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Bro. Charles Statement on TOUCH FM raid

The FCC raided the office of Dorchester-based company TOUCH 106.1 FM on April 17th, 2014.
TOUCH 106.1 FM would like to say THANK YOU Boston for the wonderful 8 yrs we had together.
The staff, volunteers, radio personalities, and management which makes up TOUCHFM will continue to be the voice of the people of Boston.



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UPDATE: Two Suspects Arrested in MetroLink Assault

A 18-year-old and 15-year-old are in custody after being caught on camera assaulting a man on the St. Louis MetroLink.

FOX 2 Now reports:

St. Louis police have announced arrest in connection to an assault on …read more

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Retained For Monroe Bird III Security Guard Shooting

Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin, has been retained in the case of a Tulsa, Okla. man shot and paralyzed by a security guard in February 2015.

On Monday, the family of Monroe Bird III gathered …read more

Michelle Obama Sparks Social Media Outrage Over Appearance At ‘Black Girls Rock’

First Lady Michelle Obama‘s appearance at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” event last weekend was a definite plus for some, but for others, the cameo was more of a downer.

In a series of complaints left on Obama’s Instagram page, folks voiced their disappointment with …read more

Teen Cancer Survivor Gets Surprise Prom Makeover from Celebrity Hair Stylist

When Hannah Tate, 18, sent celebrity hairstylist Tokyo Stylez a message on Instagram asking him to make her a wig for her prom, she had no idea that Stylez would be at her doorstep Saturday, the day of her prom, with a full glam team in tow, ready to treat …read more

Student Loan Recipients On Debt Strike After School Closes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn’t include it on her resume.

The sentiment is …read more

Bisexual NFL Player Speaks Out Against Michael Sam

TMZ is reporting one unidentified bisexual NFL player is unhappy with Michael Sam‘s recent comments about NFL players not being courageous enough to come out like he did.

The gossip site …read more

Paula Patton Is ‘Doing Really Well’ Since Divorcing Robin Thicke [VIDEO]


Paula Patton is pretty pleased with the direction her life has taken since she ended things with Robin Thicke.

The time for tears is over, and Paula revealed to Meredith Vieira that she’s taken some very important lessons from her divorce. “You know I’m doing really well. It’s …read more

Investigation, Identification Continues In French Plane Crash

PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine “systemic weaknesses” like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash — issues that could affect the worldwide aviation industry.

Lufthansa, meanwhile, said its insurers had set aside $300 million to deal …read more

Man Assaulted On St. Louis MetroLink For Refusing To Talk About Michael Brown Case

Police are on the lookout for two men who assaulted a passenger on a St. Louis train for refusing to speak about the Michael Brown case, the New York Daily News reports.

The incident took place last Monday evening when David Autry was riding the …read more

U.S. Home Prices Show Modes Increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few properties listed for sale.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 4.6 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier, S&P said Tuesday. …read more

How a 4’4 Bodybuilder and 6’3 Transgender Woman Found Love 

Floridian Anton Kraft, 52, is one of the strongest men in the world. He is 4’4 and can lift four times his body weight having bench pressed over 500 pounds.

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Case Gets To ‘Heaven’s Door,’ With New Music And Shares Making A Video With A Young Beyonce

In 2009, R&B singer Case who had the 90′s hits “Touch Me Tease Me,” “Faded Pictures” and Happily Ever After”felt like music wasn’t what he wanted to do anymore.

“The business had taken away my joy of making music,” he says.

Fortunately for music fans, he’s …read more

Ebola Crisis in Sierra Leone Reportedly Spiked Teen Pregnancies and Rapes 

Classrooms are filling up again in Sierra Leone now that the Ebola crisis is under control, but the outbreak didn’t only claim the lives of some students, it also caused an environment that led to a spike in pregnancies, RFI reports. That, too, is affecting attendance, since pregnant girls …read more

‘No Nig–rs’ Graffitied in Conn. College Bathroom

Administrators at Connecticut College thought it best to cancel classes Monday so that students can deal with a string of racially offensive incidents that have occurred on campus in recent weeks, Raw Story reports.

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Laurence Fishburne’s Mom Says She’s Facing Eviction and He Won’t Help [POLL]

Hattie Crawford Fishburne, the 80-year-old mother of Laurence Fishburne, 53, is reportedly facing eviction from her Los Angeles apartment, reports The New York Daily News.

Ms. Hattie claims she has received numerous notices but has been unable to …read more

NY Mom Allegedly Smothers 20-Month-Old Son to Death in Restaurant Bathroom

A 35-year-old Manhattan mother walked into a bathroom inside a Midtown burger spot and smothered her 20-month-old son to death, refusing to let restaurant workers attempt to revive the boy, according to police and witnesses that spoke to the New York Daily News.

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Celebrating Black Trans* Women Pioneers

Thanks to the groundbreaking work of Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and cultural critic and author Janet Mock (both The Root 100 honorees), the stigma and ignorance surrounding both the exterior and interior lives of trans* women is slowly being chipped away.

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How a Black Saint Was Used to Convert Slaves Into Catholics

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black Archive & Library at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

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Jay Z’s Billboard Interview About TIDAL Was More Informative Than The Special Announcement

While the TIDAL Special Announcement ultimately disappointed, Jay Z made up for it by allowing a rare interview. He spoke to Billboard about his hopes for his endeavor into music streaming, something he feels could be, “the last music format.”

The press conference basically said, “We’re rich-er!” However, Jay …read more

‘Deadline’ Kinda Sorta Apologizes For Controversial ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article realized exactly how ridiculous it sounded last week when it allowed one of its columnists to whine about the influx of “ethnic castings.”

Nellie Andreeva waxed entitled and upset about how many more ethnic people are popping up on network TV. In the original title, which has now just been …read more

President Obama To Travel To Kenya This Summer

The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama will make his first trip to his father’s native Kenya as President this summer.

Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an …read more

Study Says Gay Black Men Earn More Than Straight Ones Do

Its no surprise that being a black man in the U. S. is tough. Nor is it a surprise that being a gay black man is seen by many as double-jeopardy – the whole double minority thing. But as it turns out, being a black gay man has its benefits. …read more

‘The Wiz’ Musical To Air Live On NBC In December

Slide some oil to the Peacock…NBC has announced that its next live musical television event will be The Wiz to air Thursday, Dec. 3, reports Variety.

The Wiz marks NBC’s third live musical production, after The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood and Peter Pan Live! in which …read more

Poll: Who Should Play Dorothy in the TV Version of The Wiz?

When we think of Home we think of Stephanie Mills in her iconic performance as Dorothy in the original 1974 production of The Wiz on Broadway. Diana Ross took over the role in the 1978 film version, alongside the unforgettable performance by Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow.

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Watch: Alleged Drunk Woman Passed Out in Stopped Car on Busy Highway

A video of a 25-year-old California woman passed out in her stopped car on a busy interstate has gone viral.

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5 Things You Should Know About Trevor Noah

When Comedy Central announced Monday that South African comedian Trevor Noah would replace Jon Stewart as the next host of The Daily Show, the collective response around the country seemed to be “Trevor who?” After all, the 31-year-old comic only joined the show as a regular correspondent in …read more

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