stylish, brave, adventurous, and powerful. She lives by her own rules, loves her curves, and looks impeccable doing so. That’s why PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), the #1 plus size fashion and beauty magazine/blog, has partnered with leading plus size global fashion brand Ashley Stewart for its Woman of Style photo spread featuring Top Plus Bloggers, who are all doing it their way.
    Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine


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