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Ole Miss offers reward for men who desecrated Meredith statue

statue 600At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the University of Mississippi's Alumni Association on Monday offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals believed involved in the desecration of the James Meredith statue on The University of Mississippi campus.

The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the Meredith statue, which commemorates the 1962 integration of the university. One of the men was reported to have been wearing camouflage pants. The statue had been draped with a noose and an old Georgia state flag, and the men were heard shouting racial slurs.

Jones condemned the action as contrary to the beliefs and values of the university community.

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We want the funk!

funkyconcert 600Clear Channel's WDIA-V101 "We Love You Valentine Concert" held at Harrah's Casino Event Center in Tunica was funktastic and just what old school enthusiasts like myself needed.

Here's my snapshot review of the Saturday night show.

The Jones Girls were the opening act, treating the packed house with songs such "Runaway Love," "Nights Over Egypt," and "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else." Lead singer Brenda Elaine Jones Williams is the only original member still in the group. Still, this group of "Jones Girls" set a good tone for the rest of the night.


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Angelo Henderson: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist dies at 51

henderson 600In 1999, Angelo B. Henderson became the only African-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize for the "Wall Street Journal."

The following year, he was honored by Columbia University as one of the nation's best reporters on race and ethnicity in America, the "Detroit News" reports.

He was beloved by members of the National Association of Black Journalists because the singular leadership skills he demonstrated during his 24 years in print and broadcast.

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Why are white men like Michael Dunn so angry?

dunn 600Why are so many white men like Michael Dunn angry?

Dunn, the man found guilty Saturday on three counts of attempted second-degree murder for shooting into a car full of black teenagers at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station after an argument over loud rap music—but not convicted of the murder of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old slain in the incident—provides some answers. Like Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, Dunn's case represents the rage felt by many angry white men in America.

During his cross-examination on the stand, Dunn admitted to feeling "disrespected by a mouthy teenager" who ignored his request to turn down the "rap crap" blasting from a red SUV occupied by Jordan and his friends. In Dunn's version of events, Jordan taunted him with racial and gender slurs like "cracker" and "b--ch."

Dunn was pushed over the edge by insults and window-rattling music, and what allegedly followed eerily mirrored the 1993 film "Falling Down," in which a white-collar worker turned vigilante snaps under the pressure of white, middle-class life and strikes back against Latino gangbangers.


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This week’s DVD releases

dvdrelease 600Top Ten DVD list for Feb. 18, 2014

"Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season"

"Silver Screen Romances" (8 Movie Collection)

"For the Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots"

"The Ellen Show: The Complete Series"

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