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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

The Renaissance Tapestry That Tells an African Tale and Doesn’t Exploit Slavery

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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7-Year-Old Girl Wins $16K For Her Comic Book About Super Afro Puff!

One young girl has used her creativity to battle negative self-image and find the joy in reading–and she was greatly rewarded for her efforts!

Natalie McGriff, 7, has taken home a huge prize at One Spark for her comic book “The Adventures of Moxie Girl”! One Spark is a huge crowd-funding …read more

Kanye Served Papers While Holding North West

Kanye West had the worst homecoming ever when he and his family got off the plane in Los Angeles.

After a week catching up on Kim Kardashian’s roots in Armenia and baptizing his baby girl North West in Jerusalem, it was time for the rapper to get back to his regularly …read more

EXCLUSIVE: Teddy Riley Pays Tribute to Johnny Kemp During Cruise Concert

Super producer Teddy Riley paid tribute to his friend, the late Johnny Kemp, during his concert on the 2015 Fantastic Voyage.

Before honoring his friend’s life through music, Riley spoke about Kemp for a couple of minutes, saying:

There’s one thing that I want to tell everybody here. There was another surprise …read more

Watch: St. Louis Cops Fatally Shoot Man Armed With a Knife After Standoff

Two St. Louis police officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man after he allegedly charged at them brandishing a knife, Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a statement early Saturday, according to NBC News.

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NJ Deli Owner Claims Backlash Over ‘White History Month’ Sign Has Hurt Business

In an apparent publicity stunt run amok, a struggling deli owner in Flemington, N.J. says business deteriorated further last month after he posted a sign encouraging people to, well, celebrate their white heritage.

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Chicago Schools Chief Takes Leave Amid Federal Probe of $20,000,000 Contract

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on Friday began a paid leave of absence amid a wide-ranging federal investigation of her inner circle of advisers and a $20.5 million no-bid contract to an education-consulting firm that once employed her, according to ABC 7.

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Oprah’s Network Sues Man Accused of Posing as Celeb’s Nephew

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Friday filed a lawsuit against a Florida man who allegedly pretended to be the star’s nephew to win jobs and gifts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Black Lawyers Launch Independent Investigation of North Charleston Police Shooting

A video viewed by millions shows a white policeman fatally shooting a fleeing, unarmed black man. But it’s not a slam dunk, warns a black lawyers group. There are legal scenarios in which full justice could elude the victim, Walter Scott, and his family.

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Labor Department Charges Ala. Hyundai Supplier With Obstructing Investigation 

A major Hyundai supplier in Selma, Ala., has been hit with a temporary restraining order after allegedly threatening workers who spoke out against health and safety conditions at the plant, resulting in the termination of a whistleblower.

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Singer Johnny Kemp Passes Away at 55

R&B singer Johnny Kemp has passed away at the age of 55-years-old.

Born in the Bahamas, Kemp rose to fame after the release of his 1988 hit single Just Got Paid and his involvement in the New Jack Swing sound.

Kemp was scheduled to the apart of the New Jack …read more

U.S. Official: We’re in Talks with Cuba About Extraditing Assata Shakur Back to the U.S.

The U.S. is not letting the matter of extraditing Assata Shakur back to the states go gently into that good night, despite being told numerous times that Cuban officials have stated that the topic was off the table.

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2 Female Texas Teens Rap About Lynching Black Boys 

Two white female high school students from Texas e-mailed letters to their entire school apologizing for a racist song they recorded, in which they can be heard rapping about lynching “ni-gas,” Raw Story reports.

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Tulsa Reserve Deputy Apologizes to Eric Harris’ Family

Addressing the public for the first time on the Today show, the volunteer deputy who killed Eric Harris in Tulsa, Okla., claimed that it was not his intention to kill the unarmed man and that he is in shock, USA Today reports.

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US Senator Says it’s Time to Put a Woman on the $20 Bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She …read more

Safaree Samuels Denies Tweeting Nude Pics of Ex Nicki Minaj

Safaree Samuels says he is not the “Safaree Samuels” who is tweeting out nude pics of his ex Nicki Minaj. His rep tells TMZ that someone posing as him is behind the shenanigans.
Per TMZ:

The rapper is adamant … he’s got nothing to do with it.

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Hurdles in ‘Suge’ Knight Case: Hesitant Witness, Fuzzy Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On paper, the evidence in the murder case against Marion “Suge” Knight looks strong: Prosecutors have a surviving witness, video of the former rap music mogul running over two men and Knight’s history of violence and intimidation.

But a hearing this week that ended with a judge …read more

Suspect in Milwaukee ‘Revenge Killing’ After Car Crash Commits Suicide

The Milwaukee man suspected in the fatal shooting of two people after a traffic accident that took his young nephew’s life has committed suicide, the Daily Mail reports.

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800-lb Woman (Marla McCants) Stands for 1st Time in Years (Watch)

It might be hard to imagine someone putting on hundreds of pounds from eating all kinds of comfort foods, but this is reality for Marla McCants, who weighs in at 800 lbs from doing just that.

Stress eating became her way of dealing with the trauma …read more

Scandal Recap: In the Pursuit of Justice

“Justice” is the buzzword for this week’s episode of Scandal, but the characters had puzzling ways of pursuing it. Here are five surprises from last night’s installment.

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800-lbs Woman (Marla McCants) Stands for 1st Time in Years (Watch)

It might be hard to imagine someone putting on hundreds of pounds from eating all kinds of comfort foods, but this is reality for Marla McCants, who weighs in at 800 lbs from doing just that.

Stress eating became her way of dealing with the trauma …read more

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How Racial Injustice Is Now Driving the ‘Fight for $15’  

Almost two years ago, McDonald’s worker Nancy Salgado was arrested after calling out former McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton for the criminally low wages the corporation pays employees.

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Mom Knocks out L.I. Teacher for Putting ‘Hands’ on Her Daughter: Report

One angry New York mom is facing charges of second-degree assault and strangulation after beating up a Hempstead middle school teacher to the point of unconsciousness, the New York Daily News reports.

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Does Melissa Harris-Perry And Husband Owe $70,000 To The IRS?

According to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal, the MSNBC personality and her husband James Perry owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes.

In addition to filing the notice on April 6, the IRS fled a lien on the Perrys.

The report noted that Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not …read more

Jeb Bush Urges Republicans to Confirm Loretta Lynch

Jeb Bush endorsed Loretta Lynch for attorney general on Thursday night, urging Senate Republicans to confirm the president’s pick for who will replace Eric Holder, Politico reports.

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