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.



Accepting Your Responsibility to Rebuild Your Community

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My Sis Is Famous and I Need Genealogy Help

Dear Professor Gates:

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When Is Deadly Force Justified?

ERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

Here is a look at some of the issues involved when officers must …read more

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Cop In Wal-Mart Death Involved In Another Fatal Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.

Authorities have not said which of the …read more

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What In The Weekend With Nikki Woods: All Hail The Queen

Queen B, this year’s top nominee, will hit the stage this Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. We’re thinking that Beyonce, who has yet to speak publicly about that elevator situation (unless you count the line in the “Flawless” remix) …read more

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Columbus Short Arrested In L.A.

It’s a good thing that Columbus Short made the most of his time in Barbados at the Crop Over Festival (Rihanna, who is, of course, Bajan, participated last year) because he’s now behind bars, reports

“I literally went to Barbados for an HIV charity,” he told California judge, according to …read more

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Witness Video In St. Louis Shooting Contradicts Official Statement


The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, the 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Louis.

According to St. Louis Public Radio, the police released the video Wednesday evening as part of an effort to be …read more

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Gov. Nixon Taking National Guard Out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

Since the guard’s arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section …read more

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The Root Hosts Reception to Release List of 2014 Top Influencers

On Tuesday evening The Root—the No. 1 black news site—hosted The Root 100 List Release Reception, sponsored by Infiniti, at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., to celebrate The Root 100 honorees for 2014. Hosts Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., editor-in-chief of The Root; Donna Byrd, publisher …read more

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Black FOX Anchor Pushed To the Edge By Geraldo’s Ferguson Comments [WATCH]

Media personality (and lawyer?) Geraldo Rivera was a guest on FOX’s “Outnumbered” Tuesday afternoon and got into it briefly with the show’s sole black panelist Harris Faulkner.

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John Crawford Family Attorney Shares Details On Surveillance Video Of The Shooting

Michael Wright, Crawford family attorney, joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to describe the surveillance video of the John Crawford police shooting. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has called for a special grand jury in the murder of Crawford who was shot by police officers in an Ohio …read more

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Lauryn Hill Releases ‘Black Rage’ as Ode to Ferguson (Listen)

Lauryn Hill has dedicated her latest release to the city of Ferguson, Mo., where protesters railing against the shooting death of Michael Brown have been clashing with police and local authorities in a fight for justice.

The song, “Black Rage (Sketch),” is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things” from …read more

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Eric Holder Visits Michael Brown’s Parents in Ferguson

A night of relative calm fell over Ferguson, Mo. following U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to the town where tensions have run high since the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white police officer.

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Officer Who Threatened Ferguson Protestors Suspended

St. Ann, Mo. Police Lieutenant Ray Albers has been indefinitely suspended from the force, following video footage that showed him pointing his semi-automatic assault rifle and threatening to kill protesters during Tuesday night’s demonstrations in Ferguson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Former Black Editor at People Told ‘You’re not at Essence Anymore’ 

Tatsha Robertson, People magazine’s only black editor until she was fired in May, has filed a lawsuit against the magazine alleging that the publication is biased against blacks, that she was treated like a second-class citizen.

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U.S. Ebola Patient Released from Emory University Hospital

Nancy Writebol, one of the American citizens who was airlifted from Liberia to Atlanta Ga.’s Emory University Hospital, was released on Tuesday morning, having tested clear of the deadly Ebola virus, WSOCTV reports.

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Ala. Elementary School Teacher on Leave after Having Students Reenact Mike Brown Shooting

An elementary school teacher in Selma, Ala. is under scrutiny after having students research and reenact the death of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teen Mike Brown, the Selma Times-Journal reports.

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FINALLY! Tina Knowles Speaks Out On Beyonce, Jay Z Divorce Rumors [WATCH]

Finally! Someone from the Knowles clan has spoken…it’s just up to you to believe it or not.

Tina Knowles was spotted around town and of course TMZ caught up to the uber famous mom and asked her about the divorce rumors between Beyonce and her son-in-law, Jay Z.

According to the Mama …read more

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Ohio Diocese Discourages ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.

In a letter sent Tuesday to its 113 schools, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s superintendent of Catholic schools says …read more

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Global Reaction To The Unrest In Ferguson [VIDEO]

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Images from Ferguson have reached around the world and there has been a tremendous intentional response to the unrest in Ferguson. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel took a brief look at how the world is responding to the Michael Brown police shooting. Listen …read more

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These Black Women & Girls Were Killed By Police [VIDEO]

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In the wake of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford murders by police officers, let’s not forget about the Black women who have lost their lives in similar fashion. Clutch Magazine listed six African American women and girls who have met their …read more

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Jennifer Hudson Half-Brother Arrested For Stabbing Attack

Songstress Jennifer Hudson’s (pictured below) half-brother, Steven Simpson (pictured) was allegedly arrested and taken to a Paw Paw, Mich., jail where he faces charges of household invasion and attempted murder, according to TMZ.

Simpson is accused of repeatedly stabbing an unnamed man in the face. The details are sketchy, …read more

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New R&B Hall of Fame Inductees: Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston

Some things just can’t be ignored! This year as Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are being inducted into the momentous Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame and Museum (R&BHOF), the number five seems to keep coming up.

You see, their awards will be presented to their respective parents Joseph (Joe) Jackson, …read more

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Jermaine Jackson to NFL: Let it Go, Lift Janet Jackson Ban

Jermaine Jackson is sticking up for his baby sister Janet Jackson — especially since folks should let that 2004 Super Bowl nipple controversy go.

In case anyone reading this has been living under a rock, during the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet’s pasty – revealing her …read more

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Some Staten Island Businesses To Close For Eric Garner March

Businesses in Staten Island, NY are being advised to close down their stores in the event that violence breaks out during the march of Eric Garner, the man who was killed by police brutality last month.

CBS New York reports:

The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to lead thousands of people during …read more

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Attorney and St. Louis Resident Gloria McCollum Talks About What’s Next for #Ferguson

The nation has watched in horror and sadness as events unfolded after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was gunned down by police and left to die on the street in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nikki Woods, also a …read more

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T.I. Releases Tribute to Mike Brown: ‘New National Anthem’

T.I. is one of the few rappers along with Nelly, Talib Kweli, Young Jeezy and J. Cole who have been vocal supporters of Justice for Mike Brown. In a song inspired by the tragedy, T.I. and vocalist Skylar Grey collaborate on a haunting song that details the pain of racial …read more

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