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  • RIP Nicole Bass, Stern Show Whack Pack Member

    02/17/2017 4:53:45 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/17/17
    Bodybuilder and professional wrestler Nicole Bass has died age 52. The Howard Stern Show regular known for her muscular physique and World Wrestling Entertainment television appearances died of a heart attack sometime early this week, according to f4wonline. However, partner Christine Marrone posted on Bass' Facebook page: 'Just want to make it clear that I will not be answering and who, what, where, when, why questions right now. Nicole always kept her personal things private and I will do the same for her.'
  • Obama Lights Christmas Tree, Appeals for Brotherhood

    12/07/2015 5:53:46 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 15 replies
    The Afro ^ | 12/3/15 | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama jumpstarted the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas Tree but also appealing to Americans to “come together as brothers and sisters” one day after 14 people were shot to death in Southern California. “This is of course the most wonderful time of the year, but we would be remiss not to take a moment to remember our fellow Americans whose hearts are heavy tonight, who grieve for loved ones, especially in San Bernardino, California,” Obama said.
  • White Conservatives’ Minstrel Tradition (Their Title!)

    11/18/2015 9:28:40 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 14 replies
    The Afro ^ | November 11, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels
    Ben Carson is in serious political trouble, as his wacky and right-wing views on numerous issues draw more scrutiny and critical pieces of the “inspirational” back story he’s been telling for years get exposed as “fabrications.” A looming question now is what more of the political games of truth and consequences regarding Ben Carson is yet to be played. Nonetheless, it’s still worth exploring why Carson’s near lily-White base of supporters have found him so appealing. Conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg offers a partial – and revealing – answer why in a recent column praising the now retired neurosurgeon.
  • Farrakhan Outlines Next Steps After Million Man March Anniversary

    10/20/2015 10:01:48 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 10 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/14/15 | James Wright
    Minister Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 200 people that the Nation of Islam will team up with 100 Black Men, an influential national Black male organization, and reinvigorate local organizing committees (LOC) nationwide to move their agenda forward. The minister revealed his detailed plans on Oct. 11 at the Marriott Marquis in Northwest D.C., one day after the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March on Oct. 10.
  • Happy Anniversary OJ! (Vanity)

    10/02/2015 11:36:43 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 41 replies
    October 3rd, 1995. Twenty years ago, OJ Simpson was found not guilty in the murder of his wife and Ron Goldman. Where were you when the verdict came down?
  • Blue Uniforms: Protectors or Predators? (Extreme Barf Alert)

    09/16/2015 5:44:11 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 6 replies
    The Afro ^ | 8/6/15 | Afro Staff
    There is an embedded terror in the U.S., and it is not the boogie man or ISIS. Its racism. Racism is often expressed through stereotypes, unsubstantiated judgments, discrimination and violence. Lately, racism has been portrayed by the very individuals sworn to protect the communities in this country, regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation or creed.
  • Exhibit Depicting Michael Brown's Death Raises Many Questions (2 Bag Barf Alert)

    08/17/2015 6:37:39 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 21 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8/14/15 | Mary Louise Schumacher
    Chicago It was just about a year ago. Michael Brown's body was left face down on a street in Ferguson, Mo., his bright red Cardinals cap lying beside him and police officers standing idly by. It was a deeply unsettling image. Combined with the stories of witnesses who said the unarmed black 18-year-old had attempted to surrender before being shot by a white cop, it reeked of a shameful history.
  • KFC Introduces "Chizza," Pizza With a Chicken Crust

    07/16/2015 9:39:44 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/9/15 | Sarah Whitten
    Once again, KFC has shown how far it is willing to go to incorporate chicken into everything we eat. The company introduced the "Chizza" via social media in the Philippines early in July saying, "Thick crust, thin crust. Don't think about it. We have our chicken as the pizza crust." Yes, that's right. KFC's signature chicken is now a pizza crust. This is not the company's first foray into hybrid foods. In 2010, KFC offered the Double Down sandwich, a bacon and cheese sandwich with two pieces of fried chicken as the bread. And let's not forget earlier this year,...
  • Researchers Find Black Mortality Rates Higher in Racist Locales

    05/28/2015 7:55:39 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 67 replies
    The Afro ^ | May 15, 2015 | Zenitha Prince
    A groundbreaking study led by researchers from the University of Maryland College Parks School of Health found Black mortality rates are much higher in areas with greater levels of racism. The study gauged the levels of racism across 196 media markets based on the volume of Google searches containing the n-word in each area. Researchers qualified that not all the searches were necessarily motivated by racism, but assumed that areas with a greater concentration of these searches have higher levels of racism overall.
  • From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

    05/08/2015 10:29:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2015 | Maria Godoy
    We usually hate it when media speculate about whether a celebrity has had a nip or tuck, but it must be said: The Hamburglar has definitely had some work done. McDonald's on Wednesday brought the burger-stealing character back for a new advertising campaign for the first time in over a decade and he looks nothing like the short, chubby, red-haired cartoon that we here at The Salt grew up with. Instead, he's now a tall, slim, stubble-faced dude sporting a fedora, trench coat and skinny-jeans. And it turns out he's also a suburban dad a back story revealed...
  • Kirk Cameron's "Saving Christmas" Expected to Sweep Razzie Awards

    02/20/2015 8:04:11 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 43 replies
    Gold Derby ^ | 2/19/15 | Daniel Montgomery
    "Saving Christmas," in which Kirk Cameron tries to convince his brother-in-law about the Christian meaning of the holiday, will win four of its six nominations: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Cameron), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Combo (Cameron and his ego). But "Transformers" is expected to win twice: Worst Director (Michael Bay) and Worst Remake, Ripoff or Sequel. That would bring the franchise to a total of five Razzies, after the three awards won by "Revenge of the Fallen" in 2009, including Worst Picture. Former "Transformers" star Megan Fox, who previously earned a Worst Actress bid for "Revenge of the Fallen,"...
  • Why GOP Won: Shifting White Votes Hurt Democrats (AFRO Reports)

    11/10/2014 11:16:22 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 39 replies
    The Afro ^ | 11/8/14 | Jennifer Agiesta and Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON (AP) White voters of all ages were less likely to back Democrats this year than in elections past, helping Republi5395a874abffae2b640f6a70670072dccans nationwide but most acutely in the South and overpowering Democratic efforts to turn out their core supporters among Blacks and Hispanics. In a nation growing ever more diverse, political forecasters repeatedly warn Republicans they must improve their appeal among minorities in order to remain competitive in the long term.
  • New Voting Limits, New Difficulties (AFRO Reports)

    11/06/2014 10:09:46 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 5 replies
    The Afro ^ | 11/5/14 | Zenitha Prince
    Thousands of voters from across the nation reported problems with voting during this General Election, stemming not only from a rash of restrictive voting laws but also from the administrative deficiencies of an outdated voting system, according to the Election Protection coalition of civil rights groups. Every election should be a celebration of democracy. Instead, what were hearing today from too many polling places around the country is that voters are having problems casting their ballots, said Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, during a press call on Nov. 4. Some of the...
  • First US Ebola Victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, Remembered for Compassion (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 23 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/18/14 | Emery P. Dalesio
    Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.
  • White Voters More Likely to Support Voter ID Laws When Shown Images of Blacks Voting (AFRO Reports)

    10/20/2014 7:44:20 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/17/14 | Roberto Alejandro Special to the AFRO
    White voters are more likely to say they support voter ID laws if primed with a picture of an African American voting, versus a White person voting, or no picture at all, according to a recent study. In order to examine the way bias might play a role in support for voter ID laws, researchers with the University of Delawares Center for Political Communication conducted an online survey in 2012 of a nationally representative sample of 1,436 adults.
  • Tom Joyner Morning Show to Take Over Security Boulevard McDonalds in (AFRO Reports)

    10/08/2014 6:19:51 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 1 replies
    The Afro ^ | 10/7/14 | AFRO Staff
    Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown and Sybil Wilkes will all be working at the McDonalds on Security Boulevard during the lunch hour. Cars that go through the drive-thru from 12 1 p.m. will receive a special Arch Card from Tom Joyner. In addition, customers will receive a special coupon valid for a FREE six piece Chicken McNuggets and World Famous French Fries.
  • Young African Americans At Risk for Depression and Suicide (AFRO Reports)

    09/29/2014 8:24:36 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 30 replies
    The Afro ^ | 9/25/14 | Adina R. Young
    A major health issue that affects thousands of people each year is suicide, according to experts on the medical condition. It is the third leading cause of death among African Americans ages 15-24. Even though we are killing ourselves fewer times at a lower rate, its a big concern as to why is it happening at younger ages, he said.
  • Visiting Cuba Feels Like Going Back in Time (AFRO Reports)

    09/15/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 51 replies
    The Afro ^ | 9/11/14 | Pat Wheeler
    Yes, you can go to Cuba legally. Yes, you can have your passport stamped. And yes, its safe there. These were just a few of the questions I was bombarded with before and after I went to Cuba in July. Going to Cuba for Americans is probably the easiest it has been in years. Under the Clinton and Obama administrations, travel restrictions have been eased.
  • Clown Directs Racist Comments at Tenn. Fair Attendee (AFRO Reports)

    09/11/2014 6:25:52 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    The Afro ^ | 9/4/14 | Courtney Jacobs
    A clown entertaining fairgoers at a Memphis event was fired for racial comments he made toward an attendee. According to Memphis NBC affiliate WMC, Tanya Jones of Atoka, Tenn. was visiting the Memphis Delta Fair with her three young children and extended family over the Labor Day weekend when they passed a dunk tank with a White clown attempting to entice passerby to play at the booth. While on the microphone, the unnamed clown said Hey, nappy head.
  • CASA De Maryland Plans Protests, Arrests at White House This Thursday

    08/27/2014 6:19:00 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 8 replies
    CASA ^ | 8/28/14
    After years of fighting for justice for immigrant families, we are on the verge of achieving real relief. With a do-nothing Congress frittering away legislative reform, President Obama has publically promised to adopt aggressive administrative relief early in September. The question now is how much for how many. Immigrants have suffered at historic levels under his administration and President Obama needs to go big in order to restore sanity to the lives of families. We believe that we must return to the White House to make one final big push to dramatize exactly how far relief needs to go. President...