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  • newKenya: Red Cross Calls on President to Send Troops for Clan Clashes
    [IRIN]Nairobi -Frustrated by a resurgence of intercommunal conflict, Kenya's top humanitarian official has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to make good on a threat to deploy the army in perennially restive areas in the country's northeast.
    - 1 hour ago 1 Sep 14, 8:36am -
  • newSomalia: Al-Shabaab Attack Intelligence HQ
    [RFI]Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday. At least 12 people were killed including seven of the al-Shehab attackers, according to the authorities.
    - 1 hour ago 1 Sep 14, 8:26am -
  • newSouth Sudan: Rebels Warn of 'Full-Scale' War As Sanctions Loom
    [Sudan Tribune]Kampala -South Sudanese rebels led by former vice-president, Riek Machar have warned of "full-scale" war against government forces, days after negotiations between the two rivals were pushed by East African regional mediators to 13 Sep…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 6:22am -
  • newAfrica: Nobel Laureate - Education the Path to Lower Inequality
    [SciDev.Net]As globalisation is failing to reduce income inequality, governments should focus on educating low-skilled workers to ensure a fairer distribution of income, according to a Nobel Laureate.
    - 4 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 5:09am -
  • newAfrica: No Economic Reason to Delay Climate Action - Global Commission
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Acting to curb climate change makes economic sense, even before counting the benefits of lower risks from climate threats, an upcoming report by leading financial, business and political officials will say.
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 5:02am -
  • newLesotho: Regional Ministers Meet Over Lesotho
    []Pretoria -Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) states are meeting in Pretoria this morning to discuss the reported "coup" in Lesotho.
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 5:01am -
  • newSudan: Hundreds Killed in Darfur Clashes
    [Sudan Tribune]Ed-Daein -The United Nations has said that more than 300 people were killed and hundreds others injured in recent fighting between Rizeigat and Ma'alia tribes in East Darfur state.
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 5:00am -
  • newCentral Africa: Rwandan Rebels Disarm But Future Uncertain
    [African Arguments]In July 1994, with the RPF was about to win the war against the Habyarimana regime and thus put an end to the genocide, a massive exodus of Hutu refugees took place to Rwanda's neighbours. The vast majority of them, about two milli…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 4:56am -
  • newCongo-Kinshasa: Chimpanzees Airlifted From DR Congo Supermarket to Sanctuary
    [UNEP]Two chimpanzees that spent the past year living behind a supermarket in Kinshasa were airlifted by United Nations peacekeepers on 24 August to a permanent sanctuary in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, in a joint effort between the Cong…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 4:48am -
  • newEgypt: Varsity Bans Student Politics
    [Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Cairo University will abolish student groups that are affiliated with political parties starting the new academic year, Gaber Nasser, university head, told a state-owned news channel on Sunday night.
    - 5 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 4:28am -
  • newSouth Africa: Buses Set Alight, Drivers Beaten
    [SAPA]Cape Town -Seven buses were set alight and four others badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning, Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) said.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 4:02am -
  • newSouth Africa: Jesus Must Return: Zuma
    [SAPA]President Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody's sins, Beeld reported on Monday.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 3:44am -
  • newLesotho: What's Going on in Lesotho? A Rough Guide
    [The Daily Vox]Lesotho just had a lazy weekend jol that's looking kind of like it could be a coup. I know. What the shit, right? And on a Saturday morning, too.
    - 6 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 3:34am -
  • newAfrica: 'Not a Conference, a Conversation'
    [allAfrica]Addis Ababa -Agriculture. Food security. Small-scale farmers. Agriculture research. Did your eyes glaze over? Thought so. The agriculture sector still struggles to shake the perception of being dull and tedious, which poses a key challenge…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 2:36am -
  • newLesotho: 'Return to Barracks,' Says Commonwealth
    [Commonwealth]Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today deplored the reported attempt at a military coup in Lesotho
    - 8 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 1:50am -
  • newLesotho: UN Calls for Dialogue Over Crisis
    [UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday about the reported military takeover in the southern African nation of Lesotho, and called on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.
    - 8 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 1:48am -
  • newAfrica: How Africa is Losing the Ebola Battle
    [allAfrica]A combination of fear of the Ebola virus, weak public infrastructures in three of the world's poorest countries, and a slow response by the international public health community and world governments is reversing real progress in Liberia,…
    - 19 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 2:49pm -
  • newSouth Sudan: Cholera Down but Malaria and Parasitic Disease Up - MSF
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Nairobi -South Sudan's cholera crisis is waning but humanitarian workers are now battling increased cases of malaria and the parasitic disease kala azar, with children most affected.
    - 19 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 2:26pm -
  • newZimbabwe: Opposition Parties in Disarray
    [Zimbabwe Standard]Zimbabwe's opposition parties are in serious disarray and are fast becoming irrelevant to the struggle for survival which the people are engaged in on a daily basis.
    - 19 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 2:23pm -
  • newEgypt: Generals Drawn Out By Libyan Islamist Threat
    [African Arguments]For decades, Egypt has felt like a world unto itself. The state's preoccupations were internal: containing protests and arresting its critics and alleged terrorists. National concerns revolved around the availability of bread and w…
    - 19 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 2:21pm -
  • newMozambique: Guebuza Urges Tolerance in Election Campaign
    [AIM]Maputo -Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has urged all candidates, leaders and members of political parties, and Mozambican citizens in general, to behave in a civil and tolerant manner during the general election campaign which began throug…
    - 20 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 1:19pm -
  • newLesotho: Leaders 'Due to Talk' Following Alleged Coup
    [Deutsche Welle]Leaders of the tiny African nation of Lesotho were reported to be gathering in neighboring South Africa to talk through a political standoff. The country's prime minister has accused his deputy of planning a coup.
    - 21 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 1:08pm -
  • newSomalia: 11 Killed As Militants Attack Prison
    [VOA]At least 11 people are dead after Somali security forces repelled an attack on a prison housing al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu.
    - 22 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 11:19am -
  • newAfrica: Citizens Call to Action on Ebola - Petition
    [allAfrica]As the Ebola virus becomes an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions and and economic well-being in Africa, we stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens in the countries victimized by this deadly dis…
    - 22 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 11:16am -
  • newLiberia: Govt Adds New Ebola Centres As It Tries to Contain Outbreak
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Liberia is building five new Ebola treatment centres each with capacity for 100 beds as it struggles to contain the spread of world's biggest outbreak of the deadly disease, government and health officials said on S…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 10:58am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • Bombshell Suit Against "White People" Magazine
    August 22, 2014 Complaint cites story choices, pale Time Inc. leadership;'s D.C. restructuring means fewer blacks; ACLU says Ferguson events brou…
    - 9 days ago 22 Aug 14, 10:10pm -
  • "Why Police Will Continue to Arrest Journalists"
    August 20, 2014 In Ferguson, press corps has become its own story; AP decides not to refer to Brown, 18, as "teenager"; Native American sees parallels in…
    - 11 days ago 20 Aug 14, 10:39pm -
  • NBC Returning the Grio to Original Owners
    August 18, 2014 Revamp to feature breaking news video, tie to social media; blacks, whites divided on significance of Ferguson; . . . police continue to t…
    - 13 days ago 18 Aug 14, 10:28pm -
  • Do Asian American Journalists Have a Stake in Ferguson Story?
    August 15, 2014 Police slaying, aftermath are Topic A outside convention; after delays, police name officer who killed Michael Brown; Balta, Ericksen deba…
    - 16 days ago 16 Aug 14, 12:09am -
  • 2 Reporters Detained, Released in Ferguson
    August 13, 2014 Washington Post's Lowery tweets he "can't shake anger"; AP journalist is first reporter killed in Israel-Gaza conflict; key figure in stor…
    - 18 days ago 13 Aug 14, 10:55pm -
  • St. Louis Teen's Killing Raises Newsroom Diversity Issue
    August 11, 2014 Editor says inclusion could increase community contacts; 13 editors go on record about diversity in their newsrooms; do Latinos dance in c…
    - 20 days ago 11 Aug 14, 11:53pm -
  • NAHJ Co-Founder Calls Award to Fox a "Farce"
    August 9, 2014 Charles Ericksen says media firms don't deserve honors (8/9/14); MSNBC chief promises change for Latinos; Latinos-as-white stories called d…
    - 22 days ago 10 Aug 14, 1:34am -
  • MSNBC Chief Promises Change for Latinos
    August 8, 2014 Griffin pledges that show hosts will meet with Hispanics; Latinos-as-white stories called damaging as well as wrong; Barnett named executi…
    - 23 days ago 8 Aug 14, 10:50pm -
  • Journalists' Role Reversal: Dining at White House
    August 6, 2014 8 from Fourth Estate join 400 honoring African leaders; . . . "pool" report gives press corps lowdown on the dinner; after corporate split,…
    - 25 days ago 6 Aug 14, 10:33pm -
  • Grio Columnist Makes Plagiarism Accusation; Howard U. Radio Station Apologizes
    August 4, 2014 WHUR-FM removes disputed posting; website spotlights "qualified," savvy journalists of color; . . . consider diversity when deciding on mak…
    - 27 days ago 4 Aug 14, 10:27pm -
  • NABJ Gives "Thumbs Down" Award to NPR
    August 2, 2014 Al Jazeera America praised for "best practices" (8/2/14); Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by "smart-ass white boys" remarks of 30 years ago;…
    - 29 days ago 3 Aug 14, 12:44am -
  • Right About "Smart-Ass White Boys"
    August 1, 2014 Andrew Young, at NABJ, stands by words of 30 years ago; NABJ members vote to penalize errant board reps (8/1/14); NABJ, NAHJ move toward…
    - 30 days ago 2 Aug 14, 6:41am -
  • NABJ, NAHJ Move Toward Joint Convention
    July 31, 2014 Meeting could assemble most journalists of color since '08 (7/31/14)
    - 32 days ago 31 Jul 14, 3:33pm -
  • Penalized for Diversity!
    July 28, 2014 Study: Advocacy backfires on those who are not white men; . . . . newspaper journalists of color increase by 1 percent; . . . in local radio…
    - 34 days ago 28 Jul 14, 10:14pm -
  • 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 39 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 44 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…
    - 46 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 67 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 74 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…
    - 76 days ago 16 Jun 14, 10:35pm -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

  • Charmella Triggs, Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard Hid Stolen Rolexes In Vaginas: Cops
    Three women are accused of stealing two Rolex watches from a pair of male tourists by hiding the timepieces in two of the suspects’ sex organs. The alleged robberies took place Aug. 17 at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. Two of the suspects, Charmel…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:55am -
  • 5-Year-Old Brings Loaded Gun To School
    A kindergarten student in Pennsylvania brought a loaded revolver to school on Monday, according to authorities. Police in Aliquippa, a city northwest of Pittsburgh, said the gun was found in the 5-year-old’s backpack after a friend told a teacher…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:51am -
  • ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Defines New Show And Responds To Critics
    This fall, ABC will add more diversity to its slate of programming with the new family sitcom “black-ish.” Starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne, and executive produced by Larry Wilmore and “America’s Next Top Mo…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:46am -
  • Boy, 11, fights back after he says a man pulled him into a car after school
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are looking for a man who picked up a boy on his way home from school. The man approached 11-year-old George Boyd in an alley and asked where he was going. Boyd tried to ignore the stranger but he pulled the boy into his…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:43am -
  • NY Jets will have to live with mistake of not bringing Darrelle Revis back
    Rex Ryan has the worst cornerback situation in his six years as the Jets head coach, maybe the worst in the league, so Woody Johnson and John Idzik look pretty petty now for dismissing Darrelle Revis when he pursued returning to the team in March. Re…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:38am -
  • British LGBT activist woman held captive by family to ‘cure’ her gayness is heading back to the U.K., friends say
    A British woman who was being held captive in the Democratic Republic of Congo so she can be “cured of gayness” is now safe, her girlfriend claimed. Christina Fonthes, from Manchester, northern England, traveled to Africa earlier this month with…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 1:27am -
  • Family Sues Cops After Death Of Gregory Towns Jr. While In Custody
    ATLANTA (AP) — The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family’s lawyer said. The lawsuit, which was filed in Fulton County Super…
    - 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 9:12pm -
  • The Antidote for ‘Anaconda’ and Minaj
    Yes, that’s Jill Scott, not Nicki Minaj. I call “Rolling Hills” the antidote for “Anaconda.” Watch and learn. If you still want to see “Anaconda” after Jill sets you straight, you’ll have to find it. I watched the Minaj twerk fest o…
    - 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 9:10pm -
  • Have Faith in Aaron McGruder’s Black Jesus
    Just about everyone in Black Jesus is selfish. But Black Jesus still has faith. Jesus’ flawed, albeit loyal friends (disciples?)—ex-con Fish (Andra Fuller), slacker Jason (Antwon Tanner), gal-pal Maggie (Kali Hawk) and drunkard Boonie (Corey Ho…
    - 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 9:06pm -
  • Study Shows Most White Americans Have Don’t Have Black Friends
    We think that America is a post-racial society, since those were the buzzwords present in media when we got our first black president.  But any observant person knows that most of this isn’t true, and America is still quite segregated.  Wealth, e…
    - 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 8:43pm -

News One

This Week In Blackness

#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Snippet) | #TWIBnation
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Snippet) | #TWIBnationSupport Independent Media: http://http// At approximately 2am Central during the live broadcast of TWiB's dispatch from #Ferguson @Awkward_Du...From:TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVV…
- 2 days ago 29 Aug 14, 11:36pm -
Morgan Freeman is Wrong | #ablackshow
Morgan Freeman is Wrong | #ablackshowWatch #ablackshow Fridays at 11pm ET/8pm PT on Free Speech TV.! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews:1581…
- 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 6:12am -
#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:1268…
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 4:07pm -
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Low Quality Video)
#FergusonDispatch: Gassed (Low Quality Video)Support Independent Media. I didn't have a better night lens or light kit on me when we got to this area of Ferguson. We were broadca...From:TWiB! Presents: BLACKNESS.TVViews…
- 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:01am -
Dear "Dr." James David Manning... A.K.A. Dr. #HomoDemons | This @WeekInBlackness
Dear "Dr." James David Manning... A.K.A. Dr. #HomoDemons | This @WeekInBlackness Apparently Youtube beef is what's hot in the streets now. Host Elon James...From:…
- 8 days ago 24 Aug 14, 11:27am -
#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 24 Aug 14, 10:56am -

Politics 365

  • Race and Politics: GOP Black Outreach Ends in Ferguson, Missouri
    Ferguson and the GOP.  Suddenly, tank-like military vehicles rolling down an American street isn’t too much government.  After the killing of Mike Brown, it’s been quite intriguing to think back on all the times when “conservative” lawmaker…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 9:01am -
  • AZ Superintendent who pushed ban on Mexican American studies loses GOP primary
    On Tuesday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost in the primary election. This defeat came after Huppenthal admitted to making offensive comments on blogs under a pseudonym saying that welfare recipients were “lazy pigs…
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 8:55am -
  • Solarize or Polarize? The Truth About Solar in North Carolina
    In North Carolina the state is getting more and more of its energy from the sun. The Tar Heel State currently ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to solar installations, right alongside states like California and Arizona. But as many are discove…
    - 6 days ago 26 Aug 14, 9:59am -
  • Raising Black Sons in Light of…
    By: Jolanda Jones As a single mom of a Black man, business owner, lawyer, former city council member, US Track & Field member, and human rights activist, I was asked to be an expert panelist, on our local television affiliate, on raising black sons i…
    - 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 2:39pm -
  • Third Insane Incident of Brutality Involving #Ferguson Police Surfaces
    For a small police force of only 53 people, the Ferguson Police Department’s officers appear to have a talent for being involved in alleged incidents of misconduct and brutality that are the catalyst of lawsuits. In three separate incidents brought…
    - 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 12:07pm -
  • Police Brutality: National Bar Assoc. to Target 25 Cities for Records
    Next Monday, the National Bar Association will start filing open records requests in cities with a bad history regarding police brutality.   Those cities are: Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AR, Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; San Jose, CA; Washingt…
    - 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 8:55am -
  • St. Louis Native Rep. Maxine Waters: Honor Mike Brown But Take Action
    Yesterday at Peacefest in St. Louis, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who is originally from St. Louis, told the crowd to honor Michael Brown by taking action.   Voter registration has been a major theme in the weeks after the shooting death of Brown, wh…
    - 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 8:10am -
  • After Mike Brown and Eric Garner Cases My Brother’s Keeper Critics Go Silent
    A recent criticism of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative is that it doesn’t include girls.  The focus of the program is on Black and Brown men.  Now, with the events surrounding the deaths of Eric Garner in New York in mid-July…
    - 7 days ago 25 Aug 14, 7:49am -
  • Republicans Seek to Curtail Spectrum Ownership by Small Businesses
    In the weeks following the Federal Communications Commission’s waiver of its Attributable Material Relationship (AMR) rule for Designated Entities (DEs) Republican policymakers are seeking to undermine opportunities for small business owners to be…
    - 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 6:30pm -
  • #Ferguson: Past is Prologue
    “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…
    - 10 days ago 22 Aug 14, 12:41pm -
  • #Ferguson: Kajieme Powell Video Reveals 4 Inaccuracies in Story Told By Police
    Kajieme Powell’s Last 14 Seconds.  On Tuesday, Police in St. Louis responded to a call involving a man who had allegedly stolen two drinks and a doughnut from a store and was “acting erratically.”   That man, Kajieme Powell, 25, was shot dea…
    - 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 5:47am -
  • In #Ferguson, AG Eric Holder Says He Too Has Experienced Racial Profiling
    Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., today regarding the August 9th shooting death of Mike Brown, 18. Brown was shot by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.  Since the day of the shooting there have been long nights of protest and…
    - 12 days ago 20 Aug 14, 5:39pm -
  • Georgia teens create app to document police encounters
    A group of concerned Georgia high school students decided to channel their energy into creating an app to report police interactions in the aftermath of the police violence in Ferguson, Mo. According to a report at For Harriet: “14-year-old Parkvie…
    - 14 days ago 18 Aug 14, 1:20am -
  • New Solar Financing Model Seeks to Disrupt a Disruptive Technology
    Arizona Public Service (APS) is attempting to revolutionize the rooftop solar market in Arizona. In a recent proposal to state regulators, APS laid out the utility’s planned entrance into the solar leasing sector. APS’s plan has the potential to…
    - 17 days ago 15 Aug 14, 2:00pm -

The Root

  • newAt least 6 Ferguson Cops Named in Civil Rights Suits
    Besides Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., officer who killed unarmed Michael Brown earlier this month, six others on the same force have been named in civil rights lawsuits alleging the use of excessive force, the Washington Post reports.
    - 21 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 12:47pm -
  • new2nd NYPD Death Ruled Homicide
    The death of a 45-year-old man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in July in New York City has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner’s office, according to CNN.
    - 22 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 11:17am -
  • 11 Shot in Chicago as Labor Day Weekend Kicks Off
    As the long holiday weekend kicked off, at least one person was killed and 10 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago, according to NBC Chicago.
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 9:32am -
  • 11 Shot in Chicago as Labor Day Weekend Kicks Off
    As the long holiday weekend kicked off, at least one person was killed and 10 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago, according to NBC Chicago.
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 9:25am -
  • Whites Should Learn Our History to Understand Our Pain
    When I was a very young boy, I decided that it would be fun to draw swastika images on various objects that I owned. My parents were outraged and made me remove every one. Realizing that I had no idea what I had done wrong, my dad sat me down and exp…
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 7:57am -
  • Michael Sam: What's Next?
    Now that Michael Sam has been cut by the St. Louis Rams, questions abound about what’s next for the defensive end who earlier this year became the NFL’s first openly gay player. And Twitter reaction to the Rams' decision was decidedly mixed.
    - 1 day ago 31 Aug 14, 7:57am -
  • Michael Sam Cut By St. Louis Rams
    "It was a football decision." With those words St. Louis Rams coach Mike Fisher announced that defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, fell short of making the 53-man roster for the team. Fisher praised Sam's pre-se…
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 5:59pm -
  • St. Louis County Officer in Bigoted Video Rant Retires
    A St. Louis County police officer, who pushed a television journalist on live television in Ferguson, Mo., and was recently suspended after a bigoted videotaped rant, has retired, the Huffington Post reports.
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 1:16pm -
  • Watch: Fatal Shooting by Off-Duty Chicago Cop Sparks Calls for Justice
    Marlon Horton was unarmed when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with an off-duty Chicago police officer last year. And a recently released video recording of the incident has reignited the family’s call for justice, according to Fox Ch…
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 11:39am -
  • Swaziland’s Royal Family Slammed for Opulent Lifestyle
    Swaziland’s royal family has found itself ensnared in the firm grip of social media users who are determined to expose the lavish lifestyle of “Africa’s last absolute monarch,” while most of the country's people barely subsist on $1 a day per…
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 9:56am -
  • $40,000,000 Civil Rights Suit Filed Against Ferguson
    It was bound to happen. A group of demonstrators have filed a $40 million lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., and its police department in the aftermath of days of angry protests that swept through the city this month.
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 8:17am -
  • The Weight of Words: New Course Tackles Writers’ Impact on Black History
    Literature—regardless of how it is delivered, whether in song, sermon, novel, short story, poem or essay—has the unique ability to inform, to uplift, and to shape our opinions and worldviews.
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 3:03am -
  • Black Men: 'I'm Tired of Feeling Like Someone's Enemy'
    (Editor’s note: We began this summer with a commemoration of Freedom Summer, 50 years after blood was shed on Southern soil to insure our inalienable right to vote as citizens of these United States. We end this summer with renewed cries for freedo…
    - 3 days ago 29 Aug 14, 2:06pm -
  • Why Did My Great-Granddad Change His Name?
    Dear Professor Gates:
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  • We Want a Future Without Fergusons
    Since the tragic police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, we have heard time and time again that his brutal death unearthed the pain of old wounds. But those wounds are anything but old.
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 5:02pm -
  • Black Owners Say Racist Graffiti Was Spray-Painted on Their Chicago Restaurant  
    According to the owners, Nouveau Tavern is the only black-owned restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Because of that, they believe, they are being targeted for racially motivated harassment, reports CBS Chicago.
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  • Philadelphia Cop Files Police-Brutality Lawsuit
    Brandon Ruff, a police officer in Philadelphia, has filed a lawsuit against his own department for assault.
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 2:13pm -
  • The Game, Diddy, DJ Khaled, TGT and More Collaborate on Michael Brown Tribute ‘Don’t Shoot’
    Michael Brown's death appears to be sparking an entire cultural movement, particularly among black musicians.
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  • Watch: Police Defend Arrest of Black Man Reportedly Tased in Front of His Kids
    Updated Aug. 29, 9:10 a.m. EDT: St. Paul Minnesota police issued a statement on their Facebook page defending the arrest of Chris Lollie in January of this year. The statement was reported by the Minneapolis City Pages.
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 12:41pm -
  • Study: Whites Have 1 Black Friend; Blacks Have 8 White Friends
    When Beverly Daniel Tatum published Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? back in 2003, she used some statistical evidence to explain why black and white students self-segregate and also relied on anecdotes from her experienc…
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 9:01am -
  • Black American Fighting for ISIS in Syria Is Killed 
    There was the idea that if the jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, was able “to turn” an American—that is, win over his or her support—it would then use the American to orchestrate a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 7:51am -
  • The Growing Movement to Make Attacks Against Homeless People a Hate Crime
    Seven states are looking to stop attacks on homeless people who are being targeted because of their race, religion and sexual orientation. Alaska, California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island and Washington have all tweaked their hate crime law…
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  • Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’
    It struck some people as an oxymoron. They couldn’t wrap their minds around how the words “black women” and “privilege” were being used in the same sentence in this article, let alone how they were being used to describe anything having to…
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  • Have Faith in Aaron McGruder’s Black Jesus 
    Just about everyone in Black Jesus is selfish. But Black Jesus still has faith.
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 3:03am -
  • In Ferguson and the Entire Nation, Institutional Racism Extends Far Beyond Law Enforcement
    The tragic events unfolding in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting death of a young African-American man have ignited a national conversation around deeply rooted racial tensions in America. On Monday at Michael Brown’s funeral, where thou…
    - 4 days ago 28 Aug 14, 3:03am -

Hinterland Gazette

  • newRapper Snoop Dogg in Whiteface, Funny or Racist?
    SNOOP DOGG IN WHITEFACE: Most blacks hate blackface, so should whites be upset over Snoop Dogg (Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, etc.) in whiteface? Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., has a new name — Todd. Snoop Dogg posted a series of “…
    - 20 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 2:05pm -
  • newSan Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence
    San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was booked on allegations of felony domestic violence following an arrest at his home Sunday morning in San Jose. The 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued the following statement: “The 49ers…
    - 20 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 1:17pm -
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Obama Might Be “Too Cautious” on ISIS Threat
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said ISIS poses a real threat and chides President Obama as being “too cautious” in his response to the militant group. Feinstein was interviewed by Andrea Mitchell fo…
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  • Masked CA Cop Gregory Thompson Accused Of Beating Woman With Baseball Bat
    Walnut Creek CA police officer Gregory Thompson is accused of beating a woman with a baseball bat while wearing a mask on August 16. Another rogue cop who is breaking the very law he is in charge of upholding. Neighbor Jason Peneyra said, “Police c…
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 4:47pm -
  • Hundreds March in Ferguson to Remember Michael Brown 3 Weeks After Shooting
    Hundreds march in Ferguson to remember slain teen Michael Brown, three weeks after he was gunned down by white officer Darren Wilson. Marchers include his mother, Lesley McSpadden. Signs called for an end to racial profiling. The march, a protest “…
    - 2 days ago 30 Aug 14, 4:22pm -

Good Black News


  • newRatchet: Women Hide Stolen Rolexes in their U-Know-Whats in Vegas Heist (Video)
    *This story is further evidence that we’re living in  strange times. Three women in Las Vegas: Bryanna Warren, Trinity Kennard and Charmella Triggs have been arrested after getting with several tourist men, stealing their watches and then smuggli…
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  • newHillary Got it Right on Ferguson and Race
    *Hillary Clinton was pilloried and battered for days on end for not uttering a peep about the Michael Brown slaying, the Ferguson disorders, and most importantly race. Clinton took heat on this for the simple reason that she almost certainly will run…
    - 4 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 6:04am -
  • newTHE (09-01-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board
    *Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in gene…
    - 7 hours ago 1 Sep 14, 3:01am -
  • newRapper Chingy Has A Degree In Astrology! (Watch)
    *Who knew? Last time we saw Chingy he was on VH1‘s “Couples Therapy: Season 3.” The rapper sat down with to talk about his new music, the future of Hip Hop and shared a few of his favorite things. What new projects are you working…
    - 10 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 11:16pm -
  • newWesley Snipes Gets Served Legally At ‘The Expendables 3’ Premiere
    *Just when you think he’s in the clear from the law, up comes another legal situation for Wesley Snipes to deal with. RadarOnline reports Snipes was served with legal papers while walking the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film, “The…
    - 12 hours ago 31 Aug 14, 9:53pm -

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…
    - 4 days ago 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 -
    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 -
    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

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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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:…
- 11 days ago 21 Aug 14, 9:38am -
O'Jays, Family Respond To TV One's Unsung On Gerald Levert: Reggie Levert & Ed Gordon
O'Jays, Family Respond To TV One's Unsung On Gerald Levert: Reggie Levert & Ed GordonReggie Levert and Ed Gordon share their feelings about the loss of Gerald Levert and react to TV One's recent airing of Unsung on Gerald Levert.From:Roland Mar…
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O’Bannon Lawyer Slams NCAA “Hypocrisy” in Profiting Off Of Student Athletes [12.5.13]
O’Bannon Lawyer Slams NCAA “Hypocrisy” in Profiting Off Of Student Athletes [12.5.13]Colleges can earn an unending amount of profits from their student athletes long after they stop playing game, via video games, jersey sales, TV broadcasts…
- 18 days ago 13 Aug 14, 10:32pm -
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…
- 20 days ago 12 Aug 14, 7:31pm -
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:236920ratingsTime:01:54More inNews & Politics
- 26 days ago 6 Aug 14, 8:23pm -