Talk Radio Station Under Fire For Comparing Black Kids To Dogs In Twitter Photo

By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Radio 702/YouTube

A commercial FM talk radio station caused a big rash of backlash after a racist tweet was shared on the station’s social media network. The radio station is based a nation, which was formerly the breeding ground for apartheid.

According to The Citizen, a national South African-based newspaper, social media managers at Radio 702 messed up in a major way on Sunday (July 23rd) by posting a hateful photo on Twitter. The photo clearly appeared to compare black children to dogs.

The antics of bigotry by Radio 702 were very ironic and awkward considering the fact that on Sunday, the radio station was partnering with MTN (a telecommunications company) for a campaign called “Walk the Talk.” This campaign organized people to walk long distances on behalf of women and children who were domestic violence victims.

South Africans actually came out in great numbers to support the cause. Many citizens walked their dogs along with them during the “Walk the Talk” campaign. However, Radio 702 used pictures of dogs and African children to send a crude, subliminal message in a now-deleted tweet.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Speaks On Her Alleged “swinger” Lifestyle

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Jada Pinkett-Smith (pictured right) has been featured heavily in the pop culture headlines recently for a handful of reasons.

First, there were the negative “All Eyes On Me” reactions from the actress based on how her relationship with slain rapper/actor Tupac Shakur was portrayed in the film.

The biopic (released June 16th) is based on Shakur’s short but iconic life chronicled the years he met Pinkett-Smith, 45, from their days in performing arts school up until the rap legend’s death.

This film was directed by famed hip-hop music videographer Benny Boom and was executive produced by L.T. Hutton, a music producer who worked with Shakur during his days at Deathrow Records.

Pinkett-Smith slammed Hutton and other “All Eyes On Me” filmmakers for producing a “deeply hurtful” movie. “Pac never read me that poem,” Pinkett-Smith wrote to followers on her Facebook and Twitter pages.

“I didn’t know that poem existed until it was printed in his book. Pac never said goodbye to me before leaving for LA. He had to leave abruptly and it wasn’t to pursue his career. I’ve never been to any of Pac’s shows by his request. We never had an argument backstage,” she continued.

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Kandi Burruss Says Kenya Moore Seemed To Have Had “Fake Wedding”

By Carolyn Tisdale

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During the middle of last month, word started circulating about “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kenya Moore (pictured right) marrying some mystery man on an island.

The details got out after a celebrity gossip blog called Tamara Tattles leaked a few photos of the uber secret marriage ceremony between Moore, 46, and her anonymous new man. Since there was no news about the private wedding on the reality TV show, a lot of speculation went into whether or not Moore’s marriage was real.

In this new and crazy internet age of fake news, anything is possible. A story without absolutely any validity or authenticity at all can go viral online in a matter of hours. So it kind of makes you scratch your head when some celebrity story breaks on the internet instead of on – let’s say “Entertainment Tonight.”

But Moore’s marriage to her new boo was real and became confirmed after sources like E! News picked up the story and claimed everything was official. However, here recently, Kandi Burrus (pictured left), another “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star spoke with E! News and said that even she was skeptical when Moore’s marriage news first broke.

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Osama Bin Laden’s Alleged Ex-Lover Tells Why “Billionaires Prefer Black Women”

A woman that claims to have once been a mistress of a deceased man who was considered by America and the West to be the most dangerous terrorist in the world gave her honest opinion about billionaires and why she thinks many of them are attracted to black women.

Kola Boof (pictured right) is a black woman of Egyptian and Sudanese descent who immigrated to America in 1978 through being adopted by Black American parents. Boof’s books titled “Nile River Woman” and “The $exy Part of the Bible” are just two among several of her most popular best sellers.

Boof was forced to live in Sudan in 1996 during the time Osama Bin Laden (pictured left) was a dissident there. The construction heir turned jihadist was expelled from his native country of Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden, the son of a billionaire builder with close ties to the Saudi Royal Family was ordered by them to leave after being accused of terrorism.

Boof wrote and interesting and provocative article for called “Billionaires Prefer Black Women.” In her opinionated editorial on this issue Boof gives an abundance of examples of non-black billionaire men who both date and marry black women exclusively.

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Study: Black Kids Benefit Greatly From Oral Storytelling

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A current research study has shown that when black children are read stories orally, it greatly enhances their individual reading performance and appreciation for good literature.

However, there is a difference in the effectiveness of oral storytelling for black girls and black boys. The difference lies in the age when it becomes most effective to read aloud to black boys and girls.

The report based on this study was recently published in an academic journal called Child Development. This study is entitled Different Tales: The Role of Gender in the Oral Narrative-Reading Link Among African American Children.

Researchers from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the study while observing 72 black children (38 girls and 34 boys).

All of the children who were observed during the study were enrolled in preschool through the sixth grade. Dr. Nicole Gardner-Neblett and Dr. John Sideris were the authors of the final study report.

Findings indicate that although girls demonstrated stronger narrative skills, their narrative skills did not moderate change in reading,” the authors wrote.

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“Let It Burn”: Usher Settles For $1.1 Million After Infecting Woman With STD

By Carolyn Tisdale

Photo credits: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for TIDAL

It’s been a bad week for black men who rule the world of R&B music. First, it was BuzzFeed’s explosive story about R. Kelly being some type of $ex slavemaster of some all-woman cult.

Then by midweek, there was Radar Online’s damning exposé about eight-time Grammy Award winner Usher Raymond (pictured). It turns out the “Let It Burn” hit maker did exactly that: Burn somebody in the worst way.

According to court documents that eventually got into the hands of a secret Radar correspondent, Mr. Raymond paid $1.1 million to settle a disgusting lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by a woman named Maya Fox-Davis. She actually served as a bridesmaid for Tameka Foster, Raymond’s ex-wife. Foster’s divorce from Raymond was finalized in 2009. Raymond then began or continued a $exual relationship with Fox-Davis.

According to the legal complaint filed several years ago by Fox-Davis’ attorney, Raymond knowingly infected her with the herpes virus after “being exposed” to the STD in either 2009 or 2010. In 2012, Raymond posted a check for $2,754.40 to cover Fox-Davis’ medical bills.

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Poof! Missing Documents To Erase Student Loan Debts

A foul-up over some lost paperwork has literally wiped away the student loan debt for a myriad of borrowers who collectively owed billions of dollars.

According to the New York Times, around $5 billion worth of private student loan debt has been eliminated due to the fact that creditors have lost a lot of critical documents, which validated their cases against borrowers. Practically all of the borrowers were people who had fallen upon hard times and were unable to keep up their monthly payments.

The New York Times also reported that the creditors at these private education funding companies were fighting borrowers in court to force them to pay. Dozens of lawsuits have already been dismissed because courts have seen many errors in these collection cases, including inadequate ownership records and mass-produced documents.

The entire $108 billion-dollar private student loan debt crisis has all of the hallmarks of the 1990s to early 2000s sub-prime mortgage disaster. During this decade-long economic quagmire, a vast number of collection cases were tossed out by judges who heard arguments from creditors with fake documentation and other forms of malfeasance.

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Rap Mogul “Uncle Luke” Says Miami Heat NBA Team Does Nothing For Local Black Kids In Sports

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The Floridian municipality of Miami-Dade County is synonymous with the NBA’s Heat franchise, the MLB’s Marlins franchise, and the NFL’s Dolphins franchise.

The Southeast coastal region of Florida is also synonymous with a bounce-heavy style of hip-hop music, which still influences the more modern sonic Southern rap sounds of other places, such as New Orleans, Louisiana and Atlanta, Georgia. One of the early pioneers of this urban music sound bed was Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell (pictured).

Campbell, 56, is a veteran hip-hop impresario who was a founding member and leader of the highly controversial, yet legendary Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew. Campbell is also an established song producer with a highly-valued music publishing catalog. He has also enjoyed slivers of fame as an actor in a number of motion pictures.

However, more importantly, Campbell is a steward and strong social advocate for Miami’s underprivileged and forgotten black youth population. He is particularly active in coordinating youth sports initiatives in the inner-city.

The music mogul used social media to announce in 2014 that he was a defensive coordinator for the Miami Norland Senior High School football team. Campbell also is using another one of his hats as a newspaper columnist for the Miami New Times to advocate for black children who are athletes.

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This Disease Causes Severe Hair Loss For Black Women

By Victor Trammell

Spectrum News NY1, a cable news channel that serves all five boroughs of the Greater New York City Metro Area did a special report on Saturday (July 15th), which covered a common disease that primarily affects women of African descent.

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (or CCCA) is a disorder that causes hair loss in the scalp’s central area. It is not completely clear to mainstream dermatologists how or why CCCA affects roughly 40 percent of black women at some point during their lifetime.

However, many experts blame the usage of hot combs, excess heat and hot oils applied to the scalp, chemical hair relaxers, repeated tension from braids, tight hair rollers, weaves, extensions, as well as hereditary factors.

Venee Kimpson, a black woman who was diagnosed with chronic CCCA 15 years ago told Spectrum News NY1 that it has been difficult for her to accept her ordeal. She experienced discoloration in her scalp, itching, and eventually substantial hair loss.

“It was difficult to muster up the strength to go out every day. People would stare at you. You felt like they knew what was going on under that turban,” Kimpson told Spectrum News NY1 in her exclusive interview.

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Serena Williams Responds To Nasty Trolls Over Her Interracial Relationship

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Professional tennis champion Serena Williams (pictured right) has broken her silence regarding the negativity that was spewed over the internet from jealous social media users who disapprove of her interracial relationship.

The 35-year-old, 39-time Grand Slam winner reportedly started dating Reddit co-founder and executive chairman Alexis Ohanian (pictured left) in 2015. The couple became formally engaged in late 2016. Ohanian, 34, is the son of two European immigrants from Armenia. He has done very well for himself as a tech entrepreneur.

In April 2017, the engaged couple announced they were expecting their first child.

However, black people and white people in America voiced their disgust over Ohanian’s interracial relationship with Williams. Tennis coach and former world class tennis player Ilie Nastase was even suspended from his coaching job in professional tennis for using his social media account to post racist statements about Williams and Ohanian.

Recently, Williams did a one-on-one interview with Brittaney Trent, an anchor, and correspondent for Yahoo Sports. In her exclusive interview, which was published online Tuesday (July 18th), Williams actually spoke out about the negative backlash over her relationship on camera as opposed to posting about it on social media accounts.

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