Daily Archive: July 17, 2013

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    Tom Joyner Talks to ‘Piers Morgan Live’ About Rachel Jeantel Scholarship Offer [Video]

    Tom Joyner appeared on CNN last night to speak with evening talk show host Piers Morgan about offering Rachel Jeantel a full ride scholarship to any HBCU, Rush Limbaugh using the N-word and more. In case you missed it, the DJ offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who took the stand as a key witness in the trial of George Zimmerman, a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choice.

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    Dead Baby Laid On Chapel Altar Comes Back To Life – Report

    A baby girl who was pronounced dead just after birth and carried into the hospital chapel by a nurse who was too sad to send her to the morgue, made what could be called a most miraculous recovery — she “came back to life,” witnesses said. A nurse had put the body of baby Yasmin Gome, born in Brazil, in a small box and left it on the altar in the chapel, The Sun reported. The baby’s grandmother and a mortician came to retrieve the body about three hours later, but they got the shock of their lives when the baby suddenly kicked her leg and opened her eyes, The Sun said.

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    Nas Gets Fellowship in His Name at Harvard

    (AP) — Nas has rapped his way to Harvard University. The Ivy League school announced Tuesday that the 39-year-old rapper is being honored with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. It’s a joint venture with Harvard’s Hip-Hop Archive. The fellowship will assist students who excel in the arts “in connection with h …

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    Holder to NAACP: Trayvon’s Death Made Me Sit Down With My Son

    On Sunday, the Department of Justice confirmed that they would review the George Zimmerman case, one day after the rogue neighborhood watchman was found not guilty of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the NAACP at their annual convention in Orlando about the controversial killing of Trayvon Martin …

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    Real Times Media Signs on as Interactive One Partner

    Real Times Media (RTM), a multimedia company focused on urban news and entertainment which includes the nation’s largest African American-owned newspaper and digital media operation, has signed on as the latest partner of Interactive One Studios, a division of Interactive One, which assists external brands with developing highly profitable digital businesses through world-class sales, platform, content and distribution services. …