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Will Hazing Ever End?

Posted on November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Hazing is an initiation process, which involves the harassment, abuse or humiliation of another person. Hazing has been linked to athletics, fraternities and sororities, as well as band membership. Many proponents of this ritual say hazing bonds those to the particular organization they are seeking membership in. But in Robert Champion’s case, this has led to his early demise.

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Afrikan Woman: Beauty is Her Name

Posted on November 23, 2011 | 14 Comments

Afrikan woman: the mother of creation; the author of beauty. Working alongside God, the publisher and illustrator, she defined beauty as something more than her physical attributes.

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Chris Tucker to appear in Last Friday Film?

Posted on November 22, 2011 | 6 Comments

Tiny Lister, Jr., better known to all as “DeBo”, recently told TMZ, a celebrity news website, that Chris Tucker was going to meet with Ice Cube for talks about a new Friday movie. Ice Cube has even most recently talked to John Witherspoon to reprise his role as Cube’s father Willie Jones, BET.com reports.

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FAMU Band Member Dies, Hazing Involved

Posted on November 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

A Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student dies after being found unresponsive on a bus. Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with fellow band mates when he experienced difficulties breathing. Investigators are awaiting the results of the autopsy and will determine if Champion’s death was a homicide.

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Uproar Over Blackface at Southern Miss

Posted on November 19, 2011 | 12 Comments

Six University of Mississippi sorority students were placed on probation following racially insensitive actions that took place at a 1980s themed costume party a week ago. The young women, members of Phi Mu Sorority, Inc., dressed in…

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Hip Hop Pioneer Heavy D Laid to Rest

Posted on November 19, 2011 | 12 Comments

Heavy D was laid to rest in a ceremony attended by many celebrities, which included Usher, Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Don King, Q-Tip, John Legend and Rosie Perez, to name a few. His funeral was held at…

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Heavy D’s “Black Coffee”

Posted on November 19, 2011 | 22 Comments

Black coffee, the African queen Part of the Afro-American dream Enough respect I’m diggin’ intellect Appreciate the fact that you never miss a step The backbone of the black bone here’s to ya As long as I’m…

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