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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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Ernie Banks Dies At 83: MLB Pioneer Remembered By President Obama

Former Chicago Cubs shortstop, Ernie Banks—affectionately known in baseball circles as ‘Mr. Cub’—died Friday night at age 83. The cause of Banks’ death has yet to be revealed, but there was an immediate reaction both in and outside of baseball once the Cubs’ broke the news.

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CeeLo Green Releases Surprise Album Online

Look who’s been busy in the studio. CeeLo Green is taking a play straight from Beyoncé’s playbook and dropped a surprise album via his Soundcloud account. The former coach of The Voice released, TV On The Radio, …read more

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Boko Haram Attacks Rock Key City in Northeastern Nigeria

Scores of Boko Haram militant gunmen reportedly waged a predawn attack Sunday on a key city of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, engaging in a fierce battle with troops on the outskirts of the city, forcing residents to flee from their homes, according to the military, residents and other sources, <a target=_blank …read more

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Rihanna Releases ‘FourFiveSeconds’ With Kanye West & Paul McCartney

At roughly 4:29 pm PST, Rihanna sent a tweet directing fans to her website with a simple message stating, ‘First glimpse at my new music!!!’ The track she was referring to was her new single, ‘Four-Five Seconds,’ a bare bones, acoustic track featuring Kanye West and The Beatles member Paul …read more

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Is Denzel Washington About To Join ‘Empire’?

Is Hollywood titan Denzel Washington about to join Fox’s Empire? If Lee Daniels has his way, it just may be a reality. Daniels …read more

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NY Times’ Charles Blow ‘Fuming’ After Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cops

In a scene that has become all too familiar to New York Times columnist Charles Blow—who has written extensively about racial profiling—his son was stopped late Sunday by Yale police as he walked home from the library, according to a report at Mediaite. And Blow is “fuming.”

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Watch: Okla. Police Release Graphic Video of Cop Fatally Shooting Fleeing Man

In a disturbingly graphic video filmed by a police body camera, an Oklahoma officer can be seen shooting an armed suspect who tried to flee the scene of a domestic dispute, Yahoo News reports.

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NYC Father Kills 3, Self in Shooting Rampage, Cops Say

In a story ripped straight from a nightmare, police say a Queens, N.Y. father went on a murderous rampage early Saturday, killing his 7-year-old daughter, along with his girlfriend and her 62-year-old mother before turning a gun on himself, according to the New York Post. His 12-year-old daughter clings …read more

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Some Ala. Lawmakers Are Upset Over Obama’s Selma March Plans

The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama plans to head to Selma, Ala., in March to commemorate the 50th anniversary of historic marches led by civil rights leaders. But some black lawmakers are upset over his planned date of arrival to participate in the event, Alabama …read more

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Nina Simone: A Complex and Troubled Legacy

What Happened, Miss Simone? takes an unflinching look at the sometimes troubled life and complex legacy of the singer, pianist and civil rights activist. At one point in her career, Nina Simone was a celebrated performer playing Carnegie Hall, but fast-forward, and she’s singing in dive bars in Paris for …read more

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Supreme Court to Examine Okla. Execution Procedure

In a case that could have far-reaching implications, the Supreme Court said Friday it would review whether a drug protocol used in Oklahoma’s recent lethal injections violates the Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, Reuters reports.

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NC Mom Wages Strike Against ‘Disrespectful’ Teen Daughters

Teen daughters unfair to mom? Well, that’s what a single N.C. mom is claiming and she’s not taking it sitting down, so to speak.

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Pa. Man Shot and Paralyzed by Cops Will Not Face 2nd Trial

Nearly two years after Pittsburgh, Pa., police shot Leon Ford Jr. five times during a traffic stop gone bad, leaving him paralyzed, prosecutors announced Friday that he would not face a second trial on charges stemming from the incident, BET.

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Ernie Banks Dies at 83

Ernie Banks, who became the first black player for the Chicago Cubs during his remarkable lifetime, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed for the Chicago Tribune. He was 83.

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A Detroit Collage: How a Graffiti Artist, Apparel Company and Nonprofit Are Helping to Keep Art in Schools

As Detroit continues to suffer from the scorching effects of bankruptcy, art—a cultural underpinning of the iconic town—remains strong, with artists, particularly urban artists, thriving amid the ashes.

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Only African American on the St. Louis County Board of Elections Gets Removed

The racial tensions in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown are spilling over in to politics. The only African American on the St. Louis County Board of Elections has been removed. Former State Senator Rita Days (pictured center), who served as the director of the St. Louis County …read more

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Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders

A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according …read more

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What Ava DuVernay Knew About Her Oscar Snub That You Didn’t

It looks likes Ava DuVernay saw into the future, and we didn’t. Despite Selma and its director being a fan favorite, DuVernay knew she wasn’t going to be nominated for best director and predicted as much in a just published interview with Entertainment Weekly. The interview took place …read more

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When 2 Non-Black People Discuss POTUS, Black Experience On FOX News

Dinesh D’Souza is a documentarian with the sensibility of a YouTube conspiracy theorist. Megyn Kelly is a FOX News anchor who infamously went on an on-air tirade about Santa Clause and Jesus being White (she’s since told New York Times magazine she was “joking”). Naturally, …read more

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Kanye Previews New Collab With Rihanna

During an impromptu visit to the iHeartMedia Music Summit on Wednesday, Kanye West talked shop about his success is getting some of his biggest hits on radio to the room full of radio programmers.

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Because All Kids Deserve a Quality Education, Congress Should Reauthorize the ESEA

I started my career in public education in 1965—the same year President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, into law. Baltimore had hired more than 600 paraprofessionals using city funds, and I was one of them. I worked in a kindergarten class and …read more

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Woman Kidnapped at Texas ATM Manages to Escape From Car Trunk

The Arlington Police Department in Texas have released surveillance video from an ATM hoping to identify and catch a robber and kidnapper who forced an unsuspecting woman into her trunk earlier this month, CBSDFW reports.

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Trial Of Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Murder Adjourned Until March

Ramsey Orta (pictured without a hat), the man who filmed Eric Garner’s death, will have to wait until March 12th to see how his current trial plays out.

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Alexandra Shipp Tapped to Play Storm in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Looks like Alexandra Shipp is slated to take the reigns as storm in the latest installment of the X-Men film series, X-Men: Apocalypse, due in theatres May 27, 2016.

Shipp, most recently known for her portrayal as superstar Aaliyah in Lifetime’s 2014 biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, will be …read more

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Floyd Mayweather’s Ex-Aide Writes Sensational Tell-All

As Floyd Mayweather rose from relative obscurity as a boxer to become the undefeated champion of the world in five different weight classes, one woman stood by him. Her name is Tasha Robinson-White and now she’s revealing what she saw in the champ’s life on the way up and in …read more

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Do We Need A Voting Rights Amendment To The U.S. Constitution?

During the past general election, civil rights organizations across the nation fought valiantly to make certain the right to vote was not obstructed. Advancement Project, one of the leading groups in that effort, announced Thursday that it supports a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the fundamental right to …read more

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