Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Ray Rice's long-suffering wife Janay Palmer responded to his termination from the Baltimore Ravens in typical battered woman fashion -- by blaming others for his downfall.

Palmer, 26, posted a message on her private Instagram account on Monday, just hours after Rice's contract was terminated.

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Floyd Mayweather

Over the weekend, one of my loyal readers emailed me audio of Power 105's The Breakfast Club poking fun at boxer Floyd Mayweather's alleged illiteracy. It wasn't easy ignoring the trending topic of 50 Cent's ignorant public humiliation of Mayweather on social media platform Twitter.com. But I managed to ignore it -- until I received emails from loyal readers who gave me a different perspective on the ignorance.

For instance, did you know that nearly half of all black people can't read? The irony is that half of the people who laughed at Mayweather can't read above a 4th grade level themselves.

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Marc Catron

A Kansas City, Mo. cop is facing an internal review after posting racist statements on Facebook about Mike Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed youth who was gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo. cop.

Officer Marc Catron posted the wrong photo of Brown which he captioned: "I'm sure young Michael Brown is innocent and just misunderstood. I'm sure he is a pillar of the Ferguson community."

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Which picture would they use

Which picture would they use

Whenever a young black male is unjustly murdered in a racially charged incident, the news media criminalizes the black male by purposefully broadcasting negative imagery of him.

This time his name is Mike Brown.

The 18-year-old was gunned down in the street on Saturday by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer who claims Brown went for his gun. The news media immediately set about to prove that Mike Brown was a thug who deserved to die.

For instance, the media chose to ignore positive imagery of Mike Brown wearing his high school graduation cap and gown. He was set to start college today.

Black Twitter united to expose the news media's racist agenda by creating the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown.

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Chuck Creekmur Pens Open Letter to Nicki Minaj

Rap idol Nicki Minaj once vowed she would change her crazy, pre-Superbass-era ways. She changed her style, even tossing her wigs and weave extensions aside to embrace her own natural flowing locks.

In an interview, she said:

"I went so far to the other side that there's only one place to go from there. You can either continue doing costumes or you can just say, 'Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.'"

Nicki's brief social experiment ended with a loud bang when she released the cover for her new single "Anaconda".

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Stephen A Smith

ESPN's outspoken analyst Stephen A. Smith apologized profusely for telling battered women to stop provoking their abusers.

He went one step further during Monday's segment of ESPN2's "First Take," calling his statements the "most egregious of my career."

Smith made his controversial statements during ESPN's "First Take" on Friday.

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Vanessa VanDyke

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Vanessa VanDyke, 12, faces expulsion from her Central Florida school if she doesn't cut, or at least groom her puffy afro hairstyle, WKMG Local 6 reports.

Vanessa, who is a talented violinist, said school officials gave her an ultimatum: either cut her unruly afro or be expelled from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, where she has been a student since the third grade.

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Girl sent home for wearing dreads

A 6-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma girl was sent home from school because her unkempt dreadlocks violated the school's dress code.

Tiana Parker's father, Terrance Parker, told KOKI that his daughter was pulled out of class at Deborah Brown Community School for having the "wrong hairstyle."

“She’s always presentable,” explained Parker, who is a barber by trade. “I take pride in my kids looking nice.”

“They didn’t like my dreads,” the little girl cried during an interview with a KOKI reporter.

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Sophia Young

Sophia Young

A WNBA player who came out against same-sex marriage yesterday was attacked and dragged on Twitter for her beliefs.

Sophia Young, 29, who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars, tweeted a photo of herself holding up a placard that read "Vote No" outside the San Antonio City Hall, where hundreds of people prayed against a proposed LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The devout Christian mistook the anti-discrimination legislation for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Instead of gently correcting her, Twitter users came for her throat with the same hatred and vitriol that they despise.

One Twitter user, @ChristopherFTL, tweeted "Bitch, are you really that dumb? Your mama must've been hitting the crack pipe while pregnant with your ugly ass."

Sophia Young

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Bob Woodson

A speaker at a Republican National Committee luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington said issues concerning the gays and immigrants take priority over black people.

Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises, blamed black leaders for ignoring the real problems facing blacks in America.

“Everybody has come in front of them on the bus — gays, immigrants, women, environmentalists,” said Woodson. “You never hear any talk about the conditions confronting poor blacks and poor people in general.”

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J Cole and Drake

Rapper J. Cole sparked controversy when he said President Obama wouldn't have been elected if his skin was dark.

In an interview with BET, Cole said 'colorism' brainwashes black people to see light skinned people as highly favored in the black community. As an example, Cole said President Obama's light skin helped him win the election in 2008.

"Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin," said Cole.

"That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women," said Cole.

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Paula Deen support from black celebs

Actress Stacey Dash, NFL player Kris Jenkins and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton are among the black notables who have come forward in support of embattled tv chef Paula Deen.

Deen, 66, was dropped by the Food Network on Friday after Deen readily admitted she used racial slurs and cracked racist jokes about black people in a videotaped deposition.

Two other Deen sponsors, QVC and Smithfield Foods, are quietly shelving the celebrity chef while they await the outcome of a million-dollar sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen's brother, Bubba Hiers, by a former employee.

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Paula Deen Apology

Celebrity chef Paula Deen is reeling from the backlash to her admission that she routinely calls black people "niggers." In a video released by her camp today, Deen says: "I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I've done." Looking somewhat befuddled, she continues: "I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable. I've made plenty of mistakes along the way, but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners, I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made."

Update: According to published reports, Food Network has fired Paula Deen.

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Wendy Williams Says Paula Deen Has No Class

Talk show Diva Wendy Williams reacted to TV chef Paula Deen admitting she regularly uses the N-word.

"This is something that has been swirling around about Paula Deen for longer than this story," Williams said in an interview with Entertainment Television.

Deen, 66, admitted using racial slurs in a videotaped deposition for a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by the former general manager of her popular Savannah, GA restaurant. Lisa Jackson claimed sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress by Deen's brother Bubba Hiers.

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Jada Pinkett Defends Beyonce

Actress, producer and philanthropist Jada Pinkett Smith had something to say to Beyonce's haters who criticized her inappropriate stage attire during the Chime concert in London. Beyonce wore a custom Gucci black curve-fitting leather one piece body suit with silk tulle sleeves and black crystal embellished shoulders. The 30-year-old mother-of-one completed her outfit with a pair of black TKO combat boots by Stuart Weitzman.

"Here is the problem I see, a woman's body is too much power for one woman to have, even Beyonce," wrote Jada on her Facebook page in a post titled "Whose body is this anyway?" Read the full text of the post after the break.

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Cheerios Stands by Biracial TV Commercial

General Mills drew attention to hundreds of ignorant comments under its Cheerios TV ad featuring a biracial family by disabling the comment section on YouTube.com.

This isn't the first time that a biracial couple has been featured in national television ads -- and it won't be the last time. In fact, 90% of black children featured in television ads today are actually biracial or mixed. So what's the big deal, you ask?

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Bus Company Cancels 'Ghetto' Tours

A bus company has cancelled tours that promised tourists a glimpse into the seedier side of New York "from a safe distance."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the company, Real Bronx Tours, cancelled the tours amid outrage from local residents.

Three times a week, the $45 tour gave foreign visitors a glimpse at food lines, drug dealers chilling outside corner bodegas, seedy housing projects, and a park described as a pickpocket hangout.

The tour website described the Bronx as a borough that was "notorious for drugs, gangs, crime and murders."

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The ongoing spat between pro golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia got ugly on Tuesday when Garcia made a racist remark in reference to Woods.

The drama started when Garcia accused Woods of distracting him during the Players' golf Championship in May. Ever since then Garcia and Woods have traded barbs and avoided each other. But things got nasty when Garcia was asked if he would invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open in June.

"Sure. We'll have him 'round every night," Garcia allegedly said. "We will serve fried chicken."

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Gay marriage

A N. Carolina church made a bold statement in support of gay marriage by vowing to halt traditional weddings if gay marriage isn't legalized by the Supreme Court.

The Green Street United Methodist Church released a statement on Monday asking pastors to stop performing weddings for heterosexuals until same sex weddings cane be performed in the church.

"At Green Street Church, we claim the committed same-sex relationships as no less sacred in their ministry to us and the community," the statement reads.

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