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Put the ‘Black’ Back in ‘Black Friday’


*Many African Americans will rush out this weekend to take advantage of Black Friday deals.

Making up almost 14 percent of the US population, black shoppers will cast quite a shadow on crowds, both in stores and on-line, this weekend.

If projections hold true, retailers are going to have a great Black Friday and weekend, and rest assured they’ll all be bragging about it early next week.

Here’s today’s question: will black-owned businesses be in that chorus of pre-Christmas cheer? reports that last year, total Black Friday spending — just the Friday alone — topped$3.7 billion. If the math holds, the African American community in the United States spent over
half a billion dollars last Black Friday.

How much of that did you spend, and how much of what you spent was at a black-owned business?

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PETA Offers $5K for Info On Puppies Found in Sealed Aquarium in the Woods


*I’ve lived with dogs — all of them from animal shelters — for most of my life, but I’m not one of those dog lovers that goes overboard with my animals. That said, stories of cruelty like this get to me.

A man in Hinds County, Mississippi set out on a rural trek to try to find his missing dog, and ran across two brown and white puppies sealed in a glass aquarium with the lid cemented shut, near an abandoned bridge in the middle of the woods.

“As I got closer,” Matt Williamson said, “I saw these eyes peering out at me and they looked like they needed help. That’s when I called authorities.”

“They were put here to drown,” he added. “They wanted these puppies to drown in here.”

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Old Email from New Police Chief Includes the Word “Nigger” and Prompts Outrage…and Support from the Town’s Black Mayor

Police Chief Thomas Burke being sworn in, just over a week ago...and a few months after his "N word" email.
Police Chief Thomas Burke being sworn in, just over a week ago…and a few months after his “N word” email.

*Farrell Police Chief Thomas Burke hasn’t even started his job yet — he’s due to do that in January — but his email from a few months ago has sparked an uproar.

Back in April, when Burke was serving as director of safety and security at a local steel mill, he sent an email to about 20 of his friends and colleagues, soliciting funds for a local book drive. He wrote: “Good morning. Please click and review. Even a $1.00 will be greatly appreciated. Them Sharon niggers gotta learn to read.”

Sharon and Farrell are sister cities, both of which are just outside Pittsburg. According to the 2000 Census, Farrell’s black population sits at about 47 percent.

Burke had actually served as the chief of police in neighboring Sharon until his retirement in 2007, so he knows, presumably, a Sharon nigger when he sees one.

Now, it seems, Burke is humble and apologetic. Racists whose behavior comes to light before they’ve even started their high paying jobs usually are. Continue reading

Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America


*A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California have found the Girl Scouts of America to be lacking in providing the types of experiences they’d like to have. Instead of working to change the group’s curriculum, they’ve opted to petition the Boy Scouts to let them in.

“I want to be a Boy Scout,” said Allie Westover, 13. She made the statement to a panel of male representatives as she dropped off her scout application, as did her sister, Skyler, and three friends, Ella Jacobs, Daphne Mortenson and Taylor Alcozer.

They’ve named themselves the Unicorns and want to formally join the Boy Scouts of America, a organization that has positioned themselves as a male-only club since 1910.  None of the girls want to be boys — they just want to learn and play like them.

“Because we’re girls we can’t participate with boys?” said Ella, 10. “When we get into the real world, we’re going to have to work with other people who are, like, not just girls.”

Ella makes a compelling case. But she and her friends face an uphill battle. For one thing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits discrimination by sex, exempts the Boy Scouts and allows them to exclude girl members.

Many have preceded the Unicorns in petitioning the Boy Scouts to admit girls, going back to the 1970s. All prior efforts have failed. “The conflict about admitting girls goes back even further than the conflict over admitting gays,” said Richard Ellis, a professor of politics at Willamette University and the author of the book “Judging the Boy Scouts of America.”

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Yuck Factor: You Can’t Even Begin to Guess What This Woman Used to Make Sourdough Bread


*Just file this under: Don’t hate the player hate the game. With ME being the player, as writer, – and the game being this less than pleasant story ‘K? You’ve seen those memes warning you about eating the potluck dish that came from “Sally’s” house, yes? Here’s one reason why they might actually be on to something. One feminist blogger has got social media in a viral dialogue for doing just about the nastiest thing imaginable with food. The blogger who calls herself Stavvers claims she baked sourdough bread using the discharge from her vaginal yeast infection.

Yeah, you go on and take a minute right here.

She revealed that lil’ ditty in her post, “I’m making sourdough with my vaginal yeast.“

What I want to know is, why do some people think shit like this is cute?

No really. I want to know.

Anyway, this chick said she thought of the idea when she woke up one morning and felt the familiar symptoms associated with the discharge.

In what she must have been scraping off and saving up for weeks (’cause baby if you got that much from one sitting, you are long overdue for a checkup), Stavvers claims she scooped the Candida yeast off her dildo and used it to bake sourdough bread. Continue reading

Woman Admits She Was ‘Angry at Life’ When She Stabbed Stranger in Store to Death, Today She Was Sentenced to ‘Life’…WTF?

Woman gets life for murder of stranger in store

*Whew. My nerves are already on overdrive with this one. Where does mental illness end and downright evil begin? What is the dividing line when someone who admits to being “angry at life” think its OK to take someone else’s?

That is what some bitch named Conner MacCalister did. Call me what you will, but I think that’s pretty eff’d up.

When I get mad I don’t answer the phone for a few hours. I get mad and I stay in my room. I get mad and I might ‘take it out’ on someone by saying something inappropriate. But I will be damned if I go out in public with the intention of killing someone…just because I’m mad.

Are you kidding me? Who in the hell does that?

Some bitch named Connie MacCalister.

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Important Advice: What (And What Not) To Do If You Find Yourself in a Terrorist Attack Situation


**Good morning. I’m going start your day off with a ‘Sidebar.’ Generally, EURThisNthat will have some unbelievable, or heartbreaking news story up at the crack of dawn. Or something sensational. And there is plenty out there, believe me. But not today. You see that headline? Unfortunately, its not one of fiction. It’s very real. And if you are someone who still thinks it doesn’t apply to you, I have one question to ask you as my new BFF:

Our world has gotten a lot smaller over the past two weeks. Remember when people used to refer to six-degrees-of-separation? Well even that has changed.

Now its more like three.

Our world started getting smaller in 2001. Specifically on September 11. I recall it vividly because I had just returned from New York City the day before al-Qaeda terrorists carried out a series of four attacks that left thousands of people dead and changed the lives of families and friends forever.

Now, with the recent attacks on Paris, and other assaults, the UK National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (Nactso) has issued guidance on what we should and should not do if we find ourselves caught up in a terrorist attack. Continue reading

Two Women Plead Guilty to Hiding Cocaine in Their Va-Jay-Jay! Guess Who They’re Eating Turkey With?

Women with drugs in vagina

* Andree Willy, 43 and Chermisa Wheeler, 38, plead guilty to drug trafficking charges in a Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Monday so its safe to assume they won’t be spending Thanksgiving at home.

The women were caught after acting “suspiciously” as they boarded a plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Wednesday, and the authorities found cocaine in their private parts.

Eww man

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