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Prison Phone Rates Generate Billions For Companies With Exorbitant Fees on the Backs of Black Families

Prison Phone Rates Generate Billions For Companies With Exorbitant Fees on the Backs of Black Families

— ADVERTISEMENT — By Curtis Bunn/Urban News Service: Garry Lawrence’s family worried about paying his legal fees. But phoning him in prison nearly bankrupted them.          When Garry was arrested almost seven years ago on a minor drug offense, his loved ones knew that paying a lawyer to argue his case would be a major expense. They were …

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Do You Know The Day Black People Became "African-American"?

Do You Know The Day Black People Became “African-American”?

By Eric Easter – The debate over what black people call themselves spans centuries. While people think it is a relatively recent term, “African-American” has always had a prominent place in that debate. In fact, Yale scholar and associate librarian Fred Shapiro found evidence of the term’s usage in a document as early as 1782. But for whatever reason, the term never really took hold until 1988. And I played a part in the moment that sparked the switch. That …

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Michelle Obama Launches College Resource Website To Help With ACT, SAT, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Michelle Obama Launches College Resource Website To Help With ACT, SAT, Scholarships & Financial Aid

It is no secret that Michelle Obama can do no wrong and everything she touches turns to gold. Ok, maybe that isn’t true, but she has recently launched a new phsase of her initaiative to help encourage students to continue their education after high school. According to ABCNews: BetterMakeRoom.org will be a place for students …

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Louisville Man Goes From College, Selling Drugs, Being Homeless To Owning Three Restaurants 1

Louisville Man Goes From College, Selling Drugs, Being Homeless To Owning Three Restaurants

Behind every success story, you will find a path of hardships, perseverance and a commitment to succeeding against the odds. This is the story of Darnell Ferguson. Too often people believe success is something that happens to the few, the lucky, the priviledge who have overnight success. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. …

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NFL Cleveland Browns Player Demands Justice for Tamir Rice & John Crawford, Killed By the Police

NFL Cleveland Browns Player Demands Justice for Tamir Rice & John Crawford, Killed By the Police

Many people think all professional athletes are disconnected from the struggles of the black community, but this simply isn’t true. And this past sporting weekend, one player reminded us of this very fact and was attacked for merely asking for justice. Andrew Hawkins of the Cleveland Browns dawned a black shirt during warm ups before …

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Declassified Emails Prove George Bush & Tony Blair Plotted Iraq War ONE YEAR Before the Invasion

Declassified Emails Prove George Bush & Tony Blair Plotted Iraq War ONE YEAR Before the Invasion

When you lie to your government it is a crime, but when your government lies to you it’s politics. This is an old saying, but one that rings true in light of recent discovery of emails between then President of the United States George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. As you will find …

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From NFL Running Back to Giving Back: Warrick Dunn Honors His Late Mother In This Special Way

From NFL Running Back to Giving Back: Warrick Dunn Honors His Late Mother In This Special Way

Warrick Dunn is THE MAN!  As a star running back who played with the Atlanta Falcons and did two stints with the Tampa Bay Buckner’s it would have been an easy task for Warrick to just retire into obscurity, sit back and live large as a former baller.  But you just don’t know the character …

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Did You Know Durham, North Carolina Had It's Own Black Wall Street? 2

Did You Know Durham, North Carolina Had It’s Own Black Wall Street?

DURHAM, NC – Nathan Garrett still remembers when downtown’s Parrish Street was the address of “Black Wall Street” â€” a black-owned financial district just around the corner from Main Street, in the heart of Durham’s white business district. “It was unique in Durham because you had this concentration of black executives and professional people who were doing the same …

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Did You Know the Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street is a Trillion Dollar Black Woman? 2

Did You Know the Most Powerful Woman on Wall Street is a Trillion Dollar Black Woman?

Meet the Trillion Dollar Black Woman of Wall Street When most people think of Wall Street titans, they think of rich, white men who garner very little interest from our young people. This may be true, but it isn’t completely accurate because swimming with the sharks is a Queen our young people should know about. …

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