touchfm raid

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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Study: Black Women Make Only 64 Cents to Every Dollar White Men Earn

It’s been 50 years to the month since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII was introduced and made illegal employment discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex and national origin,” paving the way for equal employment opportunity for everyone, right? Wrong.

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Ebola ‘Hero’ Doctor Contracts Lethal Virus 

He was hailed a “national hero” in his home country of Sierra Leone for his work treating patients of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Mother Who Lost Her 11-Year-Old to Stray Bullet at First Sleepover Speaks  

A teary Shaneetha Goodloe sat down with ABC 7 after the shooting death of her daughter.

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Yolanda Adams Is Coming To The 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, Talks Music, Needing A Baby Sitter


The 2014 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion is only a few weeks away and gospel legend Yolanda Adams will meet us in Orlando August 28 – September 1st!

“I’m so excited about the weekend. It’s going to be power-packed,” Adams said.

So what’s in store for all the families coming …read more

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Shemar Moore To Return To ‘Young and Restless’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.”

During his return on Sept. 10-11, Moore will reunite with Kristoff St. John, who plays his on-screen brother Neil Winters. Moore’s character Malcolm Winters returns to Genoa City …read more

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Arizona Execution Takes Nearly 2 Hours

PHOENIX (AP) — A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.

The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took so long that his lawyers had time to …read more

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Leaders Like Ken Noble Remind Us of the Value of Affirmative Action  

This week the New York Times ran an obituary of one of its own—Kenneth B. Noble. Noble closed his professional career as a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Berkeley. He had started that career with 17 years as a …read more

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All the Times Eric Holder Kept It Completely 100

It was nothing for Attorney General Eric Holder to tell ABC News that Sarah Palin “wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate” and for him to suggest, in his own way, that she ought to read the Constitution before proposing that President Barack Obama be impeached—seeing as how there …read more

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A Sudden Push for Felon Voting Rights in a Most Unlikely Place

If advocates have their way, voting rights could be a new reality for the nation’s incarcerated.

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Nas Finds His Roots Via PBS Show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity.

But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel …read more

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Nas Finds His Roots Via PBS Show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” he welcomed the opportunity.

But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel …read more

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Chokehold Victim Eric Garner Laid To Rest In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

Eric Garner’s relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher …read more

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Here’s The First Look At ‘Atlanta Exes’ [WATCH]

There is no shortage of reality TV divas from the Real Housewives of Atlanta to the stars of Love and Hip-Hop. But now we may be getting a show that could actually provide some viewers with a positive look at how women can get their lives back on track after …read more

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Biden Tells NAACP Voting Rights Are In Danger

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures to restrict citizens’ ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party’s base before the midterm elections.

In a 31-minute speech to the civil rights group’s …read more

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New Book Details For Young Adults What Awaits Them In Prison [VIDEO]

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Author Omar Yamini joined “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory to talk about his new book, “What’s Wrong With You!” Yamini detailed how a series of bad choices and hanging out with the wrong people got him a 15 year prison sentence. Yamini also details …read more

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Black Business Fueling Detroit’s Comeback

Black owned businesses are helping Detroit get back on track. “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory, Corey Dade, Joia Jefferson Nuri and Paris Dennard discuss how the Motor City is rebounding after bankruptcy.

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Eddie Murphy’s Fake Son Abandons $50 Million Lawsuit

The proverbial spit has hit the fan in the case of Eddie Murphy versus his fake son Brando Murphy for $50 million. Brando Murphy, a rising Los Angeles comedian, dropped his $50 million lawsuit against the superstar comedian Eddie Murphy. Brando is placing the blame for the whole ordeal squarely …read more

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Marissa Alexander Denied New Hearing, Still Faces 60 Years in Prison  

A judge has ruled against providing Marissa Alexander, 33, with new ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearing reports Salon.

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Why African Americans Should Care About Pro-Israeli Media Bias

The interesting thing about the notion of “liberal media bias” is that it’s based on the idea that huge media conglomerates would align themselves with liberal principles for the sake of ideology as opposed to a business model. Rupert Murdoch has done a good job of aligning both objectives, …read more

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Appeals Court Panel Issues Blow To The Affordable Care Act [VIDEO]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies …read more

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American Teen Volunteers In Africa And Has Been Accused Of The Unspeakable

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.

Matthew Lane Durham, of Edmond, is accused of engaging in sex acts with as many as ten children aged from 4 to 10 years …read more

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Radio One Founder Highlighted In Newseum Exhibit

The Newseum exhibition, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for their rights and shape the American experience.

Radio One will be featured in the exhibit along with a live interview with the company founder and …read more

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Breakthrough HIV Cure?! Temple University Researchers May Have It

African Americans accounted for 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2010 according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In that same year, HIV was the 5th leading cause of death for Black men and 7th leading cause of death for Black women between the ages of 25-44. In …read more

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Mavericks’ Felton Pleads Guilty in NYC Gun Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.

Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he …read more

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RENISHA MCBRIDE CASE: Shooter’s Lawyer Says He Feared for His Life

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of “boom, boom, boom” pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during …read more

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Watch Yaya DaCosta Portray Whitney Houston [VIDEO]

Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic is up and running and Entertainment Tonight has the exclusive peek of the controversial film. See below.

What do you think of the preview? Is Yaya channeling Whitney?

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