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Don Lemon says National Guardsman called Protesters the “N” Word

Don Lemon is a controversial character, but he seems to be emotionally invested in the protests occuring in Ferguson, Missouri.  Lemon told a story on the air that surprised some observers, as he said that one of his production people overheard a member of the National Guard use the n-word when referring to the protesters. […]

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By Nigel Boys A man who had been working the night shift at the morgue in Hamilton, County, Ohio, for 16 years, has admitted that he frequently had s*x with female bodies whilst he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard last week. What makes matters worse, is that Kenneth Douglas’ supervisors were aware that he was drinking on the job…


Will Events In Ferguson Spark A New Civil Rights Movement?

There is so much controversy behind the tragic death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The riots in Ferguson are still happening with no sign of them ceasing anytime soon, and people all over the world are starting petitions and taking stands for the justice that they so rightly deserve. Questions have arisen in regards to the […]

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ACT Scores For Black Kids Are Extremely Troubling

By: Krystle Crossman For the first time in history it is projected that this upcoming school year will be made up with a majority of the student body being minority students. Unfortunately this is bringing to light some discouraging statistics about the educational system that the students are coming into as ACT scores are revealed. […]

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Little Phenom Mone Davis meets a Negro League legend

Reported by Liku Zelleke For those that don’t know Mo’Ne Davis, she’s the little wonder that has been pitching her way on the mound and into the news at this year’s Little League World Series. And she’s not just pitching; she has actually been striking batters out left and right as she helped get her […]

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Rapper TI writes an open letter to America

An open letter from T.I. in response to the aftermath of Michael Brown’s tragic slaying and the events thereafter Look at us….America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, […]

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Pastors Blame Malik Shabazz for Escalating Violence, Demand He Leave Ferguson

Church leaders are demanding that Malik Shabazz, president of the Black Lawyers for Justice and former chairman of the New Black Panther Party, leave Ferguson because he is escalating violence. According to the pastors, Shabazz says he is in town as a peacekeeper, but he’s actually ratcheting up tensions. “I am upset with a certain […]

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LAPD Puts ‘Investigative Hold’ On Release Of Ezell Ford Autopsy

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department has delayed the release of a pending autopsy report for Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old unarmed black man with mental illness who an officer fatally shot last week in a South L.A. neighborhood. “Pending further investigative and forensic analysis, the LAPD Force Investigation Division investigators have requested that […]

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5 Questions the Ferguson Grand Jury Will Have to Answer

While tempers continue to flare in Ferguson, Mo., after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen Aug. 9, there are still a number of issues that now must be considered. As several stories have emerged and Ferguson continues to split at its racial seam, state prosecutors have to decide whether to […]

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78 Arrested Overnight, Most From Missouri, Arrest Records Show

Jail records obtained by NBC News show that at least 78 people were arrested overnight at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri — more than double the total reported by authorities — and that the overwhelming majority of them were from Missouri. Of the 78, all but three were arrested for refusing to disperse, the records […]

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As Attorney General Eric Holder heads to Missouri on Wednesday to deal with the unrest in Ferguson, one Wall Street Journal editorial board member says Holder should be more concerned with the attire of protesters than the deαth of Michael Brown. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley said Eric Holder’s arrival in the city was just part of Obama’s attempt to be the “race-healer-in-chief” and discussed what Holder should say…


Dr. Wilmer Leon explains who poor blacks became targets of the police

August 20, 2014No CommentRead More#By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III “America, that has been ringing the bells of the world, proclaiming to the nations and the peoples thereof that she has democracy to give to all and sundry…America that has arraigned Turkey at the bar of public opinion and public justice against the massacres of the Armenians, has herself […]


Black and Blue: Officer Sees Both Sides in the Michael Brown Shooting

August 20, 2014No CommentRead More#ast week, seemingly like everyone else, I was discussing the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. In a private email chain, I shared some of my un-PC thoughts about Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson’s press conference, in which Jackson alleged that Brown had robbed a convenience store prior to his life-ending encounter with Officer Darren […]


Why Don’t Cops Give Our Kids the Same Break They Gave the Ray Allen Intruders?

Former Miami Heat star forward Ray Allen is again standing on center court. This time, however, Allen stands in the unusual plight of victim. He was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight by events that reinforce the problems of places like Ferguson, Mo., and the issues of fairness and equality and justice across this country. Unlike a number […

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Ezell Ford Family Attorney Calls LAPD Shooting ‘An Execution’

LOS ANGELES — The lawyer for the family of Ezell Ford, the 25-year-old unarmed black man with mental illness who was fatally shot by a police officer last week, told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that the fatal shooting by the LAPD was “an execution.” “I’m convinced due to the results of my initial investigation […]

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Dr Samori Swygert: How Ferguson, Missouri called the bluff on thug rappers

August 21, 2014 Leave a comment

By: Dr. Samori Swygert Where are these rappers? I was doing as President Barack Obama told me to do, and I was “reflecting” on the situation in Missouri. I started thinking about the countless numbers of rappers that inundate the airwaves, and fill our playlists and entertainment shelves with their CDs. I started getting angry because I think of all … Read More »

When it comes to Michael Brown, whites see an entirely different picture

August 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Reported by Liku Zelleke When it comes to the shooting of Michael Brown and the anger and protests that have since been the norm in Ferguson, there is no denying that there is a factor of race and racism involved. People have taken sides on the issue, and the topic has been as divisive as ever, even among people of … Read More »

These Are Some Of The Inspiring Things Ferguson Teachers Are Doing While School Is Postponed

August 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Chaotic protests in Ferguson, Missouri, may be keeping local children out of school this week, but educators are still trying to turn the situation into a teachable moment. The racially charged protests entered their 11th day on Wednesday, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Since then, there have been dozens … Read More »

Gordon Parks’ 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever

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Keke Palmer says she plans To Visit Ferguson, Responds To Social Media Backlash

As she prepares for her historical role as the first African-American to play Cinderella on Broadway beginning Sept. 9, Keke Palmer has also expressed her thoughts on the outrage stemming from the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Earlier this week, the 21-year-old actress-singer took to her Twitter and Instagram account posting a string of comments urging for unity and nonviolence during the […]

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Fla. Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids at Park While at Food Bank

WINTER HAVEN –  A Winter Haven woman was arrested after police said she let her four children walk alone to a park while she went to a food bank. Ashley Richardson, 28, is facing four counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm. According to Winter Haven police, an officer on routine patrol near Lake […]

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John Legend: ‘Black And Brown People Are Just Treated Differently In This Country’

At a private performance Friday evening in Santa Monica, California, singer John Legend discussed the upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, bluntly. “Black and brown people are just treated differently in this country,” he said to a room of about 150 people. “One of our original sins in this country has been racism and slavery. And we still […]

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Thousands Across The Nation Took To Streets To Put An End To Police Brutality

Across these shores, folks gathered on Thursday to attend protest vigils as part of a National Moment of Silence in honor of victims of police brutality such as Ferguson, Missouri’s Michael Brown and New York City’s Eric Garner, according to the St. Louis Dispatch. The vigils, which were observed in over 90 cities, were organized in response to the police brutality that has recently […]

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Yvette Carnell: Russell Simmons says most Cops ain’t all that bad

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by Yvette Carnell After an injustice has been committed, Rev. Al Sharpton is usually flown in to shake his fists in the air for swift justice, then pivot to the Bible for peace. The good “Rev” is full of Jedi mind tricks. Young people, however, could care less about the street preacher, so when the hip-hop generation gets out of … Read More »

Mike Epps Nabs Role in Richard Pryor Biopic Over Marlon Wayons & Nick Cannon

August 17, 2014 Leave a comment

For a while now, we’ve been hearing about Nick Cannon playing the role of the legendary comedian, Richard Pryor.  But as of late, the tables have turned.  Looks like comedian Mike Epps unleashed his latent acting potential and blew the auditions out of the water.  He is now the number one draft pick to play Richard Pryor in the upcoming … Read More »

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence confirm it: Bad Boys 3 is on the way

August 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Who can forget the “Bad Boys” movies? You know, the one where you had Will Smith and Martin Lawrence teamed up as super cops, and high-speed chases, gun fights and explosions was just another Tuesday on the job?  Yeah, I’m talking about the film franchise that started 20 years ago – the first Bad Boys in 1995, while the second … Read More »


Filmmaker’s new project takes a shot at Bishop Eddie Long’s relationship with young boys

August 17, 2014 Leave a comment

By Nigel Boys Former full-time photographer, Tommie Ingram, has finally made it into the predominantly male dominated film industry, in her directing of the short film “Trespassers,” starring Carl Anthony Payne, about a controversial issue constantly in the news. In an interview with Rolling Out, the African-American Chicagoan, talked about her film, which was created for Atlanta’s 48 Hour Film … Read More »


‘Belle’ Director Amma Asante Talks Engaging With Moviegoers And Working With Idris Elba

August 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Originally slated for development as a script for HBO, Amma Asante’s seconddirectorial project, “Belle,” managed to defy the odds and attract Fox Searchlight as a distributor to showcase the film on a major platform. Inspired by true events and starring Hollywood newcomer Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Belle” tells the story of a mixed-race woman, Dido Elizabeth Belle, who was raised in British aristocracy. And despite … Read More »

Blackface in Stockholm Pride Festival draws cries of racism

August 16, 2014 Leave a comment

By Nigel Boys According to International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), racism is as alive today as it ever has been, especially in Europe, where it was invented by the colonials who thought that white people were superior to every other race on the planet. The Uhuru movement, a radical political organization founded by the African People’s Socialist Party in 1991, … Read More »

Yolanda Spivey: Where are the three Black police officers employed by Ferguson Missouri’s police department?

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By Yolanda Spivey As I tune into CNN and other various news outlets broadcasting the recent homicide, I mean shooting incident in Ferguson MO, I couldn’t help but notice the new Negro they have in charge–Captain Ronald S. Johnson. Johnson, a Missouri Highway Patrol Captain and long time resident of Ferguson, is evidently the new peace keeper.  Over the last …Read More »


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NBA player Gilbert Arenas is not a fan of Rev. Al Sharpton and lashed out at the activist yesterday for going to Ferguson, MO amid protests. Arenas even called Sharpton a “coοn” and said communities in trouble should stop reaching out to Sharpton. Although Areans deleted his post soon after publishing it to Instagram, Uproxx saved the text. Arenas sent his condolences to Michael Brown’s family, but also went in…


New Michael Brown witness says he was running away when he got shot

August 14, 2014 1 Comment


The investigation into the police killing of Michael Brown just got a little bit stranger. For days, people were trying to figure out what led to the killing of Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  Now, a woman has stepped forward as a witness to the shooting and her story is not good for the police. According to … Read More »



During a peaceful demonstration in Seattle, a random white guy decided to take off his shirt and confront a black guy in the crowd. A security guard then runs up, automatically assumes the black guy is the troublemaker, and pepper sprays him. The incident occurred on Saturday at a pro-Palestinian rally at Starbucks. Raymond Wilford, 25, says there was a white man at the protest who was looking for trouble….



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Here’s how The Media sometimes Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims

On the afternoon of Aug. 9, a police officer fatally shot an unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. Details remain in dispute. Eyewitnesses have said that Brown was compliant with police and was shot while he had his hands up. Police maintain that the 18-year-old had assaulted an officer and was reaching for the officer’s gun. One […]

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured right) released the following statement Thursday following his meeting earlier today with President Barack Obama (pictured) to discuss the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri: “This morning, I met with President Obama to discuss the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the President, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Michael Brown. While his […]

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Mall Cop Reportedly Pepper-Sprays Black Man, Ignores Racist Heckler At Pro-Palestine Protest

A mall cop reportedly pepper-sprayed a black man while apparently ignoring a man who yelled racial slurs at a crowd protesting in Seattle on Saturday. Raymond Wilford was walking by the Starbucks at Westlake Center near a pro-Palestine rally when he passed a man who had been “heckling demonstrators, flipping a middle finger at them, and also […]

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POTUS Speaks On ‘Excessive’ Police Response, Journalists Right ‘To Do Their Job’ During #MichaelBrown Speech

Now, second, I want to address something that’s been in the news over the last couple of days and that’s the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.  I know that many Americans have been deeply disturbed by the images we’ve seen in the heartland of our country, as police have clashed with people protesting.  Today, I’d like […]

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YBW Exclusive: Former Homicide Investigator says Michael Brown’s killing is murder (not manslaughter) with a police cover-up :  He explains

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by Dr Boyce Watkins Ken Williams is a 20-year veteran of the Brockton police department in Massachusetts.  He’s also one of the lead representatives on the wrongful death case of Rodney Mitchell, a college student who was killed by police in Sarasota, Florida (this case is equally egregious to the one that took place in Missouri). Williams has spent over 15 … Read More »


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Michael Brown’s friend says he moved away to avoid police retaliation

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Reported by Liku Zelleke A friend who was walking beside Michael Brown, the black teenager that was shot and killed by a white police officer, says that the unarmed 18-year-old was “shot like an animal”. Dorian Johnson said that he remembers Brown turning and putting his hands in the air before he was shot in the head and chest. He … Read More »

Senator Rand Paul Trumps Obama on speaking about racism and police brutality

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Most African Americans aren’t accustomed to siding with a Republican over a black Democrat, but Senator Rand Paul has created quite a bit of buzz in social media for his remarks.  Paul has in the past spoken quite aggressively against mass incarceration, stating that the racial disparities in prisons is a serious national crisis.  Paul also wrote an article in Time … Read More »

Former Homicide Investigator says Michael Brown’s killing can be defined as murder, not manslaughter

August 14, 2014 Leave a comment

by Dr Boyce Watkins Ken Williams is a 20-year veteran of the Brockton police department in Massachusetts.  He’s also one of the lead representatives on the wrongful death case of Rodney Mitchell, a college student who was killed by police in Sarasota, Florida (this case is equally egregious to the one that took place in Missouri). Williams has spent over 15 … Read More »


Rumors of false ebola cures are creating serious health threats

Reported by Liku Zelleke Ebola has been spreading steadily across West Africa ever since the outbreak of the disease began in Guinea. The spread has been preceded by terror that has led to stories being fabricated by some trying to cope with the possibilities of a horrifying demise and seeking to avoid it. People in […]

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Robin Williams was battling Parkinson’s, widow says

Robin Williams, the beloved comic who committed suicide on Monday, was battling the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, it has been revealed by his widow, Susan Schneider. In a statement sent to the news media on Thursday, Schneider explains that the star’s sobriety was “intact” at the time of his death, calling him “brave” as […]

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Real Housewives adds two new characters who aren’t even married

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Reported by Liku Zelleke The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) franchise is planning to add two new cast members. Bravo TV is already trying out actress and singer Demetria McKinney and model and host, Claudia Jordan for what they are calling “B characters”. To start off, both women will shoot a few scenes with the main cast members of RHOA: … Read More »


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A Black Woman’s Search for Her Chinese Roots

August 14, 2014No CommentRead More#During their childhood spent in Harlem, retired NBC Universal executive Paula Madison and her two brothers knew they were different. On strolls through their predominantly black neighborhood with their mother, Nell Vera Lowe—who was half Jamaican and half Chinese—their obvious Asian heritage made them magnets for stares and questions about their ethnicity. Madison remembers her […]


Clinton And White House Try To Shrug Off Split

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama did their best to shrug off their differences Wednesday as they gathered on Martha’s Vineyard following a foreign policy split. Obama’s spokesman said the White House “is looking onwards and upwards,” while Clinton joked […

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David Banner Speaks: “…white cops do not see value in young, black men.”

August 14, 2014 Leave a comment

The recent death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is just one of many tragedies that spark anger in the African-American community, but that anger does not stop in local communities. Black Hollywood is angry as well, and many have expressed themselves through various social networks. Some of the celebrities that have offered their two cents are rapper J. Cole, singer Anita …Read More »


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Quick note from Dr. Boyce Watkins:  We’ll be discussing the Michael Brown shooting on AC360 tonight at 8 pm EST.  Also, Rev. Jesse Jackson and I will discuss the situation Sunday morning on his radio show, which can be heard at  To hear more of my perspective on what’s happened, you can watch this video. 


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Surveillance Video Shows Michael Brown Allegedly Robbing Store, Residents Disagree

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April V. Taylor In what the Los Angeles Times refers to as a bow to public pressure, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has revealed that Darren Wilson is the officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown to death.  Jackson also released a multi-paged report that states that Brown was being sought in connection with a robbery that occurred minutes before … Read More »


Meet Ramarni Wilfred: His IQ Is Higher Than Einstein and Bill Gates

By: Krystle Crossman There are smart kids and then there are really smart kids. An 11 year old boy from the United Kingdom recently proved just how smart he was with an IQ test score of 162. This is higher than Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates. The news was a shock but young […]

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Ferguson Officers Have History of Brutality, Lying and Covering Their Tracks

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April V. Taylor The shooting death of Michael Brown is not the first time Ferguson police officers have been involved in a controversial interaction with a black man.  According to an article published by The Daily Beast, Ferguson police officers apprehended a man by mistake, beat him, and then charged him with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms.  …Read More »

April Taylor: Officer Gunned Down Michael Brown for Jaywalking, Not Robbery

August 15, 2014 Leave a comment

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This morning Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released video of Michael Brown shoplifting, implying that the officer who fαtally shοt Brown was attempting to apprehend him for strong-arm robbery. During a news conference this afternoon, however, the police chief changed his tune and confirmed that the officer confronted Brown and his friend for jaywalking and didn’t know about the robbery. … Read More »

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The chaos surrounding the recent police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri just got a little bit stranger.   The police department in the town has refused to answer to the public regarding why they felt the need to shoot down the 18-year old, who was on his way to college.  His body was left dead in the middle of the street, as officers have set up barricades, no…


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Obama’s Statement on Michael Brown Called Insultingly Inadequate

August 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Yesterday President Obama released a statement on the killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer and now, according to The Guardian, residents of the community are calling the response insultingly inadequate. Even though the FBI has launched a formal investigation into the shooting, some are still wondering what to make of President Obama’s formal statement, which reads as … Read More »

Ladies: Are You Playing Hard to Get Or Are You Playing Games?

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I overheard on the bus the other day,”I don’t need to have a man, I just want one.”  These two ladies then proceeded to talk about how they made men want them by playing hard to get. Coincidentally, I had just finished reading a study where two men had to go to a speed dating event and women either played hard to … Read More »




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Dear Race Manners: So a while ago, I (a white man without much hair to speak of—I trim it to about a quarter-inch guard) was behind a black woman with a magnificent Afro in line at a coffee shop, and I said to her that I really liked her hair. She thanked me very graciously, […]


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Dr Chenelle Jones: Let’s please stop shooting black men

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admin by Dr. Chenelle Jones, Ohio Dominican University There are good officers out there! I know because I’ve worked with them. The problem however, is that the actions of a few bad officers will always outweigh the actions of the good ones. Yes, there are police serving as mentors to youth in communities across the country, but there are also … Read More »




The first lady is one of the healthiest, most attractive first ladies in history.  So, it’s surprising that anyone would say she’s not healthy.  But leave it to Fox News to tell the biggest lie told since Columbus discovered America.  No reason to be mad about this anymore, it’s actually funny. Read more:  First Lady Michelle Obama has been in the cross-hairs of right wing pundits for everything from pushing…



A California man caught abυsing a dog on Saturday used a racial slur when confronted by an African-American onlooker. The shirtless man, later identified as 54 year old Robert Martin, was throwing a 6 month old dog into the street with his leash when Lindsey Cooks spotted him. After the dog clashed up against the pavement, it ran away from Martin. Cooks said when he asked the man to stop,…

Kerry Washington Looks Amazingly Slim After Weeks Of Giving Birth 

The Emmy winning actress Kerry Washington never ceases to amaze us while  flexing her skills on her hit show, ‘Scandal.’ But what’s even more impressive is her ability to slim down just three months after giving birth to her precious baby girl, Isabelle. Last season was so climactic for Olivia Pope and her gladiators, but not as challenging as the obstacles … Read More »

Black Celebrities Respond To Robin Williams Tragic Suicide

The death of Robin Williams has sparked a pretty interesting conversation in Hollywood. Many people are asking how a man with so much talent and worth over 160 million dollars can be so depressed. “The 63 year-old comedian died by hanging himself. According to TMZ, Robin Williams tried to slit his wrist with a pocket knife but when that suicide attempt failed … Read More »



The Emmy winning actress Kerry Washington never ceases to amaze us while  flexing her skills on her hit show, ‘Scandal.’ But what’s even more impressive is her ability to slim down just three months after giving birth to her precious baby girl, Isabelle. Last season was so climactic for Olivia Pope and her gladiators, but not as challenging as the obstacles that Washington had to go through while still bringing her…



The Federal Aviation Authority issued a now fly zone over Ferguson, Missouri on Tuesday, citing multiple gunshοts being fired at police helicopters. According to TIME, the St. Louis Police Police Department confirmed that they requested flight restrictions from the FAA after a police helicopter was shοt at several times. This will be the result of the FAA restrictions: The FAA order restricts flights over the Ferguson area below 3,000 feet…



Patti LaBelle was born Patricia Louise Holte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 23, 1944.  LaBelle began singing in her church chior at just 10 and sung her first solo at the Beulah Baptist Church at twelve.  LaBelle got her first break in the music industry as part ofThe Ordettes, which she had formed in 1958 with three of her friends.  The group members changed, but in 1961, they met Netown…



In the aftermath of police in Ferguson, Missouri gunning down Michael Brown and the riots that followed, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly interviewed Ben Carson for his views on the matter. Carson agreed that the case should be fully investigated, but said we should also understand that police officers are people too. “Now, do we as a society, what do we do? Do we weigh in as the boy’s father…

Killer Mike Writes Essay About Michael Brown, Black Teenager Killed by Police in Missouri

Michael Brown was an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by the police in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend. His death has sparked protests and passionate discussionabout race and the abuse of police power. Killer Mike, who has addressed both issues in his music, wrote about Brown’s death on his Instagram account, as Rolling Stone points out. His words were attached to a […]

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Friends of Missing Florida Man Refuse To Give Up Hope 2 Years After Disappearance

Omar Jabree Gibson Case Type: Endangered Date of Birth: April 23, 1986 Missing Date: July 25, 2012 Age Now: 28 Missing City: Gainesville Missing State: Florida Case Number: 02-12-015234 Gender: Male Race: Black Complexion: Dark Height: 5’11” Weight: 140 Hair Color: Black Hair Length: Short Eye Color: Black Wear Glasses or Contacts: No Location Last Seen: Palms of Brook Valley Apartments, 1101 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Fla. Circumstances of Disappearance: Gibson’s blue 2003 […]

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  • Dr. Harold A. Black is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who lectures, consults and publishes extensively on the subjects of financial institutions and the monetary system.  After being the first black male freshman to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1962, Black went on to become a Dean’s List student and earn his undergraduate degree.  He later earned his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Ohio…


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Why police Brutality is a dangerously serious Public Health Crisis

August 12, 2014No CommentRead More#By Kevin Dedner, MPH The recent death of Michael Brown is a tipping point: police brutality is a public health crisis for boys and men of color.   Brown’s death comes just days after the death of Eric Garner being ruled a homicide.  The deaths of Garner and Brown at the hands of police are vivid […]


Military appeals court to hear case of soldier who was deliberately spreading HIV

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s highest military court has agreed to review the evidence used to convict a Kansas airman of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita, an appeal the defense contends could potentially remap HIV testing and prosecution in the U.S. military. The attorney for […]


White teacher wins $350,000 in Prince George’s schools bias lawsuit

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              Prince George’s schools bias lawsuitA former Prince George’s County teacher won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white. Jon Everhart alleged in his lawsuit against the Prince George’s County school board that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race. “Justice was served,” Everhart […]


Temple University is losing it’s African American Studies professors in droves

By Nigel Boys After recent protests over the refusal to renew the non-tenured contract of Dr. Anthony Monteiro at Temple University, speculation is surrounding yet another departure of a professor in the African-American Studies Department. The latest professor to leave the university is Iyelli Ichile, a teacher in African-American studies and undergraduate chairwoman.  The professor is reportedly saying goodbye due … Read More »

Apartheid? Michael Brown’s city has a lot of black residents, but very few black officers

April V. Taylor Social media erupted with accounts of police using tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson where teen Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer on Saturday.  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the majority of protesters were young and black.  One has to wonder if the police force … Read More »

Author claims Obama speaks to Africans and African Americans differently

April V. Taylor NPR is reporting that Donovan Ramsey has called attention to the difference in tone President Obama has taken with native born black Americans and blacks who were born outside of the United States.  Ramsey points out the approach Obama took during an address at Morehouse College where he told students, “We’ve got no time for excuses…nobody is … Read More »


The police story about Michael Brown’s death is highly inconsistent with witnesses

April V. Taylor The version of events given by St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar regarding the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown stands in stark contrast to the account given by multiple eyewitnesses.  Many believe that the reason Brown’s body lay in the street for hours after his death is that officers needed an opportunity to construct a … Read More »


His name is Chris Parrish, aka Supaman. Chris is an Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation rapper who has blended his style of rap with traditional Native American costume and pow-wow dancing. Parrish has mastered the technology of music-making along with an understanding of the intricacies of Native American cultural performance. In March, he was named Artist of […]

UN: OK To Use Untested Ebola Drugs In Outbreak

MADRID (AP) — The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply…

Is black Life Is Expendable?

Another day, another unarmed black man killed by police. We grieve their loss and pray God’s strength for their families: Eric Garner, 43, strangled to death on a…

Fox News gets an award from Hispanic Journalists, and people are livid  

At the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, Charles Ericksen said the award was “kind of a farce,” given that fewer Latino journalists were working, but the group’s president cited as an example of how the network is embracing Latinos. The celebratory tone of the closing gala of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists […]

The detective argued that he was in fear for his life when he fired three shots into Travis McNeil’s car, killing him.  The Miami Police Department has reinstated a detective who was fired last year after shooting an unarmed black man nearly three years ago, the Miami Herald reports. The department’s firing of Reynaldo Goyos was […]

“Sisterhood Of Hip Hop” Cast Members Discuss Female Hip Hop Renaissance

Exclusive: Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia also address struggles women face in Hip Hop. Sisterhood Of Hip Hop is a new reality television series that follows five female emcees—Siya, Nyemiah Supreme, Diamond, Brianna Perry and Bia—as they pursue their dreams of becoming global Rap superstars. The show is executive produced byT.I. Ahead of […]

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Lil Wayne References Jay Z In “Dusse,” “Grindin” Songs

Lil Wayne’s preview of his new song “Dusse” contains a reference to Jay Z. “Hov, fuck wit’ your boy,” Wayne says on the track. No further details about the song have been released. The name of the track also references a brand of alcohol that Jay Z has discussed in his raps. On Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” Jay Z […]


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By Nigel Boys Reportedly, even though the Franklin, Massachusetts-born, Horace Mann, an education reformer and politician in his state from 1827 to 1837, said that “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is…

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By Nigel Boys According to USA TODAY, there are four instances where it might be a good idea to max out your credit card, although it’s not generally a good idea to continue to pay…

Black man died of drug overdose, but family claims police coverup

A drug dealer has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the death of Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old Jasper, Texas man whose body was found late last year. The US attorney’s office in Beaumont announced Friday that Wright, a black physical therapist whose decomposing body was found in the woods on November 25th, died due […]

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Dr Samori Swygert: Here’s why black people aren’t advancing

By: Dr. Samori Swygert Dr. Boyce Watkins wrote a great article for the website Financial Juneteenth. He discussed 5 reasons why he feels black men haven’t advanced over the last 40 years. I want to add an additional car onto his train of thought. I’m postulating that two big reasons most socio-political movements within the […]

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Actor Robin Williams dies from an apparent suicide

Robin Williams’ presence in the entertainment industry was undeniable.   He’s been a major star for many decades, but that road has come to an end. According to various media reports, Williams died from an apparent suicide at the age of 63.  The reports of a suicide haven’t been officially confirmed by his publicist, but […]

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