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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember
On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing
Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former “The Voice” judge of spiking her drink after meeting at a sushi restaurant. The woman stated that the next thing she realized she had awakened in a bedroom naked, with Green in the room. She stated that she had recordings of Green apologizing and making references to the Ecstasy that was used.
 
According to the Review Journal, prosecutors in the case rejected a rape charge but Green was hit with the felony drug charge instead. Green’s attorney, Blair Berk, stated that the sex was consensual, but that Green did supply the woman with the drug.

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Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Cops Lied about ‘Suicides’ of 2 Handcuffed Black Men

Caught cheating by his wife, comedian Groucho Marx asked, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?”

In case after case, when police are caught killing an unarmed African American – and trying to cover it up – they expect us to suspend our sight and our common sense. This is particularly true in the case of 22-year-old Victor White, III in New Iberia, La., about two hours south of his family home of Alexandria, La. and more than two hours west of New Orleans.

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Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing

Why raising a ‘Chatty Cathy’ isn’t a bad thing
Language and speech development is an early milestone that is vital for all infants to reach in order to promote healthy progression into childhood and to encourage school readiness. 
 
The words and sounds that they hear, things that they see and experience, and positive interactions with parents all contribute to how rapidly language and speech development will occur for young children. 

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When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop

When the World Blows Up, Just Blame Hip-Hop
It was only a matter of time. A violent convergence of domestic and international events has us all feeling as if the world is falling off its axis. Headlines telling of rioters rocking Ferguson, Mo., are intersected with constant flashes of black-masked Islamic State marauders leaving bloody trails of decapitated heads as they pillage the Middle Eastern desert. And in the inevitable reach to explain the Four Horsemen chaos of assorted colored folk shaking it up, the best dissertation the mainstream media can find is that it must be hip-hop’s fault.

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From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’
Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to push harder and further on the long journey toward freedom, justice and equality. The continuing unrestrained fatal police killings of Black American males in St. Louis County, Missouri is now described as part of a national “open season” to kill Blacks in America. What should we do now? What is the redeeming action that should be taken?
 
In the aftermath of the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and so many others, what should be our next course of action? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writing in his last book, pointed the way.

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Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?
Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black and male.
 
In each instance, there were credible witnesses or video recordings that recounted events very differently from the official police version. Based on what we know so far, I think all the policemen involved in these unjustified deaths should be convicted of murder and sent to jail.

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