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john kennedyA black church, New Beginnings Baptist Church, is the  owner of a building that was used as a KKK museum, “The Redneck Shop”.

It was a long legal battle. The interesting and also controversial end was ruled by a judge.  According to sources, the ownership of the building was given to Rev. David Kennedy in 1997 by a Klansman who was fighting with others inside the group.  The original ownership included  John Howard, a KKK grand dragon for the Carolinas.  Howard thought he would be able to legally operate his store inside the building for as long as he wanted.

After trying for years to have the property inspected, the Church finally took it to court back in 2008, three years prior to finally being ruled in their favor.

In this regard, Kennedy said that it has been a long time coming. “We knew we had done everything right. … The court knows that we have suffered,” he added. He also said that some of his congregation members are afraid to stand up for racial justice.  Kennedy said to have told them that it was part of their faith to endure.

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Big Boy and T.I.

In a sneak peek into VH1′s new show with T.I. and Tiny, Big Boy was captured collapsing and having a seizure all in front of T.I.

In the dramatic video, we get to see Big Boy, who recently had  by-pass surgery causing him to lose over 250 pounds, collapse and have a seizure during T.I.’s visit to the radio station.  You can watch Tip and Tiny every Monday at 9/8c on VH1…. READ MORE

I know I am wrong for this but I had to post it!!!! Police busted a 32-year old women in Utah for stealing stuff from a store, and pretending to be Rudy Huxtable from “The Cosby Show.” READ MORE

Verizon Wireless Cancels its $2 Online Charge

I heard about this and just wanted yall to know what was going on. Verizon wireless recently announced that they would charge its customers for a one-time online payments. However after pissing off millions of customers, the company has released another statement saying that the decision has been changed and customers won’t be charged.

The statement came just a day after its earlier announcement. In the statement, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, Dan Mead, said that the decision to withdraw the charge immediately came upon the customer feedback they began receiving as soon as the announcement was made. READ MORE

If you’ve ever wondered what would be possibly the best way to steal an entire case of beer from some departmental store without getting caught, we’ve got a wonderful teacher for you.  Just watch the woman in the video below hiding an entire case of 20 pound case of beer can….where? Let’s see.

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Nigerian Government Suing Rick Ross

Rick Ross recently said no to a concert to be held in Nigeria. Although media stated that he’s not performing because of being sick, he argues that his health had nothing to do with canceling the concert.

The rapper said that he was supposed to appear on the annual Calabar Music Festival which would benefit The Destiny Child Center. But he didn’t appear because of ‘unfulfilled contractual obligations.’ READ MORE

Man Sued For Stealing Twitter Followers From Company

What do you usually do when leaving a company? Hand over company mobile phones or car keys? Well, you may have to hand over your twitter followers as well in the future. A mobile phone retailer company has sued an employee named Mr Kravitz for taking his Twitter follower with him as he leaves his job.

Kravitz reportedly was employed by Phonedog as a blogger who had gained 17,000 followers on twitter account under his name. The company has sued him claiming that each of the 17,000 followers is worth $2.50 a month as his follower list was equivalent to a list of customers the company has which is their property. READ MORE

According to a source, all GSM-network (Smart phone)  phones are vulnerable to a new hacking attempt that remotely lets hackers make calls and send text messages from your mobile phone.

The GSM is the normal mobile phone network that majority of people use today (as opposed to CDMA). 80 percent of the global mobile market is covered by GSM network. But the security strength of this network dates back to 1990 as a new threat is discovered and demonstrated by Karsten Nohl, head of Germany’s Security Research Labs. READ MORE