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Re: Black Sites That Are Owned by Whites

Kevin41 ·
SheLeopard posted; The boycott of the lead Black network is a major step in that direction. The white folks know it, and as the word continues to spread and more people act on it and voice their opinions on it, the racist sponsors will be powerless to do anything but meet our demands. ***Correct....remember when they were going to air the sitcom about the "happy slave" under Lincoln, Desmond Pfeiffer? It took no time flat for a unified response against that show and it ended immediately. Too...
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Re: White so-called 'Christianity' is responsible for unleashing demonism

Prophetessofrage ·
Racism is treating people differently because of the race or culture to which they belong. In the last 500 years the 'white' race conquered and occupied much of the world and saw the people that they defeated as heathens and as inferior. One of the things that was considered inferior was their religion and following on after the soldiers came the missionaries. Over the last 50 years there has been a growing awareness by the western Christian church that racism has been part of its history.
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Re: Russell Simmons Eyed As New NAACP Prez

Huey ·
ER, thank you! If there was an alternate choice besides Russell Simmons, it would be Spike Lee. Spike will definitely get in Hollywood's azz and get them to get more independent or black films with substance to become greenlighted. Maybe the Image Awards would get more credibility and reward shows with mostly black casts, because they are good shows, not because they were invited to the award ceremony or the show is on UPN . I have a HUGE problem with the Image Awards. First of all, the...
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Re: Mugabe - from hero to pariah

EbonyRose ·
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Evolves Into Tyrant Tue Mar 29, 5:00 AM ET By TERRY LEONARD, Associated Press Writer JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - For a time Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was one of the great hopes for the future of Africa. He was seen as intellectual, astute, pragmatic and open to reconciliation after years of bitter revolutionary struggle. Decades after coming to power, at the helm of a country sinking in despair, he has become a tyrant instead of a liberator, critics say. Instead of...
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Re: Mugabe - from hero to pariah

Oshun Auset ·
What's ironic is that this article made Mugabe look good. If the news people of JOHANNESBURG think they are going to score points with Africans by saying Mugabe has issues with whites owning AFRICAN land...they have their heads up their ars. But then again...I have a nagging feeling African people were not their target audience..."TERRY LEONARD" is not an African name... His perspective is OBVIOUS..he forgot to mention the SANCTIONS on Zimbabwe and IMF dealings that caused the country's...
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Re: What Celebs Would You Like To Meet? (Dead or Alive)

MBM ·
Quickly and off the top of my head (I'll come back): Nelson Mandela Desmond Tutu Colin Powell Kathleen Battle Kofi Annan
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Re: MLK Jr.

761tank (Guest) ·
I belive that he would still be an activist much like W.E.B Dubois. I do not believe that he would have run for president because he would have been too far away to do anything about the ills facing society. He would be like Desmond Tutu or Nelson Mandela,in that he would be seeking to fight for human rights all around the world. Yssys, What is a Jesse Jackson type? If you mean that Jesse is human then you are right. Martin would not have to reinvent himself. He would probably be an...
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Re: Ever Met Someone Famous?

Yssys (Guest) ·
These are the people that I've met since high school. Desmond Tutu, Stokely Caramichael(Kwame Toure), Penny Hardaway, Chris Rock, Dick Gregory, Ike Turner (I saw these two at Heathrow Airport), Elton John (He is much fatter in person). Those are all that I can remember off the top of my head. I actually talked to Kwame Toure and Desmond Tutu. They are both AWESOME men! Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should...
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Re: Half-century later, are schools more separate or more equal?

Kevin41 ·
* My thing is to finds solutions to the problem instead of abandoning the public schools of America..check this article out. The effort is truly being made....and those who believe in walking away as the answer will be shown to be who they really are....people who really do not give a schit about the masses as a whole...but instead want to adopt a white/right-wing mentality in terms of dictating some wrong azz solutions to black people.....I guess sounding like white people makes em feel...
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Re: Spiritual versus Religious

Oshun Auset ·
AudioGuy, That is actually a quote your friend modified and adopted from Desmond Tutu... One of my favorites , and quite ironic considering the author is a Bishop. It's really popular in Africa so most people from the continent use it often. "When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land." --Desmond Tutu http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/quotes/d/desmond_tutu_1298.php
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Re: Spiritual versus Religious

AudioGuy ·
I stand sorta corrected.
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Re: Nato Having to Back the Hell Up Off Gadhafi? LOL! That's What I'm Talking About!

OhBlackButterfly ·
FinalCall.com News Perspectives Take another look at the ‘Save Darfur’ crowd By William Reed -Guest Columnist- Updated Jan 4, 2008 - 3:10:00 PM Darfur, Sudan: Seeking the Truth (WEBCAST: Minister Louis Farrakhan, 05-07-2006) Sudan and surrounding countries. Click here for more details. Anyone who tells you that “genocide” is occurring in Darfur and doesn’t in the same breath say that the same, or worse, serious situation is occurring in Uganda, the Central African Republic, Democratic...
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died. Developing.

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: SemDem Follow RSS Daily Kos member Profile Diaries (list) Stream FRI DEC 06, 2013 AT 07:49 PM PST S.C. Sheriff Refuses Executive Order to Fly Flag at Half-Staff by SemDem Follow Email 125 Comments / 125 New From Pickens County, SC sheriff Rick Clark's Facebook post : First off... classy. You claim you never post about politics but you decide to "take a stand" against Obama for honoring a world leader who fought oppression? Really? Second. You are completely...
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Re: I Have No Respect for South Africans - Black Africans Release Apartheid Mass Murder

GoodMan ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I don't, however, believe this White-boot lick maneuver is reflective of the Black masses in South Africa. I think it is. Because it's like this. Say a member of the SS was imprisoned in Israel - Himmler. Do you think Israel would let him go out of love, truth and reconilation? Would the populace embrace that decision? Would the family members of the victims go take pictures with him and suggest he should be released because he said sorry and told the truth.
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THE JOURNAL OF BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION Weekly Bulletin June 12, 2003

Kevin41 ·
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* DUKE UNIVERSITY EXPECTING 163 BLACK FRESHMEN THIS FALL: The admissions office at Duke University reported that 163 black students had accepted the university's offer of admission for...
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Chappelle TV Rumors Absolutely Untrue

Kocolicious ·
 By: Jenee Desmond-Harris | Posted: June 17, 2011 Dave Chappelle (Getty Images)Entertainment Weekly reports that Dave Chappelle is not planning a return to television, despite rumors that started last month when he made reference to planning a...
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VIDEO: Most Racist Wrestling Moments

Kocolicious ·
VIDEO: Most Racist Wrestling Moments By: Jenee Desmond-Harris | MTV's Clutch Blog calls professional wrestling "the place where casual racism can live happily ever after" and has pulled together clips of its top ten cringe-worthy moments. In this...
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Mrs. Obama to Youth: Take Part in Making History

EbonyRose ·
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011 By: Darlene Superville, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Michelle Obama on Wednesday told young African leaders, including members of South Africa's post-apartheid generation, that there are more causes worth fighting for and more history to be made. She urged them to be the ones who end hunger, wipe out HIV/AIDS and protect women's rights. In an emotionally stirring speech at a church that became a popular refuge during the fight against government-imposed...
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Video: Mark Halperin Calls Obama a "D---"

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: June 30, 2011 Mark Halperin, a Time editor and Morning Joe regular, has been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC for calling President Obama a "d---" live on air. The Huffington Post reports: Halperin first asked host Joe Scarborough, "Are we on the seven-second delay?" implying that he wanted to speak freely but not have his comments broadcast. Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski assured Halperin that he could speak freely and anticipated a controversial...
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Michelle Bachmann Believes Black People Were Better Off During Slavery

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 8, 2011 Michele Bachmann (Getty Images) GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has signed a conservative pledge called "The Marriage Vow -- A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family." It's not surprising that it's anti-abortion, anti-same sex marriage and anti-divorce. But one particular piece has everyone up in arms over the idea that she and other signatories think that black people were better off during slavery: Slavery had a...
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Video: Stewart Mocks Obama's Debt-Ceiling 'Storm-Out'

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 15, 2011 Remember how Obama was reported to have " stormed out " of the room at the end of Wednesday's debt-ceiling meeting after telling Eric Cantor not to "call his bluff"? Jon Stewart says that leaving a room and saying " See you guys tomorrow " isn't all that tough. "That's not storming out. That's ending a meeting by scheduling the next meeting. And I've gotta say, if that's Obama mad, that's weak," he said on his show Thursday night. Read more at...
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Lauryn Hill Sets the Record Straight

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 27, 2011 Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley Lauryn Hill gave birth to her sixth child the same week that Twitter-fueled rumors broke that Rohan Marley (the father of her first five) was leaving her for a Brazilian model. She has now issued a statement to clarify things and do some repair work on her on-again, off-again romantic partner's rep: Mr. Marley and I have a long, complex history in which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. To...
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The Biggest Lie About Race? That It's Real!

Kocolicious ·
Dorothy Roberts says race is a social and political construct, and she won't rest until we know it. By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 26, 2011 at 12:32 AM Northwestern University/New Press There's a reason we'll never come to a consensus on the most accurate racial classifications for Barack Obama or Tiger Woods. There's a reason questions about ethnicity on the census and college applications feel impossible to an increasing number of Americans. There's a reason you can be black in...
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5 years Probation for Malcolm X's Daughter

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 29, 2011 <script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript"></script> Malikah Shabazz, Malcolm X's youngest daughter, has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing the identity of an elderly family friend and using it to make $55,000 in illegal purchases. In June she pleaded guilty to the crime. Now, in addition to beginning a period of probation, she'll have to pay back the full amount stolen.
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NAACP: End the War on Drugs

Kocolicious ·
NAACP: End the War on Drugs By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 29, 2011 At its annual convention in Los Angeles, the NAACP has passed what it's calling a historic resolution that calls for an end to the war on drugs. The headline is likely to make critics of the organization's agenda wonder whether this is a case of misplaced priorities, given the dire economic circumstances of African Americans in this country. But the NAACP makes a strong case for why it's an urgent issue, noting that...
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Can You Be Black and a Gentrifier?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 29, 2011 Black middle class redefines gentrification: According to the Washington Post, middle-class blacks moving into already predominantly black neighborhoods are changing the face of the "g-word." Ten best black movie sound tracks: What happened to the days when sound tracks were almost as big as the movies themselves? Madamenoir takes a walk down memory lane with 10 of its favorites. 50 Cent threatens to withhold new album (again): The rapper...
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Principal With White Supremacist Ties Fired

Kocolicious ·
Principal With White Supremacist Ties Fired By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 2, 2011 NBC New York reports that a Catholic-school principal who was reported to have ties to a white supremacist magazine has been fired from his position at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the Bronx. Frank Borzellieri, the author of books including The Unspoken Truth: Race, Culture and Other Taboos and Don't Take It Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and Other Heresies, has also written for the...
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Harry Belfonte Weighs in on Todays Activism

Kocolicious ·
With a new film out about his career and activism, the artist talks social justice, Occupy Wall Street and the role of black Hollywood. By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: October 13, 2011 at 12:01 AM Getty Images It would have been enough for Harry Belafonte to break racial barriers as an award-winning actor and musician. Instead, the "king of calypso" and first African American to win an Emmy harnessed his fame and charisma to mobilize support for social justice at home and abroad, in a...
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A short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

sunnubian ·
BILLS THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOCKED (UPDATED!) By Matthew Desmond Here's just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President: Tax on Companies that ship jobs overseas- A bill that would have eliminated a tax break that companies get when they ship jobs overseas. Republicans blocked this, allowing companies to keep the tax break they receive when they ship jobs to other countries. Political Ad disclosure bill- Would have...
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Anita Hill on Herman Cain Allegations

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: November 14, 2011 At Time Magazine's Person of the Year event, Anita Hill was asked to discuss her thoughts about the sexual harassment allegations against GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain and how they might affect his campaign. Initially hesitant to respond at all, she ultimately addressed the tenor of the public response to the allegations, saying, "we have evolved tremendously" with respect to reactions to allegations of workplace sexual...
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Tupac and My Non-Thug Life

Kocolicious ·
This is an interesting read in terms of the affect Tupac's death had on adolescents not involved in gang life. As a teen, this biracial writer came to terms with her black identity with a little help from 'Pac. By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 13, 2011 at 12:51 AM The author (left) with her friend Thea I learned about Tupac's death when I got home from cheerleading practice that Friday afternoon in September 1996. I was a sophomore in high school in Mill Valley, Calif. I remember...
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Africa's 20 Youngest Power Women

Kocolicious ·
Thank God! Cuz Africa sho do NEED some help! Maybe these women can break the barrier of how some African mynogist tribes feel about intellectual/smart/savy African women. And maybe the continent can begin to heal from the tragic woes of the European colonism. By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 12, 2011 In response to Forbes' popular 20 Youngest Power Women list, Mfonobong Nsehe put together a list of the African continent's youthful female movers and shakers. All under age 45,...
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Tyler Perry: Highest Paid Man in Hollywood

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 14, 2011 Tyler Perry (Getty Images) Tyler Perry: Highest Paid Man in Hollywood: According to a new Forbes.com rank, Perry is on top as the highest paid man in Hollywood, bringing in $130 million in the last year alone. Love his work or hate it, this certainly says something about the power of the black dollar.
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Black Cherokees Regain Tribal Citizenship

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 21, 2011 Freedmen rallied supporters in March. (Indiancountry.com) The Cherokee Nation citizenship of some 2,800 African Americans known as freedmen has been regained through an agreement made in federal court between the country's second-largest Indian tribe and its black members. The formerly ousted group is composed of descendants of slaves once owned by wealthy Indians. After the Civil War, the Cherokees signed a treaty freeing them and...
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Girls Not Brides - A New Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

sunnubian ·
The Elders (London) Africa : Girls Not Brides - A New Global Partnership to End Child Marriage 20 September 2011 press release A new global effort to end child marriage was announced today at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, turning the international spotlight on a harmful traditional practice that affects the lives of 10 million girls in dozens of countries around the world every year. Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage was announced at...
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Black Buying Power: Where's the Money Going?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 28, 2011 The State of the African-American Consumer , a joint effort between Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association , found that that African Americans' buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion, the Bed-Stuy Patch reports. Where's the money going? The report concludes that African Americans are "over-indexed" in television viewing, mobile-phone usage and grocery-store trips. The patterns are noteworthy in part because of...
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Should Black Women Take Part in Slutwalk?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: October 3, 2011 A SlutWalk New York participant (Jo Rice/New York Post) Should Black Women Take Part in SlutWalks? This weekend, SlutWalk, a protest march organized in response to the suggestion that women must mind what they wear in order to prevent sexual assault and harassment, took place in New York City. An influential group of black feminists who feel that women of color have been marginalized in the naming and organization of the marches wrote “An...
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'Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care'

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: October 3, 2011 The author and her daughter (Chocolatehairvanillacare.com) Loop21 talked to Rory "Hadley" about her blog , "Chocolate Hair, Vanilla Care." Its advice and musing on hair care are inspired by her experience as the white mom of an adopted black daughter. She's far from the first one to address this issue, but she has some insights into priorities, societal values, and self-esteem that go much deeper than "remember to moisturize." It's no...
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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Three Women

Cholly ·
The $1.5M honor was split three ways among Africa's first democratically elected female president, Yemen's 'Mother of the Revolution' & a Liberian peace activist. Tawakkul Karman takes part in a sit-in in Sanaa, Yemen, on Wednesday. OSLO, Norway — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian peace activist and a woman who stood up to Yemen's authoritarian regime won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their work to secure women's rights, which the prize committee...
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T-Boz Reveals Brain Tumor Battle

sunnubian ·
T-Boz Reveals Brain Tumor Battle By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: October 6, 2011 T-Boz is finally speaking out about the health challenges she has faced since her days as a third of the popular group TLC. The singer (real name: Tionne Watkins) revealed to CBS news correspondent Michelle Miller that these issues are even more serious than the sickle cell anemia she's suffered from since she was a child. Three years ago, her doctor discovered that she had a brain tumor. Although the tumor...
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Central Park Dig: Black Town Unearthed

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: July 28, 2011 Interns at the site of Seneca Village (the New York Times) There was a huge development this summer for the anthropologists and historians who have been piecing together the history of an African-American community that was snuffed out in the 1850s by the creation of Central Park. The New York Times reports that they finally won permission from the city to excavate an area near 85th Street where evidence of the former residents' lives is...
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Fantasia Announces Pregancy

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 1, 2011 Fantasia Barrino (Getty Images) The Daily Mail reports that Fantasia Barrino announced at a charity event at the opening of a Jacksonville, Fla., apartment complex this weekend that she's pregnant with her second child. The 27-year-old singer, who already has a nine-year-old daughter Zion from a previous relationship, told fans her happy news at a charity event at the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida over the...
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What's Up With Black American Islamophobes?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 9, 2011 <script src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" type="text/javascript"></script> What's up with black american Islamophobes? HuffPost BlackVoices' Su'ad Abdul Khabeer says she's "perplexed at the ascendance of African Americans who spew the rhetoric of anti-Muslim bias." Her explanation: "The bandwagon can be alluring to a community that is usually made to walk."
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N-Word Bag for Sale on Ebay

Kocolicious ·
N-word Bag For Sale on eBay By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 15, 2011 An eBay seller based in China recently listed its “Korean style Lady PU leather handbag shoulder bag 4656” in colors including rose pink, peach blossom and watermelon red, and "Nigger-Brown," the Huffington Post reports. eBay’s rules and policies state that they “don't allow using hateful, offensive, profane, or vulgar language in almost all public areas of the website, including listing titles or descriptions.”...
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Study: Are the Rich Mean and Selfish?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 10, 2011 Psychologist and social scientist Dacher Keltner says that the life experiences of rich people make them less empathetic, less altruistic and generally more selfish. "We have now done 12 separate studies measuring empathy in every way imaginable, social behavior in every way and some work on compassion, and it's the same story," he said. "Lower-class people just show more empathy, more pro-social behavior, more compassion, no matter how you...
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Tyler TV? Perry May Get His Own Network

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 10, 2011 Tyler Perry (Getty Images) The New York Times reports that Lionsgate and Tyler Perry are forming a new venture called Tyler TV (a working title). This is according to an industry official who says the plans are still private. The channel will reportedly be full of reruns of Perry’s sitcoms and movies. There are also plans to buy third-party content that meshes with what the Times calls "Mr. Perry’s Christianity-tinged brand." Lionsgate and...
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First Black Secret Service Special Agent Dies

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 10, 2011 Charles L. Gittens, the first African American to serve as a Secret Service agent, died late last month, the Associated Press reports. He was 82 years old. Gittens joined the service in 1956 and in 1971 was promoted to lead the Washington bureau, the second-most-important Secret Service office in the United States. As the special agent in charge of field operations in the city, he was a key part of the personal security detail surrounding...
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Is Cain's Campaign Crashing?

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 16, 2011 Politico reports that Herman Cain, who once appeared to be one of the stronger GOP candidates, is set to become a "campaign afterthought." A former Godfather's Pizza CEO who became an Atlanta-based talk-radio host after leaving the business world, Cain finished fifth in Saturday's straw poll, suggesting that he lacks the grassroots or organizational support needed for a viable run. For a while, things were looking hopeful for him: He...
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Nivea Apologizes for 'Re-Civilize' Ad

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 19, 2011 Nivea has apologized for an ad (see full image here ) featuring a black man holding the head of what we guess we're to assume is his former self (with a beard, an Afro and an angry expression), along with the words, "Re-civilize yourself" and "Look like you give a damn." Because obviously, black men need to purchase all the shaving products they can get their hands on and remove as much hair as possible from above the shoulders if they're to...
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National Enquirer Fuels Michelle Obama Hate

Kocolicious ·
By: JenÉe Desmond-Harris | Posted: August 25, 2011 Michelle Obama (Getty Images) This week, conservative bloggers have latched onto an unsubstantiated report in which an unnamed source criticizes the first lady's behavior. We use the word "report" loosely -- the original story appeared in none other than the National Enquirer: Pajamas Media , Powerline , The Lonely Conservative , and Gateway Pundit are among the far-right sites that have been peddling the National Enquirer's hate story ,...
 
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