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Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

Louisiana Student Sent Home After Her Braids Are Deemed An ‘Un-Natural Hair Style’

8-22-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   A video floating around Instagram is prompting outrage after a student in Gretna, Louisiana was sent home from school because of her hairstyle. The student has a simple, pulled back and age-appropriate braided hairstyle, but was sent home because the school deemed her style “un-natural.” School administrators said it’s school policy for…MORE

Confederate Statue On University Of North Carolina Campus Taken Down By Protesters

Confederate Statue On University Of North Carolina Campus Taken Down By Protesters

8-21-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The controversial “Silent Sam” statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters. WRAL-TV reports that more than 300 people gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza at about 7:30 on Monday evening before marching to the Confederate…MORE

Former U.N. Secy. General Kofi Annan Dead At 80

Former U.N. Secy. General Kofi Annan Dead At 80

8-20-2018-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his death…MORE

Activists March To Commemorate 1-Year Anniversary Of Charlottesville

Activists March To Commemorate 1-Year Anniversary Of Charlottesville

8-13-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A year after a deadly gathering of far-right extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia, a few dozen white nationalists marched Sunday across from the White House, their numbers dwarfed by thousands of counterprotesters, while the mother of a woman killed at last summer’s protest said the country continues to…MORE

Omarosa Has Tapes On Donald Trump, Too!

Omarosa Has Tapes On Donald Trump, Too!

8-9-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   Omarosa Manigault Newman is about to release her book Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House and she is doing everything to drum up press. Reportedly, she is now playing “secret” audio she recorded of herself and President Donald Trump. Reportedly, Omarosa recorded conversations with Trump and played the audio for…MORE

Cleveland Defendant Is Silenced With Duct Tape At Hearing

Cleveland Defendant Is Silenced With Duct Tape At Hearing

8-6-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY- In a move reminiscent of one from a famous trial, a Cleveland man was ordered to be duct taped when a judge became frustrated that he wouldn’t be quiet in court. Bank robber Franklyn Williams, 32, was attempting to tell his version of the events during his sentencing and would not allow…MORE

Barack Obama Endorses Stacey Abrams In Georgia Governor’s Race

Barack Obama Endorses Stacey Abrams In Georgia Governor’s Race

8-2-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   From jamming at the OTRII Tour to grabbing sandwiches with Former Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama is back. Most importantly, he’s back in politics. On Wednesday (August 1), he’s endorsed numerous Democratic candidates he believes can and should win in the 2018 midterm elections in November. One of those…MORE

FAMU Marching 100 Welcomes First-Ever Woman Drum Major

FAMU Marching 100 Welcomes First-Ever Woman Drum Major

8-1-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-     Florida A&M’s Marching 100 is still in the early stages of band camp, but this year’s new edition has made history. Cori Bostic has been named the first-ever woman drum major in the band’s history. Bostic is a junior from Atlanta in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, and a…MORE

Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dead At 82

Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dead At 82

7-31-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ron Dellums, a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice as Northern California’s first black congressman, died Monday from cancer, according to a longtime adviser. He was 82. Dellums died at his home in Washington. A former Marine who got his start in politics on the City…MORE

Body Found In Mediterranean Near Where UK Student Went Missing

Body Found In Mediterranean Near Where UK Student Went Missing

7-30-18-ERNIE ALLEN’S-TOP STORY-   According to the University of Kentucky, a student studying abroad this summer in the Middle East has gone missing. TeNiya Nora Jones, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ft. Myers, Fla., was swimming in the Mediterranean Sea Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel with two other students. According to WKYT, the students got…MORE

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NAS IS BRINGING BEAT STREET TO BROADWAY

NAS IS BRINGING BEAT STREET TO BROADWAY

Nas is doing his best to keep the culture alive. He’s adapting the 1984 culture classic film Beat Street into a Broadway musical. Nas and his team plan on expanding on the original film’s soundtrack, which featured Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic.In an…

MIKE TYSON FIGHT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

MIKE TYSON FIGHT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

The Jake Paul-Mike Tyson match, which was postponed last week when Tyson had an “ulcer flare-up,” has been rescheduled for November 15th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The fight was originally planned for July 20th, but was postponed after Tyson’s ulcer forced him to take a break from training. Most Valuable Promotions, which Paul…

SHANNON SHARPE GETS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH ESPN

SHANNON SHARPE GETS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH ESPN

After some personal outreach from Disney CEO Bob Iger, ESPN has inked NFL Hall-of-Famer Shannon Sharpe to a new, expanded multiyear deal. News of Sharpe’s new agreement with ESPN was announced Tuesday morning. The new deal will expand Sharpe’s role on the morning show First Take, where he appears alongside Stephen A. Smith and host…

NEW ALBUM FOR DRE AND SNOOP

NEW ALBUM FOR DRE AND SNOOP

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will reportedly release their anticipated Missionary album next month. During an interview, Dogg Pound member Kurupt said, “Dogg sacrificed ’cause he got an album dropping in July. This album with Dr. Dre dropping in July.” Daz added, “He got an album coming out next month with Dr. Dre.” Dre and Snoop…