Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

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Rally for Imprisoned Meek Mill Planned in Philadelphia

The march is planned for 5 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 13)


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Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia on Nov. 6, 2017.

Supporters of jailed rapper Meek Mill plan to take to the streets on Monday (Nov. 13) in front of Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center to protest a judge’s sentence in the MC’s probation violation case. The Roots’ Tariq Trotter was among those spreading the word about the event, tweeting, “I stand for @meekmill. I hope my city does the same.”  Continue reading

New Music on BTN Soundcloud Player (11.13.17) >>> Reese LaFlare: No Cap (feat. Yung Bans)


New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from rapper Reese La Flare.  His new single “No Cap” is features Yung Bans and is produced by Mexikodro . To listen to the single go to our home page and locate the Soundcloud Player on the right side of the page. Or click the artwork above.  

Higher Income Blacks More Likely to Experience Racism and Discrimination

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A new study by researchers at Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Harvard University has found that upwardly mobile African Americans are more likely than Blacks from lower-income groups to experience racial discrimination. A possible explanation for this phenomenon is that African Americans who are climbing the socioeconomic ladder find themselves in more situations where they’re in the minority – whether that’s at school, work or in their neighborhood than is the case for lower-income African Americans. The authors also conclude that this increased exposure to discrimination and racism may explain the persisting racial health gap among Blacks and Whites in higher-income groups. Continue reading

Former Houston KFC Manager Charged With Raping 16-Year-Old Employee


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Photo courtesy of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office

A former manager of an Humble Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a minor after a former 16-year-old employee came forward to complain, saying the man raped her dozens of times at the restaurant, in his car or behind a dumpster. Continue reading