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Sony buys Michael Jackson’s vast catalog of music: Was it a rip-off?
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More than 30 years ago, the late Michael Jackson purchased an incredibly valuable music catalog that only served to grow in value over time. After his death, Sony purchased the catalog for a cool $750 million dollars. Was this a good deal for Michael’s family, or a rip-off…

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Sandra Bland’s Mother: ‘There Are Some Lies Going On’
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“As I told people in the beginning, the indictment means nothing to me. Give me a conviction,” said Geneva Reed-Veal. The mother of Sandra Bland added, “We know that you can be indicted for lying [but] you need to go back into the jail because the documents that we’ve received, they contradict and there are […]

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White Americans Are the Biggest Terror Threat in the U.S.: Study
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According to a new study by the Washington-based research group, The New America Foundation, the face of terror in America is white. Although the popular image of “Muslim extremists” dominates mainstream media and entertainment themes, this report finds that twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America.

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African Company First to Market with Black Emojis
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Oju Africa, a division of African mobile company Mi-Fone, has launched the first ever collection of emojis that represent Black people. Emojis are the smiley faces used in text messages, webpages and other electronic messages to represent emotions and first became hugely popular in Japan. An online petition was launched to pressure Apple to scrap its […]

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7 Businesses Which Appear Black-Owned, But Aren’t – one icon fools almost everybody
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An increasing number of consumers are beginning to look for Black-owned businesses that they can support. But what happens if you think a company is Black-owned, but in reality, it isn’t? Of course the Black community can reap tremendous economic benefit by recycling more dollars within our own community. But it seems some companies want […]

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Spike Lee Goes IN on Gentrification
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So you know I love Spike Lee. Been following him for a minute and we’re from the same era with Schools Daze, She’s Gotta Have It and Mars Blackmon..yo Mookie! So naturally I was really feeling him as he addressed the topic of gentrification in his hometown of Brooklyn New York. Although he laces it […]

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Why Are African American Cultural Institutions Going Bankrupt?
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The African American experience is rich with culture, creativity and character. However I believe the bankruptcy and probable selling of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh is an indicator of misplaced values within the community. The seed for the development of such a center grew out of conversations that began in […]

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