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  • newZimbabwe: Zanu-PF Rule Two Years On - Agony, Unfulfilled Promises
    [Zimbabwe Standard] FRIDAY July 31 marked exactly two years after the 2013 harmonised elections. What prevails today is a case of unfulfilled promises and hopelessness in the country whose economic fortunes continue to tumble.
    - 50 mins ago 2 Aug 15, 3:32pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Macheso Hails First Aid Training Programmes
    [Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Humanitarian Ambassador Alick Macheso has urged Zimbabweans to train in basic First Aid with organisations like Zimbabwe Red Cross Society.
    - 59 mins ago 2 Aug 15, 3:23pm -
  • newGhana/Cameroon: Les Lionnes Edge Out Ghana's Queens
    [CAF] Cameroon's 'Les Lionnes' descended on Accra to deny Ghana's Black Queens an opportunity of a maiden appearance at the Olympic Games after drawing 2-2 in the reverse fixture of third round of the qualifiers at the Accra Sport Stadium on Saturday…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Aug 15, 2:58pm -
  • newAfrica: Four Down, Two More to Go
    [CAF] Two spots remain undecided after Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia confirmed their places for the African U-23 Championship Senegal 2015 on Saturday.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Aug 15, 2:57pm -
  • newKenya/Tanzania: So Near, So Far for Gor in Azam Heartache
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia's wait to lift a Cecafa Kagame Cup title will stretch to 31years after locals Azam FC ended their dream with a heartbreaking 2-0 victory in a pulsating final on Sunday.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Aug 15, 2:55pm -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • "Visuals Matter" in Cincinnati Coverage
    July 31, 2015 Were media really out to make black people look bad?; black cop-white driver scenario said to miss the point; for Kenyan radio, an interview…
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  • Body-Camera Footage Fuels Viewers' Outrage
    July 29, 2015 Networks show video of fatal Cincinnati encounter; Houston protesters denounce cartoon on Sandra Bland case; Philly anchor on leave after h…
    - 4 days ago 29 Jul 15, 11:27pm -
  • Another Slight Slide on Newsroom Diversity
    July 28, 2015 From ASNE: "Our industry isn't making progress" (7/28/15); Cosby cover sparks global conversation; Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns…
    - 5 days ago 28 Jul 15, 9:39am -
  • Cosby Cover Sparks Global Conversation
    July 27, 2015 New York magazine features 35 women, empty chair; Obama urges Ethiopia to curb crackdowns on press; Washington Post examines human cost of r…
    - 6 days ago 27 Jul 15, 10:55pm -
  • National Enquirer Draws Blood
    July 24, 2015 Hulk Hogan fired after reporters expose racist rant; ESPN drops Colin Cowherd over remarks about Dominicans; Obama urged to address press fr…
    - 9 days ago 24 Jul 15, 10:14pm -
  • Questions, Videos Fuel Sandra Bland Story
    July 22, 2015 Interaction in police stop, past suicide attempt at issue; NAHJ hires nonprofit veteran as executive director; Cosby mounts media campaign t…
    - 11 days ago 22 Jul 15, 11:33pm -
  • To Publisher, Southern White Man Is Real Victim
    July 20, 2015 "It was a ragged, besmirched flag, but it was his"; photo of black cop helping white racist goes viral; little progress, some retrenchment i…
    - 13 days ago 21 Jul 15, 12:05am -
  • Fox News Missing in Uproar Over Jail Death?
    July 17, 2015 Social media elevate tragic case of Sandra Bland; Cornel West blasts Ta-Nehisi Coates; Dyson serves it back; C. Ron Allen, Fred Hamilton:…
    - 16 days ago 17 Jul 15, 10:41pm -
  • "Shocked" by Obama's Answer About Cosby
    July 15, 2015 No timidity in president's condemnation of rape; art critic urges Smithsonian to remove Cosby collection; story on Serena Williams' body reb…
    - 18 days ago 15 Jul 15, 10:27pm -
  • "Time's Been Up for All These Slurs"
    July 13, 2015 Native journalists confident that the R-word will fall; Jason Begay elected to lead Native journalists association; Ta-Nehisi Coates gets th…
    - 20 days ago 13 Jul 15, 9:44am -
  • Emotions on Display as a Flag Comes Down
    July 10, 2015 Networks go live for South Carolina's historic move; New Orleans columnist backs mayor: Remove monuments; 5 bold moves that would make Nativ…
    - 23 days ago 10 Jul 15, 11:18pm -
  • Michel Martin Gets Weekend NPR Host Slot
    July 9, 2015 2 other black journalists rise in behind-the-scenes changes (7/9/15); who's prosecuting? Almost always, he's white and male; Dylann Roof's ra…
    - 24 days ago 9 Jul 15, 10:32am -
  • Who's Prosecuting? Almost Always, He's White and Male
    July 8, 2015 Women of color said to be especially vulnerable; Dylann Roof's racism will be nurtured in prison; "blacks in the South aren't submissive, b…
    - 25 days ago 8 Jul 15, 10:15pm -
  • AP Wins Release of Incriminating Cosby File
    July 6, 2015 "America's dad" admits giving women sedatives for sex; S.C. Senate votes to take down Confederate flag; ESPN moves celebrity tournament from…
    - 27 days ago 6 Jul 15, 10:16pm -
  • More Dump Trump
    July 1, 2015 Columnist sees irony in Univision's defense of Mexicans; another reporter quits — can't afford to live on her salary; Nigerian journalist s…
    - 32 days ago 1 Jul 15, 10:26pm -
  • Latinos Applaud NBCU's Trump Dump
    June 29, 2015 Company drops Miss Universe, Miss USA after protests; a Nashville editor tells readers of his same-sex wedding; Johnny and Jamal? This Jamaa…
    - 34 days ago 29 Jun 15, 11:24pm -
  • Praise for Obama, and Then a Dead Mic
    June 26, 2015 President's eulogy in Charleston made for riveting TV; mindset behind Confederate monuments mirrors that for flags; can't fault media for no…
    - 37 days ago 26 Jun 15, 11:31pm -
  • Lester Holt: "It's a Big Deal" to Be Able to Represent
    June 24, 2015 New NBC anchor sensitive to race, tech, Western issues; PBS suspends Gates series over Ben Affleck deletion; NABJ president rebukes Don Lemo…
    - 39 days ago 24 Jun 15, 7:41am -
  • S.C. Newspapers Play Role in Flag Debate
    June 22, 2015 The State out front — black paper most hardline; Obama's mention of N-word gets bleeps, headlines; "Meet the Press" blunders with all-blac…
    - 41 days ago 22 Jun 15, 11:29pm -
  • In Charleston, Massacre Is a Local Story
    June 19, 2015 Post and Courier has less diversity than 15 years ago; N.Y. Times is fine with calling shootings "terrorism"; does focusing on suspect detra…
    - 44 days ago 19 Jun 15, 11:27pm -
  • Cops Stop Black Journalist 50+ Times
    June 17, 2015 First-person story has Toronto poised to change policy; media scramble to cover fatal shooting of 9 in Charleston; states in U.S. said to v…
    - 46 days ago 17 Jun 15, 10:23pm -
  • A Journalists Service Corps?
    June 15, 2015 Media can affect a community's confidence in itself; Kierna Mayo, Kyra Kyles named to top Ebony jobs; Rachel Dolezal says she's identified a…
    - 48 days ago 16 Jun 15, 12:05am -
  • How a "Black" White Woman Became a Story
    June 12, 2015 Pacific Northwest outlets made public record requests; Whitlock ousted as editor before his site debuts; at issue: News diversity issues in…
    - 51 days ago 12 Jun 15, 10:54pm -
  • Barkley to Give $1 Million to Morehouse
    June 10, 2015 NBA Hall of Famer aids Journalism and Sports Program; . . . sports journalists get a "D" on diversity hiring; judge upholds firing of cop in…
    - 53 days ago 10 Jun 15, 10:20pm -
  • Warning on McKinney: "This Time We Got Lucky"

    - 55 days ago 8 Jun 15, 10:07pm -
  • Media "Negative" on Black, Arab, Latino Boys
    June 5, 2015 ASNE offers "community-based engagement" as remedy; journalists meet to discuss lack of access to Clinton; Baltimore's Mosby wants autopsy re…
    - 58 days ago 5 Jun 15, 10:18pm -
  • Half Billion Raised for Haiti; 6 Homes Result
    June 3, 2015 Red Cross slammed in NPR-ProPublica investigation; inmate to be freed after stories on "dirty cop"; journalists have proved fickle in reporti…
    - 60 days ago 3 Jun 15, 10:08pm -
  • Journalists Bear Down on Killings by Police
    June 1, 2015 Washington Post counts 385 fatally shot this year; new photo contradicts Fla. police account of shooting; "Wear Orange" honors teen who wante…
    - 62 days ago 1 Jun 15, 10:13pm -
  • Reporter Killed in Community She Loved
    May 29, 2015 Charnice Milton slain in D.C. while used as human shield; Bettinger to step down as director of Knight fellowships; N.C., Texas schools confr…
    - 65 days ago 29 May 15, 10:23pm -
  • NAHJ Parts With Executive Director, Board Member
    May 27, 2015 President taking leave of absence to fill staffing void; on L.A. TV news, not enough Latino victims, officers; N.Y. Times stakeout pays off i…
    - 67 days ago 27 May 15, 6:39am -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

  • Donald Trump Empire Sought Visas For At Least 1,100 Foreign Workers
    Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cl…
    - 1 day ago 1 Aug 15, 7:14am -
  • Jill Scott On Body Image: ‘People Are Drawn To Confidence’
    July marked 15 years since the release of Jill Scott’s debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1.” The longevity of her career is, in today’s music industry, a true testament to her talent. During a recent interview with The H…
    - 1 day ago 1 Aug 15, 7:12am -
  • Black Actor Lands Iconic Broadway Role In ‘Les Miz’ And Makes History
    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, is the youngest and the first black actor to step into the iconic role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of “Les Misberables.” The musical adaptation of the Victor Hugo novel premiered on Broadway 30 years ago, an…
    - 1 day ago 1 Aug 15, 7:09am -
  • Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Transgender Woman India Clarke
    Police in Tampa, Florida, have arrested a man they believe murdered India Clarke, whose death put her on a growing list of transgender woman killed violently in the U.S. this year. DNA evidence linked 18-year-old Keith Lamayne Gaillard to Clarke’s…
    - 1 day ago 1 Aug 15, 7:05am -
  • No Charges For 2 Cops At Scene Of Sam DuBose’s Killing
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were at the scene just after a fellow officer fatally shot a driver are not being charged, a prosecutor said Friday. The Hamilton County grand jury did not return indictments agains…
    - 1 day ago 1 Aug 15, 6:39am -

News One

This Week In Blackness

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Politics 365

  • 18 Rs + 18 Ds: Most Bi-Partisan #JusticeReform Bill in Congress Has 36 Sponsors
    SAFE JUSTICE ACT.  When any bill in Congress has an even amount of Democrats and Republican on it, it’s news — unless it’s the naming of a post office. When it comes to criminal justice reform bills, it’s particularly rare to see 36 co-spo…
    - 6 days ago 27 Jul 15, 6:58am -
  • Bill Clinton Says Crime Bill “Made Things Worse.” Where’s Everyone Else?
    “I signed a bill that made the problem worse,” former President Bill Clinton admitted t members of the NAACP in Philadelphia on July 15. Of course, it really wasn’t a matter of Bill Clinton “admitting it.”  Many who simply studied the poli…
    - 7 days ago 26 Jul 15, 10:10pm -
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears
    Wilson’s War to #TakeBackOurGirls Continues. Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nigerian government to get them…
    - 8 days ago 25 Jul 15, 8:50pm -
  • Respectability won’t save you
    The events that preceded Sandra Bland’s death have revived an old conversation in black communities: how to make it home after an encounter with the police. Although Bland didn’t lose her life there on the highway where she was pulled over, it wa…
    - 9 days ago 24 Jul 15, 3:05pm -
  • New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows
    Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months of 2014. 13 percent of t…
    - 10 days ago 23 Jul 15, 1:57pm -
  • Real Talk: MoveOn’s Anna Galland on the Bernie/Marty Netroots Nation Fail
    Anyone on the Democratic side running for the White House who wants to create some sort of Black voters crisis-fiasco should do what Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders did this weekend at Netroots Nation.  Anyone looking to build the Obama co…
    - 13 days ago 21 Jul 15, 12:20am -
  • Louis Stokes: Ohio’s First Back Congressman Diagnosed with Cancer
    Today a spokesperson for former Congressman Louis Stokes, Ohio’s first Black Congressman, saying he has been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer.  Stokes in 90 and served in Congress for thirty years, from 1969 to 1999. “He has always stood up…
    - 13 days ago 20 Jul 15, 11:39pm -
  • Duncan Hunter Bill Would Cut Funding for Sanctuary Cities
    In reaction to the alleged murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco last month by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, Rep. Duncan Hunter (D-CA) has offer legislation to cut funding money for “sanctuary cities,” according to The Hill newspaper.  Lop…
    - 13 days ago 20 Jul 15, 10:43pm -
  • #BlackLivesMatter: Protest at Minute Twenty at a Netroots Nation Town Hall
    Today, during one of those all too typical and predictable discussions at a convention where no real hard hitting questions are being asked, there was a demonstration.  This week was filled with news of yet another mysterious death in custody at the…
    - 15 days ago 18 Jul 15, 7:33pm -

The Root

Hinterland Gazette

  • Louisiana Man, Ronnie Barnes, Charged with Hate Crime for Attacking Black Child
    Ronnie Barnes was charged after he attacked a 12-year-old black boy last weekend because of his dreadlocks. He could spend up to six months in jail for a hate crime. WAFB reports the boy’s mother sent him into the Good To Go convenience store i…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jul 15, 11:50am -
  • Confederate Flags Found Around Ebenezer Baptist Church, MLK Center
    Two white men seen placing Confederate flags around Ebenezer Baptist Church. Four Confederate flags were found around the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday. The FBI and Atlanta police have been…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jul 15, 11:00am -
  • Ray Tensing Enters Not Guilty Plea in Samuel DuBose Murder Case
    Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing entered a not guilty plea in the Samuel DuBuse murder case. Tensing was fired from the UC police department following his indictment on a murder charge. He was also charged with one count of…
    - 3 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:44am -
  • Grand Jury Indicts UC Cop Ray Tensing in Samuel Dubose Shooting Death
    A grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of unarmed black man Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop. Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters said people shouldn’t get killed in the United…
    - 4 days ago 29 Jul 15, 1:04pm -
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah, Four Others, Indicted on Rackeetering Charges
    REP. CHAKA FATTAH INDICTED:  Rep. Chaka Fattah and four of his associates have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for “misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.” Another black politic…
    - 4 days ago 29 Jul 15, 12:19pm -

Good Black News

EURweb

  • newBirdman Finally Speaks About Fallout with Lil Wayne (WATCH)
    *Cash Money fans have been patiently observing from the sidelines as Lil Wayne and Birdman’s feud has played out for months now. While Lil Wayne has been expressive in social media, neither he nor Birdman have given an interview about their fallout…
    - 20 mins ago 2 Aug 15, 4:02pm -
  • newPresidential Candidates Stymied by Black Lives Matter Movement
    *(Via LA Time) – Democrats have never been more confident that their chances of hanging onto the White House hinge on black voters, who helped tip key states toward President Obama — but they have never been less confident, it seems, about how to…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 2:36pm -
  • newBounce TV to Launch New Original Series ‘In The Cut’ Tuesday August 25 at 9:00 p.m.
    Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation’s first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, will launch a new original series In The Cut – a half-hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 2:24pm -
  • newJohn Legend Will Executive Produce and Score Slave Drama Series
    *John Legend and his Get Lifted production company will executive produce WGN America’s slave drama “Underground.” He will also oversee all music aspects of the series, a role Kanye West had been in talks for but a deal was never finalized. “…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 12:50pm -
  • newRacist Yells N-word At Black Mom; Lectures Her on Constitution (WATCH)
    *Sheesh, if you have a problem with getting wet, why the hell are you at the beach?! Well, as you’ll find out as you read on, the problem isn’t really about getting wet at the beach per se. Nope, it’s good ol’ fashion racism doing its thing a…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 11:05am -
  • newKelly Price Thinks Cops Need to Throw the book at Nick Gordon (WATCH)
    *Man, talk about being hated by damn near err’body. That’s the position one Nick Gordon finds himself in today in the wake of the death of Bobbi Kristina. Actually it started after she was found face down in a bathtub. The latest to go in on Bobb…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 9:06am -
  • newMichael Gordon Bennett Calls Himself America’s Whitest Black Kid
    *Michael Gordon Bennett has led a chaotic, nomadic, but interesting life. His ups and downs, his bumps and bruises and triumphs and defeats are all chronicled in his very personal tome, 7-10 Split: My Journey As America’s Whitest Black Kid. Bennett…
    - 9 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 6:58am -
  • newFAMU Awarded $675,000, Multi-Year NCAA Academic Grant
    *Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was one of nine NCAA Division I schools awarded more than $4 million in grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees. FAMU was selected from among a competiti…
    - 11 hours ago 2 Aug 15, 5:00am -
  • newNaomi Campbell Still Gets Jitters Before Strutting the Runway
    *Believe it or not, Naomi Campbell still gets jitters before walking the runway. This is shocking news since she’s been in the fashion game for over 30 years. And on top of that, she’s a fashion icon and still one of the world’s greatest superm…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 11:46pm -
  • newWATCH: Leola Brown Goes in on Pat Houston Outside Bobbi Kristina Funeral
    *Leola Brown is a thirsty as hell drama queen or maybe she’s on to something with her fiery accusations against Pat Houston. Either way, she had no hesitation with speaking her mind to assembled reporters out side the Bobbi Kristina Brown funeral s…
    - 19 hours ago 1 Aug 15, 9:14pm -

Black Voice News

  • Laid to Rest, but Never Buried
    Past stories of police shootings in Southern California surface following the Michael Brown funeralEDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a first-person narrative used to highlight the recent discourse surrounding use of police force after of the death o…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:45am -
  • 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…
    - 21 May 14, 2:26pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 Feb 13, 10:59am -
  • 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…
    - 14 Feb 13, 11:37am -
  • 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…
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 26 Sep 12, 7:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 8:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 8:09pm -
  • REDEVELOPMENT MAY NOT BE DEAD AFTER ALL
    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…
    - 19 Sep 12, 7:43pm -
  • STATE LAWMAKERS QUIETLY PASS VOTER PROTECTION BILL
    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 -

Roland Martin

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