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  • newKenya: Kisumu West MP Asks All Supreme Court Judges to Resign
    [Nation] An MP has called for the resignation of all Supreme Court judges following the recommendation for a tribunal to probe Justice Phillip Tunoi over claims he received a Sh200 million bribe.
    - 6 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 6:25am -
  • newSouth Africa: Cracking Problem of Shortage of Highly Specialised Doctors
    [The Conversation Africa] It is well known that South Africa doesn't have enough doctors. What is less well known is that it is not producing enough medical sub-specialists in fields such as fertility and cardiology, among others.
    - 7 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 5:30am -
  • newZimbabwe: I Did Not Steal Panties - Mutsvangwa
    [Zimbabwe Standard] War Veterans minister Chris Mutsvangwa became a butt of jokes last week after Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo claimed he was notorious for stealing female combatants' undergarments during the war for resale. T…
    - 9 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 2:35am -
  • newZimbabwe: Mugabe Faces Fitness Probe
    [Zimbabwe Standard] A United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean lawyer, Tinomudaishe Chinyoka on Friday filed a Constitutional Court application seeking an interdict to have Parliament investigate whether President Robert Mugabe is still mentally and physicall…
    - 10 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 2:24am -
  • newZimbabwe: Mugabe Succession: Jonathan Moyo Bares it All
    [Zimbabwe Standard] In your opinion, what could have motivated George Charamba's attacks against you and those perceived to be opposed to Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa?
    - 10 hours ago 7 Feb 16, 2:22am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • Barred From Their Own Homes
    February 5, 2016 People of color victimized by NYPD tactic, reporters find; . . . one woman's list of 13 black investigative reporters; Dallas Morning New…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 10:11pm -
  • CNN Pushes Back on Ted Cruz Allegation
    February 3, 2016 Texan cites network in spreading falsehood about Carson; reporter fired over fabrications, impersonations; Michael Feeney fund exceeds $2…
    - 4 days ago 3 Feb 16, 10:44pm -
  • Michael Feeney Fund Quickly Raises $15,000
    February 1, 2016 "Doctors didn't see this coming," mom says of fatal illness; Cruz, Sanders say Iowa results have messages for media; Palin squirms when…
    - 6 days ago 1 Feb 16, 10:16pm -
  • Michael Feeney of N.Y. News, NABJ Dies at 32
    January 31, 2016 "You were so about diversity in the newsroom, in life . . ." (1/31/16); whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham T…
    - 7 days ago 31 Jan 16, 9:24pm -
  • Truth and Reconciliation, American Style
    January 29, 2016 Whites believed ready for local initiatives on race; Birmingham Times sold to foundation devoted to training; more Michigan water tests a…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 10:35pm -
  • What if the "Militants" Were Not White?
    January 27, 2016 Response to Oregon standoff has invited comparisons; N.Y. Times could have made "real difference" in Flint; Trump boycott leads to "sense…
    - 11 days ago 27 Jan 16, 10:59pm -
  • The White Girls' Shirts Spelled "Ni**er"
    January 25, 2016 Some blur faces -- media "cautious with a hurtful image"; Japanese-Americans still fighting use of "Jap"; frustration builds among blacks…
    - 13 days ago 25 Jan 16, 10:24pm -
  • Madame Noire Tops Black-Oriented Websites
    January 22, 2016 Women's site leads The Root and BET in unique visitors; Detroit photog captures Flint tragedy for Time cover; #OscarsSoWhite morphs into…
    - 16 days ago 22 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Latinos "Punch Below Their Weight"
    January 20, 2016 Despite numbers, voting influence seen as limited; black Dallas paper loses Martin Luther King Jr. parade; pundit fired after calling Fli…
    - 18 days ago 20 Jan 16, 10:32pm -
  • Dallas Paper Closes Community Sections
    January 15, 2016 Morning News cuts 13 "neighborsgo" jobs; Trump boots N.Y. Times reporter from campaign event; N.Y. Daily News promotes Eric Barrow to spo…
    - 23 days ago 15 Jan 16, 10:29pm -
  • TV Not for Obama's Progressive Critics of Color
    January 13, 2016 Some wish "State of the Union" addressed race issues; Trump rejects white nationalists but embraces "anger"; Al Jazeera America, praised…
    - 25 days ago 13 Jan 16, 11:44pm -
  • Sean Penn Scored on Ethics of "El Chapo" Interview
    January 11, 2016 Sean Penn scored on ethics of "El Chapo" interview; insult to journalists" to give drug lord approval; David Bowie fans span races, gen…
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • Will the "Spotlights" Shine in Many Colors?
    January 9, 2016   Investigative teams usually a "white male crowd"; N.Y. Muslims win another victory over illegal surveillance; "NABJ baby" says advocac…
    - 29 days ago 9 Jan 16, 10:13pm -
  • Obama Cheered, Mocked Over Gun Moves
    January 6, 2016 AP says measures would not have stopped slaughters; AP nixes "militiamen" term in Oregon, favors "armed men"; Maynard Institute is "recons…
    - 32 days ago 6 Jan 16, 10:44pm -
  • What if Oregon Militants Were Black or Muslim?
    January 4, 2016 Treatment of armed white protesters at issue; how Trump would have delivered the Gettysburg Address; Albor Ruiz column cut from N.Y. Daily…
    - 34 days ago 4 Jan 16, 10:20pm -
  • "Media Throng" Follows Cosby to Court
    December 30, 2015 Daily News cover: "He said-she said" 55 times over; N.Y. Times says a white Tamir Rice would be alive today; . . . media want cameras fo…
    - 39 days ago 30 Dec 15, 10:32pm -
  • Diversity's Greatest Hits, 2015
    December 28, 2015 A year in the quest for news media that look like America: Police violence; gun violence; Donald Trump, seriously; fear of Muslims; the…
    - 41 days ago 28 Dec 15, 10:16pm -
  • Unarmed or Shot in the Back
    December 23, 2015 Atlanta reporters uncover fate of victims of Ga. police; Washington Post pulls cartoon depicting Cruz, daughters; Disney wants out of Fu…
    - 46 days ago 23 Dec 15, 10:52pm -
  • Putin "Creates Climate" for Killing Journalists
    December 21, 2015 Trump accepts Russian's praise, says guilt not proved; Rubio, Cruz not the Latino candidates many expected; Success story: "Why I stoppe…
    - 48 days ago 21 Dec 15, 10:07pm -
  • Journalists Follow Their Passions
    December 18, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the second of two — features jour…
    - 51 days ago 18 Dec 15, 9:58pm -
  • Norris Leaving NPR to "Grow" Race Project
    December 17, 2015 Host says effort might expand beyond journalism (12/17/15); recycled Baltimore images — how true?; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damag…
    - 52 days ago 17 Dec 15, 10:29pm -
  • Recycled Baltimore Images — How True?
    December 16, 2015 With mistrial, opportunity to repeat prior mistakes; Editorial: Despite mistrial, "damaging" testimony emerged; critics say GOP debaters…
    - 53 days ago 16 Dec 15, 10:48pm -
  • Fallout Over a Dismissal at Poynter
    December 14, 2015 Mentors, mentees follow Kenny Irby to new program; NABJ founders see "back to the future" on diversity; climate agreement falls short of…
    - 55 days ago 14 Dec 15, 11:21pm -
  • Journalists Who Rocked Their World
    December 11, 2015 Our latest list of nonfiction books by journalists of color or those of special interest to them — the first of two — gives us a ch…
    - 58 days ago 11 Dec 15, 10:28pm -
  • Pulley Stepping Down as Hampton J-Dean
    December 11, 2015 Business journalist takes N.Y. public relations job (12/11/15); media turn up heat on Trump; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost…
    - 58 days ago 11 Dec 15, 12:57pm -
  • Media Turn Up Heat on Trump
    December 9, 2015 It's policies, not personality, after anti-Muslim comments; should reporters be packing heat?; HuffPost rebuffs NABJ request to correct f…
    - 60 days ago 9 Dec 15, 10:40pm -
  • C. Gerald Fraser, N.Y. Times Vet, Dies at 90
    December 8, 2015 For his generation, "the Movement" was part of the DNA (12/8/15); HuffPost: Trump is no longer entertainment; Fox News suspends two over…
    - 61 days ago 8 Dec 15, 8:20pm -
  • HuffPost: Trump Is No Longer Entertainment
    December 7, 2015 N.Y. Times compares candidate with past demagogues; Fox News suspends two over on-air Obama comments; despite financial woes, "NABJ is th…
    - 62 days ago 7 Dec 15, 11:32pm -
  • Bizarre Moments for Media at Killers' Home
    December 4, 2015 Reporters film what San Bernardino couple left behind; American Muslims say media aid in their demonization; Sun-Times wants feds to go d…
    - 65 days ago 4 Dec 15, 10:53pm -
  • San Bernardino Was One of the Victims
    December 2, 2015 Networks stay live for latest mass shooting; N.Y. Post banners, "MUSLIM KILLERS"; Chicago's dailies want 2nd video released; CNN admits "…
    - 67 days ago 2 Dec 15, 11:14pm -

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Politics 365

  • Trump – The Republican Frankenstein
    “Although Victor Frankenstein claimed to be creating his monster for the betterment of humankind, it’s more likely that he did so out of arrogance, or out of a desire to become like God.” Cliff Notes As of this writing Real Clear Politics has…
    - 2 days ago 5 Feb 16, 6:29pm -
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist Deray Mckesson Running for Mayor of Baltimore
    Top #BlackLivesMatter activist Deray McKesson, popularly known as an activist against police brutality, is running for mayor of Baltimore. Late on Wednesday night, Mckesson filed to run for mayor and submitted paperwork right before the 9 p.m. deadli…
    - 3 days ago 4 Feb 16, 8:35am -
  • What’s the Multi-Billion Dollar Secret for Growing America’s Economy?
    This March, the Federal Communications Commission will hold what FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has called, “the world’s largest spectrum auction that has ever taken place.”  With 600 MHz of low-band spectrum about to hit the market, the FCC expects…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 5:08pm -
  • Google Cultural Institute Heralds Achievements of Black Americans
    Ninety years ago, Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson spearheaded the creation of “Negro History Week” to celebrate the lives and legacies of African Americans. “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a n…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 3:24pm -
  • After Millions in Free Media, Loudmouth Rallies and Loads of Hype: Trump Lost
    Trump Lost.  Never has a man so “ahead” and “in the lead” lost so badly.  Every poll and almost every political prognosticator predicted that Donald Trump, reality TV show star and billionaire real estate mogul, would win in Iowa. For weeks…
    - 5 days ago 2 Feb 16, 8:12am -
  • ITFA Coalition Implores Senate to Extend Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes
    Two days before Snowzilla descended upon the mid-Atlantic and crippled Washington, D.C., a diverse coalition of 45 organizations implored Senate leadership to take immediate action in passing the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). In a letter to Majori…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 5:30pm -
  • Effective Civic Engagement Requires Balanced Viable Plan and Intentionality
    Evidence based civic engagement is a fairly nascent field. In fact, up until 20 years ago, what people now think of as civic engagement for “people of color” was characterized naively as just minority outreach. Therefore, it’s no wonder that ma…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 5:01pm -
  • #UnlockTheBox: Claims Consumer Benefits, But A Costly Exchange in the End
    Last fall Congress held a hearing on Federal Communications Commission Oversight to explore the proper role of the FCC in supporting our increasingly broadband-reliant, technologically converging Internet ecosystem.  During the hearing, several memb…
    - 9 days ago 29 Jan 16, 3:26pm -
  • SC State Rep., Attorney for Walter Scott Switches from Hillary to Bernie
    State Rep. Justin Bamberg. Much like the surprising switched endorsement from Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Ohio State Rep. Nina Turner, it’s happening again. This time in South Carolina. State Rep. Justin Bamberg, 28, who is also an a…
    - 13 days ago 25 Jan 16, 2:10pm -
  • Nomination Black Out: Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to Boycott Oscars After
    “We must stand in our power,” wrote actress Jada Pinkett Smith on her facebook page.  The line has received over 7.5 million likes. This morning, director Spike Lee posted the following on his Instagram account next to a photo of a young Martin…
    - 20 days ago 18 Jan 16, 4:50pm -
  • Rangel, NAACP Prez, #BlackLivesMatter Founder Talk, #SOTU, Race + Voting
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) missed what would have been the Harlem lawmaker’s first State of the Union in 1971, when Richard Nixon was President.The then 13 member Congressional Black Caucus boycotted Nixon’s speech because he ignored requests for…
    - 25 days ago 13 Jan 16, 3:04pm -
  • Increasing African-American Inclusion in Tech
    By Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) This article originally appeared on The Hill, and was republished with permission from Congressman Cleaver’s staff.  On July 26, 1948, Missouri’s first and only president, Harry S. Truman, issued Executive Ord…
    - 26 days ago 12 Jan 16, 1:11pm -
  • HBCUs: Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces Stops on #HBCU Tour
    The Bernie Sanders campaign has announced the stops for their upcoming tour of historically black colleges and universities. Some stops will feature appearances by Dr. Cornel West, including one this Thursday.  Sanders will discuss issues such as j…
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 5:19pm -
  • Speaker Ryan Set to Focus on Justice Reform
    Politico, January 10: “Ryan said in the interview he believes the GOP will craft a criminal justice reform plan in the next six months, a major development in the party’s agenda. He said he has spoken with Virginia Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, Ho…
    - 27 days ago 11 Jan 16, 8:50am -

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