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  • newKenya: Court Halts Further Anglo Leasing Payments
    [Capital FM]Nairobi -The Court of Appeal on Monday directed the government not to make further payments for claims linked to 18 Anglo Leasing contracts.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 14, 4:34pm -
  • newAfrica: UN Panel Meets On Global Ageing
    [VOA]This is the fifth session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. Its focus is on human rights, the care of older persons, violence, abuse and legal and financial issues. Its work could lead to a U.N. Convention on the Rights of Older People.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 14, 4:26pm -
  • newAfrica: Better Management of Dead and Missing Migrants Needed in Europe
    [IRIN]Johannesburg -As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe's shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, uns…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 14, 4:18pm -
  • newSouth Sudan: Is There Hope for a Durable Solution?
    [ISS]South Sudan is the world's youngest nation, having come into existence on 9 July 2011. The state emerged from decades of civil war with Khartoum, which ended in 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed. The people's hope in t…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:11pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Zanu-PF MP Abducted As Baba Jukwa Saga Takes Ugly Twist
    [New Zimbabwe]ZANU PF MP for Mutare South, Irene Zindi, was on Friday abducted by three men who claimed to be police detectives investigating the Baba Jukwa case.
    - 7 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 10:26am -
  • newZambia: Sata Sickness Opens Up Can of Worms
    [African Arguments]The health of the 77-year old Zambian President Michael Sata currently ranks among the most sensitive of issues in the country and has come to be discussed only in hushed tones. His most recent public appearance and pictures releas…
    - 7 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 10:24am -
  • newSouth Africa: Ministry Defends Appointment of President's Daughter
    [SAPA]Johannesburg -President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile was appointed chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services after consideration of her "capacity" for the position, the department said on Friday.
    - 8 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 10:06am -
  • newNigeria: Panic in Kano as Second Blast Hits
    [Premium Times]The Nigeria Police say a second explosion has rocked the ancient city of Kano.
    - 8 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 9:54am -
  • newAlgeria: France Mourns Algeria Crash Victims
    [RFI]French flags flew at half-mast on Monday to mourn the 118 victims of the Air Algérie airplane tragedy. The black boxes from the crash will be handed over to the French authorities today.
    - 8 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 9:31am -
  • newLiberia: Obama Continues National Emergency for Liberia, Taylor-Era
    [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -U.S. President Barack Obama has declared a national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706).
    - 9 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 8:38am -
  • newKenya: New Plan for Land Reform in Kenya
    [IWPR]Questions raised about emphasis on traditional methods to resolve ownership disputes.
    - 9 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 8:24am -
  • newSouth Africa: EFF Condemns SABC's Withdrawal of Live Coverage of the First Year Anniversary
    [EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the SABC's withdrawal of live coverage at the 11th hour. The SABC had confirmed that it will cover the EFF Anniversary rally live on the 24 hour news channel, Channel 404, as well as on an SABC free channel…
    - 10 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 8:01am -
  • newLiberia: Ebola Claims Top Doctor at Leading Hospital
    [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Dr. Samuel Brisbane, the Chief Medical Doctor at Liberia's leading hospital, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has become the latest casualty of the deadly Ebola virus.
    - 10 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 7:40am -
  • newAfrica: What is Ebola?
    [Africa Check]In February 2014 an outbreak of the Ebola virus was identified in the south-eastern forests of Guinea, the first time the virus had been recorded in the West African state. By March, it had spread from Macenta, Gueckedou and Kissidougou…
    - 11 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 6:57am -
  • newKenya: Problems Facing Kenya Will Soon End, Says Uhuru
    [The Star]PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have dismissed Cord's referendum calls. They said the opposition should give them time to deliver their pre-election pledges.
    - 11 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 6:53am -
  • newLiberia: Ebola Hits Second American
    [FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -Nancy Writebol has become the second American working in Liberia to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus, the medical group, Samaritan Purse announced on its website Sunday.
    - 12 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 6:03am -
  • newSouth Sudan: Darfur Displaced Forced to Choose Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    [African Arguments]Over the past few years, the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region has faded from the headlines. While levels of violence decreased following a peak in 2004-5, violence is again on the increase and the war is far from over.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 5:10am -
  • newAfrica: Gaza Is Everyone's Concern
    [SACSIS]Every time a man has contributed to the victory of the dignity of the spirit, every time a man has said no to an attempt to subjugate his fellows, I have felt solidarity with his act.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:29am -
  • newCongo-Kinshasa: Empowering Sexual Violence Survivors By Enforcing Reparations
    [IPS]Boston -Before a sexual violence survivor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has her day in court, she must surmount many obstacles. Poor or nonexistent roads and costly transportation may prevent her from going to a police station to…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:27am -
  • newTanzania: Fake ARVs Saga Takes New Turn
    [Daily News]THE controversy concerning suspension of production, distribution and selling of ARV drugs by Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TPIL) has taken a new turn following a move by the company to sue the government, demanding about 21…
    - 13 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:23am -
  • newTanzania: Govt Turns to More Gas and Coal to Meet Its Energy Needs
    [AlertNet]Dar es Salaam -Despite facing a direct threat from climate change, Tanzania plans to rely heavily on coal and natural gas for its future energy needs as the country strives to develop its economy.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:20am -
  • newCameroon: Rising Sea Drowns Tourism
    [IPS]Kribi -Pierre Zambo is a hotel manager in Kribi, a sea resort town in Cameroon's South Region. In the past his hotel would have "more than 100 tourists each week. But today if I manage to have 50 people registered into my hotel weekly, then it's…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 4:15am -
  • newSudan: Darfur Displaced 'Deprived' of Eid Celebration
    [Radio Dabanga]Kass -Darfur's soaring prices and deteriorating security situation are taking away the joy of the final Ramadan celebration of the internally displaced people living in the camps, camp officials claimed.
    - 14 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:57am -
  • newRwanda: Who Is to Blame for the Fatal Road Accidents?
    [New Times]A horrific road accident involving two public vehicles killed 15 people and injured dozens others in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province on Tuesday this week. The fatal incident took place at an accident blackspot in the Kiziguro area along…
    - 14 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:31am -
  • newLiberia: American Doctor Contracts Ebola
    [VOA]An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:07am -
  • newLibya: Foreigners Urged to Leave as Violence Spirals
    [Deutsche Welle]Foreigners have been urged to leave Libya by their governments, as fighting spreads across the country. Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands have joined the US in urging citizens to leave as soon as possible.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:06am -
  • newAlgeria: Air Algérie Crash Bodies to Be Taken to France
    [RFI]All the bodies of passengers on Air Algérie flight AH5017 are to be brought to France, President François Hollande announced after meeting families of the 54 French victims on Saturday. Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré met families of…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:05am -
  • newSouth Sudan: UN Warns of 'Hunger Catastrophe' for Children
    [UN News]Two United Nations humanitarian agencies today called for action to stop a potential famine in South Sudan which they said is being allowed to happen, just as it occurred in Somalia and the Horn of Africa three years ago.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:04am -
  • newSwaziland: 'Grossly Unfair Trial' - Editor, Lawyer Sentenced
    [AI London]The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty Internation…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:03am -
  • newSomalia: Al-Shabaab Commanders Killed in AU Offensive
    [ERTA]African Union troops in Somalia said Friday they had killed two "senior" commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:02am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • How "Overstated" Is Idea of "Acting White"?
    July 25, 2014 In last 20 years, writer says, theory has been debunked; journalist confronts history of his slave-owning family; Gaza crisis boosts ratings…
    - 3 days ago 25 Jul 14, 10:20pm -
  • Michelle Obama, Top Cover Girl
    July 23, 2014 Unbroken string of successful magazine images; Israelis take out frustration on foreign correspondents; Israel, Hamas jostle to control soci…
    - 5 days ago 23 Jul 14, 10:38pm -
  • Recall of Gaza Reporter Tied to NBC Infighting
    July 21, 2014 Sources cite ratings jitters, not pro-Israel bias; 3 U.S. black journalists covering Gaza Crisis; foreign minister wants Al Jazeera out of I…
    - 8 days ago 21 Jul 14, 5:27am -
  • NBC Reverses, Returns Reporter to Gaza
    July 18, 2014 Network's recall was criticized as pro-Israel bias; Michael Feeney, Enid Alvarez laid off at N.Y. Daily News; Color of Change presses Twitte…
    - 10 days ago 18 Jul 14, 10:31pm -
  • Vargas File Might Never Get to Court
    July 16, 2014 Immigration cases awaiting resolution at all-time high; Detroit Free Press seeks to save high school J-program; reporter quits after commen…
    - 12 days ago 16 Jul 14, 11:09pm -
  • Undocumented Vargas Detained Near Border
    July 14, 2014 For three years, authorities have declined to prosecute; Plain Dealer seeking beat writer for LeBron's Cavaliers; Rhonda Lee, fired in hair…
    - 14 days ago 14 Jul 14, 10:45pm -
  • LeBron "Changes Everything" for Cleveland
    July 11, 2014 "I can't recall any other story comparable," editor says; John Seigenthaler dies at 86, legendary advocate on race; director Links "border c…
    - 17 days ago 11 Jul 14, 2:33pm -
  • Disease From Child Migrants Called Unlikely
    July 9, 2014 Administration disagrees with assertions by columnists; media groups call out Obama on suppression of news; Inquirer promotes Clark, Escobar…
    - 19 days ago 9 Jul 14, 10:19pm -
  • 20th Essence Festival Draws Record 550,000
    July 7, 2014 Event boosts magazine, raises millions for New Orleans; reporter's lament: "Only the white guys get back to me"; NPR stations in a quandary…
    - 21 days ago 7 Jul 14, 10:22pm -
  • Protecting Slavery Is Motive in New July 4 Narrative
    June 30, 2014 Did colonists fear England's moves against black bondage?; C-SPAN3 to cover 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act; judge throws out Zimmerman…
    - 28 days ago 30 Jun 14, 10:49pm -
  • Retorts to "You Spend Too Much Time on Race"
    June 27, 2014 Race-studies scholars share their responses to the haters; people of color own 3% of commercial TV stations; Tamron Hall wears natural hair…
    - 31 days ago 27 Jun 14, 10:31pm -
  • Black Media Aided Nail-Biting Miss. Victory
    June 25, 2014 $20,000 in ads, social media helped GOP senator; Latino group produces camera-ready experts in 12 markets; petition urges Univision, Telem…
    - 33 days ago 25 Jun 14, 11:12pm -
  • Egypt Gives Al Jazeera Journalists 7-10 Years
    June 23, 2014 President el-Sissi declares he won't interfere with ruling; Heart & Soul pays writer, says it hopes to rise again; Mekahlo Medina sole seeke…
    - 35 days ago 23 Jun 14, 6:50am -
  • Who Wants to Buy a TV Station?
    June 20, 2014 Six outlets for sale at "nominal" price to diverse buyers; Omar Tyree, co-writer of Marion Barry memoir, is a believer; no blacks in N.Y. T…
    - 38 days ago 20 Jun 14, 10:16pm -
  • Black Research Treasure Falls on Hard Times
    June 18, 2014 Joint Center's interim president working for free; blows to Redskins from Trademark Office, Seattle Times; Yahoo, LinkedIn disclose tiny fig…
    - 40 days ago 18 Jun 14, 10:21pm -
  • Final Jet Magazine Never Reached Some Shelves
    June 16, 2014 Distributor shuts down, frustrating many on East Coast; "People all over town are wearing . . . our front page"; Baquet undergoes surgery to…
    - 42 days ago 16 Jun 14, 10:35pm -
  • "Reparations" Issue a Best-Seller
    June 13, 2014 At forum, Coates also makes a case for journalism; in 4 papers, Ruby Dee's death was fully front-page news; at least 21 black columnists gon…
    - 45 days ago 13 Jun 14, 10:28pm -
  • Heart & Soul Still Owes Writers Thousands
    June 11, 2014 After a year, only half paid of promised settlement; NPR's Allison Keyes leaves as positions eliminated; services for Ray Boone livestreamed…
    - 47 days ago 11 Jun 14, 10:38pm -
  • Ebony Loses Last Editor to Work With John H. Johnson
    June 8, 2014 Historic week for company with Jet's last print edition; "If Asians said the stuff white people say"; Ezra Klein's Vox hires black journalist…
    - 49 days ago 9 Jun 14, 10:08pm -
  • Boost for Black TV-Station Ownership
    June 6, 2014 Nexstar offers to sell 3 Fox outlets to entrepreneur; D-Day rites a time to recall multicultural effort; Jet's final print edition on newssta…
    - 52 days ago 6 Jun 14, 10:37pm -
  • "The Bravest Girl You'll Ever Meet"
    June 3, 2014 Story tells of polio victim who survived 10 days in forest; Memphis paper shifts columnist after 10-year run; Pharrell sorry he wore headdres…
    - 54 days ago 4 Jun 14, 10:01pm -
  • Raymond Boone, Feisty Publisher, Dies at 76
    June 3, 2014 Richmond journalist insisted on high standards (6/3/14); one in 3 TV stations shares news with another outlet; Comcast purchase of Time Warn…
    - 55 days ago 3 Jun 14, 1:43pm -
  • One in 3 TV Stations Shares News With Another Outlet
    June 1, 2014 Survey finds "one-man bands" on relentless march; Comcast purchase of Time Warner opposed on racial grounds; Angelou service Saturday will be…
    - 56 days ago 2 Jun 14, 11:05pm -
  • Baquet Acknowledges Debt to Black Journalists
    May 29, 2014 "I identify with people who don't have much power"; story on black poetry prompts familiar criticisms; Lozano Exits as La Opinión publisher,…
    - 59 days ago 30 May 14, 11:06pm -
  • When Angelou Learned to Be a Journalist
    May 27, 2014 In 1960, Renaissance woman landed editor's job in Egypt; diversity stalls in book publishing, newsrooms, online; Google figures show 61% whit…
    - 61 days ago 28 May 14, 3:23pm -
  • Leadership Shakeup at Chicago Defender
    May 25, 2014 Interim publisher vows to restore paper's influence; N.Y. Times, MSNBC knocked for takes on Latinos and race; so many of our members know per…
    - 63 days ago 26 May 14, 10:21pm -
  • All In for Reparations Cover Story
    May 22, 2014 The Atlantic launches P.R. blitz for Ta-Nehisi Coates; Bob Herbert, former N.Y. Times columnist, returning to TV; Hampton U. given $245K for…
    - 66 days ago 23 May 14, 10:16pm -
  • "Tell Me More" Could Be Last of Its Kind
    May 20, 2014 NPR favors integration into other programming; José Díaz-Balart to host morning show on MSNBC; Ricardo Thomas, photographer of Ford and Car…
    - 68 days ago 21 May 14, 10:50pm -
  • NPR Cancels Multicultural "Tell Me More"
    May 19, 2014 Host Michel Martin given network-wide role (5/20/14) ; Sulzberger says he should not have promoted Abramson; black photographers laid off at…
    - 70 days ago 20 May 14, 2:10am -
  • Sulzberger Says He Should Not Have Promoted Abramson
    May 18, 2014 Publisher's quandary: Baquet was too valuable to lose; black photographers laid off at Cincinnati Enquirer; Carole Simpson upset she was not…
    - 70 days ago 20 May 14, 12:21am -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

  • Graduate students have a priceless experience in African Orphanages
    By Nigel Boys What Nick Grava, a political science graduate of Northwestern University, Illinois, didn’t realize, when he went over to visit his brother, Chris, who was studying in South Africa for a semester, was that he would be returning there t…
    - 3 days ago 26 Jul 14, 1:14am -
  • Florida Barber Shop Encourages Reading during Hair Cuts
    Walking into a barbershop, you typically find the room filled with engaging conversation, some music, and maybe even a television set.  But not in one Riviera Beach barber shop, reported West Palm Beach TV. Royal Touch Barber Shop harbors a multitud…
    - 8 days ago 21 Jul 14, 1:23am -
  • Federal Appeals Court: U of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action
    April V. Taylor The Huffington Post is reporting that an Affirmative Action case involving the University of Texas has been ruled on by a federal appeals court panel.  The case was sent to the Supreme Court in June 2013, but the court did not rule o…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 9:23pm -
  • Florida barbershop owner focuses on books for customers
    This isn’t your normal barbershop. You’ll find the typical tools of the trade here. But also books. “The barbershop is based on men coming together, grooming each other to become better men, and I think books and education is a fundamental part…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 1:28pm -
  • NBA legend Bill Russell ‘OK’ after collapsing during speech
    INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell was OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe on Thursday, the Boston Celtics said. Team spokesman Brian Olive said the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after t…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 1:19pm -
  • Parents of Detroit boy found in basement attend court hearing
    The father and stepmother of a missing 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in the basement have asked for a judge and jury trial regarding their parental rights. Charlie Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell are accused of abusing the boy. The c…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 1:10pm -
  • Los Angeles Clippers’ transgender sister killed in Baltimore City
    Baltimore City homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found Wednesday morning in the northwest part of the city. Mia Henderson, who was born Kevin Long, was the brother of Reggie Bullock from the Los Angeles Clippers. Bullock also sen…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 12:55pm -
  • Dad’s bun-making skills make him a You Tube hit
    He brushes his 7-year-old daughter’s hair upward, gets a good, tight grip and instructs his little girl to spin around, wrapping her hair into a quick, tidy bun, perfect for her gymnastics or dance classes. It’s something that Earl Hayes Raglin J…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 12:38pm -
  • Federal Appeals Court Orders Texas To Issue Confederate Flag License Plates
    By Nigel Boys When the legislators in Texas decided to refuse to issue license plates that showed the Confederate battle flag, they did so because they believed it to be a symbol of hate and oppression.  However, it turns out that they were violati…
    - 9 days ago 19 Jul 14, 8:41am -
  • Dr. Sinclair Grey: I agree with Eric Holder that Racism Drives the Obama Bashing
    By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Let’s face it- not too many people heard of the Tea Party until an African-American became President of the United States of America. When President Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President, th…
    - 10 days ago 18 Jul 14, 10:47am -

News One

This Week In Blackness

#ABlackShow Episode 4: Ramaa Mosley, Donald Sterling and Shades Of Gray
#ABlackShow Episode 4: Ramaa Mosley, Donald Sterling and Shades Of Grayablackshow w/ @elonjames White airs Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV. SUPPORT: In the 4th installment of #ABlackShow host E...From:TWiB! Pre…
- 3 days ago 25 Jul 14, 5:18pm -
#ABlackShow Episode 6: STEP THE **** UP
#ABlackShow Episode 6: STEP THE **** UPWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:1145…
- 3 days ago 25 Jul 14, 4:50pm -
Elliot Rodger, Glenn Beck and #YesAllWomen | #ablackshow
Elliot Rodger, Glenn Beck and #YesAllWomen | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNE…
- 7 days ago 21 Jul 14, 7:57pm -
So...about the word N***** | #ablackshow
So...about the word N***** | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:791…
- 7 days ago 21 Jul 14, 10:07am -
#ABlackShow Episode 8: Who Care's if He Played God?
#ABlackShow Episode 8: Who Care's if He Played God?Watch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TV…
- 7 days ago 21 Jul 14, 7:29am -
#ABlackShow Episode 7: The N***** Situation
#ABlackShow Episode 7: The N***** SituationWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:…
- 8 days ago 20 Jul 14, 10:54am -

Politics 365

  • newHouse Floor Tonight: CBC to Speak Against GOP #Obama Impeachment Moves
    #CBCTalks. Tonight members of the Congressional Black Caucus will take to the House floor in opposition to legislation offered by House Republicans to sue President Obama. “Tonight, during the first hour of Special Order time, members of the Congre…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 14, 4:46pm -
  • newLegislators, Civil Rights Leaders Remain Front and Center in Tech/Telecom Space
    In 1995, digital inequality based on race, gender, income and geography captured the nation’s attention:  the “digital divide.”  Over the next two decades, legislators of color and civil rights organizations have been focused on ways to addre…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:59pm -
  • newFuture of Electric Utilities May be Changing, if Millennials Have Their Say
    A recent study by the Brookings Institute’s Governance Studies Program could have profound implications for the future of electric utilities.  Millennials, people born after 1982, will account for one-third of the adult population by 2020, and 75%…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 2:18pm -
  • newSen. Rand Paul Drops Bill to Make Crack and Powder Penalties the Same
    Bill Would Make Crack and Powder Penalties Even. In 2010, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Bobby Scott pushed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 through the Senate and House and onto President Obama’s desk shortly before Republicans took control of the House…
    - 8 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 9:55am -
  • newRand Paul Talks to Blacks and Democrats Flip Out
    Blacks Shouldn’t Be Fooled by Rand Paul, an editorial from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the day Republican Sen. Rand Paul spoke to the National Urban League in Cincinnati.  And the room wasn’t even full. On July 8, the Demo…
    - 21 hours ago 27 Jul 14, 9:14pm -

The Root

  • newBoko Haram Abducts Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister’s Wife
    The terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly abducted the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister in an attack Sunday that left at least three people dead in the town of Kolofata, Reuters reports.
    - 7 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 10:34am -
  • newCall for Submissions: The Root Wants Your Story
    We know there's endless diversity within the black experience and endless stories that are best told by the people who live them. For My Thing Is, a personal-essay franchise featuring members of The Root's community, we want yours.
    - 8 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 10:02am -
  • newTimes Square Spider-Man in Web of Trouble 
    Spider-Man is in prison, and while he has superhuman powers, he doesn't have $3,500 to post bail.
    - 10 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 8:14am -
  • newNo ‘Rainbow Families’: Canadian Fertility Clinic Refuses to Match White Patients With Nonwhite Donors 
    A Canadian fertility clinic doesn't want to create "rainbow families," so it refuses to match clients with donors of different ethnicities, claiming that children should be able to easily identify their "ethnic roots."
    - 10 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 7:44am -
  • newLet’s Stop Describing Ourselves as ‘Minorities’
    It's already been two years since May 2012, when we learned that for the first time, U.S. babies born to parents who didn't identify as white outnumbered those born to parents who did. What this means, according to demographers, is that by the year 2…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:00am -
  • newWere There Black Pirates? 
    Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:00am -
  • newHow Media Missed That Black Women Do ‘Have It All’
    The only thing I have grown to hate more than the term “having it all” is the debate about whether or not women can have it all. To be clear, I have been roped into this debate myself on more than one occasion, but I usually find myself doing w…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Jul 14, 3:00am -
  • 500 ‘Young African Leaders’ to Meet With Obama 
    With 60 percent of Africa's population under the age of 35, young people stand to play as important a role in their respective nations' success on the continent as anywhere else in the world.
    - 1 day ago 27 Jul 14, 4:09pm -
  • Watch: Ex-Fla. School Bus Driver Hurls Racist Rant at Neighbor and Kids
    Tired of her racist tirades, a neighbor struck back at a former Sarasota, Fla., school bus driver by sharing a video of one of her stunning outbursts on social media, according to a report at ABC affiliate WWSB.
    - 1 day ago 27 Jul 14, 1:24pm -
  • Nigeria Ebola Death Raises Fears Disease Can Spread by Air Travel
    Health authorities worked quickly Saturday to contain the potential spread of the deadly Ebola after a man reportedly stricken with the virus boarded a plane from Liberia to Nigeria, the Associated Press reports.
    - 1 day ago 27 Jul 14, 10:58am -
  • Eric Garner Was Not ‘a Violent Man,’ Says
    Eric Garner’s widow told a crowd Saturday that her husband was not “a violent man,” the Associated Press reports.
    - 1 day ago 27 Jul 14, 9:02am -
  • Shanesha Taylor Left Sons in Car ‘in Moment of Desperation’
    In a candid interview on the Today show, Arizona mom Shanesha Taylor said she left her sons alone in a car while she went on a nearby job interview in “a moment of desperation.”
    - 1 day ago 27 Jul 14, 7:58am -
  • HIV-Positive for 20-Plus Years: ‘Not Easy, but I’m One of the Lucky Ones’
    Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease, along with their baby. “That left me with my daughter who was 4,” said Watiti, a Ugandan physician. He spoke on a panel at t…
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 3:00am -
  • Kanye Is Boring Now
    Something strange happened to me while reading GQ’s August cover story on Kanye West: I realized I didn’t care and couldn’t wait for it to be over. 
    - 2 days ago 27 Jul 14, 3:00am -
  • Watch: NYPD Cop on Desk Duty After Allegedly Stomping Suspect
    Oh, no. Not again. New York City Police Department officials have stripped an officer of his gun and placed him on desk duty following allegations of excessive force, which was captured on viral video.
    - 2 days ago 26 Jul 14, 2:02pm -
  • Eric Garner’s Widow Calls for Civil Rights Probe
    After her husband’s public death last week when he was apparently put in a choke hold by an officer with the New York Police Department, Eric Garner’s widow urged federal prosecutors Friday to open a civil rights investigation, Reuters reports.
    - 2 days ago 26 Jul 14, 10:34am -
  • Aide: White House Taking Impeachment Threat Seriously
    The Obama administration is not discounting the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president, Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters Friday, the Associated Press reports.
    - 2 days ago 26 Jul 14, 9:06am -
  • The Catch Up: What You Missed This Week In Social Media Land
    This week was filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. Jada Pinkett Smith stood up for rape victim Jada from Houston, Time tried to explain what the word “bae” means and Christian groups spoke out against a new show entitled Black Jesus.
    - 2 days ago 26 Jul 14, 8:44am -
  • US Senator Touts Fed Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago
    After a spate of shootings across Chicago that left over a dozen dead and nearly 100 wounded, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center, saying, “You can’t fight a war without intelligence,” the…
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  • ‘Mississippi Baby’ Still Represents Hope—and Heroism—for AIDS Community  
    It's no surprise that the so-called Mississippi Baby was a hot topic at an international gathering of AIDS experts. Earlier this month, the world learned that the child, thought to have been cured of HIV after her July 2010 birth, had detectable lev…
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Hinterland Gazette

Good Black News

  • BUSINESS: 20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups
    Daymond John helped revolutionize urban fashion in the 1990s as founder, president, and CEO of FUBU (“For Us, By Us”). He guided the iconic brand into a multimillion-dollar business, placing it at the same table with such designer sportswear labe…
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  • New Wave of African Writers with an Internationalist Bent
    More than a decade ago, when the young Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was struggling to get her first novel, “Purple Hibiscus,” published, an agent told her that things would be easier “if only you were Indian,” because Indian wri…
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  • NBA Star Carmelo Anthony Co-Founds Venture Capital Firm M7 Tech Partners
    Basketball star Carmelo Anthony got his max contract from the New York Knicks, now he’s looking much further ahead. ESPN is reporting that Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose partners are Anthony and the…
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  • Former NASA Employee Katrina Parrott Launches New Diversity-Filled Emoji App
      What do you do when you become frustrated with Apple’s lack of diversity within their emojis? Well, Katrina Parrott, a former NASA employee, took it upon herself to create her own app filled with a variety of over 900 diverse emoticons. Accord…
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  • Michael Jackson’s Indiana Hometown To Name School In His Honor
    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star’s Indiana hometown. The Gary Community School Board approved Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson. Th…
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Black Voice News

  • For Many Girls Globally, U.S. a Symbol of Better Education
    UCR Professor: Greater representation of high-achieving women transcends into a “beacon” for girls everywhereBy Corey Arvin Staff WriterWhen news about the abduction of 276 schoolgirls reached Simi Ogunleye, she was heartbroken and outraged not…
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  • Law Enforcement Remembers Deputy Killed by Dorner
    Deputy Jeremiah MacKay remembered as a man with a ‘big heart’ By BVN StaffAs the local law enforcement community was mourning the loss of one of their own with the untimely death of Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain, they were struck anoth…
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  • Manhunt for Ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner Ends in More Bloodshed
    Riverside Police Department, Sheriff's department mourn loss of fallen officers By BVN StaffThe week-long manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Jordan Dorner came to an end Tuesday after it was confirmed Dorner was…
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  • SB Bankruptcy Plan Talks Called “Intractable”
    Councilman Rikke Van Johnson urges outside financial helpChris LevisterSAN BERNARDINO - As the public battle rages over fixing a $45.8 million budget deficit members of the San Bernardino City Council remained mired in acrimony on Wednesday raising…
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  • Million Father March Event a Huge Success
    By John ColemanMore than 100 men, women, and children recently participated in the Million Fathers March organized by Street Positive CEO, Terry Boykins. Photos by John Coleman#670            "Let me hear you?" Terry Boykins asked the grou…
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  • Southland Campaigning
    Last Saturday Congressman James Clyburn (D - SC) was in Riverside in support of Mark Takano, candidate for the newly drawn Congressional District 41. Several community activists were in attendance including Waudier (Woodie) Rucker-Hughes, President o…
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  • Jose Cuervo National Championships to be Held in Huntington Beach
    Local and Pro Beach Volleyball Athletes to Compete for National Championship Title and $150,000 Prize Purse The 2012 Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series will round out the season with the Jose Cuervo National Championships in Huntington Beach fr…
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    Legislators pass bills that would revive anti-blight program Chris Levister A legislative compromise that would expand cities’ and counties’ ability to divert property taxes for local development projects may be too late for bankrupt San Bernar…
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    Same day voter registration to start in 2016 Chris Levister With the national spotlight on the confusion and chaos surrounding voter ID laws trained on states like Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Florida (Since 2010, 10 state…
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:06pm -
  • UCR Franklin Fellow Gets Rousing Welcome in Washington
    Only tenured Black business professor in the UC system saw a sabbatical rescinded In July when University of California Riverside professor, Dr. Waymond Rodgers stepped into the U.S. State Department’s Washington offices marking the long awaited s…
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Roland Martin

Roland Martin, Ben Carson Clash Over ACA Slavery Comments During Exclusive NewsOne Now Interview
Roland Martin, Ben Carson Clash Over ACA Slavery Comments During Exclusive NewsOne Now InterviewDr. Ben Carson explained his controversial comments regarding the Affordable Care Act and slavery during his exclusive interview with Roland S. Martin…
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Check Out This Crazy Instagram Post By Roland's Niece Faith
Check Out This Crazy Instagram Post By Roland's Niece FaithRoland Martin and the "NewsOne Now" comedians panel joke about a Instagram post by Roland's niece Faith.From:Roland MartinViews:220617ratingsTime:01:54More inNews & Politics
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NewsOne Now Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson: I'm Not Anti Obama; Not Excited About His Policies
NewsOne Now Exclusive: Dr. Ben Carson: I'm Not Anti Obama; Not Excited About His PoliciesDr. Ben Carson, sat down with Roland Martin for an exclusive interview on TV One's NewsOne now to discuss an his controversial comments, views and political…
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Roland Martin Takes DEMS To Task For Lack Of Minority Contractor Spending
Roland Martin Takes DEMS To Task For Lack Of Minority Contractor SpendingRoland Martin, host of "NewsOne Now" took Democrats to task for spending little on minority contractors. According to PowerPAC+'s 2014 Fannie Lou Hamer Repor...From:Roland…
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A Roland S. Martin EXCLUSIVE! Kerry Washington Speaks To His DC Scandal Watch Party
A Roland S. Martin EXCLUSIVE! Kerry Washington Speaks To His DC Scandal Watch PartyKerry Washington's special message to Roland Martin, IMPACT, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Scandal Watch Party at The Park At 14th in Washington D.C. a...Fr…
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Roland Martin And The NewsOne Now Panel Lay The Smack Down On Gov. Bobby Jindal
Roland Martin And The NewsOne Now Panel Lay The Smack Down On Gov. Bobby JindalRoland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel lay the smack down on Gov. Bobby Jindal for his comments comparing Attorney General Eric Holder to Gov. George Wallac...From:…
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