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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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ACTION PLAN FOR MEN AND YOUTH TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR STREET

ACTION PLAN FOR MEN AND YOUTH TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR STREET
Accepting Your Responsibility to Rebuild Your Community

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NAACP Teams Up with Dunkin’ Brands To Grow Black Franchises

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that the civil rights group will partner with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, to create an initiative to increase the number of Black-owned franchise businesses in the U.S.

The …read more

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Calif. Playhouse Struggles to Cast Black Male Roles for Ragtime

If you have stellar vocal ability, experience with historical period pieces, a passion for community theater, are willing to work for free—oh, and you are a black man—a Southern California playhouse may have a spot for you, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue Georgia School Board For Wrongful Death [VIDEO]

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VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.

Classmates found the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta in the middle of a mat …read more

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Theodore Wafer’s Defense Team Calls Medical Examiner in Murder Trial

The controversial trial of Theodore Wafer, the Dearborn Heights man charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen, Renisha McBride continued in Michigan on Wednesday, with the defense taking the forefront of the trial on day five as the prosecution rested its case, the …read more

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Gun Shop Owner Denies Hiring George Zimmerman For Security Despite His Claims To Cops

ORLANDO — The manager of a Florida business where George Zimmerman was questioned by police said Tuesday that Zimmerman was never hired to provide security, despite his claims otherwise to authorities.

DeLand police report that two officers spotted Zimmerman and his dog parked behind Pompano Pat’s, a motorcycle and gun …read more

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NYPD Officers Who Shot And Killed Kimani Gray Will Not Face Criminal Charges

The NYPD officers who shot and killed 16-year-old Kimani Gray will not face criminal charges, reports the Daily News.

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According to court documents, “[prosecutors] are not pursuing criminal charges against the (officers) and will not be presenting case to the grand jury.”

The decision came …read more

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Upstate NY Police Label Alleged Shooting Suspect a ‘Dark Negro’

Lockport, N.Y., police apparently thought it would be OK to label the complexion of 19-year-old Shamir Allen as “dark Negro” on his mug shot in the police department’s database, WGRZ-TV reports. Allen was detained for alleged involvement in a string of shootings that have hit the city this year, …read more

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Dear Men: It’s Not Hip-Hop’s Body, It’s Nicki Minaj’s Body

There was a time, not long ago when I—shrouded in groupthink and male privilege—would have reacted to the promo cover art for Nicki Minaj’s latest single, “Anaconda,” in pretty much the same vein as AllHipHop.com’s founder and CEO, Chuck Creekmur.

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RUMOR REPORT: Nicki Minaj To Appear On Beyonce’s ‘Flawless’ Remix

Could Nicki Minaj be gearing up for one of the biggest remixes of the year?

If you believe the rumors swirling around cyberspace, it could be possible.

According to various reports and small hints from the Queens native, Nicki just might be on Beyonce‘s remix to the hugely popular ‘Flawless’.

While releasing the …read more

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Man Accused of Stalking Robin Roberts Arrested

A man accused of stalking “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts for the past two months is in police custody.

Page Six reports that 43-year-old Troy Warren turned up at the ABC studios in New York eight times between June 10 and June 24, demanding to see the TV personality.

“When I …read more

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NBA Ref Violet Palmer To Marry Longtime Partner

Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league …read more

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Transgender Teen Stabbed On D.C. Metro

Reginald Anthony Klaiber is facing hate crime charges after stabbing a fifteen year-old transgender girl in the back while riding the D.C. Metro, according to Buzzfeed.

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Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self In Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A demoted worker shot and critically injured his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago high-rise office building in the city’s bustling financial district, police said.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said a worker at a technological company entered the 17th-floor office and met with …read more

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Dr. Beverly Tatum Looks To Spelman’s ‘Bright’ Future While Prepping To Step Down As President

Spelman College President Dr. Beverly Tatum believe that her college has better days ahead as she enters her final year there.

After 13 years running the nation’s premiere HBCU for women, Beverly will be stepping down as the president of the school next June. Under her administration, Spelman has been …read more

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Romance & Finance: Tinder Aims To Make Bank From Its Users

Tinder is looking to make a few coins from its users this year, but it might not cost daters a thing just yet.

InterActiveCorp (IAC) announced today that it plans to tap into earning potential sees in their popular dating app. Bloomberg reports that executives projects Tinder could …read more

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Number Of Women In Lockup On The Rise & Kids Are Left To Suffer

The number of women being locked up has exploded, but kids may be the hardest hit.

“Orange Is The New Black” takes a gritty, intriguing look inside the lives and experiences of female inmates. Although it’s an addictive distraction for many women, the experience is becoming a reality for more …read more

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#ThickBrown: The Singer Packs On The Pounds, But Does It Really Matter?

Chris Brown is enjoying life!

The singer is seemingly happy and most importantly, healthy.

While enjoying a brief vacation before he hosts a party in St. Tropez, Brown was spotted on a yacht with friends in good spirits.

Noticeably fuller around the mid section, the Virginia native was photographed laughing and riding …read more

House Votes to Sue President; Obama Tells Them to ‘Stop Hating’

The House of Representatives, succeeded in authorizing an unprecedented lawsuit against President Barack Obama, which sets to claim that the president exceeded his constitutional power when he went through with the Affordable Care Act, Reuters reports.

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Alumni Of The Country’s Oldest Historically Black Private University Fight For It’s Survival

CINCINNATI — Alumni of the country’s oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater’s fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.

The alumni association of southwestern Ohio’s Wilberforce University, founded in 1856, says graduates have …read more

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DISRESPECTFUL? An Upset Montel Williams Calls President Obama ‘Homeboy’ [WATCH]

Anyone who’s familiar with TV host and former Navy vet Montel Williams, knows he’s 100 percent all in for military veterans. End of story.

Well, TMZ caught up with him yesterday and asked him his thoughts on the recent Veterans Administration scandal/crises.

He responded by becoming quite animated and called out President …read more

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MOMMY FAB: Kelly Rowland Stuns In Curve Hugging Dress At First Baby Shower!

Kelly Rowland is celebrating her bundle of joy in one of many baby shower’s!

Sponsored by Caress at the SLS Hotel in Los Angles, the shower showed the expecting mommy glowing in a blue sleeveless dress that showed off her growing bump perfectly.

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We can hardly wait …read more

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OUCH! Rihanna Shades Fans Asking For Pictures [WATCH]

Attention #RihannaNAVY, your leader is not in the mood!

While walking through a busy airport, Rihanna was approached by several fans asking for pictures and autographs.

Not one to ignore her fans, the Barbadian beauty is usually interactive with her self proclaimed “navy”. Obviously this wasn’t the day.

Earlier that day she was …read more

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Tell Me More About the Return of the White Guy Era in Broadcast Media

Though we often ridicule those who find themselves on the wrong side of a racial controversy and fall back on the “but I have a black friend” defense, this time, I figured it actually might not be a bad idea for me to start this piece with a similar disclaimer:

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Black Calif. Community Leaders Protest White Cultural Studies Teacher

Local black leaders in Fresno, Calif. aren’t happy that white man is going to be teaching African-American studies, Latino studies and Southeast Asian studies to students at the soon-to-open Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School, the Fresno Bee reports.

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‘Fire Challenge’ Is The Newest Trend Amongst Kids

This new generation of kids have taken their idea of “fun” to an entirely different level.

Instead of Red Light, Green Light or Dodge ball, some teens have wandered into the dangerous realm of playing an online game where they set themselves on fire.

The New York Daily News reports:

A …read more

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U.S.’s Oldest Black University is in Trouble 

Ohio’s Wilberforce University, the nation’s oldest black private university founded in 1856, is in dire straits amidst plummeting student enrollment, a financial deficit of $9.7 million and its accreditation hanging perilously in the balance, the Miami Herald reports.

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