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  • newKenya: Makongeni Collapse Death Toll Rises to Four
    [The Star]Three more bodies were recovered on Wednesday night from the building that collapsed in Makongeni estate in Nairobi, raising the death toll to four, Kenya Red Cross has reported.
    - 29 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 2:57am -
  • newSudan: EU Calls for Expanded Arms Embargo on Juba
    [Sudan Tribune]Juba -The European Union has slapped an arms embargo on South Sudan over its failure to resolve the country's ongoing conflict, calling on the international community to also consider taking tougher action. Monday's resolution comes 12…
    - 41 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 2:45am -
  • newSouth Africa: Motorists Set for Fuel Price Bonanza
    [SAPA]International oil prices have dropped steeply and motorists are set for a fuel bonanza in the new year, the Automobile Association said on Wednesday.
    - 1 hour ago 18 Dec 14, 2:13am -
  • newKenya: Wanted - Al-Shabaab Leaders Behind Terror Attacks
    [The Star]THE police have unmasked two al Shabaab terror commanders linked to the spate of attacks in Kenya and appealed for information on their whereabouts.
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • newNigeria: Soldiers Sentenced to Death for Mutiny
    [Vanguard]The General Court Martial sitting at the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja yesterday sentenced 54 soldiers to death after finding them guilty of mutiny. 59 soldiers were on trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit muti…
    - 2 hours ago 18 Dec 14, 1:05am -

Richard Prince's Journal-isms

  • NAHJ's Contreras Resurfaces as Unity President
    December 15, 2014 "Polarizing figure" praised by AAJA, NAJA leaders; Cosby says black-press freelancer duped him; Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journali…
    - 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 5:26pm -
  • Hands Up! Read This!
    December 15, 2014 Richard Prince's Book Notes™: Journalists' Holiday Gifts: Teri Agins, Ruben Castaneda, Farai Chideya, Nick Chiles, Nunyo Demasio, Aud…
    - 3 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:19am -
  • Photographer Michel du Cille Dies Suddenly in Liberia
    December 11, 2014 Three-time Pulitzer winner, of Washington Post, was 58; wealth gap between races has widened since recession; Bailon praised for guiding…
    - 6 days ago 11 Dec 14, 8:29pm -
  • Torture Report Says CIA Misled Media
    December 10, 2014 Senate Democrats' study reveals leaks to journalists; Obama pushes back on contentious anchor Jose Ramos; armed security guards get litt…
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 10:43pm -
  • Obama to BET Viewers: Be Patient on Race
    December 8, 2014 Younger African Americans hear message of racial progress; "four lessons from the media's conflicted coverage of race"; few blacks, white…
    - 9 days ago 8 Dec 14, 10:24pm -
  • Even Conservative Media Criticize Grand Jury
    December 5, 2014 Lack of indictment in Garner case faulted across spectrum; U.S. photojournalist killed in Yemen by Al Qaeda affiliate; FCC approves 10 mi…
    - 12 days ago 5 Dec 14, 11:05pm -
  • How Will New York Compare With Ferguson?
    December 3, 2014 Media attempt perspective after another failure to indict; how federal government racial policies cceated Ferguson; Newseum Collecting ar…
    - 14 days ago 3 Dec 14, 11:16pm -
  • What's the Real Story in Ferguson?
    December 1, 2014 Writer raises questions that get at the "why"; writers tackle "hackneyed" meme about black crime; why Woodward doesn't put "President" wi…
    - 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 12:42am -
  • Ferguson Prompts More Hatin' on the Media
    November 26, 2014 Prosecutor, protesters single out cable news, social media; TV critics home in on Don Lemon gaffes; news organizations launch FergusonNe…
    - 21 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:53pm -
  • Barry Was a Gift to the Media
    November 24, 2014 D.C. journalists say national reporters missed the nuance; CNN, Fox reporters attacked in Ferguson protests; Cosby accusers speak on the…
    - 24 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:11am -
  • Local Stations Spurn Networks, Carry Obama
    November 21, 2014 Rise in viewership approaches 50% on Spanish-language channels; 7 of color apply for buyouts at Philly papers; Cosby developments leave…
    - 26 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • A Bad Day for Don Lemon, Bill Cosby
    November 19, 2014 CNN host sorry for question; beloved dad becomes pariah; broadcast networks opt out of Obama's immigration speech; coverage of Ebola plu…
    - 28 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:43pm -
  • Downsized Unity Shrinks Further: Conventions Out, Ending an Era
    November 17, 2014 Executive director out as part of "restructuring"; journalists unimpeded by Ferguson state of emergency; Cosby's lawyer dismisses "decad…
    - 30 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Advice J-Students Can Take to the Bank
    November 14, 2014 Black columnists offer tips for success in changing field; "What's your propaganda?" filmmaker asks J-students; in Washington Post piece…
    - 33 days ago 14 Nov 14, 10:14pm -
  • Diversity at Top of PBS News Operation
    November 7, 2014 Marie Nelson named VP of news, public affairs; In "Pointergate"; station sees mayor's gesture as gang sign; Hispanics remain Democratic,…
    - 40 days ago 7 Nov 14, 10:33pm -
  • Demographic Changes Trump Midterms
    November 5, 2014 GOP base still a shrinking portion of electorate; landslide thwarts Paul DeMain's bid for Wis. Senate; from Hopis to Gullahs, low-power r…
    - 42 days ago 5 Nov 14, 11:05pm -
  • 43% of Nonvoters Are People of Color
    November 3, 2014 "Vast gulf" in finances between voters, nonvoters; reporter Jonathan Hicks dies at 58, "true Renaissance man"; biographer Whitaker stands…
    - 44 days ago 3 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
  • Mourners Aid Victimized U.S. Journalists
    October 31, 2014 Dominicans embrace Americans after equipment stolen; visiting African sees "hysterical" Ebola coverage in U.S.; editorial writer who cal…
    - 47 days ago 31 Oct 14, 10:28pm -
  • Holder Sees End to Journalist's Prosecution
    October 29, 2014 Attorney general repeats, "No reporter's going to jail"; administration refines practice of leaking to news outlets; Zucker ties CNN spon…
    - 49 days ago 29 Oct 14, 10:28pm -
  • Sister2Sister Magazine Files for Bankruptcy
    October 27, 2014 Publisher says she'll focus on online edition; Native school shooter had "foot in each of two worlds"; Stevie Wonder visits FCC to aid vi…
    - 51 days ago 27 Oct 14, 10:16pm -
  • Radio Host Ballentine Found Guilty of Fraud
    October 24, 2014 "People's lawyer" accused of bilking lenders of $10 million; terrorists targeting Western journalists, FBI warns; leaks on Michael Brown…
    - 54 days ago 24 Oct 14, 10:15pm -
  • 15 More Disinvited in Fear of Ebola
    October 20, 2014 Universities of Ga., South Fla. cancel invitations to Africans; troubles not over for reporter who broke quarantine; NAHJ attracts nearly…
    - 58 days ago 20 Oct 14, 10:56pm -
  • CNN "Reconsidering" NABJ Sponsorships
    October 17, 2014 Journalists say network retaliates after criticism; reports on Ebola turned toward perspective this week; skepticism greets news that Nig…
    - 61 days ago 17 Oct 14, 10:22pm -
  • Disinvited Over Fear of Ebola
    October 16, 2014 J-dean says any decision would leave someone upset (10/16/14); CNN layoffs reach journalists of color; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping pr…
    - 62 days ago 16 Oct 14, 10:10pm -
  • CNN Layoffs Reach Journalists of Color
    October 15, 2014 Velez-Mitchell, Darius Walker hit in ongoing staff cuts; . . . MSNBC says it is keeping promises to Hispanics; journalists robbed, news v…
    - 63 days ago 15 Oct 14, 10:37pm -
  • How Ferguson Cops Bullied the Media
    October 13, 2014 Photographers group fights "catch and release" tactic; hard to show death by Ebola "with the dignity it deserves"; ex-all-news, all-Beyon…
    - 65 days ago 13 Oct 14, 10:35pm -
  • All-News Station Pivots to All-Beyoncé
    October 10, 2014 Don't blame Houston listeners, some tell Radio One; CNN's sole black executive producer quits; Latino, black millennials use phones as to…
    - 68 days ago 10 Oct 14, 10:16pm -
  • CNN's Racial "Atmosphere" Worries NABJ
    October 8, 2014 Fired black producer files $5 million lawsuit; restraints on African news media tighten amid Ebola panic; 70% of blacks say gays sin, but…
    - 70 days ago 8 Oct 14, 10:24pm -
  • An Apology for Whitewashing Slavery
    October 6, 2014 Magazine trashed book on forced free labor, U.S. economy; Boston Herald to meet With NAACP over staff diversity; Turner Broadcasting to cu…
    - 72 days ago 6 Oct 14, 10:46pm -
  • Ben Bradlee Wrestled With Racial Issues
    October 22, 2014 Fabled editor, dead at 93, acknowledged his ignorance; autopsy indicates Michael Brown reached for cop's gun; debate questioners overwhel…
    - 75 days ago 4 Oct 14, 1:36am -

Sahara Reporters

Black Blue Dog

  • Model Chloe Goins Says Bill Cosby Drugged Her And Licked Her Toes In 2008
    Another woman has come forward with claims against Bill Cosby. Chloe Goins, a 24-year-old model and dancer, told The Daily Mail that she attended a party with a friend at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 2008, when she was 18 years o…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:52pm -
  • John Crawford III’s Family Sues Over Killing In Ohio Walmart
    The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside a Wal-Mart filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday charging negligence and violation of the man’s civil rights. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:49pm -
  • Marcus Hubbard Can’t Use Arms, But Faces Gun Possession Charge
    A Salem man who has no use of his arms due to a spinal condition has remained jailed on a gun possession charge in Mercer County for four months despite pleas from his attorney that he should be released without bail. “It shocks the conscience,”…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:42pm -
  • Senate Votes To Extend Tax Breaks Through December
    Banks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals. The last-minute bill would extend the…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:29pm -
  • Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras
    Every Los Angeles police officer will soon be equipped with a body camera, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. Garcetti said at a press conference that the department will buy 7,000 on-body cameras for Los Angeles Police Department officers to exp…
    - 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 10:27pm -

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…
- 12 days ago 5 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
#FergusonOctober: Police Engagement during Moral Monday Action
#FergusonOctober: Police Engagement during Moral Monday ActionBrought to you by RH Reality Check. During the Moral Monday Action things became tense as an officer held the an imaginary line even t...From:TWiB! Presents: B…
- 14 days ago 3 Dec 14, 5:59pm -
#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…
- 15 days ago 3 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
#NoJusticeNoFootball 10:53pm | #BlackLivesMatter #STLdispatch
#NoJusticeNoFootball 10:53pm | #BlackLivesMatter #STLdispatchBrought to you by During a protest outside of the Rams Vs. 49ers game in St. Louis which was part of the #FergusonOctober Weekend of R...From:TWiB! Presents: B…
- 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 9:14am -
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…
- 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 6:15am -
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:972…
- 18 days ago 30 Nov 14, 2:26pm -

Politics 365

  • First #Ferguson Bill Set to Become Law: Deaths in Custody Reporting Act
    First Piece of #Ferguson Related Legislation Passes Congress and Will Become Law. H.R. 1447, the Death in Custody Reporting Act, authored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the Senate (Wednesday) tonight and is on its way to be signed into law. The b…
    - 7 days ago 10 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • #GivingTuesday Spirit With Walmart
    It’s #Giving Tuesday, the global day in which charities, families, businesses and communities unite to celebrate generosity and give back. In the spirit of #Giving Tuesday, Walmart recently launched their Food Pantry Holiday Makeover Campaign- a ca…
    - 15 days ago 2 Dec 14, 6:05pm -
  • #Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green Places St. Louis Rams in Congressional Record
    Ferguson on the House Floor: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Salutes the Rams as he talks on race in America, the U.S. justice system and Ferguson. Rep. Green also placed the names of all five St. Louis Rams players who conducted a “hand up” protest on Sund…
    - 16 days ago 2 Dec 14, 3:01pm -
  • Black Friday Profits Drop 11%, Media Won’t Admit It Could Be Ferguson Boycott
    Black Friday sales were expected to be 3% over what they were in 2013.  They weren’t.  They were down 11%. Was it the Ferguson protest movement — part of which centered around an economic boycott. “After days of stories in the Black media and…
    - 16 days ago 1 Dec 14, 7:47pm -
  • Cyber Monday, Black Friday Raise New Data Security Concerns
    On the heels of Black Friday, and Cyber Monday well underway, the season of shopping and gifting raises new concerns about data security for consumers and corporations alike. According to the Risk:Value Research Report by NTT Com Security (formerly I…
    - 17 days ago 1 Dec 14, 2:40pm -
  • Election Day, Dec. 6: How Will Sen. Mary Landrieu Fare on December 6
    On December 6, Sen. Mary Landrieu will go up against Rep. Bill Cassidy in an election that will decide who will serve Louisiana in the U.S. Senate.  In an interview in early November with Chuck Todd of NBC, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) said that the S…
    - 17 days ago 1 Dec 14, 7:29am -
  • POTUS to Focus on Clay/Cleaver Request on Cops Using War Gear
    President Obama will hold a series of meetings Monday at the White House regarding Ferguson and the many issues arising from the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Many protest rallies and acts of civi…
    - 17 days ago 30 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • “It Doesn’t Add Up” Nancy Grace Slams Darren Wilson’s Testimony
    “There’s nothing here, not even a bruise.” Nancy Grace gives her blunt analysis on Darren Wilson’s testimony.  Several attorneys have commented on the way St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch conducted the non-prosecution “against” Wilson…
    - 19 days ago 29 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • Senate Democrats to Hold #Ferguson Hearing on Dec. 9
    Here’s something you won’t see after January 1, 2015 when the Republicans control the Senate: A hearing on Ferguson.  When Republicans talk about “too much government” their focus is usually on EPA regulations and health care. When it’s t…
    - 19 days ago 29 Nov 14, 8:55am -

The Root

  • newWe Need Black Programming That Reflects Our True Diversity 
    Any cursory check of one’s Facebook or Twitter feeds—or the local newspaper—would reveal an onslaught of images of black men and women either cut down in their prime or engaged in all manner of foolishness. What’s missing is a stream of rich,…
    - 26 mins ago 18 Dec 14, 3:00am -
  • new5 Things You Should Know About the US-Cuba Breakthrough
    In a stunning display of mic-dropping, post-midterm comeback, days before the holiday recess set in, President Barack Obama announced the first massive thaw in tensions between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century.
    - 11 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 4:14pm -
  • newSC Teen George Stinney Jr. Exonerated 70 Years After Execution
    It’s been 70 years since George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old South Carolina boy, faced the electric chair for the 1944 murders of two young white girls in Alcolu, but his name has finally been cleared after a circuit court judge tossed his murder con…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • newHillary Clinton: ‘Black Lives Matter’
    On Tuesday, during her acceptance speech at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights in New York City, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against torture around the world and also noted that “black lives matter,” r…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 2:41pm -
  • newUS to Restore Relations With Cuba After 50-Year Embargo
    In a historic move, replete with Republican controversy, the president announced on Wednesday that he is looking to ease up on sanctions—including economic and travel restrictions—against Cuba, effectively ending a 50-year diplomatic freeze with…
    - 13 hours ago 17 Dec 14, 2:27pm -

Hinterland Gazette

Good Black News


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 -
    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: This System Gives Cops The Right To Use Excessive Force
Roland Martin: This System Gives Cops The Right To Use Excessive ForceRoland Martin appeared on the Dr. Phil show to discuss police brutality and issues of race in America. During this segment of the show, Dr. Phil highlights t...From:Roland Ma…
- 1 day ago 16 Dec 14, 7:42pm -
The Situation In Ferguson Is "Clearly Broken"
The Situation In Ferguson Is "Clearly Broken"Roland Martin, host of "NewsOne Now," Michael Brown's pastor, Carlton Lee, legal analyst Sunny Hostin and former police detective Mike Brooks appeared on the...From:Roland MartinViews:44218ratin…
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:09am -
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…
- 2 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:18am -
Roland Martin On Morning Joe: GOP Using Fear To Seize Political Narrative As Midterms Loom
Roland Martin On Morning Joe: GOP Using Fear To Seize Political Narrative As Midterms LoomRoland Martin appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss Jeremy Peters' New York Times op-ed, "GOP's Campaigns Have Recurring Theme: Be Afraid." The Times'…
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:53pm -
What Are The Possibilities Of Immigration Reform Being Passed?
What Are The Possibilities Of Immigration Reform Being Passed?Roland Martin joined the crew on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the possibility of immigration reform being passed. Martin explained there are enough Repub...From:Roland MartinVie…
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 10:49pm -
Restaurant Brawl Ensues After Law Students Are Confronted By Police Officers
Restaurant Brawl Ensues After Law Students Are Confronted By Police OfficersDr. Phil, Roland Martin, New Orleans Saints TE Benjamin Watson, former police detective Mike Brooks discuss a potentially deadly encounter between two colleg...From:Rol…
- 2 days ago 15 Dec 14, 6:46pm -